Health Update

David Beckham Joins Fight Against Malaria

David Beckham Joins Fight Against MalariaMalaria eradication is within our grasp.

But if we don’t get rid of the disease now, the risk of deadly malaria outbreaks will continue to threaten the world’s people.

This time, Britain’s most iconic athlete David Beckham together with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made announcement about the launching of an anti-malaria campaign, ‘Malaria No More UK”, with the intention to wipe out the lethal disease in the regions, which have a high incidence of malaria.

Moreover, the campaign will also provide bed nets to those in need.

Lower Levels Of Vitamin D Linked To Asthama Severity In Kids

Lower Levels Of Vitamin D Linked To Asthama Severity In KidsA new study has disclosed that the lack of Vitamin D can worsen the symptoms of asthma in kids.

Study’s lead researchers Dr. Juan Celedon, Dr. P.H. and Dr. Augusto Litonjua, of Harvard Medical School showed that lower levels of vitamin D were linked with more serious asthma.

Plan B Made More Accessible

Plan B Made More AccessibleThe Plan B pill which was initially only available to 18 year olds and above will now be made available to 17 yr olds and above, and that too without a prescription. Food and Drug Administration revealed on its website that a federal court ordered that the emergency contraception pill be made available over the counter to those 17 and up.

HSPH study: Children born to shorter mothers 70% more likely to die before 5 years

Journal of the American Medical AssociationAccording to the findings of a study by the researchers from HSPH - Harvard School of Public Health -, the height of the mother has a significant bearing on the health of a child. The study said that children born to women shorter than 4'9" are 70 percent more likely to die, mostly before attaining the age of five.

Vegetable Juice May Help Reduce Body Fat – A Study

Vegetable Juice May Help Reduce Body Fat – A StudyA new study conducted by US researchers revealed that having at least one glass of low sodium vegetable juice on a daily basis can help the overweight people with metabolic syndrome shed weight.

Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of metabolic risk factors in one person. The factors include excess body fat in the midsection, hypertension, high levels of blood sugar and irregular blood lipids.

It can raise risk for chronic diseases if left uncontrolled.

Ellagic Acid Present In Berries Prevents Wrinkles, Say Korean Researchers

Ellagic Acid Present In Berries Prevents Wrinkles, Say Korean ResearchersA new study conducted by Korean researchers revealed that ellagic acid, an antioxidant present in raspberries, strawberries, cranberries and pomegranates, helps contain skin damage because of ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Ji-Young Bae, lead researcher of the study carried out at the Hallym University in South Korea, said, “An antioxidant found in berries and nuts can act as potential sun block and shield skin from harmful UV rays.”