Top Tips For Staying Safe In The Sun

Emma Hammett | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hammett

Summer holidays are special! They are a great chance to spend some quality time with the kids away from the distractions of school and nursery. Sometimes kids play results in unavoidable bumps and scrapes and that is part of growing up. However, having the knowledge to know what to do in a medical emergency can make all the difference in confidently judging when an accident is serious and requires medical intervention.

Somalia Crisis: One By One, My Children Slipped Away

Sean Ryan | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Sean Ryan

Across Somalia, the country worst affected by the Horn of Africa's escalating food crisis, more than half a million people are on the move in epic scenes that show not only the desperate urgency of fundraising appeals but also, sadly, the limits of the aid agencies' reach.

This Incredible Worm Can Come Back To Life After Being Totally Frozen

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech

A worm has astonished scientists by coming back to life after being frozen to its very core, rivalling even the phoenix’s reputation for regeneratio...

Dehydration In Babies And Young Children

Parentdish UK | Pip Jones | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Parents

Sometimes referred to as the 'forgotten nutrient', water is absolutely essential to our health. It makes up two thirds of our body mass and so, when i...

How to Stay Hydrated This Winter

Alison Paton | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Paton

In the Summer months many of us become attached to our water bottles but in the Winter a cold glass of iced water isn't generally seen as the drink of choice (especially when Mulled wine is on offer!). So what can we do?

Ten Signs Your Body Is Dehydrated

James Haskell | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Continuing with my recent theme about the importance of maintaining the right levels of hydration. I wanted to continue to reinforce just how important this aspect is, by illustrating some of the more extreme consequences of failure to do so.

Are You Drinking Enough Water? Take Our Quick Quiz To Find Out

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ensuring you are drinking enough water is vitally important for your health, as water lubricates the joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out wast...

Could Dehydration Be The Thing Making You Gain Weight?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Feeling thirsty is your body's way of saying you are already dehydrated. The trick is that you want to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day so th...

Water you waiting for? Eat Foods Rich in Water

Jennifer Irvine | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Irvine

I often find that healthy portion sizes of fruit and vegetables won't provide us with all the fluid we need but they're a great source of "time-released" fluid. Unlike a glass of water, which leaves the stomach and gets into the blood stream relatively quickly, food takes longer to be digested and therefore releases water into your system more slowly.

How Much of a Risk is the Recent Heatwave to Health?

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

The vast majority of deaths during heatwaves are among the eldery and other 'at-risk' groups, which includes the very young and people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some medications can make your skin especially sensitive to sunlight or reduce your body's ability to regulate its own body heat.

It Might Be Snowmageddon In Britain, But Sydney Is Sizzling In Record-Breaking 45.8C Heat (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

While you're pulling on yet another jumper, spare a thought for Sydney - which has been sweltering its way through the hottest day on record - as temp...

Painkillers Cause Headaches - Finding Another Way

Laura Knowles | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Painkillers can't be considered as a cure for headaches. They block the pain receptors that are giving the brain the message that there is a problem. Painkillers are not addressing the problem of where the headache is really coming from.

Could Fainting Be Hereditary?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A recent study has suggested that fainting could be in our genetic make-up, after a link was found between fainting episodes and identical twins. T...

One Year On: Delivering on the Promises of Vaccines for All

Alex Kent | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Alex Kent

Two days of incubation in a child's body is enough for the virus to do its work. If they are unable to fight it they will end up so severely dehydrated they will have to go to hospital, they could end up on a drip, of several weeks, at which point the child's brain and development will have been so severely affected, and in some cases unfortunate enough to lose their life.

Is Tea, Coffee And Lettuce Better Than Water When It Comes To Hydration?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While experts have often stated caffeine-based drinks dehydrate the body, new research suggests otherwise. According to a team of scientists, the ...

Mission Hydrate: Do You Drink Enough Water?

Anne Look | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

There are plenty of signs to suggest that you're dehydrated. Headaches, irritability, weakness, cravings for sugar and salt, dizzy spells, dark urine, a dry mouth, nausea and even vomiting are common ones.

Angry? Drink A Glass Of Water

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you feel a sudden surge of anger, there may be an underlying reason why you’re losing your cool - thirst. Dehydration affects cognition, conc...

Are You Getting Enough?

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Adults who drink half a litre of water a day or less, are increasing their chances of having high blood sugar levels, research has revealed. The s...