Sunday, November 19, 2017

Scientists will study the brain of Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock

The brain of Stephen Paddock, the man who fired in Las Vegas, will be examined at Stanford University for a month, the ABC television channel reported . Scientists will conduct several tests, including an examination of the Paddock brain tissue. In this way they will...

In Yemen, food being used as a ‘weapon of war’, when millions face an impending famine — WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) says food is being used as a "weapon of war" in Yemen at a time when millions of people face an impending famine in the conflict-ravaged impoverished Arab country. "Yemen is on the brink of famine. Cholera is compounding a...

There is a possible link between urban lighting, breast cancer, study

A new U.S. study has found that exposure to city lights might increase the risk of breast cancer, reports said Monday. Peter James, assistant professor of population medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and his colleagues, tracked almost 110,000 U.S. women, followed as...

Breast cancer — 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer — Reduce your risk

One in 8 women in the United States – 12 percent – will develop breast cancer. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer that women may face in their lifetime. In addition, 1 percent of men in the...

In Uganda, Health Minister confirms case of the Marburg virus — similar to Ebola

Uganda has confirmed one case of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, Reuters reports. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said on Thursday the case had been confirmed after a series of tests, without giving details. The East African nation last suffered...

Madagascar plague outbreak kills over 124 people

At least 124 people have now been killed in a plague epidemic in Madagascar since August, the National Office for Risk and Disaster Management said Wednesday. In addition, 1,192 cases of the disease have been registered in the country. Plague outbreaks in Madagascar are common,...

Black Seed Benefits

Black Seed Benefits -- This Ancient Remedy "Treats All Diseases" HIV, Diabetes, Cancer, Stroke, STDs, Arthritis
Black seeds, also referred to as black currant, are the product of the flowering plant Nigella sativa. The Nigella sativa plant is native to India, Arabia and Europe. Black seeds have been used for centuries in traditional medicine as treatment for several medical conditions. A research...

Air and water contamination causing more deaths than smoking, hunger or natural disasters

A new report suggests environmental pollution remains one of the world’s biggest killers, with toxic hazards taking at least nine million lives annually. A study released by the Lancet medical journal shows the air and water contamination is causing more deaths than smoking, hunger or...

Deadly global pollution

A new report suggests environmental pollution remains one of the world’s biggest killers, with toxic hazards taking at least nine million lives annually. A study released by the Lancet medical journal shows the air and water contamination is causing more deaths than smoking, hunger or...

15,000 children under 5 die each day from preventable diseases — UN report

A United Nations (UN) report says 15,000 children under the age of five still die each day around the world from preventable diseases. The report warned that more than 60 million young children will die by 2030 from preventable diseases in Africa and South Asia...

Cholera in Yemen: Over 820,000 suspected cases, over 2,150 deaths since April 27 — UN

The cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is the largest single-year cholera outbreak ever on record, said a UN spokesman on Friday in announcing more than 2,150 associated deaths since April. "Over 820,000 suspected cholera cases and over 2,150 associated deaths since April 27" have been...

State of Emergency declared in California due to Hepatitis A outbreak

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday over a widespread Hepatitis A outbreak, citing a need to increase the current adult vaccine supply -- San Diego County is currently experiencing the worst outbreak in the state, with 490 reported cases, 342 hospitalizations...

Study shows links with daily alcohol drinking-risk of breast cancer

According to a new report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, a daily glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage might increase the risk of breast cancer. An average of 10 grams of alcohol a day is associated with...

Scientific facts about cannabis

As U.S. business and government continue to butt heads over medicinal cannabis, some educational institutions are turning to science to help elevate and inform the conversation. Helping blaze the trail toward cannabis' acceptance in academia is none other than the University of Vermont, which now...

Trump signs executive order to unravel Obama Care

U.S. President Donald Trump — frustrated over Congress’ failure to repeal and replace Obamacare — signed an executive order Thursday to make it easier for people to buy cheaper, bare-bones health insurance. Team Trump said the order will allow small business and individuals to form...

Second death case from West Nile virus in US bringing the total number to 67

A second death case from West Nile virus (WNV) has been reported in the Midwest State of Iowa, thus bringing the total number of WNV fatalities to 67 across the U.S. this year. Patricia Quinlisk, medical director with Iowa Public Health Department, confirmed the death...

Cholera in Yemen exceeded 800,000 suspected cases in less than 6 months — WHO

In less than 6 months, the rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 800,000 suspected cases, said World Health Organization (WHO) in Twitter on Saturday. https://twitter.com/WHOYemen/status/916623464123043842 The UN health agency said that since the end of April, 101,820 suspected cholera cases had been registered across...

Bird flu outbreak continues unabated in South Africa

The bird flu crisis continued unabated in South Africa despite intensified efforts to curb the pandemic, authorities said on Friday. The highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 virus has been confirmed in five provinces, with Johannesburg in Gauteng Province becoming the latest victim, according to the...

Yemen cholera outbreak is spiraling out of control, infecting over 770,000 people

Yemen’s cholera outbreak is spiraling out of control with estimates putting the number of people infected with the disease at around 770,000. Yemen’s Health Ministry said that it expects the number of cholera cases to reach one-million by the year’s end, saying more help is...

There is an increasing trend of diarrhea cases in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, UN

The United Nations is warning about an outbreak of water-borne diseases including diarrhea in Bangladeshi camps where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are settled in. A UN spokesman says there is an increasing trend of diarrhea cases including patients with severe dehydration. The world body...

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