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…

Grandparents may be to blame for obesity in children

Could your parents be responsible for your child’s obesity? Yes, according to research. In the first study to examine the relationship between grandparent and grandchild abdominal obesity, investigators found a link between the two. The study found a consistent relationship between waist circumference in maternal grandmother and grandchild, with no relationship seen in other lineages….

Mother’s Day special: Diet and nutrition tips for new moms

Shortly after delivering a baby, it may be tempting to begin a diet to lose off those extra kilos. But resist the urge. You need the nutrition, and so does your little bundle of joy. Moreover, you’ll need all the extra energy you can muster to take care of your newborn. Remember, your child is…

Dear moms-to-be, take care of your health to prevent serious disease in kid

Pregnant women should ensure they are getting proper nutrition and physical care. A mother’s health affects the child’s well-being and proper management can prevent serious lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease and obesity. A study conducted by Institute of Physiology revealed that the body has an internal clock that regulates sleepiness over a 24 hour…