Tag Archives: Health

24Dec/22

UK Nurses can now apply for USD $ 250,000 award till 10th January, 2023

Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award, an initiative by leading integrated healthcare provider Aster DM Healthcare, to recognize the contribution of nurses to the community, has announced an extension of the deadline for nurses based and working in the UK till 10th January 2023, given that London will be hosting the awards ceremony on International Nurses Day – 12th May, 2023. Applications from all countries, except UK, closed on 12th December. Continue reading

15Dec/22

‘It’s like being in a warzone’ – A&E nurses open up about the emotional cost of working on the NHS frontline

Kate Kirk, University of Leicester

As nurses prepare to strike for the first time, an A&E nurse and lecturer in Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare writes about the stress, fear, grief and guilt they feel every day working on the frontline of an NHS in crises.

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07Nov/22

PISTACHIOS ARE A POWERHOUSE OF NUTRIENTS

Foods rich in nutrients with antioxidant properties are regularly encouraged as part of a healthy lifestyle, and research suggests that a diet high in antioxidant-rich foods may even help to reduce the risk of premature death.1 While fruits and vegetables are often thought of as high-antioxidant foods, a new study conducted by Cornell University and published in the journal, Nutrients, produced surprising results2. Pistachios have a very high antioxidant capacity, among the highest when compared to values reported in research of many foods commonly known for their antioxidant capacity, such as blueberries, pomegranates, cherries, and beets. Continue reading

01Nov/22

New Initiative Launches to Address Neglected Global Health Crisis of Alcohol

Alcohol consumption is a top-ten driver of death, illness and injury, with wide-ranging social and economic harms. Many of the harms related to alcohol disproportionately affect young adults, and surveys from multiple countries suggest that the Covid-19 pandemic has further increased drinking. Today, Vital Strategies announced RESET Alcohol – a groundbreaking new $15 million initiative to reduce alcohol-related harms in hard-hit countries through policy change. Continue reading

29Oct/22

Are butter boards bad for you? An expert view on the latest food trend

Duane Mellor, Aston University

In an unexpected twist, butter seems to be back on the menu. After years of being a maligned ingredient that many people shied away from, butter has now become the latest food trend on social media, thanks to the recent popularity of “butter boards”.

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16Oct/22

Flu is set for a big comeback now COVID restrictions are lifted – here’s what you need to know

Michael Head, University of Southampton

The flu seasons of 2020 and 2021 were mild, mostly thanks to measures people took against COVID, such as wearing masks, social distancing and using copious amounts of hand gel. 2022, however, looks like a whole different kettle of fish.

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07Oct/22

Metahuman MonoC Conjures AI Creativity & Surrealist Vision for Landmark Debut at the Hong Kong Digital Art Fair

MonoC, Hong Kong’s first a surrealist metahuman artist , injects her daring data-led and dream-like vision into Digital Art Fair 2022. As a reflection of her growing importance in a world rapidly embracing adventures in augmented reality, she is one of key featured artists at this year’s Xperience edition of the fair, which will be staged at Asia Standard Tower in Central from 20 October to 6 November. She unveils “Corona Florella”, an innovative series of six generative artworks that record and reimagine the global battle against Covid-19 and celebrate the triumph of data-led science and human resilience. Continue reading

30Sep/22

Africa Calls for New Public Health Order

The African Union Commission and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have called on governments, multilateral organizations, philanthropies, the private sector, and civil society organizations to support the full implementation of Africa’s New Public Health Order to drive global health security. The request for support was made at a series of events leading up to the 77th United Nations General Assembly. Continue reading

11Sep/22

First patient enrolled in Erectile Dysfunction prospective randomized study with SELUTION SLR

An 82-year-old Taiwanese man has become the first patient to be enrolled in the initial Erectile Dysfunction (ED) randomized clinical trial (RCT) involving SELUTION SLR™, MedAlliance’s novel sirolimus-eluting balloon. Continue reading

08Aug/22

Kenya election: four ways to better safeguard and defend democracy

Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham and Petra Alderman, University of Birmingham

More elections are being held than ever – but the number of questionable polls being held around the world is fuelling fears of a “global democratic recession”, whereby the will of the people is not reflected in the results being announced. Two countries with elections coming up in the next few days and months, where opposition parties or international bodies are worried the process will not be fair, are Kenya, which goes to the polls on August 8, and Brazil, which votes on October 2.

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