May 6, 2013

Alzheimer's RiskIncreasing risks of Alzheimer’s disease have become one of the great concerns of modern time’s health care specialists. It is a known fact that in the era of technological breakthroughs and amazing technical decisions most of us started complaining about decreased memory function, reduced ability to focus and impaired brain function. Caused by reduced necessity to use our brain even in easy daily functions (calculating, making plans, using logic for making decisions, etc.), the mentioned factors are the strongest prediction for mass epidemic of brain function decline, leading to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia like brain disorders becoming absolutely normal condition for aging and even middle aged people. This tendency is a very serious threat to healthy development of modern society, that is why there are plenty of discussions and scientific works are going in order to find effective solutions to prevent public brain function decline. Read the rest of this entry »

April 3, 2013

Extra Virgin Oilve OilHigh quality olive oil, namely extra virgin olive oil, is known for its amazing health benefits. It is considered one of the best natural sources of fatty acids essential for our good health. It is believed that a regular consumption of small amounts of extra virgin olive oil is linked to reduced risks of serious cardiovascular conditions like heart disease or a stroke, since this natural product can assist in reducing bad cholesterol levels, improving our vascular health and preventing clot formation. Finally, it was recently reported that by consuming high quality olive oil on a regular basis we can speed up weight loss and reduce obesity related risks. According to the findings of an expert group from Germany and Austria, by consuming some small amounts of extra virgin olive oil we can effectively reduce food cravings and consume less calories, thus lower the risks of weight gain. See more information about this interesting research in this article. Read the rest of this entry »

March 4, 2013

Alzheimer's DiseaseMany specialists of our times express their true concern about increasing number of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia like brain disorders. Those are among the most common mental disorders attributed to aging and linked to shrinking human brain. Due to numerous changes related to aging, including metabolism imbalances, poorer digestion, poorer vision and decreased abilities to focus, reduced abilities to learn new information, and so on, aging people become less and less effective in using their brain, memory, and mental skills. Therefore, they start showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, namely being unable to remember things, being unable to do some daily tasks, starting from complicated ones and then moving to very easy and simple things. People on moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease can not recognize their family members, slowly start losing their ability to speak and doing even very simple actions like holding a spoon. Certainly, such people require special care, and moving to a special elderly care facility is recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

January 14, 2013

Passive SmokingPlenty is said about all those health risks and possible damage linked to passive smoking, but for many people it can still be a surprise to learn that passive smoking is not less, and sometimes even more harmful to our health than actual tobacco smoking. Passive smoking, or being in a close proximity to those who are smoking tobacco and breathing in the fumes, is a serious factor that increases out risks of cardiovascular diseases including coronary heart disease, various circulatory system problems like varicose veins, breast cancer, lung cancer, nose, ear and throat infections, asthma, a great variety of allergic reactions, skin problems like brittle skin or dermatitis, and many other unwanted health conditions. Unfortunately, a huge number of people in modern world are smokers, and for the rest of us in order to avoid exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke we need to stay in special smoke-free zones in public areas. However, not every public place or workplace can offer us this opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

November 30, 2012

Bad Effects Of SmokingThe list of bad effects of smoking is really very impressive but still millions of people around the world can not quit this bad habit. First of all, smoking is linked to very high risk of lung cancer which is currently the second most common type of cancer in the UK and takes over 41,500 people’s lives every year. According to Cancer Research magazine, every 9 of 10 cases of lung cancer is caused by heavy smoking. Other common bad effects of smoking include high risk of vascular problems like varicose veins, pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases, infertility in both men and women. Finally, getting no proper quit smoking help and being unable to give up this terrible habit before the age of 40 can end up with very serious consequences for women. According to the findings of Oxford University scientists, women aged 40+ who can not stop smoking are exposed to very high risk of premature death and usually live a 10-year shorter life. Read the rest of this entry »

August 27, 2012

3 Cups Of CoffeeThough more controversial than tea, coffee is also known as a healthy beverage with numerous benefits for our health, if taken in moderate amounts on a regular basis. Coffee is an excellent natural source of caffeine, a known tonic and stimulant for our brain, helping us wake up in the morning, get focused easily and perform at maximum at work. According to WebMD experts, moderate coffee consumption is linked to less risks for type 2 diabetes and elevated blood pressure, heart attack and a stroke, carcinoma and some other types of cancer, as well as other very serious health conditions. At the same time, the specialists of the website underline that despite great popularity of this beverage, there were not too many studies and scientific researches proving the effectiveness of this beverage for preventing or treating certain illnesses or diseases. Recently, the findings of one related study were published, and according to those, there was clear scientific evidence found to support the fact that consuming 3 cups of coffee a day can lower dementia and Alzheimer’s risk for the elderly. Read the rest of this entry »