Migraine extremely common in both sexes, but statistics suggest it is more prevalent in women

Migraine extremely common in both sexes, but statistics suggest it is more prevalent in womenOne in seven people around the world suffer from migraine. In the UK, migraine has a crippling economic effect, with approximately 25m days lost every year, costing the country £2.3bn. But while the condition has been studied since the time of the ancient Greeks – who attempted to treat it with trepanning, by drilling a […]

Kids who continue to consume too much salt may have heart diseases as adults

Researchers hope that this study can serve as a benchmark as more measures are put into place to reduce the amount of sodium kids consume

Kids who continue to consume too much salt may have heart diseases as adultsWe know that too much salt may contribute to high blood pressure and increased cardiovascular risk. According to a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, children are consuming sodium at levels that far exceed the daily recommended limit. Taste preferences for high sodium foods, formed as children, follow individuals […]

Studies show females are better at multitasking than men

Reportedly, those who think that they are best multitaskers are often actually the worst and those who are superior in multitasking are the ones who have trained their brains to think differently

Studies show females are better at multitasking than menWalking and talking seems simple enough, but chances are you can’t even do those two things at once. Multitasking is harder than it appears, according to a video from BrainCraft, one of the tasks usually suffers, which you can see when people walking down the street slow their pace each time they look down at […]

Do you have a lump behind your ear? This is what it means

Most cases of a lump behind the ear are not worrying and will resolve. Lumps under the skin are less commonly because of cancer, but it is always worthwhile getting a lump checked to rule this out

Do you have a lump behind your ear? This is what it meansLumps behind the ear can have many possible sources, including problems in the skin or bone. Other causes could be swollen lymph nodes or “lymph glands” as they are commonly known. Most cases of a lump behind the ear are not worrying and will resolve. Lumps in the skin behind the ear. A lump behind […]

Beware! Your bacteria-ridden gym equipment is hundreds time worse than a toilet seat

Treadmills have 74 times more bacteria than a water faucet and exercise bikes 39 times more than a reusable tray

Beware! Your bacteria-ridden gym equipment is hundreds time worse than a toilet seatHitting the gym is supposed to be good for us, and in many ways it is. We’re improving cardiovascular health, shedding dangerous belly fat, and basically just extending our lives when we exercise regularly. Working out still comes with a few pitfalls such as injuries and soreness, but the scariest of all may be the […]

Protein called Melody in your tears can be useful to detect breast cancer

Around 400 New Zealand women have donated their tears as research is going on to find out a new technology for cancer screening

Protein called Melody in your tears can be useful to detect breast cancerUsually all that comes out of a screening of a sad movie is a lot of popcorn consumed and some soggy tissues. But at a New Zealand cinema recently, something else was achieved — a potential breakthrough in detecting breast cancer. Women watching the drama Brooklyn donated their tears to researchers who are developing a […]

5 deadly diseases transmitted from animals to humans

Many of our worst germs are caught from the cute creatures and creepy crawlies that occupy our world alongside us

5 deadly diseases transmitted from animals to humansOur relationship to the animal kingdom is often wonderful and even life-saving — it provides us with everything from food to companionship to insulin — but there’s a dark side too. The vast array of bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic pathogens that threaten our health can be found everywhere, sure, but many of our worst […]

Can cancer be passed on sexually? The answer is yes in some cases

While we don’t often think of cancer as being a contagious disease, forms of cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) can be sexually transmitted.

Can cancer be passed on sexually? The answer is yes in some casesHere is a list of some of the types of cancer that can be spread and contracted via sexual contact. Oral Oral cancer describes cancers which occur in the head, mouth, and throat. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, around 48,000 Americans are diagnosed with an oral cancer each year, and of these individuals, around […]

Right postures have the power to change your life

In a series of experiments it has been observed that the way you stand, walk or sit affects many aspects of your life

Right postures have the power to change your lifeEven in poor lighting or at a distance when all the details are fuzzy, you probably could identify your friends simply by how they stand or walk. Posture is possibly the most unconscious expression of ourselves. Yet it is possible to make changes to how we hold ourselves, and in this way we can shape […]