Lifestyle

Why won’t my doctor give me antibiotics?

Public Health England is urging GPs to reduce the prescribing of antibiotics and if I’m honest, I think they have good reason to do so.In recent years we have seen the emergence of far too many resistant bacteria. Many of you will have heard of MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) and C. Diff (clostridium difficile), which are both serious infections ... Read More »

Larry Lamb on how to love old age

When it comes to healthy ageing, a quick internet search will throw up all sorts of complicated suggestions as to how to keep yourself looking and feeling young. However, according to Eastenders and Gavin & Stacey actor Larry Lamb, 69, the answers to this time-old question are pretty simple. Here, he calls upon first-hand experience to give us his own top tips for staying ship-shape ... Read More »

Experts are urging people to be alert to the symptoms of norovirus

It’s the winter sickness bug everybody dreads, but reports suggest that cases of norovirus could be on the rise again this season. Such concerns have lead Wales’ largest health board, Betsi Cadwaladr, to urge people to be alert for symptoms of the stomach bug – which is highly contagious. This comes after a 2016 outbreak of norovirus caused nine hospital wards to close in ... Read More »

Staying healthy in middle age slows down the ageing process, study shows

The importance of a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regime are well-known, but the extent to which such a lifestyle can benefit individuals in the long-term is still coming to light. For example, a new study now suggests that people who eat healthily from their thirties are as fit as those a decade younger by the time they reach traditional retirement age – while ... Read More »

Do you skip meals to drink? You might be suffering from Drunkorexia

Drunkorexia appears to be on the rise again, with many young people reportedly skipping meals in order to get drunk more quickly and reduce their calorie intake from food in order to save them for alcohol. Although it occurs in both men and women, it appears to be particularly common in young women. An Australian study published last year found ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Here are 5 common myths related to the disease

To increase awareness about the disease, October, every year, is referred to as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few common myths related to breast cancer: *I won’t get breast cancer. This is the biggest myth people have. It is not just limited to breast cancer. Constant vigilance is necessary to catch diseases like breast cancer at an early stage ... Read More »

Don’t let the winter slow you down. Here are 4 easy ways to stay full of energy

1) Warm drinks In winters, try swapping sodas, fruit juice and sparkling water for warm drinks. Sipping warm — not boiling hot — drinks before and after meals helps prevent the loss of heat while also favouring digestion. Herbal teas with lemon, ginger, rosemary, fennel, aniseed and cinnamon warm the body and invigorate. Try them instead of tea or coffee for ... Read More »

Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

According to a latest study, those with deficiency in calcium in their blood are on a higher risk of experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) than those with optimal levels. Calcium plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and joints, strong teeth and healthy blood vessels. It also helps regulate blood pressure and prevent diabetes. The researchers revealed that Sudden Cardiac Arrest ... Read More »

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for ‘science of life’ stemming from the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ which means science. Ayurveda meticulously lays down guidelines on how one must chart out his/her daily routine starting from the regular diet. What we eat ... Read More »

Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda

Love Milkshakes? The goodness of freshly cut fruits blended with the ever so nutritious milk, think there can’t be a concoction as healthy as this? Think again.  Turns out that pairing these two healthy foods may not always result in a healthy combination. In fact, it is better not to team certain foods and consume them in pairs, as they can ... Read More »