Loneliness Could be Killer

April 24, 2016 purposelywell 2

Loneliness may cause increased rates of heart disease, according to a new study published in Heart [1]. Emotional problems have always been linked more or less to physical health, with stress’s link with heart disease [2] being one of the most notably understood. With more mechanisms of action being detailed, […]

Your Brain on Fructose

April 23, 2016 purposelywell 0

Fructose may be changing how our brains express genes, according to a new study by UCLA postdoctoral candidate Qinying Meng [1]. Genetic changes in the brain are a large topic within medical sciences as of present – especially as diseases like Alzheimer’s are being directly linked to gene expression [2]. The wonderful […]

MRSA, The Superbug Stopped?

April 22, 2016 purposelywell 0

MRSA, otherwise known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is an antibiotic-resistant disease known to “develop into serious, life-threatening complications such as infection of the bloodstream, bones and/or lungs.” [1] A new discovery by the Institute of Technology in Sligo may finally bring hope in the battle against such so-called “super-bugs” [2]. […]

Are you watching out for your mental health?

April 22, 2016 purposelywell 2

Making time for your mental health may be difficult. Fatigue and stress set in, work takes over, and you’re oftentimes unable to spend the time you need to recover. However, making a mindful and intelligent effort, you can meet these needs. This article from the Winnipeg Free Press [1], has […]

Swiss to Cover Alternative Medicine

April 22, 2016 purposelywell 1

Some alternative medicines are to be given equal insurance coverage next year in Switzerland. Legislation that was recently passed, coming into effect May, 2017, will provide patients of alternative practitioners with much needed financial relief. According to SwissChannel [1], the five disciplines detailed will be given special status and, in […]

Blue-Green Algae May Fight Cancer

April 21, 2016 purposelywell 0

Chemicals found in blue-green algae have been shown to fight cancer, according to a new study from Oregon State University [1]. Having already provided us with spirulina, this discovery makes it seem even more fantastic. NaturalNews has a wonderful article on it: Blue-green algae contains a compound known as coibamide […]

Bone Density Increased By Running

April 21, 2016 purposelywell 0

According to new evidence, running frequently for long distances increases bone density. Researchers at Camilo José Cela University’s Sports Science Institute [1] found runners of either gender to have increased bone stiffness compared to their less-active counterparts. The study of 122 marathon runners and an age-matched sedentary control group used […]

Healthcare Improved By Rating Doctors

April 20, 2016 purposelywell 0

In 2012, University of Utah Health Care began publicly releasing the patient satisfaction reviews of their doctors [1]. During the massive overhaul of their data structure, they were also able to engineer better cost tracking measures [2]. Reports of their savings, and the actual increase of patients’ satisfaction with their […]

Common Meds May Change your Brain

April 20, 2016 purposelywell 0

Brain health may be severely impacted by many common medications, according to a new study. This article [1] from the Globe and Mail has a wonderful breakdown of the specifics. In the most general terms, researchers learned that the anticholergenic properties of different drugs reduced brain thickness, volume and glucose […]

Homeopathy; A Survey of Satisfaction

April 19, 2016 purposelywell 0

How do Americans feel about homeopathy? This article [1] from ScienceDaily explores surveys reporting the satisfaction of people that utilize homeopathic treatments. “The information provided by this survey is important to regulatory officials at the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), both of which have […]

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