Antidepressant Drugs & Other Commonly Used Medications Tied to Increased Dementia Risk

By Amy Taylor on January 27, 2015

People who frequently use common medications with anticholinergic effects have higher risk of developing dementia, a new study reveals. Such drugs include non-prescription diphenhydramine or Benadryl. "Older adults should be aware that many medications—including some available without a prescription, such as over-the-counter sleep aids—have [Read More…]

How to Be Happy When Life Gets Hard

By Sharon Moore on January 27, 2015

Happiness is a choice, people say. So if it is, then basically, you can be happy even during difficult times. So whether you are faced with a serious illness, a breakup or divorce, a career shift, or any other challenges – you have the option to still be happy. You just have to choose to be. According to Professor Richard Davidson in Davos, neuroscien [Read More…]

Unbelievably True: Surprising Ways You’re Slowing Your Metabolism

By Rebecca Lewis on January 27, 2015

Yes, you’ve heard it many times already. To speed up metabolism, all you need to do is work out, drink lots of water, eat high-fibre foods, build more muscles, and spend less time sitting. But there are so many other factors to consider. What’s more, you could be engaging in many activities or habits that wreck your metabolism. You may think the [Read More…]

Stress during Pregnancy Affects Foetal Development

By Lisa Franchi on January 26, 2015

A woman’s inability to manage stress during pregnancy can cause significant harm in her baby’s health, according to a new study. Researchers found that increased levels of glucocorticoid stress hormones in pregnant mice caused the mother to eat more but reduced the ability of the placenta to transport glucose to her foetus. "Together with [Read More…]

Toxic Relationship Habits You May Not Know

By Sharon Moore on January 26, 2015

Humans are ‘social beings’. We can’t survive on our own. We depend on others to live and make our life more meaningful. And because social interaction is central to our life, it is only proper that we strongly value our relationships with other people, and not take it for granted. Whether it’s with our partner, parents, siblings, chil [Read More…]

Therapeutic Activities You Can Do at Home

By Sharon Moore on January 23, 2015

Feeling stressed? You need not always go out and find refuge in movie theatres, restaurants, shopping centres, and other recreational places to reduce your stress levels. Sometimes, the best place to de-stress is right where you are – at home. Relax. You deserve it. And it takes less time and effort than you think. Here are some easy, fun and really t [Read More…]

Foods to Eat for Weight Loss

By Amy Taylor on January 23, 2015

At the start of each year, many people set plenty of health goals, and one of them is weight loss. With the prevalence of processed foods these days, it has become a challenge for many of us to keep track of their calorie count and consume less than they would burn. Fortunately, there are plenty of foods that are widely available in supermarkets and grocer [Read More…]

Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly, Even if You Exercise

By Lisa Franchi on January 23, 2015

Exercising regularly doesn’t spare you from the serious health risks associated with sitting too much, suggests a new study. In the study review by Canadian researchers, it was found that prolonged daily sitting was linked to significantly higher odds of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dying. And even if study participants exercised regularly, the [Read More…]

The Good Thing about Feeling Bad

By Rebecca Lewis on January 22, 2015

All of us only want to experience nothing but positive emotions. And many are willing to do whatever it takes to find happiness. Even researchers all over the world are into a comprehensive scrutiny to find out what could make us more optimistic, happier, and so on. On the other side, no one wants to feel bad. We hate the word ‘loneliness’, &lsqu [Read More…]

People with Strong Social Support are Healthier, Study Suggests

By Amy Taylor on January 22, 2015

If you have plenty of good friends who genuinely care for you, call yourself ‘lucky’. Not only does these people make you happy, they can make you healthier too. According to a new study, individuals with a strong support network are more likely to become healthier. Researchers from Concordia University in the US followed a group of interna [Read More…]

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