Health

Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

WHY does drinking alcohol or consuming sugar make us thirsty?An international study of mice in Texas and humans in Europe, published last week in Cell Metabolism, reveals an unexpected anti-dehydration mechanism, a press release has said. Read More

PROVEN Wealth partners with 876 CrossFit

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

PROVEN Wealth Limited and local fitness brand 876 Crossfit have formed an alliance for the purchase of equipment to bolster training in the hopes of someday competing in the world CrossFit Games, while also delivering a viable option for the wellness community to build power and strength... Read More

Fish oil supplements don't help dry eye disease — study

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Fish oil supplements have long been recommended to people suffering from dry eye disease, a common ailment that affects millions worldwide — but a study out Friday says they don't work. Read More

Smoking and daily routines

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

MOST of us are aware that smoking harms nearly every organ in our bodies, and cigarette smoking causes 87 per cent of the deaths from lung cancers. It also causes other lung disease, other types of cancers, disease of the heart and blood vessels, stroke, and cataracts in the... Read More

Too much sitting is bad for your brain, say researchers

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

SITTING too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older adults. Read More

What is restless leg syndrome?

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

RESTLESS leg syndrome (RLS), otherwise known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, is a neurological disorder that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs due to an uncomfortable sensation. Read More

Meditation — An affordable way to manage stress

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

 WE live in a fast-paced society that has us filling many roles and meeting many unrealistic deadlines, causing unwanted stress. Read More

Accupressure for menstrual pain

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

CAN acupressure achieve a sustained reduction in menstrual pain? Is an appbased self-care programme particularly attractive to young women? Read More

Health experts say taxes key in war on 'lifestyle' disease

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Global health leaders declared war on lifestyle diseases last Thursday, decrying the impact of tobacco, alcohol and soft drinks on the world's poor, while calling for taxes to curb consumption and finance health care. Read More

Are lonely hearts prone to cardiovascular disease?

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Feeling lonely contributes less to the risk of cardiovascular disease than recent research suggests, scientists said recently, but social isolation really does up the odds of dying after a heart attack or stroke. Read More

Get moving to get happier, study finds

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

PHYSICAL activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions. Read More

New brain cells in the old?

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells, US researchers said last Thursday, stoking fresh debate among scientists over what happens to our brains when we age. Read More

Pasta can be part of a healthy diet without packing on the pounds

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

CARBOHYDRATES get a lot of bad press and blame for the obesity epidemic, but a new study suggests that this negative attention may not be deserved for pasta. Read More

Get screened for oral cancer

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

APRIL is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the world, with a mortality rate of less than 50 per cent after a five-year diagnosis. Read More

Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

DO you really want to lose those extra pounds? What do you need to do to get started? Most people have been conditioned to believe that exercise is the tool required for losing weight but, unfortunately, this just isn't so. Read More



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