US Senator Bernie Sanders speaks on health care during an event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, September 13, 2017. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP WASHINGTON: Former US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will Wednesday introduce

File Photo ROME: The city of Rome on Wednesday announced it would carry out a fast-track, anti-mosquito campaign after a string of suspected cases of the insect-borne chikungunya virus were detected in the region. The move was criticised as too

Workers unload emergency medical aid — sent by Medecins Sans Frontieres — from a plane, April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Files PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas

PESHAWAR: Dengue claimed two more lives on Wednesday in Peshawar, taking the total tally of overall deaths due to the disease in the province to 23. According to hospital officials, one woman named Muslima, who was being treated at Khyber Teaching

A man wearing a respiratory protection mask walks toward an office building during the smog after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing’s central business district, China, December 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters File SHANGHAI: Air pollution

Children risk long-term back and spinal problems because of poorly fitting and overloaded school backpacks, experts warn. Children often choose school bags that feature their favourite cartoon characters or brands over back-friendly versions. The Australian Physiotherapy Association found that up

Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke can change lung cells over time, making them more vulnerable to disease and priming them to develop cancer, US researchers said Monday. The report in the journal Cancer Cell is based on lab experiments on

A patient receives chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer at a hospital. Photo: Reuters  MADRID: Cancer doctors are widening the net for immunotherapy, a hot new class of drugs that enlist the body’s defenses in the fight against tumors. The latest

Scientists are stepping up the hunt for better diagnostic tests to predict if cancer patients will benefit from costly modern immunotherapy drugs, which are transforming cancer care but remain a hit-and-miss affair. Research presented at Europe’s biggest oncology congress in

SEOUL: The chief of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that ageing populations in key Asian economies will drag on their growth, urging policymakers to step up their response to shifting demographics. Studies show that Asia’s population is ageing faster