Battling the Migraine

January 7, 2020 Category :Stress Busters 0

Migraine is more common than asthma, diabetes or even congestive heart failure and it is diagnosed on the basis of symptoms and that no procedure can confirm the diagnosis.

We take a closer look at migraine, dubbed as the headache from hell, and learn how to manage it in a jiffy.

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Smoke, French Fries may Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s

January 6, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Physician’s warning: cigarette smoking is also bad for your brain. A recent study showed that the smoke from cigarettes, automobiles and even French fries contain a group of chemicals known as type-2 alkenes, which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease with constant exposure.

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Early Menopause linked to Heart Disease Risk

January 5, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

While many women may believe it a blessing to experience an early menopause (some in their mid- to late-forties, the average being 51), it can also be a detriment, since it may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Sugary Drinks linked with Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

January 4, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In a study, Harvard School of Public Health researchers have found “clear and consistent” link between the consumption of drinks that are high in sugar and the development of Type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome – a cluster of medical problems consisting of diabetes, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity and cholesterol problems.

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New Genes tied to Puberty and Body Fat in Females

January 3, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Recent studies showed the discovery of 30 genes that control the timing of puberty and body weight regulation in females.

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Yoga Improves Mood

January 2, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Feeling in good spirits after doing some yoga? It might not be just the fresh air or the stretching.

A study revealed that yoga has a positive effect on a person’s mood due to a chemical it helps release in the brain. The chemical, which, is called gamma-aminobutyric acid (or GABA) regulates nerve activity and can prevent mood or anxiety disorders.

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City Living Impairs Memory

January 1, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

The brain health of city dwellers must be paying the price of convenience of the urban landscape. With so many distractions – neon signs, numerous cellphone conversations, and other sights and sounds not available to rural areas, city dwellers begin to practice “controlled perception”.

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Coffee and Tea may lower Brain Cancer Risk

December 31, 2019 Category :Healthy News 0

More than the caffeine fix, coffee and tea may reduce one’s risk of suffering from brain cancer. According to a research by Dominique Michaud, DSc, of Brown University, consuming coffee or tea (100 mL. or more) in a day is linked to the decrease in risk for glioma, one type of brain tumor, by 34 percent.

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Healthy Eating on a Tight Budget

December 30, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Everyone is on a tight budget. Many people would like to try to have more savings from their salaries or receivables, to be able to allot just enough for what they need. But what are they saving for? A big house? A brand new car? Exotically branded clothes and shoes? Or for healthcare as they grow old? Investing in healthcare is a big burden. As they say, it is very costly to get sick. Can we really get away from being sick? Or can we really prevent additional costs in the future because of probable complications of our present disease/s?

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Beating Stress with the Beat of Music

December 29, 2019 Category :Stress Busters 0

Imagine you’ve just had an incredibly bad day at school or work. On the way home, traffic’s heavier than usual even if you’ve taken the supposedly faster route. It’s already past dinner time when you reach home and your housemates are either asleep or still stuck in traffic somewhere. Utterly hungry but too exhausted to eat, you race upstairs and pop your favorite jazz compilation on the CD player.

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