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Azerbaijanis to have free annual medical check-ups from February 15 to May 15

14.02.2017 | Readed: 414

Citizens of Azerbaijan will be able to have free medical check-ups from February 15 to May 15. An annual free-of-charge medical examination was endorsed by the Azerbaijani President in 2014. All citizens of the country aged above 18 will have the......

Visual evidence shows brain 'resetting' during sleep

07.02.2017 | Readed: 431

Throughout the day, the human brain absorbs a torrent of knowledge, processes the information, and learns, before "switching off" over night. New research explains this process......

Autism symptoms improve after fecal transplant, small study finds

26.01.2017 | Readed: 447

Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants – a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut, a new study has......

Vegetarianism harms the brain?

07.01.2017 | Readed: 410

According to a half-year-long study conducted by scientists from Oxford University, perceived health benefits of vegetarianism might eventually turn into health......

Nail Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

26.12.2016 | Readed: 420

Nail psoriasis refers to changes that occur in the fingernails and toenails when a person has psoriasis. These changes range from discoloration to alterations in the nail bed. Nail psoriasis can have a physical and emotional impact on a person's life. It......

How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose:Six Possible Treatments

06.12.2016 | Readed: 439

Nasal congestion is a very common condition. In fact, most people get a stuffy nose from time to time. Nasal congestion can develop when the blood vessels inside the nose become......

What Drinks are Good and Bad for People with Diabetes?

21.11.2016 | Readed: 499

Diabetes comes in two main forms: type 1 and type 2. Both result in high blood sugar levels if left untreated. Insulin, a hormone that helps our cells absorb glucose, is either nonexistent......

Azerbaijan, Mexico discuss healthcare cooperation

19.11.2016 | Readed: 470

Azerbaijan and Mexico have discussed cooperation in the field of healthcare as Minister of Health Ogtay Shiraliyev met with Mexican ambassador Juan Rodrigo Labardini Flores. Shiraliyev highlighted activities of the ministry.......

12 DNA areas ‘linked with the age at which we have our first child and family size’

04.11.2016 | Readed: 475

Researchers have identified 12 specific areas of the DNA sequence that are robustly related with the age at which we have our first child, and the total number of children we have during the course of our life. The study, led by the University of Oxford, working......

Baku hosts 2nd Azerbaijani-Turkish Oncology Days

22.10.2016 | Readed: 463

The second Azerbaijani-Turkish Oncology Days have today kicked off in Baku. Co-organized by the Turkish Society of Medical Oncology and the National Center of Oncology of Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Health, the event addresses several topics, including oncological......

'Only drink water when thirsty,' study suggests

12.10.2016 | Readed: 461

Popular notion holds that eight glasses of water is the optimal amount to drink each day, but many people find this hard to achieve. Now, a new study may shed light on why, after identifying a swallowing mechanism that stops us from consuming too much liquid when we are not......

US FDA bans chemicals in antibacterial hand soap over health concerns

06.09.2016 | Readed: 583

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: 687

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: 596

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: 574

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: 966

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: 764

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: 832

“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: 1158

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: 1128

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: 1979

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: 1912

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: 1946

“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: 3416

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: 3359

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: 3202

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: 3148

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: 3289

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: 3274

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: 3597

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: 3520

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: 3813

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: 3832

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: 4198

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: 2059

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: 2030

  On May 15th, “Baku......

Even a Little Walking Can Improve Your Health, Study Suggests

01.05.2015 | Readed: 2049

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: 2109

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: 2025

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

Baku to host first Azerbaijani-German-Turkish medical congress

08.04.2015 | Readed: 1978

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: 2122

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: 1986

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

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