August 2017

Staying Safe in Your Kitchen - Infographic

The kitchen is a high-traffic area of your home, with every resident likely to pass through it or occupy it several times throughout the day. Whether it’s cooking dinner, preparing ingredients or setting up electrical appliances, kitchens tend to be the hub of activity in a home, and it is also the area where accidents are most likely to occur, some of which can be fatal. The potential accidents in

New meningitis test 'could save lives'

A hospital A&E department in Northern Ireland is to start using a new, rapid test for meningitis that should speed up diagnosis and save lives. Meningitis can kill in hours yet the current way to positively identify the infection takes about two days. UK researchers say the new test that the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children will use gives results in under 60 minutes. This should let doctors treat

5 things you should know before exercising

Are you determined to start exercising again, but worried about the risks? The French Federation of Cardiologists has issued recommendations for people of all ages and all levels of fitness that shed light on some common myths about getting back to an exercise regimen. Before resuming a sport, you should have a medical check-up and an effort test. True. Preferably you should get a comprehensive check-up before resuming sporting activity.

How to Tackle Postpartum Depression

If you recently had a baby, but you’re not feeling the way you thought you should, don’t worry – you’re not alone. There are so many expectations for moms about how they are supposed to feel, act and look after they give birth, but the truth is – a lot of new moms don’t feel that way. And that’s perfectly okay. Postpartum depression is a lot more common than you

How Well Do Health Trackers Really Work for Managing Chronic Conditions?

Physicians call it the 5,000-hour problem. If you have a common chronic condition such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, the expert in charge of your health for almost all of your 5,000 waking hours annually is—you. And, frankly, you won’t always make the best choices. “The behavior changes that are necessary to address chronic disease are much more in your hands than in the doctor’s,” points out Stacey Chang, executive

What happens to your body and brain after taking a sauna?

Traditionally, saunas have been used for relaxation and cleansing. However, today saunas are being used more for specific health and fitness benefits. Whether you are a sauna veteran or a newbie, you will have probably heard that it can be great for stress relief, skin, blood circulation and sleep. But do you know about the lesser known benefits, and more specifically, how sauna use can directly affect brain and body?