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Health & Fitness

  • ‘Hearty’ warning for women

    ‘Hearty’ warning for women

    Women have been urged to look after the health of their hearts as a new report showed that more women than men are killed by cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe. Data from the latest available year showed there were just over four million...

  • Common antibiotic ‘linked to heart deaths’

    A commonly used antibiotic has been linked to a higher risk of deaths from heart problems, research suggests. Experts found that patients treated with clarithromycin had a significantly higher risk of cardiac death compared to patients who were...

  • Natural remedies for hay fever

    Natural remedies for hay fever

    It may be past the hay fever season for some people, while for others it may just be starting. This all depends upon the pollen or vegetation that affects you as an individual. Everyone who suffers from hay fever is affected by a different pollen.

  • Children at risk

    Children at risk

    It is clear that children today are exposed to risks unknown to us a generation ago. It all started with the uncontrollable attraction of television when human beings were transformed into couch potatoes resulting in unhealthy living habits and...

  • A guide to hygiene protection

    A guide to hygiene protection

    To lie in bed sick can be a very depressing affair indeed. What is more depressing, however, is knowing that your condition could have been easily avoided with a few simple precautionary measures. Today, we tackle an issue we don’t often like to...

  • Ebola crisis ‘could last months’

    Ebola crisis ‘could last months’

    Officials face difficult choice as they decide which patients are to receive experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or harmful The number of Ebola victims in west Africa may “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the...

  • Salt-related deaths revealed

    Salt-related deaths revealed

    Excessive sodium accounts for estimated 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases annually, experts suggest Consuming too much salt leads to more than 1.6 million heart disease-related deaths around the world...

  • Obesity raises cancer risk

    People who are overweight or obese are at greater risk of developing cancer, according to a major new study. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine gathered data on 5.2 million people in the UK, of which nearly 170,000...

  • Apple bans iPhone chemicals

    Apple bans iPhone chemicals

    Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads in the company’s latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices. The decision comes five months after the...

  • Boy loves new ‘big ears’

    Boy loves new ‘big ears’

    A boy born without any ears has had a pair created from his own ribs. Not many nine-year-olds desire to have a “big pair of ears” but before the operation it was Kieran Sorkin’s biggest wish. Last week experts at the world renowned Great Ormond...

  • Experts warn over neck treatment risks

    Experts warn over neck treatment risks

    Experts have issued a new warning about the risk of strokes associated with neck manipulation to treat back pain. Scientists highlighted a type of neck injury called a cervical artery dissection (CD) that can cause small tears in the walls of...

  • The many benefits of juicing

    The many benefits of juicing

    We all know how important it is to eat five fruits each day. However, so many adults and children just don’t seem to eat fruit. Or they like one type and don’t eat a range of all the wonderful fruits available, all of which offer different health...

  • Music and the brain

    Music and the brain

    There are certain activities that seem to stimulate the brain more than others: music appears to be one such activity. There is no question about the role of music in this respect. Music is a fundamental human activity, and making music probably...

  • Pillars of good posture

    Pillars of good posture

    You didn’t have to be Sir Isaac Newton to first coin the phrase, “what goes up must come down”. Sounds logical enough, and whoever has thrown pretty much anything into the air, will have proof of this truth. The same description may be given of...

  • Baby boomers ‘driving the economy’

    Baby boomers ‘driving the economy’

    The baby boomer generation are redefining what it means to be older as the over-50s embrace “a second go at being youthful”, according to a new report. A study by The Future Laboratory, commissioned by technology firm Huawei, has dubbed the first...

  • Spin classes take a plunge in the pool

    Spin classes take a plunge in the pool

    In a trend raising images of sur-realism in the gym, bicycles have pedalled into the pool for a new fitness workout. An increasing numbers of exercisers, seeking everything from a sanctuary from sweat, to joint relief, to a vigorous, whole body...

  • Toothbrushing advice 'inconsistent'

    Toothbrushing advice 'inconsistent'

    Advice on how people should brush their teeth is “unacceptably inconsistent”, experts have found. Researchers looked at brushing advice given by dental associations across 10 countries, toothbrush and toothpaste companies and in dental...

  • Alzheimer’s risk doubles with lack of vitamin D

    Alzheimer’s risk doubles with lack of vitamin D

    A severe lack of vitamin D can double the risk of Alzheimer’s in older people, a study has found. Even a moderate deficiency was found to increase the chances of developing the disease by 69 per cent. Scientists were surprised by the dramatic...

  • Prostate tests ‘would cut deaths’

    Screening men for prostate cancer could reduce deaths from the disease by a fifth despite doubts about the diagnostic test used, a study has found. The positive effect of screening increased over time, the research involving more than 162,000 men...

  • Concern over salt levels in cheese

    Concern over salt levels in cheese

    Cheese is unnecessarily loaded with salt, campaigners have said after new research found that the majority of cheese sold in Britain has a high salt content. Researchers found that halloumi and imported blue cheese have the highest amount of salt...

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