The Law of Diminishing Returns

The law of diminishing returns is a concept borrowed from the field of economics, but equally applicable to personal productivity as well. The law of diminishing returns states that the more unbroken time you put into any optimization attempt, the lower your net return will be. Having been a competitive gymnast at the international level…

The Benefits of Alternative Medicine and Radiotherapy

Alternate medicine and radiotherapy are a combination that is growing in popularity. Radiotherapy treatment is normally used in cancer patients, with the most common type known as external beam therapy. This name evolved because the treatment consists of a beam of radiation that comes from a very sophisticated machine. The beam is focused on the…

Keeping High Blood Pressure Under Control

With no symptoms of high blood pressure, the only way to find out if you have it, is to take a simple test. A quick check with the doctor or by visiting your local pharmacy or pharmacist will let you know straight away as to whether you need to keep your blood pressure under control,…

Women at Risk For High Cholesterol

Even a woman who routinely aces her medical tests may earn less-than-perfect scores at cutting-edge preventive health centers. At some health centers the goal is to get women to lower risk factors beyond standard recommendations. Here are some answers to your questions on the numbers that translate into maximum protection. What cholesterol levels do you…

Keeping High Blood Pressure Under Control

With no symptoms of high blood pressure, the only way to find out if you have it, is to take a simple test. A quick check with the doctor or by visiting your local pharmacy or pharmacist will let you know straight away as to whether you need to keep your blood pressure under control,…

Star Gardening: A Guide to Gardening by Starlight

Gardening by the signs of the zodiac The first farmers were probably the first practical astrologers. Their crops seemed to respond to the signs in the heavens and this became a convenient method of ensuring good harvests and provided a functional approach to husbandry. Modern agriculture echoes many of these ancient principles. Certain seasons brought…

Facts About Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

Carcinomas of the lungs are divided into non small-cell (NSCLC) and small-cell (SCLC) types. A form of NSCLC, squamous lung cancer begins in the squamous cells found in the tissue lining of the airways. The location of the malignancy presents particular obstacles to treatment. Signs and Symptoms Squamous cell is closely associated with cigarette smoking,…

There Is A Lot To Love About Spring Cycling

Spring is in the air and along with it are the thousands of men and women, girls and boys who have waited through the long, cold winter to get back on their bikes. They are ready to say good-by to those long months of too much television viewing and too little exercising. No doubt extra…

Help Stop and Reverse Bone Loss

Osteoporosis is a term that describes bones which are less than "normal". It is a disease that affects both men and women and it causes about 1.5 million bone fractures each year. We are now being warned that 1 out of 2 women over the age of 50 will be affected by osteoporosis sometimes during…