Health

Baltimore Hands Out First Trans Fat Citation

The Baltimore City Health Department issued its first environmental citation for repeat violations of the city's trans fat ban.

Color lenses may cause blindness

Ming Yeung AsiaOne 27.10.2010
Color lenses may cause blindness

With Halloween just round the corner, optometrists have warned against wearing color contact lenses without consulting a specialist. A lack of circumspection, they have insisted, could result in severe eye afflictions, including blindness.


Nurse caught on CCTV turning off paralysed patient's life support machine

A paralysed patient has been left severely brain damaged after a nurse switched off his life support machine in an incident captured on CCTV.

Rubbish crisis making us ill, say Naples residents

Clutching her sickly 1-1/2-year-old son, Anna Langella says the family doctor had this simple prescription for her: move somewhere else.


Diabetes to double or triple in U.S. by 2050: government

Up to a third of U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if Americans continue to gain weight and avoid exercise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected on Friday.

Hormone Found In Rich People Linked To Longer Life

A hormone found predominantly in wealthy people was linked to a longer life, according to British research published Thursday.


Disfiguring tropical disease surges in Afghanistan

ROBERT KENNEDY Yahoo! News 16.10.2010
Disfiguring tropical disease surges in Afghanistan

An outbreak of a tropical disease caused by sand fly bites that leaves disfiguring skin sores has hit Afghanistan, with tens of thousands of people infected, health officials said Friday.

Cancer 'is purely man-made' say scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies

Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found.


Baby Born From Embryo Frozen For 20 Years

A healthy baby boy was born from an embryo frozen for almost 20 years in what was hailed Sunday as scientific breakthrough that could allow women to start families much later in life.

US apologizes for '40s syphilis study in Guatemala

LAURAN NEERGAARD My Way News 02.10.2010
US apologizes for '40s syphilis study in Guatemala

American scientists deliberately infected prisoners and patients in a mental hospital in Guatemala with syphilis 60 years ago, a recently unearthed experiment that prompted U.S. officials to apologize Friday and declare outrage over "such reprehen...


China experts design gel to protect women from HIV

Scientists in China and Hong Kong are designing a gel containing an experimental drug which they hope can reduce HIV infections in women.

More moms in China do confinement after childbirth

When Noelle Leung learned she was pregnant, the first person she called was her doctor. The second was a confinement lady. So-called confinement ladies are highly sought after in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia as experts who can guide women thr...


Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genita...

Popularity can come at a price: getting flu first

Think you're popular? Well, name a friend. It turns out that this person is probably more popular than you, a tendency that scientists might be able to use to predict the spread of disease.


Simple blood test 'may detect Alzheimer's'

A simple blood test could diagnose Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that could give more people a chance to be tested.

Swimming in chlorinated pools 'can lead to cancer'...

Swimming in chlorinated pools can cause an increased risk of cancer in bathers, Spanish researchers said on Monday.


Hong Kong Man Dies from Flesh-Eating Malady

Hong Kong health authorities on Monday reported a second fatality in the last two months from what's being described as a flesh-eating disease.

Hong Kong scientists unveil "smart disinfectant" to kill flu virus

Scientists in Hong Kong on Friday unveiled what they called a revolutionary 'smart disinfectant' that is activated by touch and can kill germs, including flu viruses and superbugs, for up to 30 days.


Why the life expectancy in Japan is so high? hehe... its not!

More than 230,000 elderly people in Japan who are listed as being aged 100 or over are unaccounted for, officials said following a nationwide inquiry

Heavy Drinkers Outlive Non-Drinkers, Study Finds

JOHN CLOUD Yahoo! News 03.09.2010
Heavy Drinkers Outlive Non-Drinkers, Study Finds

The benefits of drinking alcohol may go beyond the jollies of inebriation and, in fact, help you live longer than non-drinkers, Time.com reported.



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