Month: June 2016

Butter may not be a health risk after all

Spread the news: Butter may not be the unhealthy food many Americans believe it to be, new research suggests. Very high-calorie food However, that doesn’t mean that butter provides any real health benefit, the researchers were quick to add. “Overall, our results suggest that butter should neither be demonised nor considered ‘back’ as a route …

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Heart disease affects women as much as men

When we think of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease (CVD) our immediate assumption is that it’s a male problem but the truth is that it’s the world’s leading cause of premature death and the number one killer of women. Perceptions need to change Latest statistics indicate that, around the world, more than two million women die …

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The 9 most common tennis injuries

Tennis may not seem like one of the more dangerous sports, but there are many associated types of injuries which can affect a player’s career. Claire Forrester, a Cape Town-based physiotherapist, says that generally in tennis players, professional or amateur, the most common injuries are upper limb injuries. Common upper limb injuries Regardless of the …

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Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices

Consumers gather information about food from a variety of sources including their families, the media and through education. But another way that they can get the information is through food and nutrition labels. A population-wide intervention Nutrition labelling refers to the section on food labels that declare nutrient content. This includes a nutrition information table, …

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Blood pressure may soar if you live near an airport

Living near an airport isn’t just hard on your hearing, it may also be hard on your heart, new research suggests. “The volume of air traffic has skyrocketed since jet-powered planes were introduced in the 1960s,” said study author Marta Rojek, a researcher at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland. “According to the International Civil …

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