Healthcare
Shift workers 'face type 2 diabetes risk'
25.07.2014 [20:17]
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, a large international study suggests. The findings, published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, indicated men and those doing rotating shifts were at highest risk
 
New actions under the “Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness” campaign were implemented in Benin and Chad
22.07.2014 [21:52]
Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) as part of strategic cooperation with Islamic Development Bank has jointly carried out humanitarian actions under the “Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness” campaign in Benin and Chad. A total of 11640 persons with problems in their eyesight have benefitted from free eye
 
Food capsules - not weight loss surgery - 'could combat the obesity crisis'
22.07.2014 [14:06]
Food supplements which trick the body into thinking the stomach is full could combat Britain's spiraling obesity crisis. Scientists in London believe capsules could replicate the effects of gastric bypass surgery, by telling the body it is satisfied
 
150 open cardiovascular operations performed at Cardiovascular Surgery Center of the Baku Central Military Hospital
22.07.2014 [12:15]
150 open cardiovascular surgery operations have been successfully performed at the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Center of the Baku Central Military Hospital, Anar Emrah, M.D., Chief of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Center of the Baku Central Military Hospital told a news conference today
 
Managing the heat of summer with Traditional Chinese Medicine
16.07.2014 [19:43]
Most of us in Minnesota welcome the heat as a time to get creative about staying cool – lake swimming, popsicles, complaining about another dramatic weather system. But hot weather can bring with it a series of symptoms
 
Cinnamon may halt progression of Parkinson`s Disease
12.07.2014 [19:20]
Cinnamon could be a secret weapon in the battle against Parkinson’s disease. Scientists have found that the spice is the source of a chemical that can protect the brain. Our liver converts cinnamon into sodium benzoate, an approved drug used in the
 
UNFPA praises Azerbaijan’s reproductive health and family planning program
08.07.2014 [20:04]
The works done within the national reproductive health strategy and healthy maternity program and achievements in Azerbaijan attracts the attention of the international organizations. The Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for Eastern Europe and
 
Dark chocolate may ease walking for patients with artery disease
07.07.2014 [15:04]
Older people who have trouble getting around because of poor blood flow to their legs may be able to walk a little longer and farther after eating dark chocolate, according to a new small Italian study. People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who ate a dark chocolate bar were able to
 
Low risk to people from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in chicken: scientists
07.07.2014 [12:44]
Scientists who discovered evidence of extremely rare strains of antibiotic-resistant E. coli in chicken sold in some Canberra shops say the threat to human health is low. Researchers from the Australian National University's Research School of Biology tested
 
11 African countries agree on strategy to combat Ebola outbreak
05.07.2014 [17:43]
Worst outbreak world has seen has left 467 people dead; 11 West African countries agree on joint strategy Following a meeting organized by the World Health Organization, health ministers from 11 West African countries have agreed on a joint strategy to combat one of the worst
 
3D printed muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command
04.07.2014 [15:20]
Cell-based soft robotic devices could help us to design machines and systems that can sense and respond to complex environmental signals. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated on Wednesday a class of 3D printed walking "bio-bots" powered by muscle cells and controlled with
 
WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries
04.07.2014 [15:08]
The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease. Today there are 33 countries and
 
For musicians, practice makes perfect, but genetics play a role
03.07.2014 [14:02]
Contrary to the view that genetic effects go away as you practice more and more, it is found that genes become more important in accounting for differences across people in music performance as they practice. Researchers at Michigan State University tackled the age-old question of what makes
 
Ebola outbreak in West Africa is largest ever
02.07.2014 [14:31]
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest ever documented. As of June 23, there have been 635 confirmed Ebola cases and 399 deaths (case-fatality rate of 63%). The largest previous outbreak occurred in Uganda during 2000–2001, when 425
 
Cocoa extract may counter specific mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease
30.06.2014 [13:19]
A specific preparation of cocoa-extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients’ brains long before they develop symptoms, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published June 20 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
 
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