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Men,women smokers face equal risk of death from tobacco

September 1, 2009 2:00:10 pm

With the number of women smokers rising day-by-day,researchers have warned that about a quarter of both men and women,who smoke throughout adult life,may die due to tobacco before getting old.

Obese kids aged 12 showing early signs of heart disease: Study

September 1, 2009 1:53:26 pm

Overweight and obese kids as young as 12 are showing early signs of heart disease,warn Spanish researchers.

Healthcare firms cash in on swine flu scare

September 1, 2009 12:12:19 pm

Private companies are launching new products and advocating innovative ways to tackle the spread of the virus.

Swine flu toll rises to 102

August 31, 2009 3:25:07 pm

The pandemic took the lives of two men and a woman in Maharashtra and Uttarakhand,raising the nationwide toll to 102.

New drug shows promise to reduce stroke risk

August 31, 2009 12:46:15 pm

A new drug developed as an alternative to popular drug warfarin,also used as rat poison,has been found to significantly reduce stroke risk.

Swine Flu claims two more lives in Pune

August 31, 2009 12:22:26 pm

Two more persons died of swine flu here,taking the toll in the viral infection in the city to 31.

Aspirin can do more harm than good for healthy people

August 31, 2009 10:55:07 am

Taking aspirin to prevent heart attack can do more harm than good for healthy individuals without any history of heart attack,revealed a study.

WHO says irrational Tamiflu use may make H1N1 virus resistant

August 30, 2009 11:12:46 am

Irrational use of swine flu drug can make the H1N1 virus resistant to the medicine making it fatal as the Tamiflu loses its efficiency,the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Pregnant woman dies of swine flu; Pune toll rise to 26

August 29, 2009 10:35:07 am

A 28-year-old pregnant woman has died of swine flu here,taking the toll in the viral infection in the city to 26.

20% of Japan’s population expected to contract swine flu

August 28, 2009 5:57:53 pm

About 25 million people,or some 20 per cent of Japan's population,are expected to become infected with swine flu,the government said in a disturbing forecast.

10th H1N1 death in Mumbai,countrywide toll mounts to 89

August 28, 2009 12:18:41 pm

Swine flu pandemic showed no let up and claimed the life of a 39-year-old man in Mumbai,pushing the toll to 89 across the country.

Scientists find novel way to deliver cancer-fighting molecules

August 28, 2009 12:16:31 pm

Scientists from University of Iowa have found a novel way to inject cancer-fighting molecules in the bloodstream and inhibit tumour growth.

Drinking alcohol in moderation ‘may stave off dementia’

August 28, 2009 11:57:32 am

A new study,led by Australian National University,has found that people who drink alcohol in moderation later in life are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia than those who abstain.

Azad seeks people’s cooperation to tackle swine flu

August 27, 2009 5:16:59 pm

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday sought people's cooperation to check the spread of deadly swine flu and said the Centre was "doing its best" to tackle the disease.

Swine flu kills three more,countrywide toll climbs to 88

August 27, 2009 3:48:06 pm

The nationwide swine flu toll climbed to 88 with a teenaged girl and two women dying due to the virus in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

60-year-old drug may help treat cancers

August 27, 2009 12:02:00 pm

A drug developed back in 1940s has a potential to treat some of the most deadly cancers,it has emerged.

Brazil tops global swine flu toll with 557 deaths: Officials

August 27, 2009 10:30:23 am

Brazil now has 557 swine flu deaths,making it the country with the highest number of fatalities in the world from the disease,according to figures announced by the health ministry.

Swine flu claims three more lives,toll mounts to 80

August 26, 2009 6:32:27 pm

Three more people died due to swine flu,even as authorities in worst-hit Pune have issued a fresh appeal to the people to get on with their daily activities without frequenting crowded places.

Housewives ‘more likely to suffer from heart disease than working women’

August 26, 2009 11:06:00 am

Housewives are at an increased risk of suffering from heart disease and strokes as compared to women who go to work,a new study has shown.

‘Ready to assist Centre in setting up H1N1 testing centres’

August 25, 2009 7:58:51 pm

Apollo Hospitals announced it was ready to assist the Centre in setting up swine flu testing centres across the country.

Two die of swine flu,nationwide toll rises to 76

August 25, 2009 2:28:00 pm

Swine flu deaths continued unabated with a 44-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man succumbing to the virus in Delhi and Bangalore,pushing the pandemic toll to 76.

49 polio cases in Bihar,says report

August 25, 2009 2:13:03 pm

As many as 49 cases of polio have been detected in Bihar,a report said.

Another swine flu death in K’taka,toll climbs to 15

August 25, 2009 12:34:21 pm

The swine flu death toll in Karnataka has climbed to 15 with a 28-year-old man succumbing to the virus.

Swine flu could hospitalise nearly 2 mn; kill 90,000 in US

August 25, 2009 11:51:29 am

There are possibilities that swine flu could engulf a large part of the US ending up in hospitalising two million people,a White House report said.

6 week long vaccination process for Swine flu

August 25, 2009 11:37:36 am

Health officials say it could late November before a significant number of Americans who get the swine flu vaccine are protected,health officials said.