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French court orders life support to resume for man in vegetative state #France #Europe #Worldnews #Health #Society
 
Doctors are alarmed by the rapid spread of the worst outbreak in the country's history. #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Ebola #Health #Africa
 
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Lymphatic System

Our Immunity Rock Star


The lymphatic system consists of three parts:
- vessels: the network of drainage pathways that carries the lymph fluid
- fluid: interstitial fluid inside the vessels is called lymph
- nodes: part of the lymphoid organ system included with spleen, thymus, adenoids, and tonsils

The lymphatic system is involved in immunity and defense. Lymph is very similar to blood plasma but contains lymphocytes and other white blood cells which are the troops of the immune system.

Swollen lymph nodes are a response to illness, infection, or stress and are a sign that your lymphatic system is working to rid your body of the responsible agents.
Understanding our body and how to improve or repair its normal function is essential in treatment of chronic conditions and in maintaining optimal health.
#medicine #health #science
 
At least 180,000 Syrian refugees suffer from a chronic disease, but struggle to pay for basic medical care. #MiddleEast #Health
 
Pyongyang says its lakes and reservoirs are drying up as the country received only 56.3mm of rain in the year. #NorthKorea #AsiaPacific #UnitedNations #Health
 
Why the ambitious Indian healthcare scheme is failing some of the poor. #Asia #India #Health
 
More than 400 people, mostly children, tested HIV-positive due to unsanitary equipment and hospital malpractices. #Pakistan #Asia #HIV #Health
 
The US state of North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against Juul for trying to attract younger smokers. #Business&Economy #UnitedStates #US&Canada #Health
 
As India's general election winds down, Al Jazeera reports on two most talked-about health initiatives in the country. #Indiaelections2019 #India #Asia #Health
 
Vaccine refused because of misinformation and after fake vaccination campaign by CIA in 2011 to find Osama bin Laden. #Pakistan #Asia #Health
 
The California jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto over the weedkiller. #Health #Business&Economy #UnitedStates #US&Canada
 
A look at Papanikolaou's story, the doctor whose achievements helped save millions of women's lives. #Health #Science&Technology #Europe #Women
 
Exposed to hunger and struck by disease, Africans who have crossed the sea from Djibouti in search of a better life are the latest victims of Yemen's cholera epidemic. #MiddleEast #Yemen #Health
 
The Guardian view on abortion: protecting a human right | Editorial #Abortion #Health #Women #Worldnews #Humanrights #Law #DonaldTrump #USnews #Italy #Europe
 

Hi are you interested this book offered for free and written in Spanish? What book ? Curious? It's all explained in the post?

I have written a book about gardening, body care, nature, food and construction. The book is written in spanish and titled “El placer de sembrar” (The pleasure of planting). If you want, tell me your email address and I will send it to you for free. If after reading it you want to make some comments about it I would be pleased :-) I will thank if you can help me reach more people since I’m new in Diaspora <3

Hice un manual de huerta, cuidado del cuerpo, naturaleza, alimentación y construcción que se titula “El placer de sembrar”. Lo ofrezco de manera gratuita. Si alguien está interesad@ me puede pasar su correo electrónico y en cuanto pueda se lo envío para que lo pueda leer y si le surge comentarme algo acerca del mismo. Gracias <3 Te agradezco si me ayudas a difundir este mensaje ya que soy nuevo en Diaspora.

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The Brussels sprout is a member of the Gemmifera Group of cabbages (Brassica oleracea).


They contain high levels of vitamin C and vitamin K, with moderate amounts of B vitamins, such as folate and vitamin B6; essential minerals and dietary fiber exist in moderate to low amounts.

They also contain sulforaphane, a phytochemical superfood, which is produced when the enzyme myrosinase transforms glucoraphanin, a glucosinolate, into sulforaphane upon damage to the plant (such as from chewing), which allows the two compounds to mix and react. Although boiling reduces the level of sulforaphane, neither steaming, microwave cooking, nor stir frying cause a significant loss.
  • Amount Per 1 cup (88 g)
  • Calories 38
  • Total Fat 0.3 g
  • Saturated fat 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 22 mg
  • Potassium 342 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 8 g
  • Dietary fiber 3.3 g
  • Sugar 1.9 g
  • Protein 3 g
#nutrition #health #food #medicine
 
Climate change appears in poll manifestos of leading parties for the first time, but experts say it's not enough. #Indiaelections2019 #India #Asia #ClimateSOS #Health
 
Pelvic floor exercises with imaginary eels | Brief letters #Health&wellbeing #Vaccinesandimmunisation #Lifeandstyle #Health #Society #CIA #USnews #Fish #Food #EuropeanUnion
 
