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Which diseases are Africa’s biggest killers?

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agenda.weforum.org - Africa is winning the fight against polio, having gone an entire year without a single recorded case (as of August 2015). The continent has never gone so long without such a report. Unfortunately, ...

Simple dietary changes up your health quotient

livemint.com - Scrambled, boiled, poached, nothing beats a good egg. And they’re not only tasty, they’re also a great weight-loss aid. Past studies have found that eggs help shift those extra pounds, including re...

105 Awesome Infographic Templates Bundle - YoBlogger - We Love Blogging for You

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yoblogger.com - Infographics is one of the best Graphics Design collection company Everything you see in Infographics templates is vector 1. You can scale up or down any graphic without losing its quality. 2. And ...

Polio: Vaccinated man 'has spread polio', say British scientists - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - A British man who was vaccinated against polio has been producing the virus for nearly 30 years. He had an immune disorder that mean the weakened polio virus used to vaccinate him in childhood surv...

Buy Health Insurance Online

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iffcotokio.co.in - Illness and injury arrive uninformed, unpredicted and can catch you unprepared. The sedentary life styles, hectic work schedules, long working hours and eating habits are leading to silent diseases...

Air pollution —

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eea.europa.eu - Poor air quality adversely affects human health, the environment, and the climate. Both short-term and long-term exposure to air pollution harms health. This harm occurs either via direct exposure ...

Museveni praises health ministry

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observer.ug - The ministry of  health on Wednesday  drew praise from President Yoweri Museveni for finally understanding its purpose. The president said health means wellbeing although the ministry has always co...

Cross Training for Fitness and Fatloss

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healthylifestyletime.com - The numbers vis–vis your scale make a get of not indicate whether you are fit or fat. Far more significant than your quantity body weight is the composition of your body tissue. If a mans fatty tis...

Telemedicine Can’t Help the People Who Need It the Most

wired.com - For people living in Wyoming or South Dakota or rural Virginia, a trip to the cardiologist isn’t a simple undertaking. “They’re taking a whole day off work to drive 150 miles, go the appointment, a...

Article > Wales approves Celgene's Imnovid despite NICE 'no'

pharmatimes.com - Celgene’s multiple myeloma drug Imnovid is now available in Wales despite being rejected by NICE in England. The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has recommended Imnovid (pomalidomide) in...

US FDA approves Repatha to treat certain patients with high cholesterol

financialexpress.com - The most common side effects of Repatha include nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, flu, back pain, and reactions such as redness, pain, or bruising where the injection is given The...

Form a Fitness Future With Affirmations and Positive Attitude

fitness4her.com - An affirmation is a positive statement of fact that one makes to manifest their desired future. It can be about succeeding in your career, excelling in a class or getting your body in shape. Affirm...

10 Health Benefits Of Oranges

aboutnutritionfacts.com - Oranges are a good source of potassium, a mineral that’s essential for heart health. Diets containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium can reduce the risk of high blood pr...

used pharmaceutical equipment :: USA PHARMACY

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pharma.remmont.com - Federal Equipment Company is a specialist supplier of pharmaceutical, chemical, and packaging machinery. With more than 15,000 items of equipment in stock and ready-to-ship from more than 600,000ft...

Health Ambition, No Nonsense Health Advice

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healthambition.com - I’ve always viewed martial arts as being a great form of exercise, and of course a whole lot of fun to do! Since I began almost a year ago, I’ve learned a whole lot of amazing techniques, improved ...

Alberta mother fights to keep child on marijuana treatment that quells seizures

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cbc.ca - An Edmonton-area mother is challenging an attempt by the Alberta government to legally bar her four-year-old daughter from receiving a marijuana treatment the mother says has successfully quelled h...

Living a Fit and Full Life: Recalled Baby and Kids Toys, Sports Equipment and Furniture Cause Thousands of Injuries and Deaths!

