health articles 2018

WHO Director-General discusses priorities on traditional, complementary and integrative healthcare with civil society

Civil society organizations highlight the essential role of traditional, complementary and integrative health in addressing global health challenges, and opportunities for its integration into health systems WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a group of WHO senior officials met with representatives of civil society on 3 July, to discuss their priorities on traditional, complementary […]

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Peer support for better men’s mental health at the core of the new BC study

A new study is looking to help men build social connections to better deal with mental health struggles and the stigma around them. Paul Sharp and John Oliffe, both researchers and experts with UBC’s Men’s Health Research Program, are trying to find ways to help men through mental health struggles through the power of social

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The secret to why exercise is so good for mental health? ‘Hope molecules’ | Devi Sridar

Exercise, in whatever form, and for however long, it just makes life feel better. I feel it myself after a walk up Arthur’s Seat here in Edinburgh, a jog around the Meadows, or a sweaty hot yoga session in Leith. The physical benefits of movement such as lowered blood pressure, reduced risk of diabetes and

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Drugs to help prevent serious RSV illness in babies are approved by Health Canada

Health Canada has approved a new antibody drug to help protect babies from serious illness caused by respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Nirsevimab, also known by its brand name Beyfortus, was legal on April 19. It was developed by AstraZeneca and Sanofi. Nirsevimab is “a monoclonal antibody to prevent serious lower respiratory tract disease caused

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Joe Biden declared healthy and ‘fit for duty’ after exam at Walter Reed hospital | Joe Biden

Doctors declared Joe Biden, 80, healthy and “fit for duty” on Thursday after a physical examination that included removing a lesion from his chest and declaring him free of symptoms of long Covid after his bout last year with the virus. “The president remains fit for duty, and fully executes all of his responsibilities without

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