Category Archives: Health

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…

Kroger recalls purified water for babies after mold discovered

By Katherine Lam –

Kroger has recalled gallons of its purified water for babies after it received several complaints of mold found in the containers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday.

How To Have a More Independent Child

By  Jackie C

Newborn babies need a lot of parental help because they are simply too small to do anything on their own. However, as children grow, their dependency on parents gradually decreases. And, eventually, once the child reaches a certain age, they should be doing some things on their own. Parents can help their children become more independent by trying the following steps.

How to spot dodgy medical advice on social media

Here are the red flags to look out for

By Jenny Cook

You probably don’t need us to tell you that not everything you see on social media is true, especially when it comes to medical guidance. But, that being said, the likes of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram remain go-to sites for people looking for answers to various health-related questions – and it’s often hard to tell the difference between sound advice and down-right dangerous recommendations.

Asthma UK launch campaign to show how a scarf can save a life

Cold air can trigger asthma attacks

By Natalie Healey

It’s chilly out there right now, so we hope you’re wrapped up warm.

Did you know that cold air can actually trigger asthma attacks in as many as three-quarters of people with the condition? And with one in 11 people in the UK affected, that’s a lot of people at risk.

Scientists spent 75 years studying happiness and this is what they learned

It’s the longest running study on happiness, ever

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By Anya Meyerowitz

It’s hard to measure happiness – it means different things to different people and it can’t be seen. However, the brave scientists at Harvard University decided to measure it anyway – and they might have conquered it!

Why Christmas is the perfect time for a good deed

Kindness can have a powerful effect on our own mental

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By Jonathan Hoban, integrative psychotherapist

What will medicine be able to do with hearts?

By Dr Kevin Fong -Consultant anaesthetist, UCL Hospital

If heart transplantation – 50 years after Christiaan Barnard carried out the first operation – has become routine, what exactly will medicine be capable of in the future?

Could I Have Fish With That Plastic? Study Finds Seafood Replete with Waste

Seafood lovers are unknowingly eating thousands of pieces of plastic each year, according to studies by the University of Ghent and University of Belgium.

Better Balance Throughout Life

By Health Editors

You probably take balance for granted, but it’s a motor skill that benefits from training throughout life.

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