Tagged: health

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WHO urges global ban on trans fats

The World Health Organization on Monday unveiled a new plan to eliminate the use of trans fats, calling for the gains made against the harmful acids in richer countries to be spread worldwide. Industrially-produced...

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Genes linked with sunburn, skin cancer risk

Certain genes can determine which people are more at risk of getting sunburnt, and possibly develop skin cancer as a result, scientists said Tuesday. In a trawl of the genetics of nearly 180,000 people...

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Ecstasy may relieve the agony of PTSD: study

Better known to nightclubbers as ecstasy, the euphoria-inducing drug MDMA appears to alleviate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in war veterans, firefighters, and police officers, researchers said Wednesday. In a trial in the United States,...