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For someone stopping taking antidepressants, the risk of experiencing one or more discontinuation symptoms (also called withdrawal symptoms), such as dizziness, headache, nausea, insomnia and irritability, due directly to stopping the medication is 15% (equivalent to one in six to seven people), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet Psychiatry. more
Pakistan registers fourth polio case of 2024

Pakistan on Saturday reported the fourth case of polio of the current year, reflecting the dismal state of health in the cash-strapped country.

Third human case associated with birth flu reported from USA

A second human case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5) virus infection has been identified in the state of Michigan.

Next pandemic is absolutely inevitable, warns top British scientist

Patrick Vallance, the UK's former chief scientific advisor, has urged the incoming British government to start preparing since the next pandemic is 'absolutely inevitable'.

Think twice before you get tattooed since new study says it may increase your risk of cancer by 21 percent

A new study from Lund University in Sweden suggests that tattoos could be a risk factor for cancer in the lymphatic system, or lymphoma. Now, the researchers underline the need for more r ...

Study reveals link between eating more ultra-processed foods and cognitive decline, stroke

People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer pr ...

Study finds impact of air pollution on heart disease will lead to millions of preventable deaths every year

The impact of air pollution on heart disease will lead to millions of preventable deaths every year unless governments introduce legislation to tackle the issue, a new global report warns ...

Lancet study reveals ways by which over 750,000 deaths associated with AMR every year in low- and middle-income countries can be prevented

Improving and expanding existing methods to prevent infections, such as hand hygiene, regular cleaning and sterilisation of equipment in healthcare facilities, availability of safe drinki ...

WHO data unveils COVID-19 eliminated a decade of progress in global level of life expectancy

Data crunched by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the COVID-19 emergency reversed more than a decade of gains in life expectancy, reinforcing the need for countrie ...

Study shows nanoplastics found in human testicles which may be linked to declining men's sperm count

A new study revealed microplastics and nanoplastics have found their way into human testicles with scientists believing it might be the leading cause of declining sperm count in men.