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US, Australia among world's most expensive countries to give birth!

A vaginal birth in Australia cost $6,775, while in America it was $10,232.

Overuse of antibiotics harming India's fight against TB: The Lancet

India, which is facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, is also the world's largest consumer of antibiotics, say researchers of Indian-origin in a study, conducted to determine whether pharmacies have contributed to the inappropriate use of antibiotics.

Effects of climate change on food production could lead to 500,000 deaths!

Effects of climate change on food production could lead to 500,000 deaths!

Published in The Lancet, the research also said that three-quarters of those deaths are likely to occur in China and India.  

 

More women living healthier in mind, not in body

Health expectancy was measured in three ways -- self-perceived health, life without disability, and time free from cognitive impairment.

Women's contribution to global health care under-recognized

Women go uncredited for their contribution to global healthcare.

Now, `sensitive` blood test that can rule out heart attacks

Now, a new blood test that can identify patients at low risk of heart attack.

Why routine brain health screenings is important for oldies over 70

A panel of world experts in ageing convened at Saint Louis University has advised to routinely screen those older than 70 for brain health.

Listening to music during surgery reduces pain, anxiety

Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people's pain, anxiety and need for painkillers, according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far.

This is why donor funding is facing a shortfall

 A new study has found that how donor funding is spent on global versus country-specific functions of.

New test detects Ebola in minutes

In a major development in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, a new test has been shown to accurately detect within minutes if an individual is infected by the virus.

Patients returning to same hospital more likely to survive

Patients with complications after major surgery are 26 percent more likely to survive if they return to the hospital where they had their operation compared to those admitted to a different hospital, shows a study.

Healthy ageing must be global priority: Lancet

As people across the world live longer, soaring levels of chronic illness and diminished well being are poised to become a major global public health challenge, researchers have warned.

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

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

CT scans can triple brain cancer risk in kids

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