Epileptic seizures, depression may share a common genetic cause

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

For the first time, scientists have found evidence that seizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the same genetic cause in some people with epilepsy, which may lead to better screening and treatment to improve patients' quality of life. Read More

Epilepsy linked to brain volume and thickness differences

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

Epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Read More

Craving carbs? Blame your brain

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs. Read More

Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Just one cigarette a day carries nearly half the risk for heart attack and stroke as smoking a full pack of 20, according to a large-scale study published earlier this week. Read More

Health minister wants changes to WHO's Internship Programme

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on Monday challenged the efficacy of the World Health Organization (WHO) Internship Programme while calling for changes to be made. Read More

Make healthy choices, manage your weight to avoid chronic diseases

By Fitz-George Rattray | Sunday, January, 28 2018    

The general public's outlook on the effects of nutrition on health is undergoing significant changes. There is a clear agreement amongst researchers that many chronic health problems are related to what we have available and choose to consume. Unfortunately, because of changes in... Read More

Modern medicine infected by the virus of mistrust

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A rising tide of suspicion amplified by social networks has eroded public trust in modern medicine, leaving scientists and health officials scrambling for ways to shore up its credibility, experts say. Read More

Compression Stockings and benefits

Angela Davis | Sunday, January, 28 2018    

I treat a huge amount of patients who are suffering with chronic vein pathologies. With most of the vein conditions, patients will benefit from using compression stockings. Read More

How to care for baby gums and teeth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, January, 28 2018    

Babies typically develop their first teeth between six months and one year of age, though a good oral care routine should start from birth. To set your child up for a lifetime of good oral health, carefully look after /hisher gums and developing teeth. Read More

SUGAR — the sweet danger

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

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Keeping up with appearances up with appearances

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

With millennial influencers like the Kardashians, a large demographic of people born after the 80s are turning towards beauty trends to receive the Instagram look with treatments to restore facial volume for sculpted cheeks, younger-looking eyes, a... Read More

Rocky start for Alzheimer's drug research in 2018

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The year 2018, barely underway, has already dealt a series of disheartening blows to the quest for an Alzheimer's cure. Read More

I have white spots on my teeth!

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

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Exercise and New Year resolutions!

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

The New Year is now three weeks old, and while some of us may be sticking fervently to the resolutions we made for 2018, others may already be slipping and back-sliding on their promised commitments. However, for us to be able to carry out all our resolutions as well as... Read More

LASCO boosts maternal and baby health education

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

LASCO Breakfast and Baby Care has engaged expectant mothers in informative sessions on breastfeeding, breast care and overall nutrition, in an effort to reinforce healthy practices for both mother and child. Read More


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