Friday, March 30, 2018

6 Ways Summer Can Boost Your Health

It's never too early to celebrate the fact that summer is on the way. Whether it's an island vacation or the long break from school or simply hosting pool parties, everyone has something to look forward to. If that wasn't good enough, the season of the sun can be a blessing for your health too, bringing…

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Colon Cancer Can Be Prevented and Treated

Although cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, colorectal cancer is one of the cancers that we can actually prevent, the World Health Organization says. The colon is a long, muscular tube that’s also known as the large intestine. It is part of the digestive system. Colon cancer is linked to diet, genetic…

Saturday, March 24, 2018

How to Reduce Stress: Write About Your Past Failures

Keeping a journal about past failures may help change the way you react during future stressful situations, according to new research. In a study published Friday in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, a team of postdoctoral students from various U.S. universities explored how the effects of stress affect attentional performance and production of cortisol, the…

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Does Cycling Harm Male Genitals?

Cycling in the past has received some criticism based on studies that suggested the sport is linked to erectile function. Those results may be moot, however, according to findings published in the Journal of Urology late last year. The study revealed that sexual and urinary health isn’t negatively impacted by cycling—particularly when compared to swimmers and…

Friday, January 12, 2018

How to stop overdoses? Prevent them to begin with

By Lindsey Richardson, Research Scientist, BC Centre on Substance Use and Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia and Jenna Van Draanen, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia. The Public Health Agency of Canada recently released projections that 2017 will have seen a total of more than 4,000 opioid-related deaths. This is a catastrophic…

Monday, December 4, 2017

If you're single, get a dog - it could make you live longer

[ad_1] A huge study out of Sweden provides some major fodder for your "pro" column about getting a dog. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden found that dog owners have better cardiovascular health compared to those without pooches - and live longer. SEE ALSO: This fancy pop-up sushi bar for dogs proves we're now subservient to…

Friday, December 1, 2017

Single People More Likely To Have Dementia Than Married Couples

People who aren’t married are more likely to develop dementia, according to a new study, so maybe you should stop ignoring your mother when she nags you about settling down. Researchers said that association between cognitive decline in single and widowed people is compared to those who are still married, based on their analysis of more…

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The benefits of turmeric curcumin are many

Tumeric is a strong natural anti-inflammatory compound. Inflammation has a devastating effect on the body. It plays a part in asthma, arthritis, stroke, eczema, allergies, heart disease, Alsheimer's disease, and much more. Just adding 200 mg of it (curcumin) to your daily supplement regimen, can mitigate these. I take a 500mg capsule every day and have…

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Owning a dog significantly lowers risk of premature death, especially in people living alone

Credit: Pixabay. Swedish researchers have found a positive relationship between dog ownership and a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular diseases or to other causes. The association was particularly strong in the case of people living alone, suggesting the canine company does well to our health. A reason to live The team at Uppsala University…

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Health Benefits From Eating Vegetables and Fruits

HOW frequently do you eat fruits and vegetables? Do you know what happens to your body if you don't eat vegetables? These were interesting questions asked at Tasani village in South Unguja where a 'vegetable day' was organized. Health experts warned that if you're among those who don't eat enough vegetables, nutritional deficiencies might affect your…

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Different Motivations And benefits Of Yoga

The Different Motivations And benefits Of Yoga There are many different reasons for taking up and practising Yoga. For one person they may be ill and looking to rejuvenate themselves. Another will want to maintain and improve their current level of health. Some people like the mental challenge...and for some it is a physical challenge that…

Thursday, October 26, 2017

New dads have weight gain problem: study

Many first-time fathers gain weight in early fatherhood, study of an interdisciplinary group of Northwestern University (NU) researchers showed. The researchers followed 10,000 American men from adolescence to young adulthood, and found that the average man living with his child gained 4.4 pounds after becoming a first-time father. That's a 2.6 percent increase in body mass…

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Your Dirty Mouth Could Give You Digestion Problems

You may not think of your oral health when sitting on the toilet, but certain bacteria in the mouth could be to blame for your bowel problems. Related: Kombucha Drinks Are a Very Expensive Replacement for Vegetables MedicalXpress reports that a team of researchers realized their patients with bowel disorders (either irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis…

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8 Ways To Help Children With Special Needs From Being Bullied

October is bullying prevention month, and according to Sheri Sobrato Brisson, a brain tumor survivor who discovered the importance of self-reflection during her recovery, young people living with serious health conditions face challenges their peers can’t even comprehend. You’d think their classmates would cut sick kids some slack. Sadly, that is not the case. Teasing someone…

Monday, September 25, 2017

How To Find The Right Therapist

It is often said that depression is the common cold of mental disorders. For most people, even more commonplace is being confused about what depression actually is and if they only have the blues. Although it is extremely reductive to say that the way in which depression manifests in everyone is the same, mental health experts…

Saturday, September 23, 2017

How To Know If Your Cleaning Products Are Putting You at Risk

Would you be surprised if we told you that the very products you might be using to rid your home of dirt, germs, grime and bacteria might actually be causing you and your family more harm than those elements would themselves? Would you be concerned if we suggested that your everyday household cleaning products could not…

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Best Way To Eat Broccoli May Surprise You

Broccoli is healthy, but baby broccoli sprouts may be even healthier and have between 10 to 100 times more cancer-fighting compounds than the more mature florets. There’s just one catch: cooking these veggies can completely deplete these powerful compounds. Luckily a team of researchers has figured out a way to cook the sprouts while still conserving…

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Standing At Work As Unhealthy As Cigarettes, Study Says

Sitting at a desk all day will slowly eat away at one’s health—countless studies over the years have reaffirmed this common assumption. Standing desks have become a popular solution to the sedentary lifestyle global workforces have created, but unless they have an option for sitting, they may not be a much healthier option at all. In…

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Eating Badly Is a Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

A long list of benefits is associated with maintaining a nutritious, well-balanced diet, including added energy, weight control and a lower risk of diabetes. While many of us are aware we should eat more greens and less processed food, the health risks of not doing so aren't always so clear. A new study outlines the serious…