Two Britons seem to be ageing in reverse after contracting a bizarre condition which is rapidly making them behave like kids.
The two brothers - Matthew, 39, and Michael Clark, 42 - contracted terminal leukodystrophy in 2011. It usually only affects newborns and despite having jobs, both now behave much like toddlers, The Sun reported.
Michael, an ex-Royal Air Force regiment member, is now thought to have a mental age of 10 and giggles constantly … full story
Women who eat plenty of blueberries and strawberries experience slower mental decline with age than women who consume fewer of the flavonoid-rich fruits, a US study said Thursday.
Based on a survey of more than 16,000 women who filled out regular questionnaires on their health habits from 1976 through 2001, the findings showed that those who ate the most berries delayed cognitive decline by up to 2.5 years.
Every two years from 1995 to 2001, … full story
Like other parts of the globe, World Health Day was also observed in Pakistan on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the founding of World Health Organization (WHO).
Each year on its anniversary, the organization selects a key global health issue and organizes international, regional and local events on the day and throughout the year to highlight the selected area.
On this occasion, the WHO has called for an urgent action to ensure that … full story
Fifteen new polio cases have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas in the first three months of the current year, Geo News reported.
According to sources, fears of polio spread among the children exists due to present cases in the camps, therefore, the movement of children living in the camps has been restricted.
According to medical experts, the children upto the age of 15 could become victim of polio menace.
It may be … full story
Diseases never discriminate and no one has complete immunity against infection. All we can do is decrease the likelihood of being infected and by being as hygienic as possible. Proper hygiene practices go a long way in ensuring that one stays healthy. Sanitation practices start in your own home, especially the bathroom, since that’s the favorite breeding ground for bacteria.
A recent study conducted by Unilever’s Global Research Centre has revealed … full story
Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study.
These fruits are loaded with flavonoids, a natural compound present in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which some research has tentatively tied to heath benefits such as a lower risk of heart disease or cancer.
"People who ate a higher amount of blueberries or apples, they tended to have a low risk of type 2 diabetes," … full story
U.S. health officials launched a $54 million advertising campaign on Thursday depicting the health risks of smoking in gruesome detail, offering the latest salvo in the government's campaign to deglamorize cigarette smoking.
The 12-week advertising blitz, called "Tips From Former Smokers," is an effort to counteract the estimated $10.5 billion a year spent by tobacco companies to market and promote cigarettes in the United States.
"This is … full story
Deficiency of measles vaccine in Chitral and Malakand is posing outbreak threat of the disease. The health department has declared the two areas as sensitive.
Deputy Director of Anti-Polio campaign Health department Dr Jan Baz Afridi said here on Monday that there are possibilities of outbreak of measles in other parts of the province as well, however, children in Malakand and Chitral are more vulnerable to be affected by it.
He said that the health … full story
Despite suffering severe pain, about one in three older cancer patients do not end up taking opioids, the most potent of analgesics, according to a new study from Canada.
It's not clear why these patients are not getting their pain treated with opioids, which include morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl. It could be that physicians are not prescribing the medications or that patients are getting prescriptions, but not filling them.
They don't have … full story
Dick Sandhaus, a healthy and fit 62-year old, says he never gave his balance a thought until he lost it.
A wicked sprained ankle was the result. Now he practices balancing for a few minutes each day and urges his fellow baby boomers to do the same.
"Rocking toes to heels and quadriceps stretches are things anybody can do if they have a floor," said Sandhaus, a self-described ex-hippie who dispenses fitness tips on his website, BetterCheaperSlower. … full story
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