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One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet high in sugar, salt, processed meat

Eleven million deaths worldwide in 2017 were linked to people eating poor diets. The United States ranked 43rd, while Britain was 23rd, China 140th and India 118th.

Apr 04, 2019, 06:31 AM IST

Typhoid vaccine could halve infection rate: Study

The study provides evidence to support the development of Vi-conjugate vaccines as a control measure to reduce the burden of typhoid fever.

Oct 02, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Low-fat, high carb diet may increase death risk: Study

The lowest risk of death was in those people who consume three to four servings (or a total of 375 to 500 grammes) of fruits, vegetables and legumes a day, researchers said.

Aug 30, 2017, 19:43 PM IST

No more flu shots? These painless disposable patches may soon replace needles

The new technology can be self-administered and stored without refrigeration, making it significantly cheaper that traditional vaccines.

Jul 02, 2017, 12:56 PM IST

Researchers estimate life expectancy to exceed 90 by 2030!

The study offers many reasons behind the findings.

Feb 22, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

Air pollution claims two Indian lives every minute, says study!

The study says causes of air pollution and climate change are intricately linked and needed to be tackled together.

Feb 19, 2017, 10:29 AM IST

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.

Sep 16, 2016, 09:06 AM IST

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.

Aug 26, 2016, 00:07 AM IST

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.  


Mar 04, 2016, 09:25 AM IST

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.

Dec 09, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

Women's contribution to global health care under-recognized

Women go uncredited for their contribution to global healthcare.

Oct 12, 2015, 13:30 PM IST

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.

Oct 08, 2015, 10:44 AM IST

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.

Sep 13, 2015, 10:09 AM IST

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.

Aug 13, 2015, 16:40 PM IST

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.

Jul 13, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

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.

Jun 26, 2015, 12:49 PM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2015, 18:28 PM IST

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.

Nov 06, 2014, 16:54 PM IST

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

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

Nov 08, 2012, 16:26 PM IST

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.

Jun 07, 2012, 13:43 PM IST