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Misuse of antibiotics in poultry farms i New Delhi, Aug 31 (IBNS): The misuse of antibiotics in food animals, especially for meat and poultry production, is a global problem and a serious threat to public health. 31-Aug-2017
New app could use smartphone selfies to Washington, Aug 29 (IBNS): Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses — with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent — in part because there are no telltale symptoms or non-invasive screening tools to catch a tumor before it spreads. 29-Aug-2017
Surgeons urged to create new knowledge Mumbai, Aug 28 (IBNS): Five centuries ago, India was regarded as a fount of knowledge where scholars would come to imbibe wisdom. Given that it is home to the largest number of doctors, engineers and software professionals in the world, it can easily reclaim its ancient position as the knowledge hub of the world. 28-Aug-2017
An unlikely tool to combat diabetes is c London, Aug 27 (IBNS): What if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It’s crazy enough to laugh off. 27-Aug-2017
Most U.S. teens are getting cancer-preve New York, Aug 27 (IBNS): Six out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for their children, according to a report published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends parents get two doses of HPV vaccine for their children at ages 11 or 12 to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections. Although most children are getting their first dose of HPV vaccine, many children are not completing the vaccination series. 27-Aug-2017
Ringing in ears keeps brain more at atte New York, Aug 27 (IBNS): Tinnitus, a chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears, has eluded medical treatment and scientific understanding. 27-Aug-2017
Outdoor light at night linked with incre Boston, Aug 26 (IBNS): Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast cancer than those living in areas with lower levels, according to a large long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The link was stronger among women who worked night shifts. 26-Aug-2017
Common flame retardant chemicals may red Boston, Aug 26 (IBNS): Women with higher urinary concentrations of a common type of flame retardant had reduced likelihood of clinical pregnancy and live birth than those with lower concentrations, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 26-Aug-2017
Migraine: Women more likely than men to New Delhi, Aug 26 (IBNS): Women are more likely to experience headaches than their male counterparts, says a recent article. 26-Aug-2017
Belly fat can increase cancer risk, find New York, Aug 25 (IBNS): It’s been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn’t been fully explained. 25-Aug-2017
Caffeine tempers taste, triggering tempt Ithaca, Aug 25 (IBNS): Caffeine, the widely consumed stimulant and igniter of sluggish mornings, has been found to temper taste buds temporarily, making food and drink seem less sweet, according to new Cornell University research. 25-Aug-2017
Kolkata: Care IVF first in Eastern India Kolkata, Aug 25 (IBNS): Kolkata-based Care IVF, which was declared as the leading in-vitro fertilization (IVF) center two years in a row, in the National Fertility Sciences Surveys conducted by a key Indian media house, has now become the first center in Eastern India to receive dual accreditation for ASIC and ISO 9001:2015. 25-Aug-2017
Experts raise alarm on malnutrition, cal New Delhi, Aug 24 (IBNS): Several experts and researchers in malnutrition assembled ahead of the National Nutrition Week (Sept 1-7) at a workshop organized by the humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger (India) to discuss various aspects of what they called “a silent emergency.” 24-Aug-2017
Canadian children’s nutrition suffers Toronto, Aug 23 (IBNS): Canadian children don’t eat enough vegetables, fruit and dairy products during school hours, causing them to fall short of several daily dietary recommendations on school days, a new UBC study has found. 23-Aug-2017
CAMH study shows global estimates of Fet Toronto, Aug 23 (IBNS): Globally, nearly eight out of every 1,000 children in the general population is estimated to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). 23-Aug-2017
To increase Oral Health awareness, more Kolkata, Aug 22 (IBNS): Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, market leader in Oral Care, in partnership with Indian Dental Association (IDA) Madras, Rotary 3232 and the Faculty of Dental Sciences- Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), came together to generate awareness on preventive Oral health and hygiene by creating an Asia Record in the city, on Aug 19, 2017. 22-Aug-2017
Maharashtra: JSW Foundation announces J Mumbai, Aug 22 (IBNS): JSW Foundation, the social development arm of JSW Group, announced its plan to establish a 123-bed multispecialty Jindal Sanjeevani Hospital at Dolvi in Maharastra. 22-Aug-2017
New Delhi: SPPC to promote healthy livin New Delhi, Aug 22 (IBNS): Institutes like Swami Paramanand Prakritik Chikitsalaya (SPPC) believe in the ideology of a healthy lifestyle, which is very important for today's society, said Union Minister Piyush Goyal while attending the first anniversary celebration of Delhi’s largest naturopathy and ayurvedic hospital. 22-Aug-2017
Study shows how food preservatives may d Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IBNS): Can chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be "yes." But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles — until now. 20-Aug-2017
J P Nadda chairs high level review meeti New Delhi, Aug 18 (IBNS): J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare held a high level meeting to review the activities for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya and swine flu) in Delhi, here on Friday. 18-Aug-2017
Large asteroid to safely pass Earth on S Washington, Aug 18 (IBNS): Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances), said NASA. 18-Aug-2017
Sleep helps infants with language develo New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): Babies’ brains do astonishing things during sleep. New research out of Leipzig at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) found that babies can associate meanings to words between six and eight months of age. This skill was previously only seen in older children and adults. 16-Aug-2017
