Tag: UK

Does the Blood Group Diet Actually Work?

Does the Blood Group Diet Actually Work?

For those of you who haven’t yet heard about the blood group diet, it’s the new big hit with the celebs. The diet has been created by neuropath Dr. Peter D’Adamo, who claims that the best diet varies according to your blood type. Big Hollywood names including Liz Hurley and Cheryl Cole are fans of [...]

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New Stem Cell Research in the UK

New Stem Cell Research in the UK

In early December 2011, the ScienceDaily reported that King’s College London gave the United Kingdom Stem Cell Bank (UKSCB) clinical-grade human embryonic stem cell lines (hES) that were free of any contamination in terms of animal-derived products. This was a significant milestone for the UK in terms of developing new stem cell therapies for patients. [...]

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Omega-3 Fish Oil may Prevent Osteoarthritis

Omega-3 Fish Oil may Prevent Osteoarthritis

For those of you who are believers of the power of omega-3 fish oil and its ability to aid in joint health there is a new study just out that provides scientific evidence that it does. An animal study on guinea pigs who have a natural inclination to develop osteoarthritis were fed an omega-3 fish [...]

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How to Use the Weight Chart?

How to Use the Weight Chart?

In order to help you reach your weight loss goals, you first need a specific weight to aim for. Do not try to look like celebrities or supermodels because sometimes they are too thin to remain healthy. Ideally, you should ask your doctor what your healthy body weight should be. But you can also use [...]

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Warning on danger of salt in bread and cereals

Warning on danger of salt in bread and cereals

Salt intake can increase blood pressure if excessive and that in turn increases the risk of heart disease and strokes. So it comes as a concern when the UK government started an advertising campaign warning breakfast cereals and bread often contain too much salt. The FSA (Food Standards Agency) is the body responsible for the [...]

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A Guide to Yoga

A Guide to Yoga

In today’s modern world we are always looking for new ways to keep fit and active. Doctors are always telling us about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, which includes diet, activities and exercise. It is stated that the older we are the more active we must stay to reduce the risk of heart disease [...]

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Calories In Alcohol

Calories In Alcohol

Many people are under the misapprehension that beer causes weight gain but other alcoholic drinks are alright. They think that taking a hard spirit with a slim line mixer is fine. Well it may have fewer calories than a pint of beer or lager but it still has a lot of calories. Did you know [...]

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Control the Allergens in your Home

Control the Allergens in your Home

Allergy sufferers, to ensure as little suffering as possible, must make certain that their home is as free of allergens as they can make it. Stop external allergens from entering and clean all of the internal allergens if you want to avoid the trigger, say experts. If you are unlucky then the trigger can cause [...]

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Can Aspirin Cut Cancer Deaths?

Can Aspirin Cut Cancer Deaths?

The Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Dundee, worked together with Kumamoto University, Japan, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to produce this study, which was published in the medical journal The Lancet. It is stated by some researchers that research in animals shows an association between aspirin and a reduced risk of [...]

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Eating Disorders Affect Fertility

Eating Disorders Affect Fertility

A new study from King’s College London and University College London has been published online this week in the international obstetrics and gynecology journal BJOG. It is stated to be the biggest study of its kind in the UK and was a self-reported, survey-based study. It has investigated the effects of eating disorders and attitudes [...]

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Eating cholesterol – the issues

Eating cholesterol – the issues

Cholesterol is needed and manufactured by the human body to function normally but it is becoming very common for many of us to have too much cholesterol. There are two types, one is known as ‘good cholesterol’ the other is ‘bad cholesterol’. High density lipoprotein (HDL) is ‘good’ and low density lipoprotein (LDL) is bad. [...]

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Eggs and Nutrition

Eggs and Nutrition

If you are on a healthy balanced diet then you almost certainly eat eggs. They are a very good way to get protein into your body and have vitamins and other nutrients too. Eggs contain protein, vitamins D, A, B2 and iodine. Eggs also contain cholesterol too, but recent research indicates that the amount of [...]

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Fat and the Facts

Fat and the Facts

Let us start with the facts. I’m sure that everyone knows them. If you eat too much fat in your diet then you increase your risk of heart disease, becoming obese, having high blood pressure and developing type 2 diabetes. Some fats are better than others, unsaturated is better than saturated. Too much saturated fat [...]

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Health at work

Health at work

You, as a worker can do many things to boost your workplace wellbeing and reduce the risk of injury, accident or ill health. The number of days lost due to ill health and injuries caused at work in 2008/9 was a staggering 30 million days in the UK alone. Because we spent a lot of [...]

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Hay fever – What is it?

Hay fever – What is it?

Hay fever is a type of seasonal allergic rhinitis caused by pollen or spores. Allergic rhinitis is the name given when something causes an allergic reaction and affects the inside of your nose causing inflammation. Hay fever is prevalent in children and teenagers but anyone can get it. It affects the nose, sinuses, throat and [...]

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Healthy Food Swaps

Healthy Food Swaps

Anyone who has tried to lose weight…and who hasn’t, knows full well about the difficulties of eating healthy. We all know about the temptation of the fatty, sugary foods. But the problem actually lies a little deeper, it is because we have made it a habit to eat these sorts of food that is the [...]

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Heatwaves are Dangerous

Heatwaves are Dangerous

Summer time always catches some of us out. The hot weather is a pleasant change, however when it gets too hot it can become harmful and it can contribute to deaths and illnesses. It’s an all too common occurrence to find someone unwell because of the effects of a heat wave. Certain groups are more [...]

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Guide to contraception

Guide to contraception

Did you know that in the United Kingdom contraception is free for the majority of people and there are 15 different types of protection? So there isn’t really an excuse for not taking precautions when having sex. Although contraceptives give protection from unplanned for pregnancies they do not stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases [...]

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Lung Cancer – What are the risks?

Lung Cancer – What are the risks?

Smokers are mainly at risk from lung cancer but there are other groups amongst the 7% of all deaths in the UK each year. Lung cancer is by far the biggest cancer killer, killing more people than leukaemia, breast cancer, prostrate cancer and bladder cancer added together. This means that 25% of all cancer deaths [...]

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Milk and Dairy Foods

Milk and Dairy Foods

Dairy produce has always been thought of as healthy and then after extensive research it was found that there was too much fat for a healthy adult diet. But other aspects of dairy food really are excellent providers of what our bodies need to grow and stay healthy. Milk products are great sources of calcium [...]

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