Category: Health

Dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance?

Written by Stannah on 12:31 pm

What’s the difference and what can you do about it? Table of contents Loss of Balance Dizziness Vertigo A Fear of Heights     Dizziness and vertigo are very common complaints among the elderly. However, feelings of unsteadiness are often dismissed and ignored because people think that they’re a normal part of aging like (for […]

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Demonstrating a bunion splint

Bunions – What They are and How to Treat and Prevent Them

Written by Stannah on 1:10 am

Bunions can gravely affect our lives and even result in other health complications such as walking difficulties, so we’ve looked at the best bunion treatments and prevention and gathered them for you in this article!     Did you know that together, your foot and ankle have 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 […]

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Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Written by Stannah on 10:25 am

About 88% of the population of the world is Vitamin D deficient. This statistic, which shows that the majority of the population of the world lacks Vitamin D, may come as a shock to many people. After all, when you consider the number of people who live in sunny climates, you would expect the percentage […]

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tiredness-fatigue

Tiredness and fatigue: learn how older adults can regain energy and vitality

Written by Stannah on 5:01 am

As we age, we are more prone to certain illnesses and these may leave us feeling more tired. However, tiredness is not a symptom of aging! Unless chronic pain is causing your fatigue there are things you can do to give you more energy, so that you can get on with engaging with your life. […]

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Music can boost brain activity

Neuroscience offers proof that music can boost brain activity at any age

Written by Stannah on 5:01 am

Since Dr. Marian Diamond’s pioneering research proved that our brains stay “plastic” throughout our lives, more and more studies have reinforced this finding, contributing to an increasing awareness of the fact that keeping our brains engaged helps slow down cognitive decline. A more recent study (April 2018), by Columbia University and the New York State […]

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Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Stannah on 4:57 am

Images sourced at Newstateman and Howard or Film “What if you were to lose every memory you ever had?” in “Still Alice”, by Lisa Genova Julianne Moore’s Oscar and Bafta winning performance couldn’t have been more powerful. She completely transformed herself into a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University who faces an unexpected diagnosis. When she […]

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world ms day

World MS day: “A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”

Written by Stannah on 4:36 am

“The disease with a thousand faces” – also known as Multiple sclerosis. Why a thousand faces? Because each person diagnosed with this incurable chronic disease has unique symptoms. We still don’t know so much about MS , so the World MS organisation decided to “bring people closer” through research for World MS day 2018.   […]

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swimming improves balance

How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on 4:35 am

We’ve all heard about how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we really don’t hear much about how important it is to improve our sense of balance and how doing so can go a long way in fall prevention, especially as we […]

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