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Unsafe abortions claim lives of 4,500 women per year

May 4, 2013 11:55

As many of 4,500 deaths or eight percent of all maternal deaths occur due to unsafe abortions every year, parliament was told Friday.

Pentavalent vaccination launched in 8 states

April 26, 2013 13:16

The government Thursday said it had started the pentavalent vaccination drive in eight states.

High costs no deterrent for alcohol consumption: Experts

April 23, 2013 01:02

The strategy of increasing prices and taxes of alcohol and alcohol-related beverages has not lowered neither their demand or consumption in the country, leading to various health and social issues, health experts said Monday.

China quake leaves 188 dead, 25 missing

April 22, 2013 15:50

A strong quake in southwest China's Sichuan province has left 188 people dead and 25 missing as of Monday, authorities said.

Egg white component lowers blood pressure

April 10, 2013 12:55

A study by American scientists presented Wednesday supports the view that a substance in egg white has the ability to lower blood pressure without negative effects.

Hypertension becoming an epidemic in India: Experts

April 6, 2013 16:41

India is home to 139 million people of uncontrolled hypertension, which makes around 14 percent of the global population.

Bitter gourd juice destroys pancreatic cancer cells

March 13, 2013 14:44

In a finding that could provide a new tool in cancer therapy, researchers have shown that the juice of bitter gourd (karela) effectively kills pancreatic cancer cells.

Animal tests for cosmetics banned in EU

March 12, 2013 17:27

Asthma drug shows promise in treating diabetes, obesity

February 11, 2013 14:08

Amlexanox, a drug prescribed for asthma in Japan, also reverses obesity, diabetes and fatty liver in mice, according to a new study by US researchers.

Vitamin D levels could halve diabetes risk

February 5, 2013 13:39

Adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may halve the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes, according to a new research.

New compound may prevent asthma

January 28, 2013 13:11

A new compound has shown promise in preventing asthma by targeting its causative mechanisms rather than just treating the symptoms

Irregular beats spell higher risk of kidney failure

January 22, 2013 11:08

The risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially those suffering from atrial fibrillation - a common form of irregular heart beats in adults, says a study

Red wine wards off cholesterol

January 15, 2013 10:43

Drinking red wine can ward-off cholesterol build-up resulting from eating red meat, say scientists.

Eating vegetables could help digest red meat

January 9, 2013 16:22

A healthy complement of vegetables can help in the digestion of steak or beef and prevent illnesses that come with diet heavy in red meat, scientists from New Zealand said Wednesday.

Tomato pill could ward off heart attacks, stroke: Study

January 8, 2013 11:31

A capsule derived from lycopene, which gives tomato its distinctive red colour, could ward off strokes and heart attacks, says a Cambridge University study


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