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India sees decline in maternal and child deaths: Lancet

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 10:08

Two-thirds of the global decline in child deaths since 2000 occurred in just nine countries - India, China, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, a new study in Lancet has revealed.

Economic growth does not necessarily end undernutrition among kids: Lancet

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:00

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Gottingen, Germany, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, found not much association between economic growth and signs of undernutrition.

`50% Asian men commit sexual violence`

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:17

According to a recent report by the United Nations on violence against women, almost a quarter of men surveyed in Asia have admitted to committing at least one rape.

Latin America threatened with cancer epidemic

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 08:58

Latin America faces a cancer epidemic unless governments act quickly to improve health care systems and treat the poor, scientists said.

Statins alternative cuts `bad cholesterol` by up to 66%

Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 16:26

The drug, called AMG 145, is currently only being tested in an injectable form.

Experts wary of Lancet`s study on good cholesterol

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 19:14

Reacting to a study report that `good cholesterol` does not lower risk of heart diseases, international health experts said that it is "too early" to draw conclusions on its negative effects.

CT scans can triple brain cancer risk in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, June 07, 2012, 13:43

Kids who undergo two or more head CT scans have triple the risk of developing brain cancer, a new study has revealed.

Finally, an effective treatment for that `ringing in your ears`

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012, 10:37

Tinnitus, a disease that is associated with ringing in the ears, is now curable by a new combination of therapies, The Lancet reported on Friday.

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