Swine flu prevention option in homeopathy

With the swine flu threat growing large, people have started searching for alternative medicine such as homeopathy for prevention of H1N1 swine flu in India. As more people are being tested positive with each passing day, the citizens are seen approaching homeopathy clinics in almost all states in India, seeking homeopathic preventive medication for swine … Read more

Urgent need to reduce increasing imbalance among girl and boy child

In an effort to counter the adverse sex ratio in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nationwide ‘Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao’ or save girl child and educate her campaign at Panipat in Haryana. Mr Modi said, there is an urgent need to reduce the increasing imbalance amongst the girl and boy child … Read more

Adulterated dietary supplements seized worth $2 million in US

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized dietary supplements manufactured and held by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in Norcross, Ga., after FDA investigators found the products contained 1, 3-Dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA) or its chemical equivalent. The retail value of the seized products is more than $2 million. A complaint … Read more

Free Cancer Screening for Women

Cervical cancer is the most common female cancer in India and accounts for approximately 27% deaths worldwide. The illness is treatable if detected at an early stage, for which facilities are not easily available for most women in India. NRCW/NMEW in collaboration with the Indian Cancer Society (I Can) has organized free cancer screening at … Read more

7 to 9 hours of sleep each night maintains a healthy lifestyle

3 new studies show just how critical it is for adults to seek treatment for a sleep illness and aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. One study of 2,240 adults is the first to examine the link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and mortality … Read more

Smoking during pregnancy increases bipolar disorder risk in kids

A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children. Researchers evaluated offspring from a large cohort of pregnant women who participated in the Child Health and Development Study (CHDS) from 1959-1966. The study was based on 79 … Read more

Prayers as Mandela marks two months in hospital

South African church leaders on Wednesday led prayers in front of the hospital where critically ill former South African president Nelson Mandela is soon to mark two months in care. Archbishop Joe Seoka used the eve of the sorrow-tinged anniversary to urge South Africans to rally together. “God is using Madiba, and his extended illness, … Read more

Responsible Approach to Deficit Reduction says US Obama

Unless Congress takes action, over the next few weeks US economy will be hit with harmful automatic cuts that threaten hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs. These cuts will slash vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and health care for US troops and military families. President Obama strongly believes we need … Read more

H1N1 flu :: Pandemic swine flu – H1N1 Influenza

Novel H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.

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