Sunday, January 30, 2011

Do you need to have more confidence about the decisions you make regarding your medical care?

To get the health care you deserve take charge of your health care records and carry your medical history with you at all times. You will be an empowered patient with greatly improved the doctor patient communication and decrease the chances for medical errors.

If you have a chronic illness, take prescriptive drugs or suffer severe allergic reactions you need to inform the emergency or medical professionals treating you� tell a story that helps them help you.

Professionals generally suggest that you collect at least three generations of medical history. Relatives whose medical history has the most impact on you include your first- (children, siblings and parents) and second-degree relatives (grandchildren, nieces/nephews, aunts/uncles and grandparents).

The best place to keep that information is a Code Amber Alertag.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We cannot leave home without our smartphone.

According to a survey from Deloitte, Revolutions 2010, smartphone apps are indeed transforming consumer behavior. More consumers are turning to their smartphone for entertainment, news and information than previous traditional sources.

From the survey, 62 percent of respondents said the availability or presence of mobile apps causes them to carry their smartphones when they otherwise would not. That means as consumers, we cannot leave home without our smartphone.

Testament to the survey's view of changing consumer behavior patterns can be seen as Apple nears 10 billion app downloads. It only took Apple took nine months to reach 1 billion downloaded wireless applications, and less than two years later, the company is getting ready to issue a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the person who downloads app number 10 billion. At the current pace, this milestone will be reached Jan. 23. Research firm Asymco says that across all three of the iOS-supported devices, users have downloaded an average of 60 apps each.

GTX Corp (GTXO) has been aware of this trend for years developing a portfolio of GPS Tracking and GPS based LOCiMOBILE applications that eschew the public commercialism of Four Square and Gowalla for a robust, private set of functional apps that provide easy to access permission based location information.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Newcastle team claims green tea cuts dementia risk.

Regularly drinking green tea could protect the brain against Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, according to scientists at Newcastle University.

The study showed chemicals created when the tea is digested help prevent the degeneration of brain cells.

Similar research has hinted the beverage could also help protect against some forms of cancer.

The Alzheimer's Research Trust said diet and lifestyle were important in assessing the risks of the disease.

The study is published in the academic journal Phytomedicine.

'Diet and lifestyle'

Project leader Dr Ed Okello, from the university's School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, said: "We found when green tea is digested, the resulting chemicals are actually more effective against key triggers of Alzheimer's development than the undigested form of the tea.

Continue reading this article at BBC News.