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8.2 million people die of caner every year 8.2 million people die of caner every year

The World Cancer Day is being observed today (Thursday) in the country as elsewhere across the globe…


Zika: WHO declares global emergency Zika: WHO declares global emergency

A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring…


Two vector-borne diseases that pass from mother to child Two vector-borne diseases that pass from mother to child

The US researchers have identified two life-threatening vector-borne diseases that can be passed from…


Men with autism have different brain connections Men with autism have different brain connections

London: Men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have subtle differences in a part of the brain crucial…


Size does matter when it comes to animal brains Size does matter when it comes to animal brains

A mammal's brain size predicts its problem-solving ability, says a study.   Species with large…


Zika virus could become 'explosive pandemic' Zika virus could become 'explosive pandemic'

US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which…


Smokers Who Quit 15 Years Ago Still At High Lung Cancer Risk Smokers Who Quit 15 Years Ago Still At High Lung Cancer Risk

New York:  People who kicked the butt as long as 15 years ago are still at high risk for lung cancer…


WHO cautions against MERS WHO cautions against MERS

The United Nations health agency cautioned South-East Asia States on Sunday to remain vigilant against…


Zika: Olympics plans announced by Rio authorities Zika: Olympics plans announced by Rio authorities

The Rio de Janeiro authorities have announced plans to prevent the spread of the Zika virus during the…


Zika virus travel warnings spread to Africa and Oceania Zika virus travel warnings spread to Africa and Oceania

Travel warnings to pregnant women have been extended to eight more countries or territories amid concerns…


Irregular heartbeat 'riskier for women' Irregular heartbeat 'riskier for women'

Having an irregular heartbeat poses a greater health risk to women than men, a review of 30 studies,…


Baby Born in Hawaii With Zika Virus Baby Born in Hawaii With Zika Virus

A baby born in an Oahu hospital has tested positive for the mosquito-borne Zika virus.   Health…


Obesity linked with blood clots in kids, juveniles Obesity linked with blood clots in kids, juveniles

Obesity has an association with the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents,…


Kidney stones on the rise among US youth Kidney stones on the rise among US youth

Kidney stones are increasing, particularly among adolescents, females and African-Americans in US, a…


Ebola virus: New case emerges in Sierra Leone Ebola virus: New case emerges in Sierra Leone

Health officials in Sierra Leone have confirmed a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization…


First aid, diabetes screening available at DITF First aid, diabetes screening available at DITF

Novo Nordisk, the world's largest insulin maker, is providing first aid and diabetes screening to…


Obese? Cut down on siting time to curb heart disease risk Obese? Cut down on siting time to curb heart disease risk

If you are suffering from obesity, reducing the time spent on watching televion or playing computer…


Common painkiller with anti-cancer properties identified Common painkiller with anti-cancer properties identified

Researchers have identified a low-cost and readily accessible painkiller that has significant anti-cancer…


Heartburn pills may raise kidney disease risk Heartburn pills may raise kidney disease risk

Popping common over-the-counter pills for controlling stomach acid, gas and heartburn daily may put…


ZEISS optics for 3 new Fellowes lenses ZEISS optics for 3 new Fellowes lenses

Fellowes, a manufacturer of mobile photography accessories, has launched three new lenses with opticals…


Increased light exposure may make kids overweight Increased light exposure may make kids overweight

Children who spend too much time on tablets, mobile phone or television are more likely to gain unhealthy…


50 percent rise in dengue deaths in Malaysia 50 percent rise in dengue deaths in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 6: The Malaysian health ministry on Wednesday announced that there was more than a…


Emotions do affect brain's creative network Emotions do affect brain's creative network

Emotional expression affects the brain's creativity network, says a new brain-scanning study of…


Babies learn turn-taking much before talking Babies learn turn-taking much before talking

Taking turns to respond to each other is a key part of conversation and babies learn the technique at…


High dose vitamin D could treat multiple sclerosis High dose vitamin D could treat multiple sclerosis

Low levels of vitamin D are known to be associated with an increased risk of developing MS but it is…


Asthma may increase risk of painful skin rash Asthma may increase risk of painful skin rash

New York: People with asthma may be at increased risk of shingles, a common form of painful skin rash…


Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus

Guinea is to be declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO), two years after the epidemic…


Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable' Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'

Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England's chief medical officer has warned.  …


Environmental pollution too behind antibiotic resistance? Environmental pollution too behind antibiotic resistance?

 Can the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria be squarely blamed on the misuse and overuse…


Novel liver hormone cuts cravings for sweets, alcohol Novel liver hormone cuts cravings for sweets, alcohol

In a good news for those who cannot shun their drink and also have "sweet tooth", scientists…


2,400 Brazil babies born with brain damage, emergency declared 2,400 Brazil babies born with brain damage, emergency declared

Brazilian health authorities are sounding the alarm about a mosquito-borne virus that they believe may…


Weight loss surgery 'cuts risk' of diabetes and heart attacks Weight loss surgery 'cuts risk' of diabetes and heart attacks

Weight-loss surgery can cut the risk of diabetes and heart attacks as well as keep fat off, a UK study…


Govt to provide health cards to poor Govt to provide health cards to poor

The government on Sunday signed a deal with an insurance company to provide health cards to poor people…


Daily Magnesium intake can prevent pancreatic cancer Daily Magnesium intake can prevent pancreatic cancer

Previous studies have found that magnesium is inversely associated with the risk of diabetes, which…


Report: Drug overdose deaths surge across US Report: Drug overdose deaths surge across US

New York:  Drug overdose deaths surged across the U.S. to the highest level since at least 1970,…


Chronic binge drinking kills liver faster Chronic binge drinking kills liver faster

Chronic alcohol use, when combined with repeated binge drinking, causes more damage to the liver than…


Mers vaccine 'a step closer', say scientists Mers vaccine 'a step closer', say scientists

An effective vaccine to protect against the Mers virus is a step closer, a report in the journal Science…


18 per cent of aids cases in Saudi Arabia are women 18 per cent of aids cases in Saudi Arabia are women

MANAMA: Women represent 18 per cent of the people who contracts Aids in Saudi Arabia in 2014, a senior…


'Hunger Hormone' May Treat Artery Disease 'Hunger Hormone' May Treat Artery Disease

London:  The appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin could be used to treat an advanced form of peripheral…

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