Avoiding Sun Exposure Is As Dangerous As Smoking

Avoiding Sun Exposure Is As Dangerous As Smoking

The researchers acknowledge that longer life expectancy for sunbathers seems paradoxical to the common thinking that sun exposure increases risk for skin cancer.“We do know that melanomas are rare among women with darker skin, and sun benefits goes up in those populations when weighing sun exposure’s risk against benefits”, Dr Lindqvist said.

No more excuses: Even short bursts of exercise offer many health benefits, researchers advise

No more excuses: Even short bursts of exercise offer many health benefits, researchers advise

Carnethon hopes that the new guidelines can help improve these numbers by encouraging people to be more physically active, whether by exercising for several minutes or going all-out and working up a sweat at the gym.

More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer’s

More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer’s

Older adults who consumed small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, were 2 to 4 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias over 20 years compared with people whose intake was higher, according to a new study led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University.

Half of UK workers feeling more stressed or anxious during lockdown, study finds

Half of UK workers feeling more stressed or anxious during lockdown, study finds

More than half of UK workers are feeling more anxious or stressed while working from home during lockdown , according to a new poll.More than half (54 per cent) said they would like their employer to give them the option of working from home more often post-lockdown.

Disabled people struggle to get food and essential items during lockdown

Disabled people struggle to get food and essential items during lockdown

As a result, 46 per cent of 585 people surveyed said they had issues accessing food and essential items.A government spokesperson said: “We are working to support people who do not fall into the category of being clinically extremely vulnerable, but still need help getting essential food supplies.

Yikes! What causes back pain when you bend over?

Yikes! What causes back pain when you bend over?

If a herniated disk starts pressing on the sciatic nerve, it could cause pressure, burning and even severe pain that could travel from the back all the way down to the legs.

Where you carry weight could be more important than how much you weigh: Being “pear-shaped” is linked to LOWER heart disease risk, reveals study

Where you carry weight could be more important than how much you weigh: Being “pear-shaped” is linked to LOWER heart disease risk, reveals study

Where you carry weight could be more important than how much you weigh: Being “pear-shaped” is linked to LOWER heart disease risk, reveals study.However, according to a recent study, the location of fat on your body is a more accurate predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than your actual weight.

Coronavirus: Britons told stop travelling to national parks to ‘save lives’

Coronavirus: Britons told stop travelling to national parks to ‘save lives’

Director-General Hilary McGrady said: “Following the scenes we saw at the weekend, where visitors travelled to coast and countryside, it is really important that we do all we can to discourage travel, and ask people instead to stay local and observe social distancing as guided by the government.

Plant-based diets can reduce risk of heart failure by up to 41%

Plant-based diets can reduce risk of heart failure by up to 41%

In a recent study, they concluded that a plant-based diet could reduce the risk of heart failure in adults with no known heart disease.Multivariable analysis revealed that participants who stuck to a plant-based diet had lowered the risk of heart failure-related hospitalizations by 41 percent.

Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles opens up about breast cancer diagnosis

Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles opens up about breast cancer diagnosis

Knowles also spoke to Good Morning Britain about the difficulty he faced in warning his family they might be at risk from the disease, especially after he learned a genetic mutation made him more likely to develop other cancers.

High fibre, yogurt consumption could help lower lung cancer risk

High fibre, yogurt consumption could help lower lung cancer risk

Health News — A diet high in fibre and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a new analysis.Shu suggests the health benefits may be rooted in the prebiotic (nondigestible food that promotes growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines) and probiotic properties of both these foods.

Whole grains uniquely benefit your liver and lower risk of liver cancer, researchers find

Whole grains uniquely benefit your liver and lower risk of liver cancer, researchers find

Following a diet rich in whole grains and dietary fiber may lower your risk of liver cancer, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Plant-based diets might reduce men’s risk of prostate cancer

Plant-based diets might reduce men’s risk of prostate cancer

The study: Researchers looked for studies published between 2006 and February 2017 that included terms such as prostate cancer, dairy products, milk, vegan and plant-based diet.Researchers reviewed 12 studies, including a large population study, to look at the effect of eating meat and fish on the risk of prostate cancer.

Nature therapy as a lifestyle intervention offers many benefits

Nature therapy as a lifestyle intervention offers many benefits

Also called “green medicine,” its sub-disciplines include: Adventure therapy Animal-assisted therapy (also known as pet therapy) Blue care (therapy that uses “blue space” or outdoor water environments) Ecotherapy Forest bathing (immersing oneself in the ambiance of the forest) Green exercise (conducting physical workouts in a natural environment) Nature meditation Botanical, floral, and herbal nutrition Therapeutic gardening Wilderness immersion Nature therapy is slowly but surely finding its place in healthcare as a lifestyle intervention that provides many health benefits to patients.

