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What you should know about snow blindness

Sunburn can only occur during the summer – right? Wrong. Sunburn is caused by excessive ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. The amount of the sun’s UV light...

E-cigarettes and your health: Here’s what you need to know

Although e-cigarettes have been on the market for years, recent reports of vaping-linked illnesses have brought serious attention to these products. More than 2,000 people...

Your body may have 43 times more BPA than previously estimated

In a new study, researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bispehnol A (BPA) levels in humans. They have found that exposure to...

How to prevent holiday hazards for seniors

The menu is planned, the table is set, and the guests are invited. But if you’re hosting older relatives and friends this holiday season, you’ll...

Tick, tock… how stress speeds up your chromosomes’ ageing clock

Ageing is an inevitability for all living organisms, and although we still don’t know exactly why our bodies gradually grow ever more decrepit, we...

Mindfulness training may help you lower blood pressure

As the leading cause of death in both the United States and the world, heart disease claims nearly 18 million lives every year, according...

From depression to Parkinson’s disease: The healing power of dance

Why do we stop dancing when we grow up? Why do we disconnect and alienate ourselves from the body? It is surprising to me that...

How to stay safely in hospital

Having a health problem can be scary. Add in a visit to the hospital, and it can become overwhelming. But there are things you can...

4 things everyone can do to reduce inflammation, prevent heart disease

Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response to an illness or injury. When people have a wound or an infection, inflammation helps fight off...

Strained family relationships may strongly harm your health

In a new study, researchers found that strained relationships with parents, siblings, or extended family members may be more harmful to people's health than...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...