6 ways to get more calcium in your diet

Vegans take note By NetDoctor Calcium is a vital component of our diet, as the mineral helps to maintain a healthy bone structure and muscle function. The NHS recommends than an adult below the age of 50 consumes...

Nearly 6,000 ‘faulty’ asthma inhalers recalled after device alert

Health officials say they "could put lives at risk" By Jenny Cook Nearly 6,000 asthma inhalers have been recalled after health officials say they 'could put lives at risk'. Three batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler asthma inhalershave been deemed faulty as...

This US family planning clinic are giving out free pizza in exchange for an...

Yet another reason to GET TESTED By Jenny Cook The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections remains a worldwide problem, with the number of new STI cases in America reportedly hitting an all-time high last year - despite many cases...

Anti-depressants really do work, according to major new study

It's hoped the latest research could help end any stigma about taking the medication By Naomi Gordon Scientists have finally concluded that anti-depressants work following the results of a major new study. According to the results – published in the Lancet –...

Sipping acidic fruit teas can wear away teeth, says study

Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel, an investigation by scientists has shown. The King's College London team found that drinking them between meals...

At What Temperature Should You Actually Start Worrying About a Fever?

By Korin Miller We’re right in the middle of a particularly rough flu season, so if you’ve been whipping out your thermometer and taking your temperature every time you feel the slightest bit off, we get...

Even Light Exercise Can Help You Live Longer

By Alexandra Sifferlin A new study shows that small bouts of light physical activity are enough to increase lifespan in older men. Government guidelines recommended that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of...

Heavy Drinking Is the Biggest Risk Factor for Dementia, Study Says

By Amanda MacMillan Hot on the heels of headlines linking alcohol consumption with longer life comes new research that casts a much more sobering light on drinking. According to an analysis of more than 1...

You Asked: Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

By Markham Heid If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities...

11 easy ways to tackle night time anxiety

What to do when your worries spiral out of control after dark By Angela Epstein We've all been there. After a long, tiring day all you want to do is crawl into bed and fall straight to...

This new contraception has 20 times less hormones than the pill

Kyleena works in the same way as the coil – but there's a crucial difference By Ally Head Imagine what it would be like if you never had to remember to take the contraceptive pill — or worry about...

9 myths and facts about cold sores you need to know

According to a dermatologist By Jenny Cook In the UK, it is estimated that 75% of the population carry the cold sore-causing herpes simplex virus - 20% of whom repeatedly suffer with the painful condition. However, despite their prevalence, there...

The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

Doctors hope study will put to rest doubts about the medicine, and help to address global under-treatment of depression Sarah Boseley Health editor Antidepressants work – some more effectively than others – in treating depression, according...

Are Nasal Decongestants Actually Addictive?

By Korin Miller Nasal decongestants are high on the list of seemingly innocent things people swear are addictive. But, hello, it’s cold and flu season. What else are you supposed to do besides basically keep a...

‘Dirty meat’: Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig and chicken plants

Previously unseen government records detail ‘deeply worrying’ incidents in pork and poultry plants, raising fears of ‘dirty meat’ entering the UK under a post-Brexit trade deal Andrew Wasley Shocking hygiene failings have been discovered in some...

Do not intervene to speed up birth unless real risks involved, advises WHO

Women in labour are increasingly being subjected to unnecessary and unwelcome interventions such as caesarean sections, warns WHO Sarah Boseley Health editor Medical staff and midwives should not intervene to speed up a woman’s labour unless...

Weight loss linked to healthy eating not genetics, study finds

Participants who ate the most vegetables and consumed the fewest processed foods, sugary drinks and unhealthy fats shed the most kilograms Australian Associated Press The amount and quality of food and not a person’s genetics will...

Do This Stretching Routine After A Cardio Workout For Better Flexibility

By Elyse Roth and Bari Lieberman You started with a dynamic warm-up, did a treadmill run, and are ready to head to the locker room. Before you do, try this quick stretching routine. Taking time...

11 Things You Should Know About the Birth Control Patch

By Korin Miller Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, you’ve got a plethora of options when it comes to birth control. Maybe taking a pill every day is up your alley. Perhaps you’re more of...

Why Do People Even Like Hot Yoga?

By Amy Marturana I’m a fitness editor who has never taken a hot yoga class. I still can’t decide if that’s impressive or shameful, since it’s my job to try new workouts. It’s not that I...