Tag archive for ‘Public Health’
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By nsnbc On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Another Rotavirus Vaccine Bites the Dust

Jacob Puliyel MD (nsnbc) : Clinical trial of the new rotavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India shows that the vaccine increases the incidence of diarrhea instead of decreasing it. The vaccine was field More...

A recipe for an eyesalve from ‘Bald’s Leechbook.’ © The British Library Board (Royal MS 12 D xvii)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

Erin Conelly (TC) : For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Trump Administration Tries to Tackle Opioid Addiction Epidemic

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump hosted a session at the White House on Wednesday as a first step to try and stem the worsening opioid addiction crisis. Referring to both the pharma industry and illicit drug More...

Stainless steel is the metal of choice in hospitals. Shutterstock
By nsnbc On Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Copper is great at killing superbugs – so why don’t hospitals use it?

Bill Keevil (TC) : Fantasilandia in Chile, one of Latin America’s largest theme parks, has replaced its most frequently touched surfaces with copper to help reduce the spread of germs and protect the health of More...

Family members of the psychiatric patients commemorating their deaths. Shayne Robinson / Section27
By nsnbc On Monday, February 6th, 2017

Politicians must account for the deaths of 94 psychiatric patients in South Africa

Mark Sonderup (TC) : The local government minister for health in Gauteng, South Africa’s wealthiest province, resigned on Tuesday 31 January just before the release of a report into the deaths of 94 mental health More...

By nsnbc On Monday, February 6th, 2017

Ouch! The drugs don’t work for back pain, but here’s what does

TC : How’s your back? About a quarter of Australia’s population experience a back pain episode at any point in time, and nearly all of us (around 85%) will have at least one lifetime experience with back pain. But More...

Committing to a safe and active sex life could boost your health in 2017. pedrosimoes7/flickr , CC BY-NC
By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

What’s the point of sex? It’s good for your physical, social and mental health

TC : The act of penetrative sex has evolved over millions of years as a mechanism to deliver sperm to eggs and initiate pregnancy. But there’s more to sex than just the meeting of two sets of genes. The ‘What’s More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Mediterranean diet may protect your brain in old age, new finding suggests

Paul Fletcher (TC) : Amid the contention about diets and detoxes, sugar and fats, there is at least general agreement that a Mediterranean diet – fruit, vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish – is a good thing. More...

By nsnbc On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Cambodia Demands Regulation of Surrogate Mother Businesses

nsnbc : Cambodia’s Interior Ministry warned Cambodian women hired to carry babies for foreign couples as surrogate mother, the couples, as well as involved brokers and clinics to identify themselves and register More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, December 10th, 2016

New Study Validates Benefits of Ancient Breathing Exercises

nsnbc : A study carried out by researchers at Northwestern University, USA, shows that nasal inhaling and exhaling through the mouth has beneficial effects among others, on memory and on coping with stressful environments. The More...