Heartache and Heart Disease

Heartache and Heart Disease

Heartache can really be bad for your heart – especially  if you’re a woman. According to new research from the University of Utah, women in strained marriages are more likely to suffer the risk factors for heart disease than their husbands. Those risk factors...
Avoid Gardening Injuries

Avoid Gardening Injuries

What is the most common cause of back and neck pain during warm weather season?  It’s gardening, according to the Ontario Chiropractic Association. Chiropractors find improper gardening techniques make this prime time for degenerative joint and disk problems, muscle...
When to freeze

When to freeze

This is the time of year to enjoy fresh produce whether it comes from farmers’ markets or your own garden.  But you may not realize that many fruits and vegetables lose their nutritional value quickly when they’re stored for more than a few days. Nutritionists...
Slow Walking and Dementia

Slow Walking and Dementia

How fast do you walk? That speed may predict the likelihood of developing dementia later in life, according to researchers in the US. They also say that grip strength in middle-age was linked to the chance of a stroke. Brain scans, walking speed and grip strength were...
Medical Test Anxiety

Medical Test Anxiety

Do you get extremely nervous waiting for the results of a medical test? You’re not alone. A study from Harvard’s medical school suggests this type of uncertainty can produce more anxiety than knowing you have a serious disorder. The researchers followed more than 200...
Diet Soda and Weight Gain

Diet Soda and Weight Gain

If you’re trying to lose weight, here’s some advice that may be counterintuitive. There’s research showing that switching to diet pop might actually cause the opposite of the desired effect. Researchers at the University of Texas found that drinking diet soda was...