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Child anxiety could be a factor in school absences

A new research now finds that anxiety can be a factor in poor school attendance among children and young people. The study, by the University of Exeter Medical School conducted a systematic review, which analyses all available evidence in the field.

The study, published in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, increases our understanding of the link between anxiety and...

Emission from diesel engines linked to premature death

US, Feb 27: Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study found Wednesday, which singled out diesel engines as the main culprit.

Diesel vehicles were responsible for 47 percent of the deaths, it said, but the figure jumped as high as 66 percent in France, Germany, Italy and...

Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating ADHD

Tehran, Feb 23: Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), finds a pilot study.

ADHD is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence.

The study, from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, showed that saffron, which has anti-depressant and memory-enhancing properties, can be as...

Batch of 12,000 blood plasma found contaminated with HIV

Beijing, Feb 9: A batch of over 12,000 human blood plasma has been found contaminated with HIV in China and the government has launched a probe into the latest medical scandal in the country. A batch of Intravenous immunoglobulin, a product made of human blood plasma to treat a weak immune system, was tested positive for HIV.

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More people die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

London, Feb 2: Nearly 4.2 million people around the world die every year within 30 days after surgery, more than those who die from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined, according to a study.

The analysis, published in a research letter to The Lancet journal, found that half of the postoperative deaths occur in low and middle-income countries...

'Radical rethink needed to tackle hunger, obesity'

Paris, Jan 29: To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.

But this will not happen unless ordinary citizens demand a "radical rethink" of the relationship between policymakers and...

Romantic Partner Can Help You during Stress- Here’s how

Jan 25: Having a company of romantic partner – even in your mind can assist you to keep blood pressure down in daily stressful situations, say researchers. When faced with a stressful scenario, brooding about your romantic partner could facilitate keep blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually having your significant other in the room with you,...

Few Twitter users spreading most fake news: Study

Washington, Jan 25: A small fraction of the vast Twitter user base is spreading majority of the fake news, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more, according to a study of over 16,000 US Twitter accounts.

The study, published in the journal Science, found that 16 of the 16,442 accounts examined tweeted out nearly 80 per...

Cancer survivors face hardships related to medical bills: Study

Washington, Jan 22: A new study now finds that cancer survivors carry a higher burden related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history. The greatest hardships are found in younger survivors. The research, published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors,...

Fight fried food cravings by surrounding yourself with its smell

Battling the urge to resist fattening food is an everyday struggle. However, regular consumption of this kind of food can have an adverse effect on our health.

In an attempt to come up with a healthier alternative, a recent study suggested that while just a whiff of fried food may entice you to order a high-calorie meal, breathing it...