Could fasting boost your brainpower? A stomach hormone that stimulates appetite seems to promote the growth of new brain cells and protect them from the effects of ageing – and may explain why some people say that fasting makes them feel mentally sharper. When ghrelin was first discovered, it became known as the hunger hormone. … More Hungry stomach hormone promotes growth of new brain cells
Should we wait for pain to stop us exercising before we seek treatment? Or with better education can we be taught to recognise the early onset of an injury? Read more at the Drummond Clinic to learn how to take charge of your body and recognise early signs of injury.
With the length of time we spend sitting at our desks, in front of TVs and behind the wheel reaching an all time high, our posture has never mattered more. We all know we should be sitting better and working more on holding good posture, but it’s easy to forget. However, it is something worth … More Are You Sitting Straight?
Feeling the need to go on a health kick can be a daunting prospect. But its the small, sustainable lifestyle adjustments, rather than the radical changes that have the longer lasting effects on your health. Check out these Seven things you can do right now to put yourself on a path to better health.
Metabolism. Its discussed on health and wellness sites on a daily basis. Is your metabolism too low? Is it too high? How can you boost your metabolism? Head over to the Fitbit Blog to uncover the latest metabolism myths.
Figures show that mental health issues for girls and women are on the rise, with young women being three times as likely to experience a common mental health problem as young men. Statistics from the NSPCC have shown a 35% rise in ChildLine counselling sessions about anxiety in the last year. Mental Health Foundation considers … More Rise in Anxiety Amongst Girls and Young Women
The media has reported that scientists have found antibiotics illegally available on 45% of websites they tested. Researchers looked at whether the online pharmacy was properly registered – and therefore legal – as well as whether they required a prescription before selling the antibiotics and if safety information was provided. The findings are worrying due … More Reckless Distribution of Antibiotics by Online Pharmacies
Doctors have started using virtual reality to help children overcome their fear of MRI scanners is hospitals. Although not dangerous, the scanners are very loud and some people don’t like being in very small spaces. Doctos at King’s College Hospital in London have been using VR to reassure patients facing MRI scans before they experience … More Doctors Use Virtual Reality to Prepare Children for Scans
Microsoft is launching Healthcare NeXT, a new healthcare and medical research effort, with a partnership with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. The initiative falls under Microsoft Research’s New Experiences and Technologies organisation, creating a new internal incubator to create collaborations with great healthcare companies. Read more at Fortune
If everyone took vitamin D supplements, more than 3 million fewer people in the UK would have respiratory infections like cold or flu every year. That’s according to new analysis of data from nearly 11,000 people. Whilst vitamin D is known to be important for bone and muscle health, recent clinical trials conclude that supplements … More Vitamin D Prevents Coughs and Colds