Diet Life Style 

WHO: Processed meat linked to cancer; red meat is risky, too

PARIS (AP) — It’s official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers — and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too. While doctors have long warned against eating too much meat, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency gave the most definitive response yet Monday about its relation to cancer — and put processed meats in the same danger category as cigarettes or asbestos. A group of 22 scientists from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France evaluated more than 800…

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World Health Organization’s Ranking of the World’s Health Systems

Some people fancy all health care debates to be a case of Canadian Health Care vs. American. Not so. According to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems, neither Canada nor the USA ranks in the top 25. Improving the Canadian Healthcare System does not mean we must emulate the American system, but it may mean that perhaps we can learn from countries that rank better than both Canada and the USA at keeping their citizens healthy. World Health Organization Ranking; The World’s Health Systems 1 France…

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World’s first trial of stem cell therapy in the womb

Their bones are so brittle that they fracture while in the womb. Now a clinical trial of stem cell therapy in the womb aims to help babies born with brittle bone disease start life with stronger skeletons. “To our knowledge, this is the first clinical trial using stem cells in the womb,” says Cecilia Götherström of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and coordinator of the Europe-wide trial. “A few cases have been done before, including by us, but there has been no proper trial.” Brittle bone disease, or osteogenesis…

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What causes pain in penis?

Penis pain can affect the base of your penis, the shaft of the penis, the head of the penis or the foreskin. Penis pain can be a result of an accident or disease, and can affect males of any age. What Causes Penis Pain? Penis pain may occur due to the following reasons: Peyronie’s Disease Peyronie’s disease starts when an inflammation causes a thin sheet of scar tissue, called plaque, to form along the upper or lower sides of the penis. Because the scar tissue forms next to the tissue…

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Is dying in hospital better than home in incurable cancer and what factors influence this? A population-based study

A study published today in BMC Medicine has shown that those who die at home have a more peaceful experience than those who die in hospital, and have similar levels of pain. The study also revealed that relatives of patients who die at home experience less grief than when the death occurs in hospital. However, ensuring a good home death requires wide-ranging support, including a discussion of preferences, access to a comprehensive home care package and facilitation of family caregiving. Today’s findings are based on the results of questionnaires completed…

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