World Health Organization

Dementia ravaged David Cassidy — and it’s going to devastate the world

David Cassidy, a teen idol from the 1970s and one of the stars of the hit television show the “Partridge Family,” died Tuesday, after suffering from …

David Cassidy

Human form of 'mad cow' disease detectable in skin: study

Abnormal proteins involved in the brain-destroying Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a human form of "mad cow" disease, are detectable in the skin, …

Medicine

Indonesian military accused of using 'two-finger test' to check virginity of female recruits

Practice is still common in several Asian countries, despite criticism that it is "cruel" and "unscientific."<p>Indonesian police and army officials …

Extremism

If air pollution is deforming sperm, will men finally take it seriously?

Links between pollution and other conditions are already proven. Maybe the heterosexual men who run the world might pay attention this time<p>• Jenny Jones is a former chair of the Green party<p>There is nothing like the image of deformed sperm to grab the attention of male politicians. The tentative …

Opinion

Why are Germany's midwives feeling squeezed out?

Fewer midwives are attending to birth in the country, where insurance premiums are punitive and medical intervention is increasingly widespread. And it’s not only mothers who are missing their skills<p>Ten years ago, Dr Christiane Schwarz - a lecturer and researcher - decided that she could no longer …

Pregnancy

Living With London's Air Pollution Is As Dangerous As Living In A Nuclear Fallout Zone Warns Expert

How cosmopolitan.<p>In the latest horrifying revelation about what London-living is doing to our health, a study claims that the capital’s population …

Pollution

Clarisound launches hearing aid battery recycling programme across Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: If you are a hearing aid user and have accumulated used batteries from the device, there is now a way to discard the batteries in a …

Hearing Aids

There’s no better time than Christmas to give blood

A FRIEND of mine went to the doctors for a blood test and afterwards the practice nurse gave him a slip of paper stating it was “Type A.”<p>“I thought …

Nelson Mandela

NACCHO Aboriginal Health #sugar and #Sugardemic : Todays meeting of Health Ministers is a real chance to improve #HealthStarRatings for our mob

<i></i><i>” Right now, there’s a Sugardemic threatening the health of our kids, with skyrocketing rates of obesity threatening to make this generation the</i> …

Sugar

Breathless in Delhi: a taste of environmental armageddon

Even on the better days in the enveloping smog, the climate-compromised city hurts your lungs and reddens your eyes<p>It was 2am on Sunday in Delhi and a friend and I were travelling in a rickshaw, heading home from a party. It was a hellscape.<p>The highway was mostly empty, the air a greasy brown. On …

Opinion

How the world forgot to sleep

<b>Both sides of the pillow</b> have become irritatingly warm. It's now light outside as your mind races with thoughts of work, thinking about thinking and replaying that one time you called your boss "mum". In the daytime you feel and look like your face is melting. You are jealous of babies and cats …

Sleep

Scientists created a synthetic molecule, and it could end antibiotic resistance

Transfer Prevention<p>Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called superbugs, is a serious and globally recognized …

Microbiology

North Korean Soldier Who Defected Had Roundworms, Hepatitis B And Inactive Tuberculosis

The North Korean soldier who was shot while defecting to South Korea last week had a number of health problems before getting injured while crossing …

World News

Delhi's off-the-charts smog, explained

Just breathing in Delhi this month was like smoking 50 cigarettes a day.<p>Delhi has earned the unenviable distinction of becoming the most polluted city on Earth this month, as air quality has reached epically bad proportions, prompting some residents to flee.<p>On November 8, pollution surged so high …

Environment

Air pollution may be linked to men's sperm shrinking and changing shapes, which could cause infertility

Air pollution may decrease the size and shape of sperm, according to a newly published study in <i>Occupational and Environmental Medicine</i>. Such …

Pollution

Youth Obesity Is At New Highs Globally. See Where It's Increased the Most Over the Past 20 Years.

The world is getting much, much heavier. And we can expect a massive increase in obesity-related medical costs as a result. Obesity rates are at new …

Medicine

ICMR centre in UP on anvil, verbal autopsy study from January

(EDs: Recasting overnight story)<p>New Delhi, Nov 23 (PTI) The Indian Council of Medical Research is likely to get a new regional centre in Gorakhpur …

India

Post-mortem of every baby way forward to probe child deaths in UP: ICMR

Babies that die in eastern Uttar Pradesh (UP) will have to undergo a post-mortem procedure, a crucial step towards efforts to correct health systems, …

Uttar Pradesh

Performance of DRAP improved in line with WHO report: Saira Afzal

ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (APP):Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar Wednesday said performance of …

Public Health

Global study on causes of under-five mortality in India soon

By Kunal Dutt<p>New Delhi, Nov 22 (PTI) A global study on the hidden causes of deaths of children aged under five will soon be conducted in India, using …

Medicine

Premature Births in the Spotlight in Nigeria

Namibia: Born Too Soon<p>Namibian, 22 November 2017<p>SOME people say the delivery or baby ward is a happy place compared to the rest of the hospital, …

Public Health

Bird flu's fifth wave: Experts quietly warn that the virus is spreading in Asia

While trying to avoid alarmism, global health agencies are steadily ratcheting up concern about bird flu in Asia. Bird viruses that can infect humans …

Public Health

Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya’s hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis.<p>Members of the Tripoli bikers group pose for the camera at beach in Tripoli, Libya November 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah<p>Part of a …

Muammar Gaddafi

Chicago shop owners pick top holiday gifts

Struggling to secure a secret Santa gift? Searching high and low for the perfect present for that special someone? The hunt stops here. We asked …

Hyde Park

Mercury decline in seabirds due to diet, not emissions controls

For 47 years, biologists have plucked eggs from seabird nests along the British Columbia coast. Many of the eggs were collected from remote rocky …

Pollution

Do emotions related to alcohol consumption differ by alcohol type? An international cross-sectional survey of emotions associated with alcohol consumption and influence on drink choice in different settings

Strengths and limitations of this study<p>The Global Drug Survey is a well-established international survey that allows analysis of both drug and …

Research

How much alcohol do you drink? The clue may be in the values of your national culture

Countries where people tend to value autonomy and harmony the most tend to drink more alcohol, our latest study shows. And countries where people are …

Alcohol

Teva launches personalised digital support for MS patients

<b>Teva has launched a new patient support programme that offers personalised, flexible digital support to patients with relapsing forms of multiple</b> …

Pharma

Abusive avatars help schizophrenics confront their demons and defeat them, research finds

“You’re rubbish. You’re rubbish. You’re a waste of space.” The computer avatar pulls no punches as it lays into the young woman, a schizophrenia …

News (China)

How to cover an epidemic - Journalist's Resource

Working as the medical reporter for The Canadian Press, Helen Branswell found herself in the midst of an epidemic.<p>The outbreak of SARS, or severe …

Public Health