Health

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide (1). They come in a variety of sizes and colors—including orange, white and purple—and are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Not to mention, they provide a number of health benefits and are easy to add to your diet. Here are 6 surprising health benefits of sweet potatoes. ... Read More »

Air pollution affects happiness not just health, scientists find

Air pollution is not just bad for health also makes people unhappy, a new study has shown. Researchers at MIT and the University of Beijing discovered a direct link between the amount of particulates in the air and happiness. Research has previously shown that air pollution is damaging to health, cognitive performance, labor productivity, and educational outcomes. But air pollution ... Read More »

Health stakeholders work to restore trust in school-based immunization

MANILA — In some of the Philippines’ most vulnerable communities, parents, health professionals and school leaders are working quietly to restore parents’ trust in immunization, which was tarnished by a shelved anti-dengue campaign. Two years since it transformed an elementary school in Iloilo from the entire province’s laggard to 100-percent compliance with school-based immunization against measles rubella and tetanus diphtheria, ... Read More »

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Now that the holidays are over and winter is in full swing. Now that you have had your fill of foods that you may not normally eat or perhaps it’s an increase in quantity with which you don’t usually eat them. Our cold weather makes it challenging to keep moving, especially when we would rather be inside sitting. How is ... Read More »

Heart disease: Here’s a simple fibre-rich meal plan to keep your heart strong and healthy

A diet high in fibre has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Here’s a simple fibre-rich meal plan for a healthier, happier heart. Here’s a simple fibre-rich meal plan to keep your heart healthy  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Eating an unhealthy diet and not getting enough physical activity can lead to a number of ... Read More »

South Carolina’s largest health care system conducting national search for new CEO

Greenville, S.C. (FOX Carolina) — Greenville Health System’s CEO, Michael Riordan will be stepping down this year and actively supporting the search for a replacement, officials released to media. Riordan is the current Co-CEO of Prisma Health along with Co-CEO Charles D. Beaman Jr. Together, they hope to set a strong foundation of governance and leadership for Prisma Health, and empower a ... Read More »

Top Court Orders Status Quo On Sale Of Shares Of Fortis To Malaysian Firm

Fortis approved a proposal from IHH Healthcare to invest Rs. 4,000 crore for a 31.1 per cent stake. (File) New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo with regard to the sale of controlling stakes of Fortis Healthcare to Malaysian IHH Healthcare Berhad by former Ranbaxy promoters and hospital operators — Malvinder and Shivinder Singh. The top court was ... Read More »

Atmospheric shooter Metro 2033 is free on Steam to get you ready for Metro: Exodus’s launch

If you played Metro 2033, chances are the upcoming sequel Metro Exodus ($60 preorder on Humble) is one of your most-anticipated games in 2019. If you somehow missed out on or skipped Metro 2033 though, you can pick it up free from Steam for the next day or so. And that’s free to keep, just so you know. It’s pretty easy. ... Read More »

Caffeine can help patients with kidney disease live longer

Consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. In a new study, researchers hypothesised that caffeine consumption might be associated with lower mortality among participants with chronic kidney disease. The possible protective effect of caffeine might be related to effects at a vascular level as caffeine is known to promote the release of substances, such ... Read More »

Humans could have been long-distance runners, if we had this gene

The functional loss of a single gene may have helped humans become one of the best long-distance runners in the animal kingdom, a study has found. Researchers at the University of California San Diego in the US studied mice engineered to lack the gene called CMAH. Two to three million years ago, the functional loss of CMAH triggered significant changes ... Read More »