PREVENTION & WELLBEING

Credit: Ritsumeikan University Dysfunctional breathing patterns are associated with a high risk of musculoskeletal conditions, resulting in poor physical performance. Now, a study by researchers in Japan has found that among athletes across age groups, there is a high prevalence of dysfunctional breathing patterns. Effective intervention strategies are required to restore normal breathing patterns and […]

Oftentimes, Pilates and yoga get lumped in the same category. And that’s understandable—they’re both mind-body practices, offering a low-impact way to cross-train. And you can even find combos of the two training methods, like PiYo and Yogilates. But if you’ve ever wondered what the differences are between the two workouts—because there are major differences—and which […]

New U.S. research on Long COVID-19 provides fresh evidence that it can happen even after breakthrough infections in vaccinated people, and that older adults face higher risks for the long-term effects. In a study of veterans published Wednesday, about one-third who had breakthrough infections showed signs of Long COVID. A separate report from the Centers […]

Researchers stumbled upon a new discovery about the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines against long COVID in a new study published this week.  While most studies have reported that the COVID-19 vaccines can hold up strong against hospitalization and death, a new paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Medicine found that they offer little protection […]

Metro has spoken to psychotherapist Clare Gridley, who shared nine breathing techniques proven to help with anxiety and contribute to our general wellbeing, all of them based on scientific research. Gridley stated that “when you feel the signs of anxiety building up inside, there are tailored techniques you can adopt that will help to get […]

Steroids, or corticosteroids, are a group of medications that resemble a hormone in your body called cortisol. They reduce inflammation and are used to treat a wide range of conditions, including: Regularly taking steroids can weaken your immune system and increase your risk of developing COVID-19 or more severe illness. Corticosteroids are different than anabolic […]

As new waves of omicron infections continue to hit around the world, it’s becoming clearer that COVID is here to stay. As such, in the years to come, vaccination – both first courses and booster doses – will likely remain necessary to brace global communities against the worst health outcomes wrought by the virus. But […]

A large study of adults in the United States who survived COVID-19 during the first 2 years of the pandemic found that they had twice the risk of developing pulmonary embolism or respiratory conditions in the year following infection. In other developments, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracking today shows that the […]

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), also known as multiorgan failure, is a disorder in which two or more organ systems are not working correctly, usually because of a complex cascade of events initiated by an illness, injury, or severe infection. MODS is a severe illness in which someone can die if the dysfunction is not […]

Stress has become a part of life, but instead of living with it, we must find the tools with which to combat it. Yoga is one such tool that can deal with physical, emotional and mental issues caused by stress, and give you a better perspective of life. According to Samiksha Shetty, a certified yoga […]

A pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when blood flow to an artery that supplies blood to the lungs has become blocked, typically due to a blood clot. Complications can develop from either the clot or the treatment for the PE. PE may begin with a blood clot, or thrombus, that forms in another part of the […]

SEOUL, May 24 (Yonhap) — South Korea has introduced breathing sensors in a new military prison to help prevent suicides, an informed source said Tuesday, in the first installation of such equipment at a local correctional facility. The military installed the domestically developed sensor in about 50 cells, including solitary confinement rooms, at the prison […]

Paulina Porizkova shared how she grew to like meditating in a stunning new Instagram post. She initially saw it as “woo woo crap” but found it helped tame her anxiety and panic attacks. “I am starting to feel the difference. Even a five-minute session helps,” she wrote. If you’re a doer who has trouble sitting […]

Does your baby have a bad cold? Listen carefully to their breathing. If they wheeze, grunt, or have a raspy, dry cough, they may have bronchiolitis. Though it may start as an upper respiratory virus, bronchiolitis travels lower in the body and causes inflammation in the bronchioles. Bronchioles are small airways in the lungs. Bronchiolitis […]

Use of the ENO Breathe programme led to improvements in mental health wellbeing and elements of breathlessness in patients with long COVID The ENO Breathe programme used by patients experiencing long COVID symptoms has been found to improve mental health scores and elements of breathlessness compared to usual care. This was the conclusion from the […]

Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds died in a road accident. Statement issued by the police suggests his car, which was being driven on Hervey Range Road, left the roadway shortly after 11 pm and rolled. Emergency services tried to rescue the 46-year-old driver, however he died of his injuries. Post his retirement from cricket in […]

Australian researchers believe they know what causes sudden infant death syndrome. In a study published in the The Lancet’s eBioMedicine journal, they used dried blood spots taken at birth as part of Australia’s newborn screening program to look for what caused some apparently healthy babies to die mysteriously before they were a year old, usually […]

This week, Newton Community Centre held wellbeing classes as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.  On Wednesday, the centre offered a Mindfulness Meditation and Wellbeing class for members of the community to slow down and reflect on their mental health.  Following its announcement on their Facebook page, I decided to head down to Newton Community Centre to […]