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Abuse of power in the health sector

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, September, 1 2019    

ABUSE of power and privilege is pervasive in virtually all societies. Read More

Ebola: Profile of a killer

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 2,000 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new toll released Friday, is the second-deadliest on record. Read More

Hormone therapies slightly increase breast cancer risk, even a decade later — study

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms slightly increases the risk of breast cancer, according to a large-scale study published Friday in The Lancet. Read More

Is intermittent fasting better than other diets?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, September, 1 2019    

INTERMITTENT fasting is one of the many relatively new diet trends. Increasingly, I am hearing: “I can't eat until midday”; or, “We have to eat before eight, I can't eat after 8:00 pm; I'm intermittent fasting”. Read More

Want good wellness results?

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

YOUR 'wellness probabilities' are the only real measure of how your wellness efforts will pay off. But before you can fully appreciate this reality, you must understand what probability is. Read More

Study: Heavy drinking and HIV dont mix

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

HEAVY alcohol consumption — three drinks or more per day for women and four drinks or more per day for men — is linked to alterations in immune function among people with HIV. Read More

Patient death leads to vaping, lung disease probe

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — A patient who had recently been vaping has died in the US after developing severe lung disease, officials said Friday, as authorities scrambled to find the cause behind almost 200 more potential cases. Read More

Heart attacks halved by daily 'polypill' — study

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A cheap, once-a-day pill combining aspirin with drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol, cuts cardiovascular disease as a whole by a third and heart attacks by more than half, researchers said Friday. Read More

The Bible and your well-being

By Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

 “A joyful heart is good medicine…”— Proverbs 17:22, English Standard Version   Read More

Slavery and modern science

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

MANY of us celebrated Emancipation Day at the start of this month without being aware of the connection between the transatlantic slave trade and the development of modern science. Read More

Managing wellness probabilities

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

YOUR management of wellness probabilities is the key to a healthy life.Avoiding pain, suffering and premature death are a matter of avoiding illness probabilities — that is the likelihood of eventually suffering from a disease and why. Read More

Scientists find intense light can protect cardiovascular health

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that intense light amplifies a specific gene that bolsters blood vessels and offers protection against heart attacks. Read More

Advanced sleep phase not so rare, study finds

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8:00 pm, enabling them to greet the new day as early as 4:00 am, may be significantly more common than previously believed. Read More

Keeping plaque germs at bay

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Have you ever stopped to think about gum disease? The damage dental plaque germs cause can be permanent, but you can fight the germs with toothpaste, a toothbrush, and dental floss. Read on to learn more about plaque and ways to protect your teeth and... Read More

People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, according to a new study led by University College London (UCL) looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders. Read More


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