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livingafitandfulllife.blogspot.com - Wheels and Baby’s Day PSAs Highlight Dangerous Recalled Items Today, in an effort to keep children and babies from the increased danger of recalled items, Safe Kids California (SKC) launched a prog...

My Story. Hope It Saves A Life. May be You or Someone You Know.

seattleorganicrestaurants.com - It is not often that any one of us goes through a life threatening experience and not wish to share it with other people in order to help others that may go through the same – may be it’s because w...

Vaccinations

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clockhouse.org - Vaccinations are available to protect against a range of illnesses and diseases from childhood immunisations to travel and occupational vaccinations. Your Private GP service is conveniently located...

Acupuncture for Crohn's Disease

acupuncture.net.ph - Australia’s Centre for Digestive Diseases (link) defines Crohn’s as: Crohn’s Disease causes inflammation of the bowel. It most commonly affects the lower small intestine (ileum) and the large intes...

U.S. Approves Injectable Anti-Cholesterol Drug Repatha

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naharnet.com - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved Repatha, the second injectable drug of its kind designed for certain patients with stubbornly high cholesterol which puts them at risk of heart disease. Repatha...

Colorful potatoes may pack powerful cancer prevention punch

medicalnewstoday.com - Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers. Baked purple-fleshed potatoes suppressed the growth ...

Growth hormone 'treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women'

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medicalnewstoday.com - The authors of the study believe it is the largest and longest controlled study with growth hormone treatment in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Dr. Emily Krantz, of Södra Älvsborgs Hospital in Borås,...

Goth teens could be more vulnerable to depression and self-harm

medicalnewstoday.com - Young people who identify with the goth subculture might be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The findings show th...

Singapore cements status as MedTech hub as Isreali & Chinese incubators set up base - DealStreetAsia

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dealstreetasia.com - Posted August 27th, 2015 by Shiwen Yap (@ShiwenYap shiwen@dealstreetasia.com) & filed under Startup Asia The entry of two new medical technology (medtech) incubators into Singapore is set to positi...

6 brain boosters in your kitchen [infographic]

healthmaxim.com - The health of your brain plays a critical role in everything you do. That’s why it’s important to keep it firing on all cylinders so you can stay sharp and independent as you age! Otherwise, you ri...

Tips for cleaning your contact lenses

news-medical.net - Today, in continued recognition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Contact Lens Health Week, 1-800 Contacts is providing an overview on contact lens solution and how to best ...

The nutrient so important it should be FREE for everyone, except…

healthmaxim.com - The medical establishment has been scaring people away from vitamin D supplementation for 100 years with nonsense about dangers of vitamin D toxicity. The truth is most people have been getting bar...

International Year of Soils 2015

explore.tandfonline.com - The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (#IYS2015). The central aim being to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essent...

Why the EU has failed in tackling the alcohol problem

pharmaceutical-journal.com - Europe is the region that consumes the largest amount of alcohol in the world. In fact, consumption levels in some European countries are around twice the global average[1]. So it is no wonder that...

Dandelion…the ultimate internal spring clean!

ourgom.com - I came across the subject of Dandelions at work whist talking to a colleague about liver flushes and overall liver health. In the medicinal world, dandelions are seen as a prize of some sort. Along...

Earlier HIV Treatment Could Save SA Money

ngopulse.org - Starting HIV patients on antiretrovirals (ARV) earlier may save South Africa money in the short-term, but doctors caution that such a move may risk patients.   In 2011, the nine-country HPTN 052 st...

13 Wonderful Health Benefits Of Kerson Fruits You May Not Know

lifehack.org - Never heard of Kerson Fruit? Well, you’re about to! This amazing berry fruit looks a lot like a cherry and is found on a very fast-growing tree, also like a cherry. It’s not surprising that most Am...

