Kids Health

Girls who are more physically active in childhood may have better lung function in adolescence

Physical activity has many well-known health benefits, but its association with lung function in childhood and adolescence is not well understood. A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by “la Caixa,” has for the first time demonstrated an association between regular physical activity during childhood and higher lung-function […]

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Who Knew Essential Oils Have So Many Uses?

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years, yet they only seem to be growing in popularity. They’re for sale in grocery stores, chic boutiques and you may have even noticed friends selling them online. Globally, the market for essential oils is expected to reach $11.67 billion by 2022, according to one report. Other than […]

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WHO praises Brazil lawsuit against tobacco giants

The World Health Organization has praised Brazil’s move to sue two global cigarette makers and their local units for costs of treating tobacco-related diseases, but the firms said Friday they were still waiting for details of the lawsuit. British American Tobacco (BAT), Philip Morris International and their Brazilian subsidiaries were named by the attorney general’s […]

Personal Health

How to Prevent Dementia, According to New WHO Guidelines

You can reduce your chances of suffering from dementia by following a few healthy living guidelines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement yesterday. The guidelines are simple and also support other areas of personal health. They include regularly exercising; controlling your weight; eating healthy foods; refraining from smoking and drinking excessively; and controlling your blood pressure, blood sugar, […]