Health & Lifestyle

Skin: The Largest Organ

 October 21, 2019

Kim Ann Zimmermann, Live Science Contributor, reveals more information about the human body’s largest organ in her latest article.  The majority of our skin is water-proof because of keratin, a fibrous protein. Our skin makes a fleshy surface for pimples, tattoos and wrinkles as well as being the largest organ, along with hair, nails, glands […]

Do You Crave Pastries?

 October 18, 2019

Are you aware that having a sleepless night could make it hard for you to resist pastries?  Maureen Salamon with HealthDay Reporter gives us more information on the discovery.  The new study does suggest that even one night of lost sleep can increase the desirability of junk foods.  An increase in ghreline (the hunger hormone) […]

The Egg is the Best Part

 October 14, 2019

Most of us regard the chicken as a mainstay of our diet, but it used to be different in the 1920s.  Chickens were primarily raised for their eggs and not their meat.  The chicken meat was expensive and not considered very tasty.  It was also available only seasonally, as chickens were slaughtered in the fall […]

Black Seed Oil

 October 9, 2019

Exactly what are the benefits of black seed oil?  It has been used for thousands of years for medicine, food and cosmetics.  Many people today use it for the same reason as you’d take an aspirin or ibuprofen.  They hope it will target inflammation and tamp it down.  There are also substances in it that […]

Best Sleeping Positions

 October 5, 2019

So, are you spending the night in the best position you can?  We all have our own consistent sleeping routine.  No matter how much you move around at night, when you settle, it’s probably in that favorite position.  The “favorite” position might not be the best for you and might be causing health problems, ranging […]

Laughter Yoga For Seniors

 October 1, 2019

There is a rise in life expectancy due to advances in medical science and the population of senior citizens is likely to triple by the year 2020.  The family structure is crumbling and youngsters are steering away from parents, leaving them alone either in aged care facilities or old-age homes.  This leaves them prone to […]

Sadness, Stress & Pain

 September 25, 2019

There is more global feeling of sadness, stress and pain than ever before.  Rachael Rettner, senior writer at Live Science reports on the future & outcome of these conditions.  Right now our world isn’t emotionally so hot. After completing a survey of daily emotions of individuals, worldwide, they are revealing negative emotions that include sadness, […]

Can Non-Smokers Get Lung Cancer?

 September 17, 2019

You bettcha!  Normally when we hear someone has lung cancer we automatically assume that they are smokers.  Just not true!  Anyone can get this disease whether they’ve put a cigarette to their lips or not.  Lots of reasons can cause this, but taking the right steps can cut down your risk.   There are things […]

Unexpected Things That Cause Cancer

 September 11, 2019

Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives and about half is accounted for by genetics. It is suggested that the rest is environmental exposure and socioeconomic factors that play a role. Eleven of those unexpected environmental exposures are:   A 2017 study published in the […]

Breakfast & Weight Loss

 September 7, 2019

Serena Gordon, a HealthDay Reporter, investigates the theory that breakfast is the key to weight loss, but now believes that isn’t true.  We’ve all believed that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, especially if you are trying to maintain a healthy weight. Her new research suggests this is not true. When we […]