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Night phone use a danger for adolescent mental heath, says study

Sydney, May 30 (IBNS): The world’s first long-term assessment of mental health effects from adolescents’ late-night mobile use has shown some concerning results.

UN health agency to examine lower-cost ‘biosimilar’ drugs to expand access to cancer treatment

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): As a step towards making some of the most expensive treatments for cancer more widely available in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it will launch a pilot project for prequalifying so-called “biosimilars,” or lower cost drugs.

New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

Amsterdam, Apr 22 (IBNS): New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist, says research

London, Mar 3 (IBNS) A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our waistline.

Study paves the way for new autoimmune disease treatments with fewer side effects

London, Nov 4 (IBNS): A research team has been using genetics to explore ways of producing new treatments for autoimmune diseases, but with significantly fewer side effects.

Alarming rise breast cancer among young women: Over 40 % of patients now below 50

Kolkata, Oct 27 (IBNS): In what is being seen as an alarming medical trend by doctors, the incidence of breast cancer is rapidly increasing among younger women in India, with more than 40% of the patients now below 50 years of age.

India committed to adhering to international food safety standards: JP Nadda

New Delhi, Sept 26 (IBNS): Attending the 20th session of FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia on Monday, India's Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said that the country is committed to adhering to international food safety standards.

Laughter-based exercise program for older adults has health benefits, Georgia state researchers find

Atlanta, Sept 16 (IBNS): Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

Wellness as a concept gaining ground as 40% Indians take to staying fit, healthy: Research

Mumbai, Sept 15 (IBNS): Indians are clearly witnessing the impact of hectic lifestyle and multiple responsibilities. 44.5% of the respondents in an ICICI Lombard 'Wellness' Research admitted to being under stress.

Upholding women’s human rights essential to Zika response - UN rights chief

New York, Feb 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Upholding women’s human rights is essential if the response to the Zika health emergency is to be effective, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said today, following the advice to women by some governments to delay getting pregnant due to the possible link between the virus and neurological disorders affecting newborns.