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Take Care of your Children’s Teeth

Take Care of your Children’s Teeth

I n the UK the story of children’s dental care is a success story. Fluoride toothpaste was introduced in 1973 and since then the dental health of the nation’s children has consistently improved until now 12 year old children in England have the best teeth in Europe. In England 60% of children start secondary school [...]

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Stress Causes Grey Hairs

Stress Causes Grey Hairs

A study carried out by Duke University Medical Center, and funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has just been published in the peer reviewed journal Nature. The study investigated the affect of adrenalin on DNA and any damage caused. If you read the newspaper though you could be forgiven for thinking that the study [...]

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Snoring self help tips

Snoring self help tips

If snoring is affecting your household then it’s time to do something about it. First of all there is no cure for snoring, however there are lots of things which can help. Without major changes to your lifestyle, improvements can still be made. Causes of snoring Snoring related issues can be increased or decreased, this [...]

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Starchy Foods. Are They Good For You?

Starchy Foods. Are They Good For You?

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey, which looks at food consumption in the UK, has produced a report which shows that most of us should be eating more starchy foods. But why is this and what exactly, is a starchy food? Starchy foods are sometimes thought of as fattening but they contain fewer calories than [...]

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Banish smelly feet

Banish smelly feet

It is one of those words that could help you win a game of Trivial Pursuit. Bromodosis, what is it? Actually it is a very common condition that most people have experienced at some time or another. It is actually the name for smelly feet. It doesn’t only happen during the summer, it can happen [...]

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School Lunch Boxes

School Lunch Boxes

School lunches are now legislated for in schools, the amount of fruit and vegetables that must be present is defined by government. All with the aim of ensuring that children get ample quantities of the correct nutrients. However pack lunches, the ones that mums and dads all over the country prepare are uncontrolled. So how [...]

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Salt Intake in the UK

Salt Intake in the UK

I n the UK the medical profession has identified that generally the population is eating too much salt. Too much salt in your diet increases the risk of heart attacks or strokes. It can also raise your blood pressure, which around one third of adults in the UK already have. Although high blood pressure frequently [...]

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Relaxation can help to relieve the symptoms of stress

Relaxation can help to relieve the symptoms of stress

Did you know that learning to relax is a skill that needs to be learned to attain all of the benefits that relaxation can give? Relaxation does not remove the reason for the stress or anxiety, what it does is make you more able to deal with it. This is because you will have clarity [...]

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Running Injuries

Running Injuries

People who like to run can be susceptible to injuries, and it’s not just the experienced runners, many injuries happen to beginners even when they are running slowly and gently. Experienced runners exert their bodies so people understand why the injury occurs, but with beginners it can be as simple as using muscles that have [...]

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Purple Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure

Purple Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure

The results of a new study were presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Denver recently. And it’s good news for those who like their potatoes. The researchers found that people who ate plain purple potatoes two times every day caused their blood pressure to decrease by around 3% to 4% [...]

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Protect Your Ears

Protect Your Ears

Would you stand next to a jackhammer drilling into concrete for two or three hours? Or would you stand next to a jet engine making the same noise it makes at take off? Well, if you like live music and go to festivals or clubs then perhaps you should answer yes! Music at festivals has [...]

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Purple fruit health claims are premature

Purple fruit health claims are premature

The Daily Telegraph’s story concerning the potential health benefits of purple coloured fruit may or may not be true but it is certainly premature. The newspaper makes the headline that purple coloured berries and fruit “could help ward off Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s” by soaking up harmful iron in the diet. However the iron [...]

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Pear Shaped Genes

Pear Shaped Genes

A newly published report in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Genetics has led theDaily Express to report that a lady’s shape is all down to her genes. This according to a large scale study involving 200,000 people who were investigated in 61 separate studies. “Curvy women can ditch the diet – after scientists found that a [...]

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Eat More Pulses

Eat More Pulses

The term “pulse”, is normally used for crops harvested solely for the dry edible seeds that grow in pods. Types of pulse include all beans, peas and lentils. Actual individual types are baked, runner, broad, kidney and butter beans plus black eyed, garden, and chick peas. Lentils come in different colours, you can eat red, [...]

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Peanut Allergy more Prevalent in Black Kids

Peanut Allergy more Prevalent in Black Kids

American researchers have recently conducted a study which suggests that black children may be more susceptible to developing peanut allergy. After studying the genetic profiles of a group of children from diverse racial origins around three years old, the researchers have concluded that black children were more prone to develop peanut allergy. The reason for [...]

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Children Being Prescribed Antibiotics Too Frequently

Children Being Prescribed Antibiotics Too Frequently

A recent study in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, produced by the CDC warns that antibiotics are being prescribed for colds and viral sore throats in addition to other illnesses that either do not need antibiotics or will not respond to them. It was found that the number of children, in this case children [...]

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Dalcetrapib Increases ‘Good’ HDL Cholesterol

Dalcetrapib Increases ‘Good’ HDL Cholesterol

Researchers from University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland have reported on findings nine months into a study into the effects of a drug called dalcetrapib. This is a pill still under development which aims to increase what is commonly known as ‘good’ cholesterol. The nine month, mid stage study’s results were encouraging because the ‘good’ cholesterol, [...]

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Boys Stay Close to Mom and be a Good Citizen

Boys Stay Close to Mom and be a Good Citizen

A report which has been published in the journal Child Development has found that the relationship between mother and son can have a bearing on the son’s behavior as he reaches adolescence. As the boy grows up his relationship with his mother changes but the earlier years appear to influence the way the boy will [...]

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Sexually Active Ladies Age Better

Sexually Active Ladies Age Better

At last a study has found that an active sex life and sexual satisfaction in older women contributes to an improved quality of life and the individual ages well. The study was carried out by researchers from the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and [...]

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Sleeping on a Full Stomach Increases the Risk of Stroke

Sleeping on a Full Stomach Increases the Risk of Stroke

The European Society of Cardiology Congress 2011 was presented with results of a study consisting of 1,000 patients which indicates that there may be a link to increased risk of stroke if you eat and go to bed too soon after the meal. No cause or effect is proven but researchers indicate that if you [...]

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