Scientists Identify a Small Brain Structure Responsible for Making Decisions

By Rebecca Lewis on May 13, 2016

What makes you decide which food to eat for breakfast, what clothes to wear, or whether to go to work or not? Every day, we make many decisions - some of which tend to be complicated. And did you know that these decisions that we make are done by a very small structure in the brain?  Scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis [Read More…]

Five Simple Tips to Avoid Gaining Back Weight

By Sharon Moore on May 12, 2016

Weight loss, for many, is a continuous battle. After reaching their target weight, some tend to relax and slow down a bit and go back to their old eating habits. This leads to many dieters going back to their previous weight.  If you can relate to this scenario, then this article is worth reading. Below are some very simple tips that can make a dramati [Read More…]

CBT May Be a Better Approach for Treating Insomnia, Sleep Specialists Say

By Sharon Moore on May 12, 2016

Have insomnia? Instead of popping pills, you may consider undergoing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). According to experts, it should be the first choice to treat chronic insomnia. What’s more, it doesn’t carry the side effects of medications.  The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine journal, is recommending doctors to s [Read More…]

Three Simple Things You Can Do to Age-Proof Your Mental Health

By Lisa Franchi on May 11, 2016

Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean your memory should go old as well. We can’t stop our body from ageing. But we can definitely do something to stay young - mentally. Below are simple yet wonderful ways to age-proof your memory:  De-stress.  Our 30s could be the most stressful years of our lives. There are little kid [Read More…]

Wine, Coffee and Tea May Promote Healthy Gut Flora

By Amy Taylor on May 11, 2016

Drinking wine, coffee and tea may not just be good for your heart as past studies have shown. These drinks can also be good for your gut! That’s the latest findings of the researchers from University of Groningen in Netherlands.  They found that drinking wine, coffee and tea may boost the level of good bacteria in the gut. According to the resear [Read More…]

Scientifically Proven Ways to Stick to Your Workout Plan

By Rebecca Lewis on May 10, 2016

While some people still associate sexiness with having a ‘thin’ figure, more and more people are leaning towards a lean and sporty figure as the new sexy. And this isn’t something you get just by cutting your calorie intake or downing on juices or soups. For that lean and toned body, you have to work out… hard.  But working out [Read More…]

Eating Chocolate May Help Cut Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

By Sharon Moore on May 06, 2016

Indulging on a small amount of chocolate every day may help cut a person’s risk of diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study.  The findings were based on 1,153 people aged 18-69 years who were part of the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk in Luxembourg (ORISCAV-LUX) study. Researchers found that consuming about a hundred grams of choc [Read More…]

New Findings Reveal How Lack of Sleep Raises Cardiovascular Risk

By Lisa Franchi on May 06, 2016

Many studies have shown that lack of sleep raises cardiovascular risk. But how exactly? Two recent findings suggest that poor sleep does it by increasing the risk of engaging in behaviours that put a person at risk of serious health problems and actually change the way the body gets rid of cholesterol, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease.  [Read More…]

The Spice that Can Help You Shed More Fats

By Amy Taylor on May 05, 2016

Many people, women in particular, invest a lot of money on weight loss products. Managing weight is one of the most difficult challenges nowadays because of the sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits that many of us engage in.  Despite all the wide range of dieting tips and programmes available today, the best and - will still be - the most ef [Read More…]

New Study Explains Why Painkillers Harm Your Heart

By Rebecca Lewis on May 04, 2016

Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have long been associated with heart disease. But why? In the recent investigation by scientists from University of California, Davis, they explain why these drugs can harm heart tissue.  They found that pain killers harm heart tissue in several ways. First, they attack the mitochondria, reducin [Read More…]

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