7 side effects of excessive tomato consumption

The red fruit offers several health benefits such as improving heart health, skin rejuvenation and boosting metabolism. When eaten in excess, however, tomatoes cause certain side effects that are bad for the body. These include diarrhoea, kidney problems and body pains

7 side effects of excessive tomato consumptionEating tomatoes in excess causes acid reflux, allergic reactions, kidney stones, joint pain, diarrhoea and lycopenodermia. Diarrhoea Raw tomatoes are susceptible to salmonella contamination which causes diarrhoea. Those who suffer from tomato intolerance are at higher risk of digestion problems. A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that contaminated tomatoes in […]

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

Many people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations and delusions that can significantly impact their everyday life. However, those with the condition may find it hard to seek treatment

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide, but more than half of these people […]

Tips to ease swollen hands due to excessive exercise

Your body demands more energy every time you exercise. If you put too much pressure, you might end up with swollen hands

Tips to ease swollen hands due to excessive exerciseThis is a common problem among gym enthusiasts especially when they do more than what their body can stand. Below are three tips that can help ease the discomfort due to swollen hands. Generally, there is no proven way to alleviate exercise-related hand swelling. This is caused by an increase in blood flow to your […]

Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs, finds study

These bacteria were found predominantly in seniors with more plaque, more cavities, and fewer teeth. Additionally, the study found more fungi in these seniors' microbiotas, as well as among those who wore dentures

Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs, finds studyThe new study was carried out by a team of Japanese-based scientists affiliated with the Kyushu University in Fukuoka. Dr Yoshihisa Yamashita, from the Division of Oral Health, Growth, and Development in the Faculty of Dental Science at Kyushu, is the corresponding author of the study. As Dr Yamashita and his colleagues explain in their […]

Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappers

What may seem like harmless lifestyle habits may really be robbing you of your get-up-and-go

Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappersLet’s face it: we all get more fatigued as we get older. It’s part of the ageing process: we lose mitochondria (energy-producing engines in the cells) and we produce less adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — the molecule that delivers energy to cells throughout our body. Other causes of fatigue, such as medication side effects or chronic […]

How much coffee is too much for the heart?

For many people, coffee is the magical brew that kickstarts the day, a much-needed pick-me-up in the afternoon, and sometimes even a well-appreciated digestive after dinner. However, how much coffee is too much? A large new study claims to hold the answer

How much coffee is too much for the heart?Whatever it is that draws people to coffee, be it its taste and aroma or effects as a stimulant, it is undeniable that this is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Many recent studies have suggested that drinking coffee can bring a number of benefits in addition to enhancing focus and productivity. In fact, […]

Here’s what you need to know about different types of skin rashes

Rashes are unattractive skin abnormalities that indicate a severe medical condition, allergies or infections. Almost everyone experiences rashes in their lifetimes and sometimes, they go away with simple medication while others require immediate medical attention

Here’s what you need to know about different types of skin rashesHere are the common causes, symptoms and appropriate treatments for each. Dermatitis Atopic: Often referred to as eczema, this skin condition develops during childhood and is an itchy rash. It commonly appears on elbows, at the back of the knees, wrists, neck, ankles and your cheeks. Those who suffer from hay fever and asthma experience […]

5 tips for coping with sciatica

Sciatica is one of the most common, yet misunderstood, types of pain. As many as 40% of people will get it during their life, and it becomes more frequent as you age

5 tips for coping with sciaticaSciatica tends to get lumped in with regular back pain, but it is different. The pain originates with the sciatic nerves and often goes away by itself within a few hours or days. However, some attacks can come and go for several weeks or even months. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to prevent […]

Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart, suggests study

If a room or car is smoky, stay away until it has cleared. That’s the main message of research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart, suggests studyPassive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13 per cent increased risk of hypertension. Living with a smoker after age 20 was associated with a 15 per cent greater risk. Exposure to passive smoking for ten years or more was related to a 17 per cent increased risk of hypertension. Men and […]

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals study

Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals studySmoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and serious cardiac events like heart attacks and strokes. But the new study sheds light on how smoking influences the risk of a second stroke in patients who already had one. Among the 3,069 stroke survivors in the study, 1,475, or 48 per […]