‘Global Sleep Crisis’ Study Reveals Why We’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

snoring / sleeping
21 Oct 2016
Social pressures are forcing people to cut back on their sleep, contributing to a “global sleep crisis,” according to a new study based on research collected through a smartphone app. It enabled scientists from the...

Sleep apnea may up risk of type-2 diabetes

Client Viola Sanon has her finger pricked for a blood sugar test in the Family Van in Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 2010.
17 Oct 2016
Obstructive sleep apnea is linked with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research shows.   The findings support recommendations from the International Diabetes Federation that patients with one condition be screened...

Bad eating habits can start in daycare

A little girl eating sweets.
17 Oct 2016
Some daycare centers may find “clean plate club” policies hard to resist, even though working too hard to control what kids eat can backfire and make them more likely to gain weight, a recent study suggests.   Plenty of...

Why parents are stressed out by their own smartphones

Tablets / smartphones
14 Oct 2016
(Reuters Health) - Parents searching for elusive work-life balance may see smartphones and tablets as a way to escape the office in time to be home for dinner each night, but these gadgets can also be a huge distraction and source of...

A natural DIY remedy for coughs

05 Oct 2016
As the weather changes, flu spreads among children as well as the adults. It spreads even more when students return back to school. The worst symptoms of flu often clear up in the first few days. However, the cough can continue for weeks....

These yoga trends are too cool not to try

Meditation while excercising yoga 
02 Oct 2016
Whether you’re a beginner, expert, or even a bad yogi, the latest trends in yoga could be just what you need to get you started on the mat, or even in a hammock.   From adding new accessories such as weights to finishing your...

Gramophone: a second home for Maadi's culture vultures

02 Oct 2016
Fresh out of the oven, a new cultural space in Maadi called Gramophone aims to bring more culture to the suburb. With an impressive list of activities on offer, they have most areas of culture covered, offering everything from yoga classes...

What drives your food choices when you’re stressed?

Junk food
01 Oct 2016
Are you a stress eater? A small study announced July 16 finds that for people who eat during times of stress, habits may drive food choices. While conventional wisdom dictates people tuck into fatty or unhealthy foods when stressed out,...

Exercise can reduce fatigue, improve physical fitness in women undergoing breast cancer treatments

Those used to sedentary lifestyles are better off picking endurance-based activities, such as cycling, Nordic walking, dance or aqua cycling. -Filepix

28 Sep 2016
Awareness Month kicks off in October to raise awareness about the disease, its signs, symptoms, screening and diagnosis. Ahead of this, an extensive British review -- based on 32 clinical trials covering 2,626 women -- has highlighted the...

Why morning sickness may be a good thing

27 Sep 2016
For women with a history of miscarriage, experiencing nausea and vomiting during subsequent pregnancy attempts is linked to higher odds of success, a U.S. study suggests.   “This study came from the long-standing idea that...