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Shorter treatment ‘will help tackle’ TB

Shorter treatment ‘will help tackle’ TB

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption TB can cause damage to the lungs New international guidelines aim to halve the cost and time for treating multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) should reduce treatment to around nine months. Currently, it can take as long as two years – and many […]

‘25% of pregnancies’ end in abortion

‘25% of pregnancies’ end in abortion

Image copyright Science Photo Library One in four pregnancies ends in an abortion each year, global estimates from the World Health Organization and Guttmacher Institute suggest. The report in the Lancet said 56m induced abortions take place annually – higher than previously thought. Researchers acknowledge rates have improved in many rich countries but warn this […]

E-cigarette ban lifted by hospital trust

E-cigarette ban lifted by hospital trust

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Patients and visitors will be allowed to use e-cigarettes in the grounds of City Hospital and the Queen’s Medical Centre A hospital trust has lifted a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in its grounds. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Queen Medical Centre and City Hospital, is […]

Smartphone use can reveal if you are depressed: Study – Times of India

NEW YORK: The more time you spend on your phone, the more likely you are suffering from depression, says a study. According to researchers, depression can be detected from your smartphone sensor data by tracking the number of minutes you use the phone and your daily geographical locations. The team from Northwestern University found that […]

Cannabis may help treat bone fractures: study – Deccan Herald

A component in marijuana can significantly help heal bone fractures, according to a new study that paves the way for future use of cannabinoid drugs to combat osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases. According to the research at Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University, the administration of the non-psychotropic component cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) helps heal bone […]

Major frozen chicken recall after salmonella illnesses – CNNMoney

Major frozen chicken recall after salmonella illnesses – CNNMoney

Several million pounds of frozen chicken are being recalled after 11 people got sick from salmonella. Aspen Foods is recalling nearly two million pounds of frozen chicken after three people became ill in Minnesota, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This follows another recently expanded recall by Barber Foods of Portland, Maine, which is […]

Researchers are much frightened by the dangerous trend of ‘Sunburn Art selfie’. – Benchmark Reporter

A whole new dumb creativity called sunburn art made dermatologists worried enough. This trend has made experts cringe. Sunburn is never pleasant. Everyone knows it takes lot of patience and pain bearing potential to get a perfect tan. Most importantly, it causes CANCER. But somehow, such a dangerous and hilarious trend has gone viral this […]

Obese patients ‘unlikely’ to reach healthy body weight, study finds – Irish Examiner

Obese patients ‘unlikely’ to reach healthy body weight, study finds – Irish Examiner

The chances of an obese person achieving normal body weight are very low, a study in the UK has found. Losing 5% to 10% body weight is often recommended as a weight loss target, but researchers also found the chance of this being achieved was just one in 12 for men and one in 10 […]

South Korea economy rattled as MERS outbreak scares off tourists – CTV News

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — For a South Korean tour agency, the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome feels like a bigger threat to business than a North Korean attack or nuclear reactor meltdown. Kim Chun Choo’s company, which has provided tour services for the last quarter century, is going through its worst year ever. […]

Study sees success in training women to prevent rape – Jamaica Observer

Study sees success in training women to prevent rape – Jamaica Observer

<!– 6 122 –> Study sees success in training women to prevent rape All Woman Friday, June 12, 2015 , AFP <!–6 122–>   A programme that teaches university-age women how to avoid rape has shown some success in reducing the numbers of women in Canada who are sexually assaulted, said a study […]