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05 May 2021

Insomnia – What it is, how it affects you, and how to help you get back your restful nights

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s ICSD-3 manual, insomnia is defined as “persistent difficulty with sleep initiation, duration, consolidation or quality.” Insomnia has many potential contributing factors and symptoms, but its diagnosis hinges on two essential components: sleep difficulties that occur despite adequate opportunities for normal sleep daytime impairment that directly results from

04 May 2021

How to boost your immune system

Helpful ways to strengthen your immune system and fight off disease How can you improve your immune system? On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process and

28 Apr 2021

What to know about heart attack

What is it? When blood can’t get to your heart, your heart muscle doesn’t get the oxygen it needs. Without oxygen, its cells can be damaged or die. The key to recovery is to get your blood flow restored quickly. Get medical help right away if you think you’re having symptoms of a heart attack.

27 Apr 2021

Is dairy bad for you, or good? the milky, cheesy truth

Dairy products are controversial these days. While dairy is cherished by health organizations as essential for your bones, some people argue that it’s harmful and should be avoided. Of course, not all dairy products are the same. They vary greatly in quality and health effects depending on how the milk-giving animals were raised and how

26 Apr 2021

How to stop tossing and turning at night

Spending hours tossing and turning at night when you’re trying to fall asleep is uncomfortable, disruptive, and downright frustrating. Anxiety, stress, and overstimulation are just some of the factors that can cause an increase in tossing and turning at night. In this article, we’ll explore why you might be tossing and turning so much at

24 Apr 2021

The Facts About Carbs, Fiber, and Diabetes

Carbs When you watch your diet because you have diabetes, you’ll want to pay special attention to carbohydrates, because they can affect your blood sugar level faster than protein or fat. You get carbs from sweets, fruit, milk, yogurt, bread, cereal, rice, pasta, potatoes, and other vegetables. It can help to count your carbs from

24 Apr 2021

11 fascinating facts about body temperature

11 fascinating facts about body temperature Your body temperature can reveal a lot about your health. Body temperature is one of four key vital signs doctors look at, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. An infection can cause a fever, but your body temperature also fluctuates according to your age, your sex, and even when you

23 Apr 2021

Things that hurt your heart

You know that a bad diet and too little exercise can hurt your ticker. But there are lots of sneaky sources of heart disease that you may not be aware of. Here are some you need to know about, and heart-smart steps to help you keep healthy. Dental problems Need extra motivation to brush and

20 Apr 2021

Gestational diabetes

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar levels become high during pregnancy. It affects up to 10% of women who are pregnant in the U.S. each year. It affects pregnant women who haven’t ever been diagnosed with diabetes. There are two classes of gestational diabetes. Women with class

16 Apr 2021

Collagen — What is It and what is it good for?

Collagen is the most plentiful protein in your body. It has various important roles, including providing structure to your skin and helping your blood clot. In recent years, it has gained popularity as a nutritional supplement and ingredient in shampoos and body lotions. Still, you may wonder what collagen is, as well as what it’s

15 Apr 2021

7 essential facts about metabolism and weight loss

Are you having trouble shedding pounds? The key to weight loss success may be understanding how your metabolism really works. If you’ve ever struggled with the numbers on the scale, you’ve probably blamed it on your metabolism. But what is metabolism exactly, and how does it work? The term metabolism refers to all the processes

10 Apr 2021

Metformin: 10 things you should know

1. Metformin is a workhorse for type 2 diabetes Metformin has been available for the oral treatment of type 2 diabetes since 1995. Metformin helps to control blood sugar (glucose) levels and is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications. Metformin is a true workhorse for diabetics: a study published in Diabetes Care

09 Apr 2021

10 ways to boost your metabolism

Can You make your metabolism better? Metabolism is a term that describes all the chemical reactions in your body. These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning. The word metabolism is often used interchangeably with metabolic rate, or the number of calories you burn. The higher it is, the more calories you burn and

08 Apr 2021

Malabsorption syndrome

Malabsorption syndrome WHAT IS MALABSORPTION SYNDROME? The main role of your small intestine is to absorb nutrients from the food you eat into your bloodstream. Malabsorption syndrome refers to a number of disorders in which the small intestine can’t absorb enough of certain nutrients and fluids. Nutrients that the small intestine often has trouble absorbing

07 Apr 2021

How much should I weigh?

