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…

Olympian Maria Andrejczyk auctions medal for infant’s surgery

Good News Notes: “Not even two weeks since winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk put it up for auction to help save an infant’s life.  On Monday, she announced that she exceeded her fundraising goal. And she’s keeping her silver medal thanks to the donor who put her…

‘Miracle’ baby survives rare condition and celebrates 1st birthday

Good News Notes: “A baby who spent 182 days in the NICU celebrated his first birthday after doctors saved his life. Miles Rizzo was born July 30, 2020 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Complications were discovered at the moment he was born. “When he was born he couldn’t breathe, when he was born, you…

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…

Roche Diagnostics India launches mobile app to alleviate emotional and mental health burden of healthcare workers

Good News Notes:  “Roche Diagnostics India has launched REACH, a wellness platform developed to support the mental health of healthcare professionals. When the world is fighting COVID-19 Pandemics, Frontline Healthcare Professionals (HCWs) are one of the most vulnerable groups at mental risk. According to the company’s statement, health problems. REACH has announced that it aims to provide front-line…

Man helps save child’s life with stem cell donation

Good News Notes: “A Northeast Arkansas man made a donation that saved the life of a child, but it all came as a surprise. The Monette native and recent Arkansas State University graduate is now a lifesaver. Dax Hurst registered with the DKMS stem cellcenter his freshman year at ASU. He knew about the organization and…

Giving Kids the Gift of a Smile

Good News Notes: “Columbus plastic surgeon Dr. Bivik Shah said he loves his job because he helps people feel like their best self. One of his favorite parts is bringing families and children with cleft lips and palates renewed hope through a new smile. “It just makes me feel wonderful that I’ve been able to do that….