Yoga could help asthma sufferers, research finds

Practising yoga could help asthma suffers breathe more easily, a new study has found. The Cochrane Review – an international healthcare non-profit organisation – suggests yoga can improve the quality of life for people who suffer with asthma. The review, published on Tuesday in the Cochrane Library, used randomised trials, which found evidence yoga can improve…

Diabetes Risk May Be Higher for HIV-Positive Adults

People infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests. In the study, the prevalence of diabetes was almost 4 percent higher among HIV-positive adults than the general population. Researchers examined survey responses of 8,610 HIV-positive participants in the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP). They also analyzed data…

The Way Of The Yogi: Where Does Stress Come From?

  Have you ever wondered why you sometimes wake up and sail through your day without any sense of stress, frustration or angst – while on another day stress and angst seem to be the themes of your existence? Is it in the water? Are we just the victim of random events that propel us…

One-Minute Tricks That’ll Boost Your Health in 2017

There’s no time like the New Year to jump into action and recommit to better health. But leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just a matter of making big, sweeping resolutions at the beginning of the year to eat better, exercise more, or lose weight. It’s really about the little things we do and the choices…

Drinking Alcohol: Health Boost or Health Risk?

When it comes to alcohol, how much is too much? Find out what the experts recommend and how to recognize the signs that you’re drinking too much. A large number of studies have shown that moderate alcohol intake can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in men and women. Moderate drinking means one drink per…

Meditation Really Does Lower Body’s Stress Signals

Meditation may help the body respond to stressful situations, according to a new study that took a rigorous look at how the practice affects people’s physiology when they’re under pressure. In the study, people with anxiety disorder took an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation, in which they learned to focus on the present moment and…