Emergency numbers spike by 7.6% says Michael McBride01/13/2015 10:46 Cancelling non-urgent surgery across Northern Ireland to cope with a rise in the number of people attending emergency departments was the right thing to do, the chief medical officer has said. Dr McBride said those who attended over the last 15 days were sicker patients and took priority. "This compares to 179 non-urgent inpatient and day-case elective procedures postponed last week across Trusts", a statement said...
Tips for a healthy heart01/13/2015 07:29 A new study finds that an optimistic outlook on life might be good for your heart—and not in the metaphorical, warm-and-fuzzy kind of way. In fact, research at the University of Illinois discovered that people with an optimistic attitude toward life were twice as likely as their more pessimistic counterparts to have the best cardiovascular health even when socio-demographic factors and poor mental health were taken into consideration...
Gordie Howe continues remarkable resurgence01/13/2015 05:19Gordie Howe appears to be showing marked improvement after suffering a stroke in late October. Howe is a long time NHL hall of famer who played a record 25 of 26 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings leading the team to four Stanley Cups. "Son Mark Howe, who was at Saturday's game between the Wings and Washington Capitals in his role as a Wings pro scout, told the Free Press that Gordie Howe is doing very well, overall," writes Helene St...
Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk01/13/2015 05:04Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. This is precisely what the teams of professors Stéphanie Lacour and Grégoire Courtine have developed...
Deputy health minister Vaughan Gething launches programme fighting heart diseases01/12/2015 20:49A new programme is being launched today to reduce the number of people in some of Wales’ most deprived communities from dying prematurely from heart disease and cancer. The Living Well Living Longer scheme aims to reduce the gap between those living there and in healthier areas. Heart disease and cancer share many factors, like poor diet, little exercise, smoking and excess alcohol intake...