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My Father, My Hero

My Father, My Hero

When I was a little girl, all I wanted to do was be like my father. He was my hero, my inspiration, the person I went to when I wanted a new pretty toy. Today, 20 years later, not much has changed. My father is still the one I go to whenever I’m in trouble [...]


5 things to make for Mother’s Day

5 things to make for Mother’s Day

After everything your mom does for you on every other day of the year, doesn’t it seem like a good idea to spend Mother’s Day doing something for her? Which is why we’ve found these great DIY gift ideas for Mother’s Day! You’ll feel like a child again and your mom will get a beautiful [...]


Studies Reveal The Health-Tea Habits Of Drinking Black Tea

Studies Reveal The Health-Tea Habits Of Drinking Black Tea

Drinking too much coffee has always been a “no no” from health experts while drinking tea (especially green tea) has been hailed as a great habit with tremendous health benefits. In fact, green tea has been seen as a miracle ingredient in natural health products and it’s benefits have been linked to: – Anti oxidation [...]


The Perfect Memory May No Longer Be Just A Sci Fi Movie Theme

The Perfect Memory May No Longer Be Just A Sci Fi Movie Theme

One of my personal favorite movie releases in 2011 (I’m sure many of you will agree) was “Limitless” staring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. The movie revolves around a plot where Eddie (Bradley Coopers character) is introduced to a drug called NZT which opens up access to 100% of the of the brains capability [...]


The Amazing Things Medical Science Gave Us In 2011

The Amazing Things Medical Science Gave Us In 2011

We’re always what grateful for what we receive each year whether it was a soul mate, children, a dream job, an iPad or just about anything we could be thankful for. Each year, thousands of medical researchers and scientists dedicate their lives to coming up with solutions to some of the most important healthcare and [...]


Silly Con Breast Implants – The Health Scandal That Rocked The World Last Year

Silly Con Breast Implants – The Health Scandal That Rocked The World Last Year

As the world prepared to usher in the new year, the biggest story making the rounds of health journals and news channels and continues to make waves this year is that of French company PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) that was found to be supplying it’s consumers poor quality breast implants made of industrial silicone rather [...]


International School Of Sex – Any Takers?

International School Of Sex – Any Takers?

Yes you heard it right! Touted as “Europe’s First Sex School”, the Austrian International School Of Sex is a dedicated academic learning center for those who wish to sharpen their skills and knowledge of love and sex. And yes there are practices just in case you were wondering! Located a short way away from the [...]


Even More Proof: Chocolate Is Good For Heart

Even More Proof: Chocolate Is Good For Heart

Well, aren’t we are tired of listening to the same news again and again. Already, dubbed a superfood, recent studies confirm our faith in chocolate as a savior of heart against diseases. After conducting around 7 different studies, including more than 100,000 people, researchers at University of Cambridge in the U.K. said that, “consumption of [...]


Body Volume Index (BVI): Better Measure Of Obesity?

Body Volume Index (BVI): Better Measure Of Obesity?

Body Mass Index or BMI has been long used to identify body fat amount or rather obesity using a person’s weight and height. Also known as Quetelet Index, named after Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet, its inventor, BMI, doesn’t actually measure the percentage of body fat, but only gives the best proxy value for body fat [...]


5 Tips To Avoid Summer Food-Borne Illnesses

5 Tips To Avoid Summer Food-Borne Illnesses

Summer time is a waiting period for all types of food-borne illnesses, whether it’s from an outdoor-grill or your packed lunch. With improper cleaning, cooking and/or storing methods, your food is an open-for-all invitation for bacteria and virus. For example, in recent news, a study finds that only a few packed lunches might be kept [...]


Exercise: The New Cancer Survival Mantra

Exercise: The New Cancer Survival Mantra

Who would have thought that a new cancer medicine would be the patient’s themselves? A new report from Macmillan Cancer Support sheds light on a finding that could help around 1.6 million cancer survivors in the UK and even more around the world. The report, called Move More, suggests that if cancer survivors don’t get [...]


Early Morning Smoke Raises Cancer Risk: Study

Early Morning Smoke Raises Cancer Risk: Study

Does your morning begin with a cigarette, instead of toothbrush? If your answer is affirmative, then you may be facing a greater risk of developing lung and head and neck cancers than those who wait to have their first cigarette of the day, for at least an hour or more, according to 2 recent studies. [...]


