Know about the surprising health benefits of lady’s finger

Eating your greens has always been the number one advice if you want to be physically strong and fit. However, with so many options to choose from, how can you find the right vegetable that is able to bring you numerous health benefits?

Know about the surprising health benefits of lady’s fingerWell, you may be taken aback by the name of this vegetable, but okra is actually called “Lady’s Finger.” The name derives from its aesthetic. Nevertheless, it comes in two particular colours that is red and green. Don’t worry. Both taste the same. In fact, red okra simply turns green when they are cooked. We […]

Women’s health: Fight endometriosis symptoms with these tricks

Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium, the tissue that typically lines the uterus, grows in other parts of the body - parts where it’s not supposed to grow

Women’s health: Fight endometriosis symptoms with these tricksYour small intestine, large intestine and rectum sit peacefully together in your abdominopelvic cavity. These parts function as a whole to ensure that you have a digestive tract that is always up and running. Enter endometriosis. This condition can seriously mess up the processes of your rectum and small and large intestines. The endo cells […]

Abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life influences dementia risk, find study

In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that abnormal blood pressure in midlife persisting into late life increases the likelihood of developing dementia

Abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life influences dementia risk, find studyAlthough not designed to show cause and effect, the study suggests that maintaining a healthy blood pressure throughout life may be one way to help decrease one’s risk of losing brain function. “Our results suggest that one’s blood pressure during midlife may influence how blood pressure later in life relates to dementia risk,” says Keenan […]

Drinking buttermilk can help improves heart health, state researchers

A new study shows that consumption of buttermilk and other fermented dairy drinks could help improve heart health and lower risks of having a heart attack

Drinking buttermilk can help improves heart health, state researchersHere’s another reason to love buttermilk even more. A new study suggests that the fermented dairy drink could actually help improve heart health. The findings, published in the journal Gut, showed that buttermilk, as well as other fermented dairy products, contain molecules that could help lower the production of cholesterol and other harmful blood lipids […]

Showering daily – is it necessary?

Do you shower or bathe daily? If you do, you’re not alone. Approximately two-thirds of Americans shower daily. In Australia, it’s over 80%. But in China, about half of people report bathing only twice a week

Showering daily – is it necessary?In many parts of the world, the daily shower tends to start around puberty and becomes lifelong. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? Perhaps your answer is: “because it’s healthier than showering less often.” Think again. For many, perhaps most, the daily shower is more about habit and societal norms than health. […]

How soon can a person be allowed to board a flight after a surgery?

Flying after surgery could put the body at risk of a potentially deadly condition

How soon can a person be allowed to board a flight after a surgery?Travelling is part of the life of many people. The rise of social media and YouTube promoted tourism across the world, leading to a significant increase in the number of people flying from one place to another. There are many other reasons for people to visit places. It can be because of business, a family […]

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 […]

Is it bad to crack your knuckles?

Whether you call it cracking or popping, there is a good chance you were asked to avoid doing it as a child. But does the supposed harm of this habit fall under fact or myth?

Is it bad to crack your knuckles?We know knuckle cracking is quite common as an estimated 25 to 45 percent of us seem to do it. Before answering the above question, it helps to understand what exactly happens when we ‘pop’ our joints. For one, that sound of popping does not actually come from your bones. The space in a joint, […]

Researchers reveal why artificial sweeteners are bad for your health

Scientists who’ve studied the effects of artificial sweeteners on gut bacteria say it can be toxic. It’s possible that artificial sweeteners could make our bodies less tolerant of regular sugar

Researchers reveal why artificial sweeteners are bad for your healthFor decades, scientists have had a tough time figuring out what artificial sweeteners are really doing to our bodies. To date, researchers have conducted over 210,000 different studies on the sugar substitutes. But despite all the research, we still know remarkably little about the health effects of the powdery substances, which are often used to […]

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut health

It is common knowledge that stress can have negative implications for both emotional and physical health, including an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and obesity. The new study suggests that some of these implications may be down to how our gut microorganisms respond to stress

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut healthResearchers found that stressed female mice experienced changes to their gut microbiota, i.e., the community of microorganisms that reside in the intestine, comparable with what is seen in response to a high-fat diet. In male mice, however, stress appeared to have no effect on gut microbiota. Study co-author Laura Bridgewater, of the Department of Microbiology […]
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