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Debra Winger Wants Indians Abroad To Help Visually Impaired

Debra Winger, the Hollywood actress who is promoting eye care will be approaching Indians living abroad to help the visually impaired people living in India. Even though the country has a very high number// of visually impaired people, 80% of them can be cured, according to Debra Winger. ....Winger, who at the age of 17 met with an accident that left her temporarily blind, but she came out of it...

Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians

It is a slow killer that ticks away in one out of every 10 Indians. It strikes fatally every 30 seconds. These were among the facts and figures trotted out on Sunday at an event to spread awareness// on World Heart Day. Gathered in front of the Victoria Statue, Cubbon Park, were officials from the Wockhardt Hospital and Heart Institute (WHHI), the City Police, and the Bangalore Metropolitan Trans...

Are Indians aware of SARS ?

As the number of SARS patients in India went up to 10, authorities are not confident about the gravity of SARS. Officals claim that, India has shown a far higher recovery rate than the rest of the world as a result of early detection and superior medical care provided to SARS patients. Even what we call confirmed cases are only confirmed through laboratory tests and they are only between 60 and 6...

Indians Stay Away from Coke, Pepsi After Toxin Scare

Indian shopkeepers reported a plunge in sales of Coca-Cola and Pepsi soft drinks Friday and some put out banners to deter buyers in a growing scare after an environment group said the beverages contained pesticides.//...

Indians Are More Prone To Lifestyle Diseases

Indians are at high risk of lifestyle diseases, a blood sample survey released here shows. ....The survey, based on blood samples of 535 women and 735 men, has revealed that Indians// are more prone to diseases such as heart ailments, asthma, cancers, nervous and circulatory disorders, diabetes, hypertension and obesity... ..The survey was carried out recently by Metropolis Health Services, India...

Dental health neglected by over 60 % of Indians

Oral health is something that should occupy greater priority in India due to the ever-increasing number people addicted to smoking and chewing practices. There has been a considerable increase in the incidence of Oral cancer among Asian men. // .. ..In India and Sri Lanka, where chewing tobacco is used with betel nuts and reverse smoking is practiced, there is a striking incidence of oral cancer,...

Indians are certainly having their greens and eating them too!

From arugula leaves that have a crunch and a peppery tinge to lettuce buds and zucchini, the bounty at vegetable markets is finding its way into the most divine salad bowls in Indian hotels // . ..Salad leaves and coloured bell peppers are becoming hot favourites for toss-it-up-your-way spreads. Judging by the salad bars at buffet spreads, it's clear that greens offer a wave of flavours for every...

An Estimated 150 Million Indians Suffer From Arthritis

As many as 150 million Indians, who comprise about 15 percent of the country's population, suffer from the crippling disease arthritis, according to latest reports by doctors//. This figure was projected at the Madras Institute Of Trauma in the meeting held in conjunction with World Arthrirtis Day. ..A two-day exhibition called 'Freedom of Movement' is also being conducted to create awareness on...

More Than 50 Percent Indians Aged Over 40 Have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

A new study conducted over the past three years has found that increasingly stress and a chaotic lifestyle are wrecking havoc on the health of the people. // More than 50 percent of the population aged over 40 years is battling metabolic syndrome, a condition that increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, the study said, ...."As high as 52 per cent of the people in the age group of 40-70 yea...

Indians in Gulf to Get More Education Facilities

India's Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, who currently on a visit to Riyadh, has declared that by the next academic year (2007) //, an examination center for the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) will be opened in Saudi Arabia. ....'The issue of equivalence of degrees will cease to be a problem very soon,' the visiting minister told the Aligarh Muslim University O...

Lakhs of Indians Exposed to High Levels of Poisonous Gases

New Delhi: Millions of Indians are being exposed to high levels of poisonous gases, including cancer-causing volatile organic compounds and sulphur fumes//, and the country lacks the mechanism to monitor or regulate these toxins, according to a report relased here today. ....Titled 'Smokescreen: Ambient Air Quality in India,' the report by the Chennai-based Community Environmental Monitoring list...

Modern Killer Disease Alert Indians

Type 2 Diabetes, a modern disease is considered to be more prevalent in India next to China and US – reports the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). // China ranks first with an estimated number of 39 million sufferers and India second with 30 million cases, followed by US having 21 million sufferers of the popular lifestyle disease - Type 2 diabetes. ....Diabetes incidence have been incre...

Six Indians Win Australian Studies Fellowships

Six Indian professors and research scholars have been chosen for the Australian Studies Fellowships (ASF) for 2006-07. // ....The Australian Embassy in New Delhi announced in a statement Tuesday the names of the six recipients of the fellowship under the Australia-India Council (AIC) programme. ....The recipients are Deb Narayan Bandopadhyay from Burdwan University in West Bengal, Kamala Kanta D...

Consumption of Milk is low Among the Indians

India is the largest producer of milk in the world but paradoxically consumes the least with infants and growing children being the worst deprived, parliament was informed on Friday.// ....The per capita availability of milk in India is 229 gm per day as against 887.7 gm in Switzerland, 848.03 gm in Sweden, France (777.5) and Germany (741.52). ....In a written reply, Minister of State for Agric...

