Health

UNDP hands over 10 ambulances to Presidential Council for Sirte

  • 13 April 2017 - 12:05
UNDP hands over 10 ambulances to Presidential Council for Sirte

The Head of the Presidential Council of Libya Fayez Al-Serraj, met Wednesday with Ms Maria do Valle Ribeiro, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UN Resident Coordinator (UNSMIL) for Libya, in Tripoli, who handed over titles for ten ambulances for Sirte. The...

High temperatures increase risk of getting heart attacks, study says

  • 4 April 2017 - 16:29
High temperatures increase risk of getting heart attacks, study says

Working in high temperatures increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, researchers have said, BBC reported. The study may explain why heart disease is the leading cause of death among on-duty firefighters, the researchers from the University of Edinburgh said, as reported by the...

Northern Ireland police investigates human waste in Coca Cola

  • 28 March 2017 - 16:17
Northern Ireland police investigates human waste in Coca Cola

BBC - Police have begun an investigation after what appeared to be human waste was found in drinks cans delivered to a Coca Cola factory in Northern Ireland. The night shift at the Lisburn factory was disrupted last week when machines became clogged; Coca Cola said it had impounded all affected...

Night-time toilet goings linked to salt, Japanese research says

  • 26 March 2017 - 13:20
Night-time toilet goings linked to salt, Japanese research says

BBC - People who wake at night with an urge to go to the loo may need to cut back on salt in their diets, doctors from Japan are suggesting. The problem - called nocturia - which mainly affects the over-60s, leads to disrupted sleep and can significantly affect people's lives. In a study of...

Spider venom could be a therapy for brains after strokes

  • 21 March 2017 - 22:17
Spider venom could be a therapy for brains after strokes

BBC - A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research. Scientists found a single dose of the protein Hi1a worked on lab rats. They said it showed "great promise as a future stroke treatment" but had not yet been tested in human...

Tsimane people have the healthiest hearts in the world, research says

  • 18 March 2017 - 14:13
Tsimane people have the healthiest hearts in the world, research says

BBC - The healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers. Barely any Tsimane had signs of clogged up arteries - even well into old age - a study in the Lancet showed. "It's an incredible population" with radically different...

Italian medical delegation in Mitiga hospital for support

  • 16 March 2017 - 13:08
Italian medical delegation in Mitiga hospital for support

A delegation of doctors and medical staffers and technicians from Italy arrived in Mitiga airport on Tuesday to pay a visit to Mitiga hospital to do the necessary assessment at the hospital. The delegation, which was received by the Sooq Al-Joma mayor and other officials at the hospital,...

Scientists: human sweat can help depict diabetes

  • 13 March 2017 - 18:38
Scientists: human sweat can help depict diabetes

Scientists have developed a sensor that can monitor blood sugar levels by analysing sweaty skin, the BBC reported. But rather than a gym-soaked t-shirt, it needs just one millionth of a litre of sweat to do the testing. The team - in South Korea - showed the sensor was accurate and think it...

World faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

  • 11 March 2017 - 16:57
World faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

BBC - The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe". UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan...

World’s heaviest woman undergoes weight loss surgery in India

  • 9 March 2017 - 14:22
World’s heaviest woman undergoes weight loss surgery in India

BBC - An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world's heaviest at 500kg (1,102lb), has undergone weight reduction surgery. A spokesperson at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital said Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, had lost 100kg since arriving in India in January. "We are trying to get her fit enough to fly...