Why are women less likely to survive cardiac arrest than men?

By Corrie Pelc — Fact checked byHannah Flynn Each year, about 6 million peopleTrusted Source around the world die from sudden cardiac deathTrusted Sourcecaused by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).  For the past 5 years, researchers from the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) worked to improve SCA prevention…

DASH diet could reduce heart disease risk by 10%, study suggests

By Katharine Lang on December 6, 2022 — Fact checked by Hannah Flynn According to the World Health OrganizationTrusted Source (WHO), heart and circulatory diseases now cause one in three deaths globally, amounting to 17.9 million. Many types of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are preventable, with changes in lifestyle being one of the most effective ways to reduce one’s risk. The WHO recommendsTrusted Source: However, there…

World Health Organisation Assigns New Name for Monkeypox

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” Following a series of consultations with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while “monkeypox” is phased out. When the outbreak of monkeypox expanded earlier in 2022,…

Treating obesity with culinary medicine: Could it be a solution?

By Katharine Lang — Fact checked by Rita Ponce, Ph.D. Obesity is a risk factor for many health conditions. Current treatments include calorie restriction, bariatric surgery, and medications. But the number of people with obesity continues to increase. Many factors lead to weight gain, including the increased availability of calorie-dense foods. Today looked at whether…

What makes breast cancer come back?

By Maria Cohut, Ph.D. on October 26, 2022 — Fact checked by Hannah Flynn Millions of people live with breast cancer, the most common form of cancer worldwide — and also, in most cases, one of the most treatable. However, even after successful treatment, breast cancer can recur. How does breast cancer spread, why does it sometimes come back, and can…

Africa Tops World in Undiagnosed Diabetes – WHO Analysis

World Health Organization (Geneva) Brazzaville — Only 46% of people living with diabetes in the African region know their status, raising the risk of severe illness and death, potentially worsening the situation in the region which already has the world’s highest mortality rates due to the disease, a new analysis by World Health Organization (WHO)…

Hair loss: The latest science on causes, treatment, and prevention

By James Kingsland on November 3, 2022 — Fact checked by Rita Ponce, Ph.D. In the past decade, biologists have disentangled many of the complexities of how hair grows and how it is lost in conditions such as pattern baldness and alopecia areata. In this Special Feature, we explore the latest discoveries and treatments, and ask experts if it is possible…

Is faking a smile enough to improve your mood?

By Anna Guildford, Ph.D. on October 25, 2022 — Fact checked by Hannah Flynn The way our face moves can influence how we feel, according to the facial feedback hypothesisTrusted Source. Facial expressions do more than express emotions, they also provide feedback to the brain, which influences our emotions. A new global collaboration led by researchers at Stanford University has shown that…

Eczema: New drug reduces symptoms by 75% in infants and young children

Between 15% and 20% of children around the world have eczema — an inflammatory skin condition that is currently incurable. Because of its symptoms, past research shows children with eczema — clinically known as atopic dermatitisTrusted Source — face higher rates of mental healthTrusted Source issues such as depressionTrusted Source and anxiety. They may also struggle with sleepingTrusted Source. Now, a phase 3 clinical trial recently publishedTrusted Source in The…

Keep moving: 10,000 steps a day may halve dementia risk

As the global population ages, cases of dementia are also on the rise worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that some 55 millionTrusted Source people currently have dementia, and the number is set to rise to 139 million by 2050. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest form of dementia,…