Break out the sanitizer: 10 of the germiest places you encounter while traveling

By |2019-05-25T14:58:14+00:00May 25th, 2019|

Do you ever get sick when you travel? Chances are you’ve contracted something from one of the dirty offenders on this list of the germiest places. Fortunately, with a little knowledge and a lot of hand sanitizer, you can stay healthy on the road. Hotel remotes     Image by Mohamed Nuzrath from Pixabay [...]

Measles outbreak spreads to Maine, cases now in half the country

By |2019-05-25T13:27:12+00:00May 25th, 2019|

The measles outbreak has now spread to half the country, as Maine became the 25th state to report a confirmed case of the disease. According to the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the case was confirmed in a school-age child in Somerset County on Monday. It's the first confirmed measles case in [...]

The dangers of sitting

By |2019-05-24T12:09:43+00:00May 24th, 2019|

When you're in pain, it may be hard to make yourself get up and move. But consider this: A growing body of evidence suggests that spending too many hours sitting is hazardous to your health. Habitual inactivity raises risks for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis, and metabolic syndrome. Researchers aren't sure why prolonged sitting [...]

Fitting physical activity into your busy life

By |2019-05-24T12:06:16+00:00May 24th, 2019|

We know that being physically active leads to a healthier life, but getting motivated or finding the time to work out can be challenging. Physical activity makes a significant difference in: Reducing your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers Managing your weight Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol Strengthening muscles, bones and joints [...]

Rosemary-peach chicken kebabs with orange glaze

By |2019-05-24T11:58:24+00:00May 24th, 2019|

End your day on a sweet note with these chicken-and-peach kebabs brushed with a honeyed citrus glaze. Chicken ingredients: Cooking spray 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 16 1-1/2-inch pieces, all visible fat discarded 2 large ripe but firm peaches, cut into 16 1-inch wedges 1 large bell pepper, cut into 16 1-1/2-inch [...]

Tips for better bowel control

By |2019-05-24T11:34:51+00:00May 24th, 2019|

Nobody wants to talk about or even imagine it. But loss of bowel control — known as fecal incontinence — is a problem for millions of adults in the United States, especially women. "It becomes more common with age. It's socially isolating and takes away your dignity. You live in fear that you have stool [...]

Anti-vaxxers criticised for fuelling measles resurgence around the world

By |2019-05-23T13:58:34+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

Just five years ago, Australia was declared free of measles - but now, the number of infections continue to climb, with 92 confirmed cases of the virus so far in 2019. Meanwhile, 25 Queenslanders and 17 South Australians have died of the flu so far this year. And health experts predict as many as 4,000 [...]