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Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV. The patients' immune systems become damaged, leaving them unable to fend off germs as healthy people do. What...
"If we remembered everything we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing."  William James It's often said that a person is the sum of their memories. Your experience is what makes you who you are. Despite this, memory is generally poorly understood, which is why...
MANILA, Philippines — The suicide rate among Filipinos has gone up in the last 21 years with the majority of cases involving young people aged 24 years old and below, according to studies. They also showed that in most instances, the person who committed suicide did so during summer or...
Minister of Inter-Provincial Coordination, Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani, has announced the introduction of a new vaccine to protect Pakistani children from pneumonia - a disease that takes the lives of approximately 1.3 million children globally before their fifth birthday. With this launch, Pakistan is the first country in South Asia...
You would've had to live in a cave for the last 40 years to have missed the health memo that too many saturated fats, particularly from animal sources, are harmful to your health. For example, a quick tour of the American Heart Association website indicates that saturated fats: raise blood cholesterol levels and...
IT seems like the simplest of tasks, yet it seems most of us need a hand when it comes to washing one of our most used body parts. That's right, 95 per cent of us get an epic F for failure when it comes to washing our hands correctly. University of...
German doctors made over 4,000 errors last year, a new health insurers' survey found. Around a third of patients' complaints against hospitals and doctors' practices were upheld. Researchers at the Medical Service of Health Insurers (MDK) vetted 12,686 complaints submitted by patients in 2011, and found that 4,070 were justified....
The washing of hands and avoiding crowded places is key to avoid catching the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) which has so far killed close to 100 people, medical professionals say. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that that the virus is not a concern for public health...
A UAE-based Indian doctor has come up with a herbal product that he claims can remove harmful chemicals and pesticides used to grow fruit and vegetables and keep them fresh. Dr K Mohan, who has been working as a manager with a fruit and vegetables trader in UAE for nearly...
www.alrasub.com - Pakistan Seasonal Pneumonia in remote villages of Upper Dir District has left at least 20 children dead in the last two weeks, prompting emergency teams from the World Health Organisation to be dispatched to the areas to cope with the epidemic. Local villagers told Dawn.Com that the Thall, Komrat...
As Huda slowly gained consciousness on the floor, she became aware of her surroundings. She felt the cold tile beneath her and the taste of blood in her mouth.  The thundering sound of her husband, yelling and cursing at her, became disturbingly clear and his menacing image slowly came...
Are you one of those people who frequently gets asked questions like, "Why aren't you married yet? Why haven't you settled down? Don't you know you aren't getting any younger?" If you are single, breathing and don't look like Jocelyn Wildenstein, the answer is likely yes.  If you are queer,...
THE European Commission is launching legal action against Spain after increasing complaints that some hospitals refuse to recognise the European Health Insurance Card. The EHIC entitles EU citizens to free healthcare in public hospitals, but it appears that some Spanish hospitals rejected have rejected the card. This means that European foreign...
PESHAWAR: Six million children were deprived of polio drops as the anti-polio campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was suspended following attacks on teams.   The anti-polio was expected to administer polio drops to an estimated 5.2 million children in the province but the drive was suspended following attacks in Peshawar and...
Looking for a way to keep your brain healthy and happy for as long as possible? New research findings conclude a daily dose of chocolate could prevent Alzheimer's disease. A new study at Harvard Medical School was conducted on the effects of cocoa on brain disease. Sixty people were involved in the...
Take a moment and look at your lovely skin. It's actually the largest organ of your body! It’s approximately 10 square feet in size, only 1/10 of an inch thick, and is highly permeable porous membrane that's highly sensitive to toxic chemicals. Consider for a moment that what you put...
Safety net providers have been blamed for denying access to disaster protection and different sorts of cover to individuals with discouragement and tension, notwithstanding for physical conditions random to their emotional wellness. Individuals who have endured even gentle emotional well-being conditions or irregular scenes say they have been declined disaster...
BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese authorities on Thursday reported that a man in the eastern province of Zhejiang has been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, the tenth human case of the disease, which has claimed three lives. The 64-year-old from Huzhou city was admitted to hospital on March...
They are the two major players in the smartphone market, with millions of users. But, when it comes to your health, the iPhone emerges as the clear winner over a BlackBerry. Scientists tested several popular smartphones for two of the most common allergens – cobalt and nickel – and found neither...
Europe is likely to face an obesity crisis of "enormous proportions" by the year 2030, according to experts from the World Health Organisation. Researchers say almost three quarters of men and 63% of women in the UK will be classed as overweight or obese by that year. People in the Republic...
Olive oil comes in many grades and colors, yet no matter which you choose you have a fabulously versatile home, beauty & wellness tool… as well as deliciousness for cooking! Olive Oil Goodness 1. For your diet Extra virgin olive oil – and most olive oils in fact, are packed with monounsaturated...
Long considered little more than a nuisance, snoring is no longer something to ignore -- to the delight of frustrated bed partners everywhere. To sleep physicians, snoring is a sign that something's up. "When you are snoring, you're spending too much energy to breathe," says Dr. M. Safwan Badr, M.D.,...
It's late September, time for many adults to settle in for a new season of prime-time drama, comedy, sports, reality competition and the occasional three-hour political debate. But as you get comfy on your sofa, you might want to consider this: Your TV habit might be killing you. A growing...
Drinks That Are Strong Hydrators *Water Water is the preeminent beverage for correctly hydrating the body. * Herbal Teas (Infusions) The leaves from plants such as mint, verbena, linden, balm, and so on give a pleasant aroma and flavor to the water in which they are steeped, which makes infusions a satisfying alternative...
Canadians in lower income groups report poorer health than their wealthier counterparts, a poll for the Canadian Medical Association suggests. The group's annual report card is being released today at its meeting in Yellowknife. The gap in self-reported health status between income groups seems to be growing, with 39 per cent...
The first patient fitted with an artificial heart has died 75 days after his transplant operation in December. The 76-year-old man died on Sunday, according to doctors at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris. The hospital added that the cause of his death could not be known for sure at...
Dubai: Don’t be alarmed if you soon see a taxi driver administering first aid — he’s a professional. In a meeting earlier this month between Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) and Dubai Taxi Corporation, authorities proposed to educate taxi drivers on first aid and resuscitation. This is not the first...
Drinking just one can of fizzy drink a day could increase the risk of developing life-threatening Type 2 diabetes. Scientists have found that sugar-based calories, such as those found in fizzy drinks, are much more likely to cause the condition than the same number of calories from any other source. For...
Kelly J. Smith In the world we live in today, while great efforts are being made to improve human health, diabetes is a problem that is ever on the increase. Although not yet thoroughly understood, there are a few explanations for the increased rate of diabetes: 1. Genes and inheritance 2. Obesity 3....
Standing while you read this could do something toward saving your life, according to Dr. James Levine, whose new book reveals how he came to the scientific conclusion that our chairs are killing us. "Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than...
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