World Breastfeeding Week: August 1 -7



This first week of August, we are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. This year’s observance focuses on the “protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide.” The experience of … [Read more...]


Countdown to Zero…Eliminating HIV in Babies by 2015



Countdown to Zero is the latest initiative of the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). With the motto "Believe it... do it" this is a global plan towards the elimination of new HIV … [Read more...]


Myths and Facts about Caffeine: Test your Knowledge



Is that cup of coffee good or bad for you? Over the years, research evidence on caffeine has piled up, unfortunately with far from clear answers to this question. Check your knowledge about caffeine … [Read more...]


Nutritional roadmap on a plate: the new icon



Tired of those rather complicated nutritional pyramids? Well, there seems to be an easier, more user-friendly graphic road map towards healthy eating. And it’s on a plate. Check this new icon … [Read more...]


WHO issues alert on potential link between cell phone use and cancer



I just want to share with you this latest updat from WebMD: World Health Organization Links Cell Phones, Cancer Cell phone use may cause cancer, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday. … [Read more...]


May 3 is World Asthma Day 2011



From the US Dept of Health and Human Services: May 3 is a day to reflect on the impact of Asthma, a chronic lung disease that affects people of all ages. In the United States, more than 22 million … [Read more...]


World Malaria Day 2011



The theme of World Malaria Day 2011, Achieving Progress and Impact, highlights the successes of the past decade, as well as remaining challenges to achieving near zero deaths by 2015. … [Read more...]


Earth Day 2011: What’s your green act?



April 22 is Earth Day 2011. And this year’s theme is A Billion Acts of Green. Billions? That’s a lot, you’d think. But if each of us just pledge one green act, that adds up to the billions … [Read more...]


Organic vs. inorganic food: fact vs. perception



I found this link very informative and I thought I’d share it with you.  Organic Food: Fact vs. Perception The take home message from the American Heart Association is: “...eat a variety of … [Read more...]


Three new drug to battle monster diseases approved by FDA



FDA approves new treatment for large brain aneurysms The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System for surgery on brain aneurysms that are difficult to … [Read more...]


Choosing jogging over blogging: an update



I am happy where I am right now but life has just been so hectic since I started this new job. Though I miss blogging a lot (guess why I keep coming back here), I am proud to tell you that I have … [Read more...]


March 22: World Water Day 2011



March 22 was World Water Day and the theme for 2011 was "Water For Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge". Clean drinking water is important for our health. Let's all try and help save water. … [Read more...]


Goodbye, Battling for Health Community (though I’ll still hang around)



If you wonder why you haven’t heard from me in a while, it’s because I have other fish to fry. Specifically, I have started a new job. And although, this is not strictly a “health” topic, lifestyle is … [Read more...]


March 8 is International Women’s Day



Wishing you all, ladies, a great celebration of this day. … [Read more...]


The “broken heart“ syndrome



Yes, it is for real and there is real science behind it. It is called “Takotsubo cardiomyopathy” (TTC) named after a Japanese octopus trap basket by the Japanese scientists who first described it. The … [Read more...]


Friends can help prevent cancer…



I am not the type to forward chain emails. But this one cuaght my attention and touched my heart. It was sent by one of my very good friends who is fighting cancer - for the second time. Every … [Read more...]


Is non-stick cookware carcinogenic?



We all love our non-stick cooking ware. Who wouldn’t? Such convenience for the cooking housewives! Unfortunately, recent research evidence show that that favorite Teflon pan or pot may actually be … [Read more...]


Gear up for Charity Runs This Spring



I am getting kind of impatient with this heart problem of mine. The sooner my heart rhythm is back to normal, the sooner I can train. There are several local charity runs I am interested in but can’t … [Read more...]


Dressing for the winter outdoors



We are in the mountains once again to enjoy the snow, the sun and the fresh air. Every year, European families spend at least a week in some winter get away to do winter sports and enjoy nature. I … [Read more...]


The health hazards of head banging



Head banging is mainstay feature of rock concerts. Performers and spectators alike can do head banging which come in many different styles. Seems like harmless fun. Or is it? Head banging … [Read more...]


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