Health

Mar
29

Is Sugar The Demon In Our Diet?

A few years ago we were all being told to cut out the carbs from our diet, and before that, fat was the big enemy. The latest shift in focus appears to have cast sugar as the food group to be avoided at all cost. Public Health England launched a “sugar smart app” at the […]

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Jan
13

How Many Micro Parasites Are Living On You?

The human body is, in fact, a planet in itself; home to many types of micro bacteria, some helpful, some harmful and some even passed down through our DNA from ancient civilizations. Did you know that 90% of cells in our body are in fact microbes that don’t belong to us! It’s miraculous, although a […]

By Joanna | Health . Medical Education
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Jun
09

Breakthrough Treatments for Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a debilitating auto-immune disease that causes the body to attack the lining of the gut. Any part of the gut can be affected but commonly it affects the last section of the small intestine (ileum) or the large intestine (colon). Crohn’s disease affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans and symptoms can include […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Health . Medical Education
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Jun
05

Why Does Airplane Food Taste So Bad?

Did you know that there are 50-100 taste receptor cells in each of our 10,000 taste buds?  Each receptor has a tiny hair that supplies chemical feedback from the food that you eat.  Each receptor hair can send messages to your brain to alert you to the specific taste of your food.  These are your […]

By Joanna | Health . Medical Education
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Apr
07

Life on Mars

A lack of investment funding may have pushed back the Mars One mission by two years to 2026, according to a recent announcement, but a visit to the Red Planet still fires the imagination as mankind’s next big adventure. Nevertheless, if you read the science, a lack of funding looks like the least of the […]

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A Heavyweight Problem

We are what we eat, but it seems that more and more of us around the world are eating too much or too many of the wrong things. In terms of economic impact, obesity costs nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a recent report. […]

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Straighten Up, Move & Quit Smoking!

World Spine Day is dedicated to shining a spotlight on the backbone of our health.  Our spine is quite literally a central core to our well being.  If you’ve ever had any back pain, you’ll know how immobilising and painful it can be. Our sedentary life-style does very little to help our posture and improve […]

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World Breastfeeding Week – A Winning Goal for Life!

We love this sign spotted outside a café in England The World Health Organization states that only about 40% of infants under 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.  This is despite compelling evidence that ‘Breast is Best’.  World Breastfeeding Week takes place 1-7 August, 2014 – let's take a look at why breastfeeding should […]

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