Traditional Greek Dancing Can Have Major Health Benefits, Study Says

By Rebecca Lewis on April 19, 2016

Traditional Greek dancing can have major health benefits. It allowed elderly patients who had suffered chronic heart failure to jump higher than their sedentary counterparts - researchers say.  In the current study, participants with chronic heart failure aged 73 and up demonstrated improvement in their leg strength which allowed them to walk faster an [Read More…]

Best Foods for Fertility

By Sharon Moore on April 18, 2016

Thousands of couples spend a fortune trying to get pregnant but forget about one major factor that can actually make or break their chance of conception: their diet. Nutrition plays a vital role in promoting reproductive health and fertility. Below are some of the best foods that every couple trying to conceive should eat more of:  Salmon  How ab [Read More…]

Research Shows How a Simple Therapy Technique May Reduce Suicide Risk

By Lisa Franchi on April 15, 2016

Suicide can be the most tragic ending for anyone suffering from depression. According to Suicide, a mental health organisation, about 4,400 people in England die each year because of suicide which is equivalent to one death every two hours. There are different long-term forms of intervention to help depressed patients recover. But a new study suggests that a [Read More…]

New Study Shows Zika Virus May be Tied to Another Brain Disease

By Amy Taylor on April 15, 2016

Zika virus has been previously known to cause mycrocephaly - a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than expected. Now, scientists are linking it to another brain disease similar to multiple sclerosis.  The study, to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada this week, looked at pati [Read More…]

How to Take Care of Yourself When you’re Feeling Down

By Rebecca Lewis on April 14, 2016

We all feel down at some point in our life. Whether it’s a breakup, divorce, death of a loved one, or a physical illness - there are some situations that really take a toll on our mental health and leave us feeling down and vulnerable that taking care of ourselves becomes the last thing we want to do.  But psychologists and mental health experts [Read More…]

New Research Demonstrates How Cancer Cells Survive

By Sharon Moore on April 13, 2016

US researchers have identified a novel metabolic pathway that helps cancer cells thrive in conditions that are lethal to normal cells.  The study found that cancer cells use an alternate version of two well-known metabolic pathways called the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) and the Krebs cycle to defend against toxins. The toxins are reactive oxygen sp [Read More…]

Does Your Stomach Hurt? Top Possible Reasons

By Lisa Franchi on April 13, 2016

Stomach ache can be short-lived and too often, caused by certain food or substances. But if it is something that you experience quite more often, you should not ignore it and have yourself checked as soon as possible.  Pancreatitis  Pancreatitis, which is often caused by too much alcohol intake, causes burning pain in the upper or middle abdomen [Read More…]

Always Hungry? Top Reasons Why (Plus How to Curb It)

By Amy Taylor on April 12, 2016

HUNGER: It has always been the major reason why many dieters find it hard to achieve their fitness goal. No matter how good your intentions are, when hunger strikes it can be so hard to resist. What’s worse is that when you are hungry, you are less likely to go for healthier options. So between an ice cream and a salad bowl, you definitely know what yo [Read More…]

Cognitive Deterioration Occurs Rapidly in Aging Men, Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on April 12, 2016

It has long been held that cognitive function declines with age. Now, new research reveals that this process takes place at a much faster rate in men than in women.  The study, carried out by experts from National Institute on Aging, looked at verbal learning, memory and fluent language production and other areas involved in cognitive function in human [Read More…]

Super Simple Ways to Make Your Work Life More Exciting

By Rebecca Lewis on April 08, 2016

Work, work, work, work, work - we often hear this line from a famous pop song. And most of us can pretty much relate well to it. Work has become one of the greatest challenges of adult life. Going to the office every day, spending eight hours (or even more) in tasks you don’t like, and coming home to sleep and prepare for another work day. Indeed, luck [Read More…]

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