Taking Control of Your Health

For most people, health is something taken for granted. Until someone experiences sickness, they really don’t understand the impact that their everyday activities have on their overall quality of life. It’s only after developing a chronic illness later in life that you are likely to exercise greater self-discipline over your health, usually too late to…

Taking leftover antibiotics is injurious to health, here’s why

We have all been there — taking leftover antibiotics to save a second trip to the doctor. However, a recent study has found that giving saved antibiotics to others — within and outside the family — fuels rising rates of antibiotic-resistant infections. The findings will be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National…

Children with asthma may lag at school, opt for non-manual jobs

People who suffer from persistent asthma at a young age are more likely to leave school at the age of 16, and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, a new study reveals. The research was presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, 2018. It also suggested that when this…

Exercise your legs for a healthy brain. It helps deal with stress too

Exercising your legs is necessary for a healthy brain and nervous system, said a new study that showed that neurological health depends on signals sent by leg muscles to the brain and vice versa. The results gave doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other…

Switch off the TV, too much screen time can cause heart disease and cancer

Spending too much time watching TV can be injurious to health. A new study done by the University of Glasgow and published in BMC Medicine reveals a link between higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease. The effect was more among those with low fitness, low muscle strength or physical activity levels. Previous studies linked increased…

Surprising health benefits of walnuts you may not know about

            All about wonderous walnuts! Walnuts, also considered the nut ambrosia, can have various health and mental benefits. According to a study conducted by the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome – the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract – may…