Infographic : how infrared saunas can help you get fit

Infrared saunas have been growing more and more popular recently, after being endorsed by scientists and even celebrities like Gwneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston. As opposed to regular wet saunas, infrared saunas use infrared light and heat to warm the skin quicker and provide a number of health benefits. For a better idea of these benefits, UK Saunas have put together an infographic detailing what an infrared sauna is and what it

6 Health Benefits of Exercise

Although you already know that exercise is good for you, you probably aren’t aware how it’s good for you. Not only does regular and frequent exercise offer a lot of health benefits, but it also enhances your state of mind and contributes to your general well-being. However, despite knowing this, many people don’t include workouts in their schedules, constantly making up new excuses. If you’re one of them, perhaps the

Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things

Most of us think that chest pain conjuring to heart attack but there are plenty of other diseases and conditions that can trigger this symptom. Let’s read this seven condition that can cause chest pain and the tips to treat them Heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when a person’s stomach contents — including the gastric acids that help break down food — back up into the esophagus, the tube that connects

Mobile phone health apps: how useful are they really?

Have you turned to a mobile app to manage or improve your health? Apps that claim to treat everything from pimples to depression appeal to the anxiety many of us harbour about our health. But how trustworthy are they, and what’s the evidence behind their effectiveness? Associate Professor Carol Maher, a researcher in mobile health apps from the University of South Australia, says there’s a few basic principles people can

Sarawak to vaccinate dogs and cats in areas affected by rabies

KUCHING, July 2 — Sarawak state authorities will carry out house to house survey and vaccinate dogs and cats in the Serian district where the outbreak of rabies has occurred. According to state Veterinary Services Department acting director Dr Adrian Susin Ambud today, these efforts are important to prevent the spread of rabies to other areas. “Owners of dogs and cats in the affected areas are advised to keep their

You're Treating Pink Eye the Wrong Way

Nearly six in 10 people diagnosed with pink eye in the United States are prescribed antibiotic eye drops, according to a recent study in Ophthalmology, even though the drugs are rarely needed to treat the common infection. In some cases, the authors say, this type of treatment could actually prolong symptoms and make them worse. The study examined data from more than 340,000 people diagnosed with acute conjunctivitis, known as