Monday , June 26 2017


health news

Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

  Mumbai, India | AFP |  An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday. The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday’s Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi …

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Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia

Paris, France | AFP |  Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday. Most Ethiopians live in the country’s highlands, and have long enjoyed natural protection against mosquitoes carrying the malaria-causing parasites Plasmodium falciparum …

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Kadaga boosts St.Mary’s Kisubi cancer drive

Kadaga urges leaders to support cancer awareness campaigns Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called for more effort in reducing cancer patients’ pain, death, and incidence through rallying leaders at all levels to sensitize the masses on the need for screening at early stages. Kadaga noted that people need to …

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HEALTH: Being cruel to be kind

Making people feel bad can be a strategy for helping them “So sweetheart, why are you wasting everyone’s time when we all know you are going to fail?” That is possibly the type of question that a group of psychologists pondered when they embarked on research into why people sometimes …

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Obesity ‘epidemic’ affects one in 10 worldwide

Washington, United States | AFP |  More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese and 2.2 billion are believed to be overweight, fueling a global health crisis that claims millions of lives every year, according to a major new international study released on Monday. Obesity numbers have more …

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Want to know if someone is sick?

Listen to your brain, scientists say after new research The brain is undoubtedly a complex and clever organ, but new research suggests it might be even more impressive than you originally thought. It turns out that the brain is particularly adept at discovering early-stage disease in other people. The human …

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