Lack of quality sleep may be causing our children to become overweight

This lack of sleep may be more impactful on our health than we once thought, especially in our children. ... Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center finds that children and teens that spend less time in the rapid eye movement (REM) phase of sleep are more likely to be overweight.

Award nomination for sensory saviour

As a trained community eye clinic liaison officer, Jackie works closely with community health and social care professionals, providing practical and emotional support to those recently diagnosed with a sight condition. While co-ordinating volunteers, transport, fundraising and organising classes and ...

The very real health dangers of virtual reality

One of the major health concerns about virtual reality involves the eye. "There are a variety of potential issues," said University of California, Berkeley optometry Professor Martin Banks, who studies visual perception in virtual environments. "One is how we affect the growth of the eye, which can lead to ...

Black Swan Care Group overcomes the pressures of the sector to expand

Growing staffing costs and cuts to council budgets are piling pressure on care providers according to Tom Lyons, managing director of Black Swan Care Group. Four Seasons Health Care, which provides services for 17,000 elderly and vulnerable people, has been locked in crunch talks with creditors as ...

Grace Mugabe legal battle heats up

THREE NGOs have joined the legal battle by model Gabrielle Engels, assisted by AfriForum and the DA, for the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, to review and set aside Grace Mugabe's diplomatic immunity. Freedom Under Law, Women's Legal Centre Trust and the Commission for Gender Equality were ...

Fake baby formula makers will be named and shamed, minister promises

File picture shows Johor Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) director Khairul Anwar Bachok (centre) holding confiscated branded baby milk formula, in Kulai, December 10, 2017. — Bernama picPUTRAJAYA, Dec 13 — The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and ...

'Fake infant formula may not just be confined to Johor'

THE sale of fake infant formula may not be confined to five stores as reported earlier. A Chinese medical hall owner, who had fingers pointed at him after suspected fake infant milk powder was confiscated from four of his five chain stores in south Johor last week, disclosed that he obtained his supply ...

Scientists Discover Another Reason For Celiac Disease Besides Genetics

Celiac disease is a condition where your body reacts with an unwanted immune response to eating gluten. Gluten is a type of protein found in grains such as wheat, bran and rye. Over time, these immune responses tend to create inflammation that can damage the stomach lining and prevent absorption ...

WISH launches Young Innovators competition

At the invitation of WISH, the eye health charity Orbis used the event to take delegates on a virtual tour of their Flying Eye Hospital and demonstrate a range of eye health related innovations. Eye health was recently announced as the first of nine topics that will be the focus of WISH research in the months ...

South Africa's HIV treatment programme: a phoenix rising from the ashes?

We used the same model to consider what would have happened if South Africa had adopted World Health Organisation ART guidelines immediately on publication, and if there had been greater access to ART among HIV-diagnosed people. In this scenario, the number of life years saved by the end of ...