Archives for November, 2015

American Surgeons Carry Out World’s Most Advanced Face Transplant

November 17th, 2015

Surgeons in the USA have carried out the world’s most comprehensive face transplant procedure. The operation, which took more than 20 hours, was carried out in August and at the time, surgeons said there was a 50 percent chance of success. The surgical team, which was lead by Dr Eduardo Rodriguez, used the face of […]

WHO Launches World Antibiotics Awareness Week

November 16th, 2015
WHO Launches World Antibiotics Awareness Week

November 17th-22nd is World Antibiotics Awareness week, during which the World Health Organisation aims to spread awareness of antibiotic resistance, one of today’s biggest threats to global health. Although antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, misuse of antibiotics in animals and humans does accelerate the process. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria become resistant to antibiotic medication used […]

Understanding Prostate Cancer

November 13th, 2015
Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common form of male cancer in the UK and affects more than 40,000 men each year. The prostate gland is found in males only. It is located inside the pelvis and is similar in size to a tangerine. The prostate gland is involved in the production of semen and surrounds […]

Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

November 12th, 2015
Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

Some leading health experts have suggested that ‘fat letters’, letters sent to parents to inform them that their child is overweight, should be scrapped in favour of more effective measures. Currently, the National Child Measurement Programme produces weight measurements for children when they start and finish primary school. When children are found to be overweight, […]

Sierra Leone Officially Declared Free of Ebola

November 10th, 2015
Sierra Leone Officially Declared Free of Ebola

Mass celebrations have broken out on the streets of Sierra Leone following an announcement from the World Health Organisation that confirmed the country is officially free from Ebola. There have now been no new cases for more than 42 days. In the last 18 months, Ebola swept through communities, claiming almost 4,000 lives. On the 7th […]

How is Oral Cancer Diagnosed?

November 6th, 2015
How is Oral Cancer Diagnosed?

Oral cancer is a form of cancer that affects the soft tissue in your throat and mouth, and is also referred to as mouth cancer. In this form of cancer, cancerous cells most commonly develop in the gums, lips, tongue and the inside of the cheeks. It is also possible for tumours to grow on […]

Safeguarding Your MENtal Health: Learn More About Male Depression

November 6th, 2015
Safeguarding Your MENtal Health: Learn More About Male Depression

For many men, depression is something of a taboo subject and one of the aims of Movember is to raise awareness of men’s mental health problems. Depression is more commonly diagnosed in women, but it is thought that this is because men aren’t as likely to seek help for symptoms of depression. What is depression? […]

The ever-increasing role the UAE is taking to become a Global hub of healthcare excellence.

November 6th, 2015

The level and standard of available healthcare is one of many factors by which a country’s quality of life is often judged – and many would even cite it as being the most important. What’s more, in countries that do offer outstanding healthcare, it often follows that many other elements are exceptionally favourable too. Take […]

Owning a Pet Dog Could Help to Reduce Risk of Child Asthma

November 3rd, 2015
Owning a Pet Dog Could Help to Reduce Risk of Child Asthma

A new study has suggested that owning a pet dog could help children to avoid developing asthma. The Swedish study, which involved 650,000 children, found that being exposed to dogs in the first year of life reduced the chances of developing asthma later in childhood by 13 percent. The findings, which have been published in […]

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