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SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 2018, 19:37


What you need to know about right-to-try legislation

Thursday at 14:43 PM, via CNN

The US House of Representatives passed a federal “right-to-try” bill Wednesday night, leaving many Americans wondering what the move could mean for their health and that of their loved ones.

India allocates $1.5 billion for ‘Modicare’ health insurance

Thursday at 13:53 PM, via Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has allocated $1.54 billion for its ambitious health program aimed at providing insurance cover for about half the population, the health minister said on Thursday, labeling it the largest such scheme in the world.

Denmark to build wild boar fence on German border

Thursday at 12:59 PM, via Reuters

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark said Thursday it will build a 70 kilometer (43.5 mile) fence on its German border to keep out wild boars that can carry the deadly infection African swine fewer to farm pigs and threaten the country’s large pork industry.

Cut calories by 15% to stay young, study says

Thursday at 12:03 PM, via CNN

Maybe there’s no need for a fountain of youth after all. New research suggests that cutting calories by 15% for two years can slow the metabolic process that leads to aging and protect against age-related diseases.

MEC Launches PrEP Initiative at the University of Limpopo

Thursday at 09:00 AM, via eHealth News

Last week the Limpopo MEC for Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, in partnership with the Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS), launched Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention method, oral Pre-Exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at the University of Limpopo.

“The PrEP roll-out is an attempt to encourage students to take their health into their own hands by giving them the power...

Fitbit Expands Product Line to Include Women’s and Children’s Health

Thursday at 09:00 AM, via eHealth News

Fitbit, a leading activity wearable developer, has announced the release of two new products that cater specifically to women’s and children’s health.

Coinciding with the announcement of their new Fitbit Versa smart watch, Fitbit announced a new female health tracking feature to help women track their menstrual cycle and view holistic health data in one place. Fitbit’s aim is to help women...

Longtime U.S. AIDS researcher picked to run CDC

Thursday at 00:48 AM, via Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Longtime AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Redfield will be the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday.

Dr. Robert Redfield appointed CDC director

Wednesday at 23:47 PM, via CNN

Dr. Robert Redfield has been selected as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.

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