7 warning signs of skin cancer you should never ignore

Your doctor should be checking areas of your body where you may not even realize you can get skin cancer, including the scalp, eyelids, between your fingers and toes, and behind the ears. Below are seven warning signs

7 warning signs of skin cancer you should never ignoreSpeaking to Today, Dr Julie Karen, a board certified dermatologist in New York, said, “Everyone should get really familiar with their own moles because that’s what’s going to save your life.” The basic signs of melanoma which doctors urge you to check your moles for are asymmetry, border, color, diameter and evolution. The most important […]

People with hepatitis B, C more likely to develop Parkinson’s

The study found that people with hepatitis B were 76 percent and people with hepatitis C were 51 percent more likely to develop Parkinson's

People with hepatitis B, C more likely to develop Parkinson’sThe viruses hepatitis B and C may both be associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the March 29, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The hepatitis virus affects the liver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Do women sweat more than men? New study breaks the myth

Women, even the fittest, don't sweat as much as men. Fit men perspire most, especially during more intense exercise, but do not use more sweat glands, whereas a fit female body has just as many glands active and pumping, although they produced less sweat from glands

Do women sweat more than men? New study breaks the mythWhen we think of male hygiene, foul smells, excessive sweating, and awkward bodily noises come to mind. Meanwhile, the fairer sex is depicted as sweet-smelling, glowing, and poised. Now, a study published in Experimental Psychology has found it’s our body shape and size that determine how much we sweat, not our gender. “We found that […]

Vitamin B may improve verbal communication in autistic kids

Vitamin B may improve verbal communication in autistic kidsAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has many behavioural symptoms, including anxiety, inappropriate social interaction, poor eye contact, and compulsive behaviour. Many adolescent patients have difficulty interacting socially with others. A new study published in Springer Nature’s journal Molecular Psychiatry has linked folinic acid, a reduced form of vitamin B, with improved language and communication skills in […]

Lack of sleep changes your personality

In 1959, New York DJ Peter Tripp stayed awake 200 hours for charity. While the impact of his 'wakeathon' was far more dramatic than expected, doctors are still learning about why it changed him so much. Jakke Tamminen, a psychology lecturer at Royal Holloway, explains

Lack of sleep changes your personalityIn 1959, Peter Tripp, a popular New York DJ, pledged to stay awake for 200 hours for charity while continuing to host his radio show. Studies into sleep deprivation were rare at the time so no one knew what to expect. This made it a major event, not only for Tripp’s millions of listeners, but […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s disease

New research published in the journal Annals of Neurology suggests an individual's sense of smell could be useful in determining whether they are likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s diseasePrincipal investigator Dr. Mark Albers, of the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and team found that by assessing the ability to recognize, recall, and distinguish different odors, they could accurately identify individuals who were at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, with around 5.4 million […]

Caution: Ear swabs are doing more harm to your ears than good

Studies say earwax is produced only in the outer one-third of your ear canal, so using cotton swabs or another instrument can push earwax into the deeper part of your ear canal, near the eardrum

Caution: Ear swabs are doing more harm to your ears than goodGuidelines have recently been submitted that support something you probably already knew, that using cotton swabs to clean your ears isn’t a good idea. The latest counsel was published in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, authored by the American Academy (AAO-HNS) advisory panel of the same name. You may remember the mantra that’s been […]

8 no-equipment exercise you can do in 30 seconds

These eight compound moves use zero equipment and will fry and firm the flab – fast

8 no-equipment exercise you can do in 30 secondsThis is about as uncomplicated as it gets: These eight compound moves use zero equipment and will fry and firm the flab — fast. “Use the body you have to create the body you want,” says trainer Adam Rosante, a fitness ambassador for C9 by Champion and the author of The 30-Second Body. “You can […]

These 8 signs indicate that your lungs maybe failing

The most common culprit of lung problems is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and surprisingly, it may be damaging your lungs too

These 8 signs indicate that your lungs maybe failing  When your lungs struggle, you struggle. It’s normal to think that lung disease would mess with your breathing patterns, but some of the symptoms aren’t that obvious. Your body can send out an SOS in many different ways. Recognizing these signals can help you treat your flagging lungs and breathe a little easier. The […]

10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bay

It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, good nutrition should be a part of your study plan because it’s going to help you ace those tests

10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bayWhen you’re studying for finals, good nutrition often slides way down on the priority list. It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, actually, good nutrition should be part of your study plan because it’s going to help […]