Health


Deep sleep can calm, reset the anxious brain

Those who got more deep sleep experienced the lowest levels of anxiety the next day. New York: Researchers have found that the type of sleep most apt to calm and reset the anxious brain is deep…


How to avoid dry, painful skin in winter

Moisturiser, bath oils and turning the heating down will help keep your skin in good condition Our skin tends to get drier in the winter, not only because of the cooler air, but also because…


Asthma carbon footprint ‘as big as eating meat’

Many people with asthma could cut their carbon footprint and help save the environment by switching to “greener” medications, UK researchers say. Making the swap would have as big an “eco” impact as turning vegetarian…



Menopause before age 50 linked to increased heart risks

Reaching menopause at 45 to 49 corresponded to a 17 percent increased risk Reaching menopause before age 50 may increase your chances of developing cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. For instance, the researchers found…


Beware of the silent enemy that eats bones

Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability. Imagine your bones getting so weak that a sneeze or a sudden movement breaks them – that is what…



Why tomato puree might improve male fertility

Lycopene – a nutrient found in tomatoes – may boost sperm quality, a study has suggested.\ Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato puree a day as a supplement were…