Morocco takes a stride forward for mothers and children

January 2014-WHO Mrs Souad is 30 years old, married with 2 children, and heavily pregnant with her third. She lives in a rural village 10 km from the health facility where she is to deliver her baby, and the journey to get there takes about 45 minutes. On 21 October 2013, she started getting contractions. A community health volunteer informed the midwife who sent an ambulance to bring Mrs Souad to the health facility for delivery. A few hours later, Mrs Souad delivered a healthy baby girl weighing 3.3 kg….

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Cambridge study of peanut allergy therapy shows 84 per cent success

A new therapy for peanut allergy has been successful in the majority of the 99 children who took part in a trial conducted by researchers at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK. The results of the largest single trial of its kind worldwide are published in The Lancet today. Allergy experts found that 84 and 91 per cent of the two groups of children treated with this new form of immunotherapy could eat at least five peanuts a day. Peanut allergy affects one in fifty children and is the most common…

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Best Foods for Men Over 50

The best foods for men over 50 are foods that can help you deal with all the changes your body is going through as you grow older. Women go through menopause, but men have their own more subtle changes as they age called andropause. With andropause come slowly decreasing testosterone levels, lower metabolism, an enlarged prostate, and an increased risk for cardiovascular problems and other diseases. These changes can affect your sex life, mood, ability to sleep, concentration, and prostate health. Eating the right foods can help boost your mental…

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Sudden death relatives should be screened, say heart experts

(BBC)Relatives of people who die from sudden death syndrome should be screened for hidden heart problems, say experts. Many of the 12 unexplained deaths a day among young people in the UK are found subsequently to be the result of inherited heart conditions. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) says a simple blood test can establish whether blood relatives carry the same genetic risk. It is urging more people to have the tests. Guidelines are being issued to all coroners in England and Wales, asking them to promote screening, as they…

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Discovering where HIV persists in spite of treatment

HIV antiviral therapy lets infected people live relatively healthy lives for many years, but the virus doesn’t go away completely. If treatment stops, the virus multiplies again from hidden reservoirs in the body. Now, investigators from the Harvard-affiliatedMassachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard may have found HIV’s viral hiding place — in a small group of recently identified T cells with stem cell-like properties. “Most human cells are short-lived, so it has been unclear how HIV manages to stick around for decades in spite of very…

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A Brief Discussion on Renal Failure Symptoms

Renal failure is termed as the injury of the kidneys due to which either your kidneys stop working almost suddenly. Since your kidney is responsible for the cleaning of waste products from the blood, its failure results in building up of this waste material also known as electrolytes and accumulation of these can result in rather deadly effects for the body. Renal failure symptoms are the symptoms that identify the presence of a kidney related problem in the making. Normally the individuals that face these problems include Older aged individuals Patients with a…

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