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Seven easy DIY health tests that can identify serious problems

This particular test may still need professional equipment, but there are similarly easy health tests that you can do at home that don’t require technology to interpret the results. All of the below tests take no longer than a minute, and they can highlight an array of serious health issues, from dementia to blocked arteries and anemia. (Remember: always consult your GP if you’re unsure about medical issues and symptoms.)

UN health goal rankings

(CNN) – Are nations around the globe on track to meet health-related sustainable development goals for the year 2030? A new analysis finds outstanding achievements — but a great deal of work still needed — before the goals can be reached This is based on measurements of 37 of 50 health-related targets proposed by the United Nations that include infant mortality, vaccination, rates of various diseases (tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria,

3 ways to protect kids’ eyes from a smartphone’s blue light

With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) policies becoming increasingly common in many school districts in the United States, we take a look at how students can prevent eye problems when working on a tablet or laptop. In the short term, blue light is tiring for eyes, causing eye strain, and also drying eyes out. In the long term, it increases the risks of age-related

What's so healthy about a Mediterranean diet?

A diet with a name that conjures up memories of suppers in the sunshine, the Mediterranean diet plan celebrates the fresh, colourful produce of a region that boasts an enviable life expectancy. Hence why it has been heralded as one of the world’s best diets – but what makes Med cuisine so healthy? What is a Mediterranean diet? The diet plan consists mostly of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, pasta, rice

7 Secrets to Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

High blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure put one in three Americans at an increased risk of developing kidney disease. But even if you don’t fit in any of those risk categories, it’s important to take care of these critically important organs. 7 secrets to kidney health You can do a number of things to keep your kidneys functioning properly and keep them as healthy as

Infographic : 5 Scientifically Backed Tips to Help You Get to Sleep

We all know that a good sleep is very important for our health.  With a great deal of scientific research available that says adults need eight hours sleep per night.  Ignoring this research can have negative consequences for both boy and mind. Armed with the knowledge that good sleep is vital for a healthy lifestyle, we can take steps to ensure we’re approaching sleep in the best possible way in