Health

People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study. Tracking

LONDON: British scientists have used genome “editing” technology to reveal the role of a key gene in the early development of human embryos, a potential boost for fertility treatment. They used genome “scissors” called CRISPR-Cas9 to snip out a gene

Smokers living with HIV who consistently take antiretroviral medications may be far more likely to die of lung cancer than of AIDS, a US study suggests. Roughly 60,000 of the 644,200 adults aged 20 to 64 currently in treatment for

The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down. The WHO is

KARACHI: The scare of Chikungunya turned into a bigger threat, as only this month alone, 67 people fell victim to the disease. Director Health KMC Dr Mohammed Taufiq, during a press conference gave details on the spread of the disease

QUETTA: Eye diseases have increased by 20 percent in Balochistan, informed experts during a one-day ophthalmic conference in Quetta on Sunday. The national conference on eye diseases, organised by the Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan, Quetta, was held after 14 years

It is possible that the technology could help produce changes in the nervous system when it’s used to help reprogram how a person responds to pain. Photo: AFP Virtual reality games might help ease pain not just by distracting players

Classical music ranks highly for positive and energetic qualities, such as pieces composed by Antonio Vivaldi. Photo: File Listening to happy music while working may spark the kind of divergent thinking that’s associated with creativity and problem solving, a recent

Many of the same things people should do for a healthy heart, like exercising, eating well and avoiding cigarettes, can also help protect the brain from cognitive decline and dementia, according to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke

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