Earth Times Logo
RSS Feed Google+ Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest


Health News

25th April - World Malaria Day

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

World Malaria Day 2013: According to latest estimates, malaria kills between 2,000 and 3,000 people every day, with between 85% and 90% of deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. It is spread by bites from mosquitoes but as has happened in Europe and North America, the disease could effectively be wiped out by clearing the areas where mosquitoes breed. Hence, malaria is completely preventable and it is a disgrace that more is not being done in the world to eliminate it.

25th April - World Malaria Day

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:49:51 GMT by Michael Evans

Around 700,000 people around the world suffer from haemophilia, many of whom live in the developing world. This is a lifelong bleeding disorder where blood is prevented from clotting properly. As a result, a minor injury can prove to be fatal.

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

7th April - World Health Day

7th April - World Health Day

Posted Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The theme for World Health Day 2013 is 'Control your Blood Pressure'. World Health Day is celebrated each year on 7th April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. Every year on Word Health Day WHO and its partners choose a different health theme.

7th April - World Health Day

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:34:35 GMT by Michael Evans

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way that a person is able to communicate with and relate to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

World Tuberculosis Day - 24th March

World Tuberculosis Day - 24th March

Posted Sun, 24 Mar 2013 07:05:14 GMT by Michael Evans

Although in the developed world TB is commonly regarded as a disease of the past, 4,000 people still die from TB every day. Most of these deaths are in the developing world. The tragedy is that while inexpensive treatment can cure 90% of TB cases, TB prevention and cure is woefully underfunded. The world aim is to achieve zero TB, but very little is being done to fulfil this aim.

World Tuberculosis Day - 24th March

World Kidney Day -14th March

World Kidney Day -14th March

Posted Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:39:00 GMT by Michael Evans

It is estimated that between 8% and 10% of adults worldwide have some form of kidney damage, resulting in millions of premature deaths each year from Chronic Kidney Disease. The aim of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness about the importance of our kidneys in relation to our overall health and to focus on the need to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

World Kidney Day -14th March

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:34:58 GMT by Michael Evans

140 million girls and women have been subjected to female genital mutilation. This procedure has no medical benefits, but is associated with a number of short and long-term health risks. It is also regarded as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is determined to stamp out the practice within a generation. The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2013 will highlight the worrying trend of healthcare workers carrying out these procedures, since in doing so they contribute to the ligitimisation of the practice.

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

 World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

Posted Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:55:10 GMT by Michael Evans

Although medical advances and understanding of the causes of cancer have made it less of a killer than it used to be,it is estimated that during the current year the worldwide death toll from cancer will reach 8 million. The majority of these cases are in the developing world.

World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

World Leprosy Day ~ 27th January 2013

World Leprosy Day ~ 27th January 2013

Posted Sun, 27 Jan 2013 15:46:35 GMT by Michael Evans

After some 4,000 years of being one of the world's most feared diseases, leprosy is now well on the way towards complete elimination. World Leprosy Day sets out to educate the wider population that this is a curable disease, of which 95% of the population are naturally immune. It also sets out to persuade the importance of early treatment for those suffering from the disease.

World Leprosy Day ~ 27th January 2013

World Day for War Orphans

World Day for War Orphans

Posted Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

World Day for War Orphans on January 6th is a day when the International Community can consider the plight of the many thousands of war orphans around the world. In Africa alone 12% of children are orphaned either as a result of conflict or epidemic. Orphans are often neglected, but every one is precious and all deserve a future that will enable them to fulfil their dreams.

World Day for War Orphans

World AIDS Day ~ 1st December

World AIDS Day ~ 1st December

Posted Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:57:05 GMT by Michael Evans

Around 30 million people have did of AIDS-related illness since the condition was first recognised in the early 1980s. It is estimated that aound 33 million people in the world are infected with HIV and in some southern African countries 30% of the populuation are infected. The theme for 2012 World AIDS Day is ''Getting to zero; zero new HIV infections; zero discrimination; zero AIDS-related deaths''.

World AIDS Day ~ 1st December

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Posted Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:18:56 GMT by Michael Evans

According to the World Health Organisation, every day around 3,500 people worldwide are killed in road traffic accidents. This equates to about one every 25 seconds. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (on third Sunday of November each year) has two aims: to provide support for the families of victims and to raise awareness of what is essentially a worldwide health problem.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Tanning beds 'can cause non-melanoma skin cancer'

Tanning beds 'can cause non-melanoma skin cancer'

Posted Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:30:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Using indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer, the most common human skin cancer, according to a new study.

Tanning beds 'can cause non-melanoma skin cancer'

New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

Posted Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American scientists say a precursor molecule to cholesterol that subdues inflammatory response genes could be targeted by new drug treatments.

New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey

Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:46:08 GMT by Michael Evans

The recently published Global Adult Tobacco Survey carried out in 16 sample countries indicated that 49% of men and 11% of women used tobacco. Worldwide 6 million people die each year and if present trends continue, by 2030 the annual death toll will be 8 million.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Lung cancer sufferers with a history of smoking have 10-times more genetic mutations in their tumours than non-smokers with the disease, according to a new study.

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

Health News Archives Page : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution grows in China

Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:14:48 GMT by JW Dowey

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:49:51 GMT by Michael Evans

7th April - World Health Day

Posted Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:34:35 GMT by Michael Evans

EU steps up the fight against toxic chemicals

Posted Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:11:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

'Fatness' threat to global environmental sustainability

Posted Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:00:09 GMT by Adrian Bishop

For every American: Safer Food regulations

Posted Sat, 04 Dec 2010 10:52:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Walnuts Contain Most Healthy Antioxidants

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:08:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:30:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

How an injured heart heals itself

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Bushmeat in NYC!

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:27:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cough, cough; how air pollution affects our hearts

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:30:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Mediterranean diet tests prove health benefits

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:01:01 GMT by Ines Morales