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Smoking may reduce your calorie intake

Smoking may reduce your calorie intake

TRANS ASIA NEWS LONDON:- Smoking may significantly reduce calorie intake by regulating the levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin, a new study has claimed. The study by Konstantina Zachari and colleagues from Harokopio University Athens in Greece examined the acute effect of smoking and its abstinence on dietary intake, subjective feelings and...

07-09-2016 HEALTH

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World Health Organization declares Sri Lanka free of malaria

World Health Organization declares Sri Lanka free of malaria

TRANS ASIA NEWS COLOMBO: The World Health Organization has certified Sri Lanka free of malaria, the second country in the region to earn the distinction after the Maldives, the health ministry said Tuesday.The UN agency had sent teams to Sri Lanka in the past three years to evaluate its efforts...

06-09-2016 HEALTH

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India’s poor healthcare pushes people to borderline of survi…

India’s poor healthcare pushes people to borderline of survival

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: Ignominous death is entrenched into the social psyche of Kalahandi in Orissa — where starvation, deprivation and poor healthcare have pushed the populace to the borderlines of survival Odisha bears witness to an affront to human dignity ... twice over. First, the inhuman nonchalance that greeted the...

31-08-2016 HEALTH

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UK doctors stop baby’s heart for 15 hours in life-saving mar…

UK doctors stop baby’s heart for 15 hours in life-saving marathon surgery

TRANS ASIA NEWSLondon: - A nine-month-old baby in the UK, born with a large hole in his heart, has survived a marathon surgery after doctors stopped his tiny heart for 15 hours for a life-saving procedure.Nathan Byrne is now the smiling picture of health, British media reported on Tuesday.

30-08-2016 HEALTH

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Pizza can help you lose weight, study claims

Pizza can help you lose weight, study claims

TRANS ASIA NEWSPortugal :- For all foodies forced into following strict diet plans, a deep pan, cheese stuffed crust pizza can actually help you lose weight.According to a study from Portugal, allowing yourself to cheat on a particular day of the week may help you stick to your healthy eating...

27-08-2016 HEALTH

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Disease kills over 30 children in remote Myanmar

Disease kills over 30 children in remote Myanmar

TRANS ASIA NEWSYANGON: An undiagnosed disease has killed more than 30 children in a remote part of Myanmar, officials said Thursday, August 4, with health authorities struggling to treat victims.The illness, with measles-like symptoms, has hit the far corner of Myanmar’s northern Sagaing region, a remote and mountainous area which...

04-08-2016 HEALTH

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Thumb suckers less prone to allergies: study

Thumb suckers less prone to allergies: study

TRANS ASIA NEWSWELLINGTON: Infants who suck their thumbs or bite their nails appear less prone to allergies as adults, New Zealand researchers have found.Their findings support the theory that early-life exposure to microbial organisms reduces the risk of developing allergies, Otago University scientists concluded.

12-07-2016 HEALTH

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India launches emergency vaccine drive for new polio strain

India launches emergency vaccine drive for new polio strain

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: Two years after it was declared polio free, India said Wednesday it was launching an emergency vaccination drive after discovering a strain of the disease that is not covered by its existing inoculations. Although no actual case of the disease has been detected, health officials said they...

15-06-2016 HEALTH

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Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO

Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK: Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, a milestone in the fight against the disease.The announcement is a boost for a generation of Thai health workers who have transformed the nation from one of Asia’s...

08-06-2016 HEALTH

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Down's syndrome 'treated' with green tea: study

Down's syndrome 'treated' with green tea: study

TRANS ASIA NEWSPARIS: A chemical in green tea has been shown to improve cognitive ability in persons with Down’s syndrome, scientists and doctors said Tuesday.In a year-long clinical trial, the treatment led to improved scores on memory and behaviour tests, they reported in a study, published in the The Lancet...

07-06-2016 HEALTH

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More than 2,000 Indians contract HIV after transfusions

More than 2,000 Indians contract HIV after transfusions

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: More than 2,000 Indians contracted HIV over a 17-month period after receiving blood transfusions, data from the national AIDS body showed Wednesday. In response to a Right to Information request filed by Mumbai-based activist Chetan Kothari, the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) said 2,234 people had been...

02-06-2016 HEALTH

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Swallowing balloon can help you reduce weight: experts

Swallowing balloon can help you reduce weight: experts

TRANS ASIA NEWSExperts suggest that overweight and obese people can now reduce their weight by just swallowing a balloon, as it fills their stomach which helps to control their hunger cravings.Researchers who gathered at the Digestive Disease Week conference reported that, this had helped a group of people to lose...

