Entries by Sarah O'Meara from 06/2012

Diamond Jubilee: Why The 'Right Kind Of Patriotism' Benefits Health

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Ignore those twinges of cynicism and embrace your inner patriot this weekend, as studies regularly show that nationalism makes people happy. Howeve...

Moscow Gardeners Plant Marijuana Instead Of Lawn

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to The Moscow Times, a field of marijuana plants has sprouted up around a metro station, after local workers planted the wrong type of seed....

Epileptics Fear Leaving House, Study Finds

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People with epilepsy are reluctant to leave the house fearing they will be laughed at, mugged or even filmed while having a seizure, a study has found...

Michelle Obama Welcomes Disney's 'Game-Changing' Ban On Junk Food Ads

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

In a bid to help improve eating habits among America's children, The Walt Disney Company will become the first major media company to ban ads for junk...

Why A Woman Won $900,000 In Damages After Her Date Gave Her Herpes

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A jury awarded an Oregon woman $900,000 after her date allegedly gave her herpes. According to OregonLive.com, the plaintiff, a 49-year-old woman f...

Strains Of Gonorrhoea That Infect Millions Could Become Untreatable, Warns World Health Organisation

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Urgent action must be taken to prevent millions of people across the world running out of treatment options for gonorrhoea, warns the World Health Or...

Belly Fat Could Help Regulate Immune System, Say Researchers

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has, until recently, not been considered to serve much purpose. But Loyola University Chicago Stri...

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment 'Four Times More Likely' To Halt Progression

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Clinical trial results described as "striking and exciting" could lead to new treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis. The antibody drug tociliz...

Letting A Chiropractor 'Crack' Your Neck To Ease Pain Could Increase Stroke Risk

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A common procedure for easing neck pain has come under fire from experts who argue ‘cervical spine manipulation’ could trigger a stroke. Chirop...

World Oceans Day: Ten Places To Love The Sea (PICTURES)

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The most beautiful locations in the world rely on the azure backdrop of a deep blue ocean. That's why on World Oceans Day thousands of people acro...

Man Secretly Films Woman Pumping Breast Milk In Her Office

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A female worker at DeSales University, Pennsylvania in America was spied upon while privately expressing milk to feed her baby, writes NY Daily News. ...

(VIDEO) Cliches Make It Harder To Talk About Mental Health, Say Campaigners

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

“Pull Yourself Together” tops the cliche chart when it comes to talking about mental health problems, according to new research commissioned by Ti...

Why Over-60s Are More Likely To Die On Their Birthdays

Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

New research suggest that we are more likely to die on our birthdays than any other day. According to the conclusions of a study published in the ...

IVF By Three Parents 'Morally Justified' Finds Ethical Committee

Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A report from an influential think tank could help clear the way to IVF babies being born with DNA from three different people. Outlawed techniques...

Early Menopause Could Increase Chance Of Brain Haemorrhage

Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Early menopause can increase the risk of a potentially lethal brain condition, research has shown. The younger a woman is when she undergoes "the c...

Sick Of The Weather? Top Ten Weekend Holidays In European Cities (PICTURES)

Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Tired of water seeping into your sandals? The advice of Huffpost Lifestyle is to give up and head off. Together with independent travel guide i-es...

Fish Oil Does Not Prevent Memory Loss

Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Omega-3 supplements do not appear to prevent mental decline in old age, a study review has shown. Previous research has suggested that omega-3 fatt...

How A Car Crash Led Yo-Yo Dieter Bridget Praytor To Write 'The Hot Tub Diet' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Bridget Praytor had tried every fad diet under the sun - from only eating grapefruit to boxes of “magic pills” that promised she'd 'Lose 10 Pounds...

Cancer Risk From Diesel Fumes Dangerous As 'Secondhand Smoke', Warns WHO

Posted 06.13.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organisation's cancer agency declared today, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public hea...

Black, White Or Asian - Your Ethnic Background Linked To How Long You Sleep: Plus Strange Facts About Insomnia (PICTURES)

Posted 06.13.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Two studies scheduled for presentation at Sleep 2012 are reporting sleep disparities among Americans based on racial and ethnic background. The fir...

Half Of Young People Don't Know Butter Comes From Cows (Plus What Foods Do We Hate Preparing? PICTURES)

Posted 06.13.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Fewer than half of young UK adults know butter comes from a dairy cow and a third do not know eggs come from hens, according to a survey. More than...

What Your Shoes Say About Your Personality (PICTURES)

Posted 06.14.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A study by researchers at the University of Kansas has found strangers can correctly judge a person's age, gender, income, political afflictions and '...

Heart Attack Warning Signs That Are Easy To Ignore (PICTURES)

Posted 06.14.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Intense chest pain is a common warning sign of a heart attack - yet according to Ever Grech, a cardiologist from Northern General Hospital in Sheffiel...

Bowel Cancer Screenings Offer 'Better Chance Of Survival'

Posted 06.14.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People have been urged to attend bowel cancer screenings after scientists found that those who attend appointments have a better chance of survival. ...

Obesity Leads To Early Puberty In Young Girls

Posted 06.15.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While academics have been quick to note that the age of girls hitting puberty has fallen by five years in the past century, the reason why has been ha...