News of World Medicine
Global child mortality rates fall 41% since 1990, U.N. reports
Child mortality worldwide has fallen 41 percent since 1990, the result of myriad improvements in nutrition, access to vaccines and antibiotics, cleaner deliveries, better care of infants immediately after birth, and the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets," according to "the findings of a report released Wednesday by three United Nations agencies and the World Bank," the Washington Post reports (Brown, 9/12).
Pediatric Food Allergies Often Not Treated Properly
American children with food allergies should be receiving better care, including diagnostic testing and attention to severe allergic reaction symptoms, according to a study conducted by researchers at Northwestern Medicine.
Type 2 Diabetes Tied To Breast Cancer Risk
Having type 2 diabetes appears to give post-menopausal women a 27% higher risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer this week.
More than 10 000 species of germs live in and on people
“When I get up from the chair 10 times more bacterial cells than human ones stand up with me” says Dr Bruce Birren, who participates in creating one of the most accurate maps of microbes that live in and on us.
Tea is the best drink for men
If a man usually consumes tea, a propensity for one of the most dangerous and killing diseases of stronger sex is guaranteed be twice reduced.
The number of cancer survivors is growing
The number of Americans with a history of cancer currently stands at 13.7 million. It is predicted that by 2022 this figure will have risen up to 18 million. The number of cancer survivors is growing.
What can threaten swimming in the ponds?
What a pleasure it is to swim in cool water and hide from the heat in a hot summer day. But people often forget about safety measures and swim in inappropriate places.
Sunny vitamin D may save us from stroke
Nuts and fat fish, rich in vitamin D, as well as walks under the sun reduce the risk of apoplexy by more than 1/5.
Herpes may cause blindness
Recently, the researchers from Immunology Centre, University of Georgia State have determined that one of herpes types may cause the disease, known as neovascular senile macular degeneration (SMD), in its turn capable of causing blindness among elderly people.
Infectious diseases make a person more stupid
During the last research, the scientists determined that diseases influence negatively human intelligence.