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World Running Out Of Antibiotics, Warns World Health Organisatio

GENEVA: Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions, WHO said. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. The growing resistant infections pose the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB)

What to Feed Your Family When the Power Is Out

There’s always a run on grocery stores in advance of a hurricane or blizzard—and with good reason. If you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a couple of hours, what to feed your family becomes a major concern. The food experts at Consumer Reports have some tips for weathering the next storm safely and nutritiously. Fill

Seven easy DIY health tests that can identify serious problems

This particular test may still need professional equipment, but there are similarly easy health tests that you can do at home that don’t require technology to interpret the results. All of the below tests take no longer than a minute, and they can highlight an array of serious health issues, from dementia to blocked arteries and anemia. (Remember: always consult your GP if you’re unsure about medical issues and symptoms.)

How your DNA can prevent medicine side effects

Side effects are a very real consequence to some medication and they could be telling you something you may not know. According to mygeneRX, your genetics have a direct effect on how your body processes medication, this metabolism, in turn, may lead to severe side effects. A DNA sample of a simple cheek swab can now be accurately profiled to determine your risk of side effects, which will allow you

E-Cigs May Help Smokers Quit, But

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but only if they discard tobacco in favor of vaping nearly every day, a new study suggests. Former smokers are nearly three times more likely to abstain from cigarette smoking if they puff on an e-cigarette two out of every three days a month, according to the analysis of a federal survey on smoking. “E-cigarettes are an effective

Dubai bans Chinese 'slimming medicine'

The announcement comes barely a week after the UAE ministry of climate change and environment issued a warning prohibiting the import of Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to its alcohol content. The Dubai Municipality on Sunday announced a ban on a Chinese product being sold in the emirate. In a post on Instagram, the authority said a product named ‘Natural Chinese medicine magic slim’ has been banned in the ‘local