Nonprofit hospital titan UPMC's income eclipses record

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triblive.com - Despite its tumultuous divorce from rival Highmark Inc., hospital titan UPMC hit a record level of cash-flow income over the past fiscal year and its health care plan membership grew significantly....

u.S.o: MUST READ: [YOUR HEALTH] Seeing blood in your urine is not a good sign

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usaveone.blogspot.com - MUST READ: [YOUR HEALTH] Seeing blood in your urine is not a good sign Body fluids are contained in their own departments and, ideally, do not mix. For example, blood is in the blood vessels and do...

New drug could dramatically reduce cholesterol

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usatoday.com - The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the second in a new class of cholesterol drugs that promises to dramatically lower cholesterol, although at a very high price. Amgen's Repatha,...

More than 2,300 died after fit for work assessment - DWP figures - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - Some 2,380 people have died after being found fit for work and losing benefits, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show. Between December 2011 and February 2014 the equivalent of about ...

Georgia church limits entry for Jimmy Carter's Sunday school

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news.yahoo.com - ATLANTA (Reuters) - The Georgia church where Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school lessons said it would limit visitors starting this weekend to deal with crowds hoping to see the former U.S. presiden...

Calculate Your Stroke Risk - Health News, Nutrition and Medicine by TheMedCircle

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themedcircle.com - Stroke is defined as a sudden brain injury that is a result of a reduced blood flow to the brain. Blood delivers nutrition and oxygen to the tissues and when interrupted these tissues will die or  ...

Top 10 Nutrition Tips and Resources for Optimal Health with EDS

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strengthflexibilityhealtheds.com - Eating healthy has been incredibly important to me since I was a kid.  I think it is safe to say that growing up on canned and microwave food, as well as eating nothing but bologna & cheese roll-up...

New study provides framework for establishing value-based pricing for new cancer drugs

news-medical.net - At a time when cancer drug prices are rising rapidly, an innovative new study provides the framework for establishing value-based pricing for all new oncology drugs entering the marketplace. Using ...

ViiMed Surgical Coordinator Console now available through Greenway Marketplace

news-medical.net - Greenway Health is a provider of clinical systems for primary doctor practices, with over 75,000 doctors subscribing to their EMR system and financial tools. ViiMed®, the leader in workflow-enabled...

An Everyday Activity That Boosts Brain Size And Flexible Thinking - PsyBlog

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spring.org.uk - How to think more flexibly and grow a larger brain. Adults who are more physically active have greater mental flexibility, new research reports. On top of this, those who do more exercise have larg...

14 secrets for navigating health insurance

traffic.fullcontentrss.com - 14 secrets for navigating health insurance | AutoTraffic 14 secrets for navigating health insuranceCalling your health insurance provider is right up on the Most Dreaded List with getting a colonos...

A Man Shed Live Polio Virus In His Stool For 28 Years

npr.org - Polio is almost gone from the face of the earth. The virus is actively circulating in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan. But now there's a worrisome new development in the polio end-game...

Cardiac Science moves UK head office to Stockport

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bdaily.co.ukhttps - Defibrillator manufacturer Cardiac Science has moved its UK facility to larger premises in Stockport. The move to the new facility in Heaton Mersey Business Park, which includes a bigger warehousin...

ILOVEACEITE® News

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iloveaceite.com - Investigators of the University of Granada have shown that frying in extra virgin olive oil is the cooking technique that more increases the phenolic fraction of fresh vegetables included in the Me...

SOHSA Conference 2015 - The #SilentH - 13 Oct - Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA)

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sohsa.org.uk - The SOHSA Conference 2015, to be held on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 at 9:00am, will tackle the health aspect of health and safety that is often given less attention that the more obvious, and immedia...

Most American schools implement healthy practices to meet federal school meal standards

news-medical.net - Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according t...

New data cast light on poor hygiene

blogs.unicef.org - This week is World Water Week. Each year, leaders and experts meet in Stockholm to discuss global challenges relating to water. This year the conference celebrates its 25th year, with a specific fo...

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