Climate Change Will Make Droughts Longer, More Common, Says UN
The frequency and duration of droughts will continue to increase due to human-caused climate change, with water scarcity already affecting billions of people across the world, the United Nations warned in a report Wednesday. The U.N. desertification agency, which is currently hosting a conference of parties in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, estimates that roughly one third of the world’s population—2.3 billion people—is already facing water scarcity, with that number expected to double by 2050. Although no region is spared from drought, the report noted that Africa is the hardest hit continent, with the Americas...
Source: TIME: Science - May 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: WANJOHI KABUKURU / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything extreme weather healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news
Rural India Has a Diabetes Problem – What Is Causing it?
South India has a higher rate of diabetes compared to North India, possibly due to its partiality towards white rice, which has a high glycaemic index. | Picture courtesy: Total HealthBy Sweta AkundiMay 10 2022 (IPS) At a healthcare clinic in Thodathara, a village in the Thavanampalle mandal near Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, Dr Vijay Kumar calls in his next patient. “He is the most disciplined man I know,” Dr Kumar says with a hint of pride. Reddyappa Reddy walks in and takes the seat opposite Dr Kumar. “Ten years ago I found out I have diabetes. I took Dr Kumar’s advice. Today, I walk up and down the lengths of a man...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sweta Akundi Tags: Asia-Pacific Food and Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
The Truth About Common Digestive Health Fears
Everyone experiences digestive problems now and then, and they’re nobody’s idea of a good time. In a survey of nearly 72,000 adults in the U.S., 61% reported having had at least one gastrointestinal (GI) symptom over the previous week, and within that group, 58% said they’d had two or more GI symptoms over the past week, according to a study in a 2018 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Because symptoms like constipation, heartburn, and abdominal pain are generally vague and often don’t have an obvious cause, those suffering tend to fear the worst. “People get very concerned abo...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Colino Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news
Responsibly including survivors' voices in the planning and implementing of educational programmes for healthcare providers - Panda P, Mango A, Garg A.
This article describes a collaborative initiative between two paediatric physicians and a survivor of trafficking, which... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Speed, decisiveness, cooperation: how a tiny Taiwan village overcame Delta
Rural community with an under-resourced health system came together to take on the virus, but anger at the authorities remainsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe work day in Fangshan starts before dawn and finishes at midday, when fishers or farmers of mango and onion sit together in the shade, sharing a bucket of cooked prawns and bottles of Taiwan beer.The hometown of Taiwan ’s president, Fangshan’s borders encompass a long stretch of coast and four villages home to around 5,500 people, sandwiched between mountains and oceans. Quiet and picturesque, it’s left off most tourist trails, which instead focus on Kenting ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson in Pingtung Tags: Taiwan Coronavirus Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news
‘ COVICANE ’ – How One Caribbean Country is Coping with the Hurricane Season during COVID-19
Dominican Farmer and Vendor Ayma Louis has COVID restrictions and the hurrricane season to contend with. Credit: Alison Kentish (IPS)By Alison KentishDOMINICA, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) Around 2:00 pm on August 18, 89-year-old farmer Whitnel Louis and his wife Ayma began packing up their unsold produce, hoping to leave the capital of Roseau and get home way ahead of the 6 pm curfew recently put in place to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Their pickup was among dozens that lined the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard, known by locals simply as ‘the Bayfront,’ a wide street near the ocean with a cruise ship berth, sea d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news
To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child
Honorine Meda became pregnant herself at the age of nineteen. Now she helps raise awareness of teenage pregnancy among girls in Dissin.By Guy DinmoreDISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso’s verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels. Thanks to a program by the German development agency (GIZ) and their Pro Enfant initiative, Honorine trained to counsel teenage girls in Dissin on how to avoid pregnancies. She became pregnant herself, with her now three-year-old son, when she was 19. It was tough, sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guy Dinmore Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health GIZ 2021 Source Type: news
Juul Is Paying $40 Million to Rebuild Its Reputation. Will It Work?
Juul Labs reached a $40 million settlement with North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein this week, agreeing to limit its sales and marketing practices to quell underage use of its potent e-cigarettes. The settlement is also part of an “ongoing effort to reset our company and its relationship with our stakeholders” and “earn trust through action,” as a Juul spokesperson put it in a statement. In other words: Juul is trying to shed its reputation as the company that fueled a youth vaping epidemic, and it’s willing to pay $40 million to do it. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] But ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Pacific Nature ’s ® Vitamin and Supplement Brand Launches 3 New...
Pacific Nature’s® vitamin and supplement brand launches 3 new products supporting the digestive health, cognitive health and immune support segments: African Mango Seed Extract Fat Metabolizing...(PRWeb June 21, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/pacific_natures_vitamin_and_supplement_brand_launches_3_new_products_african_mango_seed_extract_lion_s_mane_mushroom_and_nature_s_immune_powered_by_epicor/prweb18014811.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
AHA News: Is Mango the Luscious Superhero of Fruit?
WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- If mangoes could be any more of a nutritional hero, they might need to wear capes. The luscious, sweet tropical fruits are packed with so many vitamins and minerals they are great for our... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. “It makes me feel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
The time is ripe! An innovative contactless method for the timely harvest of soft fruits
(Shibaura Institute of Technology) In agriculture, there are many mechanical methods to indirectly measure a fruit's ripeness through its firmness. However, most fall short for soft fruits, which do not exhibit the same types of measurable vibration as harder ones. Now, scientists from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, have developed an innovative method to measure fruit firmness using laser-induced plasma shockwaves. Their contactless, non-destructive approach works on mangoes and should be useful for other soft fruits as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news
South Africa: Covid-19 - Grim Start to Year for Once Bustling Gatesville Market
[GroundUp] On most weekends, the centre of Gatesville in Cape Town would be bustling with crowds of people shopping for everything from fresh produce and homemade mango atchar (mango pickle) to religious clothing, and even face creams. But since the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown started in March 2020, few people come to a street which used to overflow with footsteps and chatter. And the informal traders are left without shoppers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Type 2 diabetes: Mangoes contain powerful compounds that may lower blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes is a prevalent condition whereby a person must stave off the risk of high blood sugar levels. Eating mangoes could help lower blood sugar due to its powerful compounds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news