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To be able to curb the global pandemic of physical inactivity and the associated 5.3 million deaths per year, we need to understand the basic principles that govern physical activity. However, there is a lack of large-scale measurements of physical activity patterns across free-living populations worldwide. Here we leverage the wide usage of smartphones with built-in accelerometry to measure physical activity at the global scale. We study a dataset consisting of 68 million days of physical activity for 717,527 people, giving us a window into activity in 111 countries across the globe.

BENGALURU: The Karnataka state government is launching a new three-month long mosquito control programme starting July 15 in a bid to eradicate dengue.

Basic ingredient of turmeric, in the form studied, is understood to be five times more ‘bioavailable’ in mice than in the regular one

Doctors feel misuse will lead to a situation of medicines turning ineffective

LUCKNOW: Different medical facilities in the city have sanitary conditions most conducive to breeding of dengue causing mosquitoes, their larvae and eggs.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea, a sexually-transmitted disease, "much harder and sometimes impossible" to treat, as it cited data from 77 co

Dar es Salaam — The government plans to include a new generic version of the anti-retroviral drug Dolutegravir (DTG) in the national HIV/Aids treatment protocols.

Delling / Kadugli / Ed Daein — Four people died of cholera in Delling in South Kordofan, including a university student. Three other students also contracted cholera.

As sub-Saharan African countries struggle to cope with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.

The number of children suffering from acute malnutrition in the areas surrounding Pibor, eastern South Sudan, has trebled in a year and is likely to continue rising, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)