For a rock-solid memory and razor-sharp brainpower, get up and move! A growing stack of research confirms that working your brain as if it were a core muscle keeps it younger and fitter. Exercise is good for your mind, for a ton of reasons. One biggie: getting active slashes stress,
Smoking kills, as the majority of literate people are well aware. Estimates show that it causes death for nearly six million people on a global scale annually, being the leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. Additionally, it is a known risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.
This New York Times best-selling book, written by internationally-acclaimed doctor from Harvard Medical School, Jerome Groopman, sheds light on the definitive link between hope, healing and health and how these elements comes into play on a biological level when it comes to the patient’s journey of recovery after serious illness.
Diagnosis and treatment I was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma in September 2014. I had a very dark mole on my back for several years, and my wife had kept on warning me not to go out into the sun without a shirt. Then she noticed that the mole had
Thus far, 2018 has been very focused on holistic health, with self-care taking centre stage for some time now. One area which, in particular, has been receiving quite a fair amount of attention is the health of the mind. Mental illness and, in particular, bipolar disorder, can be difficult to
Adolescents (and adults, for that matter) contemplating the switch from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes for health reasons, might want to think twice before they do it. According to an extensive study done by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), more adolescents are now smoking e-cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes. Reasons for
Breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women aged 45-55, but nowadays it’s affecting women in their late 20s too. The majority of these cases are hormone- sensitive breast cancers. The breast-cancer risk factors supported by research and conventional medicine (early periods, late menopause, never being pregnant or
In January this year, Neill Diamond made the announcement that he would be retiring from touring as result of a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. He would still be writing and recording music, he said, but his live performances would need to end. Other well-known individuals who have had their lives
Given that a nowadays to develop employee wellness programs study by the Lancet Medical Journal indicates that South Africans can expect to see a 78% increase in cancer cases by 2030, it’s now more important than ever to be aware of this disease, and how it affects you in the
The U.S. population is largely unaware that there are shortages in the availability of cancer drugs, according to a study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Click here to find out more about this journal. Most people surveyed in the study said if they