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…

Could oxygen therapy reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

Good News Notes: “For the first time, a non-pharmaceutical clinical trial has proven effective in reversing the main activators of  Alzheimer’s disease, according to Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Shai Efrati, whose study on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to improve brain function was  published Thursday in the peer-reviewed medical journal Aging. The study, which…

Rogue Valley nonprofit to get $2.2 million grant to train addiction counselors

Good News Notes: “A Southern Oregon nonprofit organization that provides services to those struggling with addiction will receive a $2.2 million grant over the next four years to create a program that will train future counselors in behavioral health and addiction treatment. The executive director of OnTrack Rogue Valley, Sommer Wolcott said the organization will use the federal funding to…

Utah-based nonprofit brings people to new heights with adaptive paragliding program

Good News Notes: “For the last six years, Chris Santacroce and his team at Project Airtime have been bringing people to new heights with their adaptive paragliding program.  The nonprofit, Project Airtime, is free for everyone – individuals with special needs, people with brain and spinal cord injuries or other illnesses, their caregivers, the elderly and…

Kit Harington reveals depression and alcohol struggles

Good News Notes: “Former Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is opening up about some of the darker moments over the past few years, including his addiction struggles. In an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine, Harington confessed that “things that have happened to me since Thrones ended, and that were happening during Thrones, were of a pretty traumatic nature and they did…

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…

Selma Blair Reveals MS Remission, Details Filming Documentary

Good News Notes: “Selma Blair has been incredibly open about her battle with multiple sclerosis since her diagnosis in 2018, especially on social media. Her Instagram has been a place for her to share all of the ups and downs that came with her illness and treatments. Now, Selma is back with great news: she’s in MS remission. After her diagnosis,…