May 2018

How much should seniors exercise to improve brain function?

To boost their reasoning skills and the brain’s processing speed, seniors may need to exercise for 52 hours over a period of 6 months, concludes a new study. The good news is that low-intensity exercise such as walking has the same benefits — as long as it’s carried out for this length of time. As more and more research keeps pointing out, exercise does wonders for our brain. For instance,

Does Hypnosis Eliminate Insecurities?

  Self-esteem is a tricky part of the human psyche. For those who are concerned they have low self-esteem and that it can interfere with daily life, consider the following: Do you procrastinate when you have something to do? Do you give up on goals easily? Do you feel nervous or anxious most of the time, or do you deal with panic attacks? Do you find yourself turning to drugs

biotechnology

Technology and healthcare are intertwined in very unusual ways. Advances in medical technology will almost always affect the way we receive healthcare and how healthcare is delivered. Medical technology is undergoing an incredible transformation thanks to the rise of artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and many other advancements. What we are seeing today is a shift towards more personalized medicine and greater preventive care. When you can easily predict

PTSD

Stress is something that affects us all, but for most people, stress and anxiety come and go. For some others, they can experience near-constant anxiety and stress (chronic stress), or get a sudden attack when the right triggers are present (acute stress). There are ways to help relieve the feelings of both anxiety and stress, but first, you must learn to recognize the symptoms of stress and anxiety. The symptoms

Eating eggs might be good for your heart

For decades, experts warned that eating eggs raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a study published on April 22, 2018, said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. While outside experts cautioned against reading too much into the study, its authors claimed that Chinese adults who ate an egg every day had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studying half-a-million healthy adults

Weight loss reduces skin cancer risk

Understanding the risk factors behind every type of cancer is important in our effort to minimize the population’s risk at large. And, obesity has already been confirmed as a risk factor for a number of cancers, including endometrial, liver, kidney, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer. The most obvious risk factor for skin cancer is unprotected sun exposure. However, according to earlier studies, obesity may also play a role. Recently, researchers set