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Health & Fitness

  • ‘Don’t call me while on holiday’

    ‘Don’t call me while on holiday’

    Being bothered by the boss while on holiday is more stressful than bungee jumping, according to a study. Communication with the office while away is also more bothersome than being stood up on a date, the study from lastminute.com found. The study...

  • Sleep stealers and sleep givers

    Sleep stealers and sleep givers

    In our fast and hectic lifestyles much of our health suffers, but nothing more than our ability to get a good night’s sleep. If I meet anyone who has the ability to sleep right through the night, for at least eight hours, I feel admiration for...

  • Losing weight and mental health

    Losing weight and mental health

    When someone loses or gains weight, what we see on the surface can often be only the tip of the iceberg. Size and appearance can be indicative of our state of physical health, so it’s fair to assume that if someone looks healthy, then they...

  • Dengue fever could increase in Europe

    Dengue fever could increase in Europe

    European holiday destinations could become hotspots for a nasty viral illness thanks to climate change, experts have said. If climate change continues on its current trajectory the risk of dengue fever in Europe is likely to increase, they...

  • Surplus synapses ‘may cause autism’

    Surplus synapses ‘may cause autism’

    Although many things have gone wrong in the autistic brain, scientists have recently been focusing on one of the most glaring: a surplus of connections or synapses. Neuroscientists reported that, at least in lab mice, a drug that restores the...

  • Obesity ‘augments risk of dementia’

    People who are obese could be putting themselves at risk of dementia in later life, research suggests. Patients under the age of 70 who are admitted to hospital for obesity carry a higher risk of developing the condition than those who were not...

  • ‘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...

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