Detox Your Body and Your Mind

Why do we need to detox? Because in our daily lives we are continually exposed to an array of toxins that interfere with the normal functioning of our cells, and therefore prevent us from reaching optimal health. The foods we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe is laden with chemicals that are foreign to our system. Approximately 4000 chemicals a [Read More…]

Talking to Yourself Can Be Beneficial, Study Says

By Rebecca Lewis on April 19, 2012

Many people have the habit of talking to themselves especially when looking for something. Odd as it may seem, talking to oneself has positive effects, reported a new study. Benefits of Self-Directed Speech Past studies revealed that self-directed speech helps children become more familiar with various activities. For instance, a child who mutters the step [Read More…]

10 Healthy Herbs You Can Add to Your Diet

By Helen Holmes on April 18, 2012

If you love cooking, you understand how herbs can amazingly enhance the taste of every recipe from stir fries to grilled and baked foods. But other than their culinary properties, herbs are great sources of vitamins and minerals that our body needs. Many studies have shown that some herbs are effective in addressing various health conditions such as high b [Read More…]

Hypnotherapy Can Provide Lasting Relief for IBS Sufferers, New Research Shows

By Amy Taylor on April 17, 2012

In a study involving a total of 346 patients, researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found out that hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Hypnosis as an Effective Treatment for IBS IBS is one of the most common health problems in UK, affecting 10-20 percent of the populat [Read More…]

What Can Be Done to Boost Willpower? An Expert reveals to us the Answer

By Rebecca Lewis on April 16, 2012

Just like muscles, willpower gets tired when overused. And like energy, it gets drained and used up as the day ends. But then, it is something that can be restored. On her latest book, Kelly McGonigal, a psychologist from the Stanford University, shares to us how self control works and what can be done to get more of it. 1.     &nbs [Read More…]

There is Such a Thing as Too Much Happiness

By Sharon Moore on April 13, 2012

Many people spend the rest of their years searching for things that will make them happy. Happiness is something that we all look forward to. But according to experts, too much of it may not be good for you. The Consequences of Being Too Happy At first glance, it seems ironic to know that we can be less happy when we’re too much happy. But scientists [Read More…]

Maternal Obesity Linked to Autism and Cognitive Disorders in Children

By Monica Wilson on April 12, 2012

There is a possibility that obese and diabetic mothers will have children with autism and development disorders, reported by the researchers from University of California and Vanderbilt University in the US. Study Findings In a case-control study, experts looked at three metabolic disorders among pregnant women – high blood pressure, diabetes, and o [Read More…]

Demand for University Counselling Services Increased

By Lisa Franchi on April 12, 2012

In the latest statistics report by the Mental Well-Being in Higher Education (MWBHE), it was revealed that 80% of universities in the country have seen a significant increase in the number of students seeking university services for mental health. But with the recent budget cut, a big challenge lies ahead. More Students Need University Counselling Services [Read More…]

Wales to Be the First Country to Legislate Policy on Play - Why Play is Important for Children

By Helen Holmes on April 11, 2012

The Welsh government is making history this year as they begin drafting a legislation to expand play opportunities for children. Once this law has been passed, Wales will become the first country in the world to legislate for play. Wales to Legislate Policy on Play On a 12-week consultation, representatives from various local authorities as well as the yo [Read More…]

Dental X-Rays Can Increase the Risk of Brain Tumours, New Study Say

By Amy Taylor on April 11, 2012

Having regular dental x-rays increases the risk of developing non malignant tumours in the brain, reported a new study. X-Rays and Brain Tumours Researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that the risk of meningioma (non malignant type of brain tumour) increases by 2 or 3 times in people who regular [Read More…]

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