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Thursday, December 12, 2019

HEALTH

Mental health stigma in the BAME community

I recently read a study in the British Medical Journal on the barriers to accessing mental health services in the BAME community and felt...

Poor countries will need to increase carbon footprint to address hunger: Study

Achieving a nutritious diet with adequate calories in developing countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use, scientists reported...

Blood test can predict gut microbes diversity

Scientists at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, USA, have developed a way to predict the diversity of microbes in an individual's...

Changing the lives of disabled people

RASHMI BECKER SHARES HER JOURNEY INTO INCLUSIVE DANCE by ASJAD NAZIR Two years ago, Rashmi Becker set up Step Change Studios to address the gap in opportunities...

Revised health checks ‘could exclude Asians’

by LAUREN CODLING SENIOR doctors have spoken of their concern for British Asian patients after the government decided to reconsider NHS health checks last...

CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use...

Being overweight linked with risk of multiple diseases: Study

Researchers have found the strongest evidence yet of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes,...

‘It’s about making choices right for you’

HOW SHIVALI H MODHA BEAT TYPE 2 DIABETES AND GAINED A NEW LIFE by ASJAD NAZIR Type 2 diabetes has been a fast-growing health problem for...

New insights into why humans are prone to heart attacks

The loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of cardiovascular...

Diabetics are at greater risk of a heart attack

People with diabetes are at a higher risk of suffering heart attack, experts say and recommend routine health checkups and lifestyle modification to keep...