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Now, fried-beer fillets that pack a punch for those who love booze

New York, Aug 31: Ever thought of taking a bite of your beer? Well, now you can, for an American chef has created what could be called the ideal food for those who love booze— fried beer.

Mark Zabel, inventor of deep-fried Texas treats including the chocolate-covered, strawberry waffle ball and jalapeno corndog shrimp, wanted to invent something that would blow away the competition at the statewide cook-offs.

Isolation as harmful as alcohol, 15 cigarettes a day

Isolation as harmful as alcohol, 15 cigarettes a dayNew York, July 28 - People with close family and social ties have 50 percent more chances of living longer than those living isolated lives without friends, families or colleagues, says a new global study.

Isolation is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, being alcoholic or obese, says the study led by Julianne Holt-Lunstad, an associate professor of psychology at Brigham Young University in Provo in Utah state.

Sharp rise in complex back surgery among older patients

New York, April 11- The percentage of older people undergoing the complicated surgery spinal stenosis to get rid of painful lower back has increased steeply, a new study shows.

Researchers said the increase was leading to higher medicare costs and more life-threatening complications.

The complex fusion procedure costs almost four times as much as decompression and is associated with three times the rate of life-threatening complications, reports nytimes. com.

UN to ask world travellers to donate $2 to fight disease

New York, March 3 - The UN Thursday will unveil a simple "citizen solution" under which each traveller around the world would be asked to donate $2 to a fund to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

The MassiveGood plan, to be launched at UN headquarters by former US president Bill Clinton and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, will collect funds to boost treatment for the three diseases in developing countries and improve maternal and child health.

The $2-campaign will be propagated through travel agencies and on websites such as Travelocity and Accor Hotels, the UN said.

Mediterranean diet likely to lower brain damage risk

New York, Feb 9 - A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory, says a new study.

The study found that people who ate a Mediterranean-like diet were less likely to have brain infarcts, or small areas of dead tissue linked to thinking problems.

The diet includes high intake of vegetables, legumes, fruits, cereals, fish and monounsaturated fatty acids such as olive oil; low intake of saturated fatty acids, dairy products, meat and poultry; and mild to moderate amounts of alcohol.

An Online Discussion On Alcohol Control

On 3rd Oct, WHO (World Health Organization) has launched a web-based An Online Discussion On Alcohol Controlpublic hearing to find out the ways of reducing the harmful use of alcohol. This is a one month online forum for public to give their suggestions on how to curb harmful consumption of alcohol. 

EXTRA: New plan to fight malaria deaths announced by UN

EXTRA: New plan to fight malaria deaths announced by UN New York  - A new Global Malaria Action Plan was announced Thursday to slash the estimated 1 million deaths from malaria each year, drawing on fresh funding of over 3 billion dollars to be provided by the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other donors.

New Zealand partner says Chinese dairy company is victim

Wellington - The Chinese dairy company at the centre of a scandal over poisoned milk that has killed three babies and made more than 6,000 ill was a victim of criminal action, the head of its New Zealand joint venture partner said on Wednesday.

Andrew Ferrier, chief executive of the Fonterra farmer cooperative that owns 43 per cent of the San Lu company, defended its failure to detect the toxic chemical melamine in its baby formula before it went on sale, saying it was so unusual that it was not tested.

UN: Significant gains against AIDS; infection and deaths decline

UN: Significant gains against AIDS; infection and deaths declineUN: Significant gains against AIDS; infection and deaths declineNew York  - The unrelenting global struggle against the AIDS epidemic has made significant gains, reflected in the decline in the number of infection and AIDS-related deaths, a new study on HIV/AIDS said Tuesday.

Billionaires give 500 million dollars to anti-smoking campaign

Billionaires give 500 million dollars to anti-smoking campaign New York  - Billionaires Bill Gates and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans on Wednesday to donate 500 million dollars to the worldwide campaign to stop people from smoking.

Trans fats ban applies to all New York eateries

Trans fats ban applies to all New York eateriesNew York  - New York City's ban on use of trans fats launched a year ago became universal on Tuesday, the city's Department of Health said.

Forget Australia, Americans are still ‘World’s Heavyweight Champions’

New York, June 20: Contradicting earlier reports, a new study has found that US is still the World’s Most Obese Country pushing Australia to the second spot.

According to an earlier study, funded by the land Down Under, it was found that 26 percent of Aussies are overweight.

This prompted one newspaper to breathlessly claim that Australia is now the fattest country in the world - even fatter than the United States, whose citizens, the paper claims, are obese at a rate of only 25 percent, reports the New York Daily News.

UN: AIDS devastating Africa, 14 million people have died since 2000

UN: AIDS devastating Africa, 14 million people have died since 2000New York  - The AIDS epidemic has eroded African societies in multiple ways, from threatening government institutions to decreasing agricultural production, a report said Monday, adding that more challenges were expected in coming years.

Antipsychotic Drugs Ineffective In Reducing Aggression: Study

Antipsychotic drugs not effective in treating aggressive behaviorNew York: Antipsychotic drugs are not effective for treating aggressive behavior in patients with low IQs, according to a new study. Researchers pointed out that the two drugs; Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal, and Novartis AG’s Haloperidol, failed in comparison to benefits offered by placebos.

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