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health

  • Also, healthcare donor funding directly fuels corruption. There are many anecdotal reports of funded projects being completed by bureaucrats with data riddle with forged documents and ghost name payments with the bulk of the funds sleazed by those at the top.

    Dambisa Moyo in Dead Aid opines, “Africa is addicted to aid. For the past sixty years, it has been fed aid. Like any addict it needs and depends on its regular fix, finding it hard, if not impossible, to contemplate existence in an aid-less world. In Africa, the West has found its perfect client to deal with.”

  • About one-third of household dust is created inside your home. The components differ depending on the construction and age of your home, the climate and ...

    You vacuum it, sweep it and wipe it off your furniture. But do you know what it actually is — and how it may affect your health?

  • However, in my view, the story must be told. According to the Dialysis Service Foundation (DSF), on average 12,000 kidney failure cases are detected among Ghanaian patients annually.

    In Alan Watts’s words, “we seldom realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”

  • Regardless of what tests are used to make the diagnosis, the new definition will have a startling effect: Many more people will be considered to have Alzheimer's, because the biological signs can show up 15 to 20 years before symptoms do.

    Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today.

  • Jaber said researchers must now convey the risks to the general population that "being unfit should be considered as strong of a risk factor as hypertension, diabetes and smoking -- if not stronger than all of them."

    We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease.

  • U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live.

  • The problem of childhood obesity and the associated chronic disease that our children may inherit down the line are not signs of affluence; they are purchased ...

     Richard Louv argues in his book Last Child in the Woods that, “Parents are told to turn off the TV and restrict video game time, but we hear little about what the kids should do physically during their non-electronic time. The usual suggestion is organized sports. But consider this: The obesity epidemic coincides with the greatest increase in organized children’s sports in history.”

  • Sleep is essential to good health. As one of my professors once stated, "If a person can eat, poop, pee and SLEEP well, he is well!" Of course, he added something else not suitable for polite company!

  • The United Nations estimates that nearly 1 billion people worldwide are malnourished, while nearly 2 billion are "overnourished."

    One in five deaths globally is linked to poor diet, experts said in a study released Thursday, warning that overconsumption of sugar, salt and meat was killing millions of people every year.

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