By : Ricky | Published : Tuesday September 10, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
As the quest to find a ‘safe’ alternative to smoking continues, new research has revealed the effectiveness of the latest quit-smoking fad, e-cigarettes. They may be a more desirable option for quitters but are they completely safe to use?
The trial, undertaken by researchers from the University of Auckland, was the first ever of its kind to compare e-cigarettes with nicotine patches and found both anti-smoking methods to have similar success rates...
By : Sam | Published : Tuesday July 23, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
With the U.K experiencing soaring temperatures not seen since the summer of 2006, there should be cause for celebration as the BBQ invites begin to gather momentum. Yet, with celebration, there should come a sense of precaution; especially when managing extreme heat and diabetes.
By : Ricky | Published : Wednesday July 10, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
Once restricted to areas of amusement and public interaction, social media has flourished during the 21st century and is now a particularly useful tool for education and support.
As healthcare providers question whether it is completely right to leverage this power in the hope that people will engage more in healthcare, the public consider the ethical issues surrounding a ‘social media meets health’ mentality.
By : Geoffrey | Published : Tuesday June 4, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
‘Is your caffeine fix making you fat?’ is the question proposed by foolhardy journalists at the Mail Online, but can we really trust the studies they use to generate these headlines?
The main function of the study was to explore the impact of a chemical named chlorogenic acid (a component of coffee and some fruits) on male mice. After giving them a 1g dosage of this acid, they were tested to see how it affected their fatness and blood...
By : Geoffrey | Published : Friday April 5, 2013 | Posted in : Heart Health
According to new research in Japan, men with baldness have a greater chance of developing heart problems than those with a full head of hair.
The research published by the British Medical Journal combines evidence from six other studies from around the world, involving a total of 37,000 men of varying hair levels.
By : Charlie | Published : Thursday March 28, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
Over the years there have been many theories regarding the goodness and benefits associated with our favourite coco snack. Treats such as dark chocolate have known to be placed in this category; with past studies claiming that consuming this type of chocolate in moderation can be good for you and may have properties which can improve the health of your heart. So chocolate lovers will rejoice, as a new study lifts the sprits of chocoholics everywhere this...
By : Victoria | Published : Friday March 22, 2013 | Posted in : Sexual Health
It would appear that when it comes to vaginal health, it’s best to keep things natural, in spite of what we might think. The vagina has evolved to maintain it’s own hygiene with the help of a carefully maintained balance of bacteria. Bacteria in the vagina aren’t always bad, but it’s important that an equilibrium of vaginal flora is maintained, as this is what actually causes discomfort or discharge such as yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis.
By : Victoria | Published : Thursday March 14, 2013 | Posted in : Weight Loss
Sleep is incredibly important. Not sleeping can lead to deficits in concentration, perception, motivation and higher mental processes. Scientifically the longest anyone has remained awake has been 265 hours, and although nobody has actually physically died directly as a result of a lack of sleep, staying awake for long periods of time is generally not advised, particularly, it would seem, if you want to lose weight.
By : Victoria | Published : Friday March 8, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
This week science has proven that eating large amounts of processed meats on a daily basis is bad for you. Yes, eating a bacon roll a day is not good for you. This shouldn’t be groundbreaking news for anybody, but considering that lifestyle diseases in the UK are continuously on the, the truth might be that many of us don’t always know what we should and shouldn’t be eating.
By : Victoria | Published : Friday March 1, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
This post looks at the common myths surrounding acne. We'll discuss whether the sun is good for acne, if stress can cause outbreaks, you should wear makeup or not and why it's worth getting the right advice from your doctor.