Category: Health News

Experts Reveal the Reason Why Our Muscles Tighten Up

Have you experienced a sudden muscle cramp and tightness after a workout? Not only is it painful to deal with, but it can also limit our movement – which interferes with your exercise routine. What could be the reason behind muscle tightness, and how can we prevent it? Here’s what the experts have to say.

Many moms-to-be are stressed, and it might affect baby’s brain

(HealthDay)—Many mothers-to-be feel overwhelmed by stress, and it might have implications for their babies’ brain development in the womb, a new study suggests. The researchers found that even in a group of highly educated, healthy pregnant women, stress and anxiety were common. More than one-quarter reported higher-than-average levels of “perceived stress,” while a similar number

Luxury Sex Toys That Are Totally Worth the Splurge

Even though we’re all more than capable of living a full, beautiful and satisfying life on a budget, sometimes you want to throw your money at something a bit extra and a bit more luxurious. It could be the high tech (but easy to lose) ear buds, a fancy lady wrap dress, a professional quality

How To Take Care Of Your Digestive System

Digestion is the process of digesting food. Through a series of chemical reactions, the body breaks food down into smaller particles to aid the absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream. The complete process of digestion takes 24 to 72 hours. The exact time is dependent on several factors, including the presence of digestive issues and

Eating disorders linked to exercise addiction

New research shows that exercise addiction is nearly four times more common amongst people with an eating disorder. The study, led by Mike Trott of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), was published this month in the journal Eating and Weight Disorders – Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. The research is the first to measure rates

Fact Check: Novel coronavirus breeds global false claims

A deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 4,500 people and spread to 15 countries since emerging in China, has also spawned many false claims on social media. Here’s a selection of misinformation debunked by AFP’s Fact Check service. Sydney food not contaminated In Australia, multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times claimed

Doctors told to consider coughing as symptom of LUNG CANCER

Doctors told to consider shortness of breath and coughing as symptoms of LUNG CANCER because they are the earliest signs of the killer disease Researchers examined 27,795 records of patients from across the country They had been diagnosed with lung cancer between year 2000 and 2017 Rate of coughs and shortness of breath increased as

Asian nations try to shield against deadly outbreak

Asian nations were ramping up defences against a deadly viral epidemic Tuesday, sealing borders, shuttering public places and clamping down on visitors from China. Concern over the steadily expanding contagion, which has killed over 100 in China and sickened more than 4,500, is prompting an increasingly urgent push for protection. Hong Kong, which has eight

Germany confirms first human transmission of China virus

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A German man who contracted the novel strain of coronavirus was infected by a colleague visiting from China, officials said on Tuesday, in what appeared to be the first human-to-human transmission in Europe. Other confirmed cases in Europe of the viral outbreak have so far involved patients who had recently been

Synthesis considers how being smart helps you at school and school helps you become smarter

Academic achievement plays an important role in children’s development because academic skills, especially in reading and math, affect many outcomes, including educational attainment, performance and income at work, health, and longevity. A new synthesis looked at the relation between academic achievement (reading, math) and cognitive abilities (working memory, reasoning, executive function), and offered suggestions on

An egg a day not tied to risk of heart disease: new study

The controversy about whether eggs are good or bad for your heart health may be solved, and about one a day is fine. A team of researchers from the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences found the answer by analyzing data from three large, long-term multinational studies. The results