State of Health
People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, according to a new study published in the May 22, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. more
Study finds impact of air pollution on heart disease will lead to millions of preventable deaths every year

The impact of air pollution on heart disease will lead to millions of preventable deaths every year unless governments introduce legislation to tackle the issue, a new global report warns ...

Lancet study reveals ways by which over 750,000 deaths associated with AMR every year in low- and middle-income countries can be prevented

Improving and expanding existing methods to prevent infections, such as hand hygiene, regular cleaning and sterilisation of equipment in healthcare facilities, availability of safe drinki ...

WHO data unveils COVID-19 eliminated a decade of progress in global level of life expectancy

Data crunched by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the COVID-19 emergency reversed more than a decade of gains in life expectancy, reinforcing the need for countrie ...

Study shows nanoplastics found in human testicles which may be linked to declining men's sperm count

A new study revealed microplastics and nanoplastics have found their way into human testicles with scientists believing it might be the leading cause of declining sperm count in men.

WHO report suggest record increase in sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as syphilis are on the rise in most regions of the world, UN health agency WHO said in a new report on Tuesday.

Study reveals benign nail condition linked to rare syndrome that greatly increases cancer risk

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered that the presence of a benign nail abnormality may lead to the diagnosis of a rare inherited disorder that increases ...

WHO releases list of drug-resistance bacteria which is threatening human health

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday released its updated Bacterial Priority Pathogens List (BPPL) 2024, featuring 15 families of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grouped into criti ...

Study says poor health and early death caused by metabolism-related risk factors has increased by 50% since 2000

The latest findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2021, published today in The Lancet(link is external), provide new insights into health chal ...

Study finds women are 40% more likely to experience depression during the perimenopause

Women are 40% more likely to experience depression in the perimenopause than those who aren’t experiencing any menopausal symptoms, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.