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124 people died of Dengue in Central America: UN

124 people died of Dengue in Central America: UN

United Nations, Aug 15 (IANS) Almost 124 people have died of Dengue in Central America among the nearly 127,000 cases.



FDA approves new drug for deadly tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for deadly tuberculosis

Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug for the treatment of a deadly type of treatment-resistant tuberculosis, one of the world's leading infectious causes of death.

Air pollution as bad as smoking a cigarette pack per day

Air pollution as bad as smoking a cigarette pack per day

New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change can accelerate lung disease as much as that by smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.

Heart attack cases higher in areas with more fast food outlets

Heart attack cases higher in areas with more fast food outlets

Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) While it is known that eating fast food is not good for health, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that areas with a higher number of fast food outlets record more heart attack cases.

New law to help prevent suicides among California youth

New law to help prevent suicides among California youth

San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) The ID cards for students in 7th to 12th grade in California now have imprinted on them the suicide prevention hot line number in an effort to combat the second most prevalent cause of death among US residents between 10 and 24 years of age.

Exercise more for better fitness after retirement

Exercise more for better fitness after retirement

London, Aug 12 (IANS) Middle-aged people over 55 years of age in particular should be doing more to keep fit as they approach retirement age because of the physical, mental and social benefits of being active, says a study.

Regular exercise may cut Alzheimer's risk in older adults

Regular exercise may cut Alzheimer's risk in older adults

New York, Aug 11 (IANS) Regular exercise is not only good for memory as people age, but it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer's, in those who are at risk for the disease, says a study.

Social support helps students to exercise more

Social support helps students to exercise more

New York, Aug 9 (IANS) Making exercise a stress outlet may help students attain recommended amounts of physical activity and to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, said researchers including one of an Indian origin.

Eat more plant-based foods for better heart health

Eat more plant-based foods for better heart health

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) Eating more plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests.

Stress in middle age increases Alzheimer risk in women: Study

Stress in middle age increases Alzheimer risk in women: Study

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) Stressful life experiences such as divorce, death of a loved one or job loss may lead to a greater memory decline and raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease among the middle-aged women, says a new study.

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