Is It Possible That Fear Accelerates Death and Words Cause Disease?

Can Words and Fear Cause Cancer?
Is it possible that people who are diagnosed with cancer die of a sophisticated form of voodoo? Does the victim's belief in the power of vicious cells, like belief in the power of a hex, lead to his death? 'Cancer' is a demon word -- the destructiveness of cancer begins as soon as the diagnosis is uttered. The word strikes terror to the heart...

Boost Your Immune System: Getting Started

Boost Your Immune System: Getting Started
You've probably noticed that there's a healing side to exercise: It can chase the blues, help fight stress, and raise your energy. Qigong, t'ai chi, and yoga were used purposefully in ancient cultures as a complement to medical treatment.

3 Reasons You Have Neck Pain

3 Reasons You Have Neck Pain
If you suffer from neck pain, you’re not alone. Spinal pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and its occurrence has increased dramatically over the past 25 years.

What Are Autoimmune Diseases?

What Are Autoimmune Diseases?
Autoimmune diseases, which include a range of around 80 different illnesses from rheumatoid arthritis to type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, occur when the immune system attacks the body.

What Is A Healthy Blood Pressure?

What Is A Healthy Blood Pressure?
More than 7m people in the UK have high blood pressure; it is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, associated with one in four deaths.

Low Blood Pressure Could Be A Culprit In Dementia

Low Blood Pressure Could Be A Culprit In Dementia
Decline in brain function often occurs as people age. People often worry that declining brain function is an inevitable part of growing old and will lead to dementia, but it is not. Many people do not experience age-related cognitive decline.

New Theories Gaining Ground Why We Age

New Theories Gaining Ground Why We Age
Why do we age? It’s a question that has had scientists scratching their heads for decades, but finally, we are starting to get some answers. Here is the story so far.

Life Is Not A Sprint, But A Journey To Be Fully Enjoyed

Life Is Not A Sprint, But A Journey To Be Fully Enjoyed
"Before the stroke, Ted was all business. Very serious. Since he’s recovered, he’s got such a sense of humor. He’s come almost 180 degrees now. He’s so much funnier, and all his humor—his dry sense of humor—has come out. It never came out before the stroke."

Dealing with Depression: Depression Is Not A Character Flaw

Dealing with Depression: Depression Is Not A Character Flaw
Nearly all of us feel a little blue or a little down every now and then. It happens. Occasional temporary feelings of sadness are a natural part of life. However if you frequently feel this way, or if the feelings are excessive, you may be suffering from depression.

Do Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline?

Do Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline?
Alcoholic drinks should all carry calorie counts according to a leading UK public health doctor writing in the BMJ today, because of their contribution to obesity.

Five Animals That Could Help Us Beat Human Diseases

Five Animals That Could Help Us Beat Human Diseases
As humans, we may feel rather lucky about our evolutionary lot. We live longer than many other animals, and lifespans continue to increase thanks to better diets, advances in medicine and improved public health.

What Is Listeria and How It Spread In Smoked Salmon

What Is Listeria and How It Spread In Smoked Salmon
Two people in Victoria and New South Wales have died after eating smoked salmon contaminated with listeria, health authorities report. Both were over 70 and had underlying health conditions.

Thinking Of Laser Hair Removal? Here's What You Need To Know

Thinking Of Laser Hair Removal? Here's What You Need To Know
Unwanted facial and body hair can affect the way we feel, our social interactions, what we wear and what we do. Options to camouflage or remove unwanted hair include plucking, shaving, bleaching, using creams and epilation. Longer-term options include electrolysis and laser therapy. So what is laser therapy? What can it achieve? And what are the side-effects?

What Is The Leading Cause of Stress?

Reality is the Leading Cause of StressDo we have to "put reality on the back burner" to have fun? That's what it seems like. After all, with all the problems in the world and all the stress in our lives, escaping reality seems to be required. Our current life circumstance is putting pressure on us to...

The Three Stages of Stress: Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion

The Three Stages of Stress: Alarm, Resistance, ExhaustionThe adrenal glands are responsible for our “fight or flight” response to stress. When stress is prolonged and the adrenals are forced to work overtime, they can become exhausted, leading to what is commonly called adrenal fatigue or adrenal weakness.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Explained

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Explained

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of blindness in Australia. One in seven people aged over 50 have some signs of macular degeneration.

Dealing with Pain: Suggestions for Pain Relief

understanding pain Pain is an inherent protective device that nature has given us. It is sometimes difficult to acknowledge the value of pain while one is experiencing its wrath. Still, pain is absolutely essential for the survival of the human species. Among other benefits...

Is There A Drug For Autism In Our Future?

Is There A Drug For Autism In Our Future?

In 2019, geeks are cool, and the idea that they might be on the autism spectrum is celebrated. Nowhere is this truer than in Silicon Valley, one of the few places in America where social quirkiness and laser focus attention to detail are more often rewarded than criticized.

Can Ginkgo Biloba Seeds Fight Skin Infections?

Can Ginkgo Biloba Seeds Fight Skin Infections?

Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema, a new study finds.

This Is What Postnatal Depression Really Feels Like

This Is What Postnatal Depression Really Feels Like

Motherhood can be a source of joy, but it can also pose difficulties and challenges – particularly, in the postnatal period. It is a time when some mothers’ emotional and physical endurance is pushed to the limit.

Sitting And Diabetes In Older Adults: Does Timing Matter?

Sitting And Diabetes In Older Adults: Does Timing Matter?

Adults are sitting more than ever, and few pay attention to how they sit throughout the day. Take a moment to think about all the reasons we sit. First off, you’re probably sitting while reading this

These Two Creams Team Up To Cut Skin Cancer Risk

These Two Creams Team Up To Cut Skin Cancer RiskA combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers the risk that patients will later develop squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, according to a new study.

