Chemical in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitisers tied to osteoporosis risk among women

Women with high exposure to triclosan were more likely to have bone issues, with Chinese researchers associating the ingredient commonly used in consumer products with a twofold increase in the chance of developing bone density issues and osteoporosis

Chemical in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitisers tied to osteoporosis risk among womenTriclosan, a chemical commonly added to a myriad of consumer products to kill bacteria, may be bad for women’s bones, a new study suggests. Women exposed to triclosan, may be more likely to develop osteoporosis than women who don’t have this exposure. Triclosan has been widely used for years as an antimicrobial agent in consumer […]

3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHO

7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving TB treatment but 3 million still miss out, stated the World Health Organization. Severe underfunding, lack of access to care jeopardize at-risk populations

3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHOMore people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB – up from 6.4 million in 2017 – enabling the world to meet one of the milestones towards the United Nations political declaration targets on […]

Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia risk

A healthy diet rich in fibre is generally recommended, but new research shows it could be even more important during pregnancy to promote the wellbeing of the mother and child

Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia riskPlant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the Barwon Infant Study from Deakin University, Monash University, James Cook University and the Australian National University collaborated to investigate the role of these metabolic products of gut bacteria […]

The filthiest things in your office are right under your nose

Researchers found that the keyboards contained more 7,000 microorganisms, while headphones had more than 2,000. The average keyboard contains more bacteria than the average toilet seat

The filthiest things in your office are right under your noseYour office space is swarming with all kinds of microorganisms. Poor workspace health could be the reason you’re getting sick. At work, your desk is where you spend most of your day. From sending emails and writing reports to taking calls and scheduling meetings. Your keyboard, headphones, mouse, track pad, access card and mobile phone […]

Want to improve your gut health? Here’s what you can eat

Cooled potatoes, bone broth and ginger are just among the top superfoods that could help improve your gut health

Want to improve your gut health? Here’s what you can eatIt is important that you maintain good gut health. The microorganisms present in your digestive tract support numerous functions that help you stay healthy and away from diseases. They help boost the immune system, manage mood and metabolism, promote hormonal balance and maintain your brain function. Properly taking care of your gut microbiota can also […]

Finding it difficult to sleep? Going nude might help you fall asleep quicker

Sleeping naked might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to improving your health, but there are some benefits that might be too good to ignore. Since sleeping naked is pretty easy to try yourself, it might be time to strip down and get your snooze on. For your health, that is. As it turns out, there are many benefits of sleeping naked. You may have heard of some of these, but others might surprise you

Finding it difficult to sleep? Going nude might help you fall asleep quickerMany people wear pyjamas, large tees and underwear, or another type of comfortable attire in bed. However, there may be a number of health benefits associated with sleeping naked. In this article, we take a look at some of the potential health benefits of sleeping with nothing on. We also cover some tips for sleeping […]

All you need to know about that irritating and embarrassing itch in your groin area

Jock itch is an infection caused by a mold like fungus or yeast. The fungus thrives in warm and moist environments. People with increased risk for jock itch are those who sweat a lot due to exercise or their weight

All you need to know about that irritating and embarrassing itch in your groin areaJock itch is an annoying and itchy rash common in people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. The rash is often found in the genital, buttock, and thigh regions. Although uncomfortable, jock itch is not serious and can be treated and prevented very easily. Jock itch is an infection caused by a mold like […]

Does washing raw poultry lead to sickness? Health experts weigh in

One food safety tip that seems to be disregarded time and again by cooks and housewives is the admonition not to wash raw chicken under the tap or faucet to clean it

Does washing raw poultry lead to sickness? Health experts weigh inWhy? Because washing raw chicken before cooking can increase the risk of food poisoning from campylobacter and salmonella bacteria. Water splashing inside a kitchen from washing raw chicken carries these bacteria in all directions. Washing chicken will spread these bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing, plates, knives, forks, spoons and cooking utensils. Water droplets can […]

What are the hazardous health effects of using old make-up products

 Mascara is a breeding ground for bacteria and the last place we want all this bacteria is near our eyes

What are the hazardous health effects of using old make-up productsIt’s a dilemma many women (and some men) are forced to face: When is it time to let go of your favourite makeup products? And although some of us may be guilty of having a lip gloss at the bottom of our makeup bags that’s older than we’d like to admit, in reality, makeup is […]

High-fat diet and gut bacteria interlinked to insulin resistance: Reveals study

Researchers have discovered how our choice of diet can weaken our gut immune system and lead to the development of diabetes

High-fat diet and gut bacteria interlinked to insulin resistance: Reveals studyInsulin resistance occurs when the body stops responding normally to insulin, a hormone that helps the body process sugar. Developing insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes, which is a metabolic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Obesity is a significant risk factor for insulin resistance and diabetes. But how and why does […]