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Modern studies on ageing and longevity, scientists are concerned about the steep rise of more people becoming obese, launching our AI and healthcare campaign and more...
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With the angry fuel prices, increased cost of living and unbelievable price of petrol (our new president just took away fuel subsidies).
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We've featured in today's edition of Care City Weekly the latest articles from Care City, a rich selection of articles, reports and research from the world of healthcare and more for your reading pleasure.
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Latest from Care City: the most recent articles from our website.
Healthcare And Leadership: Kenya's government launches sex offender’s digital register, becoming among the few countries to do so in the world and more.
Digital Health: How a digital health startup is innovatively using the power of community to combat loneliness among older adults and more.
Healthcare And Wellbeing: Is there a link between BMI and health? And FDA approves the first anti-inflammatory drug for treating cardiovascular disease.
Ageing Research: Why shift-workers are at more risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases and can a single pill reverse ageing?
Latest From Care City
Tech Companies Should Give More Priority To The Mental Health Of Workers Amid Massive Layoffs, Reduced Pays & A Changing Tech Ecosystem
“At Google, about three employees have committed suicide (according to reports and available data) since the company, around July 2022, began to put in place certain workplace regulations, including hiring slowdowns followed by earth-shattering historical layoffs and rigorous performance management systems.”
World Brain Day
Brain Health And Disability: Leave No One Behind
Today is World Brain Day, and we have prepared an extensive article comprising the latest reports and research on brain health. You can also join our World Brain Day Twitter campaign [link Tweet on Care City Twitter page]. We're sharing a lot of exciting information you don't want to miss.
Capacity Building Through Process
“When following the right process, individuals or teams consciously pay attention to details such as division of labour, being on time, communicating effectively, and having emotional intelligence.”
Healthcare & Innovation: Thoughts On Our First Twitter Space At Carecode Digital Health Hub
Our first Twitter space, themed "Healthcare & Innovation: Expert Conversations Around Creating The Perfect Pitch Deck For Your Ideas", was held successfully with lots of knowledge sharing, interactions and networking on Saturday, July 8, 2023.
The Multifaceted Role Of Mobile Health Applications In Improving Access To Healthcare In Africa
Mobile health applications, or mHealth apps, have emerged and earned their place as a powerful transforming tool in aiding healthcare delivery across the African continent. The widespread use of smartphones and internet access in Africa has made it possible for mHealth apps to play a significant role in delivering healthcare services.
Healthcare Leadership And Innovation
The Future Of African Healthcare | Dr Allan Pamba – Africa Network Lead, EMEA-LATAM at Roche Diagnostics
"There are approximately 1.4 billion people in Africa, with a median age of 20. The potential for economic growth on our singular continent is any global economy's dream. To fully unlock this demographic dividend, we would do well by creating working partnerships that accelerate our investments in the education and health of this population."
Local Innovation Advances Health In Africa | Health Policy Watch
"Access to universal healthcare remains a global challenge and even more pressing in the African region. While African-based researchers, scientists and innovators have the capability to make significant contributions towards building homegrown solutions, the continent lacks adequate financial investment in innovative pharmaceutical research and development (R&D)."
Kenya Has Become One Of The Few Countries In The World With A Digital Sex Registry
“The State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action Principal Secretary, Veronica Nduva, noted that the Convicted Sexual Offenders Register is a national register that captures the details of all convicted sexual offenders in Kenya. It will be accessible at all times to players in the criminal justice system and also to stakeholders.”
Nurse Leaders Discuss The Importance Of Advanced Practice In Specialities
"National and international collaboration is "essential" to developing consistent approaches to advanced practice in speciality nursing, leaders across the profession have said."
‘Peppermint’ Is Combating Loneliness Among Older Adults With Innovative Community Design
"Peppermint is a curated online clubhouse experience where adults 55+ can engage and deepen their passions alongside those who share them while learning, connecting and having fun. Peppermint’s compelling programming, community and support provides the active engagement older adults need to lead happier and healthier lives."
