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Huge tobacco use in India seen killing 1.5 million a year

Source : Reuters / 14 Sep 2013

Tobacco inflicts huge damage on the health of India’s people and could be clocking up a death toll of 1.5 million a year by 2020 if more users are not persuaded to kick the habit, an international report said on Thursday.

 

Conference tackles disease management during Haj

By Shahzeen Eram / 4 Sep 2013

A five-day conference on measures for “Prevention and Management of Common Diseases during Haj” commenced at a hotel in Riyadh on Sunday under the Ministry of Health.

Ahmed Usman, an MOH doctor who presented lectures on the day, said “The conference aims to emphasize the role of health care providers in the Kingdom in effective implementation of measures to combat diseases during Haj. We provide interactive sessions that can serve to train doctors.”

 

Sugar & the Human Body

By Kelly J. Smith / 27 Aug 2013

In the world we live in today, while great efforts are being made to improve human health, diabetes is a problem that is ever on the increase. Although not yet thoroughly understood, there are a few explanations for the increased rate of diabetes:

1. Genes and inheritance

2. Obesity

3. Lack of exercise

 

High rates of obesity in Saudi Arabia behind diabetes and heart disease

By Dr. Maha Hamdan / 27 Aug 2013

Obesity or illness of civilized societies, as some like to call it, is a disease that penetrated mankind and its spread is like a wildfire that is now threatening the entire community. In ancient times it rarely befitted doctors to talk about this disease because it was rare, and even our ancestors did not have a problem that is as severe as we see today because people mostly were slender and did not suffer from obesity or any of its complications (diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol).

 

New study: Bat linked to mysterious MERS virus

Source : AFP / 23 Aug 2013

A bat has been linked to the mysterious and at times fatal MERS coronavirus plaguing the Middle East, according to a new study.

Researchers said they detected a 100 percent genetic match in an insect-eating bat close to the home of the first known victim of the disease in Saudi Arabia.

 

Retinal photography may reveal clues to stroke risk

Source : Presstv / 22 Aug 2013

Scientists have pinpointed that photographing the retina can provide information which help predicting the potential for stroke in people with high blood pressure.

According to a new study conducted at the National University of Singapore, the eye examination mainly retinal imaging explores symptoms on the status of blood vessels in the brain.

 

8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

By Dr. Jayson Calton / 25 June 2013

1. Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and can inhibit nerve-cell development.

Found in: Practically everything we eat: cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy, and even MACARONI AND CHEESE.

Why it’s dangerous: Artificial dyes are made from chemicals derived from petroleum, which is also used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar! Artificial dyes have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity in children, just to name a few.

 

600,000 people die each year from passive smoking

By Jennifer Bell / 3 June 2013

The dangers of second-hand smoke to babies, pregnant women and those under 18 are being highlighted to mark World No Tobacco Day today.

Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people every year – 600,000 of them non-smokers exposed to other people’s fumes.

 

UN Study Links Man-Made Chemicals to Common Diseases

By Robert Evans | Reuters | 18 May 2013

Man-made chemicals in everyday products are likely to be at least the partial cause of a global surge in birth deformities, hormonal cancers and psychiatric diseases, a U.N.-sponsored research team reported on Tuesday.

 

Benefits of horse riding

Source : Agencies / 17 Apr 2013

There are many benefits of horse riding. It is an outdoor recreational activity that is gaining popularity because it is healthy and beneficial to the rider. Contrary to the common misconception, horse riding is a sport that is far from an idle and passive activity. It is an exercise by itself which is both cardiovascular as well as muscle conditioning, and it improves many aspects of the rider’s life. There is little limitation of age and abilities, making horse riding accessible and enjoyable to adults and children alike.

 
 

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