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Saturday, December 6, 2014
Obesity and extreme obesity can reduce life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive people of as much as 19 years of good health, according to a study published on Friday.
Eating raw seafood may cause acute hepatitis A: CDC
Consuming raw or undercooked seafood, especially shellfish such as oysters and clams, may lead to a higher risk of acute hepatitis A, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday after tracing 30 local acute hepatitis A cases over the past two months.
Sexual assault victims in the U.S. military say they are often ostracized by their peers or denied promotion by their commanders for reporting a crime to authorities, the Pentagon said Thursday, citing the results of a new survey.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The World Health Organization introduced new cervical cancer guidelines Wednesday, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
With this week's sudden drop in temperatures, and based on statistical data gathered in past years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday said that many cases of influenza may be expected in the near future.
An independent investigation into the death of 13 women in India after mass sterilization surgeries found the doctor and his staff used the same needles for all the procedures and never changed their gloves.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may lose its ability to cause AIDS over time as more people take anti-retroviral drugs to keep the infection at bay, researchers said Monday.
Monday, December 1, 2014
30 years on, fight for justice continues to rage in Bhopal
Nearly deaf and riddled with cancer and ulcers, 90-year-old Rampyari Bai insists she will never give up fighting for justice for victims of the world's worst industrial disaster.
Ten years since setting a trend with its workplace smoking ban, Ireland is pushing ahead to be the first EU state with plain packaging for cigarettes despite fierce opposition from tobacco companies.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Expanding waistlines weigh heavy on Malaysia
Malaysians have a passionate love affair with their lip-smacking cuisine — rich curries, succulent fried chicken, buttery breads and creamy drinks — but it is increasingly an unhealthy relationship.
  
  
  
  
  
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