Not as sweet but still good for you: Study reveals tea drinkers don’t miss sugar after quitting

Not as sweet but still good for you: Study reveals tea drinkers don’t miss sugar after quitting

Researchers from University College London and the University of Leeds recommend tea drinkers to skip the sugar next time: It will not affect their enjoyment of the drink and will help lower the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes.

Osteoporosis and men: Pharmaceuticals may increase the risk of bone fractures

Osteoporosis and men: Pharmaceuticals may increase the risk of bone fractures

Osteoporosis and men: Pharmaceuticals may increase the risk of bone fractures.Taking pharmaceutical drugs and weightlifting may increase the risk of bone fractures.These pharmaceutical drugs may increase the risk of delayed bone fractures over long periods, even after a patient stops using them.

Research: Maintaining weight loss retains cardiometabolic benefits

Research: Maintaining weight loss retains cardiometabolic benefits

They found that among those who lost 10% or more of their body weight and then maintained 75% or more of their weight loss four years later saw a significant improvement in risk factors, such as improved levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, waist circumference and diabetes control.

Sitting on a chair all day? Exercise can “offset” the health risks associated with it, says research

Sitting on a chair all day? Exercise can “offset” the health risks associated with it, says research

The researchers found that sitting for more than six hours every day and not engaging in any physical activity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death.

Study finds cancer-causing contaminants in US tap water

Study finds cancer-causing contaminants in US tap water

This cumulative approach is common in assessing the health impacts of exposure to air pollutants but has never before been applied to a national dataset of drinking water contaminants.

Statins are a scam: Learn the secrets of natural heart health with Natural News’ latest book

Statins are a scam: Learn the secrets of natural heart health with Natural News’ latest book

In the latest Natural News book, Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease and Cardio Events , you can learn all about the dietary modifications, lifestyle changes and supplement regimens that can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease — and can even help reverse damage that’s already been done.

Just one slow walk a day could lower risk of early death, study finds

Just one slow walk a day could lower risk of early death, study finds

Research released today suggests you may not need to go to the gym twice a day to get the health benefits of exercise – physical activity of any intensity could make a difference to life expectancy .

Male HPV Testing—How and Why

Male HPV Testing—How and Why

In our practice at San Francisco Natural Medicine, we do offer and routinely recommend penile, anal and oropharyngeal HPV DNA testing depending on one’s sexual practices.

Improve your balance with tai chi

Improve your balance with tai chi

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine revealed that tai chi is an effective practice to improve balance, reducing the risk of falls in at-risk and frail individuals.

Electrolytes help lower blood pressure

Electrolytes help lower blood pressure

Natural Health News — Increasing levels of electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium, while lowering sodium intake, could be as effective as drugs for lowering blood pressure. “In general, few studies are available, which assessed the effect of these electrolytes on blood pressure,”​ they reported.

Healthy teeth and gums linked to lower liver cancer risk

Healthy teeth and gums linked to lower liver cancer risk

While no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer, the most common form of liver cancer.

How wholegrain rye bread cuts type-2 diabetes risk

How wholegrain rye bread cuts type-2 diabetes risk

In a new study researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) tested the metabolic effects of consuming an enriched wheat bread against wholegrain rye bread in 15 human volunteers.

Gay and transgender women have lower cancer survival rates, study reveals

Gay and transgender women have lower cancer survival rates, study reveals

Since poor quality of life is linked to worse cancer survival rates, this calls for policy changes to improve access to care for sexual minority cancer survivors.

Lower Blood Pressure With a Small Dietary Change

Lower Blood Pressure With a Small Dietary Change

The study, which took place at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, found that eating more walnuts is associated with a reduction in blood pressure and a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.1 The subjects were 45 overweight or obese men and women, ranging in age from 30 to 65.

Antibiotics: How beneficial side effects are starting to come to light

Antibiotics: How beneficial side effects are starting to come to light

Protective doses of antibiotics have been tested for children with HIV, malnutrition and high infection risk with clear health benefits in some conditions and no improvement in others.

Obesity and Brain Shrinkage

Obesity and Brain Shrinkage

The study, which was conducted at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, found that obese people appear to experience greater shrinkage in their brain tissue than normal-weight folks, and the changes often start to occur during middle age.1 These results are based on an investigation that included more than 12,000 men and women living in the United Kingdom.