Category: Health News

Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study says no

Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions, controlling responses, and shifting swiftly between tasks, according to a new study published in PLOS One. The study, “No evidence for effects of Turkish immigrant children’s bilingualism on executive functions,” was coauthored by two UT

Medicine shortages are ‘worse than ever’ in Britain

Medicine shortages are ‘worse than ever’ as 80 drugs are in such short supply the Government is forced to pay thousands extra for them The chair of the English Pharmacy Board said shortages are ‘worse than ever’  One drug’s cost soared from £4.49 for a pack to £6.49 because of supply issues Experts blame growing

Two Glasses Of Wine Before Bed Helps You Lose Weight, Science Says

It’s time to ditch that evening chamomile tea for a smooth Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Drinking two glasses of red wine before bed could actually help you lose weight, according to two new studies by Washington State and Harvard Medical School. Apparently, there’s a polyphenol called resveratrol in red wine that transforms ‘white fat’ into ‘beige fat’ (beige

Your Eye Color Could Predict Your Risk of Getting the Winter Blues

You’re not alone if colder weather and longer nights make you feel down. This well-known phenomenon, called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), might explain why people feel low, irritable, and lethargic in the winter months. For some, the condition can be serious and debilitating. Although SAD is a recognized form of clinical depression, experts are still

Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — Two patients diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis and upper-extremity neuropathy who were treated with peripheral nerve transfer continue to demonstrate functional recovery at two years, according to a case series recently published in Pediatric Neurology. Eliana B. Saltzman, M.D., of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and

Mindfulness may ease menopausal symptoms

Mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, according to a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Climacteric: The Journal of the International Menopause Society. Researchers discovered that being mindful may be especially helpful for menopausal women struggling with irritability, anxiety and depression. “In this study, we found that midlife women with higher

So unhealthy six hours of sleep for us!

What are the effects of lack of sleep on our health? A lot of people sleep, for various reasons, not particularly good. This often leads to Sufferers to sleep only a few hours per night. Doctors found that a sleep time increased from less than six hours per night, the risk for cardiovascular disease. The

Psoriasis remission: What to know

Psoriasis develops when the immune system mistakenly attacks the skin cells, causing red, scaly, or painful patches to appear. During remission, the immune system stops these attacks, and the skin has time to heal. Psoriasis treatments and lifestyle changes can bring about remission, but when and how it occurs is different for everyone. Read on

Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, researchers found. “Physical

Diet-researchers: plants active ingredient better lose weight.

Help in losing weight: Herbal agent activates satiety center in the brain The majority of people the weight loss a diet is very difficult, because the feeling of Hunger signals, it is essential to eat. Relapses are practically inevitable. Now science has learning to a breakthrough. They discovered a plant-based active ingredient that soothes, apparently,

PerfectServe acquires secure communications platform Telmediq

PerfectServe, provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration solutions, announced Jan. 16 that it has acquired secure communication platform, Telmediq. The acquisition was funded by K1 Investment Management, a private equity firm focused on high-growth enterprise software companies. Knoxville, Tenn.-based PerfectServe says the acquisition will allow the company to offer its customers “the most comprehensive

What Does It Mean if My Fingernails Are a Weird Color?

It sounds weird but funky-colored toenails have a way of being less alarming than discolored fingernails (after all, when was the last time you washed your feet?). But just because you’re keeping your hands clean doesn’t mean white lines, spots, or changes won’t occur. Sometimes, changes in fingernail color are no biggie (the result of

Drinking bone broth like Gwyneth Paltrow could lower blood pressure

Drinking trendy bone broth like Gwyneth Paltrow could ‘lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease and protect against type 2 diabetes’ Cooking pig bones releases proteins that block enzymes linked to hypertension Also degrades hormones that drive high blood pressure and diabetes’ onset Researchers recommend people drink bone broth ‘habitually’  e-mail 72 View comments Drinking bone

Amazon Web Services: AI, data analytics and cloud are converging to drive down costs and boost care quality

Healthcare companies are using artificial intelligence and machine learning, and then the cloud to better ingest, manage and leverage a variety of data – whether it is structured data, unstructured data or streams, to break down silos and enable data liquidity in support of collaborative research and care coordination. “The cloud enables healthcare providers to