Indians might be spreading Polio

India is one of the countries with the largest number of polio cases. According to a senior UNICEF official, there is a suspicion// that Indians who travel abroad are spreading the disease. .."Investigation of strains of the polio virus and their genetic sequencing carried out in the African countries of Congo and Mozambique has revealed that they are of Indian origin," Buren Bayar, the UNICEF P...

45% of Indians Affected by Chikungunya Fever

India is reeling under the effects of the country's worst epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus in decades with almost 45% of Indians having been infected by Chikungunya,// according to the World Health Organization. ....In a statement issued yesterday by the WHO, over 1.25 million suspected cases have been reported since February. The disease, although rarely life-threatening is debilitating wi...

Indians Among Worst Affected By TB In Britain

Tuberculosis (TB) showed an alarming rise in Britain last year with ethnic South Asians//, especially Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi, accounting for most cases. ....According to figures released by Britain's Health Protection Agency (HPA), there was a 10.8 percent increase in TB cases in Britain, with 8,113 cases in 2005 as against 7,321 in 2004... ..The highest proportion of cases, 38 percent...

India, a Hot Destination? Software or Sex, Indians are the Best!

‘Men’s Health’, a mega lifestyle magazine for men with a tall worldwide readership of over 20 million, has published the findings of a survey that queried almost 40,000 men// from 43 countries regarding their private lives, and sexual habits. An exclusive feature titled "World's Best Sex Right Here in India" is out on the stands, with the highlights of the survey. ....Nearly 75% of the Indian me...

Indians Make One Major Human Race: US Study

Indians make up one of the major human ancestry groups, with relatively little genetic differentiation among the people from different parts of the country, according to a// new US study. ....Although the study used participants that may not reflect a random sample from India, these results still suggest that the frequencies of many genetic variants are distinctive in India compared to other par...

Ethnic Malays, Indians Sought as Bone Marrow Donors

Singapore: Ethnic Malays and Indians are being sought as bone morrow donors in Singapore, officials said Saturday. // ....The target is to add 5,000 potential donors to the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) registry. ....'The odds for a bone marrow match from an unrelated donor of the same ethnic group is one in 20,000,' BMDP president Jane Prior told the Strait Times. ....The group recruited...

More Indians Die of Rabies Annually

New Delhi: Beware of stray dogs! An estimated 19,000 people die every year due to rabies in India,//accounting for nearly 35 percent of such deaths worldwide. ....According to data available with the World Health Organisation (WHO), nearly 55,000 people succumb to rabies mostly caused by dog bites. Of this, Asia accounts for 31,000 deaths. ....The majority of the cases were reported from India...

American Indians in South Dakota Have More Health Problems Than Others in State, Nationwide, Health Official Says

American Indians in South Dakota have higher rates of infant mortality, cancer, accidental death, and diabetes than any other race in the state or across the nation, according to a state health official, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports. ......Lon Kightlinger of the South Dakota Health Department, at the request of the Zaniya Task Force, recently reviewed health disparities among American I...

Indians Add to Rich Diversity of Virginia Tech

A sizeable number of students and faculty of Indian origin add to the rich ethnic diversity seen on the sprawling campus of Virginia Tech,// some 430 km from here, where a gunman went on a shooting spree Monday and killed 33 people, including a professor of Indian origin. ....Founded in 1872, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as the institution is formally called, has more...

Two Indians on Team to Battle Cervical Cancer

A US-based team, with two Indians on board, has won $100,000 in funding at the Duke University's CUREs competition to develop a device to facilitate// cervical cancer prevention in poorer parts of the planet. ....The device, cerviScope, is a portable colposcope - an electric microscope that gives an illuminated and enlarged view of the cervix, that will cost roughly 95 percent less than comparab...

Australians Enjoy Sex Less Than Newzealanders, or Indians

A survery commissioned by Durex, the multinational condom manufacturer, reveals that Aussies have lost their sense of adventure when it comes to sex. //The percentage of Australians enjoying sex is declining. As much as 60 per cent of them have said they are not enjoying sex much these days. .. ..Things are not any better for the rest of the world either, with just 44% of all respondents claimi...

Young Indians Say Cheers to White Spirits

The winds of change and a yearning for variety are making young Indians raise a toast to white spirits like vodka and gin even as the old generation still swears by traditional hard liquors like whisky and rum. ......As part of the global trend, the consumption of white spirits such as vodka and gin is fast catching up in the subcontinent, thanks to the changing profile of drinkers, especially...

Biometric Passports For Indians

Shri E.Ahmed, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, informed the Lok Sabha today that the Government has decided to introduce e-passports, also known as Biometric passports. ......At first these passports will be issued for diplomats and officials as a pilot project by the end of 2007. Based on the experience gained from this pilot project, it is proposed to start issuance o...

Philippine Medical Colleges Open to Indians

Seven hundred seats in the medical colleges of the Philippines have been earmarked for students from other Asian countries, especially India and China. ......It will cost an Indian student between Rs.1.2 million to Rs.1.5 million to study in a Philippine university. The amount will include visa fees, course fees and accommodation expenses. ......The government of Philippines has set aside the...
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