Whether kinky, curly, wavy or straight, your hair will definitely benefit from the occasional hair mask treatment. And you don't have to head to a saloon to get your fix. All it takes is just a few extra minutes in the shower for these deep-conditioning treatments the help you achieve softer and shinier hair:
A new study from Japan has added more weight to the link between regular consumption of sugary drinks with the risk of developing a stroke.
According to the study, women who imbibe sugary soft drinks almost every day are 83 percent more likely to have a certain type of stroke than women who rarely drink sodas and other sweetened beverages:
For most of us who frequent massages, you might notice how the masseuse always hands you a warm cup of tea or water after the session is over? Does drinking the water after a massage really serve any health purposes?
The findings from the American Heart Association come from a newly released study on cocaine and its effects on heart health.
The small study is the first to document some of these cardiovascular abnormalities in seemingly healthy cocaine users long after the immediate effects of cocaine have worn off. For the study, the researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the effects of cocaine on 20 "otherwise healthy adults who chronically used the illegal substance" and 20 non-users (the control group).
The findings of a new British study show that acupuncture might be able
to help breast cancer patients by relieving them of their fatigue.
The three-year British trial funded by Breakthrough Breast Cancer involved more than 300 patients and was conducted at 10 hospitals across Britain. At least 40 percent of the patients reported feeling less mental and physical fatigue and an improved overall quality of life
Bad news Lindsay Lohans of the world, as new research suggests that the
pigment in redheads' skin may play an active role in the development of
skin cancer since they have less natural protection against the sun's rays.
Here's more reasons for women to incorporating a cup of green tea into your daily diet. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows an association between regular green tea consumption (three times a week) and a lower risk of colon, throat and stomach cancers.
According to a Canadian review of research, the flu vaccine may help in preventing heart attacks.
For the study, cardiologist Jacob Udell and his team looked at published clinical trials on the subject dating back to the 1960s. The combined studies examined a total of 3,227 patients, with an almost equal split between patients with and without established heart disease. Half of the participants were randomly assigned to receive flu vaccine, while the other half received a placebo vaccine.
Worried about not being sharp once you hit middle age? According to new
research, you could try taking up sport to boost your brain power.
For the study, researchers at the University of Montreal had overweight male participants (average age of 49) conduct two weekly sessions of high-intensity interval training, in which short bursts of hard exercise are interspersed with rest. They also did other types of exercise, including lifting weights, cycling on exercise bicycles and circuit training.
Cow's milk is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and now
scientists think they can harness it to protect people from HIV.
While cows cannot contract HIV but their immune systems develop antibodies against the foreign protein. Researchers from Melbourne University want to produce use antibodies to help humans defend against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Lifting weights is great for toning up, building muscles and developing strength, but lifting them the wrong way can do more harm than good. Kara Liotta explains to Well+Good the top things to look out for when you're lifting those dumbells to avoid hurting yourself:
Brushing your hair might seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised at how important brushing is when it comes to hair maintenance. Brushing not only helps with scalp exfoliation but cell turnover and cuticle buffing, ensuring that you’ll always end up with glossier locks. Below are a few tips to keep in mind next time you grab the handle:
A recent study published in PLoS ONE claims that Vitamin C may have protective effects osteoporosis, in mice at least.
The study was conducted in two sets of mice: the first group had had their ovaries removed (a procedure known to decrease bone mineral density) while the other had "sham" surgeries, meaning that their bone mineral density was not decreased.
Are the ends of your mane looking a little worse for wear lately? This can result from overstyling to using the wrong product. But instead of chopping them off, the beauty mavens over at thebeautydepartment.com shares this tip that will protect strands from hot curlers:
The new study conducted by UK researchers comes from the One Million Women Study which was published in The Lancet. The data reveals that women who quit smoking before they turn 30 can live up to a decade longer than their nicotine addicted counterparts:
New research has shown that drinking pomegranate juice or taking
supplements prepared from pomegranate fruits may help prevent advanced
The study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment found that the ingredients in the fruit juice were able to inhibit cell and molecular processes involved in the metastasis of breast cancer. This indicates that the fruit juice may slow, delay or prevent the disease from progressing to become an advanced disease. According to the researchers: