A recent study dispels the myth that moderate drinking is bad for your vision.
Of course, drinking too much can negatively affect your eyes in more ways than one. But now we know that moderate drinking can be exactly what you need to spare yourself from visual impairment as you get older.
But there's even better news!
Couple it with frequent exercise and you lower your blindness risk even further, say researchers.
Here's what the study reveals…... ››› more
In 2010, “Vodka Eyeballing” swept through the UK. And while hundreds of articles cropped up in the wake of this game of dares, all has since gone quiet.
So, does that mean young people have stopped daring each other to “drink” vodka through their eyeballs?
Not at all!! News agencies have simply found more trending topics to cover!
Vodka eyeballing is still a very real problem. So much so, the National Institutes of Health has issued an article warning doctors to look out for the symptoms so they know what they're dealing with.
Read on to find out what your son might be up to when he's out with his friends and how to recognise it if THIS is what you see…... ››› more
As you know, it's not just a single aspect of your health that benefits when you have the occasional glass of red wine!
From cancer to heart disease, dementia and now… Hearing!
The very same antioxidant found in the skins of red grapes that helps ward off chronic inflammation and illness protects your ears from noise-induced damage.
Here's information from a study that shows why…... ››› more
You might think leaving a full glass of water next to your bed or putting out a packet of Rehydrate is the most important thing to do before you leave the house on a night out. After all, there's nothing that's better to ward off tomorrow's hangover tonight, right?
There's something else that's just as important: Your toothbrush!
A night of binge drinking is devastating for your oral health.
Here's why…... ››› more
The skin on your neck is less firm and patchy, your wrinkles deepen into crevices and your skin looks more dull and lifeless. For the life of you, you just can't seem to get rid of the dark circles under your eyes.
While you think you shouldn't look like this at 40, you realise there's not much you can do about the ageing process - outside using expensive creams and miracle makeup.
It must just be your genes and you vow you're going to “age gracefully” and simply learn to chalk each line and blemish on your face up to the great life you've had so far.
But what if the changes in your face aren't because of the ageing process - or your genes - at all?
What is there's something far more sinister going on inside your body that you don't even know about? Something that's causing you to age beyond your years?
Today, you'll discover the most important test to have on your 40th birthday so, come 50, you don't look and feel 75…... ››› more
My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I read Monday's health message from the American Health Association (AHA).
I mean come on?
It's a well-known fact that, during the past 20 years, over 900 studies have scientifically DEBUNKED the use of statins. And let's not even mention the 300 KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS of the drug.
So why in the world is the AHA saying: “Nearly everyone aged 66 to 75 should consider taking statins to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke?” And why should you ignore it?
Let's take a look…... ››› more
Putting on weight over the Christmas period is inevitable. That's why you're putting in so much effort to lose weight in the next few weeks, so it doesn't LOOK like you've put on weight.
But be careful!
Following any old weight loss tips could have the opposite effects you'd hoped for!
If you don't think about the advice you follow, you could put on weight even BEFORE you've tucked into the Christmas pudding!
Luckily, we're sharing five of the worst diet tips with you today so you can reach you weight loss goals in time for your family to shout “happy holidays”!... ››› more
Sitting in an office all year round is detrimental to your health. Especially when there's no natural light entering your workspace.
That's why you need to make every effort to soak up the summer sun when you go on leave.
It'll help you control the vitamin D deficiency your day job has caused!
And it's essential you do control it! Because vitamin D plays a role in all major aspects of your health.
One of the main reasons you need enough vitamin D is to keep your bones strong and healthy. If you don't have enough vitamin D, calcium can't get into your bones to build them. This means your risk of osteoporosis increases.
But another lesser known function of vitamin D is weight management.
Read on to find out why you need to spend more time in the sun this December holiday…... ››› more
With breast cancer rates soaring, any abnormalities you find on your breast might send you into a panic.
And while it's great to be so aware of your risk, stressing about it isn't healthy for you either.
That's why, today, we're revealing eight other reasons behind your breast pain - some you need to have your doctor check, others not.... ››› more
At 29, Chicago born Erika Schnure had enough of being the bubbly, chubby girl. So she made the decision to change her life.
Besides being overweight, she didn't want to end up with diabetes like her mother did.
It took some diet changes and a strict exercise routine, but she lost 45kg because of it. She was ecstatic with her achievements.
But then everything changed.
She hit a plateau and her mental health took a dive.
Instead of the elation she thought she'd feel in her new body, she became so severely depressed she didn't know what to do with her life.
If you're desperately trying to lose weight because you think it will make you happy, keep reading to find out what Erika says about it.... ››› more
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