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  • ‘Fat but fit’ a gross exaggeration, says new study

    May 17, 2017 8:37 AM 10

    The term 'fat but fit' is a fallacy that risks accelerating the spread of global obesity, according to new research which throws cold water on a commonly held medical belief. Medical scientists from the University of Birmingham have countered the theory that people can be fat but medically fit with new research which claims that obese people remain at greater

  • How a simple cold could give you a heart attack – and the signs to look for

    May 17, 2017 8:22 AM 8

    A NEW study has revealed that a cold could be more deadly than you think. But having a cold might not be the worst part of it. A new study published in the Internal Medicine Journal said respiratory infections can raise your risk of a heart attack. The research looked at both past and present respiratory infection information from 578 patients who where

  • More Than 1.2 Million Kids Die Each Year From Preventable Causes

    May 16, 2017 7:20 PM 8

    More than 1.2 million young people across the world aged 10 to 19 died in 2015, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). And the majority were killed by preventable causes like road traffic injuries, suicides, and interpersonal violence. "Most of these deaths can be prevented with good health services, education and social support

  • 3,000 adolescents die every day out of these avoidable causes

    May 16, 2017 11:31 AM 12

    A report by the World Health Organisation, Global Accelerated Action For The Health Of Adolescents has shown that 3,000 adolescents die every day. This means that a total of 1.2 million deaths every year are among 10–19-year-olds. What is more appalling is that the deaths are from largely preventable causes, according to the report. Road traffic injuries

  • WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

    May 15, 2017 9:39 AM 6

    Local health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are attempting to find 125 people thought to be linked to cases in the remote northeastern province of Bas-Uele, near the border with the Central African Republic, according to World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Eugene Kabambi. The province is thousands of kilometres northeast of capital

  • Some Kenyan soldiers believe they are protected against HIV by God during sexual intercourse

    May 15, 2017 5:17 AM 3

    Some Kenya Defence Forces soldiers have claimed to be immune to HIV. According to a study conducted at the Forces Memorial Hospital in Nairobi, another small but significant number of soldiers who participated in the study claimed to enjoy divine protection against the virus. “About three per cent believed that they were being protected by God during

  • Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

    May 12, 2017 9:59 PM 8

    PIC: Medics with Doctors Without Borders put on protective gear at an isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Guinea in 2014 during the Ebola outbreak. The disease that is highly contagious has been declared in DR Congo. (AFP) The first Ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11,300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic

  • Cheese Eating Has No Relation to Heart Disease and Stroke, Confirmed by Researchers

    May 12, 2017 11:46 AM 3

    Eating cheese or dairy products does not cause increased risk of death from stroke and heart disease, said scientists. Researchers in an analysis found there is no relation between the cheese, milk products and yoghurt that people consumed and the cardiovascular disease causing risk. In fact, cheese linked with low risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Paramedic saves his own life after heart attack on the job

    May 9, 2017 10:37 AM 4

    VIC: "I grabbed the heart monitor from the ambulance, put myself on it and thought, uh oh, that's not right". MULTI-TASKING has proven to be a life-saving skill for an on-duty paramedic. David Watson is recovering after suffering a major heart attack while on the job in Casterton. "I was just warming up to do a workout, and just got the sudden onset

  • Pollution 'sparks 10 percent rise in cancer cases'

    May 8, 2017 2:02 PM 4

    US researchers believe it causes an extra 44 cases per 100,000 people – equivalent to more than 28,600 cancer diagnoses in Britain. The study, published in the journal Cancer, is the first to examine the link between environment and cancer, although previous research has found diesel fumes could cause women to give birth prematurely. Its authors say developing