Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Exposure to tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals is responsible for at least $340 billion (310 billion euros) in health-related costs each year in the United States, according to a report published Tuesday. So-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are found in thousands of everyday products, ranging from plastic and metal food containers, to detergents, flame retardants, toys […]

18.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to glow pink for cancer awareness

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to glow pink for cancer awareness

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, will be lit up in pink this week to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer, its developers said on Wednesday. The lights will be turned on late Thursday and for the next two days, and then on the same days in the following weeks, to mark […]

13.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary beverages as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing to evidence that price hikes can dramatically reduce consumption. The World Health Organization’s recommendations on sweetened beverages came as the world seeks to bring down whopping obesity rates, with one in three adults overweight. […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Florida voters set to legalize medical marijuana: survey

Florida voters set to legalize medical marijuana: survey

Voters in the US state of Florida appear overwhelmingly inclined to legalize medical marijuana in a referendum November 8, a new poll out Tuesday shows. Some 77 percent of likely voters in the southeastern state have said they will cast ballots in favor of Amendment 2 — which would change the state’s constitution to legalize […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Up your oat consumption to lower cholesterol suggests new study

Up your oat consumption to lower cholesterol suggests new study

Humble oats have long been touted for their ability to lower cholesterol and benefit health, but now new Canadian research has provided yet more evidence to suggest that eating oats can lower cholesterol levels and reduce a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Led by Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, from the Risk Factor Modification Centre at […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide including at least 19 countries in the Asia Pacific region, said WHO director for health […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Gut microbiota may have role in neurodegenerative diseases, study finds

Gut microbiota may have role in neurodegenerative diseases, study finds

Could neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s originate in the gut? New research from the US, published in the journal Nature, shows that certain proteins produced by gut bacteria may be linked to neurodegeneration in rats. A team of researchers at Louisville School of Medicine found that neuron destruction processes in the brain could […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
October 10 marks World Mental Health Day

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day

On Monday, the World Health Organization will remind the world of the importance of mental health. October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, created to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year’s theme is “psychological first aid,” deemed equally important as physical first aid. Key messages that will be conveyed during […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Study bolsters link between Zika, Guillain-Barre syndrome

Study bolsters link between Zika, Guillain-Barre syndrome

Researchers have found more evidence linking the mosquito-borne Zika virus to a neurological disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome, but proof of cause-and-effect remains elusive, a study said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine were based on research at six different hospitals in Colombia, involving 68 people with Guillain-Barre syndrome, most of […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US extends 6-month warning to men over Zika risk

US extends 6-month warning to men over Zika risk

US health authorities on Friday extended to six months a warning to men about the risky time period for sexually spreading Zika virus, which often carries no symptoms but can cause devastating birth defects. Men who live in or have traveled to an area of active Zika transmission are now urged to wait half a […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Recent winners of Nobel Prize in Medicine

Recent winners of Nobel Prize in Medicine

Here is a list of the winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize in the past 10 years, with the 2016 award to be announced in Stockholm on Monday: 2015: William Campbell (US citizen born in Ireland) and Satoshi Omura (Japan), Tu Youyou (China) for unlocking treatments for malaria and roundworm. 2014: John O’Keefe (Britain, US), […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Omega-3 fatty acid could stop known lupus trigger, study finds

Omega-3 fatty acid could stop known lupus trigger, study finds

As a result of convincing tests on mice, researchers at Michigan State University in the USA have found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA could help stop a known trigger of lupus, an inflammatory autoimmune disease.  Autoimmune disease remains a relative mystery for the medical profession. A growing number of people are affected, […]

02.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Petition for veggie burger at In-N-Out draws ire of meat lovers

Petition for veggie burger at In-N-Out draws ire of meat lovers

An online petition appealing to fast food chain In-N-Out to add a veggie burger to their menu has divided the internet this week, drawing an angry backlash from meat lovers who called the initiative everything from “un-American,” fascist and the work of “meat terrorists.” Though the petition drew more than 36,000 signatures over the last few weeks, […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Mixed report for global health progress

Mixed report for global health progress

The world has made progress in curbing infant mortality, stunted growth and other poverty-driven problems, while obesity, alcohol abuse and partner violence has risen, a major review of UN health goals said Wednesday. “Progress varied widely,” said The Lancet medical journal which published the assessment of 188 countries’ progress since 1990, measured against the UN’s […]

22.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Extra physical education classes may boost bone health in girls

Extra physical education classes may boost bone health in girls

A Swedish study could encourage schools to set aside three and a half hours of physical education per week to help boost the bone health of pre-teens, who are still growing. The study found that girls’ bones benefited the most from the increase in physical activity. This new study encourages kids and teens to boost […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is spreading, with Mexico becoming next week the latest country where people can get the shot. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi presented its Dengvaxia vaccine to doctors at an event in eastern Mexico on Saturday; people aged nine to 45 will be […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
64% of global consumers now cut certain ingredients out of their diets

64% of global consumers now cut certain ingredients out of their diets

Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are just some of the fears that could be leading 64% of global consumers to adopt diets that limit or exclude the consumption of certain foods or ingredients. The data comes from Nielsen’s Global Ingredient and Dining-Out Trends report, which surveyed more than 30,000 online consumers in […]

31.08.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Singer, actress Selena Gomez taking a break

Singer, actress Selena Gomez taking a break

The 15-time Teen Choice Award winner Selena Gomez is to “take some time off” in order to focus on her health and well-being. The pop singer and actress had in 2015 revealed that she had been diagnosed with lupus, a condition also known to have affected a number of fellow show business icons including Toni […]

31.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Curcumin and silymarin form promising pair for colon cancer treatment

Curcumin and silymarin form promising pair for colon cancer treatment

The Journal of Cancer has published a study revealing the therapeutic effects of two antioxidant compounds when combined to fight colon cancer. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, already known for its anti-inflammatory properties, whereas silymarin, a component of milk thistle, has been used to treat liver disease. In laboratory tests, researchers from Saint-Louis […]

29.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US regulators issue emergency authorisation for Roche Zika test: company

US regulators issue emergency authorisation for Roche Zika test: company

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Monday that US regulators had issued emergency authorisation to use its not-yet-approved diagnostic test for detecting the Zika virus in certain circumstances. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a so-called Emergency Use Authorization for the LightMix Zika rRT-PCR test, even though it has yet to receive official clearance, […]

29.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·