We all know we should get ourselves down to the opticians for an eye test at least once every two years. But sometimes life just gets in the way and it becomes all too easy to miss your check-up.
With so many off us peeled to the screens of our smartphones, tablets and computers, we’re putting a huge strain on our eyes. And if we let our eyesight get gradually worse, or even ignore the beginnings of eye diseases, it could spell big trouble for our eyes in the years ahead.
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When most people who are dieting or simply watching their weight think about their menus, they often think about the foods and drinks that must be avoided, and soda is frequently one of the first items to be eliminated, due to its high sugar content and lack of nutrition. This may not be the case for health conscious Japanese individuals, however, as Pepsi has recently introduced its newest, “healthier” version of the sugary carbonated drink, which they’re referring to as “Pepsi Special.” Read more [...]
Research conducted by Dan Buettner for the National Geographic Society sheds light on studies of native Greek islanders who live in Ikaria and found to have led incredibly lengthy lives. The native islanders are more likely to live up to 90 years of age, besting Americans by up to 10 years. Buettner’s research is not a rigorous study but he closely examines the health of the islanders.
Buettner cites the story of Stamatis Moraitis, a Greek veteran who emigrated in 1946 to the U.S. to have a Read more [...]
For many years, medical researchers have studied so-called "smart fats" that promote the health of the human brain and delay or even prevent Alzheimer disease. Most of the testing has been on either older people or those with medical problems - until now. Thanks to a University of Pittsburgh study, it is now known that the brains of healthy young people, ages 18-25, can also benefit from supplementation.
This healthy brain fat is none other than omega-3 oils, which are known as "essential" fatty Read more [...]
Water is nature's original thirst quencher and health drink. It flushes impurities from your system, aids digestion, helps your internal organs work better, keeps you cool and even helps you lose weight. However, water is also very bland, and there are times when you'd like something with more flavour or substance. Here are some beverages that can make delicious and nutritious additions to your diet.
The popularity of this drink has soared in the last few years. Many people consider Read more [...]
Frequent glitches and problems with the computers are causing a lot of problems among the new generation. It has be called the computer stress syndrome. It is common to have problems with the software and hardware and this causes unnecessary stress and related issues among people. A lot of work does not get done due to the increased dependence on computers. The general feeling is that of frustration. This can have a very strong effect on the emotional balance of the person. He will get Read more [...]
A person getting diagnosed with lung cancer in England has a lesser chance of making it through than his counter parts from Europe. This is news which is disturbing. Research conducted on Swedes and Norwegians along with Britons, Taking an adequate number of cases, it was found that the chances of survival are very bad. One estimate was said that over a five year period the Swedes have double the chances of survival. This is an interesting observation because the money that is spend on health Read more [...]
Psychologists at the Washington University in St. Louis have come across a very interesting association between ageing and the personality. this link seems to be a very strong one. It has been understood that the emotional and social back ground of the person is in direct linkage to the speed at which he or she ages. Since the results are one of a kind and it will take a lot of time to understand the full effect of the personality of the person and the way in which he ages, it may also be the other Read more [...]
The commonly prepared chicken soup comes highly recommended as an effective cure for the common cold. This information has actually become a common home remedy. But today, Some studies have shown that it is very effective for the control of high blood pressure too. A Japanese researcher from Nippon Meat Packers has said that the chicken breasts contain certain collagen proteins which are very similar to the ACE inhibitors. These are the best known anti blood pressure ingredients used currently. There Read more [...]