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Need to address Hepatitis C, drug use: Experts

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 09:12

There was an urgent need to address issues like Hepatitis-C and adolescent drug use to prevent spread of HIV/AIDS, experts said Tuesday.

WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 09:42

The World Health Organization and campaigners launched a drive Friday to try to wipe out mercury in medical thermometers, a day after nations signed a UN treaty to control the toxic liquid metal.

Childhood bullying linked to self-harm behaviour in adolescence

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 14:18

Researchers have found that childhood bullying could increase the risk of self-harm among individuals during their adolescent years.

Bullied kids suffer lasting psychological harm as adults

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 17:36

Bullied children are at an increased risk of developing anxiety disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts as adults, according to a new study.

Genital harm twice as common as dental injuries

Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 16:45

Think twice before making fun of your friend for going to the hospital after getting hit in the crotch with a soccer ball, as these accidents are more common than you’d imagine, a new study has revealed.

New traffic-light blood test to show hidden alcohol harm

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 14:42

A traffic-light colour-coded blood test can reveal the hidden liver damage caused by drinking alcohol above the recommended limits, experts say.

Omega-3 fatty acids `may reduce physical harm caused by smoking`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 18:03

Intake of Omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce the physical damage that is caused by smoking, a new study has revealed.

One in 12 teenagers self harm, study finds

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 09:56

One in 12 young people, mostly girls, engage in self-harming such as cutting, burning or taking life-threatening risks.

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