Taking a Short Nature Walk is Beneficial for People, Even for those with Clinical Depression

By Lisa Franchi on May 18, 2012

If you’re feeling stressed, down and depressed, you might want to leave your busy world for a while and take some time walking in the woods. Why? According to a new study published in the journal of Affective Disorders, a short trip to the nature can help improve memory and attention rate, even in the case of depressed people. The said study adopted t [Read More…]

Study Finds Chinese Herb Kudzu May Cut Binge Drinking

By Sharon Moore on May 18, 2012

In a study published recently in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers looked at one of the major components of Kudzu – a traditional Chinese herbal medicine and found that it has the ability to lower down alcohol level in the body. Kudzu for Binge Drinking Kudzu is a climbing, trailing vine native to Southeast Asia and Japan. History wise, t [Read More…]

Avoid Emotional Eating If You Want to Lose Weight

The key to losing weight, and keeping it off forever, is not to follow a diet, but rather, a healthy nutrition programme for the rest of your life. Bob Greene writes, in his book Get With The Programme, that if there is a secret to permanent weight loss, it is the complete elimination of emotional eating. Emotional eating occurs when we eat because of somet [Read More…]

Too Much Sugar Can Slow Down Learning and Memory, New Study Says

By Lisa Franchi on May 17, 2012

Previous studies have shown that too much sugar can lead to obesity, diabetes, and problems in the liver. But a new study suggests that it can affect the brain function too. High Fructose Sugar and Brain Function In an experiment on rats, researchers from the University of California found that sugary diet can lead to memory and learning problems. For six [Read More…]

Top 10 Ways Single Parents Can Enhance Their Children’s Happiness And Well-being

By Lauren Nicholson on May 16, 2012

Recent statistics from the EU’s statistical arm have revealed that in Britain, more children are being raised in single-parent families than in many other major European countries, with figures showing as many as one out of five children living with either just mum or dad. Studies have found that children are doubly at risk of developing a mental disor [Read More…]

Why You Wouldn’t Want to Eat Lunch in Your Workstation - Your Desks May Be Dirtier Than Toilet Seats

By Helen Holmes on May 16, 2012

Indeed, people have become a lot busier these days than they were decades ago. Today, most employees prefer to take their lunches to the office than to go out – most probably to save time. But health experts don’t think this is a good idea. On a latest American study, researchers revealed that people who are used to ‘desktop dining’ c [Read More…]

Exercising Can Help Relieve Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes, Says an Expert

By Amy Taylor on May 15, 2012

A healthy diet coupled with exercise can be a great tool to fight Type 2 diabetes, said Greg Wells, a professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and an associate scientist in Physiology and Exercise Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. Diabetes occurs when the level of sugar in the blood goes up and exceeds the normal. This condi [Read More…]

Acupuncture to Improve Condition of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

By Sharon Moore on May 15, 2012

Acupuncture, one of the popular traditional Chinese therapies has been scientifically proven to improve health and wellbeing in so many ways. Just recently, another scientific research revealed that acupuncture can be used to improve the condition of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Said therapy is claimed to help manage the disease [Read More…]

Compound in Garlic to Fight Food-Borne Diseases Better than Antibiotics

By Monica Wilson on May 14, 2012

Garlic is perhaps the most used spice in the world. But aside from its culinary purpose, several studies have shown that garlic is also a potential source of numerous health benefits. Just recently, a new research found that garlic contains a type of compound which is 100 times more potent than antibiotics in treating food-borne illnesses caused mainly by Ca [Read More…]

New Study: Meditation Promotes Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Lisa Franchi on May 14, 2012

When it comes to mental health and wellbeing, Australian researchers found that people who have been meditating for years were 10% better off than those who don’t. Meditation and Mental Health For many years, various studies were conducted to assess the value of meditation to one’s health and majority of them confirm that this mental practice i [Read More…]



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