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Excess consumption of sodium associated with hypertension and increased risk of heart disease

Excess consumption of sodium associated with hypertension and increased risk of heart disease

20 Jan 2018 | 1:17 PM

Kolkata, Jan 20 (UNI) Salt is the primary source of sodium and increased consumption of sodium is associated with hypertension and increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral respiratory disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral respiratory disease

19 Jan 2018 | 1:30 PM

Kolkata, Jan 19 (UNI) Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease
caused by a novel coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERSā€CoV)
that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

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Greater efforts needed to meet international family planning goals

Greater efforts needed to meet international family planning goals

17 Jan 2018 | 12:32 PM

Kolkata, Jan 17 (UNI) Women and girls have a human right to choose whether and when to become pregnant.

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TN pioneer in organ transplants, other states should follow it : Venkaiah

TN pioneer in organ transplants, other states should follow it : Venkaiah

16 Jan 2018 | 5:13 PM

Chennai, Jan 16 (UNI) Observing that Tamil Nadu was a pioneering state in organ transplantation in the country, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said other states should emulate it in providing affording medical care to the people.

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Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

13 Jan 2018 | 12:16 PM

Kolkata, Jan 13 (UNI) Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans: cystic echinococcosis (also known as hydatidosis) and alveolar echinococcosis, caused by the tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis, respectively.

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20 die of tobacco related diseases a day in Karnataka ; GATS-2 Survey

20 die of tobacco related diseases a day in Karnataka ; GATS-2 Survey

11 Jan 2018 | 3:02 PM

Bengaluru, Jan 11 (UNI) Atleast 20 people die in Karnataka every day due to tobacco related diseases with cancer being the main scourge, according to the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2).

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Crop pesticides can cause health hazards

Crop pesticides can cause health hazards

10 Jan 2018 | 1:51 PM

Kolkata, Jan 10 (UNI) Pesticides used to protect crops against insects, weeds, fungi and other pests are potentially toxic to humans and can have both acute and chronic health effects, depending on the quantity and ways in which a person is exposed.

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ICMR puts Cancer Cases at 3.9 million in 2016; experts dismay over its increase in India

ICMR puts Cancer Cases at 3.9 million in 2016; experts dismay over its increase in India

09 Jan 2018 | 12:06 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 9 (UNI) Experts are dismayed at the increasing incidence of cancers in India and in Kerala even as the fate of 85 per cent tobacco product pictorial pack warnings - a life-saving tobacco control measure - hangs fire.

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Palliative care improves quality of life of patients and their families

Palliative care improves quality of life of patients and their families

08 Jan 2018 | 11:52 AM

Kolkata, Jan 8 (UNI) Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality
of life of patients (adults and children) and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness.

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Trachoma: Infectious cause of blindness worldwide.

Trachoma: Infectious cause of blindness worldwide.

27 Dec 2017 | 2:47 PM

Kolkata, Dec 26 (UNI) Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide.

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Two crore children to be fed vitamin A plus capsule today

Two crore children to be fed vitamin A plus capsule today

23 Dec 2017 | 8:23 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman Dhaka, Dec 23 (UNI) National Vitamin-A Plus campaign would be observed on Saturday across the country to feed vitamin-A Plus capsule to over 2.

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Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health

Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health

23 Dec 2017 | 4:05 PM

Kolkata, Dec 23 (UNI) Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood.

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Depression: a common illness worldwide, with more than 300 million people affected

Depression: a common illness worldwide, with more than 300 million people affected

21 Dec 2017 | 12:02 PM

Kolkata, Dec 21 (UNI) Depression is a common illness worldwide, with
more than 300 million people affected.

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Soil-transmitted helminth infection among most common infections worldwide

Soil-transmitted helminth infection among most common infections worldwide

20 Dec 2017 | 12:52 PM

Kolkata, Dec 20 (UNI) Soil-transmitted helminth infections are among the
most common infection worldwide and affect the poorest and most
deprived communities.

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Around 25 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide each year

Around 25 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide each year

19 Dec 2017 | 2:40 PM

Kolkata, Dec 19 (UNI) Around 25 million unsafe abortions were estimated to have taken place worldwide each year, almost all in developing countries
Among these, 8 million were carried out in the least- safe or dangerous conditions, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) reports.

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