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1 in every 5 deaths around the world because of poor...

Lancet Study says globally one in every five deaths is because of poor diet Globally, one in five deaths (11 million deaths) in 2017...

Infectious diseases kill 20 times more kids in India than in...

Most deaths of children aged 5-14 in India are from communicable diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and vaccine-preventable diseases, says The Lancet Most deaths of...

Since 1990, 250 mn more adolescents at risk of diseases &...

Study finds more adolescents are now exposed to communicable and non communicable diseases, also violence In the first study to track recent global changes to...

Directly acting antivirals reduce liver cancer risk in hepatitis C patients

Results of the first study on directly acting antivirals published in The Lancet show positive outcome The first prospective, longitudinal study investigating treatment of chronic...

Science research rarely factors in gender differences: Lancet

Research is more likely to report gender differences if one of the authors is a woman Almost three quarters (70%) of biomedical research papers do...

Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults

Rates of some obesity-related cancers rising faster in adults aged 25 to 49 than in older generations An observational study using data covering more than...

Statins work, no matter at what age, says Lancet study

Statins reduce the risk of vascular events in older people, even those above 75 A meta-analysis has found that despite less evidence in the over...

By 2030, hepatitis C infections will reduce by 80%, estimates Lancet

Study shows 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths will be averted globally by 2030 A comprehensive package of...

Eat less meat, more veggies to save the earth, says Lancet...

Report advises mostly plant based foods, less animal origin foods for sustainability Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed. More than 3 billion...

Drunk driving accidents: low alcohol limits do not work

Study in The Lancet shows lowering alcohol limits for driving don't reduce road traffic accidents Reducing the blood alcohol concentration limit for driving is not...

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Petting zoos could transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors, especially children New research shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug...