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How Screen Time Is Affecting Our Health

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The problem with digital screens is that they emit blue light. Blue light can cause eye strain (prevalent in 91% of adults between the ages of 18-39), damage the retina, and lead to long-term vision problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. Screen time also causes difficulties with sleeping since blue light mimics daylight, which then reduces the amount of melatonin we release. More than 80% of adults use digital screens in the hour before they go to bed, which is problematic. Increased screen time is also linked to some other health conditions, from obesity to diabetes. A study of 50,000 » » » [Read more]

Are You Overloading Your Feet?

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How Body Weight Can Affect Foot Pain Recent studies have shown that obesity leads to foot problems. As people get heavier and heavier, they are ruining their feet. Studies prove that foot and ankle problems are linked to an individual’s weight and body mass index (BMI). People who have higher BMI show a significant increase in foot and ankle problems. It is a fact that the weight does not even have to be significant to have an impact. One study found that a gain of only 10 pounds could trigger or exacerbate a foot problem. While problems vary from person » » » [Read more]

How to Reduce Your Belly Fat: Practical Tips

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We all want to be fit, slim and have the perfect physical form. And almost all of us dreamed about a beautiful trained body and incredibly amazing tummy area with defined abs. So if you still dream about this, but don’t have enough time, willpower or just not pretty sure in your powers, now it’s a high time for you to do the first step and let your dream come true. In this article, you will find 10 practical tips which will help you become fit and get rid of belly fat. 1. Determine your body type The first and » » » [Read more]

10 Tips To Improving Your Overall Health

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It is no mystery eating right and exercising have positive effects on our health. Many of us are perfectly aware of what we are supposed to do, and yet for the majority of the population we seem to keep falling short. As the diagnoses of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer are on the rise, it is time the culture takes a shift to a better way of life. Can what we eat reduce our risk for such diseases? There are certainly skeptics in the world that will tell you that you cannot avoid or cure diagnoses such » » » [Read more]

Top Medical Tech Innovations in 2013

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It is great to know that this year marked considerable innovations in technology. The health industry became a recipient of great strides in technology. The exciting innovations will ultimately drive health care into a new era, a new level if you may. Surely the erstwhile slow-paced technology has become more agile and flexible and it will improve how we get fit and consult our doctors tomorrow. Electronic aspirin We have heard about electronic cigarettes and how it can replace real cigarettes for a cheaper price and provide safer and healthier alternative to smoking. But have you heard about electronic aspirin? » » » [Read more]

Manage Your Stress: Know the Warning Signs and Find Out How to Cope

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) brought the subject of “killer stress” into international news when it aired “Killer Stress – A National Geographic Special with Robert Sapolsky.” Sapolsky, a Stanford University neurobiologist, highlighted his groundbreaking work on the effects of stress on both human and primate health, and his findings were grim. Stress and Human Biology Stress is hard-wired into the human biology as part of the survival instinct. Perhaps best known as the “fight or flight syndrome,” stress in earlier periods of human evolution helped early humans identify predators and escape before becoming someone’s lunch. But today this same » » » [Read more]

Ways to lose weight

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We all want to have healthy and beautiful bodies but sometimes a few excess pounds here and there bother us a lot. What is the best way to lose weight? Should you stick to a diet? Go to a gym? An avalanche of information on weight loss leaves you overwhelmed. Should you try low carbs diet (Paleo diet, Sugar Busters, Atkins) or should you stick with low calorie diet (Big loser diet or Learn diet)? The infographic presents a number of the most common diets and discusses its pros and cons. Experts say that long-lasting results are achieved when a » » » [Read more]

A Healthy Mouth Leads To a Healthy Heart

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In the United Kingdom alone, statistics estimate that almost fifty percent of the whole population has some kind of gum disease. Given the economic standing of UK amongst the most powerful countries all over the world, it makes it highly possible that a bigger number of people in other countries suffer from gum disease. Still, why are we talking about that? Well, for starters, recent research suggests that there is some sort of association between periodontal – gum and teeth – disease and heart problems – coronary heart disease, which, by the way, is a chronic disease in the UK » » » [Read more]

How To Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury

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As it had been said for decades “prevention is better than cure”, surely there are ways we can prevent suffering from conditions related to repetitive stress injury rather than waiting for it to happen then going for the cure. RSI is defined as having muscles, tendons or joint tissues experience stress by means of movements or actions that is being done in repeated ways. Of course we can not do away from those things especially when it is by nature included in completing a work-related task, but there are ways to prevent it. Here are some ways you can do » » » [Read more]

Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment

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One of the most excruciating pains one can experience is the colicky abdominal pain caused by kidney stones. They affect approximately 10% of the adult population. What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are medically called urolithiasis in general. They are called nephrolithiasis when they are located in one or both of the kidneys, ureterolithiasis if they are in the ureters and urolithiasis if they are located in the urinary bladder. They are crystallized substances that eventually harden and form stones. They can be as small as a few millimeters but can grow up to several centimeters big and obstruct the » » » [Read more]