Red Cross still waiting for gov’t nod on use of saliva test

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has yet to get government approval for the use of its saliva COVID-19 test, Sen. Richard Gordon said on Thursday. “Nag submit kami dyan almost 3 months ago, pero sa health assessment I think a month and a one week...

Kids who are in shape may have healthier brains

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at the University of Illinois say that kids in good aerobic fitness have brains that could be in better shape to quickly process neural messaging and have better capacity for memory than those whose fitness is mediocre. According to the researchers, who...

Let the sunshine in for better health: study

(Relaxnews) – A study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign indicates that all-day exposure to natural light, even by means of a window, leads to longer sleep duration at night, as well as increased physical activity and quality of...

Electronic skin patch joins health tracking market

(Relaxnews) – Just as bracelets such as Fitbit are beginning to catch on, researchers have developed an even more discreet wearable health monitoring device. A new skin patch is able to track various health indicators and send data wirelessly to a PC or smartphone. This...

New technique boosts broccoli’s shelf life, health benefits: researchers

(Relaxnews) – Broccoli has long been celebrated for its many nutritional benefits, including its anti-cancer properties. In addition to ongoing research involving the veggie’s use in preventing cancer, researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to...

How parenting styles can lead to childhood obesity

(Relaxnews) – Parents who regularly punish or dismiss their children’s anxieties could be setting their kids up for obesity, warns a new study. That’s because kids who fail to learn how to regulate their negative emotions — a skill that can be fostered by...