Al Jazeera reveals involvement of Egyptian hospital, Yemeni embassy in international organ trafficking ring in 2014. #Yemen #MiddleEast #Egypt #Health
 
‘Yuck factor’ puts off eye donors, leaving vital transplants at risk #Organdonation #Blindnessandvisualimpairment #Disability #Health #Society #Hospitals #Europe #UKnews
 

Multivitamins Are a Waste of Money for Most People - Research suggests that taking vitamin supplements isn’t helpful unless you’re working with your doctor to address a specific deficiency

Most of us want to get healthy and stay healthy. Whether you have a specific health or fitness goal or your goal is to achieve that nebulous thing, “wellness,” chances are you’ve thought about taking a multivitamin before. About a third of American adults say they take multivitamins, according to the National Institutes of Health.

That’s not really surprising. After all, there’s a massive industry devoted to making you think that nutritional supplements are important—even though plenty of research suggests that taking vitamins isn’t helpful unless you’re addressing a specific deficiency in a doctor-monitored way.

A big reason the $40-billion supplement industry is able to advertise multivitamins as if they’re essential and even potential cure-alls is because the federal government has few ways to regulate it. In February, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned some supplement-makers to stop making wild claims about their products while telling Congress to smarten up and enshrine more comprehensive consumer protections for vitamins and supplements into law.

“I wish I could say that they’re useful,” says Beth Kitchin, an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A meta-analysis of 45 years of research into the possible heart health benefits of multivitamins, published last year, supports her statement. The research looked at more than 2 million patients over a long time, and the team found no evidence that multivitamins helped with heart health. A study published this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine used data from more than 27,000 people and found that taking multivitamins wasn’t associated with living longer, but getting enough nutrients from food sources was linked to a lower risk of dying early.

Bottom line (my opinion) is instead of eating junk food and spending extra on multivitamins, just buy and eat healthier food. You can't beat nature!

See https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/neanyg/benefits-of-multivitamins

#health #multivitamins

 
A study reveals taking antiretroviral (ART) medicines to suppress HIV can prevent the sexual transmission of the virus. #Health #HIV #Aids #Europe
 
As China cracks down on exports of opioids, users and dealers find loopholes to obtain it in impoverished US neighbourhoods. #US&Canada #Health
 
The billionaire's foundation aims to eliminate many of the world's preventable diseases, but it has its critics. #Health #Africa #Poverty&Development #Aid #HIV #Malaria #Science&Technology
 
Attack on vaccination team raises toll in similar attacks since 2012 to at least 95, according to an Al Jazeera tally. #Asia #Pakistan #Polio #Health
 
More than 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years #UnitedNations #Health
 
Measles has made a comeback in the US as vaccination rates fall and the infection spreads through travel. #US&Canada #Health #UnitedStates #Vaccination
 
'I can't fathom this being legitimate,' a former US Labor Department investigator says of a drug rehab's work programme. #HumanRights #UnitedStates #Health #slavery #Labour #US&Canada #Business&Economy
 
Investigating US drug rehab centres where recovery through work is promised but exploitation of labour is the reality. #HumanRights #UnitedStates #Drugs #Labour #Health #Prison #US&Canada
 
WHO hopes the vaccine, which in trials prevented about four in 10 cases, will cut number of child deaths in Africa. #Malawi #Malaria #Africa #Health
 

Why do governments trust Big Pharma more than their citizens? Should they not insist drug companies reveal the costs of research especially if grants are given?

Italy has come up with a plan to slash the cost of medicines by May. But for the strategy to work, they need everyone to get on board.

Drug companies have also used the cost of researching and developing new medicines to justify their high prices. However, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this year found few links between the two.

The research included 99 cancer drugs approved by the United States medicines regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), over about 30 years. It revealed that companies coined about R200 for every rand spent on research and development – a ratio the authors say is unfair, even after they considered a reward for innovation.

Besides, companies aren’t always upfront about what costs really go into their products, says James Love, director of the public health law organisation Knowledge Ecology International.

And governments are falling for it. But if pharmaceutical companies want a million dollar grant from the US national health insurance programme MediCare, the government’s not supposed to ask any questions.

In February, Italy’s health minister,Giulia Grillo, sent the WHO a resolution letter for discussion at the World Health Assembly. The World Health Assembly is an annual event which happens in May — during which all WHO member states gather. In the letter, Grillo proposes that drug prices could be reduced if countries forced pharmaceutical companies to be open about what it really costs to produce medicines. The plan is to give governments a way to enforce changes in the way medicine prices are set.