Many people want to know the answer to this question: How much should I weigh? However, there is not one ideal healthy weight for each person, because a number of different factors play a role. These include age, muscle-fat ratio, height, sex, and body fat distribution, or body shape. Having excess weight can affect a

05 Apr 2021

Restless legs syndrome

What is restless legs syndrome? Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that causes an overpowering urge to move your legs. It’s also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. Doctors consider it a sleep disorder because it usually happens or gets worse while you’re at rest. You might have trouble sleeping or sitting for a

02 Apr 2021

Vaginal atrophy

WHAT IS IT? Vaginal atrophy is a change of the vagina that develops when there is a significant decrease in levels of the female hormone estrogen. The condition also is called atrophic vaginitis. Estrogen, which is produced by the ovaries, plays a vital role in keeping vaginal tissues lubricated and healthy. When levels of estrogen

01 Apr 2021

12 anxiety symptoms that might point to a disorder

The symptoms of anxiety can be hard to detect. Here are the ones you need to pay attention to, and how to know if you may have an anxiety disorder. What does it mean to have an anxiety disorder? Everyone can expect to have the occasional bout of anxiety – maybe you get nervous before

31 Mar 2021

Morning breath: Causes and how to get rid of it

Morning breath is the term that people commonly use to describe breath that smells bad when a person wakes up. Waking up with morning breath can be unpleasant and it probably isn’t the way you want to greet your partner, or the day. But it’s extremely common, and most people experience it at some point.

30 Mar 2021

Symptoms and Complications of Hypothyroidism

When your thyroid gland is underactive (called hypothyroidism) and produces too little hormone, your metabolism slows down and your organs’ ability to function normally is diminished. This may lead to a variety of symptoms, including weight gain, fatigue, depression, dry skin, brain fog, cold intolerance, muscle cramps, and constipation. Without treatment with thyroid hormone replacement,

29 Mar 2021

Symptoms and Complications of Hyperthyroidism

When your thyroid gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) and produces too much hormone, your body’s metabolism speeds up. Considering the whole-body effects this can have, a variety of symptoms may result, including weight loss, irritability, irregular heart rhythm, tremor, insomnia, hair loss, and more. Hyperthyroidism also carries some potential complications with it, such as bone weakening,

27 Mar 2021

Everything you should know about oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body. Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules with an uneven number of electrons. The uneven number allows them to easily react with other molecules. Free radicals can cause large chain chemical reactions in your body because they react so easily with other molecules. These

26 Mar 2021

How to prevent antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance leads to higher medical costs, longer hospital stays and, sometimes, death. Key ways to prevent antibiotic resistance are by avoiding infections, using antibiotics correctly and disposing of them safely. What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotics are a group of medicines designed to treat bacterial infections. However, the misuse and overuse of antibiotics have allowed

25 Mar 2021

How to prevent scarring

Scars form on your skin after an injury as part of your body’s healing process. The size of the scar you’re left with depends on the severity of your injury and how well it heals. Shallow cuts and wounds that only affect your top layer of skin usually don’t scar at all. Some scars fade

24 Mar 2021

Debunking common myths about thyroid disease

Your thyroid gland keeps your body’s metabolism humming and plays a key role in your overall well-being. So if you have some type of thyroid disease, you’d know it, right? Not necessarily, says endocrinologist Mary Vouyiouklis Kellis, MD. In fact, here are several problems with the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck: Hyperthyroidism

22 Mar 2021

5 steps for preventing kidney stones

If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you surely remember it. The pain can be unbearable, coming in waves until the tiny stone passes through your urinary plumbing and out of the body. For many, kidney stones aren’t a one-time thing: in about half of people who have had one, another appears within seven years

19 Mar 2021

Should you take antioxidant supplements?

Antioxidant supplements are popular and commonly considered healthy. In part, this is because fruits and vegetables, which are rich in antioxidants, are associated with many health benefits, including a reduced risk of disease. Yet, there is strong evidence to suggest that you may be doing your health a disservice by supplementing with antioxidants. For this

18 Mar 2021

Symptoms of throat cancer

Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that occurs in the pharynx or the larynx. The throat is important to many vital functions like eating, breathing, and speaking, so symptoms of throat cancer may get in the way of daily activities. When cancerous tumors develop in the larynx – or voice box

17 Mar 2021

What causes mouth ulcers and how to treat them

Mouth ulcers — also known as canker sores — are normally small, painful lesions that develop in your mouth or at the base of your gums. They can make eating, drinking, and talking uncomfortable. Women, adolescents, and people with a family history of mouth ulcers are at higher risk for developing mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers

17 Mar 2021

10 ways to boost male fertility and increase sperm count

If you and your partner are experiencing fertility issues, know that you’re not alone. Infertility is more common than you might think. It affects about one in every six couples, and researchers estimate about one in every three cases is due to fertility problems in the male partner alone. While infertility is not always treatable,

15 Mar 2021

Tips for flaky, itchy and dry skin

Dry skin (xerosis) occurs when skin doesn’t retain sufficient moisture. This can happen as a result of frequent bathing, use of harsh soaps, aging, or certain medical conditions. And for those in colder climates, it can stem from cold, dry winter air. People may suffer from red, rough, raw, and itchy skin. This is because

13 Mar 2021

Can vitamin D lower your risk of COVID-19?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a number of critical roles in your body. This nutrient is especially important for immune system health, leaving many people wondering whether supplementing with vitamin D may help reduce the risk of contracting the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. While there’s currently no cure for COVID-19, preventive

12 Mar 2021

Blood clot symptoms to know

What’s a clot? It’s a clump of cells and protein in your blood. A clot helps slow bleeding when you’re injured. It usually dissolves as you heal. But if it doesn’t, or if it forms when it’s not needed, it can clog up or completely block a blood vessel. What problems can it cause? An

11 Mar 2021

Myths about diabetes

Globally, diabetes is becoming increasingly prevalent, as are the myths and misconceptions that surround it. Although diabetes is a familiar word, symptoms vary, and the biological mechanisms involved are complex. Because it is both common and complicated, half-truths abound. Unfortunately, some of the myths which are mentioned below increase the stigma attached to diabetes. For

11 Mar 2021

Antioxidants explained in simple terms

What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body (they neutralize free radicals). Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause harm if their levels become too high in your body. They’re linked to multiple illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Your body has its own antioxidant defenses to keep

09 Mar 2021

Comparing the COVID-19 Vaccines: How are they different?

[Updated: February 27, 2021] Although each COVID-19 vaccine is unique, all of them may help with herd immunity. Even if you’re still waiting for a vaccine, watching the first people get their COVID-19 vaccinations may have felt like a huge relief. As the weeks pass, countless reports are coming out about the effectiveness of new

08 Mar 2021

Why sitting too much is bad for your health

1. It hurts your heart Scientists first noticed something was up in a study that compared two similar groups: transit drivers, who sit most of the day, and conductors or guards, who don’t. Though their diets and lifestyles were a lot alike, those that sat were about twice as likely to get heart disease as

03 Mar 2021

What can help prevent gestational diabetes?

Some women can prevent gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy) by getting enough exercise and changing their diet. But it’s not clear whether this also prevents complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Women’s metabolism changes in pregnancy. This can cause their blood sugar levels to increase temporarily. If certain levels are exceeded, the woman is considered to

02 Mar 2021

Swollen legs: Causes and Treatment

Have you noticed lately that your socks are tight and your pants feel snug? Your legs swell for two main reasons: Fluid buildup (edema): It happens when the tissues or blood vessels in your legs hold more fluid than they should. This can happen if you simply spend a long day on your feet or

01 Mar 2021

Common medicine side effects and how to deal with them

When your doctor prescribes you a medicine, try not to be put off taking your new treatment by reading the information leaflet that comes with it. Yes, all medicines can have side effects. Drug manufacturers have to list all the possible side effects that could be attributed to their medicine, but in reality, the majority

26 Feb 2021

Everything you need to know about erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is more common than you might think and this debilitating condition – characterised by the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse – is also on the rise. Studies estimate that 322 million men across the globe will be affected by 2025, causing a significant impact

23 Feb 2021

How your gut health affects your whole body

Helpful germs You have many bacteria in your body. In fact, you have more of them than you have cells. Most are good for you. The ones found in your gut not only help you digest foods, they work all over your body and can be good for your physical and mental health. Gut microbiome

19 Feb 2021

Minding your memory

Not all memory issues are cause for concern. Everyone experiences the occasional “senior moment” as they age. You may misplace everyday items, fail to recall the name of someone you just met, or forget to do something. While these memory slips can be embarrassing and stressful, they usually don’t mean that you are on a

03 Feb 2021

Diarrhea: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment tips

WHAT IS DIARRHEA? Everyone has a different bowel habit which is normal for them, but diarrhea is commonly defined as having looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you. It occurs when the lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed or irritated. This prevents essential salts and fluids from food in the intestine

02 Feb 2021

6 simple ways to reduce water retention

Water retention occurs when excess fluids build up inside your body. It is also known as fluid retention or edema. Water retention occurs in the circulatory system or within tissues and cavities. It can cause swelling in the hands, feet, ankles and legs. There are several reasons why it happens, many of which are not

