Arthritis

Gout May Lessen Alzheimer Risk: Study

Gout May Lessen Alzheimer Risk: Study

  Paris, France – People who suffer from gout can take comfort in one thing: they may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, researchers said Wednesday. The same uric acid that can ...

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Ebola Nightmare Does Not End With Recovery: WHO

Ebola Nightmare Does Not End With Recovery: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – People who survive Ebola continue to suffer from serious physical and psychological ailments and require care long after the deadly virus has left their bodies, the World Health ...

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Japan First Nation to Approve Novartis Psoriasis Drug

Japan First Nation to Approve Novartis Psoriasis Drug

  Geneva, Switzerland – Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis said Friday it has won approval to market its Cosentyx psoriasis treatment in Japan, making it the first country to authorise commercialisation of the ...

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10 Mysterious/Unusual Symptoms Your Kids Might Show

10 Mysterious/Unusual Symptoms Your Kids Might Show

  Sometimes your kids show unusual symptoms, and you don’t know where they came from. Find out if they are red flags for health problems that require immediate attention. 1. ...

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How Food Additives and Food Coloring Affect Your Child’s Health

How Food Additives and Food Coloring Affect Your Child’s Health

  GROWING KIDS – There are over 3,000 known additives, and the number is increasing. These chemicals, natural or otherwise, have different effects on different people. One individual may have ...

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UN Health Agency Sounds Alarm Over Needs for Elderly

UN Health Agency Sounds Alarm Over Needs for Elderly

  GENEVE, November 5, 2014 (AFP) – The explosion in the world’s ageing population presents herculean challenges for health systems, especially in poorer countries, the UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Thursday. As ...

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Well in the Desert: A Healthy Soak in Saharan Sands

Well in the Desert: A Healthy Soak in Saharan Sands

  MERZOUGA, October 10, 2014 (AFP) – As the morning sun rises over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara, men and women dig holes for tourists who ...

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First Domestic Case of Chikungunya in Brazil: Ministry

First Domestic Case of Chikungunya in Brazil: Ministry

  BRASÍLIA, September 17, 2014 (AFP) – Brazil’s authorities on Tuesday reported the first domestically contracted cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, prompting the government to announce it was stepping ...

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Chikungunya Test Vaccine Shows Promise: Makers

Chikungunya Test Vaccine Shows Promise: Makers

  PARIS, August 14, 2014 (AFP) – A candidate vaccine against the joint disease chikungunya, endemic to Africa and south Asia but moving north- and westward, showed promise by provoking ...

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Is There Such Thing as Over-Cleanliness?

Is There Such Thing as Over-Cleanliness?

  Because of a tidal wave of advertisements on cosmetics and household cleaning products, it seems that most parents have been waging a relentless war against germs. [pq]Fact is the human body ...

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