Health Wellness

  • Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says
    Processed_red_meats_cause_cancer__who_says 2015-10-26 17:18:54 UTC
    Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says. Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organization has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco. In addition, the WHO says red meat...

  • Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's
    Gerd_mueller 2015-10-07 07:16:05 UTC
    Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's. Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Nicknamed 'Der Bomber', Muller, 70 next month, scored 68 goals in 62 games for what was then West Germany, and netted over 650 goals in hi...

  • What's behind women's longevity?
    Women 2015-10-04 08:18:59 UTC
    <i><h3>All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.</i></h3> <strong><i>By David Robson</i></strong> As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ...

  • Salmonella outbreak: Cucumbers sold under the Andrew & Williamson, Limited Edition label kills one in the US
    Andrew___williamson_limited_edition 2015-09-05 05:58:03 UTC
    <i><h4>Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015. Those who have eaten cucumbers are urged to see a doctor if they have severe diarrhea.</i></h4> (CNN) - A s...

  • The life-saving secrets of smelly feet
    The_life-saving_secrets_of_smelly_feet 2015-07-31 06:40:42 UTC
    Cheesy feet aren’t just an embarrassment – understanding the stench could save lives. David Robson delves into the strange ecosystems between your toes. Renate Smallegange is something of a connoisseur of smelly feet – and she goes to surprising lengths to study their odours. Sometimes she’ll ...

  • Americans Support Administration on Obamacare - Poll
    Supporters_of_the_affordable_care_act_celebrate 2015-07-02 03:04:19 UTC
    Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama&apos;s health care law, according to polls in recent months. Few, however, have much confidence that the ...

  • Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
    Channan_petrides 2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
    Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a transplant list since September 2014. But she deci...

  • Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' - BBC
    Lung-cancer 2015-06-10 04:20:06 UTC
    A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a &quot;milestone&quot; trial shows. Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body&apos;s own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack. The results from 582 people, presented at the American Society...

  • 32% of Americans Believe Animals Should Have Same Rights as People
    Animals-rights 2015-06-10 04:18:18 UTC
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Almost a third of Americans, 32%, believe animals should be given the same rights as people, while 62% say they deserve some protection but can still be used for the benefit of humans. The strong animal rights view is up from 2008 when 25% thought animals' rights should be on p...

  • Referendum: Ireland says Yes to same-sex marriage
    Ireland-says-yes-to-same-sexmarriage 2015-05-23 18:01:36 UTC
    Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a "historic watershed" on Saturday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade struggle for gay rights. Waving rainbow flags, embracing and crying, two thousand p...

  • Petition by Ashton Kutcher - Stop Gender Stereotyping: Provide Universally Accessible Changing Tables in All Your Stores
    Rafael_edward_cruz 2015-04-02 17:40:08 UTC
    After Ashton Kutcher's Facebook lament about the lack of diaper changing tables in men's restrooms went viral, the actor decided to make a more proactive move. Kutcher teamed up with Change.org to create a petition asking Target and Costco to "provide universally accessible changing tables in the...

  • Ted Cruz origin of birth story from Calgary
    Rafael_edward_cruz 2016-01-19 07:31:57 UTC
    <h3><i>Cruz’s family was more than happy to benefit from Canada’s universal health care system with a birth that could have cost them big money in the U.S.</i></h3> Is the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Calgary going to hamper his bid for the U.S. presidency? Reporter Bill Kaufmann from 'CA...

  • Canadian school takes 21 students out of school as parents refuse to vaccinate them
    Canada_health 2015-03-13 15:54:25 UTC
    Public health officials in Quebec's Lanaudière region, where a measles outbreak has infected 119 people, got a vaccination campaign underway at a local school after learning that an infected child visited it recently. School and health officials said at a news conference late Thursday afternoo...

  • Vaccination skeptic offers cash for proof that measles is a virus; Court orders him to pay 100,000 euros
    Vaccination_skeptic_offers_cash_for_proof_that_measles_is_a_virus__court_orders_him_to_pay_100_000_euros 2015-03-13 15:02:11 UTC
    Four years ago, a German biologist who thinks the measles are psychosomatic announced on his website that he would pay 100,000 euros ($106,300) to anyone who could prove measles is a virus. After Stefan Lanka made the offer, a German doctor named David Barden came forward with evidence from se...

  • India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth
    15657_india_doctors_remove_232_teeth_from_boy's_mouth-diaalnews.com 2014-07-24 20:40:01 UTC
    Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, told the BBC. The teenager had been suffering for 18 mo...

  • Bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind
    The_bacteria 2014-06-18 06:20:59 UTC
    The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower? I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, the...

  • We should follow a diet like cavepeople
    19135_coronavirus_is_spreading_by_seemingly_healthy_people 2014-06-18 06:14:35 UTC
    We know modern convenience food can be unhealthy for us, but is reverting to a prehistoric diet the answer? Claudia Hammond examines the evidence. They didn’t eat pizzas or curry. Not a single slice of cake would have passed their lips. They hunted animals for their meat, caught fish and colle...

  • World's oldest cat dies aged 24
    World's_oldest_cat_poppy_dies_aged_24_in_bournemouth 2014-06-11 17:21:17 UTC
    Poppy the cat, who was officially recognised as the world's oldest after making it to the age of 24, has died. The tortoiseshell was born in February 1990 and was officially recognised by Guinness World Records in May. Poppy, who has lived through five British prime ministers lived with her...

  • Ageing: The girls who never grow older
    Diaalnews.com-ageing-_the_girls_who_never_grow_older 2014-07-28 07:12:56 UTC
    A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality. Richard Walker has been trying to conquer...

  • Call To Action: 'Arrogance' of ignoring need for sleep
    Ignoring_the_importance_of_sleep-diaalnews.com 2014-05-16 20:26:48 UTC
    Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems". They say people and governments need to take the problem seriously. Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have all been linked ...

  • Antibiotics: World faces huge public health threat - WHO
    Antibiotics-diaalnews.com 2014-05-01 12:35:13 UTC
    The World Health Organisations says: 'The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill.' Pneumonia will again become a feared killer, surgery risky and diarrhoea fatal if urgent action is not taken to preserve the power of current...

  • Try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human
    Pea-diaalnews.com 2014-04-10 05:42:06 UTC
    For those concerned about climate change, the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute offers up a calming solution: try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human. Peas in a lab sprouted faster with extreme concentrations of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas mainly responsible for climate ...

  • EU to impose stricter rules on organic products
    Diaalnews 2014-03-26 04:02:05 UTC
    <h3>How green are organic products really? Consumers are increasingly uncertain. In order to win back their trust, the EU Commission now wants to implement stricter regulations for products with an organic seal.</h3> Pesticide-ladentomatoes and falsely declared olive oil - scandals in the organi...

  • Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy hurts immune development
    Broccoli_carrots 2014-03-23 07:08:13 UTC
    Adequate vitamin A intake during pregnancy is needed for offspring to fully develop an immune system and fend off disease, researchers working with mice report March 19 in Nature. Vitamin A is plentiful in egg yolks, fish, carrots, yellow sweet potatoes, spinach, butternut squash and other foo...

  • 'Chocolate' pills for heart health
    Chocolat-heart-pills-diaalnews.com 2014-03-17 20:16:15 UTC
    It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have to eat a gazillion candy bars to get the amount b...