Category Archives: Health

Eye Makeup Dangerous for Your Vision?

By Dr. Manny

Many young teens want to look and act just like the Kardashians, makeup and all. These and other celebrities help spike an interest in makeup for young girls, but there are a few dangers to using a lot of eye makeup.

8 Reasons Why Your Wound Won’t Heal

By Dr. Manny

Like a lot of other good things in life, wound-healing is a process. You probably didn’t enjoy the events that earned you your cuts and scrapes, but when you do have them, you get to watch your body perform an amazing work. However, time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds. If several weeks have already gone by, you might be left wondering about your open scrapes. It’s important for you to find out why your wound won’t heal properly and what exactly you can do about it.

The celebrity diets experts want you to avoid in 2018

Including ones reportedly followed by Gwyneth Paltrow, the Duchess of York and Kim Kardashian

By Olivia Blair

Thanks to social media, we’re now inundated with a constant stream of celebrities appearing to look flawless.

The medicines to stock up on before Christmas

By Rita Ghelani

There are lots of bugs circulating at this time of the year, when many of us are busy shopping for presents, planning get-togethers and holiday travel.

Here is a list of the essential medicines to stock in your cabinet so that you are well prepared for dealing with common minor ailments over the Christmas holiday period:

Woman shares the raw reality of anxiety with this powerful Facebook post

“Anxiety is a 2am shower. Anxiety is your mood changing in a matter of minutes.”

By Catriona Harvey-Jenner

Anxiety, to those on the outside, could be simply articulated as ‘worrying’. But for those who suffer with crippling anxiety, they’re aware of how it’s so much more than that. And a Facebook post written by anxiety sufferer Brittany Nichole Morefield earlier this year gave a powerful insight into exactly what it is.

Just one workout may provide your heart with immediate protection, says new review

By Becky Fletcher

Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a seasoned gym-goer, finishing a good workout makes you feel virtuous. Alongside this feel-good factor, new research shows a single workout may immediately protect the heart against cardiovascular disease.

One in three Brits don’t wash their kit after going to the gym, study finds

Apparently we just don’t have enough time

By Jenny Cook

Are you lazy when it comes to laundry? Apparently, us Brits aren’t as squeaky clean as we could be – with one in three gym-goers admitting to wearing the same workout clothes multiple times before washing them.

This woman’s sore throat was actually a symptom of a rare form of cancer

She thought she had tonsillitis

By Catriona Harvey-Jenner

This time of year, coughs, colds and sore throats are common; it’s freezing outside and germs spread more easily. But serving as a reminder it’s always important to get persistent symptoms checked at the doctors – even if you think it’s something minor – one woman has shared her story of how a sore throat turned out to be a rare form of cancer.

Can birth control pills be used to eliminate your period?

By Health Editors

Menstruation is a healthy and normal part of being a woman. The arrival of one’s first period marks the change from girlhood to womanhood and is what makes it possible for women to become pregnant.

The best ways to get rid of a cough, according a pharmacist

We look at the useful cough remedies

By Rita Ghelani

It’s that time of year where we frequently get a troublesome cough. Whether it’s a tickly, chesty or persistent cough, it can be frustrating to deal with and you’ll do all you can do get rid of it.

What type of cough do you have?

Simple steps to reduce how much you drink this Christmas

Don’t burn out before the big day

By Jenny Cook

Party season is well and truly upon us and, for the majority, that will mean a lot of eating celebrating and – you guessed it – drinking.

When you can’t get pregnant the second time around

Secondary infertility is stressful and emotional, not least of all because it can bring up feelings of guilt that you should be happy you could conceive in the first place…

By Claire Lavelle

When Helen, 37, and her husband Paul, 40, decided it was time to start trying for a second child, they assumed they’d be pregnant within a couple of months, as was the case with their first child, Mia.

A 20-year-old woman has died from fast-acting flu

It happened several days after experiencing her first symptoms.

By Elizabeth Narins

Alani “Joie” Murrieta, a 20-year-old mother of two from Phoenix, Arizona, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 28 from complications linked to the flu: Her infection led to pneumonia, according to Murrieta’s aunt, Stephanie Gonzalez, who set up a GoFundMe page to cover her niece’s funeral expenses.

Air pollution negates the benefits of exercise in older people, study shows

It’s actually doing more harm than good

By Jenny Cook

The health benefits of walking are many and varied, but new research shows that they could be cancelled out by exposure to air pollution for city dwellers.

Children born in summer could be allowed to start school a year later

The government has addressed plans to change the admissions process

By Katie Jones

If your child is yet to start school and was born during the summer months, you might be given the choice to delay when they start reception class.

Parents should engage with their kids’ ‘online lives’ to help keep them safe

The most important piece of advice we can give to parents is to engage in their children’s online lives from an early age. We need to equip our children with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the online world safely, responsibly, and with respect for others. We know many parents feel overwhelmed about how to address this, but you don’t need to be a technical genius, you just need to get involved. If we start when they’re young, it leaves us more scope for allowing them greater independence as they get older.

Are Some People Just Born with Better Math Skills?

By Jessica Marsh

Some people are born with a natural talent for art or music or sports. But can the same be said about certain school subjects, such as math? Are some people simply born with better math skills than others?According to a new study, it appears so. Math ability in pre-school children seems to be strongly linked to an inborn and primitive “number sense.”

I was the other woman and I had no idea

Kerri Sackville

Recently I was forced to end a relationship over a fundamental miscommunication. I had failed to communicate that I do not much like being deceived. He had failed to communicate that he had a wife in another city.

Why your body jerks you awake *right* before you fall asleep

By Jenny Cook

We’ve all been there… You’re just drifting off to sleep when, seemingly out of the blue, your body jerks you back to wakefulness once more. Although they are extremely common (it’s estimated that up to 70% of people experience them regularly), these starts – also known as ‘hypnic jerks’ – can be alarming.

What nutritionists feed their children

As the furore surrounding sugar and concern over our children’s diets rumbles on, four industry experts reveal how they feed their families – and it’s sensible advice we can all follow

By Claire Lavelle

Ever wonder what healthy meals or snacks the experts give to their children? Wonder no more…

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