Tuesday - Aug 04, 2020

Health

  • Low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables linked to cardiovascular deaths, say scientists

    Low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables linked to cardiovascular deaths, say scientists

    by Virgilio Marin   A study presented at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting in Baltimore links death due to stroke and heart disease to inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables. The researchers estimate that one out of seven cardiovascular deaths is due to a low intake of fruit. Meanwhile, one out of 12 is caused by a low intake

  • 5 hidden dangers of hand sanitizers

    5 hidden dangers of hand sanitizers

    Hand sanitizer has been used during the coronavirus outbreak to battle the spread. Like anything, use in moderation. Here are 5 hidden dangers   by Kurumi Fukushima   Hand sanitizer. You squirt it, feel the cool tingling sensation, and spread it all over your hands. Then, you feel clean. It sounds pretty simple as an

  • When you lose weight, your fat cells don’t just let go of fat

    When you lose weight, your fat cells don’t just let go of fat

    Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body   by Sara Chodosh   If cells were personified, each fat cell would be an overbearing grandparent who hoards. They’re constantly trying to make you eat another serving of potatoes, and have cabinets stacked with vitamins they never take. Like that grandparent,

  • 5 reasons to add fiber-rich raw oats to your diet

    5 reasons to add fiber-rich raw oats to your diet

    by Janine Acero   Oats (Avena sativa) are a widely consumed whole grain. This versatile breakfast favorite can be enjoyed in a lot of ways, and not just for breakfast. Oats are popular among fitness buffs as an excellent source of soluble fiber, which is responsible for most of the grain’s health benefits. Oats also provide more

  • Cannabis can help fight coronavirus, study says

    Cannabis can help fight coronavirus, study says

    by Franz Walker   Saturday, May 23, 2020 – Cannabis could be a new weapon in the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), researchers say. A new study by scientists at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta says that cannabidiol (CBD) — the main non-psychoactive component of marijuana — can help fight the coronavirus by lowering the number of cell

  • Study: Vitamin D deficiency found to increase the risk of fatal coronavirus infections and a deadly “cytokine storm”

    Study: Vitamin D deficiency found to increase the risk of fatal coronavirus infections and a deadly “cytokine storm”

    by Michael Alexander   Sunday, May 10, 2020 – People suffering from vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of contracting a fatal coronavirus infection, a new study has revealed. A research team from Northwestern University conducted a statistical analysis of data gathered from hospitals and clinics across different countries such as China, France, Germany,

  • A closer look at the antioxidant activities of Japan’s traditional herbal medicine: Kampo

    A closer look at the antioxidant activities of Japan’s traditional herbal medicine: Kampo

    by Ralph Flores   Multiple studies have shown that long-term oxidative stress can lead to the development of chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Now, researchers report in the Journal of Natural Medicines that certain types of traditional Japanese medicines, or better known as Kampo medicines, have potent antioxidant properties, with some exhibiting

  • Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

    Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

    by Divina Ramírez   A healthy lifestyle can prevent the onset of dementia regardless of genetic risk factors. This is according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers found that individuals aged 60 years and above who follow a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dementia than those

  • Clementine, ginger and garlic: Boost your immune system with powerful food cures

    Clementine, ginger and garlic: Boost your immune system with powerful food cures

    by Divina Ramírez   A strong immune system is the body’s first line of defense against disease-causing pathogens. However, the immune system requires an adequate intake of essential vitamins and minerals in order to function properly. Certain body functions, such as metabolism and digestion, also benefit from nutrient-dense foods. Here are some of them: Clementines