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Addictive gaming to be recognised as disease: WHO

GENEVA: "Gaming disorder" will be recognised as a disease later this year following expert consensus over the addictive risks associated with playing electronic games, the World Health Organization said Friday. The disorder will be…

Air pollution linked to kidney disease risk: study

WASHINGTON: Breathing dirty air may increase the risk for kidney problems, a study in U.S. veterans suggests. “Air pollution is a risk factor for kidney disease development,” Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care…

A fifth of global deaths linked to diet: study

PARIS: Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and although humans are living longer than ever before, one in five deaths last year were linked to poor diet, researchers said on Friday. More than 1.6 million people in poor…

Pet owners more likely to find ticks on themselves

LONDON: Having a pet dog or cat more than doubles the odds that humans will find a tick on themselves, and that could raise the risk of contracting tick-borne diseases like Lyme, researchers say. “Ticks can transmit disease to people and…