UK hospital halted refugee’s chemotherapy, dumped him on the street: Report

A governmental hospital in the British capital reportedly halted cancer treatment for a refugee and left him sleeping rough on the streets. A report by the Guardian newspaper on Monday said Esayas Welday, an Eritrean refugee had his chemotherapy treatment stopped in May last year after authorities in Northwick Park hospital in west London said he could no longer receive treatment. “They said they couldn’t continue to treat me because I couldn’t afford to pay the £33,000 bill for treatment they had given me,” said Welday, an asylum seeker who…

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A new health problem of the digital age “Selfie wrist”

Your next selfie could be your most painful one, research suggests. People are complaining about getting a ‘selfie wrist’ caused by them repeatedly using their phone’s camera to take a photo of themselves. ‘Selfie wrist’ is a form of carpal tunnel syndrome. People who experience selfie wrist may feel a tingling or sharp pain, which comes from flexing your wrist inward or holding your phone too long without moving. According to Fox News, there have been several incidents in recent years which doctors have diagnosed as selfie wrist. The findings…

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Why are more boys than girls born every single year?

Every year, there are always more baby boys than girls born in England and Wales. Fact. Why? Since records began in 1838, the cries of babies born every year have been predominately male. In not one year, stretching back to the start of Queen Victoria’s reign, have girls outnumbered boys at birth. In 2017, in England and Wales, for example, there were 348,071 live male births and 331,035 live female births – a difference of roughly 17,000. And that higher tally of males compared to females born each year is…

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Fight air pollution and save your lungs with this plant which can clean indoor air

Researchers have genetically modified a common indoor plant – pothos ivy – to remove pollutants inside the house including chloroform and benzene that have been linked to cancer, according to a new study. The modified plants express a protein, called P450 2E1 or 2E1, that transforms these compounds into molecules that the plants can then use to support their own growth. “People have not really been talking about these hazardous organic compounds in homes, and I think that is because we could not do anything about them,” said Stuart Strand, Professor at…

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Ending antimicobial resistance is the lynchpin to #endTB as well as health security

(CNS): While reaffirming their commitment to end TB by 2030, the draft Political Declaration in the fight against tuberculosis by governments at the first UN High-Level Meeting on TB (#UNHLM to #endTB) acknowledges that “TB, including its drug-resistant forms, is a critical challenge and the leading infectious disease cause of death, the most common form of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally.” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director General, calls AMR a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine. It is creating superbugs that are making it impossible…

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Heart Attack? Can Doctors Predict

That technology doesn’t currently exist on a widespread basis, but that could soon change. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States experience heart attacks. These cardiovascular events, usually brought on by coronary artery disease, are so widespread that statistically, a heart attack will strike someone in this country every 40 seconds. Physicians are currently limited in the ways they can assess their patients’ relative heart attack risk. However, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford in England and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has developed a…

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How Harmful Are Energy Drinks : Britain proposes energy drinks ban for children

The sale of energy drinks could be banned in England to anybody under 18, amid fears they are damaging children’s health, the prime minister has said. The government has launched a public consultation on its plans to make it illegal to sell the drinks to children. Energy drinks contain high levels of sugar and caffeine and have been linked to obesity and other health issues. The government is asking for views on what age the ban should apply to, but gave under 16 and under 18 as options. Scotland, Northern…

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Help A Farmer’s Son Battle Thyroid Cancer Before It’s Too Late

I looked over and saw him shivering violently. The medicines from my hand dropped as I rushed over to his side, terrified that I was losing my boy. This happened right after his 4th operation. His weak fingers gripped my hand and he looked at me with bloodshot eyes and said, ‘Papa, I can’t do this anymore.’   Aryan is the middle child and is known for being the most quiet one in our family. Even when he was younger, he would be able to grasp the situation in the house…

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E-cigarettes, tobacco linked to higher risk of oral cancer

Washington D.C. [USA] July 29(ANI): Turns out, Tobacco use remains a leading cause of oral cancer but the tobacco landscape is evolving with increasing use of non-cigarette tobacco products and dual-use of multiple product types. Benjamin Chaffee and co-author Neal Benowitz, University of California, evaluated exposure to known carcinogens (a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue) according to recent use of different tobacco product types, alone or in combination. Participants were categorized according to use of combustible, which includes cigarettes, cigars, water pipe, pipes, blunts (marijuana-containing cigars), smokeless, which includes moist snuff, chewing tobacco and snus, e-cigarettes and…

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Monsoon effect: Malaria cases on the rise in Hyderabad

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar 14 (ANI): With the monsoon hitting the city, Hyderabad has shown an alarming increase in malaria and dengue cases in the past few weeks. Even though anti-larval operations and fogging are being conducted in the city, there is no respite for the people from mosquitoes. Recently, scores of people have been tested positive with the mosquito-borne virus in the state. Speaking to ANI, Superintendent of Fever Hospital Dr Shankar said, “Recently eight to ten cases of Malaria have got positive in the Fever Hospital. Most of the cases turned positive are…

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