The Health Service Executive of Ireland is paying out “much more” to deal with complications from obesity because it doesn’t fully recognize the condition as a treatable disease in the first place, doctors and nutritionists have said.
The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming report on his investigation into Russia's alleged role in the 2016 US presidential election to be released to Congress and the public.
The number of foreign people living and retiring in Japan is expected to increase following the overhaul of the nation’s immigration control law in April, which will introduce new types of working visas.
Desperately-needed aid flowed into a stretch of Indonesia's tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, but humanitarian workers warned that clean water and medicine supplies were dwindling as thousands crammed makeshift evacuation centers.
Australia will begin a public inquiry, or Royal Commission, into the country’s aged-care sector as a spike in cases of elderly abuse creates a “disturbing trend”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.
A rising tide of suspicion amplified by social networks has eroded public trust in modern medicine, leaving scientists and health officials scrambling for ways to shore up its credibility, experts say.
Japan has long been dubbed a ‘smoker’s paradise’ due to its lax smoking laws and deep-rooted smoking culture. Its longstanding unwillingness to pass stricter smoking regulations puts Japan far behind other developed nations, nearly all of which have implemented wide-ranging public smoking bans.
Senior clerics in Bahrain have reiterated their unwavering support for Sheikh Isa Qassim, and called on all members of the public to roundly reject any court ruling against the distinguished Shia cleric, whom the ruling Al Khalifah regime has stripped of his nationality and plans to put on trial.
The House Intelligence Committee chairman has apologized to committee Democrats for going public with information about government surveillance on the Trump election campaign prior to speaking to them, according to a member.
Rising mortality rates, an increase in life-threatening infections and a shortage of staff and medical equipment are crippling Greece’s health system as the country’s dogged pursuit of austerity hammers the weakest in society.
Drug addiction is a social ailment with numerous physical and psychological effects. Particular attention should be paid to the root causes of the problem, otherwise any treatment will last for a short period and drug abusers will revert to their previous status.