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More than half of the global population remains without access to essential Universal Health Coverage, and a staggering 2 billion people face severe financial hardships
When it comes to weight loss, nuts can get a bad rap – while they’re high in protein, they’re also high in fats, and this often deters those looking to shed a few kilos. However, a latest study discovered that incorporating almonds into a low diet not only helped participants lose weight but also improved their cardio metabolic health.
About 25 percent of people are negating the benefits of nutritious meals by indulging in detrimental snacks, significantly impacting their blood sugar...
A healthy lifestyle involving moderate alcohol consumption, a healthy diet, regular physical activity, healthy sleep and frequent social connection, while avoiding smoking and too much sedentary behaviour, reduces the risk of depression, new research has found.
Climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of heat waves. This extreme heat, compounded by wildfires and desert dust, is having a measurable impact on air quality, human health and the environment, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
More needs to be done to protect workers’ eye health, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
Digital technology has the potential to enhance health systems, bolster health financing and public health efforts, and expand access to underserved populations, as highlighted in a recent World Bank report. This report, titled " Digital-in-Health: Unlocking the Value for Everyone,” was unveiled during the G20 Health Ministers Meeting in Gandhinagar, India. It introduces a paradigm shift from mere digitization of health data to a comprehensive integration of digital technology across various aspects of health systems management and service delivery.
Currently, geriatric healthcare services are available in tertiary care hospitals. Urban areas have the most facilities. As majority of the elderly population stay in the rural region of India, the need of the hour is to integrate geriatric healthcare into primary healthcare services.
Water, a fundamental component of life, plays an indispensable role in supporting our bodies' functioning. With about 60 percent of our bodies composed of water and around 71 percent of the Earth's surface covered in it, water is essential not only for sustaining life but also for promoting overall health.
Black adults face a disheartening reality – they are 54% more likely to succumb to cardiovascular disease compared to their White counterparts. This unsettling statistic persists despite significant strides in reducing overall cardiovascular mortality nationwide. A groundbreaking study by Tulane University, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, presents a paradigm shift in understanding the root causes behind this racial divide. Surprisingly, the study points to social factors, encompassing unemployment, low income, and absence of a partner, as the driving forces of this disparity, overshadowing well-established factors such as hypertension and obesity.