Health

Ask Healthy Living: Why Do I Look So Terrible After A Night Of Bad Sleep?

“Ask Healthy Living” is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice. Please consult a qualified health care professional for personalized medical advice. Why does my face look so terrible when I don’t sleep enough? There’s a million reasons to get a good night’s rest, but one of them is the simple fact that people tend to look terrible when they’re exhausted. In fact, a recently published study in the journal Sleep […]

How To Fight Depression Naturally

Fight Depression and Feel Awesome The best anti-depressant in the Earth don’t come from a bottle of pill, it is from getting the right amount of sleep, taking a hobby, surrounding yourself with people who makes you happy. Making these simple changes in your life can boost your mood and of course help prevent depression. We are just people, some days just rock, and sometimes we feel nothing. It’s normal to have those days where […]

Do not forget to start your day with a smile.

How To Start Your Week Off Right?

Start Your Week Off Right By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado That feeling you get when it’s Monday already. You just had an amazing and relaxing weekend and how you wish, this will remain forever. Since we don’t have the power to make this dream come true, we help you to embrace Monday with open arms and heart. It is understandable that many people, especially employees dread Mondays, that most of them struggle to drag their […]

Obamacare hits milestone, but detours ahead for health law

  (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with the administration likely to come close to its goal of signing up 7 million people in private health insurance. But as the White House and its allies declare victory, major hurdles remain. And it will take years to determine whether the law […]

Radiation improves odds for some women after mastectomy

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:59pm EDT (Reuters Health) – Women who have their breasts removed because of cancer may benefit from receiving radiation if they still have traces of cancer in their lymph nodes, suggests a new analysis. Radiation reduced the risk of death and of cancer returning among women who had cancer cells detected in the cluster of nodes under the arms after a mastectomy. The nodes are […]

Electronic cigarettes may not help people stop smoking: study

  (Reuters Health) – A small U.S. study raises new questions about whether using electronic cigarettes will lead people to quit smoking, adding to the debate over how tightly the products should be regulated. The study, which looked at the habits of 88 smokers who also used e-cigarettes, was published as a research letter in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. It found that smokers who also used e-cigarettes were no more likely to […]

U.S. to allow some people to enroll in Obamacare after deadline

  (Reuters) – The Obama administration will soon issue new Obamacare guidelines allowing people to enroll in  after a March 31 deadline, but only under certain circumstances, according to sources close to the administration. The sources said the new federal guidelines for consumers in the 36 states served by the federal health insurance marketplace and its website, HealthCare.gov, would allow people to enroll after March 31 if they had tried earlier and were prevented by […]

Poor diagnosis driving global multidrug-resistant TB, WHO warns

(Reuters) – Half a million people fell sick with dangerous superbug strains of tuberculosis (TB) in 2012, but fewer than one in four were diagnosed, putting the rest at risk of dying due to the wrong medicines or no treatment at all. Latest data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which says drug-resistant TB is a “global health security risk”, showed a third of the estimated 9 million people who contract TB in any form […]

Mindfulness meditation can cut chocolate cravings

Mindfulness meditation can cut chocolate cravings (Reuters Health) – Looking to cut cravings? A recent study suggests the key may be attaining a sense of detachment from them through a form of meditation with roots in Buddhism. Practicing mindfulness meditation, which emphasizes identifying and distancing oneself from certain thoughts – without judging them – weakened chocolate cravings among people with a self-declared sweet tooth, Canadian researchers say. “There is now good evidence that mindfulness strategies […]

No clear winner for neck pain treatment: study

By Kathleen Raven NEW YORK Thu Mar 6, 2014 3:09pm EST (Reuters Health) – Exercise and strengthening may not be the best approach for all kinds of neck- and whiplash-related pain, according to a new analysis by Canadian researchers. The results directly contradict a 2008 recommendation by the Neck Pain Task Force in Canada. Instead, the new research “suggests that people with neck pain have many options when choosing how to improve it,” Janet Freburger […]

Removing playground benches may get adults moving

By Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn NEW YORK Thu Mar 6, 2014 2:04pm EST (Reuters Health) – Getting adults to be more active on visits to children’s playgrounds could be as simple as removing the temptation to sit, a small new study suggests. Inspired during his daily lunchtime walks by the sight of parents sitting on playground benches, a U.S. researcher has shown that moving the seating away from the area increased the amount of exercise that parents […]