Ways to increase height as an adult

While adults cannot do much to increase their height, they can take steps to avoid age-related loss of height

Some people are unhappy with their height and wish they could be taller. Unfortunately for most adults, there is not much that can be done to increase height. After age 18, most tricks to increase height will not work, even with good nutrition and exercise. However, there are ways to appear taller and prevent loss of height, […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

Health alert: Smoking in movies harms children

Research shows that when it comes to smoking, children are heavily influenced by some of the folks they consider the coolest of the cool: actors in movies

Health alert: Smoking in movies harms childrenWe want to believe we’re raising our kids to think for themselves, and not to do dumb or unhealthy things just because the cool kids are doing them. “There’s a dose-response relationship: The more smoking kids see onscreen, the more likely they are to smoke,” said Dr. Stanton Glantz, a professor and director of the […]

Loneliness: A public health risk that no one talks about

While social isolation has to do with objectively lacking relationships, loneliness is about how you perceive your level of social support, psychologists say. The mortality risk of a lack of social connection exceeds that of common public health priorities. The mortality risk of a lack of social connection exceeds that of common public health priorities

Marci O’Connor, a mother of two teenagers, struggles with her confident, independent self and recurring loneliness — feelings that psychologists say are increasingly posing public health challenges. O’Connor, 46, of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, 30 kilometres east of Montreal, Canada said loneliness snuck up on her after she moved away from her family to a predominantly French-speaking area. […]

Pneumonitis: Know how to treat it

Pneumonitis causes similar symptoms to many other lung conditions. As such, it may take several tests before a definitive diagnosis is made, as the doctor will need to rule out these other possibilities first

Pneumonitis is a disorder where a person has an allergic reaction in their lungs caused by certain inhaled substances. The condition is also referred to as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The reaction they have to these substances can cause air sacs in one or both lungs to become inflamed. If untreated, the condition can cause long-term damage […]

Five ways to help you to stop smoking

Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the American Lung Association

Five ways to help you to stop smokingDeciding that you are now ready to quit smoking is only half the battle. Knowing where to start on your path to becoming smoke-free can help you to take the leap. We have put together some effective ways for you to stop smoking today. Quitting smoking is not a single event that happens on one day; it […]

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer

In the study, authors explain how scientists now understand cancer to be a 'complex process involving both genetic and epigenetic abnormalities' that can be brought about 'through various forms of stress,' such as exposure to cigarette smoke. They found that after 10 days, smoke-exposed cells showed higher amounts of DNA damage compared with cells that had not been exposed to the simulated cigarette smoke

  In the journal Cancer Cell, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre in Baltimore, MD, describe how they used cell-level laboratory experiments to map a series of “epigenetic” events that, over time, may connect exposure to cigarette smoke to lung cancer. Lung cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the lungs […]

Do you look older, than you are? Here’s probably why

An aging face is one of the most common insecurities men seek to correct cosmetically, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Think creams, peels, and even Botox injections. But your wallet will be a lot better off if you make an active effort to prevent premature aging in the first place. Nix these six habits from your routine, and watch the years slip off your mug

Just like death and taxes, growing older is inevitable. But ageing before your time? That’s something that can be under your control. Turns out, many of the habits you do every day—some you probably don’t even recognize you’re doing—might be making you look way older than your years. And that’s a big problem: An ageing […]

Tips for breaking bad habits

Habits, good or bad, follow a typical three-step pattern. One way to describe this is as three Rs: reminder, routine, and reward. By breaking down the cycle of a bad habit, you can identify what triggers the routine and begin to address what really needs to change. This way you can establish a pattern for new and healthier habits

  Everyone has bad habits they want to break, but instead of scorning yourself for being helpless to break them, use the fundamentals of forming habits to your advantage. Engaging in habit changes for self-improvement is key to vitality and well-being at all ages, according to Margaret Moore, co-director of the Institute of Coaching at […]

Now, UK study shows e-cigarettes initiates cigarette smoking

A UK-based study published on the Nutrition and Health Journal's latest edition shows that use of e-cigarettes can be directly associated with initiation of smoking cigarettes. This study has been termed as the first ever study in UK, which has shown the relationship between the use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes. It busts the myth that e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes

A study published in the Tobacco Control BMJ Journal, has shown that use of e-cigarettes can be directly associated with initiation of smoking cigarette. The study is based on a survey done amongst adolescents in the United Kingdom (UK). Various cross-sectional surveys found that there is increase in number of adolescents that had been reported […]
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