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 […]

Older adults may struggle with excess possessions

By Allison Bond NEW YORK Thu Mar 6, 2014 2:03pm EST (Reuters Health) – A lifetime’s worth of acquisitions and mementos may bring comfort to older adults, but this “material convoy” can also become more burdensome with age, U.S. researchers say. Based on a national survey, a new study finds that after age 50, people become less and less likely to sell or donate items they no longer need – possibly because doing so becomes […]

Researchers Cure Diabetes In Mice

  (Reuters)– Using the power of regenerative medicine, a team of scientists have been able to effectively cure a mouse of diabetes. The research, led by Dr. Sheng Ding of the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco, uses a new method to decode and genetically modify skin cells into insulin producing beta cells. Type 1 diabetes, which usually manifests during childhood, is caused by the destruction of beta-cells, which normally reside in the pancreas and produces a hormone called insulin. Without insulin, […]

Nine-month-old baby may have been cured of HIV, U.S. scientists say

(Reuters) – A 9-month-old baby who was born in California with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS may have been cured as a result of treatments that doctors began just four hours after her birth, medical researchers said on Wednesday. That child is the second case, following an earlier instance in Mississippi, in which doctors may have brought HIV in a newborn into remission by administering antiretroviral drugs in the first hours of life, […]

Why You Should Quit Smoking?

Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking Now By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado   Once you have stopped the habit of smoking, you’ll soon realize how good it is for your health. Some may find it difficult to quit, but as you start doing the right thing for your health, by starting off with yourself, you’ll feel great from within. Here, we share you the reasons why you should quit smoking right now, yes right now, […]

Springing out of the gym into the sun? Take time to thaw out

(Reuters) – Fitness warriors eager to step out of the gym at the first sign of spring should exercise caution, fitness experts say, noting that hitting the open road is more taxing than running on a treadmill, and mountain trails are bumpier than a spinning class. Even conditioned people may need a period of adjustment to transition safely into working out in the open air. “The harsher the winter, the more we have to be […]

U.S. insurers say proposed Medicare cuts less than feared

By Caroline Humer Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:46pm EST (Reuters) – U.S. health insurers including Humana Inc said on Monday that the government’s proposed cuts to privately run Medicare programs appear to represent a funding decline of around 4 percent, less than the possible cuts of 7 percent or deeper that analysts had been expecting. Shares of most insurers rose on Monday, with Humana leading the pack, up 9.2 percent at $112.29 on the New […]

U.S. government seeks to cut Medicare payments to insurers

By Caroline Humer Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:51pm EST (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled. The proposal, released in a document by a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, appeared to cut payments by more than the 6 to 7 percent the insurance […]

Loving Your Skin: The Natural Way To Beat Acne

By Natalie Kate Ann Juntado Every girl’s enemy and burdensome problem is to find out that another acne is showing up on her face. Acne has never been treated as a gift for us girls, rather, as an embarrassment. After trying all the creams and facial wash solutions, still it is not enough to control the power of acne. There are certain natural ways to prevent acne that won’t bring any harm on our skin, […]

REH Herbal Food Supplement

Both the typical modern medicines and natural alternative medicines won’t be a guarantee to be a 100% enough in one particular serious disease. Sometimes, we used to found out an instance like this afterwards. Or worse, the patient might be in a critical condition already. There are numerous remedial breakthrough that claims the effectiveness yet only few which are really proven that it works.Another herbal medicine was introduced to the market and field of medicine, […]

Benefits of Walking – Why Walking is Good To The Health?

Benefits of Walking By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado Some people might not get used to it, but walking 30 minutes every day especially every morning can help improve our health and fitness, reduces heart disease, osteoporosis and some cancers. Not only that, walking also stretches our mind and soul which creates a sense of rhythm as we listen to our own silent rhythm that makes us a complete man – fit in mind, body and soul. […]

California lawmaker wants warning labels on sugary drinks

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:06pm EST (Reuters) – Sodas and most other sugar-sweetened drinks sold in California would be required to carry warning labels for obesity, diabetes and tooth decay under a bill introduced in Sacramento on Thursday and backed by several public health advocacy groups. The first proposal of its kind would put California, which banned sodas and junk food from public schools in 2005, back in the vanguard […]