World Health

Obesity Causes Diabetes in Women, Kidney Disease in Men

LONDON:Obesity poses a higher risk of type 2 diabetes in women, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and chronic kidney disease in men, said a… Read more..

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

NEW YORK:Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life have a greater risk of developing ovarian… Read more..

Neurotrophin-3 Identified as Key Factor in Anxiety Disorder

WASHINGTON:A recent study has revealed that boosting a molecule named neurotrophin-3 in the brain can change 'dispositional anxiety'. Researchers found that neurotrophin-3 can trigger neurons… Read more..

Healthy Blood Vessels may Delay Cognitive Decline

High blood pressure may affect conditions such as Alzheimer's disease by interfering with the Dbrain's waste management system, according to new research in rats published… Read more..

China Reports Nearly 1 mn Cases of Occupational Diseases

BEIJING:China reported over 970,000 cases of occupational diseases by the end of 2018 of which 90 per cent cases were pneumoconiosis.The data was given by… Read more..

50 Percent of People do not Know they have High Blood Pressure

A study involving scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation has revealed 50 per cent of Australians… Read more..

Over 1.5 Crore People will Need Chemotherapy Globally Each Year by 2040

MELBOURNE:Over 1.5 crore people will need chemotherapy globally each year by 2040, a new study has said, suggesting that around one lakh cancer physicians will… Read more..

Suicide Attempts by Poisoning on Rise Among US Youth

NEW YORK:Suicide attempts by poisoning among youngsters have more than doubled, and more than tripled for girls and young women in the last one decade… Read more..

The Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life is a Happy Wife

AMSTERDAM:Is your wife a cheerful person? If yes, then you are more likely to lead a healthier and longer life as compared to those who… Read more..

S. Korea Overturns Abortion Ban after 66 yrs

SEOUL:South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled as "unconstitutional" a 66-year-old law that made abortion a crime punishable by up to two years in prison, calling for… Read more..

Washington Raises Smoking Age to 21 to Curb Addiction

SAN FRANCISCO:Governor Jay Inslee of Washington has signed a bill into law raising the state's smoking age to 21 years, making it the ninth in… Read more..

Fish Mucus Offers Potential New Antibiotics

 NEW YORK:With current antibiotics dwindling in effectiveness against multidrug-resistant pathogens, researchers have identified an untapped antibiotic candidate in the protective mucus that coats young fish.The… Read more..