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Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs, says expert — Interview

Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs, says expert — Interview

CVD are responsible for 44% of all NCD deaths, or 17.9 million deaths annually in the world, including 2 million deaths in the Americas. "Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the developmen...

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This Test Uses Blood To Find Cancer Before Any Symptoms

Researchers did note, however, that further "clinical development" was needed. The study examined 749 people without cancer and 878 who had been newly diagnosed with the disease, but not yet been ...

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First 3D-printed human corneas could treat blindness: Research

First 3D-printed human corneas could treat blindness: Research

Scientists at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom say they've created the first 3D-printed human corneas . What is the function of the cornea? The cornea is a transparent tissue that c...

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Health 'time bomb' of 22,000 children who are severely obese at 11

Health 'time bomb' of 22,000 children who are severely obese at 11

It has called on the government to deal with widening health inequality between obesity rates in children growing up in the richest and poorest areas. Local authorities, they say, need to be allowed...

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There are ‘no health gains’ from taking vitamin pills

There are ‘no health gains’ from taking vitamin pills

A new study suggests that popular vitamin supplements are mostly useless. 'The simple truth is we've got data and clinical trials that show that this approach, 'Dr David Jenkins , the study'...

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DR Congo: Ebola death toll rises to 12

DR Congo: Ebola death toll rises to 12

Around 50 per day go by boat from Bikoro to neighbouring Republic of Congo. He noted the nearly immediate response by World Health Organization and partners after Ebola was announced in Congo last...

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No Nipah virus in TN: Minister

No Nipah virus in TN: Minister

The UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) has banned the imports of fruits and vegetables from Kerala, India and animal products from South Africa. In the meantime, the department ...

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Study finds wearing glasses actually makes you smarter

Study finds wearing glasses actually makes you smarter

The researchers analysed data from more than 300,000 people who'd taken a variety of problem solving tests created to test their cognitive skills. "The genetic correlations between general cognitive...

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Health officials: Cockroach milk is the future superfood

Per a CBS News report, this particular cockroach gives birth to live young, unlike other species that lay eggs. The cockroach crystals, which contain the milk, "are like a complete food" with "all...

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Study finds the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements probably do… nothing

There are many misconceptions about vitamins and dietary supplements, and often times, product advertisements don't really have the science to back them up. Folic acid is a B-complex vitamin needed by...

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Kerala man with symptoms of Nipah under observation in Goa hospital

The state health minister, Vishwajit Rane, said every measure was being taken to ensure that the patient stays in isolation till the test results are received. "The patient is not quarantined. In the ...

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Nebraska troopers seize 118 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop

Nebraska troopers seize 118 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fentanyl and its variants killed more than 20,000 Americans past year, and the number is increasing. John Bolduc revealed his officers searched th...

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Sleeping in on weekends could extend your life

Sleeping in on weekends could extend your life

Weekends are my saving grace - I wake up at 4 a.m. during the week, and I have zero qualms about sleeping until 10 on the weekends (or as late as my children allow). "Short sleep (or long sleep ...

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From Virat to Hrithik, Many Celebrities Have Taken Sports Minister's Fitness Challenge

From Virat to Hrithik, Many Celebrities Have Taken Sports Minister's Fitness Challenge

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan took up Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on his fitness challenge and posted a video where the actor can be seen cycling while filming the video. Saina Nehw...

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Study finds Indiana has many ticks that may carry Lyme disease

Study finds Indiana has many ticks that may carry Lyme disease

Although tick bites can happen year-round, they are especially prevalent from April to September, health experts say . "I never knew when I got bit by a tick ", she said , "and I was bitten twice...

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Congo begins Ebola vaccination campaign as number of cases rise to 35

Congo begins Ebola vaccination campaign as number of cases rise to 35

Millions of dollars of reserve funding has been activated to address the outbreak, and a number of global health organizations are assisting the country's health ministry in providing vaccinations and...

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Scientists find oxycodone in Puget Sound mussels

Scientists find oxycodone in Puget Sound mussels

The areas where the oxycodone-tainted mussels were sampled are considered highly urbanized and are not near any commercial shellfish beds . It's possible, however, that the opioids could affect f...

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How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death

How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death

However the effect of short sleeps over a few days may be countered by a later lie-in. It found that people who regularly slept about five hours or less a night, including on weekends, saw a higher mo...

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Pfizer Latest Company To Settle With DOJ Over Patient Assistance Programs

Pfizer Latest Company To Settle With DOJ Over Patient Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday that the civil settlement resolves allegations that Pfizer improperly used the Patient Access Network Foundation as a conduit to cover co-payment obliga...

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Nipah Virus: How it spreads, symptoms and treatment of the infection

Nipah Virus: How it spreads, symptoms and treatment of the infection

Nipah Virus can spread fast and impact both the respiratory and neurological systems. Two people suspected to be infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus are under treatment in India's Karna...

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Ebola patients flee hospital isolation ward as virus reaches Mbandaka

Ebola patients flee hospital isolation ward as virus reaches Mbandaka

The article notes that Ebola is a "neglected tropical disease" since an effective vaccine is relatively new and the disease was discovered over 40 years ago. "There is massive population displacem...

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Ebola patients escape treatment facility, raises fear of virus outbreak

Okoroukwu explained that there was no Ebola in Nigeria but the outbreak of the disease had occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and won't wait until there was a case in Nigeria befo...

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Tough times helped our brains grow bigger, scientists find

Tough times helped our brains grow bigger, scientists find

The finding may settle a decades-long debate on the origins of human intelligence and our social relationships, scientists said. From our ape-like Australopithecus ancestors to modern Homo sapiens, ...

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Two suspected Nipah cases in Hyderabad, people asked to avoid Kerala

Two suspected Nipah cases in Hyderabad, people asked to avoid Kerala

The virus had previously been placed on the watchlist of risky, potentially epidemic pathogens by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the death toll continues to rise: now, it seems to be over ...

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North Korea says still open to talks

North Korea says still open to talks

US President Donald Trump has said his summit with North Korea's leader could still happen on 12 June, despite earlier cancelling the meeting. North Korea hardened its rhetoric toward the US o...

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