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Calories In Popular Foods To Be Slashed To Tackle Obesity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Calories in popular foods could soon be reduced as part of the Government’s plan to tackle obesity. Public Health England (PHE) hopes to implement ...

Contraceptive Pill 'Linked To Lowered Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who take the contraceptive pill for seven years or more have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. Rheuma...

Peanut Allergy Cure May Be On Horizon With Trial Treatment Still Working After Four Years

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may have discovered a cure for peanut allergies after a treatment administered four years ago has proven to still be effective in patients....

Vaginal Mesh 'Scandal' As Thousands Forced To Have Implants Removed Due To Complications

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of women have been forced to have surgery to remove vaginal mesh implants due to complications, NHS records suggest. Figures obtained by the...

Bodybuilder With Undiagnosed Condition Dies After Consuming High-Protein Diet

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A bodybuilder has died after consuming excessive amounts of protein which her body couldn’t process properly due to an undiagnosed genetic disorder....

Quarter Of Cancer Survivors Find Life After Illness Harder Than Treatment

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than a quarter (26%) of women diagnosed with breast cancer say life after treatment is harder than the treatment itself, a charity has warned. Ne...

'Fat But Fit' Is A Myth, New Research Suggests

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The concept of being “fit but fat” is a myth, researchers have said. The comments come after a new study found that even if people have healthy bl...

Scientists Have Discovered A Simple Memory Trick That'll Stop You Forgetting Your Umbrella

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re prone to leaving your brolly at home, listen up. The next time you hear about the possibility of rain on the weather forecast, try imagini...

Health MOT Could Help Prevent 'Silent Killer' Conditions Such As Heart Disease And Stroke

Press Association | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People could be given a health MOT in plans to cut early deaths and prevent heart disease, it is reported. Seven million people are said to be unaware...

How Drinking Tea Could Help Your Body Fight Flu

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking tea could be the key to keeping flu at bay, according to a new study. Researchers discovered a gut microbe which helped prevent severe flu in...

People Who Smoke Marijuana Are 'Three Times More Likely To Die From High Blood Pressure'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who smoke weed are three times more likely to die from high blood pressure than those who do not, new research suggests. Scientists in the US ...

Waitrose Becomes Second Supermarket To Cover Tampon Tax On Behalf Of Customers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Waitrose has become the second UK supermarket to reduce the price of sanitary products in order to cover the cost of the “tampon tax” on behalf of...

How A Daily Drink Of Alcohol Can Raise Your Risk Of Skin Cancer

SWNS | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking just one glass of beer or wine a day could give you skin cancer, scientists have warned - and it isn’t to do with the amount of time you sp...

PrEP In England Is Coming - We Must Now Make Sure No-one At Risk Of HIV Is Left Behind

Ian Green | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Ian Green

We must not underestimate the power of PrEP.  In 29 days time, we could be marking the beginning of the end for HIV transmission in England, once PrEP is being put to use alongside other HIV prevention tools, such as condoms, testing and treatment. Every day that passes without access to PrEP, more people are being diagnosed with a highly stigmatised and lifelong condition. They will need to take medication for the rest of their lives, and are likely to face stigma and discrimination because of their HIV status.

'Brain-Training' Games Will Not Prevent Dementia, Try These Ideas Instead

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sudoku and other “brain-training” games do little to prevent dementia, contrary to widespread belief, a report has revealed. More than one third o...

Surgeons Call For Break Rooms In Hospitals To Help Tackle Stress

Press Association | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Surgeons have called for the return of the hospital mess to give under-stress doctors a break and help improve patient safety. The measure is among a ...

Experiencing Delirium After Surgery Might Be An Early Warning Sign Of Dementia

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Delirium after undergoing surgery can triple the chances of older patients developing dementia, research has shown. The disturbed mental state, marked...

Drinking This Type Of Alcohol Could 'Significantly Protect Against Diabetes'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking wine regularly throughout the week could ‘significantly protect against diabetes’, a new study has found. Consuming it three or four days...

Horseflies Are Causing Chaos Across UK, Here's How To Treat Their Bites (Graphic Images)

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: this article contains images of a medical nature. Forget giant hogweed, horseflies are the newest atrocity plaguing the nation. People across...

15 Things You Should Never Say To A Person With Depression

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to help a loved one with depression, telling them to “cheer up”, is not the answer. Depression is an illness and as such, it’s compl...

'Complete The Course' Antibiotics Advice Is Incorrect, Experts Suggest

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s time to call an end to the “complete the course” message for some antibiotics, experts have said. Writing in The British Medical Journal (B...

Plummeting Sperm Counts Could Result In Human Extinction, Doctor Warns

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A doctor has warned that rapidly declining sperm counts could result in humans becoming extinct. Dr Hagai Levine led a team of researchers who analyse...

Why Do We Blackout When Drunk? Everything You Need To Know About Alcohol-Related Memory Loss

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ever woken up after a big night out with no memory of how you got home, what you did or what you said? It’s called blacking out and according to Pr...

These Three Simple Lifestyle Changes Could Extend Your Life By Seven Years Or More

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you don’t smoke, are not obese and you consume alcohol moderately, you can expect to live an extra seven years longer than the general population...

Samaritans Teams Up With Hairdressers To Highlight The Life-Saving Power Of Listening

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Suicide prevention charity Samaritans is calling on hairdressers and barbers across the UK to help let people know that listening saves lives. There a...