I must admit that the above headline may seem a little glib. However, I was so shocked and amazed by the revelations of the BBC’s Health News site, “Skipping breakfast primes the brain to seek out fat” that to coin a phrase, unfortunately this wasn’t exactly food for thought and, surprise surprise, it wasn’t exactly […]
More NHS money is spent treating alcohol-related illness in the 55 to 74-year-olds than on the young, a study says. The Alcohol Concern report found the cost of hospital admissions linked to heavy drinking 55 to 74-year-olds in 2010-11 was more than £825m. That was 10 times more than 16 to 24-year-olds. Almost £2 billion […]
Sleep is absolutely essential for the health and wellbeing of both the body and mind. It is the time for the body to repair and rejuvenate. Adults need around 7-8 hours sleep a night, more when stressed or run down. Sleep deprivation or poor quality sleep impairs mental and physical function, including that of the […]
Good news! Middle age doesn’t begin until 55… or 54 years and 347 days to be exact! This is according to a recent survey published by the BBC, in which many of the participants felt that middle age was only a state of mind anyway, and the research suggests that an active state of mind […]
Research from the Henry Ford Center for Sleep Disorders found that there was a strong link between being able to fall asleep (primary insomnia) and/or waking up in the middle the night (middle insomnia), and severity of high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a serious complication for diabetes sufferers, but there is something that can be done to help to reduce it. Diabetes Week is fast approaching in the UK and there is no better time for a blood pressure check. From June 10-16, 2012 millions of people will pause to reflect on the […]
Nearly half of cancers (over 130,000) diagnosed in the UK each year are caused by avoidable life choices including smoking, drinking and diet, research reveals. Smoking is the biggest culprit, causing 23% of cases in men and 15.6% in women, says the Cancer Research UK report. This is followed in men by a lack of […]
Research shows dieting affects the way your brain works and hormone changes encourage you to eat and store even more fat. It shows that in most cases dieters put on more weight than they lose. There is a huge amount of scientific evidence that points to a demoralising fact for the 25 per cent of […]
What would you and your partner do with over half a million pounds £532,304.10 to be precise? Spend it on cigarettes perhaps? Well, if you and your partner both smoke 60 cigarettes a day between you, and you both smoke for another 50 years, this is exactly how much it will cost you.
When people dismiss blushing as an insignificant it makes the blusher feel “silly” and “stupid”. I have never worked with a blusher who thought it was insignificant. However what I do hear is “I now it’s stupid but….” or “I feel silly saying this but….”