Fitness Applications for Home­Based Training

Fitness Applications for Home­Based Training

Physical activity, especially in the form of structured exercises, not only helps to improve physical function, but has also been linked to positive outcomes in social and mental well­being [1]. However, for several groups of people (such as older adults with physical and cognitive limitations, or postpartum women), regular training ­ and especially regu ...

8 Healthcare App Ideas to Launch a Successful Startup (2019)

8 Healthcare App Ideas to Launch a Successful Startup (2019)

The healthcare industry is an excellent place for aspiring entrepreneurs to launch a new startup. In fact, exploring healthcare app ideas is smart for many reasons. For example, healthcare spending in the US alone accounts for one-third of their GDP. Yet, there is still a large gap in providing quality healthcare services. What this means is that while p ...

Cardio Yoga 4 Ways to Power up Your Practice

Cardio Yoga 4 Ways to Power up Your Practice

You probably already have a handle on how yoga can make you feel good: It improves your flexibility while also building strength. A recent study published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology links yoga to cardiovascular benefits similar to aerobic exercise, too, like lower blood pressure, lower levels of LDL (bad cholesterol), and lower re ...

Laser Hair Removal and Pregnancy

Laser Hair Removal and Pregnancy

Your belly is getting bigger and you can barely see your legs, let alone shave them! If you shave standing in the shower you may need your partner to help you keep your balance. If you sit in the tub to shave, you may need help getting out to prevent slipping. Because of the changes in hormones during pregnancy, you may find more hair growth around the b ...

MRI Pelvis and Prostate

MRI Pelvis and Prostate

Your doctor has asked that you have a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam of your pelvis. MRI is a safe and painless way for your doctor to look at the area between the hip bones. This part of the body is called the pelvic area. The pelvic area has the prostate gland, vesicles, testicles, penis, rectum and pelvic floor. MRI of the pelvis is often used ...

Review of Isotretinoin and Psychiatric Adverse Reactions

Review of Isotretinoin and Psychiatric Adverse Reactions

Isotretinoin is used to treat acne that cannot be treated with other medicines. We reviewed the evidence of a possible link between isotretinoin and psychiatric disorders (e.g., depression, suicidal behaviour). We also obtained independent expert advice from the Commission on Human Medicines and its ad hoc scientific advisory group. The aims of the revie ...

It Takes Longer for Women to Lose Weight After 40 (Even Charlize Theron)

It Takes Longer for Women to Lose Weight After 40 (Even Charlize Theron)

Whether due to the night-waking of young children or hot flashes from the onset of perimenopause, middle-age is when sleep quality goes downhill for many women. Lack of sleep has long been linkedto an increased risk of obesity and diabetes, because it’s harder for the body to regulate glucose leading to something called insulin resistance, which can caus ...

HumanitarianOverview Somalia

HumanitarianOverview Somalia

Somalia remains one of the most complex and long-standing humanitarian crises in the world. 2018 has seen some improvements in the food security outlook, mainly due to the above-average Gu rainfall and sustained humanitarian response. However, such gains are fragile, serious protection concerns persist and humanitarian needs in Somalia remain high. Clima ...

Culture and Mental Health in Liberia: a Primer

At the request of the Liberia Country Office of the World Health Organization (WHO), we have prepared a narrative review of the literature on mental health and psychosocial programs (MHPSS) in Liberia. This review focuses on relevant beliefs, help-seeking behavior, service utilization and both formal and informal resources for mental health. This report ...

Woman Loses 95 Pounds in Less Than 1 Year with Keto Diet, Intermittent Fasting

Woman Loses 95 Pounds in Less Than 1 Year with Keto Diet, Intermittent Fasting

Condrea Webber has struggled with her weight since she was a kid, even as far back as kindergarten when she weighed 70 pounds. She said she didn’t let that stop her from enjoying life. But, when she learned she had high blood pressure and pre-diabetes, she decided it was time for a change. After she was diagnosed in 2008, Webber slowly began shedding wei ...

Reasons of Vision Blurry

Reasons of Vision Blurry

Do you often find yourself blinking, squinting, or rubbing your eyes to gain a clearer view? If you have blurry vision, you might chalk it up to age or needing new glasses. But it can be a sign of other health problems, too. Often, treatment for these conditions will clear up your blurred vision. Remember, though, that sudden changes to your eyesight are ...

Rice Is Fattening Or Weight Loss Friendly

Rice Is Fattening Or Weight Loss Friendly

Rice is one of the most widely consumed grains in the world. White rice is a refined, high-carb food that’s had most of its fiber removed. A high intake of refined carbs has been linked to obesity and chronic disease. However, countries with a high rice intake have low levels of these exact diseases. So what's the deal with rice? Is it weight loss friend ...

Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk

Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk

People who buy organic food are usually convinced it’s better for their health, and they’re willing to pay dearly for it. But until now, evidence of the benefits of eating organic has been lacking. Now a new French study that followed 70,000 adults, most of them women, for five years has reported that the most frequent consumers of organic food had 25 pe ...

12 Beneficial Fruits to Eat During and After Cancer Treatment

12 Beneficial Fruits to Eat During and After Cancer Treatment

It’s no secret that your diet can affect your risk of developing cancer. Similarly, filling up on healthy foods is important if you are being treated for or recovering from cancer. Certain foods, including fruits, contain health-promoting compounds that may slow tumor growth and reduce certain side effects of treatment to help ease your road to recovery. ...

Sugar and Cancer – What You Need to Know

Sugar and Cancer – What You Need to Know

There’s a lot of confusing information and advice out there around sugar. It’s been made the villain of our diet, but where does the consensus lie between how sugar and cancer are linked? Does it cause cancer? Does sugar feed cancer cells, making them grow more aggressively? And how does the sugar we consume through food and drink affect our health, and ...

Lack of Progressive MS Treatments Has Several Causes, but Advances Are Promising, Reviewers Contend

Lack of Progressive MS Treatments Has Several Causes, but Advances Are Promising, Reviewers Contend

The complexity in underlying mechanisms, a lack of representative research models, and inconsistent criteria defining therapeutic benefit are the main reasons why an effective therapy for progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) is still lacking, researchers maintain in a review study. Nevertheless, as research continues to shed light on the root cau ...