WHO SOUNDS ALARM ON ‘HARMFUL’ E-CIGARETTES

Wed 28 July 2021: Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s “criminal” tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. “Nicotine is highly addictive. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are harmful, and must be better regulated,” said WHO […]

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UK GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH SURVEILLANCE APP TO FIGHT OBESITY

Mon 26 July 2021: Obesity is a major issue in the United Kingdom that the local government has been addressing for some time. The government has come up with a new proposal – a surveillance app  after encouraging people to exercise and displaying the calorie count of meals on restaurant menus. The British government backed program, according to The Telegraph, will be centered on motivating residents who adopt a […]

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US SEIZES 2 FAKE WALMART WEBSITES SELLING FAKE COVID-19 TREATMENTS

Fri 23 July 2021: US authorities have seized two domains supposedly selling unapproved drugs for the prevention or treatment of Covid-19 while falsely posing as sites run by Walmart. The two domains – http://pharmacywalmart.com and https://stromectol-ivermectin.com – both resolved to https://en.pharmacywalmart.com/buy-stromectol-usa.html and featured unauthorized use of the Walmart logo in an attempt to lend credibility […]

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WEALTHY, EDUCATED AND URBAN WOMEN MORE PRONE TO BEING OVERWEIGHT

Sat 17 July 2021: An international study of 55 countries has shown a marked increase in the number of overweight women globally, with wealthy, educated and urban women heavier than their counterparts. PhD candidate Md. Mehedi Hasan from The University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) said the number of overweight women increased in 50 countries in 1990 […]

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UNIQUE DISCOVERY: REPAIRING HEARTS WITH DEADLY SPIDER VENOM

Fri 16 July 2021: Researchers from University of Queensland (UQ) have discovered a potentially life-saving treatment for heart attack, from a very unlikely source, the venom of one of the world’s deadliest spiders. University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have learnt that the poison from the deadly funnel-web spider contains a molecule that can buy time when […]

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NO TRACES OF MRNA COVID-19 VACCINES FOUND IN BREAST MILK: RESEARCH

Thu 15 July 2021: As millions of people get their shots of COVID-19 vaccines on a daily basis, the question if the vaccination is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women is still being researched. According to recent research launched by U.S. experts, women who are breastfeeding don’t have to stop after they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 […]

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AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS DEVELOP PAIN-FREE BLOOD SUGAR TEST FOR DIABETICS

Wed 14 July 2021: Australian scientists say they have developed pain-free blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a day with a lancet and then placing a drop of blood on a testing strip. […]

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CONTINUOUS SLEEP LOSS HAS IMPACT ON MENTAL, PHYSICAL WELLBEING: STUDY

Mon 12 July 2021: The findings of a new study suggest that all it takes is three consecutive nights of sleep loss to cause your mental and physical well-being to greatly deteriorate. A new study published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine looked at the consequences of sleeping fewer than six hours for eight consecutive nights […]

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