30 Jan 2021

Reasons you’re not losing weight

Some health problems can make it really hard to lose weight even if you diet and exercise. Your genes can also play a role in how much you weigh or where your body stores fat. Talk to your doctor if you just can’t seem to lose weight. Tests can show if you have a health

21 Jan 2021

What to know about brittle nails

Brittle nails, or onychoschizia, can affect nearly anyone. It is a common issue that causes soft, thin, or splitting nails. According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD), brittle nails are more common in women than in men. In many cases, people with brittle nails can take steps to strengthen them and prevent future

20 Jan 2021

Is Glucosamine good for Joint Pain?

If you’re looking for a supplement that may ease your joint pain, glucosamine might be worth a try. Some studies show it gives relief for mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis, and it may work for other joints, too. Some supplements combine glucosamine with other ingredients, such as chondroitin sulfate, shark cartilage, or methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). What

19 Jan 2021

Best diet for Gout: what to Eat, what to avoid

Gout is a type of arthritis, an inflammatory condition of the joints. People with gout experience sudden and severe attacks of pain, swelling and inflammation of the joints. Fortunately, gout can be controlled with medications, a gout-friendly diet and lifestyle changes. What is gout? Gout is a type of arthritis that involves sudden pain, swelling

18 Jan 2021

Manage your memory with D.A.N.C.E.R.S.

There are steps you can take to enhance your memory and help to delay or even prevent dementia. Lydia Cho, a neuropsychologist with Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, suggests focusing on D.A.N.C.E.R.S., a set of lifestyle criteria created by Dr. James Ellison, former director of the geriatric psychiatry program at McLean. D: Disease management Maintain a healthy

16 Jan 2021

7 ways to treat chronic back pain without surgery

Back pain is considered chronic if it lasts three months or longer. It can come and go, often bringing temporary relief, followed by frustration. Dealing with chronic back pain can be especially trying if you don’t know the cause. Back pain rehabilitation specialist Andrew Nava, M.D., offers insights into common chronic back pain causes and

15 Jan 2021

Antibiotic Do’s & Don’ts

Smart use of antibiotics is the best care. Here are some steps you can take to use antibiotics appropriately so you can get the best treatment when you’re sick, protect yourself from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance. Take antibiotics only if you need them Antibiotics only treat certain infections caused

14 Jan 2021

8 lifestyle tips to help reverse prediabetes naturally

Prediabetes is where your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. The exact cause of prediabetes is unknown, but it’s associated with insulin resistance. This is when your cells stop responding to the hormone insulin. The pancreas produces insulin, which allows sugar (glucose) to enter

13 Jan 2021

Diarrhea: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment tips

WHAT IS DIARRHEA? Everyone has a different bowel habit which is normal for them, but diarrhea is commonly defined as having looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you. It occurs when the lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed or irritated. This prevents essential salts and fluids from food in the intestine

12 Jan 2021

Menopause and mental health

The years leading up to menopause and the transition itself can bring changes to your body. But they can also have an effect on your mind, specifically your mental health. Shifts in the levels of female hormones can cause temporary mood changes, including symptoms of depression. The incidence of depression doubles during this time. Women

11 Jan 2021

Why some diabetes patients taking metformin need more vitamin B12

Researchers say metformin could be reducing vitamin B12 levels in some people with diabetes. The number one most prescribed drug to treat people with type 2 diabetes may actually be causing irreversible nerve damage in many patients. Metformin (Glucophage) is prescribed to more than 120 million patients worldwide. It works by reducing the amount of

09 Jan 2021

A high-fiber diet can reduce your risk of breast cancer

Your diet may influence your breast cancer risk. An analysis of 20 studies by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, which was published online April 6, 2020, by the journal Cancer, found that women who ate the most fiber were 8% less likely to go on to develop breast cancer compared

08 Jan 2021

Treating low testosterone levels

Testosterone is the hormone that gives men their manliness. Produced by the testicles, it is responsible for male characteristics like a deep voice, muscular build, and facial hair. Testosterone also fosters the production of red blood cells, boosts mood, keeps bones strong, and aids thinking ability. Lack of testosterone, often nicknamed, low-t, can cause unwanted

07 Jan 2021

Skin Cancer: Symptoms, Risks, and Prevention

What is Skin Cancer? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable, but can be disfiguring and costly to treat. Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is more dangerous and causes the most deaths.

