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Eating Turmeric In Curry Could Stave Off Dementia, Study Suggests

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (11:46)

Eating a portion of curry once a week may reduce your risk of developing dementia, new research suggests. 

The study, conducted by scientists at Edith Cowan University in Australia, looked at the impact the chemical curcumin has on the brain.

Curcumin is found in the popular spice...

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Study Reveals The Age When You Start To Lose Friends

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (10:55)

How many friends did you have during secondary school? What about university? How does that compare to how many friends you have now?

A new study has revealed...

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Model Stina Sanders Shares Troll's D**k Pic To Raise Awareness Of Sexual Harassment Online

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (09:24)

Model and blogger Stina Sanders is sick and tired of being sexually harassed online.

The 24-year-old, from London, has made a stand by sharing a d**k pic she received from a troll to her 129,000 Instagram followers. 

Speaking to The Huffington Post UK, Sanders said she receives between three...

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Woman Gets Ultimate Revenge By Sending Ex-Boyfriend 'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (15:23)

From weeing in your ex's bath water to spray painting their car, we thought we'd seen every kind of revenge the broken-hearted had to offer. 

But one woman has come up with a unique (and completely hilarious) way to teach her cheating ex-boyfriend a lesson.

The woman,...

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Tess Holliday Photo Rejected By Facebook For 'Violating Health And Fitness Policy'

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (12:20)

When feminist group Cherchez la Femme recently created an advert for a body positivity event, plus size model Tess Holliday seemed like the obvious poster girl. 

But in an ironic turn of events, their advert, which was intended to promote positive body image, was rejected by Facebook for...

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Life Hack: How To Peel A Kiwi In Seconds

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (11:35)

Kiwis are great. Kiwi skins...not so great.

Thankfully the life hack video above is here to show you how to remove that pesky, furry coating in seconds.

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99-Year-Old Thought To Be World's Oldest Person To Beat Cancer After Receiving NHS Operation

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (10:12)

A 99-year-old is thought to be the oldest person to beat cancer in the world after recently undergoing bowel cancer surgery on the NHS.

Grandfather Victor Marston, from Dorset, was rushed to Royal Bournemouth Hospital earlier this month after he began experiencing intense stomach pain.

Dr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon, from the hospital, was one of the medics who treated him. 

“I was notified by our registrar team that a gentleman his late 90s had presented to casualty with features suggestive of a blockage in the bowel," he says in the video above.

After completing a series of tests, Dr Wijeyekoon and his team discovered Marston had a tumour which was causing a blockage in his bowels. 

 

Although doctors explained that surgery could be risky, but his other option was doing nothing and simply "passing on". 

He said: “I didn’t fancy that, I thought 'I don’t see why I can’t go on a bit longer.'”

The operation to remove the tumour went without any difficulties and Marston is now in the process of making a "remarkable recovery". 

The pensioner says that despite some newspapers reporting that patients do not receive a high level of care at the weekend, he could not have higher praise for the staff who treated him.

"I read in the paper about the older people being neglected," he adds. 

"[That's] only some, because they're not neglected here.

"They do their job and keep you going as long as they can. You can't say more than...

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Official Diet Advice Is Having 'Disastrous Health Consequences' On Nation, Report Warns

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (09:09)

Official guidelines that urge people to follow a low-fat diet are having "disastrous health consequences" on the nation, a new report has warned.

The report, by the National Obesity Forum (NOF) and the Public Health Collaboration, has told the public to "eat fat to get...

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Woman Claims She Was Body Shamed By Her Gym Due To Her Chest Size

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (15:37)

A gym-goer has claimed she was body-shamed by staff at her local health club, who said her workout clothes were "inappropriate".

Rose Nickels says she was wearing a black vest top at Movati Athletic Club in Orleans, Canada, and believes staff disapproved because of her "large...

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Pornhub Launches BangFit, A Game To Help You Get Fit While Having Sex

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (14:53)

"No matter how busy you are, you'll always find time to get busy."

That's just one of the oh-so-cheesy sells from BangFit, the new sex-based workout created by Pornhub.

The workout takes the form of a game, whereby users complete "sexercise" in order to gain points.

After selecting whether they wish to play with one, two or three players, users will be shown a sex-based fitness class (otherwise known as a porno) that they'll then need to copy in real life.

While mimicking the moves on screen, users will need to wear a BangFit belt in order to track their movements.

The makers have supposedly created the game to combat our sedentary lifestyles, as some studies have shown regular sex can be beneficial for fitness.

