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WHO report signals urgent need for great

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): Global efforts to combat tuberculosis (TB) have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37%, according to the Global TB Report 2017, released by WHO on Tuesday.

31-Oct-2017
Medica aims to enrol 1-lakh students via

Kolkata, Oct 30 (IBNS): Medica School Connect Programme, an initiative of city-headquartered Medica Superspecialty Hospital, plans to enrol around 1-lakh students via School Connect programme in Kolkata by the end of the next fiscal year 2018-19.

30-Oct-2017
Increase in Indian Water Purifier Market

India is one of these nations where many people are suffering from the severe diseases caused due to drinking the contaminated water having the higher volume of impurities than the essential minerals.

30-Oct-2017
Regular marijuana use linked to more sex New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): The first study to examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse at the population level in the United States shows a positive correlation between the two. 27-Oct-2017
Virat Kohli and other sporting icons to Kolkata, Oct 26 (IBNS): In November, Kolkata will join hands with a host of sports stars to raise funds to extend cancer care to underprivileged patients seeking treatment at the Tata Medical Center in the city. 26-Oct-2017
Daydreaming is good, finds study Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IBNS): A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that daydreaming during meetings isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It might be a sign that you’re really smart and creative. 25-Oct-2017
High blood pressure linked to common hea London, Oct 24 (IBNS): For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries, by new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford. 24-Oct-2017
34 dengue deaths reported so far in Beng Kolkata, Oct 24 (IBNS): Chief Secretary of West Bengal government, Malay Kumar De, on Tuesday confirmed that 34 persons have died due to dengue so far in the state while 18,238 people have been infected with the mosquito-borne viral disease. 24-Oct-2017
Risk for developing HPV-related throat c New York, Oct 23 (IBNS): The prevalence of throat (oropharyngeal) cancers caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) has increased in recent decades, and some groups are much more likely than others to have the oral HPV infections that can cause these cancers. 23-Oct-2017
Firefighters absorb harmful chemicals th Ottawa, Oct 23 (IBNS): Captain David Matschke is well aware of the dangers he faces on the job. A firefighter for 32 years, he is trained to race to the scene of house fires, car crashes and even industrial accidents, breaking through windows and doors to evacuate occupants and routinely putting himself in harm’s way. But beyond fire itself, a study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology sheds new light on another, more insidious threat that may be putting firefighters’ health at risk: toxic chemicals in smoke. 23-Oct-2017
Eating better throughout adult years imp London, Oct 20 (IBNS): People who have a healthier diet throughout their adult lives are more likely to be stronger and fitter in older age than those who don’t, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton. 20-Oct-2017
Sleep disorders and stroke research to b Sydney, Oct 20 (IBNS): Treating sleep disorders, improving the mental health of Australian young people and reducing and preventing the incidence of stroke are among the research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive almost $4 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship schemes. 20-Oct-2017
Delayed word processing could predict pa London, Oct 20 (IBNS): A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered. 20-Oct-2017
Alcohol improves foreign language skills London, Oct 19 (IBNS): A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King's College London, shows that bilingual speakers’ ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol. 19-Oct-2017
Study shows stress could be just as unhe London, Oct 17 (IBNS): We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new BYU study finds that stress may be just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet. 17-Oct-2017
Learning and staying in shape key to lon New York, Oct 15 (IBNS): People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests. 15-Oct-2017
Assam govt and Tata Trusts to set up 3-l Guwahati, Oct 12 (IBNS): Assam government and Tata Trusts are collaborating to set three-level cancer care grid in Assam with an estimated investment of Rs 1400 crore. 12-Oct-2017
Stress is prime cause of heart disease, Mumbai, Oct 11 (IBNS): ICICI Lombard conducted a survey of cardiologists to burst myths associated with heart-related ailments and highlight the facts about cardiovascular disease. The survey involved face-to-face interviews with 50 cardiologists, each with more than 10 years of experience. 11-Oct-2017
World’s second largest oral cholera va Cox’s Bazar, Oct 10 (IBNS): A massive cholera immunization campaign started today near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to protect newly arrived Rohingya and host communities from the life-threatening diarrheal disease. 10-Oct-2017
Mental health is as important as physica The ever-increasing complexities of modern life are creating more problems for the human mind than it can cope with. Mental illness, including addiction and alcoholism, is assuming greater proportions as challenging social problems. Kolkata-based Antara strives to extend a helping hand to the mentally-distressed in ways more than one. Kamal Prakash, President, Antara, talks about the challenges on World Mental Health Day, observed on October 10. 10-Oct-2017
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