Frozen blueberries improves antioxidant availability

July 20, 2019
Antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, eliminate free radicals, which are produced through common biological reactions within the body and outside factors such as the sun, pesticides and other pollutants, Dalaly explained. If left to roam free, these free radicals can attack DNA, proteins and lipids resulting in cellular changes that lead to development of diseases such as cancer.

How to help your child grow responsible

July 16, 2019
Here’s what parents should tell their children: doing chores is a strong predictor of a child’s future success. According to Harvard Medical study, doing household chores helps children feel capable and this is a strong predictor of a child’s future success.

Why hospitals serve gelatin

July 12, 2019
Gelatin stimulates the secretion of gastric acid and restores a healthy mucosal lining of the stomach, which in turn improves the gut integrity and digestive strength. This is very important as low stomach acid and impaired gut barrier are the two most prevalent digestive issues in the modern world. In addition to this, gelatin promotes healthy bowel movements and good intestinal transit by absorbing water and keeping fluids in the digestive tract.

Get the best beet root to lower hypertension

July 11, 2019
It is a dark red vegetable that contains high concentrations of nitrates. The nitrates in beet root are converted by bacteria in the mouth. As you know, nitrites help open blood vessels in the body, increasing blood flow and oxygen to places lacking in oxygen.

Parents warned on affordable weapon toys for children

July 06, 2019
The group recently bought the weapon toys from toy retailers and wholesalers at M. De Santos and Tabora Streets in Divisoria for P55 to P120 per pack of 20 or 30 pieces. These weapon toys are being sold to children for P5 to P10 each by ambulant vendors or toy shops near public elementary schools and in some neighborhood sari-sari stores.

Veggie tea concoction for edema

July 06, 2019
Edema is caused by many factors -- premenstrual syndrome which alludes to physical and emotional changes before periods, pregnancy, high intake of salty foods, unrestrained consumption of processed foods, improper fluid circulation in the body, lack of regular exercise, and the side-effect of some medications. To some people, edema is painful, an indication of some serious medical condition

What body pains are telling you

July 03, 2019
* Shoulders. If you are experiencing pain in your shoulders, it means that someone is putting pressure on you or you may be indecisive by nature aside from carrying a heavy bag. That is why it is important to share your problems and dilemmas with your loved ones in order to relieve stress.

Work less to cut stroke risk

June 19, 2019
A second analysis of data from 17 studies included nearly 529,000 men and women who were followed for an average of more than seven years. It found that those who worked 55 hours or more a week were one-third more likely to suffer a stroke than those who worked the standard number of hours.

New study: Overweight linked to heart disease

June 18, 2019
The Swedish researchers discovered that as BMI and fat mass increased so did the risk of many more than half a dozen conditions - especially aortic stenosis. This where the valve controlling the flow of blood from the heart to the body’s largest blood vessel, the aorta, narrows and fails to open fully.

Signs your arteries may be clogged

June 18, 2019
What’s in the Western diet? It is a diet full of fatty and sugary foods, such as burgers, fries and soda. Western diet are high in saturated fats, red meats, ‘empty’ carbohydrates, junk foods and low in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seafood and poultry.

Reasons why mosquitoes bite you

June 11, 2019
* Pregnancy. A Sudanese study found that pregnant women are nearly twice as likely to be bitten compared to non-pregnant women. Researchers suggest this may be due to specific pregnancy-related substances that are released in your breath and skin. Pregnant women also naturally produce more carbon dioxide and their body temperature is higher, which could add to their mosquito attraction.

Liquid biopsy: Less invasive test to track, treat cancer

June 09, 2019
WHEN a patient has a suspicious lump or shows cancer symptoms, one of the first things a doctor can perform is a tissue biopsy. This procedure collects cells for a closer examination to determine if cancer is indeed present, indicate what type it is, and provide clues on the course the disease is likely to take (prognosis) – which in turn, impacts the treatment the patient will receive.