Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness

Anger may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. “As most people age, they simply cannot do the activities they once did, or they may experience the loss of a […]

Read more

Douching: more harmful than helpful

(HealthDay)—Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there’s only downsides to it. Beyond having no proven benefits, douching can cause many health problems, including bacterial and yeast infections. And if you already have a vaginal infection, it can push bacteria up into your reproductive organs, causing pelvic inflammatory disease, which in […]

Read more

Your furniture may contain harmful chemicals

An increasing number of studies are shedding light on the surprisingly pervasive sources of chemicals that may harm human health. For instance, studies have suggested that housecleaning products, laundry detergents, and fabric softeners can lead to neurodevelopmental defects. These types of toxic substances can even be found in shampoo, conditioner, and eye drops. The bleach we use to clean our […]

Read more

Breast pumps exposes babies to bacteria that cause ASTHMA

Breast pumps used by mothers to feed their newborns can contain dangerous bacteria that cause ASTHMA Babies who are directly breastfed have a richer diversity of ‘good bacteria’  Those fed breast milk via a pump have more ‘bad bugs’ in their mouths Infants may pick up good bacteria while sucking milk from their mothers  Breast pumps mothers use to feed […]

Read more

Does alcohol on greeting cards undermine public health messages about harmful drinking?

Birthday and Christmas cards featuring alcohol or harmful drinking “reflect and reinforce a social attitude that excess alcohol consumption is acceptable and associated with celebration,” warn experts in The BMJ today. Tracey Polak, Assistant Director of Public Health, and Virginia Pearson, Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity at Devon County Council say these cards “influence views on […]

Read more

Physician claims: cereals and popular vegetables make us sick

Grains and vegetables, protect plants against predators and diseases with special substances. For the human digestive system, they are inappropriate and make us sick, says a US nutritional medicine. He has to be right? People who eat daily vegetables, fruit and whole-grain products, eat very healthy, so the General opinion was – and is thus potentially a dangerous misconception, is […]

Read more