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  1. 10 Things to Do When You’re Overwhelmed Life can be challenging. But with the right strategies, you can find calm in the chaos. Here are 10 tools to manage feeling emotionally overwhelmed. Life can be challenging. With all the demands put upon you by work, family, relationships, external circumstances, and even yourself, it often feels as if you are Atlas, supporting the entire world upon your shoulders. The modern world is moving faster than ever, and it seems as if you will never catch up to all the competing priorities and challenges for your time. This experience can be best s
  2. Exercise Can Lower Older Women's Fracture Risk Older women who get even light exercise, like a daily walk, may lower their risk of suffering a broken hip, a large study suggests. A number of studies have linked regular exercise to a lower risk of hip fracture -- a potentially disabling or even fatal injury for older adults. Each year, more than 300,000 people in the United States aged 65 or older are hospitalized for a broken hip, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new study, of more than 77,000 older U.S. women, took a dee
  3. Here's a Good Reason to Have Another Cup of Coffee Could More Coffee Bring a Healthier Microbiome? Debating whether or not you should have that second cup of coffee? new research that links caffeine consumption to a healthy gut microbiome -- the trillions of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract and affect your overall health-- may prompt you to pour generously. In recent years, numerous studies have demonstrated associations between coffee consumption and lowered health risks of all sorts -- from type 2 diabetes to certain cancers to Parkinson's disease. Simultaneously, ac
  4. First drug that can slow Alzheimer's dementia A US drug company says it has created the first therapy that could slow Alzheimer's disease, and it is now ready to bring it to market. Currently, there are no drugs that can do this - existing ones only help with symptoms. Biogen says it will soon seek regulatory approval in the US for the "ground-breaking" drug, called aducanumab. It plans to file the paperwork in early 2020 and has its sights on Europe too. Approval processes could take a year or two. If successful, the company aims to initially offer the drug to patients previous
  5. How Vitamin B12 Deficiency Affects the Body Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies. It causes a range of symptoms, such as fatigue, forgetfulness, and tingling of the hands and feet. The reason for the wide variety of symptoms is that vitamin B12 plays a principal role in numerous body functions. B12 Function Vitamin B12 has an important function in the production of DNA, which is the body's genetic code. DNA directs proper formation of every part of the body. Vitamin B12 also reduces homocysteine, one of the body’s naturally occurring chemica
  6. Fat found in overweight people's lungs Fatty tissue has been found in the lungs of overweight and obese people for the first time. Australian researchers analysed lung samples from 52 people and found the amount of fat increased in line with body mass index. They said their findings could explain why being overweight or obese increased asthma risk. Lung experts said it would be interesting to see if the effect could be reversed by weight loss. Increased risk In the study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, scientists looked at post-mortem samples of lung donated for res
  7. Study Spanning 40 Years Finds Odd Link Between Being a Slow Walker and Ageing Faster Being a slow walker doesn't just signify you enjoy a leisurely stroll. According to new research, walking with a slow gait could be a symptom of significant deficits in physical and cognitive health. New findings from a longitudinal study of just over 900 New Zealanders that began back in the 1970s has found that people in their 40s who walk with a slow gait are more likely to show signs of accelerated biological ageing and compromised brain integrity. "The thing that's really striking is that this i
  8. Garbanzo Grain Bowl With Green Tahini Sauce Ingredients 1 sweet potato 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon cumin 1/8 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1 cup chickpeas 1/4 cup quinoa (dry) 3 cups of arugula 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, shelled 2 tablespoons tahini 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 clove of garlic ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup fresh parsley ¼ cup fresh cilantro Water to thin, about 2 tablespoons Preparation Pre-heat oven to 204.°C Chop sweet potato into bite-sized pieces and toss with half of the olive oil, half of the cumin, half of the paprika,
  9. Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Salad Recipe Ingredients ¼ cup pine nuts 1 medium red bell pepper 1 ¾ pounds unpeeled eggplant 1 medium tomato, diced ¼ cup scallions, green part only 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ½ cup chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika Preparation In a small heavy skillet, toast pine nuts over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes or until they become shiny and turn golden brow
  10. 'Save your money': no evidence brain health supplements work, say experts Worldwide panel says it cannot recommend healthy people take ‘memory supplements’ Dietary supplements such as vitamins do nothing to boost brain health and are simply a waste of money for healthy people, experts have said. According to figures from the US, sales of so-called “memory supplements” doubled between 2006 and 2015, reaching a value of $643m, while more than a quarter of adults over the age of 50 in the US regularly take supplements in an attempt to keep their brain in good health. But while bottles,
  11. Inequalities in heart attack care 'costing women's lives' Women who suffer heart attacks are dying needlessly because they fail to recognise their symptoms and receive poorer care than men, says a British Heart Foundation report. Over 10 years, more than 8,000 women in England and Wales died unnecessarily after a heart attack, it found. Experts say there are inequalities in diagnosis, treatment and aftercare. "Unconscious biases are limiting the survival chances of women," the report warns. It found that some commonly held myths - such as heart disease and heart attacks only affecti
  12. Is red meat back on the menu? A controversial study says cutting down on sausages, mince, steak and all other forms of red or processed meat is a waste of time for most people. The report - which disagrees with most major organisations on the planet - says the evidence is weak and any risk to people's health is small. Some experts have praised the "rigorous" assessment. But others say "the public could be put at risk" by such "dangerously misguided" research. What counts as red or processed meat? Red meat includes beef, lamb, pork, veal and venison - chicken, duck and game bi
