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Indian children died after eating lychees on empty stomach

Indian children died after eating lychees on empty stomach

US and Indian scientists say a mystery illness that killed more than 100 children a year in northern India was caused by eating lychees on an empty stomach. For more than two decades, apparently healthy children in a region of Bihar suffered sudden seizures and lost consciousness. Almost half died, baffling doctors. New research, published […]

Work-life balance ‘increasingly stressful for fathers’

Work-life balance ‘increasingly stressful for fathers’

Nearly half of working fathers would like a less stressful job so they can spend more time caring for their children, a study has found. About a third would take a pay cut to achieve a better work-life balance, the charity Working Families said. Employers are not doing enough to help dads take a more […]

Study: Smoking will kill eight million a year by 2030

Study: Smoking will kill eight million a year by 2030

Study conducted with US National Cancer Institute says 80 percent of deaths occur in low and middle-income countries Smoking will kill more than eight million people a year by 2030, according to a World Health Organization study. The study, which was conducted with the US National Cancer Institute and released on Tuesday, found that more […]

Bill Gates warns world “vulnerable” to deadly epidemic in next decade

Bill Gates warns world “vulnerable” to deadly epidemic in next decade

LONDON: Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Friday that the world was vulnerable to a deadly epidemic of an illness like flu, with the recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks underlining weaknesses in global efforts to tackle health crises swiftly. Gates, whose foundation invests in improving health care in developing countries, said the global emergency response […]

More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

Dr. Farid Fata, a prominent cancer doctor in Michigan who admitted in court one year ago to intentionally and wrongfully diagnosing healthy people with cancer. Fata also admitted to giving them chemotherapy drugs for the purpose of making a profit. Were his patients shocked? You bet they were. Who would ever suspect a Doctor of […]

Smoking weakens spine, causes spine infections: Experts

Smoking weakens spine, causes spine infections: Experts

New Delhi: Smoking weakens the spine and thus further leads to several types of diseases including infection in the spine, health experts warned here on Friday. According to the experts, smoking reduces bone density, which puts the vertebrae at greater risk of developing osteoporosis, facet disease, spinal arthritis and other degenerative spine conditions. Cigarettes contain […]