Diabetes Has Nearly Doubled Globally Since 1980

Diabetes Has Nearly Doubled Globally Since 1980

The percentage of people around the world suffering from diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, growing from 4.7% of the adult population to 8.5%, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. Today one in 12 people in the Americas have the disease, which can lead to blindness, kidney failure, lower limb amputation and premature death. According to the WHO’s first Global Report on Diabetes, more than 60% of the population in the…

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Lingering Virus and Invisible Brain Damage: New Zika Worries

Lingering Virus and Invisible Brain Damage: New Zika Worries

A new report shows how the Zika virus can harm a baby’s brain, despite normal ultrasounds early in the pregnancy. The case study adds new worries about the Zika link to severe birth defects. When a Pregnant Woman Gets Zika, The Virus is Not Just in the Baby’s Brain In the new case study, Zika virus was not only found in the baby’s developing brain, but also in its muscle, liver, lung and spleen. Zika…

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10 foods that help protect you from breast cancer

10 foods that help protect you from breast cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancer in woman in the world. Author of book ‘Take Breast Cancer off your Menu‘ find the top foods to help you minimise chances of developing the disease. 1. Eat organic. Not only is it vital to get your five-a-day (or more). But make sure the fruit and veg you eat is organic where possible. ‘Some of the pesticides used on non-organic crops can act like oestrogen…

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