It's been almost a month since George Osborne announced a soft drinks levy in the Budget. While the measure remains popular with the public, some have challenged the principle or approach to taxing sugary drinks. But do the criticisms stack up? Here I set straight seven of the common myths and criticisms...
There are many restauranteurs completely committed to the free-from trade- so committed that they've gone exclusively free-from; offering their customers everything from gluten free onion rings to sugar-free cheesecake! Read on to find the restaurants that make living with a restricted diet, just that bit easier...
It is well-known amongst healthcare professionals that women are more likely to visit their GP and be more involved with their health. Some men can feel that by going to their doctor they'll be seen as someone who is making a fuss. Their default option may be simply to do nothing and carry on.
We're constantly told to watch what we eat, keep as active as we can, have a healthy lifestyle and manage our weight. But why are these messages so important and what are we all striving to achieve?
Patients with heart conditions, diabetes, or asthma, for example, would all benefit from being able to track their own health data and share this with their GP to improve care - particularly from a preventative perspective.
Insoluble fibre is not people food. Humans can't digest and absorb it like sugar or fat or vitamins. We don't have the enzymes that can break it down, so it stays intact, until it hits the colon where it becomes bacteria food.
The Jolly Boys, brought together through their mutual love of football have come together with rock group Jagged Edge to release a charity single they hope will raise thousands of pounds for diabetes charities around the country.
Mobile devices and gadgets are now ubiquitous. According to Ofcom, at the beginning of 2015 in the UK, 93% of adults personally owned/used a mobile phone ‒ 66% of adults had a smartphone and 61% used their handset to access the Internet.
Some of the critics of the tax have said that this is a step too far and product labelling would give parents the knowledge they need and allow them to make an informed choice but as Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef and food campaigner has said "the time for gentle words has passed. We need to be bold". I couldn't agree more because the safety of our children is at stake. This is a step change in improving the nation's health and will save lives.
This autumn, a group of cross-party MPs posed questions to the Department of Health, in an attempt to gather information on the current state of the U...
I wanted to share what happened to raise awareness of how dangerous diabetes can be. I had it and I didn't know. I knew low blood sugar could be immediately bad and high blood sugar posed risks in the long term. But I didn't realise it was possible to get so ill so quickly.
Being open about having diabetes is also so important. As an actress, I used to not tell people on set that I had Type 1 diabetes because I didn't want to be seen as being difficult. But now I am more open and talk about my experience of the condition as I want to show other young people that it doesn't have to stop you following your dreams.
The rising "obesity and diabetes epidemic" and weight-loss surgery are rarely away from our newspaper headlines and TV screens. As a weight-loss surgeon I frequently encounter hostile reactions from other clinicians and even patients themselves arguing against the very concept of weight-loss surgery.
Halloween is one of the few occasions throughout the year where it's considered socially acceptable to overindulge on chocolate and sweets; for kids and parents alike. But social tradition doesn't make your body any better at coping with such a high and fast influx of sugars.
"Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results" - that was Einstein's definition of insanity. But look around you and reflect on how often we find this madness? Why is that we have such a habit of doing the same thing over and over again, even when we keep getting poor outcomes?
Research can make a huge difference, 25 years ago a corneal transplant had a 50/50 chance of success - now it has a 90 percent chance. Cataract procedures are now routine, laser eye surgery is nowadays a very safe procedure - but that is only through years of research.