New Research Finds Link Between Sleep Problems and Heart Disease

By Rebecca Lewis on April 05, 2017

People who struggle to sleep at night have a 27 per cent higher risk of suffering from a heart attack, new research revealed. Furthermore, researchers believe women are most at risk of heart disease because they are more genetically prone to insomnia due to their hormones. Sleep plays a vital role in our health. During sleep, the body undergoes a major repa [Read More…]

Everyday Foods for Your Heart Health

By Sharon Moore on April 03, 2017

It doesn’t matter if you are healthy or you are not genetically predisposed to heart disease. Simply eating the wrong foods, less exercise, and some other unhealthy habits can already increase your risk of suffering from heart disease  If you want to keep your heart in good condition for as long   Chia Seeds Eating chia seeds is one great [Read More…]

Scientists Discover Brain Marker that Can Identify Teens at Risk of Psychosis

By Amy Taylor on April 03, 2017

Psychosis normally shows up in adolescence or early adulthood. This mental disorder is experienced by around 100,000 young people per year. Unfortunately, little is known about how to prevent this devastating mental illness.  But a ground-breaking study by the University of Montreal offers new hope for early identification and prevention of psychosis. [Read More…]

The Good Thing About Being Alone

By Lisa Franchi on March 31, 2017

There’s a great deal of difference between being alone and being lonely. The latter is bad for your mental health and increases your risk of depression and other mental disorders. On the other hand, and contrary to what many of us believe, the former is actually good for you and can even strengthen your mental health. Being alone can have many advanta [Read More…]

Talk Therapy or Meds for Depression? Brain Scan Can Show Which Works for You

By Rebecca Lewis on March 30, 2017

Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta discovered a specific pattern of brain activities that may help clinicians identify what the best treatment is for a patient suffering from depression – in particular, whether it’s medications or talk therapy.  In the study, depression patients were randomly assigned patients to 12 weeks of treat [Read More…]

Here’s Why Taking a Hot Bath is Good for You

By Sharon Moore on March 30, 2017

Pampering yourself in a steamy bath can really be good for you. In fact, it has health benefits similar to exercising – according to new research. The study, published in the journal Temperature, found that an hour-long soak in hot water produced similar anti-inflammatory and blood sugar responses as 60 minutes of moderate physical activity. While a [Read More…]

Doing Housework Can Help Prevent Heart Disease than Simply Taking Medications

By Amy Taylor on March 29, 2017

To avoid heart disease, it is important to follow a healthy diet. But apart from this, maintaining a good amount of physical activity is also equally important. And speaking of workout, tai chi, yoga, brisk walks, and even house chores are among the best forms of workout heart attack patients can do to recover.  New guidelines from the American Heart [Read More…]

How to Become Your Own Life Coach

By Lisa Franchi on March 29, 2017

No matter how mentally strong you are, there will be times that you’d find it more difficult to face life’s challenges. Obstacles are there in everyone’s journey to their dreams. And without the positive voice telling you “it’s okay”, “don’t give up”, or “you can do it”, it is easy to just giv [Read More…]

Highly Trained Dogs Detect Breast Cancer from Bandage

By Rebecca Lewis on March 28, 2017

Researchers developed a technique that is inexpensive, simple and non-invasive, that can accurately detect breast cancer. It involves a highly-trained dog that is able to sniff out breast cancer from a piece of cloth which had touched the breast of a woman with a tumour. Working on the assumption that breast cancer cells have a distinguishing smell which se [Read More…]

Five Workout Hacks to Maximise Calorie Burning

By Sharon Moore on March 27, 2017

Admit it – whether you are experienced or a novice when it comes to working out, you are often faced with serious exercise routines that can totally exhaust and wear you out. So, it is important to make every minute count! And we’ve got some tips for that:  Get your workout playlist rocking.  Listening to music is one of the easiest a [Read More…]

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