#55 Catra: MIT-Developed Smartphone Cataracts Test

#55 Catra: MIT-Developed Smartphone Cataracts Test

Smartphones already have been used to pinpoint outbreaks of malaria, substitute for microscopes and track heart rhythms. Another feather in the cap, is the cataracts-detection apparatus developed by the researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which has been seen as a method that could significantly lower cataracts-detection costs in the low-income parts of the [...]


10 “Potentially” Unsafe Food Additives – 2

10 "Potentially" Unsafe Food Additives - 2

Continued From 10 “Potentially” Un-Safe Food Additives – 1 #6. High Fructose Corn Syrup HFCS is the most common added sweetener in processed foods and beverages. Research has given mixed results about the possible adverse effects of consuming high-fructose corn syrup. Although high-fructose corn syrup is chemically similar to table sugar (sucrose), people are concerned [...]


10 “Potentially” Unsafe Food Additives – 1

10 "Potentially" Unsafe Food Additives - 1

A typical American household spends about 90% of their food budget on processed foods, and thus, are easily exposed to a variety of artificial food additives, many of which can cause dire consequences to the health. A couple of days back, we talked about Food additives, and saw why they are added to food to [...]


11 Food Additives In Your Daily Diet

11 Food Additives In Your Daily Diet

“No additives or preservatives” is one label, you’ll strive hard to find in the supermarket. Even organic products use them, and unless you bake your own bread, shun all processed snacks, and drink nothing but water, you won’t be able to avoid them. Food additives are natural and artificial substances added to food in order [...]


World Breastfeeding Week: 1st – 7th August

World Breastfeeding Week: 1st - 7th August

Motherhood in its early stages can bring exhaustion, excitement, confusion, and gratification. Add breastfeeding to it, and all can become a bit too overwhelming for some, but those who believe in breastfeeding, should be encouraged, and are, rightfully, honored this week every year. World Breastfeeding Week, an annual celebration from Augusts 1 to 7, is [...]


The Secret Ingredient In Orange Juice, Is NOT Orange

The Secret Ingredient In Orange Juice, Is NOT Orange

So, how many of you have OJ for breakfast? Do you buy the 100% juice and not made from concentrate [see the pic below]. The one that is almost as good as freshly-squeezed orange juice? Image Source Have you ever wondered why every glass of Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice or Minute Maid or Simply [...]


14 Foods Affecting Your Weight: Infographic

14 Foods Affecting Your Weight: Infographic

It’s not just an age-related slowdown in metabolism that adds a pound here or there. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed the diets of over 120,000 non-obese participants over a 20-year span. The average participant gained 3.35 pounds every four years, for a total weight gain of 16.8 pounds [...]


McDonald’s Planning For Healthier Happy Meals?

McDonald's Planning For Healthier Happy Meals?

McDonald’s Corp., under pressure from health and children’s advocacy groups, will add a serving of fruit or vegetables to Happy Meals and shrink the portion of French fries included with the meals, the Los Angeles Times reports. McDonald’s will announce the changes Tuesday, but they will not take effect until September in some markets. The [...]


Top 15 U.S. Hospitals 2011-12

Top 15 U.S. Hospitals 2011-12

John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore ranks first in the U.S. News and World Report 2011-2012 “Honor Roll” of top hospitals in the U.S. The list is based on performance statistics in 16 medical specialties in 94 metropolitan areas. “These are referral centers where other hospitals send their sickest patients,” says Avery Comarow, editor of U.S. [...]


How To Exercise Smartly In Extreme Heat

How To Exercise Smartly In Extreme Heat

Yes, we know that the heat wave is on! And we have been posting everything heat-related, from heatstroke prevention tips to low-calorie cooling drinks. And fittingly, with temperatures soaring across the country, people should use caution when engaging in aerobic activity outdoors or in facilities without air conditioning, the American Council on Exercise warns. Dr. [...]


7 Preventive Tips for Sunburn & Heat Exhaustion

7 Preventive Tips for Sunburn & Heat Exhaustion

It’s official: heat wave 2011 is in full force. And if you’re out roaming in this scorching summer heat wave, it’s inevitable that you’re going to find yourself in the middle of some intense situations like sunburn or heat exhaustion. HEAT EXHAUSTION How to Deal with Heat Exhaustion HEAT STROKE 5 SUNBURN REMEDIES Taking a [...]

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