Expectations: One Big Barrier to Happiness

By Amy Taylor on August 29, 2014

The biggest disappointments in life are not really our failures. Often, they are a result of misplaced expectations.  Maybe you have experienced it before. You expected a dear friend to stay with you through a difficult situation, but he or she wasn’t there and that make you hold grudges against that person. You expected your mum to understand y [Read More…]

Ageing Immune Cells Nurtured through Diet Intervention

By Lisa Franchi on August 29, 2014

Researchers from UCL (University College London) have demonstrated how the interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing. It is a known fact that our immune system decline with age. This is why older people are generally more prone to illnesses than their younger counterparts. Two new studies, supported by the Bio [Read More…]

Reluctant to Go On Vacation? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

By Sharon Moore on August 29, 2014

Are you planning to have a vacation but afraid that the time and money may not be worth it? Do you feel guilty of leaving your work for a day or two to do nothing but relax? Do you fear the pile of work waiting for you when you return? Do you feel like no one can do the job better than you do? According to experts, the reason why many working professionals d [Read More…]

What to Do When Your Body is Stressing You Out

By Amy Taylor on August 28, 2014

It’s true – we are our own worst critics. We all have those moments when one glimpse at the mirror spikes up our stress levels. The ‘too good to be true’ concept of beauty, as portrayed by the media, leaves many people hating their own bodies. And from those tiny wrinkles and curves, we get to bash our qualities as a whole, even our p [Read More…]

Top 10 Reasons You Feel Low & Tired (And Smart Quick Fixes)

By Lisa Franchi on August 28, 2014

Do you find yourself constantly feeling low, sluggish and oh-well – dead tired? Do you frequently find yourself in bad mood even when you’re not dealing with any difficult issue at all? It’s not just the daily challenges and situations you face that can affect your mood and energy levels. It can also be your daily habits. The following are [Read More…]

Key Compound in Turmeric Provides Protective Benefits against Colon Cancer

By Sharon Moore on August 28, 2014

Researchers from the University of Arizona’s Steele Children’s Research Centre discovered that curcumin – the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric – blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metasta [Read More…]

Specialised Psychotherapy May Help Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Study Suggests

By Lisa Franchi on August 27, 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a serious autoimmune disease characterised by severe pain that cause disability and joint disfigurement, and may interfere with a person’s quality of life. While medications are available to minimise the pain, some patients choose not to undergo treatments at all due to the high cost and undesirable side effects. Good thin [Read More…]

8 Effortless Lifestyle Tweaks that Can Largely Benefit Your Health

By Sharon Moore on August 27, 2014

They say dream big, start small. If you dream of having a leaner, fitter and healthier body, you need not jump into a lifestyle overhaul right then and there. Sometimes, what works best when it comes to achieving sustainable long-term lifestyle change is making small tweaks in our daily habits and choices. Here are tiny tweaks you can make today to become a [Read More…]

What to Do When You Don’t Really Like Yourself

By Rebecca Lewis on August 27, 2014

Research has shown time and again that it’s difficult to be happy when you don’t like yourself. Some people are unlucky to have been born to abusive parents who prevented them from developing a healthy self-esteem, while others grew up hating themselves because of their physical disability or physical appearance. Others on the other hand, dislike [Read More…]

Yoga Boosts Brainpower in Older Adults, Study Finds

By Amy Taylor on August 26, 2014

Proofs about the health-boosting benefits of yoga are piling up. In a new study, sedentary older adults who practised hatha yoga three times a week experienced a boost in working memory. This research is one of the first studies to investigate the effects of yoga movement on the cognitive processes. Researchers from the University of Illinois examined 108 a [Read More…]

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