Category: Health News

Take a bath 90 minutes before bedtime to get better sleep

Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin may have found a way for people to get better shuteye. Systematic review protocols — a method used to search for and analyze relevant data — allowed researchers to analyze thousands of studies linking water-based passive body heating, or bathing and showering with warm/hot water, with

Transfer of oncogene in colon cancer cells demonstrated

For years, doctors and scientists have known very little about why patients can receive drugs successfully for months, or even years, before developing a drug resistance. New University of Minnesota Medical School research proposes that there is a cellular as well as molecular cause to this phenomenon in colon cancer, with potential application to other

Injection molding and mirrors on the knee often ineffective

Often used syringes and reflections in knee pain according to a study, often ineffective. For the “fact check healthcare” of the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Harding center for Risk literacy at the Max-Planck-Institute in Berlin analyzed the current reports. Joint reflections, hyaluronic acid and Corticosteroid injections showed accordingly, in the case of osteoarthritis, only a very

The $28 Moisturiser Heidi Klum Swears By

When you’re a top supermodel, you have access to the best trainers, dietitians, and dermatologists to maintain a runway-ready appearance. Heidi Klum is a great example: She’s a Victoria’s Secret model, TV personality, and fashion designer—who also happens to have a toned body, glowing skin, and timeless beauty. When you’re a top supermodel, you have

Researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym

Social media data can provide a population-level view of physical activity, from bowling to Crossfit, and inform future efforts to tackle health disparities. A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers and published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine used machine learning to find and comb through exercise-related tweets

Children ‘will be taught how to brush their teeth in SCHOOL’

Children ‘will be taught how to clean their teeth at SCHOOL’: Teachers could hand out brushes and toothpaste to pupils amid fears parents don’t supervise properly at home Dentists pull out rotten teeth from 1,000 under six-year-olds a month in the UK  Officials claim some parents may be unable to afford toothbrushes or paste   Health

Parkinson’s disease: Evidence suggests this common complaint may be an early warning sign

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that causes body tremors, rigid muscles, and difficulty walking and talking. The disease disrupts the body’s autonomic nervous system, which controls spontaneous body processes such as heart rate, digestion, salivation, and bowel function. People tend to experience symptoms later in the course of the disease, but a common

Helping transplanted stem cells stick around and do their jobs: New microgel encapsulation method paves the way for more efficient cell therapies

Bone marrow transplants of hematopoietic stem cells have become standard treatment for a host of conditions including cancers of the blood and lymphatic systems, sickle cell anemia, inherited metabolic disorders, and radiation damage. Unfortunately, many bone marrow transplants fail due to rejection by the patient’s immune system or graft-versus-host disease (in which the transplanted marrow

Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was higher for people with osteoarthritis than for the rest of the population. Using population registers, the researchers studied approximately 469,000 people living in Skåne, Sweden,

Back pain: What is the best exercise to help ease lower back pain?

The majority of back pain is nonspecific with no identifiable causes. Common underlying mechanisms include degenerative or traumatic changes to the discs and facets joints, which can then cause secondary pain in the muscles, and nerves, and referred pain to the bones, joints and extremities. Diseases and inflammation of the gallbladder, pancreas and kidneys may