Smoking, alcohol, obesity tar Europe’s bill of health: WHO

Courtesy Of The News International London: “Alarming” rates of smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity in Europe could set back progress in reducing premature mortality, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday in a report on the region´s health. While Europeans are living longer than ever before, there remain “unacceptably high” differences in life expectancy between countries,…

Beating parasites wins three scientists Nobel prize for medicine

Courtesy Of The News International Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases including malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday. Irish-born William Campbell and Japan’s Satoshi Omura won half of the prize for discovering avermectin, a derivative of…