06 Jan 2021

Whole-foods, Plant-based Diet, and the benefits

There are many arguments about which diet is best for you. Nevertheless, health and wellness communities agree that diets emphasizing fresh, whole ingredients and minimizing processed foods are superior for overall wellness. The Whole-foods, Plant-based Diet does just that. It focuses on minimally processed foods, specifically plants, and is effective at stimulating weight loss and

05 Jan 2021

Tips for relief from dry eye

Tears provide moisture and lubrication to help you see and keep your peepers comfortable. What’s in a tear? They’re a mix of: Water, for moisture Oils, for lubrication Mucus, for even spreading Antibodies and special proteins that keep infection at bay The ingredients come from special glands around your eye. Dry eyes often mean your

04 Jan 2021

High Blood Pressure? These 3 Things Could Save Your Life

If you’re concerned about your high blood pressure, you’re right to be. High blood pressure is called the silent killer for a reason. Although high blood pressure typically doesn’t cause symptoms, it has a devastating effect on our health. High blood pressure is the primary or contributing cause of more than 1,300 deaths every day

31 Dec 2020

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency is a relatively common condition in children and adults. Besides a low dietary intake, other factors that may cause vitamin B12 deficiency include gastric bypass surgery and diseases associated with gastrointestinal (GI) malabsorption. Diagnosing vitamin B12 deficiency can be tricky because there are so many symptoms that mimic those of other health

30 Dec 2020

What you can do about your back pain

Many people among us get back problems at one time or another. You might sleep awkwardly or wrench your back while lifting something heavy. Or you might hurt your back in an accident. But often, says physical therapist Eric Robertson, DPT, who also is a spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the culprit

29 Dec 2020

How sugar really affects your cholesterol

If you’re like most people, you probably think it’s high-cholesterol foods that are the worst for your cholesterol levels. But that’s not really the case. Because it’s not actually the cholesterol in food that’s the problem. Most of the cholesterol that circulates inside our bodies is made inside our bodies, and not absorbed from the

28 Dec 2020

An overview of zinc deficiency

Zinc is an essential mineral that is present in many types of food. A deficiency of this mineral can cause a number of health effects, such as decreased immune function, diarrhea, and more. The symptoms of a zinc deficiency do not start until zinc levels have been low for several months. Inadequate zinc can be

26 Dec 2020

Benefits of drinking lemon water for arthritis and gout

Lemon water have been touted as a sort of cure-all for various health conditions, including arthritis and gout. Some of these statements may be overblown, but lemon water does have some health value. Researchers have studied lemon water as a potential source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Additionally, some people may be more hydrated if

26 Dec 2020

Immunity benefits of zinc as we age

Low zinc can threaten your immune system. As we age, our immune system is more susceptible to weakening, which can lead to serious, even fatal, health problems. In order to limit this decline, it is essential to maintain healthy immunity through a diet rich in phytochemicals and essential nutrients. Eating healthy reduces vulnerability to respiratory

25 Dec 2020

7 simple steps to avoid a heart attack

Every 37 seconds, someone in the United States dies from heart disease.   That’s about 650,000 people a year. And the numbers have been increasing every year since 2014. Perhaps even more shocking than those numbers is the fact that this disease, in most cases, is largely preventable – and the steps of prevention really aren’t

22 Dec 2020

What is an autoimmune disease? Causes, Common diseases, Treatment

Many individuals have diseases and illnesses that are caused by their immune system mistakenly attacking itself. This is called an autoimmune disease, and there are many different autoimmune diseases that someone can suffer from. What is an Autoimmune Disease? An autoimmune disease is a condition characterized as the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacking itself.

21 Dec 2020

Gut health and how to improve it

In recent years the topic of gut health has become more and more popular. But what exactly is this referring to, and how can we improve this area of our life? Gut health refers to the condition and function of the gastrointestinal tract. Problems can arise in the gastrointestinal tract leading to persistent symptoms, such

19 Dec 2020

11 common allergy triggers and how to avoid them (Part 2)

6. Insects and insect sting Insects can either contaminate surfaces that cause an allergic reaction on contact or release the allergens directly in your body through stinging. a. Stings The usual effects of an insect sting to a person are swelling, itching, and redness. Severe reactions can result from insect stings. Anaphylaxis resulting from wasp

18 Dec 2020

11 common allergy triggers and how to avoid them (Part 1)

Allergies refer to hypersensitive immune reactions in some people against certain foreign bodies that are typically harmless. These factors, known as allergens, can include dust, pollen, medication, food groups, pet dander, etc. MOST COMMON ALLERGY TRIGGERS AND THEIR PREVENTION Below are some common allergy triggers. 1. Pollen Pollen is a very fine dust-like substance that

