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Second-hand smoke kills 600,000 a year: WHO study

NEW YORK: Around one in a hundred deaths worldwide is due to passive smoking, which kills an estimated 600,000 people a year, World Health Organization (WHO) researchers said. In the first study to assess the global impact of second-hand smoke, WHO experts found that children …

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New AIDS cases fall by one fifth in a decade: UN

GENEVA: The number of new cases of HIV/AIDS has dropped by about one-fifth over the past decade but millions of people are still missing out on major progress in prevention and treatment, the UN said on Tuesday. In 2009, 2.6 million people contracted the HIV …

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