W. Pokot director of health under pressure over poor service

The West Pokot county government has once again found itself on the receiving end with a section of leaders from the county accusing  the county administration of laxity in service delivery in the health sector. Some of the elected leaders are now pushing for the resignation of the county executive director in charge of health Dr. …

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W. Pokot director of health under pressure over poor service

The West Pokot county government has once again found itself on the receiving end with a section of leaders from the county accusing  the county administration of laxity in service delivery in the health sector. Some of the elected leaders are now pushing for the resignation of the county executive director in charge of health Dr. …

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High pollution shuts schools in Tehran

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Primary schools will be closed on Monday in Tehran as thick fog caused by pollution smothers the Iranian capital and most of the surrounding province, local authorities said. They also announced Sunday they would impose traffic restrictions in Tehran, home to 8.5 million inhabitants, allowing cars onto the streets in alternating …

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Thousands protest over UK health service

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday in support of the country’s embattled National Health Service (NHS), which is straining under the weight of winter demand. NHS staffing levels have been in crisis for months, an issue made worse by a winter flu outbreak. The public health service …

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More than skin deep: cosmetic surgery industry booming

Paris, France | AFP | In the never-ending quest for youthful, magazine-cover looks, 8.6 billion euros ($10.7 billion) were spent last year on materials and chemicals used in cosmetic procedures worldwide, the IMCAS industry body said Thursday. This meant plastic surgeons and beauty practitioners spent about the equivalent of Costa Rica’s total annual exports on the …

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COMMENT: Water and health management

Degradation of freshwater ecosystems often brings disease, water protection improves health outcomes COMMENT | GIULIO BOCCALETTI | With climate change accelerating and its effects exacerbating other geopolitical and development crises, the role of environmental protection in preserving and improving human wellbeing has become starkly apparent. This recognition lies at the heart of the concept of “planetary …

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Diet improves pregnancy chances in women receiving IVF by 68%

New research has found that women who follow a “Mediterranean” diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. Researchers asked women about their diet before they underwent in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment and found […]

Diet improves pregnancy chances in women receiving IVF by 68%

New research has found that women who follow a “Mediterranean” diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. Researchers asked women about their diet before they underwent in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment and found […]

Why fish-derived omega-3 is best for preventing breast cancer

When it comes to breast cancer prevention, studies have shown that increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help. New research, however, indicates that certain types of omega-3 may be more effective than others. Scientists at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, have revealed that omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil may […]

Why fish-derived omega-3 is best for preventing breast cancer

When it comes to breast cancer prevention, studies have shown that increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help. New research, however, indicates that certain types of omega-3 may be more effective than others. Scientists at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, have revealed that omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil may […]