Health

Uganda gets positive results in its fight against AIDS

Uganda gets positive results in its fight against AIDS

Uganda health authorities took several steps to fight back HIV/AIDS, such as deploying roadside billboards advocating testing for kids and protected sex and highlighting the significance of taking ARVs (medicines that prevent the progression of the deadly virus). Now, those efforts have started producing positive results.

Study finds no link between cat ownership and schizophrenia

Study finds no link between cat ownership and schizophrenia

Disputing the studies that linked pet cats to human mental illness, a new study argues that spending childhood with a cat doesn’t cause mental illness (schizophrenia) later in life.

A team of researchers from University College London analyzed data from nearly 5,000 kids who participated in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents & Children, which tracks the people’s health born in 1991 and 1992.

Allergy season gets an early start

Allergy season typically starts in spring but this year this irritating health issue has got an early start, than to February’s spring-like weather.

Despite spring being around a month away, higher than usual temperatures this February are not only making trees to start budding earlier but also luring people to spend more time outdoors. Numerous areas in the United States have reported high pollen counts weeks earlier than usual.

Changes in early infancy brain can predict autism diagnosis at age of 2: study

Changes in early infancy brain can predict autism diagnosis at age of 2: study

Changes in the brain in early infancy can predict diagnosis of autism at age of 2 years in kids who have older autistic siblings, according to findings of a new autism study.

A team of researchers scanned brains of children facing “high” risk of developing autism because of an older brother or sister’s diagnosis. They also scanned brains of kids who had no family history of the devastating disease.

Opioid-related deaths on the rise in Massachusetts

Opioid-related deaths on the rise in Massachusetts

The number of deaths related to opioid overdoses in Massachusetts continued to soar in 2016, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) underlined in its latest report.

According to the newly released DPH report, nearly 2,000 opioid-related deaths occurred in Massachusetts last year. Unintentional overdoses accounted for a total of 1,465 deaths, while 469 to 562 deaths were suspected to be caused by opioid-related issues.

Climate change will bring deadly consequences: experts warn

Climate change will bring deadly consequences: experts warn

Climate change will cause more deadly heat waves, infectious diseases and catastrophic food shortages in the future, experts warned at the recently held Climate & Health Meeting.

The meeting, which took place on Thursday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, was organized to replace the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) climate change conference that was abruptly canceled by the federal agency in January, ahead of President Trump’s inauguration.

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