Jan 23, 2020 01:37 AM EST
Bushfires have been devastating Australia’s east coast on a scale not seen since the infamous Black Saturday, 10 years ago. During the country’s worst-ever bushfire, more than 173 people died. In 2019, we witnessed a huge number of fires burn across New South Wales and Queensland, which resulted in a ‘state of emergency’ being declared and for the first time, the country’s largest city, Sydney, received a ‘catastrophic’ fire warning. This has, sadly, continued right into 2020 with rain only just starting to provide some relief. These fires aren’t uncommon but they tend to occur at the height of summer from November to December due to high temperatures and a lack of rain. This time, however, the fires started earlier and and burned more intensely and for longer due to exceptionally high temperatures and very dry weather coupled with strong winds.
Jan 20, 2020 03:56 PM EST
Telehealth is a form of medical care that is available over long-distance, through the use of communications technology such as telephones, the Internet, and computers. With telehealth, people are able to do things like get prescriptions filled, talk to a therapist, or get diagnosed without ever having to leave the comfort of their own home.
Jan 16, 2020 08:46 PM EST
Regular exercise can have a twofold effect on your health. Swimming is a great all-round activity-it keeps your heart rate up and is low impact. Cycling is excellent for cardiovascular health and helps strengthen your muscles. Yoga is ideal for stretching out your body and clearing your mind.
Jan 16, 2020 01:40 PM EST
Fortunately, hearing aids can help people hear once again, restoring their quality of life.
Jan 16, 2020 01:40 PM EST
Without a doubt, the changes in the world of technology have brought tremendous innovation to almost every industry, which includes healthcare; however, these innovations are also creating upheaval in these industries
Jan 04, 2020 12:30 PM EST
For those without a medical or biological science background, the mechanisms of disease can be mysterious. The nature of disease and its beginnings as a microscopic irregularity can seem like a strange and complex phenomenon. There are many diseases that researchers are still searching for answers about.
Healthcare Organizations Are Slow To Join The Web Accessibility Revolution (And Are Getting Sued Because Of It)
Dec 19, 2019 02:57 PM EST
Around 1 in 4 adults in the US live with some form of disability. To help uplift their quality of life, there are laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that aim to make more services available to these individuals.
Dec 17, 2019 03:15 PM EST
Back pain has become quite common these days, thanks to our hectic work-life dynamics! Sitting in front of the computer for long hours in ergonomically poor posture is one of the main causes behind this. Due to the increasing cases of back pain occurring among young adults, chiropractic treatment has also gained a lot of prominence today.
Dec 08, 2019 12:03 AM EST
We all know that we probably need to pay a little more attention to our health and wellness. Doctors, experts on television, even our family and friends tell us about the importance of regularly exercising, eating well, and even spending some time on mental wellbeing, but what do we do about it?
Nov 29, 2019 07:52 PM EST
Eco-friendly products haven't always fared well on the competitive marketplace; whether it's critics deriding the environmental consciousness of consumers or higher prices, eco-friendly products have historically faced steep boundaries when it comes to achieving commercial success.
Nov 28, 2019 04:09 PM EST
Making the decision to put a loved one is difficult, even knowing that this is the safer alternative, it is still hard. There are countless monumental decisions to make to ensure you are putting your loved one is the best assisted living community available. Still, there will be a few aspects that are out of your control-one of those being insurance coverage.
Dec 02, 2019 01:10 PM EST
Obtaining and using medical marijuana is easier than ever, but there are some things you need to know to be able to start the process. We can expect to see changes in the coming years that improve the standard of cannabis that's available. However, further steps need to be made in the research of the drug. Medical marijuana can be used for a number of conditions, including cancer, Crohn's disease, and Alzheimer's. It is legal in many states in a medical form but remains illegal at a federal level. Many states allow for growth by registered patients and caregivers. Alternatively, you can obtain the drug through dispensaries with a specific card.
Nov 18, 2019 10:08 AM EST
CBD or cannabidiol is a major component of the hemp plant or cannabis. Many studies have been conducted on CBD following revelations that it has the potential to help with different medical conditions. What's more, findings of some studies have suggested that it might even be a good alternative to some of the synthetic drugs currently in the market.
Nov 15, 2019 03:08 PM EST
While it may not yet be the norm in the medical realm, many people enjoy purchasing a vast array of items online. So, why not medications? Although many of us are used to buying our medications at our local stores or pharmacies, there are plenty of people who have already started to purchase their medications online. The following is a list of three reasons you should consider doing just that.
Nov 14, 2019 10:00 PM EST
U.S. births fell to a 32-year low in 2018, dipping 2% from 2017 to 3,788,235 births. The latest figure is part of an ongoing trend, according to a new federal report. Last year marked the fourth consecutive year of declining births in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).