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Flag of World Health Organisation (WHO).


WHO Warns Of A Post-Antibiotic Era

By Martin Khor The World Health Organisation (WHO) has sounded a loud alarm bell that many types of disease-causing bacteria can no longer be treated with the usual antibiotics and the benefits of modern medicine are increasingly being eroded. On April 30, 2014, the WHO released a comprehensive 232-page report on antimicrobial resistance with data […]

The human brain
The human brain


Can Amyloid Plaque In Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Remote Regions Of Brain?

In Alzheimer’s disease, accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain is believed to play an important role in many characteristic disease symptoms, including memory loss and other mental state changes. But how these plaque deposits affect brain function is not well understood. Important new study results showing that plaque buildup in one area of the […]

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End-Of-Life Conversations Aren’t Just About Health Care

Discussing end-of-life choices with family members in a way that pays attention to how they perceive themselves and maintains your relationship with them may be more important than actually reaching decisions, according to a study recently published in Communication Monographs, a journal of the National Communication Association. The reason is that reassuring people about shared […]