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Brain implant could restore vision lost to glaucoma, macular degeneration

This might be obvious by this point, but our world is looking more like the Star Trek universe every day. Researchers at Australia’s Monash University are working on a brain implant that could restore vision to those with conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration. The device, expected to begin trials next year, works via a combination of a wireless camera and a brain implant that stimulate... »

No Bones About It: What Every Woman Needs To Know About Osteoporosis

Did you know that 1 in 4 women will develop osteoporosis at some point in their life? Symptoms of osteoporosis – including bone loss and broken bones – are more prevalent after age 60, but younger women should know their risk factors, and protect themselves against the disease. To find out if you’re at risk, or if you or a loved one are managing bone loss, join Catholic Health fo... »

What’s Bad for the Heart Is Bad for the Brain

Increases in heart disease risk factors may decrease brain function. Brain function in adults as young as 35 may decline as their heart disease risk factors increase, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. “Young adults may think the consequences of smoking or being overweight are years down the road, but they aren’t,” said Hanneke Joosten, M.D., lead author an... »

Beet and Horseradish Wraps

Great for Your Next Outdoor Party! (FF) – Warm weather is welcome for a variety of reasons, but for many of us it signals the season for dining al fresco. Whether stepping out back onto a porch or patio, or planning a picnic at the beach or park, the food is the star. Here’s one to try for your next outdoor dining opportunity. Beef & Horseradish WrapsMakes 4 servingsPreparation Time: 30 ... »

A Short Course in Happiness

What will really make you happy? Research reveals 4 common misconceptions. By Lynda Wallace (BHL) – Happiness has been appropriately cited as a goal in political debates on issues from taxation to the social safety net to marriage equality, but the debate is often confused. Some people claim that happiness is all in your DNA or bank account. The truth is that happiness is largely a matter of... »

Mediterranean Diet Seems to Boost Aging Brain Power

Popular diet is seen as better than low fat option for those at risk of vascular dementia. (TAH) – A Mediterranean diet with added extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts seems to improve the brain power of older people better than advising them to follow a low-fat diet, indicates research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The authors from the University ... »

Think Twice Before Jumping in a Public Pool this Summer

CDC study finds fecal contamination in pools A study of public pools done during last summer’s swim season found that feces are frequently introduced into pool water by swimmers. Through the study, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found germs in samples of pool filter water collected from public pools. CDC collected samples of water from pool filt... »

Quinoa Becoming a Popular Food

As more and more people embrace a diet that’s high in protein, quinoa, a grain-like crop that traces its origins to the Andes, is growing in popularity. Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the nine amino acids that are needed to support basic bodily function in the human body. While many health food and exercise afficionados are aware of quinoa’s nutritional benefi... »

Celiac Disease: New Hope for a Pill Treatment

By Annette Pinder About a decade ago when my daughter, Amy, was first diagnosed with celiac disease, I found that few health practitioners understood this genetic disorder that affects one out of nearly 105 children and adults. People with celiac disease (celiacs) are unable to eat foods containing gluten found in wheat and other grains. If they do, an autoimmune reaction results in destruction of... »

Skin Cancers of the Feet Are Often Painless

The Centers for Disease Control have declared May as “Skin Cancer Awareness Month” and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA), which represents more than 1,200 foot specialists across the Empire State, is urging New Yorkers to pay special attention to the skin on both the top and bottom of their feet. While harmful sunrays may be the primary cause of skin cancers on parts of the... »

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