General Health

27 January 2014

Arthritis sufferers waiting months to see specialist

Despite efforts by the NHS to reduce waiting times, people suffering with arthritis still have 'unacceptable' delays to see a specialist, says new research.  Patients with the debilitating diseases of rheumatoid arthritis ...
24 January 2014

Lose weight by turning the central heating down

The answer to weight loss could be simple according to new research which suggests that lowering the central heating could help burn more calories. Dutch researchers say that higher temperatures in ...
23 January 2014

Want a happy lifestyle? Owning a pet could be the answer

We all want happiness in our lives, and it turns out a pet could be the answer to that, says new research.  A study of over 2,000 UK pet owners for ...
22 January 2014

Women are failing to support heart health

Heart disease has long been seen as a male problem, but recent figures show that it affects men and women equally. Heart disease kills one in three men and one in ...
21 January 2014

How to cure a craving

The Iyashi Dome: A 30 Minute Craving Cure Trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle can be hard, especially cutting back on caffeine, sugar and alcohol. The intention is often there, but ...
19 January 2014

Smokers justify actions as social

Smokers are justifying their habit by labelling it as a social activity, and claiming they are nothing more than a social smoker, according to new research. But in actual fact, many ...
16 January 2014

Don't let a cold disrupt you in the day or night

At this time of year, blocked noses, congested sinuses and sore throats can affect us all. And when we’re suffering with a cold, the effects on our day and on ...
15 January 2014

Smokers care more about their looks than their health

Vain smokers are more concerned about the effects cigarettes have on their looks than their health, research has revealed. Experts found despite the potentially fatal long-term consequences of lighting up regularly ...
14 January 2014

More people diagnosed with cancer each year than ever before

A third of a million people are now being diagnosed with cancer every year, this is the first time the number has every hit 330,000, according to the latest figures ...
9 January 2014

Fit teenagers less likely to have heart attack

It’s imperative we urge our teenagers to keep fit and exercise to help reduce their risk of a heart attack later in life, according to new research. In a study of ...
8 January 2014

Protect against asthma with fruit and veg

We’re constantly told the importance of fruit and vegetables, and a new study has revealed it could help to protect against asthma too. The research, conducted on mice fed a high-fibre ...
6 January 2014

Winter’s effect on our body and mind revealed

As we head into January it’s surely we can’t start to think about Spring and Summer now, isn’t it? Whilst we get through these final months of cold, wet and ...
4 January 2014

Help reduce heart attack deaths with your New Year's Resolution

As 92,000 people in the UK suffer heart attacks each year, and a third of those die as a result, St John Ambulance is calling for you to make a new year's ...
3 January 2014

Commuters feeling the January Blues

It's cold outside, the wind is playing up and the chances are you've just come back from your Christmas break - it's no wonder the commute is getting you down ...
2 January 2014

How to have a healthy family in 2014

After a cold winter, mums across the UK may need a bit of support to keep their family’s immune systems in tip top condition particularly after an indulgent festive period. Janet ...
1 January 2014

Tips on how to stick to your New Year's Resolutions

The ‘New Year’ is that infamous period when people make ambitious changes to their lifestyle, in order to achieve the ‘New Year, New You’ status that everyone so desires, but ...
29 December 2013

Will you be giving up alcohol in January and taking part in the Dryathlon?

This January, Cancer Research UK is challenging the nation to bin the booze and raise money with the return of Dryathlon.   Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to conquer the ...
27 December 2013

14 ways to improve your heart health

According to the British Heart Foundation, heart disease is the biggest cause of death in the UK. By making 14 simple diet and lifestyle changes, as recommended by Dietician Helen ...
23 December 2013

Why Christmas is good for your health

Always thought that Christmas was a time for indulgence and letting good intentions slip by the wayside? Well, don’t be too tough on yourself, you may be having a healthier ...
23 December 2013

Hangover? Here's some helpful tips

Tis the season to be jolly, but with a seemingly endless stream of parties to enjoy over Christmas and New Year, it can be all too easy to overindulge. Fiona Hunter ...
22 December 2013

How to avoid a sore throat over Christmas

A sore throat can strike for an average of 3 days at a time, according to new research, but we of course don’t want it to ruin our Christmas time. Here ...
20 December 2013

Eye health tips for the festive season

There's going to be plenty of late nights over the next week or so, and you'll want your eyes looking bright and sparkling too, so we have some tips to ...
17 December 2013

A million Brits think you can 'catch' Diabetes

Diabetes is something that we should all be aware of, even more so because Type 2 is something that we can help prevent. Yet, it would seem people are in ...
15 December 2013

Food intolerances will affect 6 million Brits over Christmas

As we all get ready to enjoy the festive period, and of course that means Christmas dinner, more than 6 million Brits are dreading the festivities due to suffering the ...