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New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to call for China to be ‘transparent’ in sharing COVID-19 data in efforts to determine the disease’s origins, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated on Friday in Geneva. more
Drinking coffee promises to help you in weight loss, reduce diabetes risk: Study

London: A high blood caffeine level may reduce the body weight a person carries and their risk of type 2 diabetes, according to research.

Pakistan: Bannu reports first polio case of 2023

Bannu: Pakistan's first polio case of 2023 was reported from Bannu on Friday as the country failed once again to free itself from the disease.

Mild fever helps clear infections faster, suggests new study

Edmonton: It may be better to let a mild fever run its course instead of automatically reaching for medication, new University of Alberta research suggests.

Common cold gives children immunity against COVID-19: Study

During the pandemic, it became clear that children who contracted COVID-19 became less ill than adults. One hypothesis has been that common colds would give children immunity protecting a ...

55 countries face a health worker crunch linked to COVID-19: WHO

No less than 55 countries are struggling with serious health worker shortages as they continue to seek better paid opportunities in wealthier nations that have stepped up efforts to recru ...

Instant noodles makeup nearly one-third of childhood burn injuries, finds study

Chicago: Instant noodle burns accounted for nearly a third of all pediatric scald admissions at the University of Chicago Medicine between 2010 and 2020, according to a new study publishe ...

Higher dose of blood thinners did not significantly improve overall combined outcomes in patients hospitalized for COVID-19: Study

New Orleans: Giving noncritically ill patients hospitalized for COVID-19 a higher dose of blood-thinning medication than usual did not significantly reduce the combined risk of death from ...

Study finds ‘Keto-like’ diet may be linked to higher risk of heart disease

New York: The ketogenic or “keto” diet, which involves consuming very low amounts of carbohydrates and high amounts of fats, has been gaining popularity.

People who have symptoms of depression may have an increased risk of having a stroke: Study

Galway: Researchers at University of Galway have found that people with symptoms of depression were more likely to suffer an acute stroke and have a worse recovery afterwards.