July 16, 2024

UN Says Global Child Vaccination Rates Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

The World Health Organization and UNICEF says childhood vaccination rates stalled worldwide in 2023. Childhood vaccination rates stalled worldwide in 2023, the United Nations said in a new report, finding that some 2.7 million more children have not received shots as compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic. A report issued Monday by the World Health […]

July 15, 2024

Disease-Modifying Jab for Multiple Sclerosis to Be Offered by NHS

Around 9,000 patients could benefit from the treatment, which will replace more time-consuming IV drips used to slow progression of the auto-immune disease. Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients will be offered a new 10-minute injection which is said to slow the progression of the disease while cutting treatment time in hospital by over 90 percent, NHS […]

July 15, 2024

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise for 6 Months Can Reduce Cognitive Decline: Research

Researchers at the University of Queensland found high-intensity interval exercise can enhance brain function. High-intensity interval exercise for just six months could be enough to improve cognitive function in older adults for up to five years, Australian scientists have found. Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute recruited a large group of healthy adults […]

July 14, 2024

New Study Sheds Light on Why Some Memories Last a Lifetime

Scientists discover a molecule that acts as the brain’s memory ‘glue,’ possibly explaining how memories remain despite cell turnover. A diary that never fades; that’s essentially what our brains are, thanks to a newly discovered molecular “glue” called KIBRA. Scientists have discovered how this protein, along with its partner PKMzeta, keeps our memories intact for […]

July 14, 2024

Nasal Sprays Can Be Effective in Preventing Lengthy Illnesses

Non-prescription medications prevent full-blown symptoms, study says. A recent study involving almost 14,000 adults suggests that readily available nasal sprays are effective in shortening the impact of colds, flu, and other respiratory infections. Recent evidence suggests that the use of “nasal sprays, or physical activity and stress management, could shorten the duration of respiratory infection,” […]

July 13, 2024

Beetroot Juice May Help Combat Heart Disease After Menopause

Nitrate-rich beetroot juice may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women by improving blood vessel function. Women in menopause experience a significant drop in estrogen levels, which often leads to symptoms such as hot flashes, sleepless nights, and mood swings. However, studies show that the loss of estrogen can cause more severe physiological […]

July 13, 2024

Many Medical Debts Are Incurred at Nonprofit Hospitals: Committee Hearing

A Senate hearing Thursday highlighted the runaway debt crushing American families. Allyson Ward, a nurse practitioner, spoke at a Senate hearing Thursday on how the premature birth of her twin boys, weighing 3 pounds each, saddled her and her husband with a crushing load of debt. “The reality of the situation and the related anxiety […]

July 12, 2024

Majority of Women With Uterine Fibroids Steered to Sterilization

While 53% of women with fibroids are recommended hysterectomy, fewer than 20% receive counseling on less-invasive options. More than half the women diagnosed with fibroids in their wombs are presented with the option of a hysterectomy, a sterilizing operation, rather than less invasive procedures, said a survey commissioned by the Society of Interventional Radiology. Uterine […]

July 12, 2024

Walking Reduces Low Back Pain Flare-Ups by Almost 50 Percent, Study Finds

Walking as a prevention strategy to reduce low back pain recurrence is better than treatment, physiotherapists say. In a world-first study, Australian researchers have found the simple activity of walking coupled with education beneficial for those suffering from low back pain. This comes after a study that was published in the Journal of Physiotherapy found […]