• Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Health

Published Date: January 25, 2015
Noncommunicable diseases take 16m lives annually

Noncommunicable diseases take 16m lives annually

Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely — before the age of 70 — from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new report of the World Health...

Published Date: January 25, 2015
How to live longer

How to live longer

As we are getting older, people become more vulnerable to diseases. You might think that there is nothing you can do, but new research suggests otherwise. In a pilot study, lifestyle changes boosted an enzyme that increases the aging process reverse. Other studies also found diet and exercise can protect telomeres (an essential...

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Published Date: January 25, 2015
Management of khock-knees

Management of khock-knees

Genu valgum, commonly called ‘khock-knees’ is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. Individuals with severe valgus deformities are typically unable to touch their feet together while simultaneously straightening the legs. Mild genu valgum can be seen in children from 2-6, and is often corrected...

Published Date: January 25, 2015
Stigma and discrimination related to psychological and psychiatric illnesses

Stigma and discrimination continue to be a reality in the lives of people suffering from mental illness and prove to be one of the greatest barriers to regaining a normal lifestyle and health. Many people with mental health problems have said that the stigma of mental ill health is more disabling than the illness itself. Their problems are made worse by the stigma and discrimination that they experience, not only from society but also from families, friends and employers. Research has...

Published Date: January 25, 2015
Health Bulletin

Health Bulletin

Experimental vaccine shipped to Liberia The first batch of an experimental vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia, reports BBC. The shipment will be the first potentially preventative medicine to reach one of the hardest hit countries. But experts say that, with Ebola cases falling, it may be difficult to establish whether the...