Tag Archives: Help

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first fully implanted DBS system that ... Read More »

Dealing with dementia: Love, respect and quality home care can help

Dementia affects the memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. While it is true that most cases of dementia cannot be treated, early diagnosis can greatly help in managing the symptoms in most cases. While raising awareness and offering support will always be important, we must go further ... Read More »

This woman’s to-do list for her boyfriend to help during panic attack is a must read

Those who have struggled with anxiety and panic attacks know how the feeling of loneliness can be overwhelming during that period. More often than not, loneliness and isolation become the triggering factors for such attacks and the presence of loved ones can be of immense help. That’s why Kelsey Darragh, who suffers from panic and anxiety disorder, created a to-do ... Read More »

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

A new research suggests that moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, say the researchers. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow cognitive decline has gained widespread ... Read More »

Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested. When beta cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin — become dysfunctional, the body cannot make insulin to control blood sugar (glucose) and levels ... Read More »

Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

As if losing weight could be any more of an incentive in itself for obese or overweight people, recent studies have revealed a link between shedding those extra layers of cellulose and sleep apnoea, a sleep related problem. According to a research by the Flinders University Adelaide’s Institute for Sleep Health, by making a few alterations to one’s overall dietary ... Read More »

New blood test may help you measure your cardiovascular health

Researchers have found a new blood test that could provide a clue as to why some patients are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease risk after suffering a heart attack. “Our findings provide exciting clues as to why some patients are at higher risk after heart attack and how we might address this with new treatments in the future,” ... Read More »

8 foods to help you beat the post-lunch slump

The post-lunch slump is something we have all experienced. We start the day full of energy, but by mid-afternoon we feel exhausted and find ourselves reaching for the coffee. While its natural to experience different levels of energy throughout the day, there are certain foods you can eat which will help you avoid the post-lunch slump. Here, frida Harju-Westman, in-house nutritionist at health ... Read More »

Can supplements of calcium, vitamin D help prevent fractures? This study says no

Supplements containing calcium, vitamin D or both may not protect older adults against hip fracture and other bone breaks, a study claims. Practice guidelines recommend calcium and vitamin D supplements for older people to prevent fractures in those with osteoporosis, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Previous studies have come to mixed ... Read More »

Eating fibre-rich food like whole grains and legumes can help lose weight and trim your waistline

Your mom was right. Scientists have discovered that eating more fibre can help trim one’s waistline and combat obesity. Fibre can be found in whole grains, fruit, vegetables and legumes, and it is recommended we consume around 30g a day. In the research, the scientists revealed that fibre intake could affect weight, as well as blood sugar, insulin sensitivity and ... Read More »