One-in-four pregnancies unplanned, two-thirds of women foregoing contraceptives
Around two-thirds of sexually active women surveyed in a new UN study indicated that although they wished to avoid or postpone having children, they had stopped relying on contraception out of concern for how it was affecting their health. As a result, around a quarter of all pregnancies are unplanned.... read more
Most countries unprepared for major infectious disease outbreak: Report
New Delhi: India has been ranked 57th among 195 countries in a global health security index, which also shows that most of the countries are unprepared for any major infectious disease outbreak. Only 13 countries in the list, which is topped by the US, have a high score.... read more
Air quality in the US is getting worse and could be killing thousands, study finds
After improving for the better part of a decade, air quality in the US is worsening again -- and could be associated with nearly 10,000 premature deaths and billions of dollars in damages, according to a new analysis of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data.... read more
Early Aerobic Training After Stroke Does Not Improve Functional Ability
Aerobic training in the first several weeks after a stroke does not improve walking speed or reduce functional disability, according to results from a randomized controlled trial.
Investigators evaluated the efficacy of aerobic treadmill-based training... read more
Consuming Yogurt, Fiber Tied to Lower Lung Cancer Risk
Consuming more yogurt and fiber may protect against lung cancer development, a global study of nearly 1.5 million adults suggested.
After adjustment for various known risk factors, individuals who ate higher amounts of yogurt -- roughly 3... read more