Tag: health

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Though this may seem strange, human bodies are actually made, according to recent estimates, of about as many bacteria and other microorganisms as regular human cells. In the colon alone — the tract that contains the largest number of bacterial cells — there are approximately 38 trillion bacteria. These bacteria have important effects on the

Health Tip: Treating Dry Eye

— Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears. As adults get older, they are more likely to have medical conditions that trigger dry eye, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, stroke and thyroid problems, the AARP says. Certain medications also may affect tear glands’ ability to function properly. AARP suggests how

Ebola death toll tops 500 in DRC with nearly 100 CHILDREN killed

Ebola death toll tops 500 in Democratic Republic of the Congo with nearly 100 CHILDREN killed by the devastating virus The second worst outbreak in history has ravaged the country since August Expected to continue into middle of the year at least, according to aid workers Thousands of vaccinations administered to neighbouring countries on high

Health Tip: Take Breaks to Recharge

— Toiling straight through the work day isn’t good for your mind or your body, the American Psychological Association says. The association recommends taking regular breaks to refuel and help alleviate stress. Here are its suggestions for including regular breaks during your day: Take short “microbreaks” by stretching, daydreaming, chatting or texting with friends, reading

Tyson recalls some chicken nuggets, contamination possible

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds (16,329 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with rubber. The U.S. Agriculture Department says there were consumer complaints about extraneous material in 5-pound (2 kilogram) packages of Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets. There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions. The packages have

What to know about ‘tree man’ syndrome

For years, 28-year-old Abul Bajandar, from Bangaldesh, was covered with what looked like bark. His hands and feet grew foot-long, gnarled “roots,” skin lesions that left him unable to feed himself, move around, work, or wear standard clothing. A few years ago, surgery finally changed his life. But after more than 25 invasive surgeries to

Study: Sauna reduces the risk of stroke

In the Sauna, many can leave the stress of everyday life behind. The sauna not only for relaxation, but also the health benefits. You can avoid even a stroke, according to a recent study by the University of Bristol in the journal Neurology. Healthy sweating: a Sauna, lowers stroke risk The scientists Setor K. Kunutsor

Flatulence avoid: tips on the right combination of foods

Cherries eaten or drunk water = stomach ache. So it is game in a well-known children. Many of these food myths are not. According to experts, it is worthwhile to reconsider the combination and the order of the food intake. Abdominal pain, flatulence, impaired absorption of nutrients: There are many tips on what should better