Articles relating to 'GENERAL HEALTH'
Tossing and turning at night? This will help…

FAT, OBESITY, FAT, OBESITYAs it turns out, sleeping with too much light in the room can significantly increase the risk of obesity, especially in women.

Recently, a British study, funded by the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, looked at 113,000 women over a 40-year period. Researchers wanted to identify the root causes of … Read More

80% of Americans of a certain age die because of this

INJURY, PREVENTIONYou really can’t be too careful, after all. Whether it’s using the stove, taking the stairs or walking outside on uneven sidewalks – you just never know when fate could take an ugly turn.

Your extra care and attention could save your life, or at least prevent you from serious injury that could land you in hospital or … Read More

Warning: Your water could be making you sick

health, water, health, health, water, waterI’m trying to get my eight glasses of water a day – or thereabouts – to keep my body functioning at its best and balancing out my love of a noon or mid-day café latte. Caffeine has its bonus points, certainly, many studies show, but it is a mild diuretic, so it can prevent water from getting to … Read More

Surprising cause of blood clots and irregular heartbeats

heart, heart problemsWe can’t survive without the heart, but that doesn’t mean we know everything about how it works. New research has uncovered a surprising cause for heart problems like blood clots and irregular heartbeats: Air pollution.

Dirty air already has been established as a cause behind heart problems. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada says that heart attacks, … Read More

5 easy ways to protect yourself from heatstroke this summer

heart, illness, prevention, heart, illness, preventionSunny summer days are great, but all that heat can make you sick if you aren’t smart about protection and prevention.

There were more than 7,200 heat-related deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2009, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heat can warm the bones, but it’s also a potential danger…. Read More

When you’re afraid your memory is declining…

brain, dementiaA sunny outlook on life doesn’t just brighten your day in the present – it could also help protect your brain from dementia in the future.

Dementia is a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect one’s daily life. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than five million Americans … Read More

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