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mHealth What is it, and how can it help us?

 A great number of healthcare practitioners and patients alike remain wary of electronic health. Doctors claim that they don’t have enough time, and patients are concerned about their data going awry. As such, the uptake of mobile health has been slow. In this Spotlight, we investigate its pros and cons.

Given the scale and speed of our technological advancement during the past few decades, it is no surprise that around 4.68 billion people will use a cell phone by 2019.

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Five tips for healthy sight

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Many steps can be taken to ensure that your eyes are protected from disease and damage.

Your eyes play a significant role in your health. Many steps can be taken to ensure that your eyes are protected and remain as healthy as possible. We have selected the best vision-boosting tips to help you protect your eyes into your golden years.

Millions of individuals experience eye problems each year. Some eye issues result in permanent vision loss or blindness, while others can be corrected with contact lenses or glasses.

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Facial exercises: The key to looking younger?

Facial exercises: The key to looking younger
Researchers say that facial exercises could knock years off our appearance.

Now that I’m approaching my mid-30s, I’ve started to notice the subtle signs of aging: wrinkles are creeping in around my eyes, and my skin is certainly not as firm as it once was. So, like most women who want to hold on to their youthful appearance, I turn to anti-aging creams and facials. But according to new research, facial exercises might be worth a try, too.

A new study suggests that exercising our faces for 30 minutes at least every other day can tone up facial muscles and lead to a reduction in the visible signs of aging.

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Yes, smartphone addiction does harm your teen’s mental health

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A new study suggests that smartphones do put teenagers at risk when it comes to mental health.

To all parents who were ever concerned about their teenage son’s or daughter’s addiction to their smartphone: you have serious grounds for worry, a new study suggests.

Is your teenager glued to their phone? Are they always online, checking social media, or looking at cat and bunny videos? Well, researchers from the Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, say you have grounds to worry.

A consumer survey carried out this year found that 82 percent of Americans own or can use a smartphone, 92 percent are likely to use it while shopping, 78 while eating at home, and 44 while crossing the street.

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Five effective essential oils for headaches

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Essential oils are used as home remedies for a variety of ailments. But is using essential oils an effective way to relieve headaches, and, if so, which essential oils are best?

An essential oil is a concentrated liquid extracted from a plant. Aromatherapy is an alternative therapy based on the use of these oils. Aromatherapists believe that each essential oil offers a different set of health benefits.

Research supports the health benefits of certain essential oils, while other claims are based on tradition. This article explores five of the best essential oils for treating headaches, as supported by scientific evidence.

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Yoga can help to treat depression, studies show

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A series of new studies brings yoga one step closer to becoming a recommended treatment for depression, after finding that the practice can help to reduce symptoms of the condition.

It is estimated that around 16.1 million adults in the United States have experienced at least one depressive episode in the past 12 months, making depression one of the most common mental health disorders in the country.

Antidepressants remain the primary treatment for depression, but they may not benefit all patients. It is estimated that around 10 to 30 percent of patients with depression either fail to respond to antidepressants or experience only mild improvements paired with severe side effects.

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5 Herbal Teas that Will Make You Healthier

5 Herbal Teas that Will Make You Healthier
5 Herbal Teas that Will Make You Healthier

Coffee has always been the go to drink by many when they need a pick-me-up especially after a long day but tea is just right behind it in terms of popularity. Nowadays, it seems that drinking tea is becoming more in demand than before as people begin to realize the advantages of tea to their health. Herbal teas, which are infusions of seeds, leaves, barks, and roots, are found to contain various vitamins and minerals that can boost your overall health.

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10 Warning Signs Your Kidneys are Not Working Properly

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10 Warning Signs Your Kidneys are Not Working Properly

The kidneys are a pair of organs that are located toward your lower back. One kidney is located on each side of your spine. Kidneys filter your blood and remove toxins from your body. The kidneys send toxins to your bladder and your body later removes toxins during the process of urination.

What is Kidney Failure?

Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys lose its ability to filter waste from your blood sufficiently. Symptoms of kidney malfunction can be quite subtle.

But early detection is important for preventing permanent kidney damage, so it is essentialto recognize the signs that something is not right with these detoxification organs.

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‘Touchscreen – toddlers’ sleep less, researchers say

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Toddlers who spend time playing on smartphones and tablets seem to get slightly less sleep than those who do not, say researchers.

The study in Scientific Reports suggests every hour spent using a touchscreen each day was linked to 15 minutes less sleep.

However, those playing with touchscreens do develop their fine motor skills more quickly.

Experts said the study was “timely” but parents should not lose sleep over it.

There has been an explosion in touchscreens in the home, but understanding their impact on early childhood development has been lacking.

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Foods to eat and foods to avoid to fight breast cancer

Foods to eat and foods to avoid to fight breast cancer

While there is no one single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, diet is an area in which individual choices can make a real difference.

Breast cancer is a complex disease with many contributing factors. Some of these factors, such as age, family history, genetics, and gender, cannot be controlled.

However, there are factors that individuals can control, which include smoking, not exercising, being overweight, and their diet. Some researchers maintain that diet could be responsible for 30 to 40 percent of all cancers.

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