"Atlas of Health and Climate"; World Health Organization and World Meteorological Organization 2012; ISBN 978 92 4 156452 6.
Seniors who engage in regular physical activity are less likely to experience loss of brain volume and potentially retain cognitive skills.
Two United Nations agencies have mapped the intersection of health and climate in an age of global warming.
Dietary supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids boosts working memory, among healthy young adults.
Nearly a quarter of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis used complementary and alternative therapy (CAT).
Largest study to-date of extract of Echinacea purpurea suggests its efficacy to ward off the common cold.
A polysaccharide from Picea abies (spruce) may selectively enhance the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
People who lift weights are less likely to have metabolic syndromea cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes.
Extract of mung bean (Vigna Radiata) is shown to counteract the life-threatening condition known as sepsis, persistent and constant inflammation that can cause
A glass of tomato juice helps to reduce inflammatory markers associated with heart disease and diabetes.
Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter decreases flow-mediated brachial artery dilation.
The number of obese adults, related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in the United States over the next 20 years.
Rush University (US) researcher reports that nearly 500,000 deaths in 2007 are attributable to the condition, factoring in chronic coexisting conditions.
Experts project that the incidence of diabetes is set to soar by 64% by 2025, meaning that a staggering 53.1 million citizens will be affected by the disease.
Much of the cancer burden in the US could be reduced via reduced tobacco use, improved diet, more exercise, weight loss, and screening tests.
More than 6% of Americans ages 70 to 89 develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) every year, and the condition appears to affect men more than women.
Life expectancy for patients with Parkinson's disease is poorer than some previous studies have suggested, with barely one-third of patients surviving six years
A study examining the changes in cancer survival over the past 40 years has revealed that the difference in mortality between the married and never married, par
Researchers estimate that the number of cancer survivors aged 65 and over will increase by approximately 42% by 2020.
If the current "obesity epidemic" continues unchecked, 50% of the US adult population will be obese -- with body mass index values of 30 or higher -- by 2030.
Senior Californians living in rural areas are more often overweight than their urban counterparts, putting them at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes
#80 - Hugs & Snugs
Therapeutic touch is a healing modality employed by health practitioners and nurses to help relieve pain, depression, and anxiety. Various scientific experiments have shown that touch causes measurable and positive physiological changes in both the person doing the touching and the one receiving the touch. Hugging can be considered as a two-way version of therapeutic touch. It is a safe alternative to kissing (see Tip 73) and a wholesome, feel-good activity.