health studies

If I were to ask you whether you think the state of the world is improving or declining, and you were to answer the latter, I could tell you two things. First, that you are not alone in thinking that things are going downhill on a global scale – research

avocados fight cancer

It’s a disease feared throughout the world, recently named the second-leading cause of death on a global scale, according to the Mayo Clinic. Cancer is severely debilitating, and when it takes root in a specific part of the body, it rapidly destroys energy and well-being for the sufferer. Luckily, there

cardiovascular | Longevity LIVE

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally. Surprisingly though, most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol uses, diet and levels of physical activity. With regards to diet, fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains are touted

smoking | Longevity LIVE

Smoking is injurious to health, smoking causes lung cancer, no smoking allowed.  Rings a bell? Of course it does. You may have seen this in public places, restaurants, offices, clubs, theatres etc.  Most importantly, right on the pack of cigarettes available in most stores. All of us are taught right

microplastics | Longevity LIVE

Plastic use and waste is a human and environmental crisis that needs to be taken seriously – today more than. Of the 9 billion tons of plastic that has been created since the 1950s, over 70% of it has gone to waste. Some of this waste finds itself in landfill

sedentary lifestyle | Longevity LIVE

While you’re likely doing your best to eat healthy, not smoke and get adequate amounts of sleep-  do you remember the last time you exercised? We’re all aware of the many health benefits that come with exercising but we are often unaware of the potential health concerns that come with

breast cancer | Longevity LIVE

In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained weight. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that weight loss may help lower postmenopausal women’s

exercise | Longevity LIVE

Research is increasingly demonstrating the power of social interaction in influencing human behaviour. This is because the way we act is strongly affected by our colleagues, friends and family. “Behavioural research shows that we’re all heavily influenced by the behaviours and characteristics of the company we keep – for example,

makeup | Longevity LIVE

Makeup is fun and it’s also a great creative form of expression. However, you might want to opt for the natural look now and then as some makeup products, like most hair-relaxers, are filled with a variety of ingredients that do nothing but harm both your health and your skin –

vaping | Longevity LIVE

E-cigarettes are continuously touted as safer and much healthier alternatives to regular cigarettes. Furthermore, unlike conventional cigarettes, they also come in a variety of different flavors. Unfortunately, this aspect has made vaping much more appealing to a younger market – so appealing that the FDA has officially declared teen vaping