Health authorities try to address the plight of sufferers on commemoration days by simply advising the population to be careful. On such days thousands flock to public grounds selected for the ceremonies to try and find out what their health status is. Those who are unable to get the time off their daily work are advised to get tested at their own time in clinics around the country. But post-diagnosis counselling alone will never make the diseases let up on sufferers. Day in, day out medical practitioners tell patients – 'watch your lifestyle, stop consuming this or that, take medication regularly, spend some time exercising in the gym or do jogging, and watch what you eat or drink.' According to latest estimates at Dar es Salaam Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Tanzania registers around 50,000 new cases of cancer every year. But the country's largest cancer referral hospital can only handle 5,000 patients. Cancer is just a fraction of the burden of non-communicable … [Read more...] about Tanzania grapples with non-communicable diseases
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Health authorities try to address the plight of sufferers on commemoration days by simply advising the population to be careful. On such days thousands flock to public grounds selected for the ceremonies to try and find out what their health status is. Those who are unable to get the time off their daily work are advised to get tested at their own time in clinics around the country. But post-diagnosis counselling alone will never make the diseases let up on sufferers. Day in, day out medical practitioners tell patients – ‘watch your lifestyle, stop consuming this or that, take medication regularly, spend some time exercising in the gym or do jogging, and watch what you eat or drink.' According to latest estimates at Dar es Salaam Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Tanzania registers around 50,000 new cases of cancer every year. But the country's largest cancer referral hospital can only handle 5,000 patients. Cancer is just a fraction of the burden of … [Read more...] about Tanzania grapples non-communicable diseases
LABOUR'S Marxist Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell last night called for a million people to take to the streets to oust Theresa May from power.He risked a backlash as he urged mass protests against austerity too and said he wanted “every union mobilised,” telling left-wingers across the UK: “Get out on the streets”.It coincided with plans from left-wing groups to hold a protest march on July 1 to pile pressure on “Theresa and the terrorists” - a reference to the Northern Ireland’s hardline unionist party the DUP.Last night Jeremy Corbyn snubbed top Labour moderates as he filled his Shadow Cabinet with left-wingers.Senior Labour MPs including Yvette Cooper, Chuka Umunna, Ed Miliband and Angela Eagle were overlooked in favour of junior figures.The hard-left leader appointed fellow leftie Owen Smith - who tried to oust him in last year’s leadership election - as Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary.Andrew Gwynne was rewarded for running … [Read more...] about John McDonnell urges millions to take to streets to oust PM as Corbyn stacks Cabinet with leftie allies
CEREBRAL palsy is a muscular condition with an estimated 30,000 children living in the UK affected by the disorder and an additional 1,800 children diagnosed each year.But what is cerebral palsy, what are the symptoms and what causes it? Here's what you need to know...Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect muscle control, movement and coordination.It's usually caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or after birth.Usually, the symptoms of cerebral palsy aren't obvious immediately after a baby is born, but they tend to become noticeable during the first two or three years of a child's life.According to the NHS, symptoms can include:delays in reaching development milestones – eg. not sitting up by eight months or not walking by 18 monthsseeming too stiff or too floppyweakness in arms or legsjerky or clumsy movementswalking on tip-toesswallowing difficultiesspeaking problemslearning disabilitiesThe severity of … [Read more...] about What is cerebral palsy, what are the symptoms in babies and children, what are the different types and what causes it?
A COMPOUND found in red wine can help fight the effects of ageing, scientists have revealed.Resveratrol mimics the benefits of a low-calorie diet and regular exercise when it comes to warding off our advancing years, they said.But, before you rush out to stock up on your fave Malbec or Pinot Noir, it's not all good news for vino lovers.Even the most thirsty among us are unlikely to drink enough in our lifetime to consume enough resveratrol to stop the inevitable happening.However, the same experts also investigated the type 2 diabetes drug metformin.And they found it has similar abilities in warding off the ravages of time - raising hopes for new anti-ageing treatments.Resveratrol protects important connections called synapses - which help pass electrical or chemical signals in the body, according to the researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.Dr Gregorio Valdez said: "We all slow down as we get older."Gait, balance issues, and impaired … [Read more...] about This is how red wine can ‘help fight the ageing process’ – but how much would you have to drink?
