Archive for the ‘Health and Beauty’ Category

Cholesterol crystals are a sign heart attack is imminent, finds new study

(Media Release) Scientists have discovered a new symptom that could be a sign that a heart attack is imminent. After examining materials that were blocking the coronary arteries of a number of patients, a team of scientists and medical experts at Michigan State University confirmed that it was cholesterol – in the form of crystals. […]

Wound Care Manual and Clinical Guidelines for Nurses

      (Media Release) When faced with a complex instance of wound care, many first time or novice clinicians will ask, ‘What wound is this? What dressing should I use? How will this wound heal?’ An aspect of wound care management often overlooked is defining the wound itself. The guiding principles of wound care have always been […]

Artery-clogging saturated fat myth debunked

(Media Release) Among doctors and the public alike, there is a popular belief that dietary saturated fat clogs up the arteries and results in coronary heart disease. A new editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine says that this notion of saturated fat clogging a pipe is “just plain wrong.” The article is the result of a […]

Vitamin D guidelines may be changed following new study

(Media Release) A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, vitamin D-2 and D-3 do not have equal nutritional value. With vitamin D deficiency on the rise, the authors call for a rethink of official guidelines. Vitamin D is a vital nutrient, helping the gut to absorb calcium while keeping calcium and phosphate at the right concentrations […]

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

(Media Release) Most of us know that a good night’s sleep is key for happiness and productivity, and that conversely, a night of poor sleep can have negative effects on our performance during the day. But a new study manages to find precisely the brain area responsible for learning new skills and shows how it […]

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

(Media Release) Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material goods. Psychologists say stress over lack of […]

Can You Tell If You are Having A Stroke?

(Media Release) How do you recognize the symptoms of stroke? Awareness could reduce the damaging effects of a stroke, or even save your life. Most people can easily identify the warning signs of this dangerous development” 1. Sudden, severe headache with no identifiable cause; often referred to as “the worst headache of your life.” 2. […]

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