Does Stress Cause Premature DNA Aging?

By Sharon Moore on February 29, 2016

Telomeres - the ‘caps’ on the ends of chromosomes which protect the DNA from damage, have long been associated to longevity. It is said that the longer the telomeres, the longer one’s lifespan.  A new study however, which is the largest of its kind, found a small correlation between stress and telomere length.    The analys [Read More…]

New Research Says the Superfood Avocado Can Save Your Life

By Amy Taylor on February 26, 2016

Avocado has long been considered a superfood. It’s perfect in smoothies, salads, sandwiches and many other dishes. But apart from its culinary benefits, eating avocado could save your life too. A new study found that it ’significantly reduces’ cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease - one of the leading [Read More…]

Strength Training is for Women Too! Benefits You Can Get

By Lisa Franchi on February 26, 2016

When it comes to women’s fitness, strength training is one of those that are often overlooked. Getting into shape is every woman’s dream. Many think that the easiest way to get there is to do aerobics. But weight loss is more effective when accompanied with strength training. And no, strength training isn’t just for the boys. It’s for [Read More…]

Top Seven Reasons Why Cucumber Water is Good for You

By Rebecca Lewis on February 25, 2016

Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family. It is perfect for salads, sandwiches and many other dishes. It is also made into a popular beverage. You’ll often see cucumber water being served in restaurants. Apart from its refreshing taste and, there are more reasons to drink cucumber water. This natural drink is loaded with essential nutr [Read More…]

Ground-breaking Study: T-Cell Immunotherapy Could Possibly Kill Cancer… Forever

By Sharon Moore on February 25, 2016

Cancer has always been one of the deadliest diseases, claiming thousands of lives every day. It has been in existence for thousands of years now but the quest for the miracle drug is not yet over. Now, a ground-breaking research from San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan identified a new approach to treating cancer. The treatment, which involves the bod [Read More…]

Sedentary Lifestyle Tied to Smaller Brains, Study Shows

By Amy Taylor on February 24, 2016

A new study published in the Neurology journal found that poor fitness in middle age to smaller brains almost 20 years later. These findings suggest that health and lifestyle choices can have a big effect many years later, basically shrinking the brains of “couch potatoes.”  The study involved 1,094 participants who didn’t have heart [Read More…]

Three Metabolism Myths Busted

By Lisa Franchi on February 24, 2016

Can’t lose weight? Is your metabolism to blame? Maybe. Maybe not. Metabolism refers to the set of life-sustaining chemical reactions within the cells. Put simply, it is your body’s way of converting food to energy. How fast or slow this process takes place depends on your metabolic rate, which is affected by so many factors.  Metabolism may [Read More…]

Five Foods to Boost Your Mood this Weekend

By Rebecca Lewis on February 23, 2016

You’ve been working hard the past five days. And despite all the stress and exhaustion you feel, you still push yourself to perform at work. And now it’s Friday. You feel so much excited because it’s your time to step back, pause and unwind. You probably have plenty of plans over the weekend and like most people, that includes some food esc [Read More…]

Poor REM Sleep Linked to Depression & Anxiety

By Sharon Moore on February 23, 2016

Rapid eye movement (REM) is the most important stage of sleep in which dreams take place. It is characterised by random movement of the eyes, low muscle tone, and rapid low-voltage desynchronized brain waves.  In a new study by the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the bad and "restless" REM sleep experienced by in [Read More…]

Harmful Molecules Present in Junk Food Linked to Diabetes & Heart Disease

By Amy Taylor on February 22, 2016

Junk food has always been rated as bad for the health. And there are so many reasons why. But among the unexplored reasons is that they contain damaging bacterial molecules called ‘pathogen-associated molecular patterns’ (PAMPs) which raise the risk of coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes.  ’It has been understood for many year [Read More…]

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