By Gillian Slade on October 16th, 2017
A week ago we collectively took a day to be thankful and the benefits go way beyond just the lovely dinner and tasty treats. Thanksgiving is an ancient tradition of expressing thanks for a bountiful harvest and in Canada that includes an historical celebration of thanks for the safe return of explorer Martin Frobisher after ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on October 2nd, 2017
We’ve become so accustomed to using a temperature thermometer in our homes, to indicate whether we have a fever or not, and in the future we may be relying on a device to measure inflammation in our bodies. A research centre in Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre, has developed a device similar in size to ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on October 2nd, 2017
This week I interviewed Dr. Andrew Saul, an international authority on nutrition and vitamin therapy, and editor of The Orthomolecular Medical News Service. Saul believes the greatest medical dangers today are the epidemic of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, overuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and neglect of natural remedies. These, he says, will be the ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on September 25th, 2017
Of all the people seeking help in Alberta hospital emergency departments after falling, 25 per cent are seniors. There are a range of contributing factors for those falls. In winter there are additional hazards because of slippery surfaces but many falls take place in the home. Side effects from certain medications such as tranquilizers, sedatives, ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on September 25th, 2017
One: Buy a Scale Obesity is a huge killer and it sets the stage for Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and hypertension. Be a smart consumer. Step on the scale each day so there are no surprises about weight gain. Count calories to live healthier and longer. Two: Buy a Pedometer To Count Steps Ships ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on September 18th, 2017
About 85 per cent of us have had eye-related issues in the last year but only 57 per cent consult an eye professional about those symptoms. Wake up in the morning, look at your alarm clock, look outside the window, look at your partner, drive to work and so on without a thought about how ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on September 18th, 2017
Are some cellphone users destined to develop cancer after years of use? Or, is this fear being over-played? For years I’ve tried to find an unbiased informative source. Now, a report from the University of California attempts to answer this perplexing question. We know that high frequency ionizing radiation from excessive X—ray exposure can possibly ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on September 11th, 2017
The path of destruction after a hurricane is bad enough but there are also many health issues that people in the area will be dealing with in the coming days. Flooding and standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. That can be bothersome and more. If the mosquitoes carry the West Nile virus it ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on September 11th, 2017
I recently predicted our planet was doomed due to either nuclear holocaust, viral pandemic or azoospermia (lack of sperm). Biology 101 proves that adding 70 million people a year to our world will result in catastrophic consequences. The Texas flood disaster helps to prove this fact. Here is what readers had to say. JW writes, ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on August 28th, 2017
A drug used to treat people with Type 2 diabetes could be used in future to reduce pressure on the brain after a traumatic head injury or stroke and there are potential benefits for certain types of headaches, according to research done at the University of Birmingham, U.K. and published in Science Translational Medicine. During ... Read More »Be the first to comment!