Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies

Breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, Irish researchers have found. One of the long-term health complications for premature babies is unique heart characteristics later in life

Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies  Early use of breast milk could play a ‘vital role’ in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to research by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Rotunda Hospital. One of the long-term health complications that young adults who were born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These […]

Effective ways to reduce knee pain

Experiencing knee pain lately? From including certain foods in your diet to wearing the right kind of shoes, here are some easy ways to get relief

Effective ways to reduce knee painWhether your knee pain is due to arthritis, injury, or some other reason, there are simple tips you can follow to ease the pain and prevent further damage to the vulnerable joints. Do not skip your warm-up Remember to stretch and warm-up before your workout, especially if it involves high-intensity exercises. Jeffrey Duarte, a performance […]

8 health benefits of custard apple

Because of its creamy texture, it’s also known as a custard apple and is often known to be a yummy treat due to its sweet taste, often served chilled. However, it’s also rich in fibre and vitamins and is a unique fruit that has lots of surprising health benefits. Here are eight of them

8 health benefits of custard appleThe cherimoya is a green, cone-shaped edible fruit-bearing species with scaly skin and creamy, sweet flesh. Generally thought to be native to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, it’s now grown in tropical areas, usually in high altitudes. High in antioxidants Custard apple is filled with antioxidants that help fight free radicals present in your body, […]

Simple and effective tips to fight chronic inflammation

The awareness of the intersection between inflammation and chronic disease has spawned a plethora of diet plans, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle programs, many implying they offer new ways to improve your health by quelling inflammation

Simple and effective tips to fight chronic inflammationIt’s true that scientists are uncovering new complexities and expanding their knowledge of factors that may contribute to inflammation or help counter it. But much of the heavily hyped guidance for an anti-inflammation lifestyle boils down to the same no-nonsense health advice your grandmother might have given you. Make healthy food choices Our diets play […]

Here’s how you can reduce muscle soreness after working out

Delayed onset muscle soreness is common after exercise and usually means your muscles are getting stronger. After participating in some kind of strenuous physical activity, particularly something new to your body, it is common to experience muscle soreness, say experts

Here’s how you can reduce muscle soreness after working outMuscle soreness usually occurs after a workout that may have been more intense than usual. Perhaps, you are returning to exercise after a break or tried to perform a more demanding routine compared to your usual activity. Here are a few suggestions to help your body deal with post-workout aches and stiffness: Schedule a massage […]

Early life stress tied to increased pain sensitivity in adulthood

People who were exposed to more sources of stress in the womb and early childhood may be more sensitive to pain by early adulthood than their counterparts with little or no exposure to stress early on, a recent study suggests

Early life stress tied to increased pain sensitivity in adulthoodResearchers focused on stressful life events that might occur in children’s households during pregnancy or early childhood such as pregnancy complications, the death of a close friend or family member, marital problems or breakups, job loss or other financial hardships, or residential moves. Then, researchers tested pain sensitivity for 1,065 participants when they reached 22 […]

Simple ways to treat pain at home

Pain can strike anytime; you need to do something about it. We have listed simple ways on how you can manage it efficiently, but do see a physician if it does not subside

Simple ways to treat pain at homePain from injury, accident, or illness can happen to anyone at any time. You can do a number of things at home to feel better. But go to a doctor if it suddenly gets worse or changes — especially if there’s tingling, numbness, or burning — or if nothing you try makes you feel better. […]

Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness, suggests study

Anger may be more harmful to an older person's physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association

Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness, suggests studyBarlow and her co-authors examined whether anger and sadness contributed to inflammation, an immune response by the body to perceived threats, such as infection or tissue damage. While inflammation, in general, helps protect the body and assists in healing, long-lasting inflammation can lead to chronic illnesses in old age, according to the authors. “As most […]

Pomegranates can help treat inflammatory bowel disease, suggest study

Eating a diet rich in pomegranate could hold the key to fighting inflammatory bowel diseases, a new study says

Pomegranates can help treat inflammatory bowel disease, suggest studyUrolithin A, derived from pomegranates, and its synthetic equivalent could help treat inflammatory bowel disease Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two different conditions,  Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis,  that are characterised by the long-term inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the oesophagus, stomach, and intestines. In a new study, researchers from the University […]

20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammation

Inflammation is a necessary part of the body's immune response, but too much inflammation can lead to disease

20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammationThe long-term health benefits of physical exercise are numerous; they include reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, improving metabolism and weight control, as well as generally strengthening the heart, muscles, and bones. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a regular dose of physical activity also lowers blood pressure, and reduces […]
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