Health

US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Life expectancy in the United States has declined for the first time in more than two decades. Data from the National Center for Health Statistics showed a drop for men from 76.5 years in 2014 to 76.3 in 2015, and from 81.3 to 81.2 for women. The preliminary figures show rises in several causes of death, ...

India doctor to operate on ‘500kg’ Egyptian woman

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world’s heaviest woman at 500kg (1,102lb), will soon be flown to India for weight reduction surgery. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate. The Indian embassy in Cairo initially denied her visa ...

British photographer David Hamilton found dead in Paris, as his alleged rape victims say he has escaped justice

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG British photographer David Hamilton has died in Paris on Friday night at the age of 83 after committing suicide, according to police sources. Mr Hamilton,who had lived much of his life in France and whose works had appeared in high-end fashion magazines, was found unresponsive in his home by a neighbour who alerted emergency services, the sources ...

The 15 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG 1. Soda Pop Sodas are a sugar loaded, empty source of calories that can be very detrimental to your health. In addition to being linked with weight gain, inflammation, and insulin resistance, this sweet caffeinated beverage can lead to gastro-esophageal reflux disease. This condition causes the stomach acid to leak back into the esophagus resulting in ...

More than 1000 Victorian health practitioners are being monitored by the health watchdog over concerns about their performance, conduct or health issues

More than 1000 Victorian health practitioners are being monitored by the health watchdog over concerns about their performance, conduct or health issues including drug and alcohol problems. While the number of complaints about Victorian practitioners remained stable over the past year, cases where the health watchdog’s concerns are strong enough to demand active monitoring of doctors, nurses and other registered ...

A new study reveals that sunshine matters more than we thought

We are made of pretty much the same stuff as the stars, so it’s no surprise the moon can make us mad and a lack of sun can make us sad. More and more, researchers are understanding the affect of the sun on our physical, emotional and mental health. It’s the best and most natural form of vitamin D and, ...

Life inside the Philippines’ most overcrowded jail

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG In an unassuming Quezon City neighbourhood, across from a municipal library and around the corner from a police station stands the local jail. A short ride from Manila — depending on traffic — the jail isn’t an imposing building, or even a particularly large one. Its total floor area is a shade over 30,000 square feet.More ...

The porn star who went to Iran for a nose job

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Iranians are struggling to understand how a well-known British porn star was allowed into their country for cosmetic surgery on her nose. Candy Charms’ visit became public knowledge only after she had returned home from Iran, and posted the above picture on her Instagram account. The photo shows her wearing a black headscarf which complies with ...

Brazil plastic surgery maestro Ivo Pitanguy dies at 90

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy has died at the age of 90, a day after passing the Olympic torch for the Rio Games. He died of a heart attack at home in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, a spokeswoman said. On Friday, he had held the torch in the Rio neighbourhood of Gavea, on the ...

Woman-61years old-gives-birth-in-china

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG It’s a matter of fact as-grieving-one-child-policy-parents seek second chance to have another child,but I do not know how this old lady got that chance of having a baby in such advanced age? Well, in this age, nothing is impossible for mankind to achieve.