July 2017

Mindfulness training, hypnosis reduce pain in hospital patients, study finds

UTAH, July 31 — New American research reports that mindfulness training can reduce levels of pain experienced by hospital patients. Hypnosis, tested on 244 patients reporting unmanageable pain, achieved even better results. Researchers in Salt Lake City investigated whether mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion could be used to relieve pain in hospital patients and reduce the prescription of painkillers. Mindfulness training is a technique that teaches people to focus their

Check your cholesterol facts!

Atherosclerotic vascular disease is medical jargon for what the layman knows as “blocked arteries”. It causes blocked arteries in the heart, in the brain, and even the legs. It has been proven irrefutably that atherosclerotic vascular disease is linked to cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is an important component in the production of cell walls and hormones. Most of the cholesterol is made by the body itself,

High sugar intake linked with poorer long-term mental health

Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of common mental disorders (such as anxiety and depression) after 5 years compared to those with low intakes, according to UCL research. The study also showed that having a mood disorder did not make people more inclined to eat foods with a high sugar content. The report, published today in Scientific Reports used data from the Whitehall II cohort and analysed

Top 10 Reformer Pilates Exercises For Beginners - Infographic

Healthy living isn’t all just about physical health as your mental health is just as important to your overall wellbeing! This is why mind-body workouts, such as Yoga and Pilates, should form part of your regular exercise regime. Mindfulness is also a great tool for incorporating within your fitness as well, as taking the time to focus on your health and understand how certain movements and exercise can affect your

Amazon has a secret health care team

A giant online retailer, Amazon has involved in health care such as electronic medical records and telemedicine. It has stealth team 1492 which is refer to the year Columbus first landed in the Americas. The stealth team, which is headquartered in Seattle, is focused on both hardware and software projects, according to two people familiar. Amazon has become increasingly interested in exploring new business in healthcare. For example, Amazon has

What is Full blood count

Do you have experience doing full blood count? It is a common blood test to check a person’s general health or to screen for conditions such as anaemia. In a laboratory the number of red cells, white cells and platelets in the blood are assessed. – Red cells are vital for transporting oxygen around the body. – Haemoglobin makes up part of the red blood cells. – The body uses