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14 million ‘on brink of famine’ in Yemen: charities

5 days ago
Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs called Wednesday for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen, where they warned 14 million people were now "on the brink of famine". The joint appeal was signed by the International…

Benefit of low-salt diet for heart failure uncertain

6 days ago
Although many doctors advise heart failure patients to follow a low-salt diet to help minimize complications, a new study suggests there isn’t much high-quality evidence to support this recommendation. “We still do not have a clear…

Superbugs killed 33,000 Europeans in 2015: study

One week ago
PARIS: Drug-resistant bacteria killed more than 33,000 people in the European Union in 2015, according to new research published this week warning that superbugs were "threatening modern healthcare." In a study published in the journal…

Skin cancer deaths rates soar, mostly for men: study

8 days ago
Skin cancer deaths among men have soared in wealthy nations since 1985, with mortality rates among women rising more slowly or even declining, researchers told a medical conference in Glasgow Sunday. Reasons for the discrepancy between…

E-therapy may help ease insomnia

9 days ago
People with insomnia who receive a digitized version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as part of their treatment may find more symptom relief than those who only receive tips to improve their sleep routines, a recent experiment…

Tall people may be more prone to varicose veins: study

10 days ago
WASHINGTON: Standing above the crowd puts people at greater risk of developing varicose veins, a large genetic study suggests. Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that can be seen just under the surface of the skin, usually in the…