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Tag: health

  • Friday, April 12th 2019 - 18:03 UTC

    Doctor finds four live small sweat bees living in a woman's eye lid

     ”I looked into the gap with a microscope and saw something black that looked like an insect leg,” Dr. Hong, an ophthalmology professor at the hospital stated at a news conference

    A Taiwanese doctor removed four small sweat bees living inside a woman’s eye lid, and they were all still alive. The woman, who was reportedly identified as Ms. He, was apparently doing some work outside when the minuscule insects flew into her eyes. The bugs caused agony in He’s eye for hours until she finally received medical attention at a hospital in southern Taiwan.

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  • Wednesday, April 10th 2019 - 09:43 UTC

    New York declares a public measles health emergency

    There have been 285 cases in the area since 30 September. Of those infected, 246 were children, New York health commissioner Oxiris Barbot said.

    New York's mayor has declared a public health emergency following a measles outbreak. The emergency warning covers certain postcodes in Brooklyn. All residents in the affected areas have been told to get vaccinated or face a fine.

  • Wednesday, March 20th 2019 - 10:11 UTC

    US jury considers glyphosate “a substantial factor” in causing human cancer

    Pharmaceutical group Bayer had strongly rejected claims that its glyphosate-based Roundup product was carcinogenic

    A US jury has found that one of the world's most widely-used weed-killers was a “substantial factor” in causing a man's cancer. Pharmaceutical group Bayer had strongly rejected claims that its glyphosate-based Roundup product was carcinogenic. But the jury in San Francisco ruled unanimously that it contributed to causing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in California resident Edwin Hardeman.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2019 - 09:31 UTC

    Hanta virus outbreak in a Patagonia Chubut province town

    In Epuyen where an epidemiologic contingency has been declared, ten people have died and some 85 residents out of a total population of 3.000 are in quarantine

    Argentina's northern province of Jujuy has reported a first case of a patient suffering of the hanta virus contagion. The report is considered very serious since in the Patagonian province of Chubut there have been several deaths and some 85 residents of a town are in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus contagion.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2019 - 08:54 UTC

    Air pollution, the greatest environmental risks to health says WHO

    Microscopic pollutants in the air can penetrate respiratory and circulatory systems, damaging the lungs, heart and brain, killing 7 million people prematurely annually

    Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air every day. In 2019, air pollution is considered by the World Health Organization, WHO, as the greatest environmental risk to health.

  • Thursday, October 25th 2018 - 06:35 UTC

    Microplastics found in the human track and stools, says medical forum in Vienna

    The authors estimate “more than 50% of the world population might have microplastics in their stools”, though they stressed the need for larger-scale studies

    Microplastics have been found in human stools for the first time, suggesting the tiny particles may be widespread in food. The study by researchers in Austria examined eight participants (from the UK, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Japan and Russia). All of their stool samples were found to contain microplastic particles.

  • Thursday, October 18th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Global health organizations commit to new ways of working together for greater impact

    The commitment follows a request from Angela Merkel, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway

    Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations signed in Berlin a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
    Coordinated by the World Health Organization, the initiative unites the work of 11 organizations, with others set to join in the next phase.

  • Thursday, October 18th 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Beware of Chinese manufactured vaccines: this time human rabies

    The company's pharmaceutical production license has also been revoked and its illegally produced vaccines have been confiscated

    A Chinese vaccination firm has been fined US$ 1.3bn after it was found to have illegally produced the human rabies vaccine. Changchun Changsheng had blended different batches of vaccine fluid and used expired fluid to produce some of the batches, according to state news agency Xinhua.

  • Tuesday, October 2nd 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Nobel Medicine Prize for harnessing immune system to fight cancer

    “Allison and Honjo showed how different strategies for inhibiting the brakes on the immune system can be used in the treatment of cancer”

    James Allison from the United States and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries leading to new approaches in harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, the award-giving body said on Monday.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    World Heart Day will emphasize awareness on air pollution risk

    Poor air quality is ranked as the 4th cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY), one lost year of ‘healthy life’, says latest Global Burden of Disease study

    This year the World Heart Federation (WHF) is raising awareness of an increasingly important CVD risk factor: air pollution. World Heart Day takes place this Saturday. The latest scientific evidence by Nature warns that exposure to nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter air pollution is clearly linked to CVD mortality. Poor air quality is also ranked as the 4th cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) – one lost year of ‘healthy life’ – according to latest Global Burden of Disease study .