Archives for September, 2018

Dental research shows that smoking weakens immune systems

As if lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease weren’t enough, there’s more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability […]

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Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men

More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. This represents 1 in 20 deaths. More than […]

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Government sets charges for new Mulago women’s hospital.

  Ugandans seeking medical attention from the new Mulago specialised Women and Neonatal hospital will part with Shs50,000 per visit in consultation fee and Shs13m for specialised treatment, the Health minister has said. Dr Ruth […]

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Sugar pills relieve pain for chronic pain patients.Placebo benefits can be predicted by brain anatomy and psychological traits

Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful drug on the market, according […]

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Delayed childbearing is a growing source of multiple births.

Starting in the 1980s, the number of multiple births — twins, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets — steadily increased from about 20 sets per 1,000 live births to almost 35 sets per 1,000 live births in […]

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Positive psychological well-being can improve overall heart health

Maintaining positive thoughts and feelings through intervention programs can help patients achieve better overall outcomes when it comes to their cardiovascular health, according to a review article. “We addressed how social environment, psychological well-being and […]

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