Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London. By…

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Are Eggs Considered to Be a Dairy Product?

  For some reason, eggs and dairy are often grouped together. Therefore, many people speculate about whether they’re a dairy product.   For those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk proteins, it’s an important distinction to make.   This article answers the question whether eggs are a dairy product.   Eggs, Cottage Cheese,…

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Freezing As Healing: Inside The Cryotherapy Craze

  The latest rage among celebrities seeking the fountain of youth involves freezing. Cryotherapy began with the use of low temperatures in medicine to eradicate diseased or unwanted tissue, such as moles or skin tags. That’s not what the stars are seeking. Instead, they flock to cryotherapy treatment for its purported ability to burn calories,…

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How to Relieve Gas: Easy Methods and Remedies

  Gas is a normal part of human digestion. This gas can sometimes take on a particularly unpleasant odor, or it can cause pain and discomfort.   According to the Cleveland Clinic, people pass 1 to 3 pints of gas each day. People typically pass gas between 14 and 23 times per day.   This…

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Can Coconut Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?

  Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes a person to develop scaly patches, also known as plaques, on their skin. Psoriasis symptoms can include silvery scales and itchy, red patches.   The patches can appear on many parts of the body, including elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, and face. Some people also develop scaly…

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8 Herbs and Supplements to Help Treat Depression

Depression isn’t just feeling sad or “blue.” It is a serious mood disorder with symptoms that range from mild to debilitating, and potentially life-threatening.   Depression is a relatively common disorder in that it affects millions of people each year. People of all ages and ethnicities experience depression, including children and adolescents.   Depression does…

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Gut bacteria-based supplement reduces cravings for high-calorie foods

Cravings for chocolate, pizza, and other high-calorie foods could be reduced by consuming a gut bacteria-based supplement, suggests a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.   Researchers found the supplement inulin-propionate ester reduced food reward brain activity, which dampened participants’ cravings for high-calorie foods. Researchers from Imperial College London and the…

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Basic First Aid: Would You Know What to Do?

Understanding basic first aid can save a life. From choking to abrasions, knowing correct first aid technique is the first step in stopping a situation from becoming potentially deadly.   A new study just published by the British Red Cross and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom says that over half of all…

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Physical activity

Key facts Insufficient physical activity is 1 of the 10 leading risk factors for death worldwide. Insufficient physical activity is a key risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. Physical activity has significant health benefits and contributes to prevent NCDs. Globally, 1 in 4 adults is not active enough….

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How to actually lose weight on the 80/20 diet

Cameron Diaz, Olivia Munn and supermodel Miranda Kerr are just a few of the celebrities who have been associated with the 80/20 diet lately, crediting this “simple rule” for their slim figures. Many insist this diet isn’t just another fad but rather an approach to a healthy lifestyle. We’ve all heard that before; you can…

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Drawbacks of wearable fitness trackers

The benefits of wearable fitness trackers are well-documented, but if you are not a discerning user, the drawbacks can be numerous too. For his 30th birthday in December last year, Ranjith Shroff was gifted a wearable fitness tracker by his wife. “I was overweight by 10 kilos at that point,” he recalls. Highly motivated by…

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What To Eat After You Work Out

Here are six rules to follow, and how to prevent overdoing it, which can cancel out the weight-loss benefits of breaking a sweat. Eat within 30 to 60 minutes after exercise. If you’ve had a particularly tough workout, try to eat a “recovery” meal as soon as possible. Exercise puts stress on your muscles, joints,…

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Simple Tips for Developing a Positive Attitude

Choose to be happy. Yes, it is a matter of choice. When negative thoughts enter your mind, just refuse to look at them, doing your best to substitute them with happy thoughts Look at the bright side of life. It’s a matter of choice and repeated attempts. Choose to be optimistic. Find reasons to smile…

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10 Health and Fitness Gadgets You’ll Want From CES 2016

Every year the entire tech world unites for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where reportedly more than 50 football fields’ worth of cutting edge gizmos and gadgets get their marketplace debut. And CES 2016 was truly a fit person’s happy place, with new product launches to help pave your path to wellness. Check out the pieces we want to…

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The Best Fitness Gadgets- 2016

Health Gadgets Buzzing Consumer Electronics Market 2016 Nike Fuelband Simply tracking your activity can be a good way to motivate yourself to do more. The Nike Fuelband makes that simple: it’s a wristband that contains motion sensors to track your movement through the day, translating your activity into ‘Nike Fuel’ points that aim to let…

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7 postures to avoid when exercising

If you often wonder about why you suffer frequent injuries at the gym, it’s time to take a long, hard look at your workout form. While exercising, method and posture play an important role. We give you an insight on why poor form is to blame for your aches and pains. Stop jerking: Stop jerking…

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Music Series (Article 02)- How Music Affects Us and Promotes Health

Music improves memory performance   The power of music to affect memory is quite intriguing. Mozart’s music and baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activates the left and right brain. The simultaneous left and right brain action maximizes learning and retention of information. The information being studied activates the left brain…

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Music Series -How Music Effects Us and Promotes Health?

Music is an art, entertainment, pleasure, and … medicine for the soul and body. Music is one of the few activities that involves using the whole brain. It is intrinsic to all cultures and has surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development. Not…

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Six ways you can cheat on gym without feeling guilty about it

So you paid for a six-month gym membership but quit going after a month of battling with the alarm clock and the monotony. You found it difficult to stick to your gym schedule because of the lack of variation. Exercising at a gym with a bunch of intimidating people seemed like a tedious effort that…

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Genes may contribute to making some nations happier than others

The citizens of nations which rate themselves happiest display a specific genetic feature: their DNA is more likely to contain a specific allele involved in sensory pleasure and pain reduction, say Michael Minkov of the Varna University of Management (formerly International University College) in Bulgaria, and Michael Bond of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. They…

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French, Swiss doctors to study health secrets of Jains

Jain community members don’t eat after sunset, refrain from meat, fish and poultry or roots (potato, onion, etc). Ritualistic fasting is ingrained in Jain practices. What impact has such a lifestyle made on the community’s well-being? Can such a lifestyle be healthy? These are some of the questions that have driven a team of French-speaking…

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7 steps to health and happiness: Delay lifestyle diseases by a decade

The end of the year is upon us and so is the pressure to make resolutions to do things that would make us healthier and happier. Since health is a prerequisite for happiness, here’s a seven-point checklist to prevent and delay lifestyle diseases by at least a decade, maybe two. 1. Keep blood pressure under…

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Always remember: Forgetfulness is an early sign of dementia

When 36-year-old Latha could not any more take the embarrassment of daily episodes of forgetfulness — recalling where she kept her money or forgot to pick up children from school — she finally decided to visit a good neurologist. Blamed by her family for being irritable and short tempered at times, she was later diagnosed…

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