Compound in Broccoli May Help Fight Age-related Macular Degeneration, Research Says

By Rebecca Lewis on July 14, 2016

When it comes to having good eyesight, carrots are probably the most popular superfood. But did you know that green vegetables can provide the same benefit too? In a new study, scientists discovered a highly potent concentration of the property could be used to treat age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss.  The eyes have I3C [Read More…]

New Study Suggests Genetic Test May Help Identify People Vulnerable to Dementia

By Amy Taylor on July 12, 2016

For a long time, doctors rely on the onset of symptoms in diagnosing dementia. This puts a big challenge in treating patients as in many cases, it’s already too late to slow down the progression of dementia. But latest research brings new hope as young people without any symptom of the disease may already undergo a genetic test to find out whether they [Read More…]

How to Eat the ‘Pain’ Away

By Sharon Moore on July 12, 2016

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably relied on painkillers all this time to sooth those painful muscles and joints, stomach cramps, and other body pains. But did you know you can also ‘eat’ the pain away? There are plenty of foods that, surprisingly, have pain-reducing abilities. Incorporating them in your diet can greatly help [Read More…]

Popular Insomnia & Allergy Drugs Linked to Alzheimer’s

By Lisa Franchi on July 11, 2016

New research published in the journal JAMA Neurology found a link between intake of insomnia and allergy drugs, and a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It suggests that these drugs lower brain metabolism and higher brain atrophy. Apart from that, people who took anticholinergic drugs also scored lower on memory tests.  This is not the first tim [Read More…]

Mental Tricks to Avoid Skipping Exercise

By Rebecca Lewis on July 11, 2016

Exercise is one of the best habits that you may want to incorporate in your lifestyle. There’s a plethora of scientific evidence pointing to the health benefits of physical activity, ranging from a better figure to lower risk of heart disease, dementia, diabetes and many other chronic diseases. But let’s face it - working out can be a hard habit [Read More…]

Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Let Stress Get in Your Relationship

By Amy Taylor on July 07, 2016

Issues with career, finances and family can all make you feel overwhelmed. And the pressure that stress puts on us does not only impact our physical and emotional health, but also our relationships. Whether you are married or still looking around, below are some of the top reasons why stress affect you: You develop poor body image. Did you know that stress [Read More…]

10 Minutes of Stretching Daily Alleviates Symptoms of Depression and Menopause

By Sharon Moore on July 07, 2016

You know that stretching is good for you. It boosts blood flow all over your body, so you’d feel more energetic and in better mood. Not only that. According to the latest research, stretching for 10 minutes before bed may actually help ease depressive and menopausal symptoms.  The study involved 40 Japanese women, aged 40 to 61, who had menopausa [Read More…]

Top Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight (Which Has Nothing to Do with Your Diet)

By Lisa Franchi on July 06, 2016

You’ve been strictly counting calories. You go to the gym regularly. But the problem is - you are not losing weight! And it’s frustrating you so much. What could be wrong?  One of the following might be to blame:  You lack sleep.  Many people focus so much on diet and exercise that they forget about one important factor for weig [Read More…]

Disrupted Worse Raises Diabetes Risk in Men, New Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on July 06, 2016

Poor quality sleep may be affecting men more than women. According to the latest study by Dutch researchers, sleeping more than average cut men’s ability to use insulin, which make them at greater risk of diabetes.  “In men, sleeping too much or too little was related to less responsiveness of the cells in the body to insulin, reducing gluc [Read More…]

Top Reasons Why You Need a Mental Health Break

By Amy Taylor on July 05, 2016

You’ve been working really hard all this time. Your rarely used your vacation credits. You spend three times per week on average doing overtime work. You feel really exhausted. But you can’t just stop. You are workaholic.  You have to remind yourself that you are not a robot. Your body gets tired, so as your mind. But you don’t have t [Read More…]

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