Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

Aug 24, 2017 0

Malnutrition and alcoholism are the key drivers of tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in southern India, a research based on Puducherry and Tamil Nadu has revealed. An estimated 10.6 million cases of TB occur annually in the world, and India accounts for 27 per cent.  ...

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Colonial Homosexuality Laws in Malawi Distract Fight against HIV and Aids

Aug 22, 2017 0

Rising cases of sexually transmitted infections in prisons have re-ignited the question of whether Malawi should allow condoms use in penal institutions. Personal accounts of inmates who have released from prisons and several research findings are unanimous on the fact that homosexuality is rampant among inmates and consequently responsible for the widespread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A recent screening exercise conducted by the Malawi Prison Services at Chichiri Prison in the commercial city of Blantyre revealed that out of 1880 inmates tested for syphilis, 46 were diagnosed positive. The exercise also revealed that out of the 1,344 inmates screened for HIV, about 100 were diagnosed positive and 62 of them were newly infected. ...

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Spending more time at gym can make men infertile- Expert

Aug 18, 2017 0

According to IVF experts, excess workout and steroids consumption can lead to infertility in men. Long-term exhaustive exercises decreases sperm count and one`s potential for reproduction, said IVF experts. Another factor contributing to infertility was the consumption of steroids for body building which was causing zoospermia – a condition in which sperm does not generate in semen. ...

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 Testosterone replacement therapy may help improve urinary, sexual functions: Study

Aug 17, 2017 0

A new study has revealed that long-term testosterone replacement therapy may help improve both sexual and urinary functions as well as quality of life for men suffering from a condition due to deficiency of the hormone. Testosterone is a steroid hormone involved in the regulation of sexual function, urinary health and metabolism as well as a number of other critical functions.  ...

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 Consumption of processed, chemical foods linked to infertility

Aug 9, 2017 0

As Nigerian Fertility experts began consultation on ethics in Assisted Reproduction Technique, the high rate of infertility among Nigerian men has been linked to high consumption of chemically grown and processed foods. In the an interview with journalists during a Public Discussion on Ethics in Invitro Fertilisation, IVF, practice in Nigeria, the President Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health, AFRH, Dr. Faye Iketubosin , who traced the problem on the food chain said these foods have been causing harm to both men and female. Iketubosin, a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist said “Male fertility has been on the increase in the last 20 years. According to him, the average sperm count in men has dropped as such that the World a Health Organisation, WHO, actually estimates that it’s now downward from 20 million to 15 million and that’s because of the global food chain trend. ...

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 Excessive sugar intake may lead to anxiety, depression in Men

Jul 31, 2017 0

Sugar is a terrible addiction. Not many would be aware of this fact, but sugar is far more addictive than cocaine.  Excessive intake of sugar has been known to cause numerous health issues. Echoing the same, a new study has warned men about the dangers of too much sugar. As per the study, eating too many sweets may make you anxious and depressed, thereby increasing the risk of common mental disorders in men.”High sugar diets have a number of influences on our health but our study shows that there might also be a link between sugar and mood disorders, particularly among men,” said Anika Knuppel from University College London in the UK. ...

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 Sperm count drop ‘could make humans extinct’

Jul 26, 2017 0

Humans could become extinct if sperm counts in men continue to fall at current rates, a doctor has warned. Researchers assessing the results of nearly 200 studies say sperm counts among men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, seem to have halved in less than 40 years.  Some experts are sceptical of the Human Reproduction Update findings. But lead researcher Dr Hagai Levine said he was “very worried” about what might happen in the future. The assessment, one of the largest ever undertaken, brings together the results of 185 studies between 1973 and 2011. Dr Levine, an epidemiologist, told the BBC that if the trend continued humans would become extinct. ‘If we will not change the ways that we are living and the environment and the chemicals that we are exposed to, I am very worried about what will happen in the future,” he said. ...

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Man dies after taking ‘potent’ MDMA drug in Oldham

Jun 26, 2017 1

A man has died and four others are in a critical condition after taking a “particularly potent” form of the drug MDMA, Greater Manchester Police said. Ten people were admitted to hospital after taking the drug over the weekend, with four remaining in intensive care. Police said the drugs were known locally as “magic” or “pink champagne” and come in crystal form. A 26-year-old man, held on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs, has been released while inquiries continue.  One of those admitted, a 26-year-old man from Rochdale, is died.  Four men are currently in a critical condition and receiving treatment in intensive care.  Three people received treatment and have been discharged from hospital.  He said: “We are doing all that we can to warn people against taking the drug and help those who may have taken it.  “So please, if you believe that you or somebody you know has taken the drug and begins showing symptoms then get yourselves to the hospital immediately.” He said symptoms to watch for... ...

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