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Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population

Medical officials in Russia have reported to have said that more than two-thirds of births in Russia are marred by complications, and every second newborn discharged from a maternity clinic is suffering health problems. .. ..The number of normal births declined from 45.3 percent in 1992 to just 30 percent last year, said Olga Frolova, head of the statistics department of Russia's Academy of Medic...

Increasing risk of heart failure for ageing population

Researchers feel that heart failure can be an important clinical syndrome that can lead to death from cardiac problems in // the older population. ....In a study conducted by the scientists of the University of Massachusetts Medical School say that ageing population is more at risk from death due to heart failure and this clinical condition may be prevented if can be identified early. The resear...

Prime Minister Manmohan Against Incentive-Based Population Control

New Delhi, July 23 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that government// policy was against incentive-based population control measures and coercion of any control to achieve it would not be acceptable. ....Chairing the first meeting of the reconstituted National Commission on Population here, Manmohan Singh called for a three-pronged strategy focusing on the welfare of women and children, i...

Pigs Population A Major Threat To Encephalitis Ravaged UP

The death toll from Japanese encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh crossed 800 Saturday. But the administration still seems unwilling to take on pigs - believed to be at the root of the virtual epidemic. ..The proliferation of pigs has made matters // worse as the animal is known to be the biggest host for the encephalitis virus, carried across to human beings by mosquitoes. ....Uttar Pradesh officials...

Scorecard to help in diabetic risk assessment of the Indian Population

A new scorecard to enable easy identification of diabetics has been developed as a joint venture by researchers in India, Britain and Australia. This venture has been materialized following the initiative of the International // Diabetes Federation, and the WHO centre for diabetes and the M.V. Hospital for Diabetes... ..The Diabetes Research Centre developed the Indian Diabetes Risk Score in coll...

Scorecard to help in diabetic risk assessment of the Indian Population

A new scorecard to enable easy identification of diabetics has been developed as a joint venture by researchers in India, Britain and Australia. . This venture has been materialized following the initiative of the International // Diabetes Federation, and the WHO centre for diabetes and the M.V. Hospital for Diabetes... ..The Diabetes Research Centre developed the Indian Diabetes Risk Score in c...

Elderly Population’s Sedentary Lifestyle Is Dependant On Their Expectations From Lif

Elderly population of ages 65 years and above may have a sedentary lifestyle if they perceive that their life ahead to be less active//. ....It is known through earlier studies that fewer than 40 percent of adults aged 65 and above have a regular exercise routine, which can extend their years of independent life... ..A new UCLA study found that seniors with the lowest expectations for aging —that...

Rural Population Enjoys Better Mental Health

The British Journal of Psychiatry has published a report which says that the health of a person is better off in the countryside rather than in cities. Until recently, it was believed that isolation// of rural living, lack of social networks and difficulties accessing amenities have a negative impact on the mental well-being of country folk, but the new study has confirmed that those people enjoy...

Prevention And Control Of Diabetes Crucial To Indian Population

In a first ever study conducted on the prevalence of diabetes in the Indian population, several important aspects of control and prevention of diabetes has been uncovered. // So far, such studies have only been conducted on Western population, the results of which cannot be applied to South Asians. ..The research has been conducted by M V Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre, an a...

World population To Be Seven billion in Six Years

The world population, which now stands at 6.5 billion and will touch the seven billion mark on Oct 18, 2012, at 4:36 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, reported the science portal Live Science... ..With an average of 4.4 people added to the population every second, the world will be home to seven billion people six years from now.//..According to a report issued by the International Programmes Centre a...

Inclination of North Carolina’s Elderly Population towards Home Remedie

A study conducted by Thomas Arcury, Ph.D., lead researcher, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine said that older adults in rural North Carolina// widely use folk or home remedies, such as taking a daily tonic of vinegar or using Epsom salts. Their use is largely limited to home remedies, vitamins and minerals. ..The aim of the study was to study more about what complementary and altern...

Swaziland And Lesotho Sees Sharp Increase In AIDS/HIV Population

An UN official has said that the AIDS/HIV population has been consistently increasing in Swaziland with nearly 43 percent of its population being infected, including more than half of all pregnant women aged 25-29. // ....Swaziland and Lesotho, with a prevalence rate of 25 percent, are the African countries most struck by the spread of the virus despite frantic efforts by their governments to d...

'Young and their Reproductive Health' - Theme of World Population Day

Each year, the eleventh of July is celebrated the world over as the World Population Day. It began as a celebration by the United Nations Population Fund in 1988, to mark the occasion of the world population hitting the 5 billion mark. // ..The aim of the day is to draw attention to issues related to population and the importance of resolving these issues. It also helps to focus on the impact...

