Do you love soaking up the sun? Do you use the sunbed religiously?
Then your skin cells are already on the road to cancer!
According to a new study by researchers at the Sanger Institute near Cambridge in the UK, more than 25% of middle-aged adults' skin has made the first steps towards cancer.
After analysing samples from adults aged between 55 and 73, researchers found more than 100 DNA mutations linked to cancer in every one square centimetre of skin. They say the results were “very surprising”.
Here's why...... ››› Read more
Mention peppermint, and images of candy canes, chewing gum and ice-cream immediately comes to my mind.
But did you know that peppermint is also an age-old herbal medicine that can treat a wide range of abdominal woes?
The oil, extracted from the peppermint plant, contains a host of compounds. But the most abundant, and perhaps most pharmacologically important, is menthol.
Read on to find out why peppermint oil is the ultimate remedy for bowel problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).... ››› Read more
Nuts are nature's way of showing us that good things, do indeed, come in small packages!
These bite-sized nutritional powerhouses provide you with vitamins, minerals, protein and heart-healthy fats, and make the perfect healthy snack. But when it comes to losing weight, some are more helpful than others…
Here's a look at the best and worst nuts to snack on while you're dieting.... ››› Read more
When it comes to STDs no one wants to talk about them, not even in private with your partner.
The only thing worse than talking about it, is having one.
Especially one like syphilis.
After all there's no itching, discharge or any other symptoms to make you think you have it…
That's why most people don't know they have syphilis until they start to develop symptoms for an even bigger problem… And this could take up to 50 years!
Read on to find out to find out what syphilis can lead to…... ››› Read more
“Heart problems? Me?” - if that's your reaction when you hear heart-healthy messages, here's a wakeup call:
The fact is, heart disease is more common than you think. And it's fatal. It's also true that preventing heart problems is getting easier.
Below, I've gathered some of the latest tricks for you - all backed by quality research - to help you take care of your heart…... ››› Read more
Did you know that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in diabetics? This is largely because of nerve damage and blood vessel disease , although blood pressure-lowering medication, stress and depression can also play a role, researchers say.
In a study of over 28,000 men in Europe, North America and South America, researchers found that 16% of the men reported erectile dysfunction. Nearly 40% of these men were diabetics.
But it doesn't have to happen to you!
If you're a diabetic who suffers from erectile dysfunction, read on to find out about what you can do to solve this health issue…... ››› Read more
According to a new study published in Gut, a journal of The BMJ, teenagers who are very overweight or obese are more than twice as likely to develop bowel cancer by middle age.
Researchers followed nearly 240,000 Swedish males for 35 years to reach their findings. The World Cancer Research Fund commented on the findings saying the link between teenage obesity and bowel cancer is “strong”.
Bowel cancer (you might know it better as colorectal cancer) is the third most common cancer in the world. Almost 1.4 million new cases arise each year. If you have a son or daughter who's carrying extra weight, they're at great risk of developing this cancer. Read on for more.... ››› Read more
Coconut oil is a fantastic remedy that can help prevent a number of diseases, including diabetes, thyroid disease, cancer and heart disease.
What's more, you can also use it to treat a number of other more common health problems, from chapped lips to a dry scalp.
Keep reading to find out more.... ››› Read more
affeine is a crutch that helps most of us get through the day.
Coffee, tea, energy drinks, soft drinks and chocolate are all common sources of the “drug”.
But this week, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reported that drinking more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day can be damaging to your health. It linked conditions like anxiety, insomnia and heart problems to excess caffeine consumption.
Read on to find out more.... ››› Read more
If you thought you had to cut all the fun out of your life to stay healthy, think again. You're not only missing out, but you could be doing your health a disservice.
A Cardiologist from the University of California in Los Angeles, Dr William Quinones-Baldrich, agrees. He recently confirmed in an interview, that you need more sex and wine in your life. He says both are an excellent way to protect you from heart disease.
Read on below to uncover the secrets to heart health hidden in these guilty pleasures.... ››› Read more
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After reading this, you'll think twice about the food you eat...