The mobile health industry has been revolutionizing the way both doctors and patients approach medicine today. When it comes to addressing health issues, mobile health consumers are moving toward preventing disease and increasing fitness and wellness. Through fitness trackers and wearable devices, more patients are now focused on exercise and diet.
The company Research Now conducted a survey that looked at how mobile health applications and the mobile health industry is affecting patient care and physician workflow. Research Now polled a total of 1,000 mHealth app users and 500 medical professionals. The results show that 86 percent of healthcare professionals believe mobile health apps increase their knowledge on a patient’s medical condition.
Great British Bake Off co-host Sue Perkins has revealed that she has had a brain tumour for eight years.
The television personality has thanked fans for their support after disclosing in a magazine interview that it also means she cannot have children.
Perkins was diagnosed with prolactinoma, a non-cancerous tumour, during a check-up while filming The Supersizers, a programme about diets throughout history.
If products containing asbestos are disturbed, the tiny fibers are released into the air. When they are breathed in, they can become trapped in the lungs and stay there for many years. Over time these fibers can accumulate and lead to serious health problems, including:
* Asbestosis, an inflammatory condition of lungs that can cause shortness of breath, coughing, and eventually scarring of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe.
* Mesothelioma, a rare cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, chest cavity, or abdomen.
* Lung cancer.
* Other lung problems, including pleural plaques (changes in the membranes surrounding the lungs), thickening of the membranes that surround the lungs, and pleural effusions (abnormal collections of fluid between the lungs and the inside wall of the chest.
Simple dietary adjustments such as boosting omega-3 fatty acid, olive oil and nut intake have all been associated with significant, positive changes to heart health in a short time, say the researchers in an editorial in the journal Open Heart.
At least 51 inmates are under observation for respiratory illness at the prison's medical unit, said Dana Simas, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
“It’s one of the most rehabilitating supplements I’ve ever come across”, he told me.
ENADA has actually changed names and is now known as Co-E1 NADH. It’s an unwieldy name, but a terrific product. People who love it have called it “: biological rocket fuel”. A number of studies have shown that it can significantly improve at least four recognized symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, including unexplained tiredness, difficulty thinking, sleep disturbances, and headaches or sore throats.
Researchers at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, found that it significantly improved measures of cognitive performance following a night of total sleep deprivation. Athletes use Co-E1 NADH to increase muscular energy supply. My friend Oz uses it all the time before he goes running.
The main constituents of the herb are carotenoids, resin, essential oil, flavonoids, sterol, saponins and mucilage.
Marigold is a bitter tonic. It induces copious perspiration and is useful in killing intestinal worms.
Do you know this word? Nomophobia is a term describing a growing fear in today’s world — the fear of being without a mobile device, or beyond mobile phone contact. Among today’s high school and college students, it’s on the rise. An increasing number of college students now shower with their cell phone. The average adolescent would rather lose a pinky-finger than a cell phone. A growing percentage text or tweet instead of actually talking to others.
Nomophobia is everywhere in industrialized nations. The term is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone phobia,” which was coined during a 2010 study by the UK Post Office. The Post Office commissioned YouGov, a research organization, to look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. The study found that nearly 53 percent of mobile phone users in Britain tend to be anxious when they “lose their mobile phone, run out of battery or credit, or have no network coverage.”
See your dentist first
Make an appointment to see your dentist if you are suffering from toothache.
Oil of cloves is a traditional remedy from your pharmacist that may help to soothe an aching tooth. Put a few drops of the oil on a piece of cotton wool, place it on the painful tooth, and bite down gently. Be careful to keep the oil off your tongue because it may burn a little.
The drug, called Praluent, must be injected, so it won't be as easy to take as a pill. Because it's in a class of biotech drugs called monoclonal antibodies, it will be pricey — $14,000 a year.
It's in a new class of drugs known as proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors. It targets PCSK9, a protein that affects the liver's ability to take LDL or "bad" cholesterol out of the blood.