WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase insulin access for diabetics. The UN health agency voiced alarm ahead of World Diabetes Day Thursday at the soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics today than 35 years ago. There […]

Read more

Burn victim launches fundraising campaign to see his family again

Boy, 16, who dreams of seeing his family again after he miraculously survived 80% burns but lost his sight when a candle set fire to his bed raises £300,000 in huge fundraising drive WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS CONTENT SOME MAY FIND DISTRESSING  Zaid Garcia, from Galveston, Texas, has been blind since accident at age of two Teenager lost both of […]

Read more

Brain Performance Institute launches app to boost brain power

The Brain Performance Institute at the Center for BrainHealth has launched a new game-based app to help people of all ages maintain and strengthen their cognitive abilities. The free Brain Performance Challenge app leverages an evolving game-based structure to give users a snapshot of their strategic thinking abilities at any given time, provide tips for boosting brain performance and allow […]

Read more

Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio

Pakistan has launched yet another vaccination drive against polio, trying to eradicate the crippling disease from the country. The three-day, nationwide campaign started on Monday and is aimed at vaccinating millions of children under 5 years of age. Pakistani authorities have provided security to thousands of medical and other workers taking part in the drive by going house to house […]

Read more