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  • Study links persistent pain to mental decline and dementia
  • Study links persistent pain to mental decline and dementia
    Do you suffer from persistent pain? As in pain that continues day in and day out? Well, then, we've got some bad news for you… According to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, persistent pain may increase your risk or mental decline and dementia. Keep reading for the full findings. Study finds that people with chronic pain also have an increased risk of mental decline ... ››› more
  • [05 December 2017]
  • Interrupted sleep or short sleep - which is worse?
  • Interrupted sleep or short sleep - which is worse?
    Are you an unhealthy sleeper? Well, you're not alone. More of us than you think are insomniacs, wake up constantly throughout the night and are simply too captivated by our smartphones and tablets to put them down to go to bed. The question is, what's the worst kind of sleep for your health - is it the kind where you stick to the same bedtime every night but wake up every few hours, or the kind... ››› more
  • [01 December 2017]
  • Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D - two key nutrients for lupus sufferers
  • Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D - two key nutrients for lupus sufferers
    People with lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organ, may fare better if they consume enough omega3 fatty acids and vitamin D in their diet, preliminary research suggests. In separate studies, researchers tied consumption of these two nutrients - or a lack thereof - to lupus flares and complications. More specifically... ››› more
  • [30 November 2017]
  • Hormone therapy can treat migraines in elderly women
  • Hormone therapy can treat migraines in elderly women
    While migraines are common, especially among women, treating them in the elderly is often a challenged due to various health risks such as cardiovascular disease events. Finally, researchers have found a safe and effective solution for relieving migraines in elderly women: Hormone therapy, a medical treatment used to reduce symptoms of menopause. Study finds that hormone therapy is a safe an... ››› more
  • [30 November 2017]
  • Four hidden sources of caffeine that could be giving you the jitters
  • Four hidden sources of caffeine that could be giving you the jitters
    Nowadays, more people than ever are relying on caffeine as their energy crutch. Considering how overworked and sleep-deprived most of us are, it makes perfect sense as to why! Caffeine wakes up your brain, lowers stress levels, boosts concentration and can even help you live longer. On the downside, it can bring about side effects like dehydration, anxiety, trouble sleeping and an upset stomach... ››› more
  • [28 November 2017]
  • Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve symptoms of various autoimmune diseases
  • Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve symptoms of various autoimmune diseases
    Omega-3 fatty acids are referred to as essential fatty acids because your body can't make them on its own. Therefore, you need to obtain these healthy fats from dietary sources, such as fatty fish, canola oil, flaxseed, wild rice, eggs and soybeans. Omega-3 fatty acids display a variety of beneficial properties, ranging from better brain health to heart disease prevention. It might surprise you... ››› more
  • [25 November 2017]
  • Five chronic pain patient no-nos and how to avoid them
  • Five chronic pain patient no-nos and how to avoid them
    According to statistics, around 43 million Americans report living with chronic pain, defined as pain lasting for at least three months. Despite this, chronic pain is woefully untreated not only in the United States, but globally. One of the biggest challenges that chronic pain patients face is trying to ‘get through' to a doctor. “One of the things that patients cry out the most for is hav... ››› more
  • [24 November 2017]
  • Can supplementing with collagen really help reverse ageing?
  • Can supplementing with collagen really help reverse ageing?
    Collagen plays a big role in your physical health, especially the ageing process. The word, which comes from the Greek word for glue, refers to the structural proteins that binds your cells and tissues together, helping them to maintain shape and integrity. Collagen is present in your skin, muscles, tendons, skeleton and even your teeth. While your body produces its own collagen, it starts prod... ››› more
  • [24 November 2017]
  • Seven tips to spring clean your skincare routine
  • Oh, spring... A season where we toss out the old to make room for the new. And it doesn't stop at deep-cleaning your apartment or swapping out your winter wear for lighter clothing… Your skincare routine needs a boost, too! Here are my expert tips for transitioning from winter to spring with fresh, beautiful skin. #1: Toss out all your old and expired products Spring cleaning is the perfe... ››› more
  • [23 November 2017]
  • The three most common sensitive skin problems - solved!
  • The three most common sensitive skin problems - solved!
    Do you have sensitive skin? Well, you're not alone. Joshua Zeichner, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City says three-quarters of his patients call their skin sensitive skin. According to Dr Zeichner, one of the biggest reasons for having sensitive skin is simply treating your skin too aggressively - even if you're not intending to. Everyday stre... ››› more
  • [23 November 2017]
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