Tips To Stick To Your New Year’s Workout Goals

Tips To Stick To Your New Year’s Workout GoalsSetting workout goals for the New Year? Increasing physical activity and aiming to improve your health are worthy goals, but can be challenging.

Why Bad Moods Might Be A Sign Of Health Trouble

Why Bad Moods Might Be A Sign Of Health TroubleNegative mood—such as sadness and anger—is associated with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health, report researchers.

How To Get Winter Skiing Fit And Avoid An Injury

How To Get Winter Skiing Fit And Avoid An InjuryFrom Vail in the US to Val d’Isere in France, winter sports holidays are all the rage. And with more older people now hitting the slopes, there has been an inevitable rise in snow sport-related injuries.

Are Medications Affecting Your Memory?

Are Medications Affecting Your Memory?We will present medications that have been identified as possibly causing temporary or permanent memory impairment. If you find that you are taking some of these medications, it is best to consult your physician and ask about alternative medications that might be available.

Tips On How To Avoid Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

Tips On How To Avoid Heart Disease and Heart AttacksThere are many influences that increase or decrease your risk of heart disease, but, like so many issues in medicine and science, there is probably more controversy than agreement on what exactly individuals should do to help themselves live longer, healthier lives.

Making Healing Moves and Taking Play Breaks: An Ideal Self-Care Strategy

Making Healing Moves and Taking Play Breaks: An Ideal Self-Care StrategyToday, virtually every form of medicine recognizes these basic truths: 1) Simple exercise can have profound healing effects. 2) Specific "healing moves" can help fight illness and enhance health. Healing moves provide an ideal self-care strategy to help prevent, relieve, and...

The Scientific Defense Of The Brussels Sprout

The Scientific Defense Of The Brussels SproutBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour and familiarity of the small green vegetable. To others, they are an object of derision and disgust.

Why Windows With A View Are So Important To Older People

Why Windows With A View Are So Important To Older PeopleWindows are something that many of us take for granted – they’re just part of the houses we live in or the buildings we work in. And yet for older people, windows can be vital as a way to access the world, especially for those who spend a lot of time indoors

4 Tips For Safely Cooking And Keeping Your Turkey

4 Tips For Safely Cooking And Keeping Your Turkey

For countless households, Christmas is turkey time. The bird takes pride of place in festive meals across the world – but if not stored, handled and cooked properly it can cause serious food poisoning.

Winter Blues and Broken Bones: How To Get Enough Vitamin D3

winter blues and broken bones: how to get enough vitamin d3Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”. It is produced in your skin in response to sunlight and is a vital organic compound supporting the absorption of calcium and protecting bone strength, supporting immune function, and regulating mood. Deficiencies in Vitamin D can lead to...

5 Ways To Cut Down Your Food Waste This Christmas

5 Ways To Cut Down Your Food Waste This ChristmasThe average family throws away about £700 (US$885) worth of food each year. This is not just a drain on our finances, but also has significant environmental impacts – both in terms of production and waste management – and Christmas is no different.

I've Been Diagnosed with Cancer: What Should I Do?

I've Been Diagnosed with Cancer: What Should I Do?Upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, you may find yourself facing this frightening experience without any knowledge or understanding of how best to help yourself. The sheer volume of information that is now available about cancer and various treatment options can make the aftermath of diagnosis even more distressing for you and your family.

Homeopathy: History from Germany to the USA

Homeopathy: History from Germany to the USAToday, homeopathy is widely accepted in most Western or industrialized countries except the United States. In France, some 25 percent of all pharmacies are homeopathic. In England, half of all physicians either use or recommend homeopathy. In India, it is taught in almost all medical and pharmacy schools.

5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating Meat

5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating MeatMeat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based alternatives, it seems meaty dishes are starting to go out of fashion.

Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your Virome

Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your ViromeIt may be hard to fathom, but the human body is occupied by large collections of microorganisms, commonly referred to as our microbiome, that have evolved with us since the early days of man. Scientists have only recently begun to quantify the microbiome, and discovered it is inhabited by at least 38 trillion bacteria.

Are Your Grandparents Getting Tipsy At The Holiday Party?

Are Your Grandparents Getting Tipsy At The Holiday Party?November and December are defined by parties and social events. And in the U.S., alcohol is synonymous with socializing, with Americans particularly likely to overindulge during the holidays.

This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset Dementia

This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset DementiaScientists have discovered a lone mutation in a single gene that causes an inherited form of frontotemporal dementia makes it harder for neurons in the brain to communicate with one another, leading to neurodegeneration.

How An App Can Help Fight Loneliness In Old People At Christmas

How An App Can Help Fight Loneliness In Old People At ChristmasLoneliness, as a leading cause of depression and obesity, is believed to cost £6,000 per person in health and social care services. Loneliness is especially prevalent during the winter holidays, perhaps intensified by the short days, bad weather and the impression that everyone else is enjoying the festive season with family and friends.

