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Uneven access to health services drives life expectancy gaps: World Health Organization

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): Women outlive men everywhere in the world – particularly in wealthy countries. The World Health Statistics 2019 – disaggregated by sex for the first time – explains why.

Exercise helps in preventing cartilage damage caused by arthritis: Study

London, Mar 29 (IBNS): Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

Nightshift workers need to pee more, worsening quality of life, reveals survey

Rome, Mar 18 (IBNS): Millions of people work nights, but increasingly scientists are finding that night work is associated with health problems.

Humanity ‘at a crossroads’ as damage to planet poses growing risk to health, UN environment agency warns

New York, Mar 14 (IBNS): Human activity is damaging the planet so badly, exacerbated by climate change, that it will increasingly put our health at risk, warns a major report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), released on Wednesday at the UN Environment Assembly, currently taking place in Nairobi.

UN guidelines unveiled to prevent rising hearing loss among young smartphone listeners

New York, Feb 13 (IBNS): More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds such as music played on their smartphone, UN health experts said on Tuesday, unveiling new guidelines to help address the problem.

Scientists develop smart microrobots that can adapt to their surroundings

London, Jan 21 (IBNS): Scientists at EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings.

One small flight for a drone, one ‘big leap’ for global health

New York, Dec 19 (IBNS): On a small island in the remote South Pacific, a one-month-old baby has become the world’s first child to be given a vaccine delivered by a drone, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced.

Bigger brains are smarter, but not by much: Study

New York, Dec 2 (IBNS): The English idiom “highbrow,” derived from a physical description of a skull barely able to contain the brain inside of it, comes from a long-held belief in the existence of a link between brain size and intelligence. 

Body Mass Index associated with deaths from most causes: Study

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): Body Mass Index (BMI), a measure of body fat, is linked to risk of death from every major cause except transport accidents, according to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Study shows better cardiorespiratory fitness correlates to a longer life

New York, Oct 22 (IBNS): Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness.

Out of shape and middle-aged? It's not too late to turn it around, says study

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Middle age isn’t too late to get moving and improve your future health. But don’t wait too long.

Fight against ‘vicious’ tuberculosis epidemic drastically underfunded: UN deputy chief

New York, Sept 27 (IBNS): The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever High-Level TB Meeting, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Change your diet to save both water and your health: Study

London, Sept 11 (IBNS): Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of precious fresh water, according to a JRC study published in Nature Sustainability.

Walk, cycle, dance and play – UN health agency recommends new action plan for good health

New York, June 5 (IBNS): One-in-five adults and 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not getting enough exercise, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which on Monday launched a new action plan to tackle the situation and promote good health.

New health board aims to break ‘cycle of panic and neglect’ on pandemics

New York, May 25 (IBNS): A group of international experts has been tasked with helping the planet to better prepare for outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies that have an impact on health.