Category Archives: Health News

New Drug Shows Promise in Early Studies to Treat Alzheimer’s

TIME Health By Alice Park July 26, 2018 There hasn’t been much good news lately on the Alzheimer’s drug front, with a number of companies either abandoning their Alzheimer’s research efforts or stopping studies of experimental medications. Over the summer, Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca PLC terminated their development of an experimental treatment when studies failed… Read more »

A STRONGER HEART MAY KEEP YOUR BRAIN YOUNG

Harvard Health Blog POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2016, 9:00 AM by  Julie Corliss Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter You probably know that regular exercise offers a wealth of benefits for your body, like staving off excess weight and chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. But mounting evidence suggests that exercise is also good for your brain. A study… Read more »

Herbs for Natural Pain Relief

By Cathy Wong, ND | Reviewed by a board-certified physician Updated September 29, 2017 If you are living with pain, adding herbs to your regimen may help to ease your discomfort, especially when combined with regular exercise, diet, and the practice of relaxation techniques. At the root of many pain-causing conditions such as arthritis, back pain, and tendonitis is inflammation, a natural immune response to infection… Read more »

NOT A CRANKY OLD MAN

ANONYMOUS When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were… Read more »

Tickborne Diseases — Confronting a Growing Threat

The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE Catharine I. Paules, M.D., Hilary D. Marston, M.D., M.P.H., Marshall E. Bloom, M.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.  very spring, public health officials prepare for an upsurge in vectorborne diseases. As mosquito-borne illnesses have notoriously surged in the Americas, the U.S. incidence of tickborne infections has risen insidiously, triggering… Read more »

CHILDREN WHO KNOW CPR

         AN  INTRODUCTION  TO  VAAD REFUAH’S  SAVE-A-LIFE  PROGAM BY TZIPORA SHUB What would you do if you were sitting in your seventh grade class and it seemed as though a classmate couldn’t breathe or had lost consciousness?  Would you rush over to help him? Would you know what to do? Would you run out of the room in… Read more »