Dehydration

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...