People with Diabetes Die 10 Years Younger

By Lisa Franchi on January 19, 2017

New research by the University of Oxford has found that people with type 2 diabetes – the one associated with obesity – are twice as likely to die before they reach 75 compared with those who don’t have the condition. Meanwhile, those who were diagnosed of diabetes at age 50 had a life expectancy 10 years lower than others.  The study [Read More…]

Boost Your ‘Feel Good’ Hormones with These 8 Easy Steps

By Rebecca Lewis on January 19, 2017

Bad day?  We all experience it once in a while. But did you know you have the power of inducing more happiness in your life no matter how tough your situation is? You can do this by boosting your ‘feel good’ hormones. And here are some easy ways to do just that: Go outdoors. Getting your daily dose of sunshine can significantly boost your [Read More…]

Yoga for Better Anger Management

By Sharon Moore on January 18, 2017

Anger is a natural feeling. We experience it from time to time, like when we someone accidentally spills coffee in our clothes, when traffic makes us late for work again, or when we are unable to reach our target at a specified time. But when uncontrolled, anger can be destructive. No matter how minor the cause is, when we are unable to manage anger, it can [Read More…]

Acupuncture May Help Reduce Excessive Crying In Babies, Researchers Claim

By Amy Taylor on January 17, 2017

Excessive crying in babies is a concern affecting one in five families. Not only does it cause pain to the baby, it also brings serious stress to the parents. Good thing, families can try an alternative approach to helping parents address colic. Such approach – acupuncture - is widely utilized for many other health concerns.  It is associated wi [Read More…]

Bilingual People Great at Saving Brain Power, New Study Claims

By Lisa Franchi on January 12, 2017

New research shows that years of bilingualism change how the brain carries out tasks that require concentrating on one piece of information without becoming distracted by other information. This ability makes their brain more efficient and economical with its resources, and could slash the risk of debilitating mental health problems, including dementia.  [Read More…]

Why Suppressing Your Emotions Hurts Even More

By Rebecca Lewis on January 12, 2017

Whenever negative emotions fire at you, what do you do? Do you just ignore them until they go away? Do you shift your focus on something else? Do you lash out on others? Or do you choose to contain them for as long as you can?  Emotional suppression is what many people choose as a coping strategy when they are confronted with anger, sadness, fear, worr [Read More…]

Three Habits that Prevent You from Reaching Your Weight Loss Goals

By Sharon Moore on January 05, 2017

As we approach another year, many of us are starting to think about losing weight as their New Year’s resolution. But how do we make sure that we keep the fats off all year round? How do we stick to a healthier and fitter lifestyle? Check out the following habits to avoid:  Losing weight to please others. Your motivation to lose weight should be [Read More…]

Study Shows How Intermittent Fasting Stops Development of Common Childhood Leukaemia

By Amy Taylor on January 04, 2017

Intermittent fasting has been a subject of scientific research for the past years. It is linked to several health benefits, including weight loss, lower diabetes risk, and more importantly - longevity. But the list doesn’t seem to end there. Just recently, scientists have found that intermittent fasting inhibits the development and progression of the m [Read More…]

Five Habits that are Making Your Period Worse

By Lisa Franchi on January 03, 2017

Every woman goes through that time of the month that is usually filled with pain, anxiety, and discomfort. It’s a girl thing and too often, a real issue that many women find hard to handle. Some experience extreme mood swings while others go through terrible anxiety over menstrual pain. While menstrual pain may be something that is natural for some, r [Read More…]

Women More Prone to Cigarette-Related Cancers Even if they don’t Smoke, Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on December 30, 2016

Women are generally more vulnerable to cigarette-related cancer than men even if they don’t smoke, according to new research. The study, by the University of Toronto, marks a milestone in understanding the staggering rates of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in women. This disease describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficul [Read More…]

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