Does loss in sleep increase your desire for sugar and fatty foods?

It is not well understood what role sleep loss plays in affecting areas of the brain that control the desire to consume unhealthy foods. A new paper published on December 6 in the journal eLife finds that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep loss leads to increased consumption of unhealthy foods, specifically sucrose and fat. The […]
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Molecular insights into anti-tumor effects of diabetes drug

Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown molecular mechanism that works at the cell level to help protect the epithelial tissue that lines various body cavities and organs in the body. The discovery may help explain why the widely prescribed diabetes drug metformin appears to preserve the epithelial barrier’s ability to ward off infection, resist inflammation, […]
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Exciting advance in treatment for Breast cancer

Thousands of women with the most deadly form of breast cancer could be given hope by a breakthrough treatment which could make chemotherapy effective. Charities hailed the advances as “hugely exciting” and said they could help cancer patients with few other options. The drug – already in trials as a leukaemia treatment – attacks cancer […]
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Stroke Pregnancy / Obstetrics Women’s Health / Gynecology Stroke risk higher for younger than older pregnant women

Researchers found that pregnant older women had a similar stroke risk as their non-pregnant counterparts, while younger pregnant women were found to be at more than double the risk of stroke than non-pregnant women of the same age. Lead study author Dr. Eliza C. Miller, of the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center […]
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New safe sleep guidelines for Sudden infant death syndrome

The AAP have issued new safe sleep guidelines with the aim of protecting against SIDS. Sudden infant death syndrome – also referred to as a “cot death” – is defined as the unexpected death of an apparently healthy baby aged 12 months and under, most often during sleep. Each year, around 3,500 infants in the […]
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Yoga Is Noninferior to Physical Therapy in Reducing Low Back Pain

Yoga is noninferior to physical therapy in reducing chronic back pain, according to the results of a new study. The results were presented at the American Academy of Pain Management’s 27th Annual Meeting. Previous research has suggested that yoga is effective in reducing back pain; however, the comparative effectiveness of yoga and physical therapy (PE) […]
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Stent Retrievers Can Provide Benefits More Than 7 Hours After Stroke Onset

The time window in which Endovascular Thrombectomy confers benefit in acute ischemic stroke is at least up to 7.3 hours after onset, an extension beyond the current guideline recommendation of up to 6 hours, according to a new meta-analysis. The study also found that within these first 7 hours, earlier treatment is much better than […]
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Tax unhealthy food to reduce its consumption: Qatar PwC

A suggestion for taxing “unhealthy food” in Qatar has been made to reduce its consumption and help government realise its 2030 vision of a sustainable healthy society. In its “Qatar economy watch” PwC said, “By shaping incentives to reduce consumption of unhealthy foods by introduction of new taxations the government can support its 2030 vision […]
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GE Healthcare تطلق مبادرة جديدة احتفالاً بمرور عشرة أعوام على تطوير نظام التصوير الرقمي للثدي

أطلقت “جنرال إلكتريك للرعاية الصحية GE Healthcare” مبادرة عالمية جديدة بالتزامن مع احتفالها بمرور عشرة سنوات على تطويرها لتقنية التصوير الرقمي للثدي عام 1999. وتسعى الشركة من خلال هذه المبادرة، التي تشمل إطلاق جدار إلكتروني على شبكة الإنترنت مخصص لمرض سرطان الثدي، إلى إلقاء الضوء على أهمية الكشف المبكر عن المرض في مكافحته وإيجاد حلول […]
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وزير الصحة.. مواطن يتلقى العلاج بعد اصابته بانفلونزا اتش 1 ان 1 وحالته مستقرة

ابوظبي في 16 يونيو / وام / اعلن معالي الدكتور حنيف حسن وزير الصحة أن الفحوصات المخبرية أثبتت أن مواطناً من الإمارات كان قادماً من الولايات المتحدة مصاب بانفلونزا اتش 1 ان 1 وأن حالته مستقرة ويتلقى العلاج اللازم. وأضاف معاليه أن الجهات الصحية المختصة تابعت حالة جميع الركاب الذين وصلوا على الطائرة ذاتها القادمة […]
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حمدان بن زايد يصدر قرارين بتعيين رئيس مجلس إدارة وأمين عام للهلال الأحمر

أبوظبي في 14 يونيو / وام / أصدر سمو الشيخ حمدان بن زايد آل نهيان ممثل الحاكم في المنطقة الغربية رئيس هيئة الهلال الأحمر .. قرارا بتعيين سعادة أحمد حميد المزروعي رئيسا لمجلس إدارة هيئة الهلال الأحمر .. كما أصدر سموه قرارا آخر بتعيين سعادة محمد خليفة أحمد القمزي أمينا عاما لهيئة الهلال الأحمر
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مؤتمر التخدير والعناية الطبية يختتم فعالياته اليوم

اختتم مؤتمر التشخيص والعناية الطبية الذي نظمته هيئة الصحة في دبي بالتعاون مع مؤسسة اندكس للمؤتمرات والمعارض الطبية فعالياته في مركز دبي العالمي للمؤتمرات والمعارض. استقطب المؤتمر الذي اشتمل على ثلاث مؤتمرات طبية هي مؤتمر دبي للكوارث والطواري ومؤتمر التخدير وتسكين الالم ومؤتمر العناية المركزة على مدى ثلاثة ايام اكثر اكثر من 11000 طبيب وزائر، […]
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