25-05-2016 HEALTH

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Thanks To Fortis, ‘Crippled’ Middle-Aged Woman Up And Runnin…

Thanks To Fortis, ‘Crippled’ Middle-Aged Woman Up And Running Again

“Can’t thank Dr Mandeep Singh enough to help me get on to my knees again” TRANS ASIA NEWS SRINAGAR: A few months before, Famida, 48, a housewife was barely able to walk or even sit for prayers. Household chores became an everyday challenge for her and she was practically handicapped as she...

18-05-2016 HEALTH

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Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

TRANS ASIA NEWS Nearly half of all heart attacks may be silent, occurring without any symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, a US study suggests.Silent heart attacks, discovered during exams by cardiologists, were more common in men, researchers found. (Symptomatic heart attacks are more common in...

17-05-2016 HEALTH

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IVF baby at age 72 is unethical, say doctors

IVF baby at age 72 is unethical, say doctors

TRANS ASIA NEWSBENGALURU: Haryana couple Daljinder Kaur, 72, and her husband Mohinder Singh Gill, 79, may be celebrating their bundle of joy in the dusk of their lives, but IVF experts and gynaecologists in Bengaluru are frowning on the process, terming it completely unethical.

12-05-2016 HEALTH

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Five lakh people die of cancer annually in India: Govt

Five lakh people die of cancer annually in India: Govt

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI-- Cancer claims five lakh lives in India annually, government said in Lok Sabha (Lower House) on Friday.(One Lakh:100,000)

10-05-2016 HEALTH

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Mango isn’t simply about indulgence. It has health benefits …

Mango isn’t simply about indulgence. It has health benefits too

TRANS ASIA NEWSWashington DC:- Mango is undeniably a super fruit, the proverbial ‘king of fruits’. However, not only is it the ultimate indulgence, it has several health benefits as well. The fruit has been found to have anti-obesity, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and intestinal health-boosting properties, according to a recent research.Four new...

07-05-2016 HEALTH

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MSF slams major UN powers over hospital attacks

MSF slams major UN powers over hospital attacks

TRANS ASIA NEWS UNITED NATIONS: Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres on Tuesday slammed four of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for ties to attacks on hospitals in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan as the council demanded an end to such strikes. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution...

04-05-2016 HEALTH

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Six African nations would be malaria-free by 2020: WHO

Six African nations would be malaria-free by 2020: WHO

TRANS ASIA NEWSGENEVA: Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day.One of the goals of the World Health Organization’s 2016-2030 programme against malaria is to wipe out...

25-04-2016 HEALTH

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Safe male birth control 'pill' in the offing

Safe male birth control 'pill' in the offing

TRANS ASIA NEWSLondon:- Targeting an enzyme present in testes cells which give rise to sperm, researchers, including an Indian-origin reproductive biologist, have discovered a novel way to develop non-hormonal birth control drug for men that will be free of side effects.

14-04-2016 HEALTH

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Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart: study

Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart: study

TRANS ASIA NEWS Paris, France: Replacing animal fat in the human diet with vegetable oil seems not to lower heart disease risk, and might even boost it, according to a study published Wednesday that challenges a cornerstone of dietary advice. Switching from saturated to unsaturated Omega-6 fats did result in lower blood...

13-04-2016 HEALTH

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Marijuana offers new hope for male fertility cure: study

Marijuana offers new hope for male fertility cure: study

TRANS ASIA NEWS Washington D.C.: Frequently smoking pot can take its toll on your sperm and now, a new study suggests that a marijuana receptor might actually hold the key to new fertility treatments for men. In the research, scientists showed that a cannabinoid receptor, called "CB2," helps regulate the creation of...

09-04-2016 HEALTH

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Death toll from yellow fever in Angola rises to 225: Ministe…

Death toll from yellow fever in Angola rises to 225: Minister

TRANS ASIA NEWS Angola:- The death toll from a yellow fever pandemic in Angola has risen to 225, the southern African country’s heath minster says, warning of a possible surge in casualties. Luis Sambo said on Tuesday that some 1,600 cases have been recorded so far.

06-04-2016 HEALTH

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India banned 344 drugs including Vicks 500 and Corex

India banned 344 drugs including Vicks 500 and Corex

TRANS ASIA NEWS New Delhi:- One of India’s most popular medicines for cough and cold, Vicks Action 500 Extra, will not be available in chemist shops any more after the government banned fixed dose combination drugs,HT reported.Apart from Vicks, India has banned the manufacture and sale of more than 300 combination...

15-03-2016 HEALTH

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