Bihar And Uttar Pradesh Must Take Initiative In Population Control

According to an NGO official India’s population stabilization solely rests on the two northern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh//, which has the highest fertility rates. ..'India's population stabilization is possible if Bihar and Uttar Pradesh take an immediate lead in checking population growth' A.R. Nanda, executive director, Population Foundation of India, said. ..'If high growth states lik...

Health Sector Manpower Asymmetrical to Population

According to Health and Family Welfare Minister of Bangladesh, Dr Khandker Mosharraf Hossain the manpower in the health sector is asymmetrical// to the present population of the country. ..Addressing a discussion as the chief guest at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium on the occasion of the World Health Day he said that about 38,206 physicians were working in the country for a population of 140 mi...

14% Of Pune Population Diabetic: Children Most Affected

A new US based study titled 'Search for Diabetes in Youth' has highlighted the alarming rate of incidence of juvenile diabetes //. It further points out to the importance of keeping a constant vigil on the sugar level, which is the only way to prevent the associated complications. The results of the study have been published in the spring 2006 issue of Countdown, an official journal of the Juveni...

Minister Of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors To Help India's Disabled Population

The Minister of state for Industry Ashwini Kumar speaking at a national workshop on 'Disability: Mainstreaming the Marginalised', // today urged the corporate sector in India to draw up a framework so to provide a better job opportunities to disabled people. It is only then can the physically challenged be helped to be brought into the mainstream, said Minister. .. The government's commitment t...

Minister of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors to help India’s Disabled Populatio

Industry Minister Urges Corporate Sectors To Help India’s Disabled Population.// ..The Minister of state for Industry Ashwini Kumar speaking at a national workshop on 'Disability: Mainstreaming the Marginalized', today urged the corporate sector in India to draw up a framework so to provide better job opportunities to the disabled people. The minister stated - only then can the physically chal...

Growing Drug Addiction Rate among Elderly Population

According to a survey done by the U.S. government it was found that there is an increase in the drug addiction rate among the America's elderly population//. It is said that adults aged 50 and above suffer from severe substance abuse problems. It is estimated that the number of people addicted to drug would double to 5 million by the end of 2020. Even the younger generation is addicted to drugs d...

Drug Controller General to Withdraw Drug that Affects Vulture Population

Concerned at the effect of the anti-inflammatory drug Dicolofenec on the country's vulture population, the Drug Controller General has decided to withdraw licences for manufacturing it for veterinary use //. ....At a press meet here today, the director of the prominent NGO Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Asad R Rahmani, presented a copy of Drug Controller General Ashwini Kumar's May 11 cir...

Need To Promote Awareness To Control Population

R. Ashok, Health Minister of Karnataka said that around 176 babies are born each minute worldwide. He was addressing a program on the occasion of World Population Day//. The program was organized by the Department of Health and Family Welfare and Rashtriya Grameen Arogya Abhiyan in Bangalore. ...."With the increase in population, the problems faced by people have increased. Population should be c...

Sexlessness in Japan may spark a population crisis

Japan's dwindling population has got the country's planning association all worked up. With the fertility rate at dismal levels averaging at 1.25 children per woman//, demographers are pressing the need of 2.1 children per woman to maintain the requisite population. ....A survey conducted by the Family Planning Association revealed that 31 percent of the16- to 49-years-olds did not indulge in s...

Industrial Houses to Ensure Medicare for BPL Population

Leading industrial houses including Tata Steel have joined hands with the Jharkhand government to form the Sarva Swasthya Mission Trust to ensure medicare to the state's Below Poverty Line population. // ....The Tata Group has pledged to contribute Rs 25 crore for the said purpose while Jindal Steel, Birla Group and Essar Group were expected to confirm their respective contribution to the Trust...

AIDS Pandemic Slows Population Growth In South Africa

Declining fertility levels and rising AIDS deaths have resulted in declining population growth in South Africa.// ....In a report published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), statistician-general, Pali Lehohla, has said that declining fertility levels from 2.86 children per woman in 2001 to 2.73 children this year as well as the impact of the HIV and AIDS pandemic had resulted in decreased p...

Stroke Symptoms Common Among General Population

As many as 18 percent of adults who have no history of stroke report having had at least one symptom of stroke, according to results of a large national study.// ....Using brain imaging to screen individuals without a history of stroke reveals that many have had an undiagnosed or silent stroke, according to background information in the article. One previous study found that 11 percent of individ...

Diabetes- a Threat to Several Indigenous Populations

With traditional habits being replaced by Western lifestyles and diets, diabetes now looms as a deadly threat to several indigenous populations across Asia, the Pacific// and the Americas, according to medical experts. ..Professor Martin Silink, head of the Brussels-based International Diabetes Foundation, said that indigenous people appeared to have a greater genetic risk of contracting type 2...

