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World Health Organization urges exercise and non-smoking in first advice on dementia

World Health Organization urges exercise and non-smoking in first advice on dementia Don't smoke. They're among the commonsense habits the World Health Organisation (WHO) says may keep your brain sharp and shield you from dementia as you age. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are many types of dementia, but Alzheimer's is the most common. It added that the number is projected to almost double every 20 years, increasing to 3.48 million ... [Full Article...]

Two cups of coffee a day could help you live longer

Two cups of coffee a day could help you live longer If you're someone who can't function in the morning without your daily boost of caffeine and you simply can't help but to reach for an aromatic cup of roasted coffee around 3pm, here's something you might want to know. According to sciencedaily.com this was much needed research down under because in Australia, one in six people are affected by cardiovascular disease. [Full Article...]

New manifesto highlights disparity in physical and mental health at work

New manifesto highlights disparity in physical and mental health at work With this choice the Foundation also aims to raise understanding of the role that all of us have in shaping an inclusive culture where we help others feel comfortable in their own skin. If employers want to demonstrate that the mental health of their employees matters to them, they need to be proactive about driving change and put psychological safety to the top of the priority list. [Full Article...]

U.S. Measles Cases Still Climbing, With Tally Surpassing 800

U.S. Measles Cases Still Climbing, With Tally Surpassing 800 That pattern continued last week, with most of the 75 new cases coming from NY. In an April 25 news release , the CDC blamed the recent outbreak on "an unvaccinated traveler" - either someone from another country, or an unvaccinated American who traveled out of the country and then returned home - who entered the United States with the virus. [Full Article...]

Dog disease that can be passed to humans confirmed

Dog disease that can be passed to humans confirmed Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease humans can contract "when they are in contact with infected animals or animal products contaminated with the bacteria", according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Infections cause flu-like symptoms - including fever and back pain - as well as joint pain. The fact sheet also said that people who work closely with dogs, such as breeders and v... [Full Article...]

Drugmaker will Contribute meds for U.S. push to end HIV epidemic

Drugmaker will Contribute meds for U.S. push to end HIV epidemic Gilead Sciences has agreed to donate drugs to the federal government that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 200,000 people a year, HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced May 9. Department of Health and Human Services and Gilead will last until at least December 31, 2025 and possibly through December 31, 2030, and will provide medication to treat individuals who are at risk for HIV an... [Full Article...]

African swine fever spreads to fourth province in SA

African swine fever spreads to fourth province in SA The department said the affected areas had been quarantined and investigations were being carried out to trace the origin of the outbreaks. The department advised that pigs should be bought only from reputable owners, and that buyers should insist on a declaration from sellers that the pigs come from a healthy herd. [Full Article...]

Risk of Parkinsons more for those who got appendix removed

Risk of Parkinsons more for those who got appendix removed The newly discovered link between the appendix and Parkinson's may provide a clue about when, where and why Parkinson's starts to develop. The retrospective study involving more than 62 million patient records from 26 health systems will be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. [Full Article...]


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