Category Archives: Health

Zeynep remains most popular girl name in Turkey for 16 years

The name Zeynep has remained as the most popular name given to baby girls by parents, data compilation made with information obtained from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) and the Population Directorate has shown. 

Why am I impotent? Common causes and treatments

Written by Adam RowdenReviewed by Alana Biggers, MD, MPH

Impotence is the inability for a man to get and maintain an erection. It is also known as erectile dysfunction and can impact a person’s ability to have satisfactory sexual intercourse.

Propranolol: Uses, benefits, and side effects

Written by Jon JohnsonReviewed by Alan Carter, PharmD

Propranolol is a type of drug called a beta-blocker. It works by acting on the nerve impulses in specific areas of the body such as the heart. This causes the heart to beat slower and more steadily.

Multiple sclerosis: New technology improves cognition

Written by Ana Sandoiu

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease that affects tens of thousands of Americans. While there is yet no cure for the illness, researchers are working hard to understand its causes and mitigate its symptoms. New research investigates the effects of cutting-edge cognitive training technology on people with multiple sclerosis.

Do men and women respond differently to heat? Study investigates

Written by Ana Sandoiu

Our body has a heat regulation system that stops us from overheating during workout or on a hot summer day. But who sweats more – men or women? A new study evaluates sex differences in the body’s response to heat.

Why Do So Many Women Let Their Emotions Hold Them Back From Career Or Business Success?

Carol Stewart Executive, Career and Business Coach, Writer and Speaker

Time and time again I see many women who are not achieving the success that they want in their careers and businesses because of their own self imposed limitations.

If You Want to Avoid Dementia, Here’s What To Know

Alice Park – TIME Health

You’ve heard the saying before: “use it or lose it.” Studies show that people who utilize their brains more—by furthering their education, learning a new language or musical instrument or keeping a rich network of relationships with family and friends—tend to have lower rates of dementia and problems with their thinking later in life. Nothing can completely prevent a certain amount of decline in cognitive functions that comes with age (that’s normal) but keeping the brain in good working order can lessen the consequences.

Girl, five, died of asthma attack after GP turned her away

A five-year-old girl died of an asthma attack after being turned away by a GP because she arrived minutes late for her appointment.

10 reasons to call your doctor during pregnancy

By Julie Revelant –

With all of the hormonal, physical and emotional changes that happen during pregnancy, you’ve probably dealt with morning sickness, minor aches and pains and digestive woes.

Sinead Kissane: Is it not better to place importance on what girls think and what they have to say rather than how they look?

Sinead Kissane

While the internet was chewing up and spitting out my opinion piece last weekend, I was visiting my one-week-old god-daughter in Kerry. Her mother and I became friends well over 20 years ago.

Why Thinking Time Is The Most Important Part Of A Work Day

The modern work day culture doesn’t leave time for creative thinking.

Libby-Jane Charleston -Associate Editor, HuffPost Australia

Your workout could be killing your sex life

New York Post

Could your CrossFit workout take a toll on your sex life?

3 ways practicing forgiveness can save your life

Your boss just left you a ranting voicemail for the second time this week. Your neighbor seems completely oblivious to the fact that his unkempt lawn and growing pile of trash is affecting everyone else. And then some jerk cuts you off in traffic so you have to swerve dangerously to avoid an accident! Can you feel your blood pressure rising? 

Depression Is Now The ‘Leading Cause Of Disability Worldwide’, WHO Reports

And roughly 800,000 people die by suicide each year.

Natasha Hinde Lifestyle Writer at The Huffington Post UK

Yoga Instructor Smashes Period Taboos By Filming Herself In White Leggings

‘I am a woman, therefore, I bleed.’

Rachel Moss Lifestyle Writer at The Huffington Post UK

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Have Dropped By 40%

‘This can only be a good thing.’

Press Association

The number of Britons having cosmetic surgery has dropped to the lowest it’s been in a decade, figures show. 

Fasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website

The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.

Skin health: Friendly bacteria keep harmful Staph in check

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD

Scientists have discovered that in healthy skin, harmful Staphylococcus aureus is kept in check by its friendlier cousins, whose numbers are depleted in people with atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema.

People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia

Written by Ana Sandoiu

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of Americans, and the numbers are expected to grow. New research suggests there may be a link between prolonged sleep and the risk of dementia.

Eating 10 portions of fruits and veg daily best for health

Written by Honor Whiteman

Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is considered sufficient for good health. But according to a new study, the greatest benefits come from eating 10 portions a day.

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