e-cigarettes display can trigger smoking in teenagers

London, April 14 : Promotion of e-cigarettes is done so as to help adults quit smoking but British researchers have found a strong association between e-cigarette display and teenagers who intend to try them in the future. Teenagers who remember e-cigarette display in stores are likely to have tried it in the past and are […]

Confirmation that Zika causes microcephaly shifts debate to prevention

By Julie Steenhuysen and Bill Berkrot CHICAGO, Apr 14 : After several weeks of study and debate, US health officials concluded that infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy causes the birth defect microcephaly, a finding that experts hope will refocus attention on efforts to stop infections and prompt US lawmakers to fund emergency prevention […]

Fast-track admission of emergency patients, Nadda tells AIIMS

New Delhi, April 13 : Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda on Wednesday directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here to examine ways to fast-track admission of patients requiring emergency treatment and interventions. The health and family welfare minister gave the directions in this regard to AIIMS director M.C. Misra while chairing the 149th […]

European Parliament backs glyphosate but with conditions

By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, Apr 13 : European politicians advised today that the herbicide glyphosate should only be approved for another seven years, rather than the 15 proposed by the EU executive, and should not be used by the general public. Environmental campaigners have demanded a ban on glyphosate, which is used in products such […]

Unique essential oils that can cure health problems

New Delhi, April 13 : Did you know that the curry leaf you put in your food can prevent hair loss? When it comes to maintaining a healthier mind and body, essential oils are greatly beneficial. Each essential oil has a unique purpose with incredible properties that can heal your everyday ailments, says an expert. […]