Tanzania: Telemedicine Project to Benefit 5 Hospitals

Four hospitals in Dar es Salaam and one in Coast Region will be connected by telemedicine technology in December, this year, in a move expected to enhance efficiency and reduce unnecessary transfers of patients.

The Principal of Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), Prof John Kondoro, named the hospitals to be connected in the pilot project as Continue reading

‘Unhealthy’ Changes in Gut Microbes Benefit Pregnant Women

The composition of microbes in the gut changes dramatically during pregnancy, according to a study published by Cell Press in the August 3rd issue of the journal Cell. Although these changes are associated with metabolic disease under most circumstances, they could be beneficial in pregnant women.

“This is the first in-depth characterization of the gut micro biota associated with pregnancy,” says senior study author Continue reading

Kids with Cerebral Palsy May Benefit from Video Game Play

New research published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Like their healthy peers, children with disabilities may spend too much time in front of a video screen. For children with cerebral palsy (CP), this leads to an even greater risk of being overweight or developing health issues such as diabetes or musculoskeletal disorders. Continue reading

Benefit from Castor Oil

“No drug exists that has the ability to improve lymphatic flow; however, the job can easily be handled through the topical application of Castor oil,” said Dr David G. Williams. In addition to increasing the flow of lymph, Castor oil can increase lymphocyte production and activity. Topical application of Castor oil through massage or packs has been shown to be an effective remedy for: skin keratosis, ringworm, fungal and bacterial infections, sebaceous cysts, warts, muscle strains and spasms, itching, reducing inflammation, and relief of pain. It can relieve chronic fluid retention, arthritis, gallbladder and liver congestion and can remove mucus in the lungs and bowels. It makes an effective deodorant and can be used around the home for tasks such as lubricating a squeaky juicer. Castor oil should not be used during pregnancy because of the risk of miscarriage.

Castor oil’s American revival began with Continue reading

Drink More Tea, Less Alcohol to Benefit Your Lungs

A 30-year study of 126,293 individuals shows that drinking too much alcohol independently raises your chance of developing lung cancer. The authors noted that low to moderate intake of alcoholic beverages appeared to have no effect on risk.

“We did not see a relationship between moderate drinking and lung cancer development. So it appears probable that most middle-aged and older moderate drinkers have coronary artery protection and no increased risk of lung cancer risk,” said researcher Stanton Siu, M.D.

The scientists also found that women who regularly drank black tea had some level of protection against lung cancer. In both males and females, Continue reading

Benefit of Glutathione: The Master Antioxidant

Did You Know…that your body naturally produces a substance which, if present in ample amounts, reverses the aging processdetoxifies the body…and strengthens the body’s immune system?

Glutathione — sometimes referred to as “the master antioxidant” by members of the health community — is one of the most crucial antioxidants in the body. It’s the only antioxidant that resides within the cell.

This gives it a unique edge in protecting your health naturally by: combating the negative impact of stress hormones; properly oxygenating cells; Continue reading

Fight Tough Arthritis and More with Gamma-Linolenic Acid

GLA may be effective in treating the millions of people who suffer rheumatoid arthritis. It is caused by a faulty immune system and there is no cure for it. GLA could reduce symptoms. Some studies have found no real benefit, while others have discovered positive results. The latter includes these three studies:

  • Forty patients received 540 milligrams a day of evening primrose oil (or olive oil). The GLA-rich oil led to improvement in morning stiffness with no side effects.
  • Thirty-seven patients received 1.4 grams a day of borage oil (or cottonseed oil). Over six months, borage oil improved joint tenderness, swelling, and pain.
  • Twenty-four patients took two grams a day of blackcurrant oil (or soybean oil) for six months. The GLA group had improved joint tenderness.

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