More children killed by unsafe water, than bullets, says UNICEF chief

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New York, Mar 22 (IBNS): A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March.
Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure: Study
London, Mar 19 (IBNS): A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy are not a cause of asthma in children
London, Mar 19 (IBNS):  A Queen Mary University of London study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children.
Scientists hunt down the brain circuit responsible for alcohol cravings
Los Angeles, Mar 19 (IBNS): Scientists at Scripps Research have found that they can reverse the desire to drink in alcohol-dependent rats—with the flip of a switch. 
Indian Army holds health check up camp in Samba
Jammu, Mar 19 (UNI) Indian Army's Sabre Brigade under Rising Star Corps, in close coordination with the Civil Administration of Samba and Jammu, on Tuesday organised a Medical, Dental and Veterinary Camp at Ratnuchak.
Swine flu toll touches 40 in Madhya Pradesh
Indore, Mar 18 (UNI): With three more persons succumbing to swine flu in the past 24 hours, the toll – since January 1 – touched 40 here, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme sources said.
Nightshift workers need to pee more, worsening quality of life, reveals survey
Rome, Mar 18 (IBNS): Millions of people work nights, but increasingly scientists are finding that night work is associated with health problems.
Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality: Study
New York, mar 18 (IBNS): The more sugar-sweetened beverages(SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death—particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term study of U.S. men and women. The risk of early death linked with drinking SSBs was more pronounced among women.
Testosterone slows prostate cancer recurrence in low-risk patients: Study
London, Mar 18 (IBNS): In the largest such study so far undertaken, US researchers have shown that testosterone replacement slows the recurrence of prostate cancer in low-risk patients. 
Kolkata is one of the most sleep deprived city in India, says study
Kolkata, Mar 18 (UNI/IBNS) A recent study conducted by Godrej Interio revealed that children and teenagers are one of the most sleep deprived.
APG Shimla University organizes Yoga workshop
Shimla, 16 Mar (UNI) Yoga is the need of the hour especially for the youth as it helps to lead a stress-free life. On Saturday, APG Shimla University organized a Yoga camp in university campus, for all students, faculty members and members of administration to give each a feel of all benefits of Yoga.
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