International health news
- What are the risks of daily sugar-sweetened drinks consumption? – Studies have found that regular consumption of sugary drinks could be directly related to type 2 diabetes.
- Breakthrough for Alzheimer’s patients – The new experimental drug Solanezumab has shown to slow down the progression of the incurable disease.
- A step forward in breast cancer treatment – Researchers are optimistic that the new drug Bisphosphonates will cut the number of breast cancer deaths by 18% in next 10 years.
- Mosquito bites becoming more harmful due to higher resistance – Lowering beer consumption and avoiding black clothes are among the advice being given to reduce the risk of attracting mosquitoes.
- How can you avoid a breakdown – exercising on a regular basis decreases risk of mental distress, emotional exhaustion and stress.
- Baby vs career – Extended maternity leaves are a privilege that even successful business women should enjoy.
Country Health Updates
- UK: Protection against female genital mutilation – The UK has introduced this month a protection order to stop the practice on women and children.
- Africa: the first Malaria vaccine introduced to cure thousands of lives – After 30 years of experiments, the first vaccine Mosquirix is relieving African countries that have been ravaged for years by Malaria.
- France: an opening for HIV remission – An 18 year old girl who has been treated for HIV since she was 6 years old has been declared clean from HIV, meaning that long term remission is possible.