Why The Key To Humanity Isn't Genetic But Microbial

Why The Key To Humanity Isn't Genetic But MicrobialWhat if the key to perfecting the human species were actually … yogurt? The fantasy of trying to perfect humanity through genetics was recently reignited by the announcement of the Chinese scientist claiming to have made the first “CRISPR babies

5 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Stillbirth

5 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of StillbirthStillbirth is defined as the death of a baby of at least 20 weeks’ gestation or 400 grams in weight. Most stillbirths occur during pregnancy.

After 50, Death Risk Climbs In Wake Of Loss Of Wealth

After 50, Death Risk Climbs In Wake Of Loss Of WealthAdults in their 50s and older who suffer a catastrophic loss of wealth have a 50-percent higher risk of dying than those who do not have such loss, according to a new study.

Learning to Let Go, Relax, and Be More Vibrant and Alive

Learning to Let Go, Relax, and Be More Vibrant and AliveWhen you are able to detach yourself from the areas of stress, tension, and pain in your body and just be aware of them without the interference of your analytical mind, they have room to unwind and release. This is not to deny or ignore pain; it is to be present with it in a relaxed, open, non judging way.

Why Snacking Could Be Damaging Your Health

Why Snacking Could Be Damaging Your HealthBreakfast simply didn’t exist for large parts of history. The Romans, for example, didn’t eat it – usually consuming only one meal around midday

Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In It

Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In ItIf you’ve ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions of microbes. Here’s what studies in healthy adults reveal makes up our poo.

How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose Pounds

How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose PoundsChildren who are genetically predisposed to being overweight can still lose weight by changing their diet and exercise habits, a study of about 750 children shows.

How Important Is Eating Breakfast?

How Important Is Eating Breakfast?In the middle of the last century, popular nutrition author Adelle Davis advised people to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

Fine Particle Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency Hiding In Plain Sight

Fine Particle Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency Hiding In Plain SightFine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in the world in 2015, factoring in approximately 4.1 million global deaths annually. In the United States, PM2.5 contributed to about 88,000 deaths in 2015 – more than diabetes, influenza, kidney disease or suicide.

5 Ways To Boost Your Nutrition Before Pregnancy

5 Ways To Boost Your Nutrition Before PregnancyThinking about trying to have a baby? Then now is the time for future moms (and dads) to “spring clean” food and lifestyle habits. Here are our five nutrition tips before pregnancy.

Symptoms of IBS: Medical Investigations and Treatments

12 04 symptoms of ibs medical investigations and treatmentsIn the past, indeed until quite recently, people with IBS had appendix removals, intensive abdominal investigations, major gynecological operations, numerous x-rays, and prescriptions for a whole range of pills and potions to rid them of the strange collection of symptoms we now recognize as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Here's The Skinny On Fasting For Weight Loss

Here's The Skinny On Fasting For Weight LossThe “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer was launched late last year.

How Weight Monitoring During Pregnancy Could Help Save Lives

How Weight Monitoring During Pregnancy Could Help Save LivesThere are times in a person’s life when specific events can have long-term implications on their future health. Pregnancy is one of those times – when major and dramatic changes occur within a woman’s body composition in a short period of time.

Want To Eat Fish That's Truly Good For You?

Want To Eat Fish That's Truly Good For You?
Seafood is very healthy to eat – all things considered. Fish and shellfish are an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and they are low in saturated fat. But seafood’s claim to fame is its omega-3 fatty acids which are beneficial to health. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans strongly suggest that adults eat two servings of seafood, or a total of eight ounces, per week.

Children With Arthritis Lack Vitamin D

Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Lack Vitamin D
In an analysis of global research, we recently found that children with the most frequent type of arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), have abnormally low vitamin D blood levels.

Why Do People Get Cancer?

Why Do People Get Cancer?

Lots of very clever people are working hard to try to answer it. I have worked on this problem for many years, and to be honest it still blows my mind to really think about just how complex it is.

Why Bigotry Is A Public Health Problem

Why Bigotry Is A Public Health ProblemOver a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled “Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?” At the time, some psychiatrists were advocating making “pathological bigotry” or pathological bias

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice Without Spending Loads Of Money

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice Without Spending Loads Of Money

Parents are being warned there could be a big rise in head lice outbreaks in schools this winter. The health charity Community Hygiene Concern has predicted that low-income families will be hit hardest after a change in NHS England guidance, means GPs are now routinely prevented from prescribing any treatment for the parasites.