  13. Popular heartburn drug ranitidine recalled: What you need to know and do If you or a family member take ranitidine (Zantac) to relieve heartburn, you may have heard that the FDA has found a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) in it. The story is unfolding quickly and many details remain murky. Here is what we know so far and what you should do. What do we know so far? On September 13, 2019, the FDA announced that preliminary tests found low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine, a heartburn medication used by millions of Americans. Thi
  14. Lower Cholesterol to Reduce Heart Disease Risk How to Lower Your Cholesterol Your body needs cholesterol to build new cells, insulate nerves, and produce hormones. Having too much, though, is a major risk for heart disease. Here’s what happens. Ordinarily, your liver makes all the cholesterol your body needs. But you also get cholesterol from other sources. For example, you can get it from eating simple sugars as well as certain kinds of fats -- namely trans and saturated fats. You'll find these in many processed foods like donuts, frozen pizza, cookies, and crackers. You can
  15. Low Vitamin D Levels, Shorter Life? Young and middle-aged adults with low vitamin D levels may live shorter lives, a large study suggests. The findings come from a 20-year follow-up of more than 78,000 Austrian adults. Researchers found that those with low vitamin D levels in their blood were nearly three times more likely to die during the study period than those with adequate levels. When it came to the cause of death, vitamin D levels were most clearly linked to deaths from diabetes complications. The findings were to be presented Friday at the annual meeting of the European
  16. Low Vitamin D Levels, Shorter Life? Young and middle-aged adults with low vitamin D levels may live shorter lives, a large study suggests. The findings come from a 20-year follow-up of more than 78,000 Austrian adults. Researchers found that those with low vitamin D levels in their blood were nearly three times more likely to die during the study period than those with adequate levels. When it came to the cause of death, vitamin D levels were most clearly linked to deaths from diabetes complications. The findings were to be presented Friday at the annual meeting of the European
  17. How to Breathe Properly When Running Proper breathing can make a difference in terms of your overall comfort and performance when running. While your body will probably do the right thing naturally, you may have some breathing habits that affect your ability to run efficiently. It can be helpful to learn about different theories about the way breathing affects running and recommendations about the best way to breath during your running workouts. Nose vs. Mouth Breathing Some runners have heard they should breathe in through the nose alone and out only through the mouth. This brea
  18. Vegan Red Curry Lentil Soup with Kale Recipe Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 large carrots, peeled, trimmed, and chopped 1 ½ tablespoons red curry paste 1 14-ounce can low-sodium diced tomatoes 1 cup lentils, any colour or mixture 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 4 cups chopped kale 1 cup reduced fat coconut milk Preparation Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. When hot, add onion, garlic, and carrots. Sauté until onion is translucent, abo
  19. Soot pollution particles 'cross the placenta' Particles of black carbon - or soot - can cross the placenta, a study has found. The Nature Communications research is the first direct evidence the particles can get into the part of the placenta that feeds the developing foetus. It could be the first step to explaining why high pollution is linked to an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth and low birth weights. Experts said women could take measures such as avoiding busy roads. But they warned tackling air pollution could be achieved at a "policy level" only.
  20. Could grabbing a nap once or twice a week help you live longer? A new study reports the occasional nap appears to cut in half people's risk of heart attack, strokes and heart disease, compared with folks who never nap. But more frequent napping provided no benefit, researchers found. "In fact, we found that frequent nappers had initially a higher risk for incident cardiovascular disease," said lead author Nadine Hausler, a postdoctoral researcher at University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland. "However, when we took sociodemographic, lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors i
  21. FDA finds probable carcinogen in Zantac and other heartburn drugs A probable carcinogen that prompted the recall of several versions of blood pressure-lowering pills has been detected in the heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The FDA has not called for Sanofi, which makes Zantac, or other generic manufacturers to recall any products from the market. Preliminary tests detected low levels of NDMA that equal or slightly exceed the amounts found in foods such as cured and grilled meats, said Janet Woodcock, director of
  22. Preventing Heart Failure After Heart Attack If you have had a myocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack), you’ve sustained a certain amount of damage to your heart muscle. If enough damage has been done, you may be at risk of developing heart failure. So, taking measures to prevent heart failure is an important aspect of therapy after an MI. For people who have had a very large MI, the risk of heart failure can be quite high. In these patients the onset of heart failure can be acute, often within the first few hours or days. But even when an MI causes only a moderate amount of m
  23. Turning back time! Ageing is REVERSED in men using a cocktail of growth hormones and diabetes drugs in study that saw test group shed 2.5 biological years Researchers at UCLA used a trio of common drugs to restore the thymus The gland specialises immune cells that fight cancer and infection and degrades with age Growth hormone combined with two diabetes drugs made the thymus regenerate After a year on the drug cocktail the nine white men involved were an average of 2.5 years biologically younger than they had been at the study's start A cocktail of three common drugs appeared to not
  24. “What’s your secret to staying so trim?” (WEBMD BLOGS HEART HEALTH) The question came from a patient I had been seeing regularly for over 15 years. The painful truth? Not long before then, I had been more than 20 pounds overweight. Although that’s difficult to admit as preventive cardiologist, it was being overweight that set me on the path to my current diet. And my healthier weight. Like many of us, becoming overweight snuck up on me. I grew up thin, but around the time I finished residency, things changed. Seemingly overnight, my pants became too tight and the scale was showin
  25. Teenager 'blind' from living off crisps and chips Experts are warning about the risks of extreme fussy eating after a teenager developed permanent sight loss after living on a diet of chips and crisps. Eye doctors in Bristol cared for the 17-year-old after his vision had deteriorated to the point of blindness. Since leaving primary school, the teen had been eating only French fries, Pringles and white bread, as well as an occasional slice of ham or a sausage. Tests revealed he had severe vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition damage. Extreme picky eater The adolescent, who cann
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