High blood pressure: Eating this snack on a daily basis could help lower your reading

High blood pressure can increase a person’s risk of serious health problems occurring, such as heart attack and stroke. It’s difficult to spot the condition because symptoms are rarely noticeable, so having your blood pressure checked on a regular basis is the best way to find out if you have high blood pressure. One of the best ways high blood […]

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‘No one is listening to me’: Langley mother battles with Fraser Health over daughter’s epilepsy home care

The mother of a 22-year-old Langley woman with severe epilepsy is at her wit’s end. Tavia Marlatt endures dozens of seizures every day and must have constant supervision. Renee Marlatt says it is in her daughter’s best interest to remain at home, but the Fraser Health Authority has rejected any funding for in-home care. Instead, the region is suggesting there […]

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Thailand launches telemedicine programme in rural areas

Last week, Thailand began development of its telemedicine programme at 32 hospitals located in rural areas in eight provinces, according to an article by the Bangkok post. The eight provinces are Chiang Rai, Kamphaeng Phet, Kanchanaburi, Kalasin, Phetchabun, Surin, Songkhla and Surat Thani. The telemedicine programme is a joint effort of the Public Health Ministry and the National Broadcasting and […]

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Mechanical engineers at UBC Okanagan working to develop better artificial heart valves

When you think of mechanical engineering, you might not think about heart surgery. But researchers at the Heart Valve Performance Laboratory of UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering are on the cutting edge of cardiology. Assistant Prof. Hadi Mohammadi is leading a team of researchers who are trying to design better artificial heart valves. One project aims to design a mechanical […]

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Low-dose radiation therapy improves delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles to brain tumors

A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising the possibility of using both growth-factor-targeted and immune-system-based therapies against the deadly brain tumor. The team describes how pretreatment with low-dose radiation increased delivery to tumors of nanoparticles carrying small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules and significantly […]

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Patients with or without cancer use different forms of marijuana, study finds

People with and without cancer are more likely, over time, to use a more potent form of medical marijuana with increasingly higher amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a new study shows. In a report publishing in the Journal of Palliative Medicine on March 26, researchers say that cancer patients were more likely to favor forms of medical marijuana with higher amounts […]

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Scientists ID new metabolic target to prevent, treat heart failure at earliest stage

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have identified a metabolic process in the heart that, if treated, could someday prevent or slow the progression of heart failure. The American Heart Association journal Circulation published the findings today. Before any physical signs or symptoms of heart failure are present, the […]

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Virtual reality could be used to treat autism

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. The technology, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo, could help individuals with these neurological conditions shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently. “The ability to estimate […]

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Manitobans waiting longer for hip, knee surgeries, says healthcare study

According to new research by a Canadian health systems organization, a significant percentage of patients waiting for hip or knee replacements or cataract surgery didn’t have their procedures done within recommended wait times last year. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) said Wednesday that 30 per cent of Canadians waiting for those surgeries didn’t see them happen within the […]

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Ashley Graham Just Shared The TMI Reasons She Gets Colonics on Instagram

Ashley Graham posted a series of Instagram stories just before a colon cleanse. The model had her colonic therapist share three reasons why they’re helpful. Ashley’s colonic therapist said the treatment can reduce inflammation, but docs say otherwise. Ashley Graham has no problem keeping it real on Instagram. The model and body-positivity advocate just shared a behind-the-scenes video of herself […]

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