Researchers Make Progress in Studying Genetic Traits of India-born Populations

Despite the fact that the people of India constitute more than one-sixth of the world's entire population, they have been underrepresented in studies related //to genetic diseases. And with the growth of modernization, complex genetic diseases associated with urban and western lifestyles have risen to near-epidemic proportions, making genetic cataloging and association studies of particular impor...

Diabetic Population – Highest in Indi

The International Diabetes Federation's (IDF) Diabetes Atlas released early December in South Africa confirms that diabetic population is highest in India.// But China overtakes India in the pre-diabetic phase (Impaired Glucose Tolerance, IGT). ..The Atlas, third in a series that began in 2000, begins with the preamble: "With the forces of globalization and industrialization proceeding at an in...

Explosion Of Rat Population Poses Health Threat In UK

The rat population has shown a 39 % increase since 1999 leaving the UK health department worried.// ....Fortnightly garbage collections, compulsory recycling policy and composting bins are said to be the cause of the increasing brown rat population. ....John Davison of the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) said: "It's a grave problem." "The way this is growing it is going to give ri...

Cancer Gene Mutations Not Uncommon in General Population

Cancer gene mutations are found in about one percent of the total general population, occurring more frequently than previously thought, and may be associated with various// types of cancers, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. ....Published in the December 6 Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), the study looked for the presence and rate of BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutation...

Mental Health Risks Vary Within the U.S. Black Population

The longer Black Caribbean immigrants stay in the U.S., the poorer their mental health becomes.// That’s one finding from a new study that examined the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among Black individuals in the U.S. The study appears in the January 2007 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. ....David R. Williams, lead author and professor in the Department of Society, Human Deve...

Half of US Population Possess Gene FABP2

A recent study finds that almost half of the U.S. population possesses a gene that processed fat differently, putting them at greater risk of developing diabetes. // ....Diabetes is one of the most common diseases and is dreaded because it leads to many other complications. Genes are one among the many factors known to cause this disease. ....Edward Weiss, Ph.D., assistant professor of nutrition...

Marked Increase of Cancer Cases Among Aging Population

The number of new cases diagnosed with cancer among the aging population has risen considerably in between 2004// and 2006, according to report published. It is estimated that in 2006 there were 3.2 million new cases of cancer (up from 2.9 million in 2004) and 1.7 million deaths from the disease in the whole of Europe. ....Professor Peter Boyle, Director of the International Agency for Research...

Elderly Population on Rise in India, China

A "large majority" of elderly people will soon be living in the developing world with their number tripling in 25 years, a UN agency says citing// India and China as notable examples of a new trend. ....The phenomenon of a rapidly ageing population can no longer be considered to be confined only to affluent nations, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said here Wednesday. ...."Many devel...

As the US Population Ages, Hospital and Doctors Visits Shoot Up

Baby boomers are getting older, necessitating more and more visits to hospitals and doctors, new data suggests . ......A baby boomer is someone born in a period of increased birth rates, such as those during the economic prosperity following World War II. In the United States, demographers have put the generation's birth years at 1946 to 1964. Those born in that period have come to symbolize a b...

Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals Smoke More Than General Population in California

New research suggests that smoking is more common in the gay community than in the general population, but scientists are calling for more research to document this difference. ......Women and men in Californias general population were less likely to be smokers than a sample of Californians who identified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), according to a study published in the August...

Obesity Linked to Lower Tuberculosis Risk in Older Chinese Population

A new study of Chinese people has linked obesity with a lower risk of tuberculosis in the countrys older population . ......Led by Chi C. Leung at the Tuberculosis and Chest Service, Hong Kong, the researchers examined 42,116 individuals aged 65 years or above enrolled in 18 health centres for elderly patients in Hong Kong. ......The researchers measured the body mass index (BMI) of each patien...

Panther Population Rising in Rajasthan

The tigers may be disappearing in Rajasthan but the number of panthers is slowly on the rise . ......R.N. Mehrotra, chief wildlife warden of Rajasthan, said early estimates of the census figures indicated an increase in the panther population in the sprawling desert state. ......According to the 2004 wildlife census, there were over 550 panthers in the state. Sawai Madhopur, which houses the Ra...

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

...--Dr. Albert A. Bartlett, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Colorado ......From time immemorial, the human male has exuded raw power and supremacy over the female. The animal kingdom, too, is no exception to this power equation. This is probably one of natures worst follies, which the planet has lived to regret! ......In a remote town in Uttar Pradesh, a man allegedly threw his...

War Trauma-hit UK Veteran Population Set to Increase

The population of British war veterans suffering from war trauma is set to increase, according to a University of Nottingham academic . ......According to Dr. Nigel Hunt, Associate Professor in the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, shows that, with no end in sight for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more and more veterans will return home suffering the effects of war trauma. ....
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