Health

Canada court waives C$1.13 bn deposit in Quebec smoking case

A Canadian appeal court ruled on Thursday that three major tobacco companies will not have to make a preliminary deposit of C$1.13 billion ($867.56 million) as they appeal a case that awarded more tha

Flourishing in 50s? You may want to stop drinking

If you are successful and still drinking in your 50s, it's time to curb it down a little, as a recent study has revealed that those over 50s who are healthy, active, sociable, and well off face more a

‘Polio-like virus in US shows magnitude of eradication task’

The discovery of a new polio-like virus in the US, which has led to 100 children developing paralysis, underlines how much work is still to be done to eradicate the crippling disease, a UK charity gro

Glyphosate doesn’t accumulate in mother’s milk: Study

Glyphosate, the most used weed-killing chemical in the world, does not accumulate over time in human breast milk, a new study has found.

South Asians in US reluctant to seek medication for pain

South Asians living in the US are perceived to be more reluctant than other ethnicities to report pain and seek medications to treat the pain experienced...

Young people’s friendships can affect health in midlife

The number of friends we have when we are young may have a significant impact on our emotional health later in life, a new study suggests.

Would you eat this ‘nutritious burger’ made from ‘flies’

There's a new burger which is being touted as nutritious, however, there's just one issue. It's made out of 500,000 flies!

The Voice of Head and Neck Cancer Patients and their Fight

The Pink Hope Patient Support Group joined hands with The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) and Indian Dental Association (IDA) to create voice of the Head and Nec

Stroke drug ‘safe, effective’ as benefits outweigh risks

A group of medical researchers have recently deemed the clot-busting stroke drug as safe and effective, suggesting that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks.

Fat sense: Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat

Move over sweet and salt: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too.

Colorado nuns appeal birth control ruling to Supreme Court

A group of Colorado nuns said Thursday they will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a ruling that allows their employees to receive birth control from a third party under the Affordable Care Act,

Having too much sugary drinks may lead to diabetes

Excessive consumption of sugary drinks is positively associated with type 2 diabetes, a new study has claimed.

How ‘smoking up’ weed may heal broken bone

Suffered a fracture? Smoke up some marijuana as a study has revealed that one of the components of marijuana significantly helps heal bone fractures.

Hospital serving ‘crap’ drink to treat patients from deadly bug

A Birmingham based hospital is serving its patients liquid poo to help rid of a deadly bug.

Hormone deficiency in brain may cause overeating

The absence of a hormone in the brain can partly be blamed for people overeating purely for pleasure, according to a new study which may lead to more targeted therapies for obesity with fewer side eff

Asthma: Newly identified gene may increase inflammation in patients

In a breakthrough discovery, Australian scientists have revealed that a gene named PAG1 is more likely to increase inflammation in people suffering from asthma.

Distracting cell phone ‘pings’ can impair your ability to focus

If you are one of those whose cell phone keeps distracting you due to notifications, then chances are your may have trouble concentrating on other tasks as well.

Cheap generic drugs can slash breast cancer deaths

Two new studies have shown that deaths due to breast cancer can now be reduced, and it won't cost you either.

Study throws doubt on education benefit of deworming children

Fresh analysis of a landmark study in Kenya has thrown doubt on the educational benefits due to "deworming", the removal of the parasitic worms which affect millions of children in developing countrie

Excess ‘Facebooking’ may cause poor mental health in teens

Whilst teenagers love to spend time on social media sites, a new study has claimed that it can lead to poor mental health, high psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, and an unmet need for mental

How your music taste can reflect what you think

It is often said what you listen is what you think and now this has been proved in a new study that shows how your music taste can reflect what you think.

Now, there’s a ‘scorecard’ to ensure healthy shopping

Worried about not buying the right groceries? Scientists have now crafted a scorecard that'll help ensure you shop healthy.

Indian-led US team develops plant protein-based drugs for multiple infectious diseases

A team of scientists, led by an Indian, has reportedly developed a plant protein-based drug for treatment of all infectious diseases, including Malaria, AIDs and Ebola.

Contraception: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing, US report

More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls in the United States have used the morning-after pill - a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contrac

Drinking coffee may slash diabetes risk by 50 pct: Study

Love drinking coffee? It may pay off as a new study has revealed that people who drink the beverage regularly are 50 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as compared to those who don't.

Recycled DNA building blocks could stop cancer

Researchers have found that recycled DNA building blocks are cancer's Achilles heel.

Facebook use may lead to poor mental health: Study

Teens who use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for more than two hours daily may be at risk of poor mental health

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