Category: Health

First MERS Virus Death Reported In Oman

Up till now, the MERS virus was centered in Saudi Arabia. Now there are reports of the first death owing to the SARS-like virus coming from neighboring Oman which has prompted the health officials in the country to up the health checks in the region. Investigations On Following the death of the 68 year old

Whooping Cough Outbreak In Texas

  Texas health officials are encouraging state residents to have their vaccine against pertussis, a poptentially fatal illness that is on track to afflict more Texans this year. Whooping cough reaches epidemic level “If we continue to have cases in Texas at the rate we’ve had them so far this year, we’ll have more cases

Wrinkles and Disposition: Inalienable Truths About Ageing and Self-Esteem

You blow the candles out on your 21st birthday. You feel young and believe that there’s so much going for you. Wait until you start seeing wrinkles and fine lines. It’s then you’ll realise that life is a constant change. Some things about you change as you grow older, and one of them is self-esteem.

Cosmetic Surgery: Is It For You?

Whether you want to change a feature you don’t like in your body, to look younger, or to boost self-confidence, you need to understand that cosmetic surgery is a major life decision. It is a personal choice, so do it for yourself and not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit an

Eye Saw the Sign: Knowing when to Get Orbital Surgery

The orbit of the eye is the socket that keeps the eye and its parts in place. It may refer to the bony cavity or its content. Each orbit has an apex, a base and four walls. It protects the eye from injuries. Certain conditions, such as exophthalmos and trauma, can damage the orbit. Most

Health Monitoring: Things to Know to Stay Fit

The late Mahatma Gandhi once said that“ It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Staying fit is the best way to have a longer and more fulfilling life. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about having a flat stomach and great muscle definition, there’s a mental and emotional

Yoga can Help Ease Lower Back Pain

Yoga is one of the best exercises that ease lower back pain. This chronic discomfort often comes from muscle tension and a weak core. Hong Kong private yoga classes teach poses designed to promote flexibility and strength, two things required for a healthy body. There are many yoga poses that promote flexibility and muscle toning

Facebook Can Change The World: It Can Increase Organ Donors

Studies show that Facebook gives a 21-fold boost to the number of people who registered themselves as organ donors in a single day. Open Lines of Communication Facebook started its organ donor project after Dr Andrew M. Cameron, who is a transplant surgeon, and his Harvard roommate Sheryl Sandberg, who is the current Facebook chief

The Myth Of The Perfect Mother And The Number 3: The Biggest Stressors For Moms

Jill Smokler, mother of three and author of Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies) feels so stressed out these days. “You always hear about the mommy wars, but I feel like we’re judging ourselves more harshly than anyone else,” she says. What she also finds taxing, strangely enough, is the number of her children.

UN Aims To Prevent Child Deaths From Pneumonia And Severe Diarrhea

United Nations aims to eliminate deaths from pneumonia and severe diarrhea, usually among the poor in Africa and South Africa by 2025. This is through the integrated strategy that includes better sanitation and newer vaccines. The new 10-year plan, which will cost $6 billion, intends to stop 2 million children under five from dying from