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  • HIV educator speaks to students about living with AIDS

    December 4, 2013 7:23 AM 13

    Underneath the long sleeves of the blue and black striped shirt Greg Satorie wore as he stood in front of a full Charles Carroll Room in Stamp Student Union, there was a biohazard symbol tattooed on his shoulder. Satorie, an HIV prevention educator, shared his story and information regarding HIV and AIDS at “Living with AIDS,” an event hosted by Alpha

  • N’Assembly Mulls Policy to Grant Police Monthly Casual Leave, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

    December 3, 2013 3:07 PM 23

    Owing to the increasing numbers of new infections of HIV/AIDS among uniformed men and women, especially in the Nigerian Police Force, the National Assembly yesterday advocated for a policy where police officers would be granted compassionate casual leave to spend at least two or three days with their spouses in a month. The Chairman, House Committee

  • How to Treat Depression When Psychiatrists Are Scarce

    December 3, 2013 11:32 AM 16

    Mental health doesn’t even rate a mention in most policymakers’ lists of global health priorities. But mental illness and substance abuse disorders rank among the greatest causes of disability worldwide. In poor countries, where there aren’t nearly enough therapists, these conditions cause tremendous suffering and block economic development. Vikram Patel

  • HEALTH ALERT: Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show

    December 3, 2013 9:02 AM 23

    Energy drinks may provide a bit too much of a boost to your heart, creating additional strain on the organ and causing it to contract more rapidly than usual, German researchers report. Healthy people who drank energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine experienced significantly increased heart contraction rates an hour later, according to research presented

  • CDC: Better trained U.S. restaurant workers may cut illnesses

    December 2, 2013 11:44 PM 11

    Dec. 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM   |   0 comments Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta identified food preparation and handling practices, worker health policies and hand-washing practices among the underlying environmental factors that often are not reported during food-borne outbreaks. Nearly half of all food-borne outbreaks

  • Newly Discovered HIV Strain, A3/02, Linked With Faster Development Of AIDS

    December 2, 2013 7:22 PM 15

    People with a newly discovered strain of HIV may develop AIDS faster than other strains of the virus, according to a new study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The HIV-1 recombinant strain A3/02, which is a fused form of the 02AG and A3 strains of HIV, has a shorter period of time from infection to AIDS development -- at five years -- compared

  • as many as 500 000 people suffer each year

    December 2, 2013 4:41 PM 16

    Source: World Health Organisation - Mon, 2 Dec 2013 09:01 AM Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. As many as 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. People with spinal cord injuries are 2 to 5 times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income

  • Nigeria Winning War against HIV/AIDS, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

    December 2, 2013 1:07 AM 13

    As the World's AIDS Day was celebrated Sunday, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said notwithstanding the various challenges confronting the efforts to eradicate the virus, Nigeria was winning the war against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The president stated this at a ceremony to mark the day at the Bwari Area Council Secretariat in Abuja. Represented

  • Scientists develop implantable slimming aid

    December 1, 2013 4:10 PM 109

    • Mice with just two ‘male’ genes father babies As part of efforts to stop obesity and its attendant health consequences such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, hypertension, kidney failure, cancer, among other chronic diseases, a research group headed by ETH-Zurich professor Martin Fussenegger from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering

  • HEALTH ALERT: Supplements 'Beneficial' for Vitamin D-deficient Ballet Dancers

    December 1, 2013 7:36 AM 25

    It is widely known that a lack of sunlight can sometimes cause a deficiency in vitamin D. But how does a lack of this vitamin affect athletes who train indoors, especially during the winter months? To find out, researchers in the UK studied vitamin D-deficient ballet dancers and observed whether supplementation helped. The study, published in the Journal