A genomic study conducted by the University of Exeter, UK, and the University of South Australia has found that higher body mass index (BMI) has a strong psychological association with depression, including in the absence of other health problems.
Diabetes remains among the world’s most serious and pervasive public health issues.
As part of its efforts to inform the public about best practice with antibiotics and the risks involved with their use, the World Health Organisation (WHO) designated one week in November as World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
Movember was established in 2004 to raise awareness of and funds for health issues affecting men globally.
Following a contentious year of campaigning, the first round of the Brazil election for President on 5 October saw far right candidate and former army captain Jair Bolsonaro of Social Liberal Party (Partido Socialista Liberal, PSL) win 46% of the vote.
World Polio Day was established on the birthday of the creator of the first polio vaccines, Jonas Salk, to focus on educating and informing the world about polio and the success GPEI had had in eradicating the disease on a global scale.
World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10 October every year.
World Menopause Month, which runs throughout October, raises awareness of menopause and associated disorders and diseases.
Over the past 30 years, international organisations and the pharmaceutical industry have begun to notice that the detrimental impact pharma products have on the environment on a global scale.
The UK Government has added to its list of industry-focused technical notices laying out its preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit.
National Health Service (NHS) England has announced it has come to a deal with Novartis to fund the use of its chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) immunotherapy Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) for children and young adults under 25 years old with refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).
A migraine is a severe headache accompanied by a variety of symptoms, such as disturbed vision, nausea and increased sensitivity to light or sound.
Concerns about the possibility of a no-deal Brexit in March 2019, when the UK begins its transitional period to leave the EU, have been expressed repeatedly by the pharmaceutical industry.
In recent months, one of US President Donald Trump’s focuses has been to reduce the price of medication in the US, all the way from the most expensive drugs to the cheapest.
Earlier this month, Argentina’s Central Bank raised the country’s interest rate by 675 basis points to 40%.
Earlier this month — on what happened to be the anniversary of the 1961 attempted Bay of Pigs invasion by the US CIA — Cuba’s National Assembly selected Miguel Díaz-Canel as the country’s new president.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – more commonly known as Lula – was imprisoned this month after being convicted of money laundering and corruption, yet he is still planning to stand in October’s election.
Last month Peru’s President Pedro Paulo Kuczynski — often referred to as PPK — tendered his resignation to the country’s Congress after 20 months in power.
Billionaire Sebastián Piñera of the centre-right coalition Chile Vamos (Let’s go Chile) was inaugurated yesterday as Chilean President after winning 54.6% of the votes in the December elections.
Scientists in Australia have claimed a major breakthrough in the race to build the next generation of superfast computers using quantum physics.
UK law makers will commit to barrier-free financial market access for Gibraltar once the UK leaves the European Union during a meeting Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo today.
The UK’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn last week laid out his party’s plan for the UK exit from the European Union.
Shares in engineering giant Rolls-Royce are up almost 12% today, thanks to the restructuring programme it announced this morning.
A letter signed by 16 influential British law makers has called for the government to block the proposed takeover of UK-based engineering company GKN by turnaround specialist Melrose.
Oil supply will be able to meet oil demand in the next two years, but a lack of investment could lead to a global supply crunch after 2020 the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.
Lithium is one of the world’s fastest growing commodities — growing in value at around 18% every year, according to SQM, Chile’s largest lithium producer.
US stock market fell for the third day in a row yesterday, hitting the world’s 500 richest people hardest and causing them to lose a combined $128bn, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual state of the nation address, boasting of economic growth, improving living standards and invincible missiles.
A scientific study into cannabis strength revealed high-potency varieties of the drug were more dominant in the UK in 2016 than eight or thirteen years previously.
The Federal Administrative court of Leipzig has ruled in favour of allowing local authorities to impose bans on heavily polluting diesel cars.