Tag Archives: Effective

Global Health: ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa

A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of sickle-cell disease has been proven safe for use in Africa, where the condition is far more common, scientists reported on Saturday. More research remains to be done, experts said, but knowing that hydroxyurea — a cheap, effective and easy-to-take pill… Read More »

Study finds probiotics not effective in treating children with viral intestinal infections

A quick Google search for ‘probiotics’ reveals several websites suggesting the benefits of probiotics for gut health and their efficacy in treating common stomach bugs. However, the published literature on probiotics suggests a much different story. Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other paediatric hospitals across Canada worked with lead researchers at… Read More »

Are You Practicing Effective Self-Care?

You might have heard a lot about ‘self-care’ being thrown around, but what exactly is it? Self-care put simply, involves taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing through certain actions that will leave you feeling healthier overall. It’s also important for the health system. Helping to keep patients with minor problems out of A&E… Read More »