General Health

31 March 2014

10 ways to protect your eyes

Our eyes are one of our most important organs giving us 80% of the information about our surroundings. It should be on our priority list to get them checked regularly, ...
30 March 2014

Brits opting to 5:2 their lives as well as their diet

The 5:2 diet has seen incredible success, and now it seems we're extending it to the rest of our lives.  Half of Britons, equivalent to 26 million people will 5:2 their lives ...
29 March 2014

Top tips to make the most of your mornings

This Sunday, March 30th, the clocks will go forward one hour marking the beginning of British Summer Time.  Despite losing an hour, the mornings will be lighter so what better ...
29 March 2014

Sugar raises the risk of heart attack

Sugar-laden foods and drinks could triple your chances of dying from heart disease, according to a new study. Scientists in the US found that consuming the equivalent of a can a ...
26 March 2014

Bowel Cancer UK calls for better services for those at higher risk

Bowel Cancer UK is bringing to light the shocking lack of surveillance screening available to those with higher risk of the disease. The cancer charity is calling for this to be ...
26 March 2014

Dementia may be affected by your fitness and IQ at 18

Teenagers with poor fitness and poor cognitive performance are 7 times more likely to develop early-onset dementia, according to research published in the journal Brain. The research, conducted at Gothenburg University, ...
24 March 2014

Quality of sleep drops once we change the clocks

Turning the clocks forward by an hour may herald the longer, lighter days of Summer but it leaves us with a temporary ‘Spring – lag’, according to the latest findings ...
22 March 2014

The future of smoking

Despite Government regulation which has increasingly side-lined smokers in society, it’s thought that about 22% of the UK’s adult population still light up on a regular basis. But the fastest growing ...
21 March 2014

Cheryl Cole speaks about her fight against malaria

Cheryl Cole battled life-threatening malaria four years ago, and in a bid to bring attention to the devastating epidemic that claims thousands of lives across Africa, she is speaking out ...
21 March 2014

Selfie app launched to bring awareness to cervical cancer

The no make-up selfie campaign has so far raised over £1 million this week for Cancer Research, as women take it in their own hands to raise money and awareness ...
20 March 2014

Boost your happiness with these tips

International Day of Happiness takes place on today, March 20 and with increasing research suggesting that a positive outlook can have an amazing impact on our overall health and wellbeing, we’re ...
19 March 2014

Actress Gemma Oaten discusses her struggle with an eating disorder

You’ve been announced as the patron for the charity SEED, how does this make you feel? Immensely proud, words can't begin to explain. It kind of feels like my journey has ...
17 March 2014

Heart disease ranked the biggest health concern for over 45s

For the majority of over 45s heart health is a main concern, with heart disease ranking top on their list of health concerns.  Despite this, almost half of them have no ...
17 March 2014

Busting the myth of coffee and dehydration

Coffee has long been blamed to cause dehydration in drinkers, owed to the fact that caffeine is a mild diuretic - but we're here to bust that health myth.  During Nutrition ...
16 March 2014

Brits risking health for last-minute holidays

Bargain-hunting Brits would risk a potentially fatal holiday disease in order to land a last-minute trip to the sun, according to new research. Nearly half of those surveyed said running out ...
14 March 2014

World Sleep Day: Top tips for a great night's sleep

Over 75 per cent of the UK are not getting the sleep they need with 43 per cent unsurprisingly describing themselves as “permanently exhausted”, it's time we got some good ...
14 March 2014

Is sleep apnoea affecting your life?

Do your eyelids feel heavy during meetings? Do you need two or three cups of coffee just to make it through the day?  A survey conducted by Philips reveals that over ...
13 March 2014

Google more trusted than doctors for diagnosis

Despite terrifying diagnosis’s coming up when we type a couple of symptoms into Google, new research has revealed that one in five trust these more so than their doctor. Accordign to ...
12 March 2014

Smokers think more about quitting than they do sex

It’s National No Smoking Day today, and to mark it, a new survey has revealed that smokers think more about quitting smoking than they do sex or their partner. What’s more, ...
12 March 2014

Neck and back pain affecting our sleep

Neck and back pain is preventing nearly half of people from sleeping, according to new research from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and Sealy beds. The research indicates that people are not ...
11 March 2014

Race for Life celebrates 20 years this summer

Cancer Research UK is urging women to stand together and unite against cancer this summer by signing up to take part in the 20th anniversary of Race for Life. The women who ...
10 March 2014

Smokers warned against increased risk of blindness

You may associate smoking with lung cancer, respiratory disease and heart problems but did you know it has a major effect on eye health? Tobacco smoke is composed of as many ...
10 March 2014

Millions of Brits living in fear of throwing up

A research paper on the little-known but chronic condition of emetophobia, or an extreme fear of throwing up, was presented to the Royal Society of Medicine in a bid to ...
8 March 2014

Help save a life on International Women's Day

A straight forward conversation with the woman you love about her heart could be enough to save her life, says the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Maureen Talbot, a Senior Cardiac Nurse ...