The Dry January Movement: Is It About Health Or Alcohol?

Experienced independent writer with a background in the wine industry. The approximately seven-year New Year’s Resolution trend that appears to have gained traction, Dry January, is billed as a health trend. In fact, the first line of a recent press release I received was emphatic, “The latest New Year’s trend has nothing to do with…

Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk

It is common knowledge that exercise is good for physical health, but a new study shows that it can also help curtail episodes of depression, even in those who have an increased genetic risk. According to the researchers, who are from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the study is the first of its kind….

Mighty Mice Head to Space on Important Health Mission

On Thursday, Dec. 5, researchers from The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), UConn Health, and Connecticut Children’s sent genetically-engineered “Mighty Mice” to the International Space Station to learn about the effect of microgravity on muscle and bone loss. The mice were launched at 12:29 p.m. on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket…

Not just counterfeit: Legal THC vaping products linked to lung illnesses

New evidence shows that legitimate THC vaping products are also making people sick, meaning that illegal, off-brand vapes aren’t the only products to blame for the current outbreak of vaping-related illnesses. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that at least six patients suspected of having the vaping lung illness purchased THC products at licensed…

Suspects in Indian gang-rape murder shot dead by police during night ‘reconstruction’ By Helen Regan, Vedika Sud and Swati Gupta, CNN Updated 4 hours ago Dec 6, 2019.

(CNN) – Four men held over a high-profile rape and murder case in India have been shot dead by police while they were in custody, an official confirmed Friday, drawing praise from the family of the victim but criticism from some lawmakers and rights groups. The men had been arrested in connection with the gang-rape…

UN says it has evidence that Iran was ‘shooting to kill’ protesters By Radina Gigova, CNN Updated 1 hour ago Dec 6, 2019.

(CNN) – The United Nations said Friday that it has video evidence appearing to show Iranian security forces ‘shooting to kill’ protesters during Iran’s latest wave of demonstrations. In a statement on Friday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said she was alarmed by “the continuing lack of transparency about casualties and the…

Frequent Urination At Night Is A Sign Of High Blood Pressure – Study

Posted by Amarachi on Thu 05th Dec, 2019.  According to the findings, trips to the toilet to urinate at night may be linked to excessive salt intake and high blood pressure. A recent study conducted in Japan has found that frequent nighttime urination, called nocturia, may be linked to high blood pressure and high salt…

How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan

Posted by Amarachi on Thu 05th Dec, 2019.  These are helpful tips on how to stay healthy during the forthcoming harmattan season. Typically, the harmattan season begins to peep in late November and gets into full gear in December. The severity of harmattan depends on where you are in Nigeria. The weather is milder in…