Last Chance To See The Perseid Meteor Shower

The annual Perseid meteor shower started late Tuesday night. It will continue until about 5 am on Thursday morning. Therefore, if you have not yet caught a glimpse of this spectacular meteor shower, tonight will be your last chance to do so this year! The Perseids are actually debris particles that have come from the Comet Swift-Tuttle. Throughout the many years that this comet orbits the sun, it routinely leaves numerous streams of debris in its wake. Starting in July… Continue reading

Vacation Health Hazards

Summer is a great time to plan a family vacation or just a weekend getaway. Regardless of your destination, you should be aware of the hidden health hazards that can exist at your holiday hot spot. Camping One of the best ways to spend summer vacation is to go camping: sleeping out under the stars with just the sounds of owls and crickets to lull you to sleep; of course until you are rudely awakened by the shrill buzzing of… Continue reading

Junk Foods That Are Good For You!

It seems that not all junk food is bad for you; there are some junk foods that are actually good for you, at least according to scientific research. Red Wine The mostly commonly known ‘healthy’ junk food is Red Wine. Researchers conducted a study, which was published in The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, in which one of the main ingredients in red wine was examined. This ingredient, known as Resveratrol, increases HDL cholesterol and… Continue reading

Americans’ Spending More Money on Alternative Medicine

According to a survey that was conducted in 2007, $34 billion was spent by people living in America on alternative health and medicine, roughly equating to about 11% of out of pocket health care spending. The last time the US government sponsored such a survey to estimate how many dollars are spent on alternative health care was in 1997. The amount at that time was $27 billion. There are a wide range of medicines and practices that fall under the… Continue reading

The 12 Worst States of Obesity

Each year, the obesity rate amongst adults living in the USA, continues to steadily increase. In fact, 23 US states saw an increase in their obesity rates during the past year, whilst no state saw a decrease in their obesity rate. Despite public health warnings by medical professionals and the US government, more and more adults are becoming obese, regardless of the fact that society places such a high regard on the importance of health and fitness. Trust for America’s… Continue reading

Face Lift For Migraines

Statistically speaking, 30 million people living in the USA suffer from migraines. That’s the same as 10% of the entire US population! In fact, one in four households has a family member that is troubled by migraines. Unfortunately for most migraine sufferers, over the counter medications do not cut it for them. According to Dr. Lawrence Newman, this is not uncommon. The Director of the Headache Institute at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, Dr Newman explains: “There is a… Continue reading

Aromatherapy for Fertility

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that utilizes the scents of certain oils and flowers to heal mild pain, tension and stress, as well as certain ailments such as soothing labor pain or helping with arthritis. The Egyptians and the Ancient Greeks were the first people to realize the benefits of using scented candles, diffusers as well having scented baths. Hippocrates, who is often touted as the Father of Medicine, came up with the idea of spraying the entire… Continue reading

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