Saturday, May 27, 2017

High blood sugar appears to reduce a person’s risk of brain tumor, study

In what they call a "surprising link," researchers have found that cancerous brain tumors called gliomas are less common among those with elevated blood sugar and diabetes. The new discovery, reported this week in the Scientific Reports, build on previous research findings at the Ohio...

Yemen: 7.6 million people live in areas at high risk of cholera — UN warns

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that an estimated 7.6 million people live in areas at high risk of cholera transmission in Yemen, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Monday. "Inadequate sanitation infrastructure, coupled with displacement, overcrowded shelters and...

Ebola virus confirmed in DRC and there could be 17 other cases — WHO says

World Health Organisation confirms a second case of the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo and says there could be 17 other cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed a second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and suspects...

Cholera kills 115 people and left 8,500 ill only in two weeks in Yemen

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed at least 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said, citing figures compiled by the Yemeni health ministry. ICRC said...

Treatments everyone need to know to save from a heart attack

Early treatment for a heart attack can prevent or limit damage to the heart muscle. Acting fast, by calling 9–1–1 at the first symptoms of a heart attack, can save your life. Medical personnel can begin diagnosis and treatment even before you get to the...

Cells that prune connections between neurons are linked to autism

Cells that prune connections between neurons in babies’ brains as they grow are thought to have a role in autism spectrum disorder. ______ Now, a study suggests that the number and behaviour of these cells — called microglia — vary in boys and girls, a finding...

Study shows that not all breast cancer patients know about breast reconstruction

Women who undergo mastectomy lack the necessary medical knowledge to make a high-quality decision about reconstructive surgery. ______ Nearly 57 percent of breast cancer patients align the treatment with their personal goals, suggesting a trend toward overtreatment, according to a new study conducted by researchers at...

Great News: Pizza now can be healthy for you

Can pizza be healthy? Yes, the amount of cheese and the toppings used on a pizza depends on the type of crust. Pizza can rank anywhere from nutritionally balanced to a diet disaster. ______ Even healthy pizzas deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and...

Regular use of commonly prescribed painkillers can increase heart attack risk

Regular use of commonly prescribed painkillers can increase the risk of a heart attack as early as in the first week of use and especially within the first month of taking high doses, suggests a research. ______ The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat...

Drinking just two energy drinks can kill you — Experts warned

Drinking just two energy drinks can cause cardiac arrest in patients who have an undiagnosed heart condition, experts have warned. The Australian study looked into how caffeinated drinks impact on the risk of cardiac arrest in people with long QT syndrome (LQTS) – a hereditary...

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