Health

  • School kids warned of exposure to sun

    Warning that 66,000 people die each year of skin cancer, the United Nations, has launched a new school campaign to try to increase awareness among children that too much exposure to the sun may cause

  • It's getting awfully warm up here in Alaska

    Skeptics of global warming should come to this Eskimo village on the Arctic Ocean, roughly 250 miles north of Arctic Circle. It's hard to be complacent about climate change when you're in an area

  • Easy access reason for rise in drug abuse: NCB

    Easy access is the main reason why drug abuse is increasing in Male, says Commissioner of Narcotics Control Board, Lt. Col. Abdul Shakoor Abdulla. He said it has been identified that people who have

  • Growing cases of malaria witnessed

    Pakistan, being an endemic zone for malaria, registers a high incidence of associated mortality and morbidity among people of all age groups, particularly children. The situation is turning further

  • Bono confronts Bush over AIDS funds

    Irish rock star Bono has confronted US President George Bush in the Oval Office, over the vast gap between the funding promised in the State of the Union address and the actual money headed for

  • Smoking them out

    France's proposed new soft drug legislation has sparked fears of a more repressive approach to cannabis users, says Amelia Gentleman. At a time when countries throughout Europe are beginning to relax

  • Disease control 'hit by red tape'

    Vital tests to diagnose infections and protect public health will be thrown into chaos under quality control measures being demanded by the government, the health protection agency warned last night.

  • Children suffer less from Sars

    Children seem to be spared the deadly symptoms of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), suggests an analysis of the Canadian outbreak. The global Sars outbreak killed 916 and sickened 8,422

  • Spurt of dengue cases in Aiims campus

    Residential premises of doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences have these days become a health hazard. Insanitary condition inside the east and west campus of the institute in Delhi

  • Farners high on HIV list, after truck drivers

    As if failed crops, unemployed and indebtedness, the usual after effects of drought, were not enough, farmers in North Karnataka are now facing an unexpected threat in the form of an increasing

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