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Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

GENEVA: Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the...

Childhood cancer survivors have fewer long-term side effects: study

NEW YORK: Better treatment strategies for pediatric cancers are helping survivors live longer, with fewer serious health problems related to their treatment, U.S. researchers...

Mars recalls some products over salmonella fears

LONDON: Confectioner Mars Inc, owner of the Mars and M&M brands, said on Friday that it had voluntarily recalled some products sold under the...

Scientists find protein that regulates skin cancer spread

PARIS: Scientists have pinpointed a cancer protein which controls the disease’s spread from the skin to other organs, and proposed Wednesday that blocking it...

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression: study

NEW YORK: Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say. “The...

‘Heat-not-burn’ cigarettes still release cancer-causing chemicals

NEW YORK: A new type of “heat-not-burn” cigarette releases some of the same cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarette smoke, a recent experiment suggests. Researchers analyzed...

UK doctor jailed for 15 years over unnecessary cancer operations

LONDON: A British breast surgeon who carried out unnecessary operations on 10 patients for personal gain was sentenced to 15 years in prison, a...

Anti-diabetes drug also ‘lessens kidney, heart disease’ risk

WASHINGTON: An anti-diabetic drug that lowers blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetes sufferers also significantly cuts the risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease,...

Being married ‘protects your health’, says new research

LONDON: Marriage appears to be good for your health and it protects you from a number of diseases including cardiac problems, say researchers. A loving...

Soldiers who smoke may be more likely to get hurt during training

NEW YORK: Pulled muscles and broken bones are common during military training and even more common among soldiers who smoke, according to a review...
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