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Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year: WHO

Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year: WHO

22 Sep 2018 | 2:51 PM

United Nations, Sep 22 (UNI) More than three million people, mostly men, died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, which means that one out of 20 deaths is linked to harmful boozing, a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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Adolescence a critical time of life

Adolescence a critical time of life

20 Sep 2018 | 2:16 PM

Kolkata, Sep 20 (UNI) The world now has more young people than ever before – of the 7.

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A child under 15 dies every 5 seconds around the world

A child under 15 dies every 5 seconds around the world

18 Sep 2018 | 2:02 PM

Kolkata, Sep 18 (UNI) An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly of preventable causes, according to new mortality estimates released by WHO, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group.

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WHO working closely with Republic of Korea on response to MERS case

WHO working closely with Republic of Korea on response to MERS case

18 Sep 2018 | 12:14 PM

Manila, Sep 18 (UNI) The World Health Organisation (WHO) continues to support the Republic of Korea in responding to an imported case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

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Copra meal flour can control cholesterol, prevent colon cancer

Copra meal flour can control cholesterol, prevent colon cancer

17 Sep 2018 | 5:10 PM

New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Copra meal flour’s fibre may play a key role in controlling cholesterol, sugar levels in blood and prevention of colon cancer, claims food experts.

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Organ transplantation often only treatment to end state organ failure

Organ transplantation often only treatment to end state organ failure

17 Sep 2018 | 11:59 AM

Kolkata, Sep 17 (UNI) Organ transplantation is often the only treatment to end state organ failure, such as liver and heart failure.

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Genetics, lifestyle major culprits for heart disease

Genetics, lifestyle major culprits for heart disease

16 Sep 2018 | 3:25 PM

Dubai, Sep 16 (UNI) Genetics and lifestyle are major causes of deaths due to cardiovascular (CVD) disease, which claims a life every two seconds, experts say.

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Stem Cells therapy can cure Diabetes

Stem Cells therapy can cure Diabetes

15 Sep 2018 | 6:41 PM

New Delhi, Sep 15 (UNI) Stem cell therapy has a potential to cure Diabetes, claims Dr Geeta Shroff, Director, Nutech Mediworld.

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Glaucoma cannot be prevented, it can be controlled

Glaucoma cannot be prevented, it can be controlled

10 Sep 2018 | 6:15 PM

New Delhi, Sep 10 (UNI) Glaucoma cannot be prevented, it can certainly be controlled, says Dr Mahipal Singh Sachdev, Chairman, Centre for Sight group of eye hospitals.

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50 pc women unaware that they suffer from PCOS

50 pc women unaware that they suffer from PCOS

07 Sep 2018 | 10:40 AM

New Delhi, Sep 7 (UNI) A total of 50 per cent of Indian women are unaware that they are suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). According to All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), one in four women suffer from the endocrine system disorder.

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Age-related macular degeneration, a condition affecting older people

Age-related macular degeneration, a condition affecting older people

06 Sep 2018 | 12:13 PM

Kolkata, Sep 6 (UNI) Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition affecting
older people and involves the loss of the person's central field of vision.

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Poliomyelitis an acute communicable disease of humans

Poliomyelitis an acute communicable disease of humans

01 Sep 2018 | 12:59 PM

Kolkata, Sep 1 (UNI) Poliomyelitis is an acute communicable disease of humans caused by a human enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family. The virus is composed of a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA genome and a protein capsid. The 3 serotypes of poliovirus carry are antigenically distinct.

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Suspected dengue takes life of a class IV student in a city hospital

Suspected dengue takes life of a class IV student in a city hospital

31 Aug 2018 | 2:02 PM

Kolkata, Aug 31 (UNI) A class IV student, identified as Narayan Shrestra, died of
suspected dengue at a city hospital after his multi-organ failure, a day after
a 55-year-old woman died of swine flu in the city, official sources said.

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Glaucoma, a group of eye diseases

Glaucoma, a group of eye diseases

31 Aug 2018 | 12:14 PM

Kolkata, Aug 31 (UNI) Glaucoma can be regarded as a group of diseases that have as a common end-point a characteristic optic neuropathy which is determined by both structural change and functional deficit.

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Kidneys are essential to having a healthy body

Kidneys are essential to having a healthy body

29 Aug 2018 | 12:05 PM

Kolkata, Aug 29 (UNI) Kidney disease (also called renal disease) is a general term for when the kidneys are damaged and don’t function as they should.

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