Work less to cut stroke risk

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.

Signs your arteries may be clogged

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

* 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

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.

Signs your liver is ‘tired’

Unhealthy eating including binge drinking weakens the liver over time, and it become sluggish because of too much toxins, unable to get rid all the food toxins you’ve take. When this happens, the toxins that were not flushed out will be stored in fat cells, mostly in the belly area.

Popular street foods around the world Pinoys love to eat

* Kebab and shawarma. Grilling a vertical spit of stacked meat slices, and cutting it off as it cooks, first appeared in the 19th century in Ottoman Turkey, where it was known as döner kebap. This food was first presented by Turkish immigrants in Berlin in the 1970s. The rotating kebab with ingredients of sliced lamb, beef, or chicken, is slowly roasted on a vertical rotating spit. Shawarma is one of the world’s most popular street foods, especially in Egypt and the countries of the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula. Today’s shawarma may also be chicken, turkey, beef, or veal.

Egg consumption does not increase risk of stroke – study

Findings from earlier studies addressing the association of dietary cholesterol or egg intake with the risk of stroke have been contradictory. Some studies have found an association between high dietary cholesterol intake and an increased risk of stroke, while others have associated the consumption of eggs, which are high in cholesterol, with a reduced risk of stroke.

Foods to eat to ward off mosquitoes

* Foods with vitamin B1. Anecdotal evidence suggests that vitamin B1, also called thiamine, can help deter mosquitoes. Many people have experienced a benefit of either using vitamin B1 supplements or eating foods high in vitamin B1. Unfortunately, research has not been able to support these claims.

Would you study harder or smarter?

* Feed your brain and stay healthy. Eat well. Good brain food includes fish, nuts, blueberries and yoghurt. Get enough sleep, and plan in some active time to keep fit. Oxygen also helps your memory and concentration, so take a break and get some fresh air. Many people have their best ideas away from their desk, so if you’re really stuck for words just get outside and run around the park.

How real sunscreen protects your skin

People with sensitive skin or children tend to tolerate physical sunscreens (which tend to come out white, and contain either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that sit on the skin) slightly better than chemical ones, as these are less likely to cause skin reactions such as dermatitis.