How to sleep: Seven ways to promote good sleep – have you tried this?

Sleep statistics paint a gloomy picture. According to research carried out by the Royal Society for Public health, Britons are under-sleeping by an hour every night, which equates to a whole night’s sleep over the course of the week. While a lack of sleep may seem relatively harmless, the cost of ongoing sleepless nights has been linked to cardiovascular complications. […]

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Muslims warned to avoid camels and raw milk in Mecca over virus fears

Health officials warn British Muslims to avoid camels and raw milk if they travel to the holy city of Mecca amid fears of deadly MERS virus Hajj this year will take place from August 9 to August 14, the Foreign Office says Millions of Muslims from around the world will travel to Mecca in Saudi Arabia People are urged to […]

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Bedbug infestation: Three tips to get rid of the critters – have you tried this?

Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown insects that often live on furniture or bedding. But can also found inn other crevices such as in objects under the bed and under carpeting. They bite the exposed skin of sleeping humans and animals to feed on their blood. According to the NHS, there are three main ways to get ride of bedbugs.  The health […]

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Warfarin diet: 19 foods to avoid

A doctor may prescribe warfarin to someone who has had a blood clot in the past, as they are at a higher risk of blood clots in the future. Other factors that increase the chances of a blood clot include: obesity pregnancy long periods of inactivity smoking irregular heartbeat trauma older age chronic inflammatory diseases diabetes high blood pressure high […]

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Eczema diet tips: Foods to eat and avoid

While no cure exists, over-the-counter creams and medications that can help to reduce inflammation are available. Sometimes, a doctor may recommend avoiding foods known to make eczema worse. Some foods may trigger the release of T cells that cause inflammation, as well as immunoglobulin-E or IgE, which is an antibody that the body produces in response to a threat. Foods […]

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Want to Eat Healthier? Avoid Stores With Snacks at Checkout

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 — Getting rid of candy and chips at the supermarket checkout could lead to a dramatic reduction in junk food consumption, researchers say. “Changing what food is displayed at checkouts seems to have an impact on what customers buy. It could also have an impact on what they eat, but we can’t be sure about that,” […]

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Healthy? Stay fit to avoid a heart attack

Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness could be a warning sign of future problems, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal today. Cardiorespiratory fitness refers to the ability of the blood circulation and respiratory systems to supply adequate oxygen to muscles […]

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Men with prostate cancer willing to accept lower survival odds to avoid side effects

Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in men but in many cases it is a […]

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Most single women freeze their eggs to avoid ‘panic parenting’

Most single women freeze their eggs to avoid ‘panic parenting’ because they haven’t found Mr Right – NOT for medical reasons Researchers at De Montfort University interviewed 31 women about their choice Found that medical need – such as chemotherapy – was not a driving force for it  Also found information available to women considering process is inadequate Most single […]

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