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US FDA bans chemicals in antibacterial hand soap over health concerns

06.09.2016 | Readed: 3812

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned several key chemicals in antibacterial hand soap, warning of health risks and saying they were not more effective than ordinary soap. The FDA move took aim at 19......

Very hot drinks may cause cancer, but coffee does not, says WHO

04.08.2016 | Readed: 3842

The World Health Organization has cleared coffee of causing cancer, but a detailed investigation has found that very hot drinks may be linked to cancer of the oesophagus, or gullet. Coffee was classified as a possible cause......

Very hot drinks may cause cancer, but coffee does not, says WHO

21.06.2016 | Readed: 3702

The World Health Organization has cleared coffee of causing cancer, but a detailed investigation has found that very hot drinks may be linked to cancer of the oesophagus, or gullet. Coffee was classified as a possible cause......

USD 122 million needed to fight Zika over 18 months: WHO

18.06.2016 | Readed: 3662

The World Health Organisation said Friday that USD 122 million is needed to fund an 18-monthanti-Zika battle plan that will focus on women of child-bearing age, according to AFP. The mosquito-borne virus has recently been......

99-year-old Victor Marston is the oldest cancer survivor in the world

11.06.2016 | Readed: 4184

A 99-year-old man from England is thought to be the oldest person in the world to ever beat cancer. Victor Marston, from Dorset, was rushed to hospital earlier this month with excruciating stomach......

UN launches multi-partner trust fund for Zika virus response

11.06.2016 | Readed: 3914

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the establishment of the UN Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak, according to UN News......

Professor of NYU: Azerbaijan ranks first for medical progress in the region

03.05.2016 | Readed: 3759

“Azerbaijan ranks first in the region in terms of medical progress. I am very happy for attending such a high level event,” said professor of New York University Bob Djavan who is attending the 2nd international congress of the Urologists in Baku. “I really......

Alzheimer's patients may recover lost memories: MIT Study

19.03.2016 | Readed: 3829

Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) may recover lost memories and form new ones, a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found. Scientists discovered that although people with early stage AD cannot......

Drug commonly used to treat heart failure can also cure herpes

19.03.2016 | Readed: 3478

A drug commonly used to treat heart failure can also block infection by a herpesvirus that causes glandular fever and linked to several cancers, scientists have found. Currently there is only one class of antiviral medicines......

Zika: Mosquitoes which carry virus may be sterilised with radiation

06.02.2016 | Readed: 3969

A new method to slash mosquito populations by using radiation to make males infertile could soon be rolled out in Brazil, in an attempt to contain the outbreak of the Zika virus, according to The Independent. Over 1.5million......

Indian company claims breakthrough in developing vaccine to fight Zika

06.02.2016 | Readed: 3657

Bharat Biotech, a firm based in Hyderabad, India, has claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in developing a vaccine to fight the dreaded mosquito-borne Zika virus, which causes serious birth defects in children, according to The Times of......

Health Ministry: No swine flu cases detected in Azerbaijan

06.02.2016 | Readed: 3463

“Despite the tense epidemiological situation which has been observed since December 2015 in many countries, including neighboring ones, no swine influenza cases have been detected in Azerbaijan. At the same time the country has all necessary medicines and......

Azerbaijani surgeons perform pioneering heart operation on pregnant woman

15.12.2015 | Readed: 4802

Doctors at Azerbaijan’s Medical University have performed what is believed to be the first invasive replacement of mechanical valve on a pregnant woman in Azerbaijan. Chief doctor of the clinic, associate professor Aslan......

Sugar and water 'as good as a sports drink'

15.12.2015 | Readed: 4494

Adding a spoonful of table sugar to a glass of water could be just as good as – or better than – a sports drink, several media outlets have reported. The news comes from a study that compared whether a group of long-distance cyclists performed better when they......

WHO: Millions of lives could be saved with proper diabetes treatment

16.11.2015 | Readed: 4322

Millions of lives could be saved with proper diabetes treatment, said the World Health Organization, as the UN agency marks World Diabetes Day on Saturday. Diabetes is the direct cause of about 1.5 million deaths worldwide......

Woman’s risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes nearly halved over 25 years – UN report

16.11.2015 | Readed: 4059

Maternal mortality has fallen by 44 per cent since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank reported today, giving fresh impetus to efforts to reach by 2030 the virtual elimination of women’s chances of dying from pregnancy-related causes as part of the......

Cochlear implant surgeries conducted in Azerbaijan with support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation

15.10.2015 | Readed: 4158

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has started to implement the program "Cochlear implantation" in Azerbaijan. The program, initiated by the President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, involves a group of local and foreign......

Taller people at greater risk of cancer

15.10.2015 | Readed: 4150

Every four inches in height increases the risk of cancer by 20 per cent, researchers found in the largest study of its kind, according to the Telegraph. Tall people are more likely to get cancer, with the risk of some types......

Mother’s healthy diet prevents heart deficiencies in newborns

31.08.2015 | Readed: 4480

A new study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood aims to prove that mother’s healthy diet prevents heart deficiencies in newborns. However, the study failed to show the cause and effect relationship between the pregnant women’s diets and the heart......

WHO to shake up global response to epidemics after Ebola

26.08.2015 | Readed: 4449

Health experts are preparing to meet in the coming days to hammer out new measures aimed at preventing a new Ebola-style epidemic, the UN said, according to UN Radio. The initiative comes after World Health Organization......

