Do you believe lifestyle is a choice? Do you think losing weight is a reflection of personal habits alone? Maybe so – but experts think it’s more than just a matter of willpower. Many health professionals now realize that lifestyle is not just a matter of personal choice; much of it has to do with the environment. That’s why Singapore has been successful in curbing smoking: Smoking in public has b
By Stef dela Cruz on Oct 31, 2014
A green tea study has established a link between health in old age and tea drinking, regardless of lifestyle, moral support, and educational achievement. Despite the benefits of green tea in fighting the effects of aging, it’s not for everyone. In fact, it can prove harmful for many. Are you one of those who shouldn’t be drinking tea? Green tea vs. serendipity The green tea study by Yasutake Tomat
By Stef dela Cruz on Oct 31, 2014
If you’ve grown quite fond of milk tea, I don’t blame you. Most malls have at least one milk tea stall and almost every 24-hour convenience store carries bottled milk tea. Choices for milk tea range from classic nai cha to beverages with cream cheese and salt. Pudding, toppings, and “sinkers” are also available to jazz up every cup. It might seem like a healthy habit to drink milk tea; tea and mil
By Stef dela Cruz on Nov 01, 2014
Polyunsaturated fat linked to lower risk Previous studies on intake of linoleic acid, the predominant n-6 fatty acid, and coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease risk have generated inconsistent results. Coronary heart disease is a common term for the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to heart attack. Around 600,000 people die of heart disease each year. Heart dis
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 30, 2014
Sounds like a sub-plot you expect to see in a sci-fi film, but it’s actually happening in real life. With the help of ultrasound pulses, drugs that had a hard time penetrating the blood-brain barrier in the past can now pass through more efficiently! The blood-brain barrier is one of those superb ways that your body protects special organs (in this case, the brain) from harmful toxins and chemical
By Stef dela Cruz on Oct 30, 2014
I used to think that I would never advocate for public shaming in any context, but like it has before, my opinion has shifted to allow for a little more nuance. In your time on the Internet you may have stumbled across one of the many blogs dedicated to screenshots of creepy people on dating sites, with such names like Creepy White Guys, Straight White Boys Texting or Bye Felipe. Many of these blo
By Kay Solo on Oct 30, 2014
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