Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ depressed brain

A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest. The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic...
chocolate

Hospitals in chocolate crackdown

"Super-sized" chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 calories or under, the head of the body says. Under...
contraception

Breaking the contraception taboo in India

Contraception is a taboo topic in India - resulting in high fertility rates. In Bihar, one of the country's poorest states, women have an average of three or more children. But in a remote...
Assaults

Rise in assaults on mental health staff

Mental health staff in the UK are working in a "powder keg" environment, as assaults by patients soar, a BBC investigation has revealed. Figures obtained by 5 live Investigates show there were more than 42,000...
Baringo

Baringo Governor appeals to nurses to resume duty

Baringo governor Stanley Kipits is appealing to nurses to resume work immediately as the death toll on malaria outbreak in the region hits 20. Kiptis says that while the county is in dire need...
Health Care

Trump rolls back access to free birth control

Donald Trump's government has issued a ruling that allows employers to opt out of providing free birth control to millions of Americans. The rule allows employers and insurers to decline to provide birth control if...
cholera

First global pledge to end cholera by 2030

  Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90% of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about 100,000 people every year. It is...
Healthcare Merck

Merck to improve healthcare in developing countries

Merck foundation has expressed its commitment to support the social and economic development of Africa, Asia and other developing countries by building healthcare capacity and improving access to innovative and equitable healthcare in the...
Nobel Prize

Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize

Three scientists who unraveled how our bodies tell time have won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The body clock - or circadian rhythm - keeps us in tune with the movement of the...
Heart day

Kenyans mark World Heart Day

Kenyans joined the world in marking World Heart Day Friday under the theme “share the power”. Dr Grace Aketch Ochieng, Paedatric Cardiologist says  that  the day  is aimed at informing people around the globe...
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