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More Women Are At Risk Of Obesity-Related Illnesses Than Men: Survey

More Women Are At Risk Of Obesity-Related Illnesses Than Men: Survey

Twice as many Kenyan women as men are obese or overweight, according to a new health survey. It says more than six million adults have excess fat as a result of eating too much and moving too little. The 2015 Kenya STEPwise Non-Communicable Disease Survey says unhealthy diets, which include lots of sugars and salts, […]

Zika virus ‘scarier’ than thought: US health officials

Zika virus ‘scarier’ than thought: US health officials

In Summary Borne by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, Zika has spread quickly to more than 30 places in Latin America and the Caribbean since last year. Rare cases of sexual transmission of the virus have also been recorded. Hundreds of thousands of people in the US territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with Zika […]

Unexplained Itching and Fatigue? Time to Get Your Liver Checked

Unexplained Itching and Fatigue? Time to Get Your Liver Checked

Imagine having itchy skin and fatigue with no explanation or diagnosis for your symptoms. This is what happened to Minnesota native Nishele, 44, who received a primary biliary cholangtis (PBC) diagnosis after years without any answers. Her journey, unfortunately, is like many others who have PBC. “By the time I was diagnosed, I had actually […]

Help For Insomnia

Help For Insomnia

Insomnia can be one of the reasons patients see a healthcare practitioner. Night after night of unplanned wakefulness can take its toll on women – and so many women are aware of the far reaching health effects that they are often looking for ‘anything’ that will help. Conventional healthcare practitioners are most likely to turn […]

10 Tips to Prevent Headaches Naturally

10 Tips to Prevent Headaches Naturally

There are some natural headache remedies or “rescue treatments” available and if you are in pain and need immediate relief, it’s good to know you have options. But as I always tell my patients – headaches, like all symptoms, are a call to pay attention to something else that is going on in your body […]

West Africans have some of the healthiest diets in the world

West Africans have some of the healthiest diets in the world

People in Mali, Chad, Senegal and Sierra Leone enjoy healthier diets than their counterparts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan or Canada, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health this spring. Using self-reported diet surveys from 187 countries that are home to 89% of the world’s adult population, researchers led […]

Workplace Wellness: 11 Ways to Make Your Office Better for Your Health

Workplace Wellness: 11 Ways to Make Your Office Better for Your Health

Remind yourself to sit less People who work at desks should stand or walk around for at least two hours a day to avoid health risks related to too much sitting, according to a 2015 British study. “Moving around throughout your workday is really important,” says Robert Graham, MD, director of integrative health and wellness […]

3 Ways to Change Your Lifestyle and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

3 Ways to Change Your Lifestyle and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

A pill that cures Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Wouldn’t that be incredible? Recent articles in both TIME and The New York Times have explored ways our society can try to prevent and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. But scientists still haven’t found the ‘magic bullet,’ a drug that would cure Alzheimer’s without […]

Apple a day increases life expectancy for older women, Perth researchers find

Apple a day increases life expectancy for older women, Perth researchers find

Perth medical researchers who tracked a group of women for 15 years have found eating an apple every day was associated with a 35 per cent decrease in mortality. A group of 1,456 women aged 70 to 85 were asked to regularly participate in questionnaires about their fruit intake by a team from the University […]

10 Signs You’re Experiencing More Than Just Stress

10 Signs You’re Experiencing More Than Just Stress

Nobody’s perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people’s emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that 1 in 5 Americans lives with a mental health issue that can […]