6 Reasons to Lose Weight (Aside from Looking Better)

By Lisa Franchi on July 10, 2014

Many people want to lose weight for the sole reason of fitting into their old jeans. But losing weight does more than make you look better (or sexier, if that’s the right word). It is also a big step towards improving your health. Here are the major benefits of losing weight that has nothing to do with what you see in the mirror: You brain functio [Read More…]

Cinnamon May Halt Progression of Parkinson’s Disease, Scientists Find

By Sharon Moore on July 10, 2014

Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Centre have found that cinnamon can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson’s disease (PD). "Cinnamon has been used widely as a spice throughout the world for centuries," said Kalipada Pahan, PhD, study lead researcher and [Read More…]

8 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

By Amy Taylor on July 09, 2014

In busy days like this, many of us fall short on sleep to get more tasks done in a day. But sleep deprivation doesn’t only sap our energy; it also weakens our immune system and exposes us to a bunch of health problems, including the most dreaded heart disease and cancer. Lack of sleep also affects our behaviour and thought patterns. In fact, just recen [Read More…]

Scientists Find New Markers for Diagnosing Breast Cancer

By Sharon Moore on July 09, 2014

One in eight women will have breast cancer in their lifetime. The fight against this debilitating illness seems like there’s no end, that’s why finding better predictive markers is more important than ever. In a new study, scientists have found additional diagnostic markers that may aid clinicians to better forecast and prevent the disease. [Read More…]

How Can You Cut Down on Sugar?

By Rebecca Lewis on July 09, 2014

Like some others, you probably don’t put sugar in your cup of coffee, or in your tea. But that doesn’t mean you are not getting more than the daily recommended intake of the sweet stuff. There are growing concerns about sugar and health, and experts agree that cutting down on sugar has huge benefits, especially in reducing obesity rate. The cu [Read More…]

Scientists make a “Major Step” Towards a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s

By Lisa Franchi on July 08, 2014

Research involving over 1,000 people has identified a set of proteins in the blood which can predict the start of the dementia with 87% accuracy. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia which currently affects 44 million people worldwide. By 2050, this is predicted to reach 135 million. Until now, dementia has no cure, and its global c [Read More…]

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Body Needs Iron (Aside from Boosting Blood Health)

By Amy Taylor on July 08, 2014

Iron is best known for its role in haemoglobin formation. Haemoglobin is the chemical that gives blood its dark red colour, and is responsible for transporting oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues. But did you know iron has several other functions too? Here’s why you should maintain sufficient levels of iron in your body: It gives you [Read More…]

How to Keep Sane & Healthy When Raising a Child with Autism

By Rebecca Lewis on July 08, 2014

Parenting is a difficult job. It doesn’t have a “time-in” or “time-out”, not even a day off. And for those who have a child with autism, things get more difficult. When you’re parenting a child with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), you face these harsh truths: therapies, frequent doctor visits, financial concerns, worries, [Read More…]

Finding Peace & Keeping Up In this Fast-Paced World

By Rebecca Lewis on July 07, 2014

There’s no wonder – people are busier these days than they were decades ago. Whether you’re working full-time or part-time, or you stay at home with your kids, life can feel so busy these days, leaving you stressed and unable to keep up. Alongside your daily obligations, you also feel the need to take care of other people, such as your frie [Read More…]

The Answer to Diabetes Could Be In Our Gut, Scientists Say

By Amy Taylor on July 07, 2014

For decades, scientists have been trying to find a cure for diabetes, but it remained to be a difficult battle. Now, researchers from Columbia University suggest that the answer could be actually in our gut. The researchers were able convert human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cell s by switching off a single gene. Their findings demonstrate [Read More…]

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