17 Dec 2020

4 tricks to rev up your memory

Stay ahead of age-related changes in thinking skills by making the most of your brain’s memory process. We all have moments of forgetfulness about where we put the keys, why we walked into a room, or what an object is called. Most likely, this reflects age-related changes in thinking skills. “In terms of brain function,

17 Dec 2020

Taking too much vitamin D can cloud its benefits and create health risks

In recent years, research has associated low blood levels of the vitamin with higher risks of everything from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer to mood disorders and dementia. The findings have not gone unnoticed. Vitamin D supplements and screening tests have surged in popularity. “Vitamin D testing is one of the top Medicare lab tests

17 Dec 2020

The pros and cons of testosterone therapy

The number of men who take testosterone has dropped dramatically in the past few years, in part because of growing awareness of the risks that may accompany it. Should you avoid it? Testosterone, a hormone, helps men maintain muscle, bone health, libido, and the ability to perform in the bedroom. But beginning in their mid-30s,

16 Dec 2020

Age-related macular degeneration: Early detection and timely treatment may help preserve vision

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 60. As its name implies, the condition primarily affects the macula, which is the region of the retina responsible for central vision. A person whose macula is impacted by retinal disease may develop difficulty with tasks such as reading

15 Dec 2020

What’s the best time of day to take your medication?

Timing may improve potency and help you cope with side effects. We all want our medicines to be as effective as possible, and that requires effort on our part. It may be necessary to avoid taking pills with certain foods or drinks, and to check that medications won’t interfere with each other. And in some

15 Dec 2020

How to stay younger

Trying to live longer is a great goal, but those extra years won’t mean much if you’re not feeling healthy and energetic. So why not try to help your body act younger than your chronological age, by following a few basic steps towards a longevity lifestyle? See what changes you should make today, to make

15 Dec 2020

What to know about bruising easily

A bruise occurs when blood becomes trapped under the skin, usually because of an impact that damages a tiny blood vessel. A fall, blow, or anything else that puts sudden high pressure on the skin can cause a bruise. Very forceful blows can damage bones, causing deep bleeding and bruises that take several weeks to

09 Dec 2020

What you should know about vaccines and how it works

Credited for causing drastic reductions in dangerous diseases like measles and polio, vaccines are widely heralded as one of the greatest public health achievements in modern history. Vaccination trains your body’s immune system to identify and fight specific diseases. It’s is a lot like prepping your army before a war begins. You ready your soldiers

09 Dec 2020

Does smoking raise blood pressure?

Smoking raises your blood pressure in the short term and over a long period of time, putting both young and old smokers at high risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure), compared to those who do not smoke. A longitudinal study of nearly 29,000 people, ages 36 to 80 found that smoking not only raises

07 Dec 2020

How lifestyle and habits affect biological aging

Everyone ages at a different rate. Some people seem to age very rapidly, while others experience aging at a much more gradual pace. We’ve all experienced meeting someone for the first time who appears to be much younger – or older – than they really are. Chronological vs. Biological age Chronological age is the number

04 Dec 2020

Top 10 safety tips when using topical medicines

Most people wouldn’t think twice about applying over-the-counter (OTC) creams, lotions, ointments, gels, sprays, or patches to the skin. However, the medicines in these products can enter the body just like medicines taken by mouth. Although harm does not happen often, when using topical medicines applied to the skin, be sure to follow the directions

04 Dec 2020

Aging Types, Causes, and Prevention

Aging: it’s something we all do but understand very little about. Sure, it’s easy to make a list of all the changes that come with age — memory loss, wrinkles, muscle loss — but no one really understands what aging is, why it happens and how to stop it. What is aging? Think of aging

04 Dec 2020

10 tips for healthy eating with diabetes

There are different types of diabetes, and no two people with diabetes are the same. So there isn’t a one-size-fits-all ‘diabetes diet’ for everyone with diabetes. But we’ve come up with tips that you can use to help you make healthier food choices. These healthy eating tips are general and can help you manage your

02 Dec 2020

How to take oral medications properly

The most common way people take medications is orally (by mouth). Depending on what your doctor prescribed, your oral medication can be swallowed, chewed, or placed under your tongue to dissolve. Medications that you swallow travel from your stomach or intestine into your bloodstream and then are carried to all parts of your body. This