Why Women Get PMS And Why Some Are More Affected

Why Women Get PMS And Why Some Are More Affected

Women have been menstruating throughout history. So it’s curious the earliest documented record of what we now know to be premenstrual syndrome (PMS) appeared pretty late in the game.

How Dust Storms And Hazardous Air Quality Can Harm Your Health

How Dust Storms And Hazardous Air Quality Can Harm Your HealthA major dust storm swept through Sydney and regional New South Wales this week. Red skies over Broken Hill on Wednesday night and Sydney on Thursday resembled those seen during intense bushfire activity and the massive 2009 dust storm.

How Hormones Affect Our Mood

How Hormones Affect Our MoodThe process of shedding the uterine lining with vaginal bleeding every month has an obvious reproductive focus, but it has also long been linked with changes to mood and behaviour. Unfortunately, this has often been an attempt to consign women to a “biologically” determined place of inferior mental functioning.

Why We All Need To Be Proactive About Our Bowels

Why We All Need To Be Proactive About Our BowelsManipulating environmental exposures to optimize a healthy microbiome may hold the promise of preventing chronic inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Do Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Heart Attacks?

Do Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Heart Attacks?
A recent widely-reported study has reignited debate around whether omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The study showed a particular form of omega-3 oil lowered the risk of people with heart disease experiencing a major “end point” event by 25%.

Why You Like Coffee, And I Like Tea

Why You Like Coffee, And I Like Tea
Do you drink freshly brewed coffee to start off your day? Or is a cup of English breakfast tea a better option for you?

Are Fish Oil Supplements Beneficial?

Are Fish Oil Supplements Beneficial?
There are suggestions that fish oil is good for a range of health conditions including arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, mental health and heart disease. It’s even been suggested that fish oil might make people smarter, so should we all be taking supplements?

How To Heal Asthma The Natural Way

How To Heal Asthma The Natural Way
Deaths in children from asthma are growing at an alarming rate. One can't help but wonder if the powerful steroidal drugs that are used to control symptoms and that also suppress immune function play an important role in this death toll. Don't let this type of drug abuse hurt your family. Seek out alternatives and consider these strategies.

Healthy Guts Are Swarming With Bugs, So What Do They Do?

Healthy Guts Are Swarming With Bugs, So What Do They Do?
The healthy human body is swarming with microorganisms. They inhabit every nook and cranny on the surfaces of our body. But by far the largest collection of microorganisms reside in our gastrointestinal tract – our gut.

6 Surprising Drug Interactions You Should Know About

6 Surprising Drug Interactions You Should Know About
As the population grows older, more and more people are using a combination of drugs to treat multiple conditions. This can lead to interactions and side effects that we all need to be aware of.

How Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline

How Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline
Alcoholic drinks should all carry calorie counts according to a leading UK public health doctor writing in the BMJ today, because of their contribution to obesity. Fiona Sim, Chair of the UK Royal Society for Public Health, writes that while adults who drink may be getting as much as 10% of their daily calories from alcohol, most people are unaware drinking contributes to their energy intake.

Why Some People Overeat When They're Upset

Why Some People Overeat When They're Upset
The idea of eating a tub of ice cream to cope with being upset has become a bit cliche. Though some might not need a tub of chocolate swirl to help perk themselves up again, there do seem to be systematic differences in the way that people cope with upsetting events, with some more likely to find solace in food than others.

Why The World's Plastic Problem Is Bigger Than The Ocean

Why The World's Plastic Problem Is Bigger Than The Ocean
As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This object is designed to solve an enormous environmental problem. But in so doing, it brings attention to a number of others.

Making Time For Exercise -- But How? And When?

Making Time For Exercise -- But How? And When?
It’s that time again. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released a new edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. That sound you hear is Americans collectively sighing.

Should You Take Probiotics When You’re On Antibiotics?

Should You Take Probiotics When You’re On Antibiotics?
Antibiotics kill harmful bacteria that cause disease. But they also cause collateral damage to the microbiome, the complex community of bacteria that live in our gut. This results in a profound, though usually temporary, depletion of the beneficial bacteria.

Exploring Human Potential and Psychic Healing

Exploring Human Potential and Psychic Healing
Various esoteric sources have long suggested that human beings are capable of healing one another. Only in the last several decades has modern technology and the consciousness of enlightened scientists evolved to the point where laboratory confirmation of subtle energetic healing has been made possible.

Letting Go of the Fear of Pain and Opening the Door of Your Heart

Letting Go of the Fear of Pain and Opening the Door of Your Heart
Fear is the major ingredient of pain. It is what makes pain hurt. Take away the fear and only feeling is left. In the mid-1970s, in a poor and remote forest monastery in northeast Thailand, I had a bad toothache. There was no dentist to go to, no telephone, and no electricity. We didn't even have any aspirin...

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