Plant-Based Diet Rich in Olive Oil, Tomatoes Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Good News Notes: “Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the US. To avoid it, a mostly plant-based diet is your best bet, according to a meta-analysis published July 6 in Cardiovascular Research.  Researchers from the University of Naples reviewed nearly 100 studies on the relationship between heart disease risk and dietary habits. They focused on…

Eating Less Meat Means a Healthier Heart

Good News Notes: “For people at any age, eating a healthy, plant-based diet is tied to a lower risk of heart attack and heart disease, two new studies show. Both studies were published Aug. 4 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and support the heart association’s dietary guidelines. “A nutritionally rich, plant-centered diet is beneficial…

A Paralyzed Man’s Brain Waves Converted to Speech in a World-First Breakthrough

Good News Notes: “In a world first, US researchers have developed a neuroprosthetic device that successfully translated the brain waves of a paralyzed man into complete sentences, according to a scientific paper published Thursday. “This is an important technological milestone for a person who cannot communicate naturally,” said David Moses, a postdoctoral engineer at the University…

First ever FDA-approved brain-computer interface targets stroke rehab

Good News Notes: “A novel device designed to help stroke patients recover wrist and hand function has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Called IpsiHand, the system is the first brain-computer interface (BCI) device to ever receive FDA market approval. The IpsiHand device consists of two separate parts – a wireless…

Swedish designer’s new suit aims to improve mobility in Parkinson’s, stroke and celebral palsy patients

Good News Notes: “In a renewed hope for patients with Parkinson’s, who often experience tremors through their body, a Swedish engineer has created a suit that can help them significantly reduce such tremors using electronic stimulation. According to makerfairerome.eu, the Exopulse Mollii Suit can improve mobility for people affected by a stroke, Cerebral Palsy, or Parkinson’s disease. How?…

Cardiac patients in Tasmania can now seek digital rehabilitation

Good News Notes: “Digital health group Cardihab has partnered with Tasmania’s health department and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, an aeromedical organisation, to roll out its Cardihab app in public hospitals throughout the state. The app will enable patients in Tasmania with heart disease to undergo rehabilitation programmes and receive medical advice at home through…

Study of 25 stroke patients shows BrainQ’s wave therapy can reduce disability

Good News Notes: “Israeli startup BrainQ said that a pilot trial of 25 stroke patients treated with its artificial intelligence (AI)-based electromagnetic therapy has shown ‘striking’ results in reducing disability following a stroke. The Jerusalem-based startup has developed a wearable hat-like device that looks like a large round hair-dryer. This cloud-connected device aims to treat…