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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.

Spending on health increase faster than rest of global economy, UN health agency says

New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): Spending on health is outpacing the rest of the global economy, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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.

Masina Hospital in Mumbai to hold free health check-up camp on Dec 16

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IBNS): Masina Hospital in the city is organizing a free health check-up camp on Dec 16 (Sunday) in association with Rotary Club of Bombay North, along with free consultation with oncologist, ophthalmologist, gynaecologist, ENT specialist, cardiologist, paediatrician, dentist and orthopaedic surgeon.

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.

Mumps resurgence likely due to waning vaccine-derived immunity: Study

Boston, Mar 26 (IBNS): A resurgence of mumps in the U.S. among vaccinated young adults appears to be due to waning of vaccine-induced immunity, according to a new analysis from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.