Personal Care

How Strong are Your Bones - The Osteoporosis BMD Test Reveals

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone substance is depleted faster than it can be replaced, leading to weakened and brittle bones. Weak bones increase risks of fracture from falls. Brittle bones break more easily, even from very slight trauma. The bones that are more prone to fractures are usually around the wrist, spine and hip. In Singapore, among women 60 years and older, there are 2,000 hip...

Obesity Increases Maternal Death

Obesity is the fastest growing cause of women dying in pregnancy or childbirth, a UK report shows. It suggested for taking extra care of pregnant women to reduce unexpected death. More than half the 295 women who died during or after pregnancy between 2003 and 2005 were overweight or obese. Gwyneth Lewis, CEMACH director and the government`s maternity tsar, said the figures showed that childbirth...

Iron Age

Recent research has shed new light on how to restore order to the chaos of ADHD children. Dr John Briffa introduces our diet's most precious metal Reports of exponential growth in the rates of obesity in UK children have led to renewed calls for more activity and exercise to be worked into their lives. However, while some children appear to be immobilised by an inherent inertia, others may have a...

Help Fight Health Fraud!

Help Fight Health Fraud! If you are aware of possible cases of Medicaid or Medicare health fraud, it is your patriotic duty as a Citizen of The United States to report them. Not only is it your duty, but it's a smart thing to do, since Medicaid and Medicare fraud costs The United States millions of dollars each year. And guess who winds up paying? That's right, you and me, the taxpayers in this country. The millions of...

Upgrading Your Memory

Memories are our soul's private collection, the store of experience and emotion, the defining element of our most personal selves. The modern world rewards a better memory, and many seek to enhance their recall. Others struggle to maintain their current memory, and are terrified of it fading away. Society itself is said to have a collective memory, and psychologists and scientists are researching...

Necessity of Personal Trainer

Necessity of Personal Trainer It can be hard sometimes to get yourself motivated, but with individual attention you will soon see the benefits of keeping fit. We all know that we should exercise on a regular basis, but for some reason, the couch always seems more tempting than the gym, and the takeaway more alluring than a nutritionally balanced health bar. Luckily, there is a solution, in the super-fit shape of a personal...

Stimulating Ideas

Write essays, learn another language, play an instrument, read regularly, take up ballroom dancing, play chess or bridge, do crossword puzzles, learn to paint, earn a graduate degree. Concentrate And Focus on New Information To Be Learned. Distribute learning over several sittings. Use encouraging selftalk. Use Post It notes. Use mnemonic devices. Practise other handedness. If you're right...

Natural Pet Care

Our pets-mainly dogs and cats, but also birds, rodents, fish-are living longer. Modern veterinary medicine successfully eliminated many parasitic and infectious diseases that were common in the past. But in the last decade the growing practical experience and scientific research studies support the interest in the complementary (or alternative) form of veterinary medicine. The pet owner's...

Exercise and Colds

Love thyself. "Decide to lose excess weight because you are a wonderful person, not in order to become one." Choose an eating plan that you can live with."Slow and steady wins the race." If you lose just one pound a week this year, on December 31st, you'll be 52 pounds lighter. Make a commitment.Make a commitment that's so strong that "slipping" off your well-laid plan is simply a non-negotiable...

Sow the Seeds of Safety. Top Tips for a Safer Garden

The garden is a place for all the family to enjoy, but it can also be a place where accidents happen. Even everyday activities like running and playing can expose children to the risk of injury. Every year, more than 125,000 kids need hospital treatment for garden injuries - and, in most cases, those injuries could easily have been avoided. Here are some tips on making your garden a safer place....

The Most Important Things to do

While we fret about the most complex and controversial aspects of our health care, don't forget to do these basic things that will definitely help your health. You don't need to go to medical school to be the most important member of your healthcare team - just follow these time-tested ways that really work. Stop smoking There is no question that if you smoke, stopping will be the very best thing...

Energy Saving Tips

If you have a hot water tank, make sure it's well insulated with a good three-inch thick jacket. It'll only cost a few pounds but will make significant long-term savings on your fuel bills. If you have central heating, turn the thermostat down by 10C - it could cut heating costs by 8-10%. If you want a single cup of tea don't fill the kettle - but cover the element. It could save £10 a year. Fit...

Keeping Feet Fresh

Wash your feet regularly and dry them well - especially between the toes. Choose socks made of natural fibre like cotton. Change your socks and/or tights regularly. Make sure your shoes are roomy and comfortable. Use a special insole to absorb sweat and beat odour - available from your local pharmacy. Smelly feet may be helped by special foot deodorants - take a look at your local pharmacist...

Stay Fit: Stay Fit and Stick With It!

Health and nutrition experts continually advise us that the more we exercise the healthier we will be so: Get active and stay active: This will be the most important step to achieve. It is so easy to find reasons not to exercise. Just remember a little light to moderate activity each day will bring great results. One size does not fit all: Understand your own unique body type and find out what...

Help's at Hand

Many people with home heating problems around the UK could be helped by the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (HEES) grant. The HEES grant helps fund better insulation of a property, helping it to retain heat and use less fuel. From April 2000 the maximum grant will be increased from £315 to £700 and up to £2000 for the over 60s. People will qualify for the HEES grant if they receive the following...

Symptoms, Self-Monitoring and Testing

Today, people are encouraged to take more responsibility for monitoring their health. You can be more actively involved in your health care - even when you feel fine - by being alert to. warning symptoms and signs of disease, by performing self-examinations regularly, by having recommended medical tests, and, in some cases, by performing certain other tests at home. The purpose of many medical...

The Seven Simple Steps to a Century of Great Health

When Americans get sick, they go to the doctor and say, "Fix me." But- only you can fix you.. .and you can! There is no biological reason we can't live to be a ripe old age, free of pain, illness and decay still vital and sexually active. Working to balance modern scientific research and the ancient healing arts of India and China, I have developed a seven step program to achieve that goal....