Following the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to below 2 degrees, the world waits to see how governments and industry will put the pledges into practice. But we don't have to leave it all up to them. When it comes to doing our bit to tackle climate change, changing your diet is among the most effective strategies - especially if you're a meat-eater. Looking to greener sources of protein is a good place to start. Meat's carbon footprint is frightful. Producing a kilogram of beef generates 27 kilograms of CO2-equivalent. Lamb is even worse, at 39 kilograms. But lentils? Just 0.9 kilograms of CO2-equivalent for every kilo of the bean. Beans, or pulses, present a viable alternative source of protein for people across the planet. "Pulses are a great source of protein compared to meat for reducing your carbon footprint," Holly Templar from Friends of the Earth Bristol in the United Kingdom, told DW. "Pulses can play a huge part in reducing our … [Read more...] about Can pulses conquer palates and save the planet?
Armed militants, some of them wearing suicide vests, stormed two mosques in Lahore's Model Town and Garhi Shahu after Friday prayers. They hurled grenades and fired at worshippers, and also took hostages in attacks that were extremely well-coordinated, officials said. The two mosques are frequented by members of the minority Muslim Ahmadi community that was founded in the late 19th century. Followers regard Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, a mystic born in 1835, as the messiah. But many orthodox Muslims consider Ahmadis to be heretics. Death toll could rise At least 70 people were killed and almost 80 were injured. Officials feared, however, that the death toll could increase. At least three of the gunmen blew themselves up with suicide vests packed with explosives when police tried to enter one of the buildings. The police were still searching the area on Friday afternoon because at least two attackers were still at large. One attacker had been arrested. The Reuters news agency … [Read more...] about Gunmen attack 2 Pakistani mosques
Fingers flying over the frets of his Spanish guitar, Nour Amoura is a study of concentration and rhythm as he accompanies Syrian saxophonist Mohammed Diab in a wood-paneled container in a Copenhagen park. The two men used to play together in Damascus before escaping the war and applying for asylum in Scandinavia - Diab in Sweden and Amoura in Denmark. They're rehearsing with a view of re-launching their careers in Europe. And until they start being hired for gigs, they have the financial cushion of welfare benefits to keep them afloat. But from September 1, Nour Amoura will be the substantially poorer of the two, as a new law designed to dissuade refugees and migrants from travelling to Denmark comes into force. The legislation, drafted by the new center-right minority Liberal government, under pressure from the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, inflicts a cut of 45 percent in the benefits given to new arrivals. Single adults like Amoura will now be given the equivalent of a … [Read more...] about New Danish law to discourage refugees
It was the group Environmental Action Germany (DUH) that raised the bar at the beginning of the week. "We will not be fobbed off with any scam resolution," said DUH head Jürgen Resch while looking toward the diesel summit scheduled for Wednesday in Berlin. With "scam," Resch means the car industry's intention to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by using comparatively cheap software updates for diesel engines with emissions norm categories Euro 5 and Euro 6 in order to avoid driving bans. But after a court in Stuttgart decided that this form of retrofitting is insufficient, the environmental group sees itself on the right track. "We will exploit all legal possibilities," says Resch, prospects which cannot please carmakers or politicians. For Germany, the automobile industry is way too important. With its nearly 800,000 jobs, it still accounts for just under a fifth of total exports. Read more: Farewell to diesel cars in Germany? … [Read more...] about A political tug-of-war over diesel
The fallout from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq has become a major security concern for Central Asian governments. Crippled by corruption, the five former Soviet Central Asian countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - are seen as having done little to address the issue of radical Islam. In a recently released report, the International Crisis Group (ICG) says that "Islamic State" (IS) is attracting Central Asians to Syria and fostering new links among radicals within the region. Between 2,000 and 4,000 of their citizens have left for IS-held territory to fight or otherwise support the Islamic State cause, the report notes. The briefing titled "Syria Calling: Radicalization in Central Asia" examines the socio-political context behind growing radicalism in the region and argues that a comprehensive solution requires not only better coordination of security services, but also a liberalization of religious laws and greater economic opportunities to and … [Read more...] about Thousands from Central Asia joining ‘Islamic State’: Report