Category: Health
Health 23.05.19 | 18:05

105 new measles cases, 27,000 people vaccinated so far

Hundred and five new measles cases were been registered in the country, bringing the total number to 1,625, said doctor Zarko Karadzovski from the Public Health Institute (PHI) on Thursday. According to him, this is the largest number of measles cases in the last 25 years. Regarding the new 105 cases,...

Health 23.04.19 | 15:10

12,468 children aged up to 14 years vaccinated in Skopje

12,468 children aged up to 14 years were vaccinated of 16,361 unvaccinated children in Skopje. In the remaining public health centers across the country, 7,776 children of 26,495 unvaccinated children were vaccinated. Only with a vaccination rate of over 95 percent, will we provide collective immunity...

Health 19.04.19 | 11:11

Medical teams set to start on-site vaccination

Medical teams are set to start on-site vaccination in primary and secondary schools on Friday, after a measles outbreak was declared on the entire territory of Macedonia. Education Minister Arber Ademi said Thursday that it is necessary to take measures in order not to compromise public health because...

Health 16.04.19 | 12:21

Measles epidemic declared in Macedonia

The Center for Public Health informed Tuesday that a decision was made to declare a measles epidemic on the entire territory of Macedonia. So far, measles epidemic was only declared in Skopje and Struga. The Center informs that there are currently 70 cases, of which 7 people are in critical condition. The...

Health 09.04.19 | 18:24

Mass exodus of Macedonia’s doctors: 83 doctors left the country within three months

According to the data of the Doctor’s Chamber of Macedonia this year a total of 83 doctors have requested certificates from the Chamber for leaving the country, unlike the quarter in 2018 when there were 69 requests. The Doctor’s Chamber is hoping that the measure announced by the healthcare...

Health 05.03.19 | 11:20

No link between autism and MMR vaccine, study finds

The measles, mumps and rubella vaccine does not cause autism, according to a major study carried out in an attempt to reassure growing numbers of vaccination-doubters, as measles outbreaks surge, Guardian reported. Doubts about MMR were sown by the gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield, who hypothesised...

Health 18.02.19 | 21:02

What your tongue says about your health

Checking up on your health doesn’t have to be expensive and time-consuming. Of course, getting a full medical workup with lab tests and imaging is important if you need it, but for the average person who just wants to get a sense of how well she digested last night’s dinner or how well his...

Health 04.02.19 | 20:02

What is Alport syndrome?

Alport syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. People with Alport syndrome experience progressive loss of kidney function. Almost all affected individuals have blood in their urine (hematuria), which indicates abnormal functioning of thekidneys....

Health 30.01.19 | 17:38

Israeli scientists say they will have a complete cure for cancer within a year

It doesn’t seem possible. But they say it’s true. A small team of Israeli scientists is telling the world they will have the first “complete cure” for cancer within a year, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday. And not only that, but they claim it will be brief, cheap and effective...

Health 17.01.19 | 14:59

Time to cut almost all meat out of our diets, scientists say

An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables...

Health 08.01.19 | 13:01

Gentle ways to cleanse after a major holiday indulgence

It’s the week of Christmas, and chances are your body is feeling less-than-stellar. If you feasted on tons of Christmas cookies, ham, and the holiday cheese plate, it’s safe to say you may be feeling the need for a reset. The good news is that you don’t have to resort to a crash diet or hours upon...

Health 02.01.19 | 15:11

Here’s how you can detox yourself after a New Year party

Sumptuous dishes, music, dance and unlimited drinks, one may tend to overeat and hock on foods. This eventually may lead to excessive intake of calories, carbs and unhealthy fats. 2019 has begun! Whether you go for a party outside or just party at home, it is almost impossible to indulge only on nutritious...

Health 02.01.19 | 14:16

The benefits of giving up alcohol for a month

If you’re giving up alcohol for a month and are wondering what the benefits will be, Priory has outlined the positive changes you can expect to see over the weeks. Week One Better sleep After one week away from alcohol, you may notice that you are sleeping better. When you drink, you typically...

Health 27.12.18 | 11:46

How to get rid of a cold in just 24 hours

With winter coming, so too is the inevitable common cold that the chilly weather brings with it. Here are some top tips to help you ensure you stay one step ahead and combat your cold in just 24 hours. 1. Drink, Drink, Drink! Keeping hydrated is absolutely vital to help ‘flush’ out the cold,...

Health 26.12.18 | 15:28

A total of 1,600 people die from air pollution each year in Macedonia (video)

Eco-Activists – Clean Air Movement and Children’s Embassy Megjashi released a promotional video entitled “You have the right to breathe clean! Are you going to do anything about it?” The video says that about 1,600 people die annually in Macedonia as a consequence of air pollution....

Health 24.12.18 | 15:16

Psychopaths are more likely to drink their coffee black, study finds

If you like your coffee black rather than all milky, foamy and syrupy then many will say you’re simply drinking it as it’s meant to be drunk. However, if you have a fondness for the bitter tipple then it could be a sign that you’re a psychopath, according to research. Scientists studying...

Health 24.12.18 | 09:59

Cancer-killing treatment approved in Australia

Cancer patients can look forward to a revolutionary new cancer therapy that promises to supercharge immune cells to hunt and destroy cancer cells, Daily Mail reported. The new drug, heralded as a new era in medicine, was approved last week for Australian patients with aggressive blood cancers. Up until...

Health 21.12.18 | 16:04

Health warning as slime predicted to be Christmas best-seller

Slime, the sticky child’s toy predicted to be a Christmas best-seller, has been identified as a health risk. Nearly half – or six out of 13 – products offered by stores were found to contain potentially harmful levels of boron, according to the consumer watchdog Which?, The Daily Mail reported. Over-exposure...

Health 18.12.18 | 15:09

New research exposes the effects of air pollution on your kidneys

Studies have already confirmed the link between air pollution and respiratory health. Exposure to polluted air increases a person’s risk of developing respiratory problems like asthma and organ inflammation, along with other life-threatening conditions. However, data from a recent study suggests that...

Health 17.12.18 | 15:47

Minerals that a human body needs

Most of us take our bodies for granted, but if you stop to think about it the human body performs amazing feats every day. The millions of tiny cells in your body require essential nutrients to grow, develop and work together in perfect harmony. These essential nutrients, those that your body needs but...

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