Health

Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns

Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns

The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 11))

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 11))

Last week, I covered another type of contamination that could affect children in different ways. It was alcohol and how it affects physiological development of foetuses and how it could alter their facial features, shape, and bone structure.

The Parkinsons mystery

The Parkinsons mystery

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects around seven million people globally, and one million in the United States alone, usually afflicting people older than 50.

Early peanut exposure may prevent allergy in high-risk children

Early peanut exposure may prevent allergy in high-risk children

A new study involving over 600 children suggests if babies start eating peanut products regularly and frequently before the age of 11 months, there is a very good chance that those at high risk of peanut allergy will not develop it.

Scientists identify key protein behind heart's 'metronome'

Scientists identify key protein behind heart

An important feature of a healthy heart is its ability to maintain a steady beat. Even a slight faltering in the heart's rhythm can cause sudden death. Now, a new study identifies a key protein that helps maintain the heart's "metronome."

Statins may not protect against Parkinson's after all, study finds

Statins may not protect against Parkinson

Previously, some studies have found that the cholesterol-lowering medications statins may offer protective benefits against Parkinson's disease. However, a new study led by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences was unable to reproduce this association.

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals! ((Part 10))

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals! ((Part 10))

Last week, I revealed to you several of the many toxic chemicals found in childrens drugs, prepared foods and drinks, bodycare products, and more.

Green coffee: A weight loss miracle?

Green coffee: A weight loss miracle?

Green coffee has recently gained popularity for weight loss. However, its role in the same has been disputed. Those who have tried the beverage vouch for its usability.

Healthy diet, exercise 'not enough to treat obesity,' say experts

Healthy diet, exercise

People who are obese are often told to eat healthier and exercise more in order to lose weight. But in an article recently published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, obesity experts claim the condition is a chronic disease that can be caused by biological factors, meaning many cases may not be cured with a healthy diet and physical activity alone.

Study analyses internet, mobile and video game effects on young users

Study analyses internet, mobile and video game effects on young users

A total of 89 percent of young people own their first mobile phone before they reach the age of 13