Category: Lifestyle

Weight loss: This plan can help you burn fat fast – are you making this common mistake?

Whatever the reason for wanting to slim down, weight loss is on the minds of many Britons. A quick search online will bring up lots of different diet plans which can be used to achieve weight loss goals. The keto diet is a low-carb and high-fat diet plan which promises to help slimmers burn fat […]

City air pollution as deadly as a packet of cigarettes a day for 29 years

Air pollution can be as damaging as a packet of cigarettes a day, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Washington looked at how exposure to four main pollutants affected lung health in 7,071 adults aged 45 to 84 living in six US city areas. Following up on the participants for an […]

Cure for Alzheimer’s could be on the cards after scientists reverse brain ageing

Brain ageing has been reversed for the first time, offering hope of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, say British scientists. The groundbreaking feat was achieved by destroying a protein that stiffens the organ – much like muscles and joints. Just like bones it ‘creaks’ as we get older – impairing the function […]

High blood pressure: New study reveals an important reason to control your reading

HIGH blood pressure describes what happens when the force of blood pushing against a person’s artery walls is consistently too high. This can lead to many health complications. A new study makes a powerful case as to why more Britons should pay attention to their reading. High blood pressure is extremely common in the UK, […]

Type 2 diabetes: Going on holiday? Seven things people with type 2 diabetes should know

Type 2 diabetes means a person’s pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control. Rising blood sugar levels can pose serious health risks such as heart disease and strokes. To keep the risks at bay, a person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may need to overhaul their lifestyle and plan their […]

Social media use may harm teens’ mental health by disrupting positive activities, study says

Social media use has been linked to depression, especially in teenage girls. But a new study argues that the issue may be more complex than experts think. The research, published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, involved interviews with almost 10,000 children between the ages of 13 and 16 in England. […]