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40 million more vulnerable to heat waves because of climate change

The 2018 report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change paints a grim picture • More people globally are vulnerable to heat exposure,...

Why women live long? The answer is in reproductive strategy

He's in a rush, she isn't: Reproductive strategy drives slower female aging The aging of males and females is influenced by how they choose to...

Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated From Australia Within Next 20 years...

Australia could be the first country to eradicate cervical cancer Australia’s cervical cancer prevention program is highly effective and will eradicate the disease from the...

Lancet panel cautions about duration of blood cancer treatment

High level commission raises red flag about current methods of reporting adverse events Survival rates for blood cancers – including lymphoma, myeloma and some types...

More than one drink per day could increase risks of cardiovascular...

A new study analysed drinking habits around the world and recommended lowering alcohol intake limitsMore than one drink a day could be associated with...

Chemical coated mosquito nets could drastically improve malaria situation: Lancet

India has one of the largest numbers of malaria cases - in 2017 there were 5,33,481 cases and 107 deathsThe good old mosquito net with...

Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol, tobacco can stall the NCD epidemic:...

New analysis shows that contrary to the perception that it would hit the poorest the most, it is these sections that will gain Taxes on...

Lancet study implicates genes in “cot deaths” – sudden death in...

The mutations are very rare and not the sole cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)Genes that lead to impairment of breathing muscles could...

Despite high burden, lower back pain is often mistreated, says Lancet...

There is a tendency to prescribe more expensive interventions, researchers found Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 540...

Shortage of pathologists affecting care levels in low, middle income countries

Pathology services are central to the detection, treatment and monitoring of infectious diseases Pathology is the cornerstone of modern medicine, ensuring that patients are correctly...

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Epilepsy drugs increase pneumonia risk in Alzheimer’s patients

Study shows Alzheimer's patients on epilepsy drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia People with Alzheimer's disease using epilepsy drugs have twice the risk of...

Kids in conflict areas three times more likely to die of...

New UNICEF report highlights the challenges children in conflict areas face because of lack of clean water Children under the age of 15 living in...

New risk genes for osteoporosis hold promise of novel therapy

Scientists identified new risk genes for osteoporosis using latest data analytical tools Scientists have identified new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic bone-weakening condition that...