Study Suggests A Link Between Sleep Disorder And Parkinson’s

Study Suggests A Link Between Sleep Disorder And Parkinson’sA large study of more than 1,200 patients provides important predictors of Parkinson’s disease progression, report researchers. Previous research has found close correlation among REM sleep disorder, Parkinson’s disease (PD), and related diseases such as Lewy body dementia and multiple system atrophy.

Why Sleep Loss Is A Literal Pain

why sleep loss is a literal painNeural glitches in the sleep-deprived brain can intensify and prolong the agony of sickness and injury, research finds. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, help explain the self-perpetuating cycles contributing to the overlapping global epidemics of sleep loss, chronic pain, and even opioid addiction.

Is There A Memory Pill In Our Future?

Is There A Memory Pill In Our Future?

During the first weeks of the new year, resolutions are often accompanied by attempts to learn new behaviors that improve health.

High Blood Sugar In Pregnancy Increases Child’s Obesity Risk

High Blood Sugar In Pregnancy Increases Child’s Obesity RiskA pregnant woman’s high blood sugar level is linked to a significantly greater long-term risk of obesity in her child—even more than a decade later, a new study reports. The higher the woman’s blood sugar, the greater the risk of her child being obese.

I've Been Diagnosed with Cancer: What Should I Do?

I've Been Diagnosed with Cancer: What Should I Do?Upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, you may find yourself facing this frightening experience without any knowledge or understanding of how best to help yourself. The sheer volume of information that is now available about cancer and various treatment options can make the aftermath of diagnosis even more distressing for you and your family.

Are Medications Affecting Your Memory?

Are Medications Affecting Your Memory?We will present medications that have been identified as possibly causing temporary or permanent memory impairment. If you find that you are taking some of these medications, it is best to consult your physician and ask about alternative medications that might be available.

Tips On How To Avoid Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

Tips On How To Avoid Heart Disease and Heart AttacksThere are many influences that increase or decrease your risk of heart disease, but, like so many issues in medicine and science, there is probably more controversy than agreement on what exactly individuals should do to help themselves live longer, healthier lives.

This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset Dementia

This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset DementiaScientists have discovered a lone mutation in a single gene that causes an inherited form of frontotemporal dementia makes it harder for neurons in the brain to communicate with one another, leading to neurodegeneration.

Symptoms of IBS: Medical Investigations and Treatments

12 04 symptoms of ibs medical investigations and treatmentsIn the past, indeed until quite recently, people with IBS had appendix removals, intensive abdominal investigations, major gynecological operations, numerous x-rays, and prescriptions for a whole range of pills and potions to rid them of the strange collection of symptoms we now recognize as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

How Weight Monitoring During Pregnancy Could Help Save Lives

How Weight Monitoring During Pregnancy Could Help Save LivesThere are times in a person’s life when specific events can have long-term implications on their future health. Pregnancy is one of those times – when major and dramatic changes occur within a woman’s body composition in a short period of time.

Children With Arthritis Lack Vitamin D

Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Lack Vitamin D
In an analysis of global research, we recently found that children with the most frequent type of arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), have abnormally low vitamin D blood levels.

How Hormones Affect Our Mood

How Hormones Affect Our MoodThe process of shedding the uterine lining with vaginal bleeding every month has an obvious reproductive focus, but it has also long been linked with changes to mood and behaviour. Unfortunately, this has often been an attempt to consign women to a “biologically” determined place of inferior mental functioning.

Why We All Need To Be Proactive About Our Bowels

Why We All Need To Be Proactive About Our BowelsManipulating environmental exposures to optimize a healthy microbiome may hold the promise of preventing chronic inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

How To Heal Asthma The Natural Way

How To Heal Asthma The Natural Way
Deaths in children from asthma are growing at an alarming rate. One can't help but wonder if the powerful steroidal drugs that are used to control symptoms and that also suppress immune function play an important role in this death toll. Don't let this type of drug abuse hurt your family. Seek out alternatives and consider these strategies.

6 Surprising Drug Interactions You Should Know About

6 Surprising Drug Interactions You Should Know About
As the population grows older, more and more people are using a combination of drugs to treat multiple conditions. This can lead to interactions and side effects that we all need to be aware of.

How Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline

How Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline
Alcoholic drinks should all carry calorie counts according to a leading UK public health doctor writing in the BMJ today, because of their contribution to obesity. Fiona Sim, Chair of the UK Royal Society for Public Health, writes that while adults who drink may be getting as much as 10% of their daily calories from alcohol, most people are unaware drinking contributes to their energy intake.

Letting Go of the Fear of Pain and Opening the Door of Your Heart

Letting Go of the Fear of Pain and Opening the Door of Your Heart
Fear is the major ingredient of pain. It is what makes pain hurt. Take away the fear and only feeling is left. In the mid-1970s, in a poor and remote forest monastery in northeast Thailand, I had a bad toothache. There was no dentist to go to, no telephone, and no electricity. We didn't even have any aspirin...

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury and How Does It Affect People?

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury and How Does It Affect People?
Adam was fortunate to survive a major car accident three years ago. He was in hospital for several months but had no ongoing physical injuries. He looked like he made a full recovery. But he was argumentative, childish, vulgar and his family said he “was not the same person”. Adam had a severe traumatic brain injury.

Why Do Some People Hurt More Than Others?

Why Do Some People Hurt More Than Others?
Anyone who came of age in the 1990s might remember the “Friends” episode where Phoebe and Rachel venture out to get tattoos. Spoiler alert: Rachel gets a tattoo and Phoebe ends up with a black ink dot because she couldn’t take the pain.

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