Lung cancer and COPD projected to increase over coming decades

A major new publication from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) ahead of its annual congress (Barcelona, 7 Sept 2013), shows that lung conditions are responsible for 1 in 10 of all deaths across Europe, with deaths due to lung cancer and COPD predicted to rise over the coming decades. The European Lung White Book is … Read more

Direct air connectivity between India and Australia to boost tourism

The Australian Tourism Minister Mr. Martin Ferguson has called for direct air connectivity between India and Australia to boost tourism. He stated this during his discussion with Union Tourism Minister Shri K.Chiranjeevi here. Both the Ministers also expressed their resolve to strengthen bilateral tourism cooperation. Referring to the recentĀ  road shows organized by India Tourism … Read more

Top 10 Diwali SMS 2011 – happy diwali wishes sms deepavali greetings

Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali, popularly known as the “festival of lights”, is an important festival in Hinduism, celebrated for different reasons, occurring between mid-October and mid-November.

For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC.

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Breast Implants :: Breast implants linked to higher suicide rate

Women who undergo breast augmentation surgery are nearly three times as likely to commit suicide, according to a study published in the August issue of Annals of Plastic Surgery. This research confirms previously seen links between breast implants and a strikingly high risk of suicide, as well as deaths from alcohol or drug dependence.

Colon Cancer :: Colonoscopy up in NYC

More New Yorkers are getting life-saving colonoscopies than ever before, the Health Department announced today, and people of all races and incomes are benefiting. The test ? which can detect, prevent, or cure colorectal cancer ? is generally recommended once every decade for people 50 and older, and earlier for those with a family history of the disease.

Diabetes :: Governor Rendell unveils Pennsylvania?s first diabetes action plan

US Governor Edward G. Rendell signed two executive orders to improve how Pennsylvanians with chronic disease receive health care in the future. Both initiatives are part of the Governor?s Prescription for Pennsylvania health care reform plan.

Prostate Cancer :: A single PSA measurement in middle age predicts diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer

Almost all advanced cancers could be found early by intense screening of at-risk patients, according to researchers from New York and Malmo, Sweden who analyzed samples taken from a population-based cohort of 21,277 men in Malmo, Sweden between 1974 and 1986 to determine whether initial PSA plasma levels correlated with future diagnosis of advanced disease.

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