Category: Health

Italy heatwave and drought spark killer wildfires

Italy heatwave and drought spark killer wildfires

ROME: A heatwave that has left Italy sweltering in record temperatures sparked wildfires Thursday which claimed the life of one elderly woman and forced the closure of a...

Global HIV meeting urges US to ‘stay engaged’ on AIDS funding

Global HIV meeting urges US to ‘stay engaged’ on AIDS funding

Paris: Organisers of an international HIV science conference urged the US government, a major donor to AIDS research and treatment programmes, to “stay engaged” even...

Newborn conjoined twins from Syria brought to southeastern Turkey for treatment

Newborn conjoined twins from Syria brought to southeastern Turkey for treatment

A pair of newborn conjoined twins from Syria has been taken across the border with an ambulance to be treated in Turkey. The twins were born via cesarean section in...

Turkish surgeon builds ears for man from his mother’s rib cartilage

Turkish surgeon builds ears for man from his mother’s rib cartilage

A Turkish man who was born with microtia, a congenital deformity where the external ear is undeveloped, received a pair of ears reconstructed by using cartilage from his...

CEJ, CCPP organize workshop on rights-based health reporting

KARACHI: “A good story should never die. You have to find ways to make sure they get reported,” said Lubna Jerar Naqvi, head of content-Social Media issues...

Smoking only in social situations may still be tied to heart problems

Smoking only in social situations may still be tied to heart problems

So-called social smokers who only light up on special occasions may have some of the same risks for heart disease as people with a daily cigarette habit, a U.S. study...

Google smartphone expected at Oct 4 event

Smartphone may cause speech delay in infants: study

ISLAMABAD: The more time toddler spends using smartphones, tablets or other screen devices, the more he or she is likely to begin talking later, researchers have warned....

No vote on healthcare bill this week in U.S. House

No vote on healthcare bill this week in U.S. House

WASHINGTON: U.S. House leaders have decided against holding a vote on a reworked healthcare system overhaul this week after failing to find the necessary support,...

Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million: WHO

Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million: WHO

GENEVA: An estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and few are aware of their condition, with death tolls from the viruses rising, the UN said...

Colorless coffee promises not to stain your teeth

Colorless coffee promises not to stain your teeth

Two brothers in Britain have come up with a new formula that makes it the world’s “first colorless coffee drink.” Brothers David and Adam Nagy said the...