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Genetic risk factor for Parkinson’s disease identified

January 16, 2010 1:20:52 pm

Scientists discovered a gene variant which increases the risk for Parkinson’s disease and which may lead to a modified quantity or activity of the enzyme pyridoxal kinase (PDXK) in the brain.

Govt hospitals facing shortage of six lakh doctors: Assocham

January 15, 2010 9:12:57 pm

India’s public healthcare system is facing a shortage of about six lakh doctors and nine lakh nurses despite increasing number of government hospitals.

Beware! Toys for your kids may contain toxic chemical

January 15, 2010 3:40:32 pm

A new study says toys,that we buy for kids,may contain a toxic chemical which can prove dangerous to them.

Talented people more prone to personality abnormalities: Study

January 15, 2010 1:27:43 pm

Creatively talented people are more prone to displaying abnormalities.

Over 50 pct new couples get infected with HPV: Study

January 15, 2010 1:04:50 pm

Canadian scientists have found that more than half of young adults in a new sexual relationship get infected with human papillomavirus (HPV),a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer.

Drinking during pregnancy can harm offspring

January 15, 2010 11:57:10 am

Drinking too much alcohol during pregnancy can cause permanent damage to unborn child,say researchers.

Headache from religious fast? Researchers may have a cure

January 15, 2010 11:20:07 am

Researchers in Israel think they have a solution -- a cousin of Vioxx (rofecoxib),the drug Merck pulled from the US market because it increased the risks of heart attacks and other serious complications.

Battle of the bulge a global issue: Poll

January 15, 2010 11:11:40 am

Brazilians feel the most pressure to be thin,the Finns are acutely aware of the dangers of obesity and Americans have the toughest struggle to lose weight,according to a global survey.

80 pct diabetes people live in developing countries: IDF

January 14, 2010 3:27:23 pm

Once called a rich man's disease,diabetes is now sparing none and spreading like an epidemic in developing countries,including India,which house 80 per cent of world's diabetic population.

Eating proper food key to ‘elixir of youth’

January 14, 2010 11:50:20 am

The elixir of youth seems to be no longer just a fabled belief. Eating proper food is the key to looking and feeling up to ten years younger.

Unhealthy diets could fuel female depression

January 14, 2010 9:30:10 am

Women who suffer from depression and anxiety may want to take a look at their diet and cut out processed foods,according to a study.

Green tea ‘can stave off lung cancer

January 13, 2010 3:50:21 pm

Sipping a cup of green tea daily can slash the risk of lung cancer,even if you are a smoker,a new study has claimed.

‘Missing link’ between heart failure,environment ‘identified’

January 13, 2010 3:23:08 pm

British scientists claim to have identified the 'missing link' between heart failure,our genes and environment,a breakthrough which can pave the way for new and effective treatment for cardiovascular diseases.

Older women with hypertension ‘at increased dementia risk’

January 13, 2010 11:39:38 am

A new research has suggested that older women with hypertension are at increased risk for developing brain lesions that cause dementia later in life.

WHO to review its handling of H1N1 flu pandemic

January 13, 2010 9:40:35 am

WHO is to examine its handling of the H1N1 pandemic after accusations by some politicians that it exaggerated the dangers of the virus.

Festive offers to make this season sparkle!

January 12, 2010 3:03:26 pm

Milleret,a Swiss watch company located in Bienne has launched a festive scheme,which promises to make this season truly sparkling.

Having big bum,hips,thighs ‘good for health’

January 12, 2010 1:48:47 pm

They can play havoc with your stress levels when you're trying to squeeze into skinny jeans.

Too much TV leads to early death

January 12, 2010 10:05:19 am

Every hour of television watched per day is linked to an increased risk of early death from cardiovascular disease.

Friendship may help control obesity rise in children

January 12, 2010 9:49:33 am

Having a nice group of friends may help stem rise in obesity among children,say researchers.

New study identifies genetic regions linked to arthritis

January 11, 2010 11:47:06 am

A new study has identified six genetic regions associated with a common type of arthritis.

7 more deaths due to H1N1 in Gujarat,toll reaches 155

January 10, 2010 3:15:08 pm

Swine flu claimed seven more lives in Gujarat over the last few days,taking the death toll due to the deadly virus in the state to 155.

Saudi Arabia makes swine flu vaccines available for all

January 10, 2010 3:05:06 pm

Saudi Arabia has made swine flu vaccines available for all of its citizens and expatriates in primary health care centres across the Kingdom.

Dalai Lama launches Bivalent polio vaccine in Bihar

January 10, 2010 2:37:40 pm

The Dalai Lama launched the Bivalent polio vaccine in Bihar by administering a few drops to two children.

4,000 patients treated for dengue at Govt medical hospital in Madurai

January 10, 2010 2:31:23 pm

A total of 4000 outpatients were treated for "Dengue" fever at the government medical hospital in Madurai on Saturday and it was spreading rapidly in the district due to factors like water contamination,uncleared garbage and open drains,officials said.

DKNY launches ‘how to wear a cozy’ iphone application

January 8, 2010 4:46:24 pm

DKNY introduced cozy iphone application to maximize the ways to wear a cozy iphone. With one tap of the application and a twist of the cozy changes the look and transforms to take you anywhere at any time.