Health

Eating 10 fruits and veggies a day prolongs life, research says

  • 23 February 2017 - 13:35
Eating 10 fruits and veggies a day prolongs life, research says

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year, according to the BBC. The team also identified specific fruit...

Sabha Medical Centre operates by solar power

  • 22 February 2017 - 17:48
Sabha Medical Centre operates by solar power

The head of the media centre of the Sabha Medical Centre, Osama Al-Wafy, said the centre has started operating using the solar power panels that were installed recently by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya. According to Al-Wafy, the centre will see better power status...

First famine in six years announced in South Sudan

  • 20 February 2017 - 18:52
First famine in six years announced in South Sudan

BBC - A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. A combination of civil war and...

64-year-old woman gives birth to twins in Spain

  • 16 February 2017 - 12:42
64-year-old woman gives birth to twins in Spain

A 64-year-old woman has successfully given birth to healthy twins - a boy and a girl - in Burgos, northern Spain, BBC reported. The Recoletas Hospital delivered the twins by Caesarean section, the usual method in such rare cases, the BBC added. The unnamed woman had undergone fertility...

Kobler describes Al-Jalaa hospital in Tripoli as “devastated”

  • 15 February 2017 - 19:43
Kobler describes Al-Jalaa hospital in Tripoli as “devastated”

The Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, said Wednesday, after a visit to Al-Jalaa Women and Children Hospital, that the hospital is in dire need for funding and support. After meeting the Director of the hospital, Ahmed Shati, Kobler said that the conditions in Al-Jalaa Hospital are...

Scientists link brain damage (dementia) to football headers

  • 15 February 2017 - 13:01
Scientists link brain damage (dementia) to football headers

The most detailed British research into dementia among retired soccer players has concluded the condition may be connected to repeated head 'impacts', caused by collisions and thousands of headers, the Irish Independent reported. The study included post-mortem examinations on six players who...

Vaccines for children to be imported by beginning of March

  • 12 February 2017 - 12:30
Vaccines for children to be imported by beginning of March

Amid the current acute shortages of vaccines in the healthcare centers in Libya, the Head of the Vaccination Department in Tripoli, Abdelbaset Esimo, told the press Sunday that the Medical Supplies Department had contracted some companies to import sufficient amounts of vaccines for children in...

Gene therapy promises success in restoring hearing loss

  • 9 February 2017 - 15:49
Gene therapy promises success in restoring hearing loss

BBC - Deaf mice have been able to hear a tiny whisper after being given a "landmark" gene therapy by US scientists. They say restoring near-normal hearing in the animals paves the way for similar treatments for people "in the near future". Studies, published in Nature Biotechnology,...

Misurata Blood Bank registered 1170 donations last January

  • 7 February 2017 - 18:11
Misurata Blood Bank registered 1170 donations last January

The Head of the Misurata Blood Bank, Mukhtar Al-Gaed, said the bank received in last January about 1170 blood donors and gave away about 1197 blood units. Al-Gaed added on Tuesday that the blood units that were distributed were divided into 818 full blood bags, 194 blood cells, 103 platelets...

Weekend camping activities reset body clock, scientists say

  • 4 February 2017 - 23:08
Weekend camping activities reset body clock, scientists say

BBC - Spending a weekend out camping resets the clock inside our bodies that influences sleeping habits, scientists at a US university have discovered. The team argue that time in the great outdoors could help those struggling to get up in the morning and boost health. The researchers said...