Health

Emirates Red Crescent sends anti-cholera medicines to Yemen

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 21:04

Aden, June 9 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), a volunteer humanitarian organisation in Dubai, has sent a new shipment of antibiotics to combat cholera in the Yemen as part of the UAE's efforts to contain the epidemic.

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Correct CPAP device important for treatment of sleep apnea: Doctors

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:20

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) As 15-20 per cent children in Delhi's private schools suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a leading pulmonologist on Thursday urged people with the disorder to choose the correct CPAP device for its treatment for a good sleep.

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Tobacco use among minors down by 54%, says Nadda

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:14

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Conferred with the WHO Director-General's Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control on Thursday, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said that there has been a 54 per cent relative reduction in prevalence of tobacco use among minors.

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Researchers find new potential target for cancer treatment

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:44

London, June 6 (IANS) Paving the way for developing highly specific cancer drugs with fewer side-effects, researchers have discovered that cancer cells and normal cells use different 'gene switches' in order to regulate the expression of genes that control growth.

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Researchers develop battery-less pacemaker

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:46

New York, June 6, Researchers have developed a wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart.

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Cirrhosis of liver may increase risk of stroke

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:38

New York, June 6, Older adults suffering from cirrhosis -- the severe scarring of the liver -- may be at an increased risk of stroke, especially hemorrhagic, a study has found.

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Chronic pain may increase dementia risk in elderly

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:38

New York, June 6 (IANS) Older adults with persistent pain show quicker memory decline as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later, an indication that chronic pain could be related to changes in the brain, researchers have found.

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