Experts' tips in how to avoid indulging your most unhealthy cravings

Always food shop on a full tummy: Experts give their top tips in how to avoid indulging your most unhealthy cravings – and recommend some tiny lifestyle changes that can soothe irritated skin conditions In the final 20 of our series of 100 health secrets to transform your life, leading dermatologists recommend the tiny changes you can make to soothe […]

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Women with a low desire to avoid pregnancy still use contraception

A new study from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health challenges assumptions that women with the highest preference against pregnancy use more effective contraceptive methods and that women who might welcome pregnancy do not use contraception. Overall, women with a stronger preference to avoid pregnancy were far more likely to use […]

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You should chew sugar-free gum 'to avoid your teeth rotting'

Chewing gum after meals could help you avoid tooth decay by producing more saliva and washing away harmful germs (but scientists say it must be sugar-free) Scientists looked at 12 studies dating back 50 years to come to their conclusion  Works by producing more saliva which rinses away acid that forms when we eat Artificial sweeteners also trigger immune response […]

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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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