Health Wellness

  • Americans Support Administration on Obamacare - Poll
    Supporters_of_the_affordable_care_act_celebrate 2015-07-02 03:04:19 UTC
    Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to polls in recent month...
  • Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
    Channan_petrides 2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
    Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a ...
  • Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' - BBC
    Lung-cancer 2015-06-10 04:20:06 UTC
    A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows. Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body's own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack. The results ...
  • 32% of Americans Believe Animals Should Have Same Rights as People
    Animals-rights 2015-06-10 04:18:18 UTC
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Almost a third of Americans, 32%, believe animals should be given the same rights as people, while 62% say they deserve some protection but can still be used for the benefit of humans. The strong animal rights view is up from 20...
  • Referendum: Ireland says Yes to same-sex marriage
    Ireland-says-yes-to-same-sexmarriage 2015-05-23 18:01:36 UTC
    Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a "historic watershed" on Saturday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade struggle for gay rights. Waving r...
  • Petition by Ashton Kutcher - Stop Gender Stereotyping: Provide Universally Accessible Changing Tables in All Your Stores
    Rafael_edward_cruz 2015-04-02 17:40:08 UTC
    After Ashton Kutcher's Facebook lament about the lack of diaper changing tables in men's restrooms went viral, the actor decided to make a more proactive move. Kutcher teamed up with Change.org to create a petition asking Target and Costco to "pro...
  • Ted Cruz origin of birth story from Calgary
    Rafael_edward_cruz 2016-01-19 07:31:57 UTC
    <h3><i>Cruz’s family was more than happy to benefit from Canada’s universal health care system with a birth that could have cost them big money in the U.S.</i></h3> Is the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Calgary going to hamper his bid for the U...
  • Canadian school takes 21 students out of school as parents refuse to vaccinate them
    Canada_health 2015-03-13 15:54:25 UTC
    Public health officials in Quebec's Lanaudière region, where a measles outbreak has infected 119 people, got a vaccination campaign underway at a local school after learning that an infected child visited it recently. School and health official...
  • Vaccination skeptic offers cash for proof that measles is a virus; Court orders him to pay 100,000 euros
    Vaccination_skeptic_offers_cash_for_proof_that_measles_is_a_virus__court_orders_him_to_pay_100_000_euros 2015-03-13 15:02:11 UTC
    Four years ago, a German biologist who thinks the measles are psychosomatic announced on his website that he would pay 100,000 euros ($106,300) to anyone who could prove measles is a virus. After Stefan Lanka made the offer, a German doctor nam...
  • India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth
    15657_india_doctors_remove_232_teeth_from_boy's_mouth-diaalnews.com 2014-07-24 20:40:01 UTC
    Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, told the...
  • Bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind
    The_bacteria 2014-06-18 06:20:59 UTC
    The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower? I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions...
  • We should follow a diet like cavepeople
    Cavepeople-diaalnews.com 2014-06-18 06:14:35 UTC
    We know modern convenience food can be unhealthy for us, but is reverting to a prehistoric diet the answer? Claudia Hammond examines the evidence. They didn’t eat pizzas or curry. Not a single slice of cake would have passed their lips. They hu...
  • World's oldest cat dies aged 24
    World's_oldest_cat_poppy_dies_aged_24_in_bournemouth 2014-06-11 17:21:17 UTC
    Poppy the cat, who was officially recognised as the world's oldest after making it to the age of 24, has died. The tortoiseshell was born in February 1990 and was officially recognised by Guinness World Records in May. Poppy, who has lived t...
  • Ageing: The girls who never grow older
    Diaalnews.com-ageing-_the_girls_who_never_grow_older 2014-07-28 07:12:56 UTC
    A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immorta...
  • Call To Action: 'Arrogance' of ignoring need for sleep
    Ignoring_the_importance_of_sleep-diaalnews.com 2014-05-16 20:26:48 UTC
    Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems". They say people and governments need to take the problem seriously. Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diab...
  • Antibiotics: World faces huge public health threat - WHO
    Antibiotics-diaalnews.com 2014-05-01 12:35:13 UTC
    The World Health Organisations says: 'The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill.' Pneumonia will again become a feared killer, surgery risky and diarrhoea fatal if urgent ac...
  • Try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human
    Pea-diaalnews.com 2014-04-10 05:42:06 UTC
    For those concerned about climate change, the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute offers up a calming solution: try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human. Peas in a lab sprouted faster with extreme concentrations of carbon dioxide, ...
  • EU to impose stricter rules on organic products
    Diaalnews 2014-03-26 04:02:05 UTC
    <h3>How green are organic products really? Consumers are increasingly uncertain. In order to win back their trust, the EU Commission now wants to implement stricter regulations for products with an organic seal.</h3> Pesticide-ladentomatoes and f...
  • Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy hurts immune development
    Broccoli_carrots 2014-03-23 07:08:13 UTC
    Adequate vitamin A intake during pregnancy is needed for offspring to fully develop an immune system and fend off disease, researchers working with mice report March 19 in Nature. Vitamin A is plentiful in egg yolks, fish, carrots, yellow sweet...
  • 'Chocolate' pills for heart health
    Chocolat-heart-pills-diaalnews.com 2014-03-17 20:16:15 UTC
    It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have...
  • New food labels would highlight calories and sugar
    Diaal 2014-02-27 08:12:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look. Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the first time would know whether f...
  • Dyslexia unscientific and lacks meaning, warn academics
    Diaal-news 2014-02-27 06:41:25 UTC
    Dyslexia may not exist, warn academics. Experts at Durham and Yale Universities are calling for the term ‘dyslexia’ to be abandoned because it is unscientific and lacks meaning. Millions of children may have been wrongly diagnosed as dyslexic aft...
  • The honest image of a woman's body
    Diaalnews 2014-02-14 07:18:27 UTC
    Beth Whaanga's photographs of her cancer scars, Jade Beall's images of 'pregnancy stretchmarks' and Gabi Gregg's 'fat women in swimwear' could change our view of 'perfection' How radical and provocative is an honest image of a woman's body? Bet...
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children
    26af82e4a97ab2044a0f6a706700c5c0 2014-02-11 22:09:23 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first...
  • Caffeine common in kids, young adults; mainly soda
    74495caec74765054b0f6a706700e4cb 2014-02-11 08:16:49 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common ...