London, June 17 (IANS) Use of potassium-enriched salt in place of regular salt in everyday diet could cut the risk of several diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, a study has found.
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A staggering 13 million people across the globe die every year of environmental-linked diseases, a World Health Organisation (WHO) study revealed Friday.
The four main diseases influenced by poor environment worldwide are diarrhoea, lower respiratory tract infection, various forms of unintentional injuries and malaria, said a WHO statement.
Geneva, June 16 (DPA) Around a quarter of global diseases and almost a quarter of all deaths are caused by environmental risks, says a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
It estimates that more than 13 million lives are lost every year due to avoidable causes and says a third of disease in children under the age of five can be attributed to environmental factors.
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) India's fast-growing medical tourism industry is set to get a further boost with two companies coming together to market the entire range of medicare facilities overseas.
London, June 15 (IANS) Future cellular phones may look like credit cards that could be worn around the neck, students making the futuristic designs said.
The students, commissioned by cellphone maker Nokia to design futuristic phones, have come up with some very weird and wacky designs. These also include a phone that would double as a pair of sunglasses.
Los Angeles, June 15 (DPA) Surgeons successfully separated 10-month-old conjoined twins, who have two legs each but share many vital organs, after a mammoth operation at Los Angeles' Children's Hospital, news reports said.
Toronto, June 15 (IANS) People are happier with their lives the older they get, with the greatest level of happiness prior to when they are in their mid-70s, says a study.
Researchers at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan studied 540 adults in two groups - the first group between 21 and 40 years age, and the second group over the age of 60.
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) India's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology firm Wockhardt Ltd Wednesday said it has received an approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the US for its anti-epileptic drug Divalproex Sodium.
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Global software, services and solutions leader Microsoft Wednesday announced the India launch of Microsoft LifeCams, a range of web cameras. The range includes LifeCam VX-6000 and LifeCam VX-3000.
London, June 14 (IANS) Smokers with wrinkles have a higher risk of getting lung cancer than those without wrinkles, a study says.
Researchers, led by Bipen Patel at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, studied 149 current and former smokers in the age group of 45 to 70 from 78 families. They found that middle-aged smokers with heavily lined faces have a five times higher risk of lung disease than their un-wrinkled peers, reported the online edition of BBC News.