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London: England is witnessing a spike in gonorrhoea and syphilis sexually transmitted infections, new figures revealed on Wednesday. more
Chemical found in common artificial sweetener damages DNA: Study

A new study finds a chemical formed when we digest a widely used sweetener is “genotoxic,” meaning it breaks up DNA. The chemical is also found in trace amounts in the sweeten ...

Zimbabwe's suspected cholera cases surpass 2,000

Harare: Suspected cholera cases in Zimbabwe has surpassed 2,000 with 15 deaths so far since the epidemic broke out in February, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

Study shows cutting boards can produce microparticles when chopping veggies

New York: Cutting boards are handy tools found in most homes and restaurant kitchens. But a small-scale study in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology suggests that they are a ...

Study shows 1 in 3 adults with Type 2 diabetes may have undetected cardiovascular disease

Dallas: 1 in 3 adults with Type 2 diabetes may have undetected cardiovascular disease.

Study finds eye drops slow nearsightedness progression in kids

The results of a new clinical trial suggest that the first drug therapy to slow the progression of nearsightedness in kids could be on the horizon.

Study says grief can increase risk of heart problems

Losing loved ones can take a major toll not just on psychological well-being but also on physical health. Researchers at the University of Arizona studied the impact of grief on heart fun ...

Afghanistan: Nangarhar registers fourth Polio case of 2023

Kabul: Afghanistan has reported the fourth case of Polio this year in  Bihsud district of Nangarhar province, media reports said.

Bangladesh records two COVID-19 deaths after 66 days

Dhaka: Bangladesh registered two deaths due to COVID-19 for the first time in 66 days, as per data released by the government on Friday.

Junk food may impair our deep sleep, says study

Uppsala: In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have investigated how junk food affects sleep.