It is now generally accepted that regular exercise is essential for those who are seeking to maintain good health and lose weight. And now, it would seem that it may also be just what the doctor ordered for people suffering from medical breathing problems as well. Yoga, an ancient Eastern practice that how now exploded in popularity here in the West, has shown to be remarkably effective for people with a variety of breathing issues, particularly those with chronic obstructive …Read more
Taking a shower in the morning is a ritual that helps us maintain our hygiene. But what if showering actually has a harmful side-effect? According to new research, showering may lead to the spread of dangerous bacterial infections.
Researchers have found that dirty showerheads at home can, in fact, spread bacterial infections. One infection in particular, called non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), caught the research team’s attention. It is closely related to, and harder to treat than, TB
The new research published …Read more
If you love hot, humid weather, you probably embrace the heat waves that we are often faced with during the summer months. Unfortunately, according to new research, these heat waves may be harmful to your immune health — especially to your respiratory system — due to rising ozone production. This new research was conducted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York and was recently published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Because of the hidden hazards …Read more
There has been an enormous amount of publicity surrounding the tobacco market. From advertising, to sales of these products in convenience and even grocery stores across North America, to where and when you can smoke tobacco, to around whom, the entire industry appears to be surrounded by nothing but trouble. And as with so many campaigns to quit smoking, and taxes and cigarette prices on the upswing, the marketing battle between the health conscious consumer, and the entire advertising industry …Read more