Geneva, July 6 - The World Health Organisation (WHO) will convene an emergency committee next week on the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a top WHO official said.
Rome, July 5 - The Italian coastguard has intercepted a boat off the island of Sicily with 100 Syrian migrants on bord, including 10 women, one whom was heavily pregnant.
A police vessel accompanied the migrant boat into the port at Syracuse on Sicily's eastern coast, where medical checks were carried out on the migrants, who were all said to be in good health.
Tokyo, July 4 - Scientists have developed a nanofiber mesh that can efficiently induce natural death (apoptosis) of epithelial cancer cells, says a study.
Developed by the researchers at International Centre of Material Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), Japan, the nanofiber mesh is capable of simultaneously realising thermotherapy (hyperthermia) and chemotherapy
Washington, July 4 - Children born through any in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure have a small increased risk of mental disability compared to spontaneous conception, say a new study.
New Delhi, July 4 - Heart disease is no longer restricted to the middle-aged and the old. Long working hours at the desk, little physical exercise and unhealthy eating habits are also taking a toll on working professionals in their late twenties and early thirties, experts say.
Washington, July 3 - Deaths due to overdose of prescription painkillers have risen sharply in recent years among women in the United States, a medical report said.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that between 1999 and 2010, the death toll from painkiller overdose increased more than 400 percent among American women, compared to 265 percent in American men, Xinhua reported.
Washington, July 2 - Watching an "avatar", or a computer-generated image, that performs weight-loss actions in a virtual community might help women shed weight in the real world, says a new US study.
New Delhi, July 1 - India is emerging as one of the fastest growing markets for olive oil, largely due to rising cases of diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases.
Imports of olive oil in India surged by 66 percent to 11,916.76 tonnes in the financial year ended March 31, 2013, according to Indian Olive Association data.
London, June 27 - Researchers have found just thinking about being stressed can make individuals fall seriously ill and even increase the chance of suffering a heart attack.
It was found, while following more than 7,000 civil servants over a period of up to 18 years, how the increased perception of stress almost doubled the risk of suffering a heart attack.
Abu Dhabi, June 26 - Around 80 of the world's leading scientists, doctors and public health officials met in Cairo to discuss building defences against a deadly virus known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
UAE daily The National said that the World Health Organisation convening such a meeting "is both worrying and reassuring".
Abu Dhabi, June 25 - The National Health Insurance Company-Daman held an event to help diabetic patients focus on how to manage their health during the holy month of Ramadan.
The "Find the Balance Between Ramadan and Diabetes" event was attended by 300 diabetic patients and their families.
Los Angeles, June 24 - In a study linking sleep with obesity, researchers have found that teenagers who get adequate sleep make more healthy food choices than youngsters who aren't well-rested.
Los Angeles, June 21 - Scientists have developed a new identification mechanism that can detect genetic variations linked to prostate cancer to predict aggressiveness of the disease in a better way, says a study.
London, June 20 - A new research in Australia has suggested how much weight a baby gains during its first month could determine its intelligence quotient (IQ).
Los Angeles, June 19 - Scientists have found that adequate sleep can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in men, says a US study.
The findings of the research, carried out by Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed), were presented at the Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco Tuesday.
London, June 19 - A new research has suggested women regularly using talcum powder to keep fresh actually increase their risk of developing ovarian cancer by almost a quarter.
Scientists have warned powder particles applied to the genital area can travel into a woman's body and trigger inflammation, which allows cancer cells to flourish, Daily Mail reported.
New Delhi, June 18 - For young or old, a visit to a dentist was seen as a painful experience. Only bleeding gums and toothaches could push people towards dental clinics. Things have changed now as growing numbers in India, conscious of the way their teeth appear, frequent dentists to get whitening, correction or decoration jobs.
New Delhi, June 17 : Monsoon weather can wreak havoc on your hair, but worry not. Homemade remedies can keep your tresses healthy and shinning, say experts.
According to Aparna Santhanam, dermatologist and cosmetologist, it is important to avoid dryness. She has some tips for monsoon hair care:
Chicago, June 15 - Serious tissue damage and disfigurement are a major fallout of most cancer therapies, but the one for breast cancer in particular has life-altering impact on women. Chicago-based Ananda Chakrabarty, a world-renowned pioneering biotech scientist, and Washington-based Susan Finston, a veteran of the biotech industry, together believe they are potentially close to resolving this major medical challenge.
Los Angeles, June 13 : Scientists in the US have engineered a virus that inserts genes into the eyes as a way of restoring sight in those afflicted by diseases that cause blinding, a new study says.
Unlike current treatments, the new procedure is quick and surgically non-invasive, and it delivers normal genes to hard-to-reach cells throughout the entire retina, reports Science Daily.