Healthy Lifestyle Can Cut Genetic Risk of Heart Disease by 40 percent, Researchers Find

By Rebecca Lewis on December 02, 2016

 Genetic factors do play a role in a person’s risk of developing heart disease. But you don’t have to worry so much if you are genetically predisposed to heart problems. Experts say you can still prevent it by adopting a healthy lifestyle.  A new study found that one person in five has a combination of genes that puts them at high-risk [Read More…]

Stressing About Work-life Balance Has Terrible Health Consequences, Study Suggests

By Sharon Moore on December 01, 2016

We all strive for work-life balance. But obsessing about it might be doing you more harm than good. According to new research, repetitive thought about reaching perfection is damaging your health.  The study found that those who worried the most had had higher blood pressure, lower satisfaction, and worst perceived health.   You could be fretting [Read More…]

Here’s Why Your Anger Could Be Making You Sick

By Amy Taylor on December 01, 2016

Anger is a natural human emotion. But it’s a bad one. Worse, anger does a lot of bad things in your health. When you’re angry, your blood pressure increases, affecting your heart health. Your stress levels are raised too, thus increasing your risk of mental health illnesses, including depression and anxiety. But the negative effect of anger does [Read More…]

From Bad Back to Weight Loss: Researchers Pinpoint Unknown Symptoms of Breast Cancer

By Lisa Franchi on November 30, 2016

Lump on the breast is the most identifiable symptom of breast cancer. But experts say there are more noticeable symptoms that women should know. A new study found that one in six women experience symptoms other than a lump. These include back pain, a swollen arm, breathlessness, and weight loss.  But women who experience such symptoms are more likely t [Read More…]

6 Ways to Maximise Your Brain Power

By Rebecca Lewis on November 30, 2016

Your brain works hard 24/7 - non-stop. So it is important that you take good care of it. Here are some ways to strengthen your brain power and maximise it.  Feed it right.  Just like all the other parts of your body, your brain needs to feed too. But it needs to feed on the good stuff. Your diet has a huge impact on your brain health, as 20 per c [Read More…]

5 Ways to Find Inner Peace

By Sharon Moore on November 29, 2016

In this ever so chaotic world, finding inner peace can be so difficult. Inner peace is an experience. It’s something you can’t buy from a store or get from anyone else. It’s something we build inside us.  If you’ve been trying to find inner peace but couldn’t do so, here are some tips that might work for you.  Stop r [Read More…]

Power Centres in the Brain Play an Important Role in Alzheimer’s Progression

By Amy Taylor on November 29, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease has become epidemic, with 5 million people affected in the US alone. And this number is projected to increase to 14 million by the mid-century, according the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the US.  Thanks to the countless efforts of scientists and brain experts worldwide. Much has been known about the nature of [Read More…]

Health Problems Widely Linked to Stress

By Lisa Franchi on November 28, 2016

Health Problems Widely Linked to Stress  Stress is inevitable. Regardless of our environment, status in life, or job - we all are bound to experience stress. But believe it or not, feeling stressed is actually a defence mechanism of our body. It evolved from our primal need to survive. Thousands of years ago, people depend on their instinct to survive [Read More…]

How Food Packaging Tricks the Brain: Pale Colours Can Make Food Look Healthier but Less Appealing, Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on November 25, 2016

It’s a well-known fact that how the food is packaged has a big influence on whether or not people will buy it. There’s no wonder why manufacturers invest heavily on food packaging. Speaking of which, they play with colours in their efforts to get more customers.  For instance, light-coloured packaging has been found to trick the brain into [Read More…]

Want to Be Happier? Four Mental Shifts You Need to Do Today

By Sharon Moore on November 25, 2016

Depression is a serious health concern these days, with more and more people from across all ages being diagnosed with the condition. To make things worse, many are committing suicide because they couldn’t get away from it. We’ve heard about celebrities taking their own lives or dying from substance abuse because they are too depressed to find a [Read More…]

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