Day: January 29, 2020

Spotlight analyzed the 2018/2019 neonatal mortality rates in all the provinces and found that the majority did not show decreased death rates. According to provincial health department annual reports, reasons for this included overcrowded and understaffed hospitals, and high infection rates as a result.

It was the late 1880s in the city of Rajkot, India. The meeting was to take place on the banks of the local river – and discretion was essential. Mahatma Gandhi, who was just a teenager at the time, hadn’t told his parents where he was going; if they had found out, they would have been shocked to death.

Our chairs seem to be the new lean-mean killer machines. And the money we spent buying running shoes, the new gym clothes and the determination to lay off those pounds are all worthy goals. But then again, we live in an age of fads. When one sizzles out, ten new are already making their way across social media.

When you are struggling with your mental health, getting active may be one of the last things you feel like doing. But, if you can muster the energy, evidence shows that exercise has a powerfully beneficial effect. One study last year, published in the medical journal Jama Psychiatry, found that physical activity is an effective…

High-fiber diets are said to cause a little bloating by stimulating some fiber-digesting gut bacteria species, which produce gas as a by-product. Fiber is an important nutrient that should be consumed regularly.

Europe’s largest-ever digital health hackathon is taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from Thursday 20 February – Sunday 23 February 2020. Join us as hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will spend 75 hours realizing the future of health and social care. Open to everyone from unlikely innovators to seasoned founders; whether you…

At Exercise Coach in Southlake, the workouts are short but tough. The owner claims you only need 20 minutes to get a full-body workout. “The machine measures a client’s ability to exert force,” Mike Sims said. “It stores that information. then the next time the client gets onto the machine the trainer enters a client’s…

Marc is an 11-year-old boy who was seen in our hospital’s Urgent Care Clinic after he was referred there from the Emergency Department (ED). His parents had taken him thereafter he told them he wanted to kill himself.  It wasn’t the first time Marc had told his parents he wanted to die. He said the…

Data regarding the dietary habits of tens of thousands of adults in the United States suggest that those who follow healthful low fat and low carb diets have a lower overall death risk. “Diet plays an important role in […] public health, and suboptimal diet is estimated as the first leading cause of death and…