A kind of antioxidant in citrus fruits and tea has been linked with a lower ischemic stroke risk in women, according to new research. An ischemic stroke occurs when the brain's blood flow is blocked.
For the study, researchers found that the women who consumed the most flavonoids in their diets over a 14-year period had a 19% lower risk of stroke compared to those who consumed the fewest flavonoids. Tea seemed to be the biggest source of flavonoids in the women's diets, followed by fruits like apples and oranges or orange juice.
Most of us get a cold two or three times a year. This isn’t a sign that your fitness or health is poor. Our immune systems are designed to cope with lots of different bugs and viruses. Normally, it leaps into action and we’re over our cold in just a couple of days or so. Some people seem to struggle to shake that groggy feeling we get with a cold, though. And some of us seem to feel constantly under the weather. This could be a sign your health is not as good as it should be. Here are 5 more signs your health needs a little attention: Read more
Managing the pain that comes with arthritis can seem impossible without taking lots of man-made drugs. However, a massive intake of painkillers could damage other parts of your body like the liver. With that in mind, we performed some research into the subject and discovered many people handle the pain without medication. Read more