Ukrainian scientist visits Azerbaijan Medical University

28.07.2015 | Readed: 4528

Director of the Institute of Gerontology Vladislav Bezrukov, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, academician of the Academy of Economic Sciences of Ukraine Svetlana Kuznetsova have visited Azerbaijani Medical University and met its Rector Ahliman......

Chinese scientists: listening to music is key to good mood

28.07.2015 | Readed: 4624

Fresh research from China has found that listening to music before going to sleep can help people be gentle, AZERTAC reports citing foreign media. According to Chinese scientists, listening to smooth music before going to sleep can instantly put you in a good......

Fifteen years after smokers quit, heart failure risk may fall to normal

24.06.2015 | Readed: 4913

For most former smokers who quit at least 15 years ago, the risks of heart failure and death are the same as those of someone who never smoked, according to a new U.S. study. “These results support the majority of......

Cancer May Leave Early Warning Signs in Cheek Cells

18.05.2015 | Readed: 2772

Smoking may bring on changes in cells that are linked with many cancers, including breast and gynecological cancers, a new study finds. These changes could provide an early warning sign of cancer, particularly in cheek cells, the research......

“Baku Heart Days” 4th International Congress kicks off in Baku

16.05.2015 | Readed: 2759

  On May 15th, “Baku......

Even a Little Walking Can Improve Your Health, Study Suggests

01.05.2015 | Readed: 2788

Want to reduce your risk of dying at a young age? Try walking casually for as little as 2 minutes per hour. While it is well known that intense exercise can help you get fitter, a new study has found that even a little......

Diabetes and Depression May Increase Risk of Dementia

16.04.2015 | Readed: 2786

Adults who have either depression or type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of developing dementia, and the risk may be even higher for people who have both conditions, according to a new study. In the study, researchers......

Baku hosts Azerbaijani-German-Turkish medical congress

13.04.2015 | Readed: 2741

On April 11th, the first Azerbaijani-German-Turkish medical......

Baku to host first Azerbaijani-German-Turkish medical congress

08.04.2015 | Readed: 2737

Azerbaijan`s National Center of Oncology and the Germany-Azerbaijan Medical Cooperation Association will co-organize the 1st Azerbaijani-German-Turkish medical......

Kids with Autism Are More Likely to Have Gastrointestinal Problems

30.03.2015 | Readed: 2912

Children with autism may be more likely to have gastrointestinal problems early in life, compared with children who don't have the condition, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed information from children in Norway......

International oncology conference opens in Baku

14.03.2015 | Readed: 2445

An international oncology conference has kicked off in Baku, bringing together internationally acclaimed oncologists, local and foreign experts to discuss recent......

Liver Cancer: Symptoms and Treatment

14.02.2015 | Readed: 2226

Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the tissues of the liver, though it may also result from cancer spreading to the liver from other parts of the body. Liver cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer in the world, accounting for 610,000 deaths each year, according to the World Health......

Inactivity 'kills more than obesity'

19.01.2015 | Readed: 2153

A lack of exercise could be killing twice as many people as obesity in Europe, a 12-year study of more than 300,000 people suggests. University of Cambridge researchers said about......

Insomnia: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

14.01.2015 | Readed: 2290

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulties falling or staying asleep, even though people have the chance for adequate sleep. The condition can be short term (acute), lasting days or weeks, or long term......

Democratic Republic of the Congo: The country that knows how to beat Ebola

13.12.2014 | Readed: 3403

In DRC there was long experience with Ebola – this was the seventh outbreak of the disease here. The country had the knowledge......

Experts from five continents gather in Baku to discuss congenital heart diseases

22.11.2014 | Readed: 3870

An international conference has kicked off at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku bringing together more than 300 experts from over 50 countries in Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia to exchange views on congenital heart diseases. Held under......

Health Ministry says no Ebola threat in Azerbaijan

22.10.2014 | Readed: 2152

Azerbaijan`s Health Ministry has said there is no Ebola threat in the country. Deputy Director of Anti-Plague Station under the Ministry Shair Gurbanov said: “However the threat can come to Azerbaijan from someone contracting the disease abroad. So we......

Azerbaijan National Oncology Center signs cooperation agreement with Varian Medical Systems, receives status of international training and consulting center

10.10.2014 | Readed: 3506

Azerbaijan National Oncology Center has signed a cooperation agreement with U.S.-based Varian Medical Systems, receiving the status of an international training and consulting center. The deal was inked by director of Azerbaijan National Oncology Center,......

International healthcare exhibition opens in Baku - PHOTO

26.09.2014 | Readed: 3422

On September 25th Baku opened the 20th Azerbaijan International Healthcare Exhibition – BIHE, the region’s largest event specialized in the medical field, organized by Iteca Caspian and its partner ITE Group PLC, the 9th Stomatology Azerbaijan......

Central Clinical Hospital implanted transcatheter prosthetic aortic heart valves for first time in Azerbaijan

23.09.2014 | Readed: 3434

The Central Clinical Hospital has implanted transcatheter prosthetic aortic heart valves for the first time in Azerbaijan. Chief Physician of the hospital, a heart surgeon Kamran Musayev and his team carried out the operation. Disease of heart......

150 open cardiovascular operations performed at Cardiovascular Surgery Center of the Baku Central Military Hospital

22.07.2014 | Readed: 3197

150 open cardiovascular surgery operations have been successfully performed at the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Center of the Baku Central Military Hospital, Anar Emrah, M.D., Chief of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery......

Baku hosts 1st international congress of NERAS

09.06.2014 | Readed: 3593

 The 1st international congress of......


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