Tag: Health & Fitness

Child’s Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Child’s Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Sep 21, – Parenting a chronically ill child can cause stress that affects the whole family. That’s the finding of researchers who reviewed 96 studies conducted in 12 countries between 1980 and 2012. The studies included families in which there were children up to age 21 with asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, juvenile rheumatoid […]

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FDA says menthol cigarettes more harmful

FDA says menthol cigarettes more harmful

July 25, – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it would seek consultation on possible restrictions for the products. US regulators have said menthol cigarettes are more harmful than other cigarettes, but stopped short of limiting their sale. The agency said that while mint-flavoured cigarettes may be just as toxic as others, it was […]

July 24, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening

Study finds: Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening

July 18, – For medical groups considering developing lung cancer screening guidelines, this study should provide a way to refine recommendations based on who benefits most, Katki said. Using low-dose CT scans to screen for lung cancer could prevent many deaths among those at highest risk, a new study suggests. But only a few deaths […]

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Study finds: Yoga helps in concentration and active attention

Study finds: Yoga helps in concentration and active attention

June 10, – Practising yoga not only can improve physical stamina, but also plays an important role in improving people’s concentration and accuracy. Researchers in the US discovered that a single session of Hatha yoga significantly improved a person’s speed and accuracy when tested on their working memory and concentration, reports dailymail.co.uk. ”Yoga is an […]

June 10, 2013 | By More
Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Jun 9, – A recent study has shown that making small changes in lifestyle could reduce risk of strokes. The finding of the study was based on an assessment using the American Heart Association’s health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
The Power of Peppermint

The Power of Peppermint

Studies have shown peppermint oil to be fairly effective at relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a collection of symptoms that includes abdominal pain and cramping, bloating, constipation and diarrhea that affects 5 to 20 percent of the population. At the mention of peppermint, candy canes and ice cream comes to mind. But did you know that […]

May 10, 2013 | By More
Drugs can prevent severe migraines sometimes, but at a Cost

Drugs can prevent severe migraines sometimes, but at a Cost

People with severe or frequent migraines often turn to drugs to prevent them. But do the medications work? A new review of preventive treatments shows there is not much difference in the effectiveness of commonly prescribed drugs — they work for some people, in some cases. But there is wide variation in the amount and […]

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