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About Nick

Seasoned traveler, writer and a graduate from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Could Vegan Diets Help Prevent Cancer?

It seems that every year we keep on getting bad news about increased cancer rates, but is this disease really so unpreventable? Here at Health and Life we've examined all the data available on how best to avoid cancer, and it turns out one of the easiest ways of reducing your cancer risk is to [...]

All About Melatonin

Melatonin became somewhat of an overnight sensation after a Newsweek article in 1995 talked about its potential to relieve insomnia, stress, jet lag and depression. In addition the article spoke of melatonin's ability to act as an antioxidant and fight cancer. The article itself was followed by a crazed rush to supermarket aisles to buy [...]

The Benefits of Probiotics

There are estimated to be approximately 400 bacterial species within the gastrointestinal tract. Now that's a lot, in fact, so much so that they alone come to a total weight of two kilograms. They can be categorised under two main headings, and that is 'friendly bacteria' or 'probiotics' and harmful species known as 'pathogens'. Probiotics [...]

Herbal Testosterone Boosters

Herbal Testosterone Boosters If you're looking for a way to boost your testosterone levels there is probably a specific reason. Many men today are seeking ways to improve their sex lives, increase their libido and build muscle – and herbal testosterone boosters are definitely a viable way of doing this. Herbal supplements can work in [...]

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally

Testosterone is one of the most vital hormones in the human body as it governs many processes like sex-drive, muscle behavior, hair growth and bone strength. Men actually produce roughly ten times more testosterone than women and as consequence is generally associated with masculine traits like physical strength and virility. If you're looking for a [...]

Ten Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

Did you know that tea is the most widely drunk beverage on the planet after water? Well it's true, and with all the research and studies into the health benefits of tea drinking, it seems there is no better time to fill up your mug. Tea drinking can first be traced back to South and [...]

Food For Your Brain

We live in a health conscious world. This much is true. But did you ever really think that the food you eat could be controlling or altering your mental state? There is today a growing body of evidence that seems to suggest that the food we eat can indeed have a significant impact on our [...]

Anti-Ageing and Cosmeceuticals

What is the secret of youth? That seems to be a very pertinent question of today, one that has researchers, consumers and scientists going crazy to find and produce anti-ageing products.  Cosmetic giants seem to have the sector overflowing with creams and serums that claim to turn back the clock, but is it all just [...]

All About Nicotine Replacement Therapies

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) are used by individuals to quit smoking and are specifically designed to assist with their nicotine addiction. NRT is simply a method of getting nicotine into the blood without smoking a cigarette. The main benefit of this is that it prevents cravings for cigarettes as the individual is made to feel [...]

Alemtuzumab shows Efficacy in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Alemtuzumab, the anti-CD52 monoclonal antibody has shown its ability to reduce relapse rates in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Used in the treatment of leukaemia, this drug is now commonly prescribed off-label for MS. According to two phase III trials published in The Lancet on 1 November 2012, the antibody was tested as a first and [...]