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Exercise May Keep You Emotionally Healthy

emotional health

According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland School of Public Health [1], that was published in the journal of Medicine and Science, moderate exercise could help people to cope with stress and anxiety, and that it could work over an extended period of time. According to J. Carson Smith, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, exercise ... Read More »

Male Stroke Survivors Have Higher Risk of Suffering Depression Than Females

stroke

According to a new study published in the September, 2012, issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation[1], depression following stroke is a big problem affecting around 33% of stroke survivors. The study reports that the more uncertainty about the outcome from the stroke the higher the probability that patients will develop depression. Higher depression levels are more pronounced in ... Read More »

Is Gluten a Key Player in Obesity?

obesity linked to gluten

As the summer Olympic Games for 2012, come to an end, The Department of Health and the Royal Medical Colleges is pushing forwards with the renewal of their campaign to tackle the obesity epidemic. Recent numbers are in, and a quarter of all adults are classified as obese. With the increase in obesity, comes an increase in related diseases like ... Read More »

Could ADHD be Diagnosed Through Eye Movement

child with adhd

According to Medical News Today,[1] a new study published in the Journal of Neurology claims diagnosis of ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder may happen earlier thanks to the findings in this study. Each of these conditions involves attention dysfunctions and ocular control. According to the study these conditions are easy to identify by simply evaluating how the ... Read More »

Hypothyroidism Treatment Guidelines Released

ypothyroidism guidelines

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Thyroid Association released guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of hypothyroidism after a study was conducted by Jeffrey R. Garber, MD [1], along with other researchers. These guidelines were published simultaneously in the Thyroid and Endocrine Practice. Read the full study here. The measurement of TSH is a commonly used test ... Read More »

Can Taking a Pill Slow the Aging Process?

Resveratrol

A number of years ago, scientists made an astounding discovery. Research showed that when you reduced the number of calories you consume, while ensuring you maintain good nutrition, you can actually live as much as 10 years longer. [1] This concept is known as ‘caloric restriction,’ which amazingly mitigates the effects of the aging process. Research has discovered that the ... Read More »

Low Levels of Vitamin C May Be Linked to Dementia

Low levels of Vitamin C linked to Dementia

A recent study is disproving the results of an earlier study in 2008 that found there was no link between Vitamin C and dementia. This recent study found that patients with mild dementia had much lower concentrations of Vitamin C than those who showed no signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The University of Ulm’s Professor Gabriel Nagel, Epidemiologist, and ... Read More »

Children With Food Allergies Often go Undiagnosed

“Every child with a food allergy should be diagnosed by a physician, have access to lifesaving medication such as an epinephrine autoinjector and receive confirmation of the disease through diagnostic testing,” said lead author Ruchi Gupta, M.D., an associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a physician at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s ... Read More »

10 Myths About Post Natal Depression

Post natal depression, or PND as it is often referred to, used to be a taboo subject that was very rarely talked about and very rarely acknowledged outside of the medical profession. Women did not like to admit that they were feeling depressed after giving birth because they were afraid that it would result in them being labeled a bad ... Read More »

Public Speaking Tricks and Tips for Beating Nerves

Rear view of a business man giving a speech at a seminar

Public speaking is one of those things in life that is enough to make anyone want to hide away from the rest of the world and refuse to come out. It can be nerve-wracking to stand in front of tens of people, let alone hundreds. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a novice at the art of public speaking, ... Read More »