The Medical Dilemma: What Doctors Feel President Pranab Mukherjee speaking at the closing ceremony of the bicentenary celebrations of the diocese of Calcutta in 2015 highlighted the pluralistic nature of the society. He said that the social fabric of our country would remain strong if every individual can live without "fear and prejudice". 16-Aug-2017
Heavily used pesticide linked to breathi London, Aug 15 (IBNS): Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley. 15-Aug-2017
Long-term diabetes complication: Liver i Berlin, Aug 15 (IBNS): Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. 15-Aug-2017
Study finds opinion and emotion in tweet Washington, Aug 15 (IBNS): In the future, public health workers could monitor trends on social media to quickly identify a rise of influenza, depression or other health issues in a specific area, thanks to research at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 15-Aug-2017
How the brain recognizes familiar faces, New York, Aug 13 (IBNS): There’s nothing quite like the rush of recognition that comes from seeing a familiar face. 13-Aug-2017
How goldfish make alcohol to survive wit London, Aug 13 (IBNS): Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Oslo have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish’s remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath frozen lakes. 13-Aug-2017
Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean Washington, Aug 12 (IBNS): Eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body, according to researchers. 12-Aug-2017
Having a bad job can be worse for your h London, Aug 12 (IBNS): A new study by The University of Manchester has found that people employed in low-paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed. 12-Aug-2017
Alzheimer’s risk linked to energy shor Washington, Aug 12 (IBNS): People with specific mutations in the gene TREM2 are three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who carry more common variants of the gene. 12-Aug-2017
Using only alternative medicine for canc London, Aug 12 (IBNS): Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center. 12-Aug-2017
Sweet taste, not just calories, dictates London, Aug 12 (IBNS): When sweet taste and calories do not align, the body’s metabolism is fooled, a finding that may help explain the link between artificial sweetener use and diabetes, a new Yale University study has found. 12-Aug-2017
Regular energy drink use linked to later New York, Aug 9 (IBNS): Could young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks be at risk for future substance use? 09-Aug-2017
Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflam New York, Aug 7 (IBNS): Immune cells patrol the gut to ensure that harmful microbes hidden in the food we eat don’t sneak into the body. 07-Aug-2017
Natural compound coupled with specific g New York, Aug 7 (IBNS): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds — called flavonoids — commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries. 07-Aug-2017
Sunglasses distributed to fishermen for Chennai, Aug 7 (IBNS): In a unique initiative of its kind, the India Vision Institute (IVI) and Essilor Vision Foundation have come together to distribute free sunglasses to 150 fishermen from the Chinna Neelangarai community in Chennai on Monday. 07-Aug-2017
Gold specks raise hopes for better cance London, Aug 7 (IBNS): A tiny medical device containing gold specks could boost the effects of cancer medication and reduce its harm, research suggests. 07-Aug-2017
Cases of blindness to rise to 115 millio London, Aug 4 (IBNS):The number of cases of blindness is predicted to rise to 115 million by 2050, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health. 04-Aug-2017
For white middle class, moderate drinkin London, Aug 4 (IBNS): Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers, according to a University of California San Diego School of Medicine-led study. 04-Aug-2017
Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfa New Delhi, Aug 3 (IBNS): Infants who are not breastfed are 15 times more likely to die from pnuemonia and 11 times more likely to die from diarrhoea than children who are exclusively breastfed, said the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in a release on Thursday. 03-Aug-2017
Global blindness to triple by 2050, new New Delhi, Aug 3 (IBNS): A new research has stated that the rate of global blindness is set to triple by 2050, thereby affecting an approximate 115 million people. 03-Aug-2017
Philips committed to breastfeeding Aware New Delhi, Aug 2 (IBNS): Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, has launched an outreach program to train and empower expecting mothers and families, and train healthcare professionals. 02-Aug-2017
Earth likely to warm more than 2 degrees New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): Warming of the planet by 2 degrees Celsius is often seen as a “tipping point” that people should try to avoid by limiting greenhouse gas emissions. 02-Aug-2017
Zika infections unlikely to be passed by New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): Saliva is no way to pass a Zika virus infection. 02-Aug-2017
Rise in e-cigarettes linked to rise in s Auckland, Aug 2 (IBNS): New research studying United States smokers has shown the recent rise in e-cigarette use in that country is getting more smokers quitting, according to Professor Chris Bullen of the University of Auckland. 02-Aug-2017
Dulled taste may prompt more calories on New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): Cornell University food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter – and likely higher-calorie – fare. This could put people on the path to gaining weight. 02-Aug-2017
Climate change expected to increase prem New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that future climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030 and 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air pollution. 02-Aug-2017
Survey reveals low rates of initiation o Kolkata, Aug 1 (IBNS): The National Family Health Survey -4 (2015-16) has revealed low rates of initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth nationally, despite increase in the rates of institutional childbirth. 01-Aug-2017
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