Health

Heart disease and stroke mortality rates have almost stopped declining in many high-income countries and are even increasing in some countries, reveals a new study. For the study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers from the University of Melbourne analysed trends in cardiovascular...

Forty-seven people died and over 200,000 were infected by the dengue virus across Sri Lanka in the first seven months this year, government figures revealed on Monday. Till the end of July, a total of 234,078 dengue cases were reported, with the...

The New Zealand government on Monday announced a bill to decriminalize abortion so that it can treated as a health issue, rather than a crime. The reform bill proposes removing any statutory medical exam for women not more than 20 weeks into their pregnancy and includes the setting up of "safe areas" ...

Researchers have reported two cases in which young transgender women attempted to recover their fertility after stopping gender-affirming medications. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that one transgender woman was able to produce viable sperm after a few months of discontinuing her ...

Reducing high levels of remnant cholesterol or 'ugly cholesterol' can significantly cut the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction, suggest researchers. In a study, published in Atherosclerosis journal, the researchers from University of Copenhagen observed that levels of remnant cholesterol in the ...

Medical services at Chandigarh's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), which caters to around 10,000 patients daily, were severely affected on Saturday, following a strike by 1,200 resident doctors protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. ...

Raul Molina, a 46-year-old Mexican immigrant, says that cannabis is the business of the future, though for him it is a very lucrative here and now thanks to the Mint Dispensary, a unique store/restaurant in Arizona offering the likes of chicken wings dressed with THC, the active ingredient of marijuana....

Healthcare services at government-run hospitals in Telangana were affected on Friday as junior doctors boycotted all emergency services to protest against the National Medical Commission (NCM) Bill 2019. On a call given by Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA), 3,500 junior ...

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University used soft and living materials to create a biological scaffold, making a step closer to being able to 3D print a full-sized, adult human heart. The study published on Thursday in the journal Science reported the first-of-...

Healthcare services at government hospitals, including AIIMS, were severely hit on Thursday as resident doctors withdrew all services including emergency services in protest against a Bill which they say will encourage quacks. The strike has been called against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill,...