Templates by BIGtheme NET
Home / Health (page 3)

Health

Researchers warn prosthetic valve increases risk of death

A new research found that patients who undergo a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) suffer an increased risk of death and heart failure.   Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania stated that the implanted heart valve is too small for ...

Read More »

Researchers discover gene that protects against dementia

A previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia has been uncovered, providing insights into how these conditions, and other diseases of aging, might one day be treated and prevented.   The research from the Cohen Lab at ...

Read More »

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s northeast kills nearly 100

The United Nations says at least 97 people have died of cholera in northeastern Nigeria over the past two weeks. As well as the outbreak, the region is grappling with attacks by local militant group Boko Haram. A cholera outbreak ...

Read More »

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.   The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and ...

Read More »

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.   The link remained even after heavy drinking, smoking and other well established risk factors for dementia were ruled out, the ...

Read More »

Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says

Did you know? Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota.   Researchers from across Canada looked at data from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) birth cohort on microbes in infant fecal ...

Read More »

Poppy Jaman CBE scoops Asian Achievers Award 2018

Top honours for inspirational Asian role models were presented in London on Friday, 14 September British Bengali mental health campaigner Poppy Jaman has received the 2018 Asian Achievers Award for her services to the community during a glittering ceremony held ...

Read More »

South Africa superbug kills six newborns

An outbreak of the Klebsiella pneumonia superbug that killed six newborns at a government hospital in Johannesburg has forced medics to close the facility’s neo-natal and maternity wards.   The Thelle Mogoerane hospital in the eastern Johannesburg township of Vosloorus ...

Read More »

UN agrees global plan to battle TB ahead of first-ever summit

UN member-states on Friday agreed on a global plan to step up the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s number one killer among infectious diseases, settling a row with the United States over access to cheap drugs.   Following weeks of ...

Read More »

NHS mental health crisis worsens as 2,000 staff quit per month

Pledge to boost services undermined by failure to retain thousands of key workers, minister admits Thousands of nurses, therapists and psychiatrists are quitting NHS mental health services, raising serious doubts about ministerial pledges to dramatically expand the workforce. Two thousand ...

Read More »