The highest number of patients was recorded in Islamabad and the neighbouring city of Rawalpindi A record-breaking 44,000 people have been infected with mosquito-borne dengue in Pakistan this year, a senior health official said, as increased outbreaks linked to rising temperatures and erratic rainfall ravage other parts... Read more
Hindu women worship the Sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatth Puja in New Delhi New Delhi, India – A blanket of toxic smog engulfed India’s capital this week with air quality crossing dangerous levels causing a... Read more
Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recovering from a heart attack can be tough, but new research suggests that depression, anxiety and stress can make it even tougher. “Anxiety may lead to fear of another cardiac event and stop people from being active,” said study... Read more
Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed medical data from more than 1 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They... Read more
By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that doesn’t respond to the usual treatments, a complex surgery may help, a new study finds. In carefully selected patients, the surgery provided much more relief than... Read more
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Don’t shrug off working your delts, the muscles of your shoulders. Besides assisting with good posture, strong shoulders help you lift and carry items with ease, and create excellent upper body definition... Read more
Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Physical and mental stress during pregnancy may influence the baby’s sex, and physical stress may increase the risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed 187 healthy pregnant women between 18 and 45 years of age. About... Read more
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Concussion damage may linger a full year after an athlete returns to play, Canadian researchers report. “Brain recovery after concussion may be a more complex and longer-lasting process than we originally thought,” said lead... Read more
Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Due to population growth and aging, the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to jump 60% by 2040 — but unhealthy lifestyle habits are likely to make the surge even larger. That’s the conclusion from the new edition... Read more
People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts have warned. The University of Southampton team, writing in the British Medical Journal, warn results can be unreliable. The geneticists said the tests could be wrongly reassuring – or lead to unnecessary worry. 23andMe,... Read more