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More than 7,000 die annually of passive

Guwahati, May 31 (UNI) While tobacco consumption continues to be a major cause of cancer-related deaths, passive smoking too claims over thousands of lives annually in India.

Don’t let smoking steal life’s breat

New York, May 30 (IBNS): Tobacco use continues to claim around eight million lives a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, in a call for faster action from governments to tackle smoking and the “enormous” health, social, environmental and economic costs it entails.

Kerala: Hospitals directed to certify br

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (UNI) Kerala Health Department has directed all the hospitals in the State to certify brain death as mandatory as part of promoting organ donation.

Amid ‘unprecedented combination’ of

New Delhi, May 28 (IBNS): Amid what global Vaccine Alliance Gavi is calling an “unprecedented combination” of epidemics, the UN and partners are supporting  the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s major new immunization campaign against cholera which began on Monday, targeting more than 800,000.

Awareness drive at Menstrual Festival

Hyderabad, May 26 (UNI): As part of 'Menstrual Festival', a one-day seminar with the theme 'Celebrate The Blood', was hosted on the eve of Menstrual Hygiene Day on Tuesday by Good Universe - a Society of social workers, professionals, health care specialists and young like minded people, at Sarath City Capital Mall, here on Sunday.

Women to run for fitness in Jammu city o

Jammu, May 25 (UNI) Hundreds of women will be running to promote fitness in Jammu on Sunday.

DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says new

New York, May 24 (IBNS): With the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s worst ever Ebola outbreak now in its tenth month, the United Nations on Thursday announced measures to strengthen its response, with the Organization’s newly appointed Emergency Coordinator (EERC) declaring there is “no time to lose”.

End ‘shame, isolation and segregation

New York, May 24 (IBNS): Although obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, more than two million women and girls still live with the painful and disfiguring condition, according to UN data.

Sixty measles cases confirmed in New Zea

Auckland, New Zealand, May 20 (Xinhua) Sixty measles cases were confirmed in New Zealand's Auckland including five news cases over the weekend, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) announced on Monday.

Over 1,200 people died from Ebola outbre

Moscow, May 20 (Sputnik/UNI) More than 1,200 people have died from the Ebola virus disease since August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the country's Health Ministry said.

Preschoolers who watch TV sleep less, st

Amherst, May 18 (IBNS): Preschoolers who watch TV sleep significantly less than those who don’t, according to new research by University of Massachusetts Amherst neuroscientist Rebecca Spencer and developmental science graduate student Abigail Helm.

Woman devotee dies of cardiac arrest at

Madurai, May 17 (UNI) A sexagenarian woman devotee died of cardiac arrest while worshipping at the World-renowned Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple on Friday.

Countries must up their game to reduce l

New York, May 16 (IBNS): Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report released on Wednesday.

UN health agency highlights lifestyle ch

New York, May 15 (IBNS): Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.

Common food additive found to affect gut

Sydney, May 14 (IBNS): University of Sydney research provides new evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health.

Global study predicts more than 50 perce

Sydney, May 14 (IBNS): More than 15 million people each year will need chemotherapy by 2040, a landmark study published today by a team of Australian researchers has shown. 

WHO is establishing technical advisory g

New York, May 14 (IBNS): WHO is establishing a global multi-disciplinary technical group to advise us on issues related to digital health.

WHO welcomes industry action to align wi

New York, May 14 (IBNS): WHO welcomes the commitment by the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to align with the WHO target to eliminate industrially produced trans fat from the global food supply by 2023.

Growing up in poverty doubles diagnoses

New York, May 13 (IBNS): Being raised in impoverished urban neighbourhoods more than doubles the average person’s chances of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by middle adulthood. These are the striking findings of a new study by Concordia and University of California, Davis researchers involving nearly 4,000 families monitored over 30 years.

Dietary fats entering the brain may expl

New York, May 13 (IBNS): Obesity and depression have long been linked, with previous clinical studies finding an association between these two conditions. However, until now, the mechanisms of how obesity affects depression and vice versa have not been fully understood.  

How much coffee is harmful to your healt

Sydney, May 13 (IBNS): Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much?

Jammu and Kashmir: Man suffers cardiac a

Jammu, May 12 (UNI) An inspector of Jammu and Kashmir Police has saved a precious life of a man, who suffered a cardiac arrest while travelling towards Jammu from Srinagar in a cab, sources here said.

Stress in early life could make people m

London, May 11 (IBNS): New research by the University of Bristol has found that early life adversity could make an individual more at risk of developing negative thinking, which could lead to major depressive disorder (MDD). The findings provide biological and psychological evidence to support work first proposed in the 1960s.

Study aims at unpacking the links: Chron

New York, May 10 (IBNS): Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering hormone.

Communicating food benefits to children

New York, May 10 (IBNS): Communicating food benefits to children that they can relate to may get them to eat healthier.

Study shows that anger is more harmful t

New York, May 10 (IBNS): Anger may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness, according to a new study published by Concordia researchers. And if that anger increases inflammation, it could lead to such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer.

Smoking makes Rheumatoid Arthritis worse

Kolkata, May 10 (UNI) Smoking is linked to the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis, particularly for people who have smoked 20 years or longer, according to medicos of CK Birla Hospitals-CMRI.

DR Congo: Ebola claims over 1,000 lives,

New York, May 9 (IBNS): Now in its tenth month, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the spread of the deadly virus.

Patterns of compulsive smartphone use su

New York, May 5 (IBNS): In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost as common as the smartphones themselves: being sucked into that black hole of staring at those specific apps — you know which ones they are — and then a half an hour has gone by before you realize it.

Prolonged exposure to low-dose radiation

New York, May 4 (IBNS): Prolonged exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation increased the risk of hypertension, according to a study of workers at a nuclear plant in Russia published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

Stressed at work and trouble sleeping ar

Milan, May 4 (IBNS): Work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension.

Heart damage from preterm birth may be c

Milan, May 4 (IBNS): Heart abnormalities caused by premature birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthood, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Avoid smoky environments to protect your

Milan, May 4 (IBNS): If a room or car is smoky, stay away until it has cleared. That’s the main message of research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Exercise may improve memory in heart fai

Milan, May 4 (IBNS): Two-thirds of patients with heart failure have cognitive problems, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Children and teens who drink low-calorie

Washington, May 4 (IBNS): U.S. children and teens who consumed low-calorie or zero-calorie sweetened beverages took in about 200 extra calories on a given day compared to those who drank water, and they took in about the same number of calories as youth who consumed sugary beverages, according to a study published today.

WHO calls for more investment in primary

New York, May 4 (IBNS): Primary health care is key to solving the health challenges facing countries in Asia and the Pacific, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Teaching happiness to dementia caregiver

New York, May 4 (IBNS): Caring for family members with dementia -- which is on the rise in the U.S. -- causes significant emotional and physical stress that increases caregivers’ risk of depression, anxiety and death.

Ebola situation worsening in DR Congo, a

New York, May 1 (IBNS): Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN health agency’s officials said on Tuesday, following a visit to the epicentre of what is already the worst outbreak in the country’s history.

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