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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Your best bet against heart attack, stroke? Lower blood pressure

(HealthDay)—Millions of Americans with high blood pressure are at risk of heart attack and stroke, but just a few changes might cut that risk. “In February, American Heart Month, we encourage all Americans to take control of their heart health by better understanding and monitoring their blood pressure levels and…

Movement study could be significant in helping understand brain rehabilitation

The human brain’s ability to recall a single movement is significantly affected by the characteristics of previous actions it was learned with, a new study has shown. Research led by the University of Plymouth explored how distinct prior actions affected a person’s ability to perform certain simple movements, corresponding to,…

With high fiber diets, more protein may mean more bloating

People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers, whose findings were published online January 15 in the…

Every child in the world is under threat, major report warns

Future of every child in the world is under threat as decades of health improvements begin to stall, warns a major World Health Organisation report Obesity, air pollution and climate change pose an ‘immediate threat’ to children  UK gives children good start in life – among the best ten countries…

How virtual health assistants are changing the care delivery equation

Outdated technology and processes create challenges across an overburdened healthcare system, resulting in increased costs, alienated patients, and inferior outcomes across the healthcare system. However, virtual health assistants and chatbots aim to improve the conversation between healthcare provides, payers and patients and put more information in the hands of the…

What the coronavirus emergency declaration means for Canada

The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided the outbreak of 2019-nCoV constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) as more countries reported confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The move updates the organization’s decisions from last week, when it said it lacked enough scientific evidence…

Mayo clinic minute: Reversing versus preventing heart disease

Regular exercise, a heart-healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help prevent heart disease. But is there anything that you can do to reverse it? Yes, in certain cases, says Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist.”The heart disease you can reverse is the narrowing of the…

Targeted lung cancer treatment gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Adults in England with advanced lung cancer will not have access to a new targeted cancer drug, lorlatinib (Lorviqua). The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provisionally rejected lorlatinib because it couldn’t be confident the drug offers significant benefits over existing treatment options. This meant they couldn’t be…