Tag: health

South Korean popstar Kang Daniel is taking a break to recover from depression and panic disorder

K-Pop singer and songwriter Kang Daniel is on a hiatus from the entertainment industry. Konnect Entertainment, his management company released a statement to the media saying that the 22-year-old is focusing on recovering from health problems. K-Pop culture website Soompi quoted Konnect's statement saying that Kang had...

New York considers ‘virginity test’ ban after rapper sparks uproar

New York state is considering banning so-called virginity tests after an American rapper sparked outcry by saying he takes his daughter to a gynecologist every year to check her hymen is still intact. Democratic legislator Michaelle Solages has tabled a bill proposing the ban, saying...

22 years old and on the brink of death from constant e-cigarette use

by Ivan Couronne With a raging fever, vomiting and diarrhea, Gregory Rodriguez thought he had some kind of bug when he checked himself into the emergency room at a New York hospital in September. Two days later, he was unconscious, hooked up to an artificial lung...

Delhi suffocates under toxic smog but millions go without masks

by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA A thick grey smog choked New Delhi for the fifth day Saturday, adding to a mounting pollution health crisis, but retired naval commander Anil Charan is one of the vast majority of the city's 20 million inhabitants who do not wear a...

Fight for safe abortions is far from over, say experts

by Marion DOUET The fight for safe abortions is an uphill struggle with half of all terminations worldwide still conducted in risky conditions, pro-choice advocates told a major women's health conference in Nairobi. Despite gains in many countries, there are huge barriers in poorer parts of...

Indonesians quitting ‘rice addiction’ over diabetes fears

by Haeril HALIM Indonesian Mirnawati once ate rice with every meal, but its link to diabetes convinced her to join a growing movement to quit a staple food in the third biggest rice-consuming nation on Earth. As World Diabetes Day is held Thursday, the Southeast Asian...

Millions in Indian capital endure ‘eye-burning’ smog

by Glenda KWEK Millions of people in India's capital started the week Monday choking through "eye-burning" smog, with schools closed, cars taken off the road and construction halted. A poisonous haze envelops New Delhi every winter, caused by vehicle fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from agricultural burning...

Heart attacks leading cause of death in Malaysia

Heart attack remains the leading cause of death in Malaysia for the 14th year and it was the principal cause of death for males in Malaysia with 12,510 deaths (17.8%) while for females, the principal cause of death was pneumonia with 6,033 deaths (12.8%). This was...

Singaporeans are the fastest walkers in the world—why this may be good news for our mental health & ageing issues

Singapore—A study conducted over a decade ago concluded that Singaporeans are among the fastest walkers in the world, covering 19 metres in 10.55 seconds. A new study shows how this could actually help Singaporeans age more slowly, as well as be a good indicator...

Sneezing – Beyond Antihistamines, Beyond Antibiotics

AH CHOO! The body produces a violent non-controllable expulsion of air from the nose. This process starts with viruses infecting the airways, or through the presence of allergens or physical irritants (fragrances, cigarette smoke or polluted air) that irritates the respiratory linings in the nasal...