Decrease your cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease 

Raised total cholesterol is a major cause of disease burden in both the developed and developing world as a risk factor for ischemic heart disease and stroke

Decrease your cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It comes from the food you eat, but what happens if you consume too much? Well, it will build up in the bloodstream, which results in clogged arteries. High cholesterol is a […]

One in 20 of all deaths worldwide due to alcohol abuse, states WHO

Alcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed. The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide

One in 20 of all deaths worldwide due to alcohol abuse, states WHOMore than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. More than three quarters of these deaths were among men, the U.N. health agency said. And despite evidence of the health risks […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive decline

Older adults who did aerobic exercise by itself experienced a three times greater level of improvement in cognitive function than those who participated in combined aerobic training and strength training exercises. The study suggested aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types, for Alzheimer’s patients in preserving the ability to think and make decisions

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive declineCardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests. Researchers assessed data from 19 studies conducted between 2002 and 2015 that examined the effects of exercise on cognitive ability in 1,145 people at risk of, or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 90 […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Feeling sleepy during the day could be a warning symptom of Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota published a study today in which they say they have linked sleep disruption to a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s. The researchers say disturbed sleep may allow amyloid proteins to accumulate in the brain, a process that can eventually lead to the disease

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Feeling sleepy during the day could be a warning symptom of Alzheimer’sResearchers know that a condition as complicated as Alzheimer’s can’t be traced to a single or simple cause. Genetic factors contribute to the degenerative brain disorder that robs people of their memory, and biological process related to aging play a role as well. But in recent years, scientists have uncovered some behaviour that may also […]

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  

There have been many cases of people spotting certain symptoms or abnormalities in their selfies, which led to the diagnosis of conditions like skin cancer, stroke, etc

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  While they do come with a fair share of downsides for some people, selfies have also helped identify significant symptoms of medical conditions, important enough to save people’s lives. Here are four instances where they proved to be valuable from a health perspective. Stroke Juanita Branch, 63, recently recalled how she suffered a stroke back […]

5 possible causes for having back pain

If you have been waking up with a sore spine lately, there are a number of possible causes behind it. Backaches are usually linked to poor posture in the workplace or the classroom. But here are five other reasons that could explain where the pain is coming from

5 possible causes for having back painYou are walking in high heels too often High heels should be worn on a moderate basis to avoid straining not just your back but other parts such as the Achilles tendon, the knees, the hips, etc. “Wearing heels shifts your weight toward the balls of the feet, so your knees and hips go forward […]

Natural ways to help manage anxiety

Anxiety is part of life, we all feel it from time to time. When you do, there are a few things you can try to help calm your emotions. If you feel anxious often and nothing seems to help, talk with your doctor about other ways to manage it

Natural ways to help manage anxietyExercise You don’t have to train for the Olympics – a 10-minute walk can do the trick just as well as a 45-minute workout. Either can make you feel better for a few hours, like aspirin for a headache. And if you exercise regularly – at least 3 times a week – you’re less likely […]

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest study

Compared with adults who consumed fewer than one serving of fruit or one tomato per day, those who ate more than three portions of fruit or more than two tomatoes experienced slower lung function decline

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest studyThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, conducted the study. The findings were published in the European Respiratory Journal. Every year, around 55.4 per cent of all adult smokers attempt to quit smoking. Smoking cessation dramatically reduces the risk of disease, including lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke risk

Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. It is true that nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike. But even when an underlying medical condition puts you at risk, you might be able to do something about it. Small changes in lifestyle, such as keeping a check on your weight can prevent the risk of strokes

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke riskThere is a lot you can do to lower your chances of having a stroke. Even if you’ve already had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), you can take steps to prevent another. Controlling your weight is an important way to lower stroke risk. Excess pounds strain the entire circulatory system and can lead […]

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your health

When it comes to personal hygiene, most of us are pretty well-versed in how often to take a shower or how to properly wash our undergarments. However, it turns out there are a lot of other things to think about, and it's possible we are making some common hygiene mistakes and don't even realize it. No matter how clean we think we might be, a few important practices might be slipping through the cracks. No one's perfect when it comes to personal care, but the more you know, the better you can keep yourself free of unwanted bacteria, breakouts, or even illness

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your healthPoor hygiene can not only increase the risk of sickness but also affect our social and professional life. But even the best of us are bound to make a few errors when trying to keep up with cleanliness. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid. Wearing shoes without socks Wearing shoes without socks to […]
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