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Road accidents, suicide and violence killing youth worldwide: Study

Los Angeles, September 11: A new study by Australian researchers has revealed that majority of young people across the world are dying in road accidents or some sort of violence.

Losing your job may make you sick: Study

Michigan, May 9: Losing a job is not just a financial setback, it is detrimental to health too, results of a new study caution.

'Developing countries ill-prepared for swine flu outbreak'

London, April 29: Low and middle-income countries are less prepared than developed nations to fight an outbreak of swine flu, health experts say.

"Of particular concern is the ability of low-income and middle-income countries to detect and mitigate the effects of this new virus on their populations," said The Lancet, an authoritative medical journal.

"History has shown that developing countries are disproportionately affected by an influenza pandemic," it said in an editorial published Tuesday.

Engineers develop 'e-mosquito' to test blood

An "Electronic Mosquito" could replace invasive methods of drawing blood samples from diabetics to check glucose levels.

The common method of drawing blood from fingertips and using glucose testing strips and metres can be painful, inconvenient and time-consuming.

Now, electrical engineers at the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary have patented a device called the Electronic Mosquito or e-Mosquito, a patch approximately the size of a deck of cards which contains four micro-needles that "bite" sequentially at programmed intervals.

Teens use cannabis for relief, not recreation

A third of teens who smoke cannabis regularly use it as medication, rather than as a means of getting high, claims a new study.

Joan Bottorff worked with researchers from the University of British Columbia, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to conduct in-depth interviews with 63 cannabis-using adolescents.

Of these, 20 claimed that they used cannabis to relieve or manage health problems. Bottorff said: "Marijuana is perceived by some teens to be the only available alternative for those experiencing difficult health problems when legitimate medical treatments have failed or when they lack access to appropriate health care."

A Yummy Yum! Brands?

Yum! Brands ' (NYSE: YUM) stock surged nearly 8% yesterday on its first-quarter results, but one might wonder if investors got ahead of themselves in their optimism.

Welcome to Cheap-otle

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is too expensive? A new value menu argues otherwise.

Obesity takes off a decade from life, study finds

London, March 18: Adding more to the detrimental effects of obesity, a latest study of nearly a million people shows it can shorten life expectancy by almost a decade. Being slightly overweight too can pour perils – it may take as much as three years off your life, researchers warn.

Multivitamins no good: Study

Maryland, February 17: If a study published previously this month by the government-funded Women’s Health Initiative is anything to go by, multivitamins don’t enhance one’s health.

Migraine risk increased in obese people: Study

Washington, February 14: According to a latest study, obese people within the age group of 20 to 55 might be at a larger risk of getting migraines than the ones with smaller or regular waistlines.

Migraine risk increased in obese people: Study