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Childhood obesity increases risk of osteoarthritis

Here is what a new study has found.

17 Jun 2018 10:11 AM

WHO stresses on prioritising universal health coverage

Some 65 million are pushed into extreme poverty, mainly due to paying out-of-pocket for medicines.

05 Apr 2018 3:08 PM

New low-cost tool to detect bacteria in food, water

The researchers designed a sensitive and reliable bacteria-detecting chip that can test whether fresh foods can carry a bacterial load.

03 Apr 2018 3:55 PM

Obesity increases risk of cancer in adolescents

Obesity has shifted certain cancers to younger age groups, and intensified cellular mechanisms promoting the diseases.

27 Mar 2018 12:18 PM

Longtime US AIDS researcher picked to run CDC

Redfield, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore succeeds Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald.

22 Mar 2018 9:59 AM


World's most common STI affected by ethnic disparity

Here is what researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine found.

15 Mar 2018 4:57 PM

Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

The island started recycling plastic and pushing to reduce single-use plastic items more than a decade ago.

23 Feb 2018 1:41 PM

‘Govt spent `996 per capita on health’

The NGO mentioned that it had conducted an exercise on developing a people’s health budget for 2018-19. 

16 Feb 2018 7:50 AM

Anxious people more likely to get bitten by dogs: study

The suggested link between victim personality and risk of being bitten requires further investigation.

05 Feb 2018 12:37 PM


Modern medicine infected by the virus of mistrust

Most damaging are a series of scandals involving inadequately vetted drugs, poor oversight by health officials, and attempted cover-ups.

26 Jan 2018 2:54 PM

Just breathing can spread the flu: Study

Here is what researchers recommend for people who have the flu.

19 Jan 2018 12:55 PM

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Scientists arrived at the new approach by studying the genome of the flu virus.

19 Jan 2018 9:14 AM

Active social life lowers the risk of developing diabetes, says Study

Men living alone were even more prone to the condition, with some 94 percent higher odds of type 2 diabetes.

19 Dec 2017 12:23 PM

Scotland pushes minimum alcohol pricing in bid to boost public health

Country famous for whisky production but the price change will target cheap, strong alcohol favored by binge drinkers.

16 Nov 2017 1:12 PM


Experimental Ebola vaccines found safe, effective

Find out more.

12 Oct 2017 8:51 PM

Study reveals honey contains pesticides that pose health risk to humans

Experts believe these pesticides need to be controlled.

06 Oct 2017 1:26 PM

Twitter can help track public health: study

Researchers studied 171 million tweets.

16 Aug 2017 6:20 PM

Air travel may spread infectious diseases: study

Researchers at the Arizona State University conducted the study.

07 Aug 2017 6:21 PM

India’s gotta gig fat problem!

Research has shown that Indians figure high on the obesity chart. There is a also higher prevalence of central obesity in Indians.

07 Aug 2017 2:09 AM