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Nearly all asthma deaths preventable

...hma patients and parents of asthma sufferers in 13 cities across China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. It was conducted between September and December 2000. World Health Organisation says that over the past two decades, the number of asthma sufferers has been st...

Chemists prepare for face-off with manufacturers

...zed retailing, having established 80 outlets in 12 cities and targeting to open another 500. He further said that the famous Apollo Hospital has also ventured in the business through Apollo Pharmacy. Mr. Shah has come up with the idea of uniting all the existing retailers to form a co-operative society and...

Pollution could be a risk

...f the disaster. Keeping busy and trying to get the cities back to normal keeps anxiety and grief at bay. And the sheer scale of the tragedy has engendered a kind of emotional numbness in many but this will wear off in time. And it would not just be Inhaling tiny particles of pollution could trigger a heart ...

Psychological consequence of terrorist attacks

...f the disaster. Keeping busy and trying to get the cities back to normal keeps anxiety and grief at bay. And the sheer scale of the tragedy has engendered a kind of emotional numbness in many but this will wear off in time.// It would not just be those directly involved in the crisis that are affected - man...

Diabetes on the rise

...ount of type II, or adult-onset diabetes in Indian cities is high, and rising, suggests health data. India has a population of more than a billion, and its citizens appear prone to developing diabetes later in life, and are certainly more vulnerable to its complications such as high blood pressure leading t...

Senior drug card saves little

...rand drugs. // On average, seniors in three large cities -- Washington, Chicago and Seattle -- see savings of 8.2 percent on 12 name-brand drugs bought with drug discount cards compared with buying retail. The savings were more significant -- close to twice as much -- in a rural area in Georgia. The savi...

Air pollution may raise risk of lung cancer

...hat it involved hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country. And most importantly, it gave us nearly two decades of follow-up, during which time it continued to demonstrate a direct correlation between this fine particulate air pollution and the risk of death from heart and lung disease," s...

Air pollution combined with greater medical needs

...ere was little difference in surgery rates between cities with the most pollution and those with the least. But there was a 20% difference in admissions to hospital for respiratory conditions. The difference in inpatient care was seven per cent between high-pollution areas and low-pollution areas, but 23% f...

Senate assures ban on smoking

...tobacco industry over a prohibition that has swept cities and states across the country. Nearly 100 Massachu...les between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day and in cities and towns within 10 miles of New Hampshire and Vermont, which permit Sunday sales. Border legislator...

Environment and Diet Found To Precipitate Asthma

...ore than 10,000 primary-school children from three cities in China, the children from Hong Kong had a signif...e of wheezing in the past year than those from the cities of Guangzhou and Beijing. Factors significantly linked to wheezing were cooking with gas, foam pillo...

Pollution Found To Impair Lung Development

...th Sciences, children who live in heavily polluted cities are five-times more likely to have poor lung devel...pants. The data showed children living in polluted cities had a lower capacity to exhale than children living in cleaner cities. Thus researchers say potentia...

Prenatal exposure to air pollution causes chromosomal damage

... are constantly exposed to air pollutions of big// cities may harm their unborn child by the air they inhale. Inhalation of polluted air of the metros can change the chromosomes of the fetus in womb. Pollutant particles emitted from the cars, trucks, buses, tobacco smoke, combustion etc can penetrate the p...

Cobblestone Walking May Be The Key For Healthy Living.

...ce forms on the common cobblestone pathways of the cities gardens and parks. The Oregan team felt that the cobblestone walking is an activity which is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and relates to some of the principles of reflexology, in that the uneven surface of the cobblestones stimulate and r...

London Emergency Services Receive Wide Appreciation

...rist attack is how fast and co-ordinated// are the cities emergency medical services. Yesterday London wit...his is a lesson to countries like India where most cities have no such coordinated action plan in place. br>...

Pig Bacterium (Streptococcus suis) Kills 24 In China

... then spread across 70 areas in and around the two cities of Ziyang and Neijiang. No cases have been reported outside these areas. Till now no person to person transmission was reported. The death doll from this rare disease has killed 24 people in southwest china with more than 117 people feared infected. ...

Laughter – best medicine to good healt

... by Madan Kataria, a doctor, has made inroads into cities and towns in the State. Laughter is believed to be the best medicine for many tension-related ailments besides helping man keep his body and mind active.// Laughter clubs not only teach "different kinds of laughter" but also physical exercises and de...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

...e of it remains stagnated. The problem is worst in cities with poor drainage systems. Find out how you can prevent yourself from malaria. Read more... ...

Promoting Medical Tourism In India

...e process of price-banding of hospitals in various cities by the third quarter of this year. The government of India is of the opinion that by marketing India as a global medical tourism destination, it could capitalise on the low-cost, high-quality medical care available in the country. Statistics show t...

Exposure To Greenery And Graffiti May Affect Obesity

...o are more exposed to graffiti on the walls of the cities and less to the greenery may be more likely to bec...sing and health survey conducted in eight European cities in 2002-3. Questionnaires captured information on height and weight, which was then used to calculat...

Safe Neighborhood Means Less TV For Preschool Children

...udy of nearly 5,000 children born in 20 large U.S. cities from 1998 to 2000. A follow-up study collected data from approximately 3,330 mothers when their children were three years old. Almost two-thirds of the children watched more than two hours of television daily, with children in neighborhoods thought...

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