October 2017

Infographic :  'WARNING! These 10 Foods are Terrible for Your Child's Body' to spread the word regarding the childhood obesity epidemic.

“As parents, we are responsible for raising happy and healthy children into adults that will be good contributors to society. Once issue, however, is that nobody really teaches us what kind of food we should be feeding our kids. What’s even worse is that we face a constant barrage of commercials that promote food as healthy choices, when in reality we shouldn’t be serving that to young people. Here’s an

The Ovarian Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller is celebrating five years free of ovarian cancer by spreading awareness about the easy-to-miss symptoms of the disease. Ovarian cancer is the deadliest form of female reproductive cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2016, more than 22,000 women will receive a new diagnosis and more than 14,000 women will die from the disease. When ovarian cancer is caught early, an overwhelming majority

Depression Among Doctors: A Growing Problem

Long shifts of on-the-job training, and caring for patients in life-or-death situations, is enough to wear a person down. And it does. Close to one-third of medical residents (doctors out of medical school and in training) experience depression, according to a new study published online in JAMA. The risk starts on the first day of residency training, when the probability that a doctor will become depressed more than quadruples compared to

Combatting The Sedentary Lifestyle: How To Add Exercise To Your Workday

According to a 2014 study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, not only is sitting for long periods of time uncomfortable, but it can take years off your life. Researchers have found that those who live sedentary lifestyles are more likely to develop certain cancers as well as heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and depression.   However, the truth behind these stories isn’t that sitting at

Five surprising ways the clocks changing can effect your health

A good night’s sleep is exactly what the doctor ordered. It helps to form new pathways in the brain so we can retain more information, it’s essential for physical repair and healing, and it makes us feel more productive. There is no greater feeling than waking up refreshed, arms stretched, in silk pyjamas, like a perfectly poised coffee advert. And yet, twice a year, every year, we’re jerked out of our

Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year

Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says. It also claims poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year. Prime Minister Theresa May, who commissioned the report, said it showed “we need to take action”. She is asking NHS England and the civil service to accept the report’s recommendations. Paul Farmer, co-author of the Thriving