30 Nov 2020

Guide to protect kidney health

Kidneys are vital to your overall health, so it’s important to look after them. Kidney disease is a major public health concern. Kidney disease often goes undetected until it is very advanced. Unfortunately, this is when someone would need dialysis or a transplant. The key is to find kidney disease before the trouble starts. Regular

28 Nov 2020

How to use eye drops properly

Many eye problems are treated with eye drops. And it could be a challenge to put on eye drops, especially if you are a first time user. However, with practice you’ll get more comfortable and confident with the process without missing, spilling or using too much eye drops. Follow these steps to use eye drops

27 Nov 2020

Tips to keep joints healthy

Stay in motion It’s the golden rule of joint health: The more you move, the less stiffness you’ll have. Whether you’re reading, working, or watching TV, change positions often. Take breaks from your desk or your chair and get active. Safety first Padding is your pal. So suit up when you do things like in-line

26 Nov 2020

Easy, affordable and healthy eating tips during COVID-19

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is upending life for families around the world. As schools and childcare centres close, many parents are finding themselves stuck at home for most of the day juggling childcare, full-time work and other competing responsibilities. Figuring out “What’s for dinner?” can be yet another daily challenge. To make things even

24 Nov 2020

Top 10 healthy heart tips

A healthy lifestyle will make your heart healthier. Here are 10 things you can do to look after your heart. 1. Give up smoking If you’re a smoker, quit. It’s the single best thing you can do for your heart health. Smoking is one of the main causes of coronary heart disease. A year after

23 Nov 2020

10 signs and symptoms of iron deficiency

Iron deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen around the body. If your body doesn’t have enough hemoglobin, your tissues and muscles won’t get enough oxygen to be able to work

20 Nov 2020

Medical myths: All about Dementia

Today, an estimated 5.8 million people aged 65 years or older in the United States have dementia. Due to the fact that the average lifespan of people in the U.S. has increased over recent decades, some experts project that by 2050, the number of older adults with dementia could reach 13.8 million. Figures of this

16 Nov 2020

What to know about cancer

Cancer causes cells to divide uncontrollably. This can result in tumors, damage to the immune system, and other impairment that can be fatal. In the United States, an estimated 15.5 million people with a history of cancer were living as of January 1, 2016, according to a 2018 report from the American Cancer Society. What

14 Nov 2020

Dementia in older adults

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that affect the brain. Symptoms often include difficulties with memory, problem-solving, language, and judgment. While dementia mainly affects older adults, it is not a regular, expected part of aging. The World Health Organization (WHO) report that 5–8% of people aged 60 or older have dementia.

13 Nov 2020

What are the early signs of type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes causes a person’s blood sugar levels to become too high. Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of this chronic condition can result in a person getting treatment sooner, which reduces the risk of severe complications. Type 2 diabetes is a common condition. A 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and

12 Nov 2020

Green tea and coffee found to reduce risk of death among type 2 diabetes

Drinking four cups of green tea and coffee on a daily basis could help people with type 2 diabetes live longer, researchers have said. Those who develop the condition are more prone to other health issues, such as dementia, cancer, and bone fractures. But now a team from Japan say they have found evidence to

11 Nov 2020

Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The research, which was published online June 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine, is the first to find an association between any exposure to artificial light

10 Nov 2020

Everything You Need to Know About High Cholesterol (Part 2)

Complications of high cholesterol If left untreated, high cholesterol can cause plaque to build up in your arteries. Over time, this plaque can narrow your arteries. This condition is known as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a serious condition. It can limit the flow of blood through your arteries. It also raises your risk of developing dangerous

09 Nov 2020

Everything You Need to Know About High Cholesterol (Part 1)

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of lipid. It’s a waxy, fat-like substance that your liver produces naturally. It’s vital for the formation of cell membranes, certain hormones, and vitamin D. Cholesterol doesn’t dissolve in water, so it can’t travel through your blood on its own. To help transport cholesterol, your liver produces lipoproteins.

05 Nov 2020

Quitting can help undo smoking’s consequences on bone health

Bone homeostasis is disturbed in smokers, though cessation seems to have a rescuing effect, a recent study has found. Researchers conducted two human studies. The first included 471 pre- and post-menopausal women, of whom 54 were current smokers and 417 were nonsmokers. The second included 139 current smokers who were determined to quit. Osteocalcin and

04 Nov 2020

Eating more plant-based foods ‘reduces type 2 diabetes risk’

“Eating more fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by almost a quarter,” reports The Independent. The headline is prompted by a new review that pooled the results of 9 studies looking at the link between how “plant-based” over 300,000 people’s diets were, and their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The

02 Nov 2020

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. It’s usually seen in people who are overweight or obese. A healthy liver should contain little or no fat. It’s estimated up to 1 in every 3 people in the UK has early

31 Oct 2020

How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?

