A 65-year-old woman has a one in six chance of developing Alzheimer's disease. A man of the same age, on the other hand, has a one in 11 chance.
Given that women live longer than men and that the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer's is age, it seems fairly obvious that women are more likely to suffer from it.
Now, researchers say it's more complicated than that…... ››› more
40% of people suffer from nerve irritation in their lower back that cause pain to surge through your buttock and the backs of your legs when you move in a certain way.
The common term for this is sciatica pain, and it involves a type of pinched nerve in your back.
It can be very painful when you do certain tasks, and it can leave you unable to do anything further until the pain subsides and you stop irritating the nerve.
You might think it's your fate to suffer from back pain for the rest of your life, but it's not!
And here's what you can do to keep sciatica pain from ruining your life…... ››› more
If you went to your doctor and asked him how you could live a long healthy life, he's surely tell you tom keep illness at bay and make sure you take your medication.
While he's focussing on what he would recommend, because he treats you for your ailments, he's missing a bigger part of the picture.
But don't worry. We have an online “doctor” to help you with the other part of the picture to live a healthy, long life.
So, today, we're sharing WebMD's tips on the four best foods to put on your plate for healthy ageing.... ››› more
We've all been there… You're looking forward to your beach holiday or wearing your sexy dress to THE event of the year but when you pull up your jeans, they're too TIGHT!
Suddenly, tiny sweat beads line your forehead and your heart slips down your sleeve! You slowly make your way to the scale and when you finally gather enough courage to open your eyes, it's right there in front of you!
CONFIRMATION that you've put on weight!
What ARE you going to do in such little time? You need to lose weight AND fast!
Don't despair, here are the best exercises for fast weight loss…... ››› more
In an ideal world, you'd never have to clean and detoxify your colon. Your colon would do its job without a second thought from you.
But our lifestyles don't allow this.
And that's why it makes sense for everyone to do a two-week colon cleansing and detoxification programme two to four times a year along. In addition to taking ground flaxseed and a daily probiotic, explains Jon Barron, author of Rebuild, Rejuvenate & Reform Your Health: A Guide to Internal Cleansing.
In fact, even one round of a colon detox programme can make you feel like a new person.
But before you embark on one, we urge you to read the answers to these frequently asked colon detox questions.... ››› more
Think prostate cancer is something only your dad's at risk of? Think again.
Since prostate cancer is most prevalent in men who are 65 and older, it's easy to see it as “an old man's disease.”
But thinking this way could be YOUR undoing, warns Dr Troy Sukkarieh, a board-certified urologic surgeon in the US.
This because the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six-fold in the last 20 years. Even worse, studies show it's far more aggressive if you get it young.
So if you're below the age of 65, drop everything and read this!... ››› more
If you've been considering going on detox (and after all the Easter eggs you'll eat this weekend we're sure you will), you'll know there are thousands of detox programmes out there.
But the one thing they ALL have in common is that many people report feeling downright horrid during the process.
While this is normal, today we want to tell you why it's happening, when you should worry and how to make the process easier on your body.... ››› more
It's April Fool's Day today. And we bet you've been scanning news headlines to see if you can spot the “real” news from the “fake”.
We also bet you've been extra vigilant of supposed pranks your friends, family and even colleagues might pull on you.
And we hope you've enjoyed everyone single one of them!
Because studies reveal that laughter really IS the best medicine.
This because, it not only keeps you emotionally healthy, it can make you physically healthier too.
Here's why…... ››› more
Today, we're going to share a surprising secret that could turn that Big C into the Big Never-See-Ya.
And it's all thanks to one delicious juice that studies show men (especially those at high risk of prostate cancer) should be drinking every day.
This because it contains polyphenols, isoflavones, and ellagic acid. All of which are elements researchers believe make up a potent anticancer combo you need to keep your prostate healthy.
Read on to find out what the juice is and how it's helping men around the world…... ››› more
When it comes to treating prostate cancer, the hormone therapy helping you fight it, may also be making it easier for you to break your bones.
This because it blocks the production of male hormones and makes fractures more likely.
Thankfully, you know that the best way to keep your bones strong and healthy is with a calcium supplement. So that's exactly what you've been taking.
Researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reveal that prostate cancer sufferers who take calcium could be making their condition worse.
Read on to discover why…... ››› more
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