A healthy Work Limit is 39 Hours per Week, Experts Say

By Lisa Franchi on February 07, 2017

Working for more than 39 hours per week can pose serious damage to your physical and mental health, a new study suggests. The research was based on the data gathered from about 8,000 Australian adults who took part in the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. The new findings revealed that work limit for a healthy life should [Read More…]

Mum’s Diet Have Lasting Effects to Her Baby’s Development, Research Says

By Rebecca Lewis on February 07, 2017

A woman’s diet during pregnancy plays a critical role in her baby’s development. Not only are the effects crucial, they are also lasting - new research suggests.  The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, found that a diet lacking in protein interferes with the expression of genes within the embryo that are known to be important for [Read More…]

Self-Care Tips for People with Joint Pain

By Sharon Moore on February 06, 2017

There are many possible causes for joint pain. They include health conditions like fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Millions of people in the world suffer from joint pain, and the number is likely to rise. While medications can provide temporary relief, knowing some self-care tips is important in managing joint pain. Here are some [Read More…]

Five Forms of Talk Therapies that Help with Depression

By Amy Taylor on February 06, 2017

Whether you are battling with depression, anxiety or any other mental health issue, talk therapy can greatly help. And don’t think it only comes in one form. Talk therapies come in different formats and techniques. Check out the following and see which ones you can try:  Psychoanalysis  This form of talk therapy was developed by Sigmund Fre [Read More…]

Air Pollution Raises Dementia Risk in Older Women: Study Finds

By Lisa Franchi on February 03, 2017

Dementia is a growing concern worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease is its common form and now affects nearly 44 million. Past research has identified various factors that may up the risk of dementia. These include smoking, alcohol use, hypertension, mental illness, and genetics. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) unco [Read More…]

The Not-so-known Qualities of the Mentally Strong

By Rebecca Lewis on February 03, 2017

We all have pretty much the same idea as to what a mentally strong person looks like. Generally, the view is that the person who isn’t anxious, not suffering, able to deal with others well, or not having a diagnosis is considered to be mentally healthy. But it’s not always the case.  Mentally strong people experience negative emotions too. [Read More…]

Scientists Discover Brain Hormone that Triggers Fat Burning

By Sharon Moore on February 01, 2017

What triggers fat-burning in the body? Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a brain hormone which is responsible for this process. Their findings may have implications for future pharmaceutical development. The hormone, FLP-7 (called Tachykinin), had been identified 80 years ago as a peptide that triggered muscle contractions [Read More…]

Experts Determine Indicators for a Good Night’s Sleep

By Amy Taylor on January 31, 2017

What makes a good night sleep? According to researchers, it’s more than clocking 7-8 hours of sleep each night. There are a few other things that should also be considered.  For the first time, The National Sleep Foundation provided the key indicators for a good night’s sleep:  ·         [Read More…]

7 Best Food Sources of Probiotics

By Lisa Franchi on January 31, 2017

You’ve probably heard about probiotics many times. How about prebiotics? They are non-digestible carbohydrates that feed the good bacteria in your gut. Consuming prebiotics has been shown to promote immunity and digestive health, and lower inflammation in the body.  So where do you get prebiotics? Most fruits and vegetables have. But there are a [Read More…]

Brain Shape Linked to Personality, Study Claims

By Rebecca Lewis on January 30, 2017

Did you know that the shape of your brain does have something to say with your personality? Yes, you read that right. Not only does it influence your personality, it also influences your risk of developing a mental illness. The research published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience found that neurotic people have a thinner cortex than [Read More…]

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