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Nigeria, Pakistan could delay polio-free goal: Gates .

Nigeria, Pakistan could delay polio-free goal: Gates .

by Jennie MATTHEW . Billionaire software baron turned philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that violence in Nigeria and Pakistan could set back his goal of eradicating polio by 2018. Last year, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — a charity that funds medical research and vaccination drives — made wiping out the crippling disease in [...]

January 22, 2014 Reporters365 Health News 0

Google making sugar-sensing contact lens for diabetics

Google making sugar-sensing contact lens for diabetics

v The Google lab known for working on unusual projects like self-driving cars is crafting a contact lens that could help diabetics manage blood sugar levels. “We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears,” project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz said Thursday in a blog post. The [...]

January 17, 2014 Reporters365 Health News 0

Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report

Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report

Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than lung cancer, including blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer, said a major US government report on Friday. The latest Surgeon General’s findings on the health consequences of smoking were to be formally announced at the White House, in a ceremony marking 50 years since the [...]

January 17, 2014 Reporters365 Health News 0

Obesity declines among rich US teens, rises in poor

Obesity declines among rich US teens, rises in poor

 In the past decade, obesity has declined among US teenagers from rich families but has risen among their impoverished counterparts, a gap driven by lack of exercise, said a study Monday. The research by experts at Harvard University examined what appeared to be an encouraging decline in adolescent obesity and found that only the upper [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 Health News 0

Eating nuts caused tooth decay in hunter-gatherers: study

Eating nuts caused tooth decay in hunter-gatherers: study

Eating nuts and acorns may have helped hunter-gatherers survive 15,000 years ago in northern Africa but the practice wreaked havoc on their teeth, researchers said Monday. Fermented carbohydrates in the nuts caused cavities, tooth decay and bad breath, said the study led by British scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a [...]

January 6, 2014 Reporters365 Health News 0

Meditation offers slight relief from anxiety: study

Meditation offers slight relief from anxiety: study

Meditation may help ease anxiety and depression in certain patients, and in some cases the practice may be as effective as taking anti-depressant medications, said a study Monday. However, a review of scientific literature on mindfulness meditation published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the effects of meditation are limited. For [...]

January 6, 2014 Reporters365 Health News 0

Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: study

Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: study

 The flu vaccine is generally less effective for men than for women, scientists said in a study Monday, tracing the effect to higher levels of testosterone that curb the immune response. It has long been known that men are more vulnerable than women to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, but scientists have never been able [...]

December 24, 2013 Reporters365 Health News 0

US calls for safety review of antibacterial soaps

US calls for safety review of antibacterial soaps

 In response to health concerns over the widespread use of antibacterial soaps, US manufacturers will soon have to meet stricter requirements showing long-term safety, regulators said Monday. Antibacterial soap-makers would also have to show that their products are better than plain soap at preventing illness and the spread of infections, said the proposed rule by [...]

December 16, 2013 Reporters365 Health News 0

WHO says cancer is on rise, driven by sharp rise in breast cancer among women

WHO says cancer is on rise, driven by sharp rise in breast cancer among women

By Edwin Nwachukwu United Nations, Dec. 13, 2013 (NAN) The World Health Organisation (WHO), says cancer is on the rise driven by sharp rise in breast cancer among women. WHO on Friday called for greater attention toward the prevention and control measures to offset people’s lifestyle, that predisposed breast cancer to be the leading cause [...]

December 13, 2013 Reporters365 Health News 0

WHO certifies Nigeria guinea worm free, says Prof. Chukwu

WHO certifies Nigeria guinea worm free, says Prof. Chukwu

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Thursday said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had certified Nigeria as guinea worm free. Chukwu made the clarification at the Nigerian Medical Students Association (NIMSA) International Summit on Global Health in Abuja. The theme of the summit is: “Knowledge, Imagination and Medicine’’. “Nigeria is guinea worm [...]

December 12, 2013 Reporters365 Health News 0