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Nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families have at least one member with a medical condition — survey

by Khetam Malkawi | Apr 08, 2014 | 20:39 Updated: Apr 08, 2014 | 23:20 inShare A doctor from the French field hospital treat a Syrian child at the Zaatari…

Celebs push ‘oil pulling’ for better teeth and skin

A dentistry prof, a naturopathic doctor and an Ayurvedic practitioner weigh in on oil pulling, the trend of “detoxifying” your mouth with coconut oil. Swishing coconut oil in your mouth…

Lack of Sleep leads to Brain Damage

Source: BBC Health Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests. In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25%…

Global cancer surge fuelled by alcohol, smoking and obesity predicted by WHO

Credit: Sarah Boseley, health editor A global drive to tackle the causes of cancer linked to lifestyle, such asalcohol abuse, sugar consumption and obesity, has been urged on Monday by the World Health Organisation…

Barbara Taylor: ‘Waking up in a mental hospital isn’t something you plan for’

theguardian: by Barbara Taylor —  The obligations of friendship trumped madness – and this in itself could be a form of healing. Ward 16 of Friern Barnet mental asylum was…

Indonesia- Health insurance to cover all Indonesians

System is expected to be the world’s largest with 247 million covered by 2019, The Straits Times : The scheme will assure lower-income Indonesians such as Mr Paimin of free…

Guava a day keeps the doctor at bay

Why Guavas Should Be Considered A Super food  A series of tests published in the Food Research International Journal found that among fruits found in India, including Himalayan apples and…

Happiness and Laughter Are Natural Immune Boosters

Source: Mercola.com There are many studies supporting the belief that people with an upbeat and positive perspective tend to be healthier and enjoy longer lives. For example, in one study,1…

Pakistani doctor wins $1M to fight child deaths‏

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani doctor won a $1 million grant on Tuesday to fight early child mortality in a small fishing village in southern Pakistan in a contest financed by an…

Circumcisions to Help Prevent AIDS Are on the Rise

A painting of Abraham’s departure by József Molnár. It was with Prophet Abraham that male circumcision started The NewYork Times: by Donald G. McNeil Jr. - Circumcision for AIDS prevention is increasing rapidly…

Are you sleeping too much?

Source CNN Oversleeping can hurt your health According to WebMD, the amount of sleep a person needs “depends on your age and activity level as well as your general health and…

Pass the Banana …

A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression ‘going bananas’ is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read…

Health is replacing wealth as measure of success

By Don Ingwerson A rising tide of public opinion shows health, more than almost any other aspect of life, to be significant to a successful life. More than 2,000 Americans…

Pakistan: Growing polio cases: KP Governor fears travel ban on Pakistanis

Dawn.com: PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shaukatullah Khan on Thursday feared that Pakistanis could face travel restrictions over the growing polio cases in the country. “If the situation (high polio incidence)…

Low Testosterone and Heart Disease Linked—

But What’s Really Causing Them?   • After age 30, a man’s testosterone levels begin to decline, and continue to do so as he ages, leading to symptoms • According…

Oktoberfest drinkers treated every 10 minutes

Source: The Local Munich hospitals treat a drinker every 10 minutes during Oktoberfest. This time of year the city’s accident and emergency departments become, for some, just another tent at…

The third state of consciousness under the knife

Are we really unconscious under general anaesthetic? BBC: Having a general anaesthetic is a routine part of many operations. But what happens if you are still conscious after you close…

Prayer Alone Heal Mental Illness, Say One Third Of Americans In LifeWay Research Poll

The Huffington Post: A recent study by LifeWay Research has found that a “third of Americans – and nearly half of evangelical, fundamentalist, or born-again Christians – believe prayer and…

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