Want to have a child? Here are the hormones that matter

We are constantly on the go in this modern world. In terms of productivity, it’s a great thing to have mobile gadgets that enable us to work anywhere and anytime, but in the process, it’s too easy to forget about a more important aspect in life: our health, and how it affects our reproductive capabilities. One major thing that affects our fertility health is hormonal balance, a critical factor in

Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected

14 JUNE 2017 | GENEVA – Around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse, a figure higher than previously estimated and predicted to rise as populations age worldwide. A new study, supported by WHO and published in the Lancet Global Health, has found that almost 16% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to either psychological abuse (11.6%), financial abuse (6.8%), neglect (4.2%), physical abuse

Drug that creates a 'real sun-tan' could prevent cancer

Scientists have developed a drug that mimics sunlight to make the skin tan, with no damaging UV radiation involved. The drug tricks the skin into producing the brown form of the pigment melanin in tests on skin samples and mice. Evidence suggests it will work even on redheads, who normally just burn in the sun. The team at Massachusetts General Hospital hope their discovery could prevent skin cancer and even

Staying Fit And Healthy While Working A Desk Job

Most jobs these days have people glued to their chairs all day long with their eyes firmly fixed on a screen. The long hours and constant inflow of emails leave us drained by the end of the day and we are left with no motivation to hit the gym. This sedentary lifestyle not only results in weight gain but also poses the risk of severe health issues such as diabetes,

A guide to storing medicine safely in your own home

EVEN as a healthy adult, you probably have some medicine in your home, for the occasional headache, allergic reaction, cold sore, or oven burn. But medication has a shelf life. And how you store it affects its longevity and the safety of your family. WHERE TO KEEP YOUR MEDICINE According to Martin et al (2016), heat, air, light, and moisture can damage medicine, making it less effective. With this in

Natural Ways to Overcome Estrogen Dominance

Have you felt a significant decrease in energy lately along with low sex drive? That could be because there’s something wrong with the levels of estrogen and testosterone in your body. If you are thinking that you are excused from the testosterone part because you’re a woman, you are wrong. Testosterone is the male reproductive hormone but it’s present in everyone – including women. This means that testosterone levels play