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FoodSwitch Is an Addictive App to Help Find Healthier Food

The Conversation UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Monday morning and here I am reaching my hand to a bowl full of my favourite granola. But wait, I have just downloaded this new app on my phone that helps me make healthier food choices by comparing the food labels of the foods I choose, versus alternatives with lower fat, saturated fat and salt content

Is United Airlines Out to Destroy Business Class?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Sorry to sound like a downer, but let's face it, we can agree that airline food is mediocre at its best. No matter the propaganda sent out by the airline's marketing "mad-men", five-star cuisine and reheated food just don't mesh.

Foods That Can Help Reduce Snoring

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly half the population snores, and while it is something that's joked about, snoring can put a serious crimp in your life. If you're the snorer a...

Would You Have Adult Circumcision If It Prevented Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's good news and bad news, chaps. The good news is that researchers at the University of Montreal and the INRS-Institut-Armand-Frappier have ...

How I Lost 60 Pounds Without Dieting or Eliminating Food Groups

Nowreen Nazmi | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nowreen Nazmi

In my early 20s, a friend took me to her gym, where I decided to weigh myself. The number on the scale horrified me so much that I immediately started to make better choices around eating and continued to exercise almost everyday.

Your 7-a-Day

John C. Parkin | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John C. Parkin

The fact is that 75% of people don't get to 5-a-day, never mind 7 or even 10. And any of them that are trying to get to 5 (but not making it), when they see the figure going up, will probably go 'F**k It', and reach for the chocolate.

Poorna Bell

What To Eat If You're Going Wheat And Gluten-Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With an increasing number of signs in cafes and recipes in magazines evidencing the popularity of wheat and gluten-free foods, some of us are left won...

Obesity Is Normal Says Chief Medical Officer But Don't Panic, Brown Owl Is on the Case!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Dame Sally Davies said that too many people ignore the problem of obesity and view the fact that many of their friends and neighbours being very big people as quite acceptable. What incredible insight this woman must have!

Which Part Of Britain Gets The Most Number Of Takeaways?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know they're bad for our diet, but it seems us Brits just can't get enough of takeaways. According to VoucherCodes.co.uk we spend a whoppin...

Do You Know Which Everyday Foods Are Sugar Traps?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss and Patricia Doma | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've got a sweet-tooth you could be in for a shock, The World Health Organisation has warned that the average adult's daily sugar consumption sho...

Two More Reasons To Get Good Sleep

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A bad night's sleep may seem trivial, but consistently poor sleep may be linked to metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity. A new researc...

Is Sugar Evil?

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

The World Heath Organisation has suggested that the recommended maximum daily intake of sugar should be halved, stating that we should be aiming for sugar to be no more 5% of our calorie intake for the day. I have several issues with that statement.

Who Do You Trust for the Best Diet Advice?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

The bottom line is to get back to basics and don't be fooled by gimmicks or fad diets trying to sway you to follow a new trend. Explore your roots and the food culture that has been handed down from generation to generation. If it was good enough for grandma, chances are it's good for you too.

Five Signs to Check for Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Cristina Criddle | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the controversy surrounding no make-up selfies to raise breast cancer awareness, knowing which symptoms to look out for is crucial. Most women...

Chinese Man Has 13Kg Tumour Removed From His Back In Nine-Hour Operation

Rex Features | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Auto mechanic Yang Ha has endured a 13kg tumour on his back since he was a teenager. But after his local village chipped in nearly £2,000 and his...

Why It's Time to Go Beyond the Mediterranean Diet

Layne Lieberman | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

What we've failed to acknowledge is that the Mediterranean diet is more about a lifestyle than it is about a diet. The word lifestyle is hard to wrap our heads around because it's not something we like to change. Diet is a way of eating, yet we don't think twice about going on and off popular diets.

It's Official: We Never Learn From Our Hangovers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Waking up the morning after the night before with a hangover from hell does not stop drinkers from getting back on it, public health researchers have ...

How to Change Your Life in 15 Minutes

David Green | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

There is a natural way to remind us how to be happy - through meditation - the superfood for the mind. It's been around for thousands of years, has no negative side effects and our brain power is enhanced and not ruined. There are countless scientific studies showing the huge benefits of meditation for the mind, the body and our general wellbeing.

How Appetite As A Child Indicates Obesity As An Adult

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Babies that have big appetites are usually seen as a healthy sign, but scientists say it may indicate they are more predisposed to obesity later on in...

Poorna Bell

Cameron Diaz's Body Book: Good Fitspiration

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cameron Diaz's The Body Book released to mixed reactions. Jezebel and HuffPost Canada loved it, saying it was "genuinely useful", while Daisy Buch...

Do Mobile Phones Cause Cancer?

The Huffington Bell | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People react to new inventions in much the same way: a mixture of mistrust, awe and fear. It was the same with electricity and the invention of the ca...

Breast Cancer Drug Launched To Help Women Who Have Stopped Responding To Herceptin

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A breast cancer drug for women who have stopped responding to Herceptin has been launched in the UK. Kadcyla - also called T-DM1 - is given to pati...

Do You Know The Symptoms Of Mouth Cancer?

PA/The Huffington Bell | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most people with kidney or bladder cancer symptoms will see their doctor after two days, but people with symptoms of mouth cancer tend to wait weeks b...

Getting the Corporate Nation Healthy

Dr Katherine Tryon | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Katherine Tryon

It is indisputable that chronic diseases are increasing, with conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease accounting for over 63% of deaths in the world today. These can be avoided or better managed through healthier lifestyle choices, presenting a clear need for focus on prevention as well as treatment.

Chocolate, Tea And Wine Could Guard Against Diabetes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Three million people in the UK have now been diagnosed with diabetes, according to charity Diabetes UK, which is why countless of research is constant...