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Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging

Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging

Keeping active may be the secret to staying young for both mice and men. Researchers from Canada’s McMaster University discovered that endurance exercise could halt the aging process in a group of mice, even though they were genetically engineered to age faster. These furry creatures continued to exhibit the same youthful appearance as normal mice […]

5 reasons why vitamin A is really good for you!

5 reasons why vitamin A is really good for you!

While we need all vitamins for our body to function in the optimum manner, we need to know how each of them work individually to better our health. Here’s how vitamin A helps us. Can prevent cancer: The dreaded C-word can be kept at bay by including foods rich in vitamin A in your diet. According […]

Yoga a boon for breast cancer survivors

Yoga a boon for breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer survivors, if they practise yogafor as little as three months, may significantly reduce fatigue and inflammation, shows research. “Modest yoga practise over a period of several months could have substantial benefits for breast cancer survivors,” claimed Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, professor of psychiatry and psychology at Ohio State University in the US. “The results could easily generalise to other groups of people […]

50% of diabetics do not adhere to insulin treatment practices

50% of diabetics do not adhere to insulin treatment practices

More than 80 percent of people have psychological resistance to taking insulin injections which remains a critical component of treatment of diabetes, medical experts said. ‘Insulin remains a critical component of treatment of diabetes. At present injection remains the only practical means to deliver insulin,’ S.V. Madhu, secretary, Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India […]

Beat hair loss at home with these yoga asanas

Beat hair loss at home with these yoga asanas

Hair loss is one of the most talked about and common conditions that people suffer from, and ironically is one of the most common problems that people want a solution for. But, instead of reaching for artificial methods to stop hair fall and stimulate hair growth, try an all natural method – yoga. Here are […]

Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging

Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging

Keeping active may be the secret to staying young for both mice and men. Researchers from Canada’s McMaster University discovered that endurance exercise could halt the aging process in a group of mice, even though they were genetically engineered to age faster. These furry creatures continued to exhibit the same youthful appearance as normal mice […]

Migraine in teens linked to chewing gum

Migraine in teens linked to chewing gum

There’s good news for parents who suffer sleepless nights due to the headaches suffered by their adolescent children. All they need to do now is to find out if their children are chewing gum. And put an end to the habit. That’s the finding of a study by Nathan Watemberg of the Tel Aviv University-affiliated […]

Herbal Medicine – The Power of Peppermint

Herbal Medicine – The Power of Peppermint

At the mention of peppermint, candy canes and ice cream comes to mind. But did you know that peppermint is also an age-old herbal medicine that has been used to treat a wide range of abdominal woes? The oil extracted from the peppermint plant contains a host of compounds, but the most abundant and perhaps […]

Are you allergic to your Christmas tree?

Are you allergic to your Christmas tree?

4th December 2013 – Millions of us will buy a Christmas tree in the next few weeks, but could our new festive housemate end up needling us in more ways than one. You might have heard of ‘Christmas Tree Syndrome’ and dismissed it as just another bah humbug health scare dreamt up for this time […]

TOP HEALTH IMPACTS OF WEATHER CHANGE & TIPS TO OVERCOME THEM

TOP HEALTH IMPACTS OF WEATHER CHANGE & TIPS TO OVERCOME THEM

You’ve either said it or heard someone say, “There’s a storm a brewing, I can feel it in my bones.” But can weather really affect your health and well being? Many people tend to report an increase in pain when there are drastic weather changes. Though there is not full agreement among researchers, there appears to be […]

Is bottled water safer?

Is bottled water safer?

Editor’s note: Editor’s note: upwave is Turner Broadcasting’s new lifestyle brand designed to entertain the health into you! Visit upwave.com for more information and follow upwave on Twitter,Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram @upwave. (CNN) — The rumor: You shouldn’t trust tap water Drinking plenty of water is important for your health, because it maintains bodily functions, carries nutrients to cells and helps you stay hydrated […]

Car Mechanic Dreams Up a Tool to Ease Births

Car Mechanic Dreams Up a Tool to Ease Births

The idea came to Jorge Odón as he slept. Somehow, he said, his unconscious made the leap from a YouTube video he had just seen on extracting a lost cork from a wine bottle to the realization that the same parlor trick could save a baby stuck in the birth canal. Mr. Odón, 59, an Argentine car […]

Free Health Screenings and 100 Free Flu Shots Given Away at Life & Soul Health Fair 2013

Free Health Screenings and 100 Free Flu Shots Given Away at Life & Soul Health Fair 2013

HOUSTON: On the beautiful clear morning of Nov 9, Love to Share Foundation America (LTSFA) and Global Organization for Divinity’s third annual health fair – Life and Soul 2013 – was kicked off by the Honorable Mayors Delores Martin of Manvel and Tom Reid of Pearland, and Sheriff Deputies Dodd and Myriam who appreciated the […]

Ready for post-Diwali detox?

Ready for post-Diwali detox?

After indulging in fried foods and sweets, it’s time to help the body to recover. Ditch processed foods and opt for fruits and vegetables and lean protein We spring clean our homes pre-Diwali and our bodies typically need the spring cleaning post-Diwali, thanks to the relentless onslaught of festival food that’s mostly sweet, fried or […]

Grand Opening of Houston Ayurveda Center

Grand Opening of Houston Ayurveda Center

HOUSTON: On Sunday, October 27 at 5:30 pm there was a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Houston Ayurveda Center’s new sacred space at 3222 Mercer (which moved from their previous location at 4100 Westheimer).  The Center had already been blessed because owner Sunita Tarkunde felt that was a priority so […]

Breast Cancer Explained in the Indian Context

Breast Cancer Explained in the Indian Context

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The Indian American Cancer Network had its latest session this past Sunday afternoon, October 20 in conjunction with Volunteering Together for Service to present the latest information on breast cancer. The session was most appropriate as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and hundreds of people across the country are walking […]

Two cups of milk daily enough for most kids: study

Two cups of milk daily enough for most kids: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Two cups of cow’s milk per day may be enough for most kids to have the recommended amount of vitamin D in their blood while maintaining a healthy iron level, suggests a new study. “One of the common questions I get from parents when their kids become toddlers is, ‘how […]

How to keep your eyes healthy

How to keep your eyes healthy

Dr Keiki Mehta, eye surgeon gives us tips Protect the eyes from the sun. Sunglasses once thought of fashion accessory have now been proven to be essential for good eyesight .Ultraviolet light rays emitted from the especially UV-B is the most damaging to the crystalline lens and causes cataracts, corneal changes, andmacular degeneration. Regrettably all sunglasses cannot protect you unless […]

Ask Well: Relieving Sore Muscles

Ask Well: Relieving Sore Muscles

What’s the best way to relieve sore muscles? I am a 56-year-old woman who exercises at least an hour a day. I am sore a lot of the time. What is the best approach to reducing muscle soreness? I know about foam rollers, protein, ice baths Exercise could be described as Nietzschean. To make muscles […]

Top Health Tips for Computer Users

Top Health Tips for Computer Users

Your eyes need attention As you continuously work in front of a monitor, staring the screen for a long time, you are sure to strain your eyes. Many vision-related issues crop up because of long hours spent sitting in front of the computer. Taking breaks in between tasks, looking away from your screen, and maintaining […]