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One million children die on first day of life

Source : / 17 Sep 2014

While child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, one million babies each year do not see their second day of life, many succumbing to complications during labour and delivery that could be easily prevented with simple, cost effective interventions, according to a report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


Poor sleep pattern may shrink brain: Study

Source : Presstv / 09 Sep 2014

European researchers have identified an association between poor sleep patterns like insomnia and the size of brain.

Researchers examined some 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84 via two series of MRI scans.


Ebola death toll rises to 1,229 in West Africa: WHO

Source : Presstv / 20 Aug 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in four West African nations has climbed to 1,229.

The UN health agency said on Tuesday that death toll jumped between August 14 and 16, the period which registered 113 new cases.


Obesity in KSA kills 20,000 in one year

Source : Arab news / 16 Aug 2014

Around 20,000 people die from obesity-related disease annually, studies have shown.

Experts predict an increase in diabetes in children owing to soaring obesity levels among both minors and adults.


West African Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 1,013

Source : Reuters / 12 Aug 2014

The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached 1,013 after another 52 people died in the three days to Aug. 9 in three West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Monday.


Sitting too much increases cancer risk - research

Source : Voice of Russia / 17 Jun 2014

Every year scientists add new factors to the list of cancer-triggers – junk food, processed meats, smoking, polluted air. Recently, the list has expanded – sitting or sedentary lifestyle is now linked to a significantly greater risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes, new research has revealed.


The Myth of the Healthy Hookah

Source : Agencies / 24 May 2014

The growing popularity of Hookah smoking around the world has given rise to an era in which youngsters, and Muslim youth in particular, are openly and carelessly engaging in this cool new activity. The Hookah, also referred to as a Shisha, Nargile, Hubbly-Bubbly, and water-pipe, is currently the most popular form of smoking, with some Hookahs being able to accommodate up to a dozen smokers at once.


Countries with highest infant mortality

Source : / 21 May 2014

Every day, 15,000 babies enter and leave the world with no record of their ever having existed, while one in three newborns – more than 45 million babies – do not have a birth certificate by their first birthday, undermining the fight against infant mortality, experts say.


Obesity: A Modern Epidemic

Source : WHO / 20 May 2014

Key facts

· Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980.

· In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese.

· 35% of adults aged 20 and over were overweight in 2008, and 11% were obese.

· 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.


No long life from wine, chocolate

Source : / 16 May 20014

There is no proof that chocolate and red wine help you live longer, despite millions hoping they do, scientists claim.

A study failed to find any evidence that resveratrol, an ingredient found in the skin of red grapes and chocolate, is linked to long life.


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