Mental-health charity Place2Be has found that amongst 700 children aged 10 and 11, two-thirds worry “all the time”. Concerns about family and friends and fear of failing at school are the top causes of anxiety. The charities chief executive says that whilst it’s perfectly normal to worry from time to time, if these worries become more … More High Levels of Anxiety in Children
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that is frequently used in medicine to treat drug resistant epilepsy. This diet is becoming increasingly popular in the news due to its suggested ability to cause weight loss and improve brain function. In this post Brianna Stubbs, DPhil student in metabolic biochemistry at Oxford University, explains exactly … More Ketone Bodies for Optimal Health
New estimates show that around 620,000 people in the UK are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death. The overall figure could be more higher due to under-diagnosis and undiscovered faulty genes which can increase a person’s risk of these potentially fatal conditions. These … More Thousands at Risk of Sudden Death from Silent Heart Conditions
If you’re looking to lose a couple of pounds, don’t forget that what you add to your tea and coffee can add up at the end of the week. Coffee and tea drinkers regularly use caloric add-ins to improve the flavour of their drinks, without fully realising or taking into consideration its caloric and nutritional … More Counting Calories? Consider Your Coffee
You may have been buttering a warm a slice of it this morning when headlines were appearing saying overly browned toast is a potential cancer risk. Add to this a similar warning in those same headline for the quintessential Sunday side dish – the crispy roast potato – and Monday probably seemed a bit bleak. … More Cancer – Do You Believe Everything You Read?
Whilst fitness trackers and sports computers can be a real benefit to improving performance in elite athletes, do they really work for the rest of us? Whilst some praise the development of fitness trackers for making us all aware of how we treat our bodies and have even helped people diagnose things such as diabetes … More Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?
Not only can January leave us feeling flat after a month of festivities, but it is also a time when so many of us seem to be suffering from a cold or flu. There are wide range of potential treatments that we all turn to. However, not all of them will help – and which … More Beat The January Blues
If you find it a struggle to keep to your exercise routine whilst completing a busy week at work, there may be no need to feel guilty about skipping a session. A recent study suggests that cramming all your recommended weekly exercise into one or two weekend sessions is enough to produce important health benefits. It … More Can Your Exercise Class Wait Until The Weekend?
Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test droplets of sweat whilst people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly a new way to track health and fitness. If you think of perspiration as a drippy nuisance think again. “Sweat has biochemical components within it that tell us a lot about physiological health,” … More Testing Sweat For Health
The rise in popularity of e-cigarettes in the UK may have resulted in successful attempts to quit smoking, according to UK researchers. The British Medical Journal work looked at trends in quit rates and support in England from 2006 to 2015. Experts suggest that e-cigarettes were a major contributor to the reduction of smokers in … More E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit