Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Relieve Anxiety

By Sharon Moore on September 29, 2016

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a popular psychological treatment that is widely used for anxiety disorders and similar conditions. It is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy that takes a hands-on approach to problem-solving. The goal is to change thinking and behavioural patterns that lead to a person’s difficulties. It focuses on thoughts [Read More…]

Easy Ways to Develop Mindfulness Every Day

By Lisa Franchi on September 29, 2016

You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of cultivating mindfulness in our everyday life. Mindfulness-based therapies have been shown to help people deal with depression, chronic stress, anxiety and other mental health disorders. Mindfulness is a mental state that is achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment while acknowledging y [Read More…]

Research Shows How Traditional Chinese Medicine Destroys Cancer Cells

By Rebecca Lewis on September 28, 2016

A study recently published in the journal Oncotarget has shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine works to destroy cancer cells. It is the first to characterise the molecular action of a Traditional Chinese Medicine rather than breaking it down to its constituent parts.  Most traditional Chinese medicines hav [Read More…]

Mango for Diabetes and Obesity

By Amy Taylor on September 27, 2016

Tropical fruits like pineapple and grapefruit are known to work well for weight loss. Now, scientists have added another superfood to the list and swear by its benefits it preventing obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Scientists at Oklahoma State University have found that mangoes may prevent the loss of specific bacteria in the intestinal tract may play a [Read More…]

Is the ’five-second rule’ on Food Contamination Just a Myth?

By Sharon Moore on September 26, 2016

There’s a popular notion that when food is dropped on the floor, you can still eat it as long as you pick it up within 5 seconds for the reason that bacteria take time to transfer. But this could just be a myth, according to new research.  For the study study, which appeared in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal, the researchers t [Read More…]

Muscle Cramps? Natural Remedies worth Trying

By Lisa Franchi on September 23, 2016

All of us experience muscle cramps from time to time, regardless of our level of physical activity. For most cases, muscle cramps occur when you’re body isn’t yet prepared to tackle the physical demands you’ve place on it. It may be caused by too much use of muscles or poor blood circulation in your muscles. It can also be caused by an unde [Read More…]

3 Easy yet Powerful Habits that Can Significantly Improve Your Mental Health

By Rebecca Lewis on September 23, 2016

What you do every day has a huge impact on your health. The habits you make - good or bad - affect both your physical and mental state. While you can’t totally erase some of these negative habits, you can increase the number of good habits so they influence your health more than ever. Here are three easy yet powerful habits that can significantly boost [Read More…]

Researchers Identify Brain Circuit Indispensable to Sleep-Wake Cycle

By Amy Taylor on September 22, 2016

Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine have identified the brain circuit that is responsible in regulating the body’s circadian rhythm. They also found that it serves as a key component of the reward system which plays an important role in promoting behaviour necessary for animals, including humans, to survive and reproduce. "This [Read More…]

Why You Should Be Taking Time Off

By Sharon Moore on September 22, 2016

As one enters the adult life, everything begins to change and we start to realise that there is much little time for everything. We spend eight hours or more at work, about two hours doing the household chores, four hours watching TV, and six to seven hours sleeping. This is a typical day for most people, especially the working population. And even our weeke [Read More…]

Can Your Immune System Be Suppressing Your Weight Loss Efforts?

By Lisa Franchi on September 21, 2016

For most people, losing weight is no easy challenge. Eating less and moving more are indeed effective ways to shed some pounds but it doesn’t always work like that. According to new research, the human body has a very powerful reaction to defend against weight loss. And this involves the immune system.  “We normally think of the immune syst [Read More…]

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