Essential Oils You Should Have for Stress and Anxiety

By Rebecca Lewis on September 13, 2016

Essential oils have long been hailed as nature’s treasures. These oils are derived from sweet-smelling plants like lavender and rose. Their scent is known to promote mood and well-being, no wonder why essential oils are at the core of aromatherapy - an effective treatment for stress and anxiety. Below are some of the most popular essential oils that y [Read More…]

Could Eating 6 Times a Day Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease?

By Amy Taylor on September 13, 2016

For years, health experts recommend one thing: eat less. Currently, doctors recommend eating three to four times a day to stay fit and healthy. But new research suggests otherwise. The study, published in the Annals of Epidemiology, found that having half a dozen of meals (including snacks) per day can slash a person’s risk of dying from heart disease. [Read More…]

Best Non-Meat Sources of Iron

By Sharon Moore on September 09, 2016

Iron plays a big role in keeping your blood healthy. Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anaemia which is characterised by a decreased in the number of red blood cells. Most of us rely on meat for iron. But did you know that you can also get this highly essential nutrient from non-meat sources? We’ve listed them down for you: Leafy Greens Green [Read More…]

Ground-breaking Research Explains Biological Cause of Parkinson’s disease

By Lisa Franchi on September 09, 2016

Scientists unravelled another research breakthrough which could explain how Parkinson’s disease occurs and develops.  The study, carried out by the UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, showed that Parkinson’s disease may be caused by a mutation which interrupts the traffic of materials within neurons and allows waste products to a [Read More…]

You Need Not Run Always: 5 Great Reasons Walking Is Good for You Too

By Rebecca Lewis on September 08, 2016

Sure thing - running is good for you. This exercise, which is best done outdoors, has gotten hype over the past years. Not only is it fun, it is also provides amazing benefits to your body. As an exercise that engages every part of your body, running makes a good choice for people looking to get fit minus the expensive gym memberships or fitness equipment. [Read More…]

Love Burgers, Pizza & Fries? Your Western Diet Can Be Increasing Your Alzheimer’s Risk

By Amy Taylor on September 08, 2016

People whose diets are mainly comprised of sugary and fatty junk food are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.  The study revealed that people who follow a western diet have a higher average risk than most other nationalities of developing the degenerative brain disorder, and have done for years. Accordin [Read More…]

Psychosis Associated With Low Levels of Physical Activity

By Rebecca Lewis on September 07, 2016

A large-scale international study involving 200,000 people worldwide has found that people with psychosis tend to have low levels of physical activity compared to those who don’t have the mental illness.  The study, led by the researchers from King’s College London and the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust, also provides [Read More…]

Foods that Lower Your Blood Pressure Better than Drugs

By Sharon Moore on September 07, 2016

High blood pressure is a common factor in heart disease. According to the NHS, one in four people in UK suffer from high blood pressure. While sometimes, its symptoms (such as nausea and headache) are noticeable, too often, they are not.  If your blood pressure is always high, it puts a strain on your vital organs, particularly your heart, liver and ki [Read More…]

Sleep Makes Learning & Relearning Easier, Researchers Say

By Lisa Franchi on September 06, 2016

Whether you are preparing for a university exam or a tough presentation at work, scientists suggest one simple trick to make sure you easily remember what you’ve studied - get enough sleep. The new findings, published in the Psychological Science journal, found that getting sleep between study sessions not only helps you recall what you studied but als [Read More…]

HRT Increases Breast Cancer Risk by Up to 60 Per Cent, Study Finds

By Amy Taylor on September 06, 2016

Women who take a common form of HRT are nearly three times as likely to get breast cancer, according to new research.  The study, led by scientists at Institute of Cancer Research in London, suggests that the risks of taking the pills have been underestimated for year and are actually 60 per cent higher than thought.  39,000 British women were in [Read More…]

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