Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementia

The main risk factor for dementia is older age. Genetic influences also play a role in the onset of the disease, but these are stronger for rarer types of dementia such as early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are nevertheless few lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk

Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementiaWhile genetics play a role, making a few lifestyle changes and addressing preventable factors can also help in delaying the onset of dementia. The disease is not a normal part of the ageing process and commonly causes the symptom of memory loss. While there is no cure, research has found some activities might help in […]

Do you have COPD? Here’s how you can still exercise

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for lung conditions that block airflow. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the two main types of COPD. For people with COPD, physical activity can be challenging because the disease makes breathing difficult. Yet regular exercise can actually improve COPD symptoms.

Do you have COPD? Here’s how you can still exercise“People with COPD have shortness of breath when they exercise,” says Dr Daniel Ouellette, MD, a pulmonologist with the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan. “Exercise that involves aerobic activity, such as taking a walk or going to the gym, can provoke significant distress for people with COPD.” As a result, people with COPD may […]

How sex can help improve your heart health

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure - it also offers incredible health benefits. Besides the emotional aspects and feelings of well-being, it can be good for your heart, relieve pain and help you sleep restfully. It also can ease headaches, despite common beliefs to the contrary

How sex can help improve your heart healthHow sex helps your heart Researchers have found that men who had sex at least twice a week were less likely to develop heart disease compared to men who only had sex once per month, according to a 2010 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Stories about men or women experiencing heart attacks […]

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study

Dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress at intense levels for a long time can impact our long-term physical health. But what if we are exposed to low levels of psychological distress? Does it still jeopardise our well-being? According to a new study, the answer is ‘yes’

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study“Although the relationship between significant distress and the onset of arthritis, chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD), cardiovascular disease, and diabetes is well established,” says Prof. Catharine Gale, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, “there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the link between lower and moderate levels of distress and the […]

What does your liver do and how to keep it healthy?  

Your liver is one of the hardest-working organs in your body; however, do you know what it actually does?

What does your liver do and how to keep it healthy?  If you’re a healthy person, you might not think twice about your liver – and for good reason: The only time this organ seems to attract any attention is when it stops working. Still, because the liver is such an important organ, it makes sense to educate yourself about it, especially if you have a […]

Natural ways to lower your blood pressure

If you have high blood pressure (readings persistently over 140/90 mmHg), the most important thing you can do is eliminate the factors in your lifestyle which are increasing your blood pressure

Natural ways to lower your blood pressureEliminate those and you might avoid the need for medications, or at least reduce the amounts required to control your readings. Here’s how lifestyle changes can impact your blood pressure: Losing weight – 5-20 mmHg decrease per 9 kgs weight lost Eating a healthy diet – 8-14 mmHg decrease Reducing sodium – 2-8 mmHg decrease […]

Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptoms

A healthy diet including more fruits and vegetables may help people experience lesser asthma symptoms and gain better control of their condition, according to new findings.

Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptomsFrom a lower cancer risk to reduced weight and better cardiometabolic health, a better mood, and improved cognition, the benefits of a healthful diet are numerous. New research adds improved respiratory health to the list. According to a new study led by Roland Andrianasolo, from the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team at INSERM – or the […]

Mediterranean diet may help slow down bone loss

A new clinical discovered that seniors with osteoporosis who followed a Mediterranean-like diet for 12 months had a much slower rate of hip bone loss than peers who did not follow the diet

Mediterranean diet may help slow down bone lossOsteoporosis increases the risk of fracture by reducing bone mass and degenerating the structure of bone tissue. Hip fracture is common in older people with osteoporosis. This adds to a growing body of research on the many health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, whole grains, and olive […]

How work stress impacts your health

Work pressure or stress is emerging as one of the main reasons for the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes, says Dr Roshani Gadge, a diabetologist, consultant, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

How work stress impacts your healthWe live in a stressful society which always puts us under pressure. We often compete against each other, and most of us want to climb the corporate ladder fast. What this leads to is stress and the feeling of being burnt out. In fact, it has become such a common complaint that it is no […]

Woman loses her toenails after having a fish pedicure done

There are few things in the world as relaxing as a pedicure, but one woman’s experience with fish pedicures ended up leaving her less than relaxed - and without her toenails

Woman loses her toenails after having a fish pedicure doneWhen a young woman noticed her toenails started to separate from her toes, she went to the doctor and received some surprising news: the fish pedicure she had gotten months before was the likely cause. A fish pedicure involves patrons dipping their feet in a tub full of water filled with small fish called Garra […]