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 By John Schieszer    Health    February 1, 2024 

New research on brain health and lower back pain

Improving brain health through exercise A new study is suggesting a fascinating link between regular exercise and better brain health. Researchers looked at 10,125 Individuals with MRI brain scans...

 

Drone AED deliveries and digestible sleep sensors

Drones equipped with defibrillators may help save lives Researchers have evaluated the possibility of alerting drones equipped with automated external defibrillators (AED) to patients with suspected...

 

New tech to heal wounds, help people 'see' sound Also: Benefits of tai chi for Parkinson's

New help for those with low vision or blindness Australian researchers have developed a new type of technology known as acoustic touch and it helps people “see” using sound. The technology has...

 

Using artificial intelligence to improve breast cancer outcomes

New nasal spray for rapid heartbeats A fast-acting medication delivered as a nasal spray may soon allow individuals with intermittent rapid heartbeats to treat the problem themselves as soon as they...

 

Drug discount cards; new weight loss med; using augmented reality to improve knee replacements

Discount cards with Amazon and GoodRx versus out of pocket payments A nationally representative study is suggesting that at least one out of five prescriptions for commonly prescribed generic...

 

New guidelines for latest Alzheimer's medications

Olive oil packs powerful punch against dementia Switching your cooking oils to olive oil may have important hidden brain benefits. A new study is suggesting that incorporating olive oil into your...

 

Prostate cancer screening is lacking for Alaska Native men

Alaskan Native men warned about lack of screening for prostate cancer Men in Alaska age 50 or older may want to discuss prostate cancer screening with their healthcare provider. A new study from Wake...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    July 1, 2023

Better life quality with a self-care approach

Adopting some self-care techniques may reap huge health benefits. Self-care is defined as the process of establishing behaviors to ensure holistic well-being of oneself. It is about taking the time...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    July 1, 2023

Pill may reduce need for knee, hip replacements

New pill may help prevent knee and hip replacements A new study is suggesting that a low dose of colchicine may be associated with lower incidences of both total knee replacement and total hip...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2023

Controlling appetite with electrical stimulation

Forget about dieting. A new electrical “pill” may be able to regulate a person’s appetites without any drugs or invasive medical procedures. It is a promising advance in treating eating...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2023

Alaska's high COVID-19 vaccination rate pays off

COVID-19 transmission continues to occur in many communities across Alaska, although overall case counts continue to slowly decline, according to state officials who are tracking the virus. Most...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    May 1, 2023

Beneficial blueberries and smart e-bandages

Powerful benefits from wild blueberries for older adults New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition further supports daily consumption of wild blueberries for improving memor...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    April 1, 2023

Bandage delivers electrotherapy to accelerate healing

Northwestern University researchers in Chicago have developed a first-of-its-kind small, flexible, stretchable bandage that accelerates healing by delivering electrotherapy directly to the wound site....

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    March 1, 2023

New guidelines and drugs for slowing Alzheimer's

Preventing heart attacks in new ways After years of research, scientists have now developed a wearable cardiac ultrasound imager that can non-invasively capture real-time images of the human heart...

 

Exercise without the gym; new arthritis drug

Making exercise fun and easy Ongoing research is showing that there are significant cardiovascular benefits at 6,000 daily walking steps at any pace. The evidence-based health benefits of walking are...

 

Researchers demonstrate mind-controlled wheelchairs

A mind-controlled wheelchair can help a paralyzed person gain new mobility by translating users’ thoughts into mechanical commands. Researchers have demonstrated that individuals with the inability...

 

New research on almonds, UTIs and cancer

Almonds may pack important hidden health benefit Eating a handful of almonds a day can greatly benefit your tummy because almonds significantly increase the production of butyrate, a short-chain...

 

Easy lifestyle changes combat breast cancer, stroke

Walking away from breast cancer Boosting physical activity levels and curbing sitting time are highly likely to lower breast cancer risk, according to a newly published study in the British Journal...

 

Knees that talk; phones that detect strokes; tea and longevity

Hold on, I am getting a message from my knee It is now possible to receive data from your knee about how it is healing. Knee replacements are getting smarter and may improve outcomes, thanks to a new...

 

New sensor can monitor health through sweat

Monitoring health through sweat Researchers now have come up with a smart biosensor necklace that can track health status through sweat. In a new study published in the journal Science Advances,...

 

Benefits of walking for knee pain; acupuncture for chronic headaches; vitamin D for dementia

Walking away from knee pain It may be possible to combat knee pain with just a few walks around the block. A new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology is suggesting that walking for exercise...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    July 1, 2022

Eggs for heart health; dissolving body sensors; good grooves

Eggs pack important health benefit Researchers now are reporting that moderate egg consumption can increase the amount of heart-healthy metabolites in the blood, and eating up to one egg per day may...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2022

New guidelines for best sleep, aspirin use

How much sleep do I need? Everyone is different when it comes to sleep. Some people need much more than others. Well, it now turns out that seven hours may be the ideal amount of sleep for people in...

 
 By John Schieszer    Columns    May 1, 2022

Good news for coffee drinkers and golfers

Prunes pack powerful nutrient punch A prune or six a day may help keep inflammation at bay, according to a new study looking at daily prune consumption. It found eating nutrient-rich prunes every day...

 

New research on Parkinson's, prostate cancer, brain benefits of having pets

Hidden brain benefits come with pet ownership Owning a pet, like a dog or cat, especially for five years or longer, may be linked to slower cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new...

 

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