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Psoriasis ranks as high as cancer or diabetes in terms of negative impact on quality of life: Study

Psoriasis ranks as high as cancer or diabetes in terms of negative impact on quality of life: Study

19 Oct 2018 | 1:42 PM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) Psoriasis ranks as high as cancer or diabetes in terms of the negative impact on the quality of life, says a study.

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United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

18 Oct 2018 | 2:18 PM

Kolkata, Oct 18 (UNI) Virginity testing a gynecological examination conducted under the belief that it determines whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse must end, says UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Reducing free sugars intake in children to reduce risk of noncommunicable diseases

18 Oct 2018 | 12:32 PM

Kolkata, Oct 18 (UNI) Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the world’s leading cause
of death: they were responsible for an estimated 39.

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Reducing free sugars intake in children to reduce risk of noncommunicable diseases

18 Oct 2018 | 12:31 PM

Kolkata, Oct 18 (UNI) Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the world’s leading cause of death: they were responsible for an estimated 39.

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Influenza virus infections in humans

Influenza virus infections in humans

13 Oct 2018 | 1:24 PM

Kolkata, Oct 13 (UNI) Seasonal influenza viruses circulate and cause disease in humans every year.

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More than 7 lakh people suffer with blindness in Bangladesh

More than 7 lakh people suffer with blindness in Bangladesh

12 Oct 2018 | 5:04 PM

Dhaka, Oct 12 (UNI) Experts at a discussion organized by National Eye Care under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh have said that about 750,000 people in Bangladesh are suffering from blindness while approximately 253 million people in the world live with moderate to severe vision impairment.

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Campaign to demand pain-free treatment for all

Campaign to demand pain-free treatment for all

11 Oct 2018 | 3:37 PM

By Vinay Kumar, New Delhi, Oct 11 (UNI) Patients, caregivers and physicians have joined hands to demand special healthcare facilities and norms to minimise pain of 10 million patients undergoing serious health-related suffering and have set out to collect 1,00,000 pledges for their 'Say No to Pain' campaign seeking better pain management.

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Vitamin E supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants

Vitamin E supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants

04 Oct 2018 | 12:23 PM

Kolkata, Oct 4 (UNI) Vitamin E, comprising eight biologically active tocopherols, is an
important antioxidant for the health and wellbeing of premature neonates.

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Liver of brain dead woman gives a fresh lease of life to a patient in Kolkata

Liver of brain dead woman gives a fresh lease of life to a patient in Kolkata

30 Sep 2018 | 3:00 PM

Kolkata, Sep 30 (UNI) In a rare cadaveric organ donation, a 47-year-old brain dead woman at Medica Superspecialty Hospital gave a fresh lease of life to a patient in the city.

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Cancer a leading cause of death for children and adolescents around world

Cancer a leading cause of death for children and adolescents around world

29 Sep 2018 | 1:34 PM

Kolkata, Sep 29 (UNI) Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents around the world and approximately 300,000 children aged 0 to 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year.

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Heart disease caused due to sedentary lifestyle, stress and poor food habit

Heart disease caused due to sedentary lifestyle, stress and poor food habit

28 Sep 2018 | 2:10 PM

Kolkata, Sep 28 (UNI) Heart diseases are mainly caused due to a sedentary lifestyle, stress and poor food habit, according to Dr Dilip Kumar, Cardio Consultant (Interventional &
Electrophysiologist) here on Friday.

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Contact lens users beware! Rare eye infection linked to blindness

Contact lens users beware! Rare eye infection linked to blindness

26 Sep 2018 | 4:52 PM

London, Sep 26 (UNI) British eye researchers have found that a rare eye infection called Acanthamoeba Keratitis found in contact lens wearers, can cause blindness.

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Humans consume a wide variety of addictive substances

Humans consume a wide variety of addictive substances

26 Sep 2018 | 12:32 PM

Kolkata, Sep 26 (UNI) Humans consume a wide variety of addictive substances, these addictive substances assessed quantitatively included tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs.

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As malaria grips Tripura villages, medical team reaches to assess the situation

As malaria grips Tripura villages, medical team reaches to assess the situation

25 Sep 2018 | 2:51 PM

Agartala, Sep 25 (UNI) A high level medical team led by health director Dr J K Dev Varma left for Dhalai district this morning where malaria and vector borne diseases have claimed at least seven lives.

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A spoonful of honey makes the heart beat soundly, says a dietician

A spoonful of honey makes the heart beat soundly, says a dietician

23 Sep 2018 | 12:50 PM

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) A spoonful of honey makes the heart beat soundly, suggests a dietitian.

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