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A 47-year-old has reminded us it's never a good idea to eat the world's hottest chillies after an eating contest left him with a hole in his throat. The unnamed man was taken to hospital after eating...
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An army of sickly and poorly educated children growing up in villages will continue to drag down the country as adults unle the nation's nutrition and education delivery systems are made more efficie...
Tuberculosis, a curable airborne disease, is back on the list of the top 10 causes of death globally, the World Health Organization announced Thursday. TB is now the fifth most common cause of death,...
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In a small village outside of Milton Keynes, dogs of all ages and breeds are trained to sniff out cancer from thousands of samples, in a routine that will one day save lives. At Medical Detection Dogs...
Every year, 50,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer. That's 50,000 mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters and friends. It's a lot of women, which is why it surprised me greatly to l...
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I don't say this as an atheist or as a believer but as someone exploring the land of our vast country. Whenever I saw a temple, a dargah, a church, I noticed that while the property itself was always immaculate, the surrounding areas were bereft of nature. Instead they were surrounded by retail establishments set up to satiate the needs and demands of the faithful; often, I’d see garbage piled up, generally comprising abandoned puja trays and the detritus of worship (among other things).
The government must attract private investment in the healthcare sector through incentives such as tax benefits, underwriting and facilitating bank loans to supplement care in remote and underserved regions. Unless national investments are made to mitigate the costs associated with NCDs today, the damage will increase multi-fold.
A shot of the hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours of birth can help save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. When followed up with at least two more doses of the vaccine during the first year of life, the birth dose protects newborns from mother-to-child transmission of the liver-wasting disease, and also guards against infection during a period when the virus is most damaging to future health. Yet, many practitioners are unaware of or ignore this need.
Sometimes the thought of trying to lead a healthier lifestyle just seems too daunting. We spend every week promising ourselves that we will start on Monday and then when we do, it just takes one little hiccup and we’ve ‘ruined’ it.