Oyewale Tomori Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Science Disclosure statement Oyewale Tomori does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond… Read More ›
Metabolic health typically deteriorates with age, and researchers believe that this contributes to age-associated chronic diseases and mortality. Studies have shown that high-calorie diets impair metabolism and accelerate aging; conversely, calorie restriction has been shown to prevent age-related metabolic diseases and extend lifespan.
The most important behavioural risk factors of heart disease and stroke are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol. The effects of behavioural risk factors may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure, raised blood glucose, raised blood lipids, and overweight and obesity.
There is a serious lack of treatment options for multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant M. tuberculosis and gram-negative pathogens, including Acinetobacter and Enterobacteriaceae (such as Klebsiella and E.coli) which can cause severe and often deadly infections that pose a particular threat in hospitals and nursing homes.
A new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that women who are deficient in vitamin D are 43% more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than those with normal levels of the vitamin. The findings suggest that correcting… Read More ›
More than 410,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since August 25, with children making up about 60 per cent of that number.
By Alex Ezeh, Nelson Sewankambo, and Peter Piot Sub-Saharan Africa can achieve meaningful and sustainable change in health by 2030. Shutterstock There is huge diversity within and across the 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The challenges these countries face in achieving health outcomes… Read More ›
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Kenya have appealed for $106 million to scale-up their response to the most urgent needs resulting from the egregious effects of the drought in northern Kenya. “We as the UN family and the… Read More ›
Daily physical activity—including household chores and walking to work—may help lower colorectal cancer risk, according to a new study. Strong evidence also suggests that consumption of whole grains, other foods with dietary fiber, dairy products, and calcium supplements may also lower risk. On the… Read More ›