Health research funding lags for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Clinical research funding continues to lag for the U.S. population of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, even though the nation’s largest biomedical funding agency has pledged to prioritize research on diverse populations, a new study from Oregon State University shows. “We looked at how this commitment has translated to funding More...

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By Peoples Daily On Friday, August 16th, 2019
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New pain organ discovered in the skin

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new sensory organ that is able to detect painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and impacts. The discovery is being published in the journal Science. Pain More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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Measles cases triple globally: WHO

Measles cases have almost tripled year-on-year, according to new figures from the World Health Organization. Germany plans to make measles vaccinations compulsory for children from March. The World Health Organization More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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Optimal vitamin D levels may vary for different ethnic and racial groups

When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should look at each individual patient as having different requirements and not rely on “one-size-fits-all” guidelines, according to a study by researchers at More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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Exercise may extend the lives of advanced colorectal cancer patients

Walking and other light workouts may help to extend the survival time of people with advanced colorectal cancer, new research shows. Those with the condition who performed low-intensity exercise for four or more More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
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Nigeria needs strong accountability mechanism in health sector -CHR Chair

The Board Chairman, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) Aminu M. Garba. The Board Chairman, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) Aminu M. Garba, in this interview with Tobias Lengnan Dapam, More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Thirty-three percent of new childhood asthma cases in Europe attributable to air pollution

Up to 11% of new childhood asthma cases could be prevented each year if European countries complied with the WHO PM2.5 air quality guidelines. Moreover, 33% of new annual cases could be prevented in European countries More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Preventing heart attacks

Scientists have taken an important step towards finding a potential cure for the disease that causes strokes and heart attacks in seniors and increases the mortality rate of diabetic and chronic kidney disease patients. Researchers More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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School of Grace’s summer camp teaches skills to children -Coordinator

The Coordinator Of the Engraced Ones Prayer/group, addressing parents/wards at the new School of Grace in Jikwoyi, Abuja. By Tobias Lengnan Dapam A nongovernmental Organisation, the Engraced Ones Prayer/Advocacy More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Nigeria ranks second in open defecation –UNICEF

Nigeria has been ranked second among countries practicing open defecation globally, says the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). Dr Geoffrey Njoku, Communication Specialist, UNICEF made this known at a Two-Day More...