Health Care

Vitamin D supplements are declared useless

Scientists from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom said there is no longer any need for future resea...


How to be a better friend to someone with mental health issues

For the fiscal year 2018/19, Nepal government has allocated 4.29 percent of its total budget for health and population, but according to the State Minister for ...


Doctors Offer Advice for Preventing Another Bad Flu Season

A record number of people received flu vaccines last winter in Manitoba, with more than 320,000 doses administered. As it often peaks in early winter, she said ...


Youth vulnerable to mental stress, illnesses, says expert

Social media has spawned problems like sleep disorders, the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), self-esteem issues and cyberbullying, factors which can impact the ment...


Officers wear pink badges for breast cancer awareness

Here Are a Few Associated Risk Factors! It is about focusing attention on one of the deadliest forms of cancer in America and the world. Barbells for Boobs, a...


Minnesota health officials on the lookout for rare nervous system disorder

Acute flaccid myelitis affects the nervous system and can lead to the weakening of muscles, health official said. Viruses in the enterovirus genus - a grou...


Young people and mental health in a changing world

According to Dr Alhassan, the Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) participates actively in the celebration of the World Mental Health Day annually. Lack ...


Nikki Haley resigns from the Trump administration

But the group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said in its complaint that Haley's financial disclosure did not provide enough informatio...


Neanderthal DNA helps people fight off diseases

As the researchers report today (October 4) in Cell , genes for virus-recognizing proteins are relatively common among the tiny percentage of modern humans' D...


Vitamin D supplements don’t improve bone health, major study finds

The evidence is now so clear that there is little point investigating further and doctors should stop telling millions of people to take supplements, the scient...


Public should not be put off red meat following 'alarmist' cancer headlines

This was made known by the Head of Breast Unit at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Florence Dedey. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, breast canc...


Just how harmful is it to have 1 drink per day?

This recent observation comes on the heels of another study published in the medical journal The Lancet which concluded that countries should amend their alc...


A flu shot in the dark

No appointments are necessary. Influenza is the deadliest vaccine-preventable illness in the United States - each year from flu and flu-related complications...


Cannabis ‘is worse for teenage brains than alcohol,’ new study finds

Cannabis advocates like to believe that the drug is a safe alternative to alcohol - but a new study found cannabis is actually worse for teenage brains. "W...


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Altru offers free exams

The patches are meant to stimulate conversation between DPSST staff and the community and raise awareness. The department has already sold 140 pink patches. "We...


Hugging can improve your mood after a fight, reduce mental stress

The study was authored by Michael Murphy , a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon. 'Mechanistically, theorists ...


Aust on track to eliminate cervical cancer

For context, an estimated 7.5 women in the US out of every 100,000 were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014, according to The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundatio...


1 in 3 adults eat fast food each day, study finds

Breaking down the statistics even further, Fryer's team found that black consumers were more likely to have eaten fast food on a given day than white consumers ...


Drunk, confused birds in Minnesota town prompt police statement

A surprise frost led local berries to ferment earlier than is typical, and there's a corresponding increase in drunk birds in Gilbert. "They're just careless ...


Better Business Bureau: Warning regarding breast cancer charities

It's estimated around 40 per cent of women over age 40 have dense breasts. More importantly, KNOW YOUR BREASTS with monthly self-examination. But if you notice ...