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What Exactly Is Cancer?

The big C.  No word inspires as much terror as cancer.

And yet, we all know someone who either had it, or is currently undergoing treatment for it.

The good news is that improved technology and greater awareness means that cancer detection […]

How Does Prostate Cancer Start

Like women, men are also subject to hormone specific diseases.

As men age, they may suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia which is where the prostate enlarges.

This is generally thought to be the result of decreasing androgens (male sex hormones such as […]

How To Improve Your Immune System

We all know that we have an immune system.

That’s the system of our bodies responsible for fighting off invaders (pathogens) such as virus, bacteria and fungi.

It’s also responsible for enabling a quick healing response.  Everything from a paper cut to […]

What Is Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) was once upon a time thought to be the result of high cholesterol.

To some extent that is true as fatty acid deposits clog arteries and veins in the heart leading to heart disease.

CVD is a major cause […]

Two Types Of Diabetes

There are two types of diabetes.

Type 1 is an autoimmune condition whereby the pancreas is attacked by the immune system.

As a result,  insulin is not produced and so must be supplemented by way of injections.

Type 1, is also called Juvenile […]

How To Boost Your Memory

No longer relegated to the silver haired brigade, memory loss is now occurring in younger people and it’s a tell-tale sign of stress and fatigue.

There are two kinds of memory – short term and long term memory.

You convert short term […]

Blood Pressure Pointers

Blood is pumped out of the left side of your heart into the arteries – the blood vessels that carry the blood’s oxygen and nutrients to your body.

As the blood pumps out of the heart and into the arteries, it […]

All About Arthritis

Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease.

In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet.

Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and […]

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting up to 70% of all people with dementia.

It was first recorded in 1907 by Dr Alois Alzheimer. Dr Alzheimer reported the case of Auguste Deter, a middle-aged woman with dementia […]

The Secret To Eternal Youth

Who doesn’t want to find the secret to eternal youth?

To be able to blend the wisdom gained by age with the health and vitality of the young would be ideal for many.

The truth is we are surrounded by an environment […]