See https://bhekisisa.org/article/2019-04-17-00-big-pharma-hides-real-cost-of-cancer-drugs-say-experts-at-who-meeting

#bigpharma #pharmaceuticals #health

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Nach der Explosion einer Postsendung in Marburg wurde eine Postfiliale geräumt und durchsucht. Die hessische Staatsanwaltschaft hat Ermittlungen aufgenommen. #Health #Kriminalität #Legal #Lifestyle #Marburg #Religion #Science
 
Changing household structures, economic growth and contraceptives prompt dramatic drop in fertility rate, study finds. #MiddleEast #Health #Women
 
Severity of outbreaks could be worse since only about one in 10 actual measles cases are reported, UN body says. #Health #WorldHealthOrganization #US&Canada #UnitedNations #Vaccination
 
Amid the high cost of healthcare in the US, Al Jazeera meets a family struggling to pay for lifesaving medicines. #US&Canada #UnitedStates #Health
 
With health workers setting up clinics to treat hundreds of patients, the WHO isn't declaring it as an emergency. #Africa #Health
 
In landmark ruling, constitutional court orders parliament to map out new laws to replace ban in place since 1953. #SouthKorea #Health #AsiaPacific
 
With poor education facilities on Mbabala island, which is home to 2,000 people, children engage in sex at an early age. #Zambia #Africa #Health
 
'Brain drain' impacting healthcare sector as most Nigerian doctors seek better work conditions and pay abroad. #Nigeria #Africa #Health
 
Nigeria's fake doctors, Rachel's HIV revolution, and MS in Egypt - here are our documentary picks for World Health Day. #Health #Maternalhealth #Mentalhealth #Africa #MiddleEast #Asia #LatinAmerica
 
Greek law says refugee children must be offered free education. Al Jazeera looks at what is keeping refugee children out of class. #Europe #Greece #Health
 

A bad diet kills more people globally than tobacco, according to research published Wednesday in the Lancet - Better eating could prevent one in five deaths worldwide

Don’t feel bad about your $12 avocado toast. Have it on whole grain with a side of fruit, and consider your life lengthened.

When governments urge you to regulate your diet, they usually focus on limiting the intake of unhealthy foods, such as processed meat, sugar and trans fat. Less emphasis is placed on encouraging people to eat more of nutritious foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Limiting unhealthy foods might not be the best approach, a new study said

In 2017, a poor diet was responsible for 11 million deaths, whether related to excessive consumption of bad foods or inadequate intake of the good stuff, the study said. Specifically, three main dietary factors — low consumption of whole grains and fruits and high intake of sodium — accounted for more than half of all diet-related deaths. In comparison, tobacco was associated with 8.0 million deaths, and high blood pressure was linked to 10.4 million deaths.

While high consumption of red meat, processed meat, trans fat and sugar-sweetened beverages did contribute to global deaths, these factors “were towards the bottom in ranking dietary risks … for most high-population countries,” the report found. Policies encouraging healthful eating, therefore, may have greater impacts than those targeting unhealthy foods.

“There needs to be a food system transformation,” said Dr. Ashkan Afshin, lead author of the study and an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. He calls for increased and better production of foods: More fruits, vegetables and nuts and grains that haven’t been stripped of their nutrition. Environmental sustainability must also be considered in improving agriculture systems, the report notes, including impacts on climate change, biodiversity, land and water usage.

Afshin, who authored a global paper on obesity in 2017, emphasized that today’s study focuses on the effects of food on chronic health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, independent of their connections to obesity. More than 130 scientists from nearly 40 countries contributed to the analysis, which was published today in the international medical journal The Lancet. The paper is the most comprehensive analysis on the health effects of diet ever conducted.

More info at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-04/not-eating-enough-fruit-and-grains-is-worse-than-too-much-meat

#health #diet

 
The war has damaged the country's infrastructure, making conditions ripe for contamination. #MiddleEast #Yemen #Health
 
Some health workers say they are better prepared for an Ebola outbreak, but survivors are not so sure. #Ebola #Africa #SierraLeone #Health
 
Severe food and medicine shortages have led to a dramatic increase in disease, as well as infant and maternal mortality. #LatinAmerica #Venezuela #Health
 
Millions more people could get exposed to mosquito-borne diseases in coming years amid global warming, experts say. #ClimateSOS #Health #Science&Technology #Science #Europe
 
Eleven million deaths in 2017 linked to poor eating habits, high in sugar, salt and processed meat, experts say. #Health #Food #Science
 
US researchers genetically modify mosquitoes making females less likely to spread diseases like dengue and Zika. #Science&Technology #Science #Health #US&Canada
 
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