For the growing global water crisis, climate change may be the last straw

AFP-JIJI PARIS – Before man-made climate change kicked in — and well before Cape Town’s “Day Zero”, where taps may run dry in early May — there was already a global water crisis. Freshwater resources around...

9 common UTI symptoms you should never ignore

Look out for these red flags by Caroline Picard The signs come on all too suddenly: a frequent urge to pee, a burning sensation when you do, and only a small amount of urine coming out....

Cadbury recalls Caramilk chocolate after plastic found

Liam Mannix Cadbury is recalling newly released Caramilk chocolate blocks after pieces of plastic were found inside some of them. The white-chocolate and caramel bar, last sold in 1994, had only just been relaunched by the...

Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed". A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such...

This Powerful Vitamin Will Completely Transform Your Skin

by Tori Crowther There is one addition to my skincare routine that has completely changed the texture, appearance, and overall health of my skin: vitamin C. The hero ingredient is rich in antioxidants, helps collagen...

Weight loss exercise: Seven reasons why cold weather workouts can benefit your health

WEIGHT loss through exercise can be difficult at this time of year with the shorter days and cooler temperatures, but working out in cold weather can actually benefit your health in a number of...

5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health

By Jamie Ducharme If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according...

Here’s Why Eating More Slowly May Help You Lose Weight

By Amanda MacMillan People looking to lose weight might try all kinds of ways to eat fewer calories. Now, a study in BMJ Open sheds some light onto which of those strategies actually work: Based...

The Quorn revolution: the rise of ultra-processed fake meat

It was reported last week that Quorn is on course to become a billion-dollar business. It is part of a booming industry of meat alternatives – but many of these products are a far...

Has social media ruined feminism?

Jane Gilmore Revolutions have always had slogans. Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Black power. Give me liberty or give me death. Power to the people. Deeds not words. It's time. Roiphe's longwinded #NotAllMen defence in Harper's magazine, entitled...

Why Swimming in Cold Water May Be Good for Pain Relief

By Jamie Ducharme Taking a plunge in cold water paid off for a 28-year-old man with chronic nerve pain. A case study published Monday in The BMJ tells the plight of a man who was debilitated...

Eating slowly may help prevent obesity, say researchers

Study suggests link between eating slowly and lower waist circumference and BMI, though some experts are sceptical Nicola Davis While you might be tempted to wolf down a sandwich or gobble up your dinner, researchers say...

Worms pulled from Oregon woman’s eye in first known case of infection

Fourteen tiny worms removed in 2016 case of Thelazia gulosa, a parasitic infection spread by flies and previously seen only in cattle Guardian staff and agencies An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her...

Scientists Discover Major Reason Behind Cancer, May Find Cure for the Disease

Researchers have taken a new step toward tackling the ruthless disease claiming some eight million lives annually. Scientists came to the conclusion that changes in the immune system are a key factor that provokes cancer, along with genetic...

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Causing Life Expectancy in America to Drop Dramatically

By Amanda MacMillan U.S. life expectancy has decreased for the second year in a row, and an editorial in the BMJ points to three contributing factors: drugs, alcohol and suicides, particularly among middle-age white Americans...

7 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

By Robert J. Davis If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get in shape, now comes the hard part: sticking with it. This is the time when many of us begin to see...

15 Health Benefits of Pomegranate, According to Science (+8 Delicious Recipes)

Jen Reviews Pomegranates are probably most widely known for how difficult they are to open. Pomegranates are easily recognizable because of their round, red exterior, about the size of a baseball. They grow on trees approximately 15...

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

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Research shows how an extreme ‘visual diet’ can lead to eating disorders

Jenny Noyes The mystery of "body dysmorphia" has long troubled people working with sufferers of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. But Australian researchers are starting to understand how dangerously underweight people, for example, can look...

7 non-dairy foods you didn’t know contain calcium

No dairy? No problem! By Jenny Cook Veganuary may have come to an end, but the number of people choosing to cut all animal produce (including dairy) from their diets is on the up. Indeed, recent research...