Once their session has "cum" to an end, players will receive a notification to their phone, telling them how many calories they've burned. 

As Pornhub's advert says: "You won't be pumping iron, but you'll be pumping none the...

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People Affected By Mental Health Conditions Explain The Importance Of Supportive Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (14:37)

Having someone to talk to when you're living with a mental health condition can make the world of difference. 

Luke, 33, suffered in silence while living with depression for almost a decade.

"Before speaking about it I felt like I was living two lives," he tells The...

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5:2 Diet Produces Same Weight Loss Results As Cutting Daily Calories, Study Suggests

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (11:33)

If you're looking to lose weight longterm, the 5:2 diet may not be the best plan for you.

The plan requires dieters to eat normally for five days of the week, then says women should eat 500 calories per day and men should eat 600 calories per day...

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Vets Said This Wide-Eyed Cat Wouldn't Live Past Six Months, Four Years Later He's Ruling Instagram

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (10:35)

Vets said Kevin the cat wouldn't live for more than six months after he was found abandoned in a car park. 

But thanks to the love of a good owner, the kitty is full of life more than four years later. 

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NHS Opens Frozen Human Faeces Bank To 'Save Lives' From Disease

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (09:54)

A frozen faecal bank containing samples of human waste has been opened at a Portsmouth hospital to help NHS medics treat diseases.

According to researchers, swallowing human faeces could save hundreds of lives every year and dramatically improve the quality of life of many more.

Faecal transplants are...

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Lifestyle Blogger Reveals How To Change Your Body With Digital Editing In Two Minutes

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2016 | (11:49)

Every day we're bombarded by images of people looking "perfect" on social media. 

But, as one lifestyle blogger has pointed out, we can't always take these images at face value.

Amelia, who runs the blog xameliax, recently posted a before and after photo of herself wearing a bikini on Instagram.

At first glance the image looks like a weight loss photo, but in a YouTube video the 28-year-old reveals the "after" image was created using a digital editing app.

A photo posted by xameliax (@xameliax) on

"This transformation was done with an app on my phone in under two minutes," Amelia says.

"It's scary just how easy it was to change my entire body and how realistic it actually looks.

"We all know Photoshop exists, but I guess you don't expect to see it on social media as well as the magazines and everywhere else so being bombarded by all these 'perfect' photos can take its toll."

The blogger, from the Midlands, has now launched her own body positivity campaign to encourage women to love their natural bodies.

She's inviting her followers to post an un-retouched image of themselves online along with a line about themselves and the hashtag #JustAsIAm. 

As Amelia says: "The next time you feel intimidated by ‘perfect’ images you see online it might help you remember – seeing isn’t always believing online these...

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Photo Of Grieving Dog At Owner's Memorial Is Breaking Hearts Around The World

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2016 | (11:13)

Earlier this month 21-year-old Abraham Martinez died in a car crash.

Understandably, his family are devastated by the tragedy, including his dog, Jax.

Abraham's sister, Alexandra, posted a heartbreaking photo onto Twitter showing the German shepherd lying in front of a memorial for her brother.

She posted it with the...

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Warning Over Rise Of Antibiotic Resistance: Should I Take The Full Course Of Medicine?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2016 | (10:27)

For decades we've relied on antibiotics to make us better when we're ill.

But a new report has warned that, by 2050, "superbugs" will kill someone every three seconds, due to the threat of antibiotic resistance. 

Scientists behind the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance have called for major investment in the...

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Take Aspirin 'Immediately' After Minor Stroke To Limit Further Risk, Experts Urge

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2016 | (09:41)

People should take aspirin "immediately" if they believe they have suffered a minor stroke in order to reduce their risk of having another, more major stroke, experts have said.

Aspirin is already prescribed to people who have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA, often called a...

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People Affected By Mental Health Conditions Explain The Importance Of Supportive Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted 18 May 2016 | (15:43)

Having someone to talk to when you're living with a mental health condition can make the world of difference. 

Luke, 33, suffered in silence while living with...

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Artist's Honest Illustrations About Anxiety Aim To 'Ease A Worried Mind'

(0) Comments | Posted 18 May 2016 | (14:15)

When you suffer from anxiety, the mix of emotions you're bombarded with on a daily basis can sometimes feel overwhelming. 

In her new book 'Thin Slices Of Anxiety', illustrator Catherine Lepage depicts her own experiences of the mental health condition in order to help...

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