Life in lockdown has shown us our houses need to work harder for us

As we’ve been living more closely with families and house mates through COVID-19, the more intensive ways we’ve used our houses has perhaps exposed some of their shortcomings. Households have had relative freedom to interact with each other, but the continual presence of our household has also made us wish…

Even mild covid-19 symptoms can lead to long-term organ damage

How the cruel legacy of covid may last a lifetime: Evidence suggests even those with mild symptoms can be left with long-term damage to their heart, lungs and other organs The vast majority of the tens of thousands of patients in the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19 will…

What you should know before doing Pilates for the first time

If you’re looking for a new, low-impact fitness class to try out, and you have already done yoga, swimming, and weight training, look no further than Pilates. “Pilates is a full-body exercise method that will help you do everything better,” Sonja Herbert, a Pilates instructor and founder of Black Girl Pilates, told…

Ciara Shares Message for Son Future Jr., 6, Following Gorge Floyd's Death

Posting her prayers. Ciara penned a special message for her 6-year-old son, Future Jr., in the wake of George Floyd’s death. “My sweet Baby Boy. I pray that when you get older A CHANGE will finally have come!!” the “Level Up” singer, 34, captioned a Sunday, May 31, Instagram post….

How Israel is using AI to implement proactive care

When it comes to regions around the world where health tech is in full bloom, it would be hard not to mention Israel. Today we are seeing a rise of health IT innovation and digital health companies rising from this relatively small country in the Middle East.  That is also…

Relugolix superior to leuprolide in advanced prostate cancer

(HealthDay)—For men with advanced prostate cancer, the oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist relugolix maintains testosterone suppression compared with the GnRH agonist leuprolide, while enzalutamide is associated with improved survival versus placebo in nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to two studies published online May 29 in the New England Journal of…

Vitamin D overdose: Do you have a metallic taste in your mouth?

Vitamin D supports immune function, the hardening, growth and remodelling of bones, and the absorption of magnesium. But an overdose can lead to an adverse reaction. Stepping outside of your home can result in vitamin D formulating in your body. Direct contact sunlight enables the skin to create this much…

Restoring nerve-muscle communication in ALS

Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, lose muscle control as nerve cells or neurons in the brain and spinal cord degenerate and can no longer send signals to muscles. Previous studies have identified that problems at the synapse, the point where signals jump from…