Low Back Pain exercises should match patient’s Directional Preference

According to a recently conducted study, Low Back Pain (LBP) patients should be trained in exercise that matches their directional preference (DP). Directional preference is defined (for patients with LBP) as exercise in a specific plane that decreases lumbar […]

Tai chi exercises– Ancient Chinese martial art may improve balance, physical functioning and ease arthritis pain

The ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi has gained interest in the last few years as a preventive to falls that often leas to broken bones in the frail elderly. Researchers think that tai chi exercises help arthritis […]

Diet rich in milk may reduce heart disease risk

A recent study has revealed that a diet high in milk may protect against stroke and other heart diseases. These results contradicted the earlier findings which claimed that high dairy product intake may increase the risk of heart diseases. […]

Low glycemic index foods better than low-fat diet

A recently conducted small study done at Boston revealed that foods with a low GI (glycemic index), which are digested relatively slowly and causes smaller rise in blood sugar, may protect the heart and blood vessels better than low-fat […]


Passive smoking: Unsafe in any amount

To examine the effects of secondhand or passive smoking, Japanese researchers exposed 30 healthy male medical students, to environmental smoke in a room for 30 minutes. The room used […]

Tests for detecting “masked” hypertension

Masked hypertension can be defined as high blood pressure that is not detected during testing in the clinical setting. Masked hypertension is apparently the opposite of “white-coat” hypertension as […]

Normal blood pressure increases life expectancy

According to a new research a normal blood pressure readings up to a late age (50 years) may add an average of five years to people’s lives.

In this study, […]

Late menopause linked with longer life

A recent large study indicates that women who go through menopause later may have a somewhat longer life expectancy.

The researchers took more than 12,000 Dutch women and followed them […]

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Meditation helps to lower blood pressure

A study done on African Americans has revealed that transcendental meditation (a particular mind-body technique) is an effective alternative to blood-pressure lowering medication. The researchers said that one can […]

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Fad diets – General Motors Diet

In this edition of bestonhealth newsletter we are telling you about the General Motors diet.

General Motors Diet

This diet plan was named after General Motors as it was developed for […]

Fad diets – South Beach diet

In this edition of Bestonhealth newsletter we are telling you about the South beach diet

South Beach diet 

This diet is created by cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston in mid-1990s. The […]

Fad diets

Practically everyone has been on a diet at some point in their life, so there are endless arguments about how they work and whom they work on.

We will try […]

Health benefits of chocolates

If you’ve been torturing yourself trying to avoid that bar of chocolate, here’s some good news. According to a recently conducted research, it has been proved that Chocolate (predominantly […]

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