New Zealand Increases Samoa Measles Aid as Epidemic Worsens
WELLINGTON (AFP) – New Zealand announced extra aid for Samoa on Friday (Nov 29) as the Pacific nation’s measles epidemic raced past 3,000 cases and experts warned the number could double before the crisis was over. Samoa’s government said the death toll from the outbreak had reached 42, up... Read more
Children ‘Become Less Active During Primary Years’
Children’s physical activity levels drop significantly during their primary school years, research finds. The Bristol University study found that between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active a week with every year. Researchers monitored the physical activity of 2,132 children from 57 schools across... Read more
Record-high 44,000 Dengue Cases Reported in Pakistan
The highest number of patients was recorded in Islamabad and the neighbouring city of Rawalpindi A record-breaking 44,000 people have been infected with mosquito-borne dengue in Pakistan this year, a senior health official said, as increased outbreaks linked to rising temperatures and erratic rainfall ravage other parts... Read more
‘Delhi in ICU’: Spike in respiratory diseases due to toxic smog
Hindu women worship the Sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatth Puja in New Delhi New Delhi, India – A blanket of toxic smog engulfed India’s capital this week with air quality crossing dangerous levels causing a... Read more
Depression, Anxiety Can Dampen Efforts to Recover From a Heart Attack
Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recovering from a heart attack can be tough, but new research suggests that depression, anxiety and stress can make it even tougher. “Anxiety may lead to fear of another cardiac event and stop people from being active,” said study... Read more
PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults
Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed medical data from more than 1 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They... Read more
Surgery Helps Tough-to-Treat Acid Reflux
By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that doesn’t respond to the usual treatments, a complex surgery may help, a new study finds. In carefully selected patients, the surgery provided much more relief than... Read more
A Workout to Shape Your Shoulders
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Don’t shrug off working your delts, the muscles of your shoulders. Besides assisting with good posture, strong shoulders help you lift and carry items with ease, and create excellent upper body definition... Read more
Stress in Pregnancy May Affect Baby’s Sex, Preterm Delivery Risk: Study
Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Physical and mental stress during pregnancy may influence the baby’s sex, and physical stress may increase the risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed 187 healthy pregnant women between 18 and 45 years of age. About... Read more
Brain Damage From Concussion Evident a Year Later
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Concussion damage may linger a full year after an athlete returns to play, Canadian researchers report. “Brain recovery after concussion may be a more complex and longer-lasting process than we originally thought,” said lead... Read more