Finally a real and concrete hope for Alzheimer’s patients

Scientists found a gene that could help Alzheimer patients to live with the disease without suffering from its devastating symptoms. Medicines for patients have been available for years now but haven’t really make a difference in patients’ life. At an early stage, taking medicine can make a bit of difference but after a while drugs… Lire la suite Finally a real and concrete hope for Alzheimer’s patients

Knitting as soothing as yoga

Knitting is a solution against anxiety and improved health. The non-profit organization Knit For Peace in the UK has published findings on the benefits of knitting on the basis of extensive previous research, as well as theirs. Their results suggest that the activity is more than beneficial. The activity would be as soothing as yoga. The health benefits would be… Lire la suite Knitting as soothing as yoga

New grocery stores to fight « food deserts »

The Salvation Army opened in March its first full-service grocery store in Baltimore. Their hopes are to fight the “food deserts” present in the United States, which are disadvantaged neighborhoods lacking stores that sell fresh meats and produce. The store has been named DMG Foods, after the idea of “doing the most good”. Their goal… Lire la suite New grocery stores to fight « food deserts »

Museums’ « House of memories » to help people with dementia

A retirement home, in England, faced with an unusual problem in 2013: An elderly resident with severe dementia suddenly became terrified by water and shower and categorically refused to bathe, museums are developing a method to help him and people in the same situation. “His demeanor and his well-being started disintegrating. It became socially unacceptable,”… Lire la suite Museums’ « House of memories » to help people with dementia

Light exercise can prolong life

A study was recently conducted to understand how device-measured sedentary behavior and physical activity are related to all-cause mortality in older men, an age group with high levels of inactivity and sedentary behavior. Their findings, reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, challenge two long-held assumptions about the benefits of physical activity for the… Lire la suite Light exercise can prolong life

Tanzania cares for the welfare of mothers and newborns

The campaign dubbed, ‘Mjamzito na Mtoto Salama ni Wajibu Wetu’ aimed at improving maternal and newborn care in Kigoma and is being executed by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children in collaboration with Thamini Uhai. AN initiative advocating for safe delivery was launched February 21, 2018, in Kigoma region yesterday, where it… Lire la suite Tanzania cares for the welfare of mothers and newborns

India is launching a plan to eradicate Tuberculosis

Last year the Indian’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plan to erase Tuberculosis. It is the government’s National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination 2017-25 (NSP). It is supposed to be launch at a mega-summit in the middle of Match. “There are about 2,9 million new TB cases every year and about 420 000… Lire la suite India is launching a plan to eradicate Tuberculosis

Retired nurse donate $100,000 to P.E.I.’s Charlottetown Hospital

A Canadian couple decided to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in an unusual way this year. Bosovich and her husband, Sandy, are marking their anniversary through a $100,000 endowment fund for the purchase of medical equipment for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown. Neither of them has ever been a patient in this hospital but… Lire la suite Retired nurse donate $100,000 to P.E.I.’s Charlottetown Hospital