Waking early on work days may harm metabolic health

On November 19, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

The piercing tone of the alarm clock is not a sound one usually welcomes early morning, alerting us in the most unsubtle way that we have to get up for work. But this early awakening is more than just bothersome; a new study finds it may actually be harmful to…

Better sleep and tai chi reduce inflammation and promote health

On November 5, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Inflammatory processes occur throughout the body, with a primary function of promoting healing after injury. However, when too active, these inflammatory processes can also damage the body in many ways, and may contribute to heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and other significant medical problems. Stress, including sleep disturbance, is…

Back to school: health tips for schoolchildren

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Many parents will have breathed a sigh of relief at the prospect of their children returning to school after the summer vacation. But rather than having to think of ways to keep them entertained or out of mischief, parental thoughts now turn to ensuring that they stay fit and…