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…]

Twenty-year Research Finds Insulin Resistance May Lead to Faster Cognitive Decline

By Amy Taylor on March 24, 2017

Insulin resistance is not only a major risk factor for diabetes. According to a new study carried out by Tel Aviv University, it is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance.   The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, run for two decades, in which researchers followed a group of nearly 500 patients with exist [Read More…]

Here’s Why Crying is Good for You Too

By Lisa Franchi on March 23, 2017

Who says crying is a sign of weakness? We often held back our tears when we are in pain or when we are emotionally suffering. But according to experts, crying provides physiological or psychological merit. Recent studies show that having a good cry can promote mental health and stability. How does crying boost your mental health? You’ve probably expe [Read More…]

How Staying Outdoors Make You Happier & Healthier

By Rebecca Lewis on March 23, 2017

There’s something magical about being outdoors. Living in the countryside – where you are surrounded by green fields and trees, and lovely natural sceneries – can do so much wonder to your health and well-being. And lots of studies back this up! Here are some scientifically proven benefits of living close to nature: Lower risk of obesity [Read More…]

It Takes More than just Money to be Happy, Report Says

By Sharon Moore on March 22, 2017

A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, despite the plummeting price of oil, a key part of its economy. On the other side, Americans are getting sadder, even though their income has gone up over the past decade. The report suggests that it takes more just money to be happy. So, what is it, exactly, that promotes happiness? "It&rsqu [Read More…]

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