Harnessing Smart Watches: A New Dawn in Early Parkinson's Detection
"The early detection of diseases often spells the difference between successful intervention and debilitating progression. Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopaminergic neurons in the brain, is no exception. The disease is characterised by motor symptoms such as tremors, rigidity, and slowness of movement."
Have you read the lates edition of The Digital Health Report?
The Digital Health Report is our publication at Carecode Digital Health Hub dedicated to digital health. We publish reports, research, stories, essays and articles about digital health.
Read the latest edition below:
Health And Wellbeing
More People Are Getting Fat—According To Recent Research
Is There A Link Between BMI And Health? | From Substack
"Lately, there has been a lot of argument about the significance of BMI to health. In this Substack essay, Emily Oster dives deep into the topic backing up her findings with sufficient data."
Exercise Increases The Metabolic Benefits Of Weight Loss
“This study shows that a 10% weight loss induced by calorie restriction and multimodal exercise training results in a much greater increase in whole-body insulin sensitivity than matched weight loss induced by calorie restriction alone. This result underscores the importance of adding regular exercise to a weight loss programme, as it improves metabolic health.”
Is Combined Exercise And Incretin-based Therapy The Way Forward For Weight-loss Maintenance?
“The prevalence of obesity is rapidly increasing worldwide and is estimated to be the cause of approximately 3 million deaths per year globally. Countless weight-loss strategies have therefore been investigated and marketed. However, most have failed to show long-term effects on sustained weight loss.”
It’s Easy To Become Obese In America. These 7 Charts Explain Why
“According to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American man now stands at 5-feet-9 1/4 inches tall and weighs 196 pounds — up 15 pounds from 20 years ago. For women, the change has been even more striking: The average female today stands 5-feet-3 3/4 inches and weighs 169 pounds. In 1994, her scale read 152 pounds.”
10 Reasons Why It's Easy To Become Obese In The 21st Century
“In our modern Westernized world, it truly seems that excess has become our default setting. With everything needing to be bigger and better than ever before, it appears that this sentiment has also carried over to our diets and the amount of food we are consuming on a daily basis. This profound excess has started to have a profound impact on our overall health — and as a result, many people are living with excess body weight caused by poor diets and overconsumption.”
FDA Approves Colchicine, The First Anti-Inflammatory Drug For Treating Cardiovascular Disease
"Inflammation plays a major role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and has been a missing link in how cardiologists prevent and treat atherosclerotic plaques that can cause heart attacks or strokes. But now, after a priority review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Agepha Pharma USA's version of the drug colchicine, sold and marketed under the name Lodoco. It is the first anti-inflammatory medication approved by the FDA to treat CVD."
More On Innovation:
Bolstering Health System Supply Chain Resilience To Reduce Risk
"Although health systems are accustomed to dealing with supply shortages, many were ill-equipped to respond to the magnitude of supply shocks when the pandemic struck. For example, almost overnight, personal protective equipment (PPE)—including N95 masks, latex gloves, face shields, eye masks, and gowns—was depleted."
The Dark Side Of Shift Work: Circadian Misalignment Of Skeletal Muscle
"Cases of cardiometabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, are at crisis levels in industrialized countries. Circadian misalignment, caused by our modern 24-h culture of working and eating late, excessive light exposure at night, and reduced sleep, increases the risk of developing these disorders. In particular, shift workers, who are regularly exposed to these conditions, are a distinct, highly susceptible population. However, the mechanisms to explain how circadian misalignment might be involved in the development of these diseases have to date been elusive."
Chemical Cocktail Offers "Potential To Reverse Ageing With A Single Pill"
"Most of us begrudgingly accept ageing as a part of life – but maybe we don’t have to. A new study led by scientists at Harvard Medical School has identified chemical cocktails that can restore cells to a more youthful state, paving the way for ageing-reversal treatments that are more accessible than gene therapy."
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