Tag: loss

Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to having problems with your memory and decision-making abilities. Usually, people with MCI experience few if any problems with performing their daily activities. Experts say that MCI could be a stage between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or “sleep-disordered

Is Your Medication Causing Hair Loss? These 11 Drugs Are Common Culprits

Here are 11 drugs that have been known to cause excessive hair loss as a side effect. 1) Cholesterol-lowering medications — atorvastatin and simvastatin Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) belong to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications known as “statins”. Have hair loss is a reported side effect of both drugs. The newer statin, rosuvastatin (Crestor),

Hearing and visual aids linked to slower age-related memory loss

Hearing aids and cataract surgery are strongly linked to a slower rate of age-related cognitive decline, according to new research by University of Manchester academics. According to Dr. Piers Dawes and Dr. Asri Maharani, cognitive decline- which affects memory and thinking skills- is slowed after patient’s hearing and sight are improved. The rate of decline

Hair loss: Scientists test wearable regrowth device

Hair loss affects millions of people, globally. For some, it is of little concern, but for others, it can impact both self-esteem and confidence. For these people, finding a way to regrow hair as quickly as possible is important. The causes of hair loss are very varied; they can include genetic factors, long-term stress, aging,

Why stretching is (still) important for weight loss and exercise

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true? Sort of. First, it is important to understand the difference between stretching for recovery and

Real Life Weight Loss: "I have no limits now"

Jennifer Sierra, now 28, was 13 when her mother first put her on a diet. Among five siblings, “I was always the heaviest.” Sierra, who stands just under 160cm, yo-yoed between 63 and 72kg until her marriage at 21, when things fell apart. Related: Six reasons you haven’t been able to get rid of belly fat

Do Laser Treatments For Weight Loss Actually Work?

With every passing year, it seems there are more promising fat removal options than ever. If you’re looking for a quick fix, these treatments swear that they’ll suck, tuck, or freeze fat off of your body in a snap. And that all sounds great—in theory. The latest high-tech weight-loss tool promising to make losing fat

7 Signs You're Making Weight Loss Harder Than It Needs to Be

No matter how you slice it, weight loss isn’t easy. But unless you have an underlying physical condition like hypothyroidism that impairs your ability to shed pounds, it doesn’t have to feel exhausting, next-to-impossible, or mind-numbingly frustrating. Trust us. Here are seven common signs you’re making it harder on yourself to slim down. 1. You’re

Meshel Laurie Opens Up About Her Struggle With Female Hair Loss

Australian radio and TV personality Meshel Laurie has written candidly about her struggle with hair loss in an inspiring Facebook post. During her regular spot on The Project last Friday, the 41-year-old sported a bright purple wig not unlike her often vividly coloured hair. But in a Facebook post published soon after the show aired, the

Real Life Weight Loss: How Alexandra Lost 13kg In 6 Months

Lifelong athlete Alexandra Shipper, now 26, kept up a steady exercise routine through uni. Still, the fashion designer could never balance her love of oversized dishes. “I usually ate pretty healthy, but I also ate a lot,” says Shipper. After uni, her thrice‑weekly 30-minute workouts just weren’t cutting it. A year after graduation, Shipper, 165cm,

The Best Bedtime Snacks For Weight Loss

When it comes to snacking within an hour or two of your bedtime, there’s a few things to consider: First, research does link late-night calories to the potential for weight gain. One study found that eating right before turning in can make your snooze time more restless, and that sets you up for fatigue and