Green Tea Promotes Cognitive Functioning, Study Finds

By Lisa Franchi on April 15, 2014

The powerful antioxidants in green tea have been scientifically proven to provide a wide range of health benefits ranging from stronger immunity to cancer prevention. Now, new research found that green tea may also have a beneficial role in enhancing cognitive functions, especially the working memory. Green tea has been widely studied for its role in ca [Read More…]

Paternal Obesity Linked with Higher Autism Risk in Children

By Sharon Moore on April 14, 2014

A new study shows a link between father’s obesity and the risk of autism in children. It found that children with obese fathers may be 53 per cent more likely to develop autism than those whose dads have normal weight. “Previous research has linked a mother’s obesity to her child’s risk for autism, but these studies didn’t [Read More…]

Things that Unexpectedly Makes Us Happy

By Lisa Franchi on April 14, 2014

Happiness – it is something we all chase. Something we all dream of. Something we all pray hard to get. Many people believe that happiness is having huge money in the bank, a fleet of luxurious cars, a new home, several real estate properties, and the like. However – often, the things we expect to make us happy fail to achieve that end. Numerous [Read More…]

7 Healthy Ways to Do with Your Spare Time

By Amy Taylor on April 14, 2014

What do you do when you have spare time? If you’re like most people, you probably spend this moment texting, surfing the web or browsing your newsfeed. Whilst they provide a temporary boost in mood, these activities can bounce back. Too much use of the technology has been widely linked to a host of physical and mental health issues, including anxiety a [Read More…]

Sitting Too Much: How Bad Is It?

By Lisa Franchi on April 11, 2014

Most of us spend each day sitting in a chair, with only our fingers working simultaneously for several hours straight. The modern technology has made it possible for us to earn a living without leaving our desk. We rarely get up to drink water or eat because they are all there on the table. And once our workday is done, we go straight to the car then back to [Read More…]

Boost Your Blood Health with these Foods

By Amy Taylor on April 11, 2014

Vitamin K refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins that are primarily responsible for aiding blood clot formation in our bodies. To emphasise its central role in boosting blood health, vitamin K was never named vitamin F which is supposed to be the next logical term after vitamin E. It was based on the term ‘koagulation’ – the German word [Read More…]

Social Media Linked to Poor Body Image

By Rebecca Lewis on April 11, 2014

New research shows that women spend more time on Facebook than men. And the more they are exposed to their friends’ ‘selfies’, the more they compare themselves negatively. The study is the first to show a link between social media and poor body image. Whilst the mass media is known to have an influence on how people feel about their appe [Read More…]

Foods that Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Lisa Franchi on April 10, 2014

There’s no specific diet plan for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But years of research show that eating a variety of foods, particularly fresh produce, can help ease the pain that comes along with this RA and improve our overall health and well-being. Fatty Fish Fish like salmon, halibut and tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids which can he [Read More…]

Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Time and Your Life

By Amy Taylor on April 10, 2014

Do you always find yourself cramming at work? Do you fret about having no more time for yourself? Each of us is given 24 hours a day, regardless of our status in life. While we can’t control time, we have the power over what we do on a daily basis. Read the following ideas on how you can make the most out of your time and your life too. Wake up earl [Read More…]

Men with Eating Disorders Undiagnosed & Untreated, Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on April 10, 2014

Eating disorder is a serious mental illness that is widely associated with women. But it can happen in men too. The misconception that eating disorder is a woman’s illness could be the reason why many gents who are also suffering from this condition are not getting the help and support they need, a UK study suggests. Eating disorders include anorexi [Read More…]

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