The body is about 60% water, give or take. You are constantly losing water from your body, primarily via urine and sweat. To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water. There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses,

30 Oct 2020

15 Foods You Need to Consume to Get Rid of Joint Pain

Joint pain might be caused by a recent sports injury or most commonly might be related to arthritis. If you suffer from bone or joint pain you know from personal experience that it can be devastating and annoying in daily life. Even though no exact diet has been proven to cure it, studies have shown that certain foods and spices do help patients — working like natural remedies. Here is the

29 Oct 2020

Diet and Heart Health Basics

Heart health and your diet Your doctor may have recently told you that you’re at risk for heart disease due to your lifestyle or your family history. Perhaps you’ve recently experienced a major cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more Americans die of heart disease than any other condition.

28 Oct 2020

What Is Sudden Death Syndrome, and Is Prevention Possible?

What is sudden death syndrome? Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is a loosely defined umbrella term for a series of cardiac syndromes that cause sudden cardiac arrest and possibly death. Some of these syndromes are the result of structural problems in the heart. Others may be the result of irregularities within the electrical channels. All may cause unexpected

27 Oct 2020

Study hints that early morning exercise may reduce cancer risk

A new study has suggested that people who exercise in the morning between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. may be less likely to develop cancers than those who exercise later in the day. The research, appearing in the International Journal of Cancer, may help inform future research into the timing of exercise as a potential way

26 Oct 2020

Eating spicy food can alter pain perception

Spicy stimulation appears to trigger an analgesic effect that lasts beyond the taste stimulus, a recent study has found. In contrast, keeping a long-term spicy diet may instead lower the threshold for basal pain sensitivity. Sixty healthy undergraduate volunteers (aged 20–35 years; 50 percent female) were enrolled in this study. Pressure pain (PPT) and cold

26 Oct 2020

Study finds association between sugary drinks and infertility

Fair warning to couples looking to get pregnant: Limit or do away with sugary drinks. A Boston University study has found a link between consuming high sugar beverages and infertility. Fertility expert Dr Guia Pastorfide explained that when a couple is unable to conceive for a year even with unprotected sex, they are diagnosed as

21 Oct 2020

12 foods to avoid like fire if you want to unclog your arteries

When it comes to heart health, you might already know that eating healthy and avoiding junk food is a good place to start, but it can be more complicated than you think. Plenty of foods that you enjoy every day, even foods that are otherwise healthy for you, might actually be doing a lot of damage to your heart. Because of this, it is always important to be aware of both what you

21 Oct 2020

Medical myths: Vitamins and supplements

Vitamins and supplements are more popular today than they have ever been. People, understandably, want to be healthy and free from disease. If popping a relatively inexpensive pill every day ups their chances of a healthy, long life, it is no surprise that supplements are popular. It is important to note that supplements are important

19 Oct 2020

Too much white rice a bane to endocrine health in South Asia

Eating higher amounts of white rice raises the risk of diabetes, and this association is especially pronounced in South Asia, a study has found. Meanwhile, in other regions of the world, the risk is modest or inconsequential. “Overall, our findings are consistent with results from some of the previous studies conducted in Asia and Europe

15 Oct 2020

Study Reveals That WiFi Devices Affect Male Fertility

If you have been trying to have kids for a while and haven’t had much success, the answer could be right in your pocket. Literally. Kumiko Nakata, a researcher from Japan, found that the electromagnetic waves from WiFi devices, like mobile phones and home routers, can do significant damage to sperm. 30% of fertility problems come from men According to the World Health Organization, about 15% of couples in the world

14 Oct 2020

7 Dangerous signs of blocked Arteries we often ignore

What increases the risk of clogged arteries?

14 Oct 2020

10 early signs your body is running out of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is super important in keeping your body healthy and functioning properly.

12 Oct 2020

Excessive sleepiness at daytime may signal heart disease, cancer, diabetes

Older adults who are excessively sleepy at daytime are twice as likely as their non-sleepy counterparts to develop either heart disease, cancer, or diabetes

10 Oct 2020

Study investigating the effect of tadalafil 5mg daily treatment on the ejaculatory times with erectile dysfunction

A daily dose of 5mg tadalafil can be safely used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and LUTS, that prolongs the ejaculatory latency time.

20 Oct 2018

Let stand 1-5 minutes after every hour of work

Stand 1-5 minutes after an hour of work would benefit to your body health