'Alternative cancer therapies' may increase your risk of death

“Cancer patients who use alternative medicine more than twice as likely to die,” is the stark message from The Independent. Researchers found that people who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments were much less likely to survive for at least five years. Conventional treatments included surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or hormone treatments. The research only applies to people who choose not to have conventional treatments. Overall, 78% of people

Starting Late to Exercise

Age should never be a hindrance to doing most things and starting exercise later in life actually makes you keep going longer. You don’t have to be “over the hill” after 40 or 50. There is some evidence that shows a relatively healthy person embarking on his journey to fitness at an older age does not succumb much to wear and tear like his younger counterparts. It makes sense because

How to choose the right type of juice for your lifestyle

You will have noticed that many juice stalls have popped up around town, all claiming to be the best fresh-pressed juice you can find. The trend has had some claiming that consuming cold-pressed fresh juices can help you lose weight, boost immunity, prevent cancer and cleanse your system. Whether the claims are true, this might have inspired you to look at buying a juicer.   While it remains to be

Snail cream is the new ingredient for your skin cream

A new ingredient that’s making its way into high-end skin care products is full of beneficial compounds that moisturize, reduce inflammation and minimize acne scars. But you’ll need to keep an open mind if you want the benefits. Helix aspersa muller glycoconjugates is the technical name for the slimy mucus secreted by snails to protect their undersides from cuts, bacteria and sun damage. This protective goo that snails produce is

Dubai bans Chinese 'slimming medicine'

The announcement comes barely a week after the UAE ministry of climate change and environment issued a warning prohibiting the import of Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to its alcohol content. The Dubai Municipality on Sunday announced a ban on a Chinese product being sold in the emirate. In a post on Instagram, the authority said a product named ‘Natural Chinese medicine magic slim’ has been banned in the ‘local

Demi Lovato talks about mental health awareness

In an interview with iHeartRadio, 24-year-old pop singer Demi Lovato spoke of the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, who committed suicide on July 20. The 41-year-old father of six children had previously opened up about his struggles with depression. Lovato herself has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and has a history of substance abuse and self-harm. “It’s a very unfortunate situation and I feel terrible for (Bennington’s) friends