Perspectives: Lessons On Strategies Preventing Legal Abortions; Make HPV Vaccine Part Of Mandatory Childhood …

Perspectives: Lessons On Strategies Preventing Legal Abortions; Make HPV Vaccine Part Of Mandatory Childhood …

Opinion writers express views on several women’s health issues. Los Angeles Times: A Texas Abortion Procedure Ban Is Unnecessary, Full Of Theatrics And Harmful To Women The Texas state Legislature has been relentless in its efforts to stop women from exercising their legal right to an abortion. When the Supreme Court tossed out the state’s […]

New government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses

New government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses

New government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses  Washington Post New physical activity guidelines for Americans released  EurekAlert (press release) Federal government announces new physical fitness guidelines; fewer than one in three Americans meet standards  WFAA.com Kathleen Janz | Department of Health and Human Physiology | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The […]

175 dead, over 10000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak

175 dead, over 10000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday. The humanitarian group said 10,000 people have been affected by the fast-spreading cholera outbreak and 175 people have died in the northeast states of […]

Breast cancer screening linked to substantial lower risk of death

Women who attend breast screening have 60% lower risk of breast cancer death in first 10 years Ingrid Torjesen Monday, 12 November 2018 Women who take part in breast screening have a significantly greater benefit from treatments than those who are not screened, according to a study* of more than 50,000 women published […]

Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio

Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan has launched yet another vaccination drive against polio, trying to eradicate the crippling disease from the country. The three-day, nationwide campaign started on Monday and is aimed at vaccinating millions of children under 5 years of age. Pakistani authorities have provided security to thousands of medical and other workers taking part […]

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

The World Health Organization warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse, driving the emergence of deadly superbug infections. In a first, the United Nations health agency said it had collated data on antibiotic use across large parts of the world and had […]

'New cell phone-based tool to detect HIV'

Scientists have designed a portable and low-cost diagnostic tool, utilising a cell phone and nanotechnology, which can detect HIV and monitor its management in resource-limited regions. Management of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV), a disorder that cripples the immune system by attacking healthy cells, remains a major global health challenge in developing countries that […]

US scientists discover link between brain activity, mood disorders

US scientists discover link between brain activity, mood disorders

Representative photo: iStock San Francisco– US scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have found a new pattern of brain activity that may help develop new therapies in the future to treat mood disorders like depression. Most human brain research on mood disorders has relied on studies in which participants lie in a functional […]

Link Between Brain Activity, Mood Disorders Discovered

Link Between Brain Activity, Mood Disorders Discovered

San Francisco: US scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have found a new pattern of brain activity that may help develop new therapies in the future to treat mood disorders like depression. Most human brain research on mood disorders has relied on studies in which participants lie in a functional magnetic resonance […]