Mental & Emotional Health
March 19, 2019

How your body creates its own drugs

Ever notice how good you feel after eating a piece of chocolate? How about that “high” after a great workout?  It turns out, your body can create hormones that work just like drugs - only better...
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
March 19, 2019

How to lose belly fat

Many of us are quick to dismiss body fat changes as “a normal part of ageing” but ignoring a growing waistline isn’t a good strategy. Being overweight dramatically increases your risk for life-threatening diseases, especially as you get older.
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Allergies
March 19, 2019

Can you treat seasonal allergies with your diet?

Your allergies are acting up again and the usual remedies aren’t helping. Maybe it’s time to change your approach and start at the root of the problem? First stop:  your gut health.
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Love & Relationship
March 19, 2019

How to get over your ex – according to science

For most people, a break-up usually involves some degree of pain and shock. Strategies for getting over your ex can range from listening to your favourite song for weeks on end, or hopping on to a dating app to perk yourself up with a rebound. While those may bring you short-term satisfaction, science offers some other solutions.
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HIV / AIDS
March 7, 2019

Are we curing HIV with stem-cells?

Ever since HIV was first identified in the 1980s, the medical community has been trying to identify a viable cure for it. This week, they got one step closer. In the UK, a patient’s HIV became "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant, only the second case of its kind. What is a stem cell transplant? A stem cell transplant has replaced the traditional “bone marrow transplant” used as an effective treatment for diseases of the blood and bone marrow, like leukaemia. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It…
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Ears, Nose & Throat
January 26, 2019

Sore throat? Here’s what to do

A sore throat is any painful, scratchy or dry feeling in the throat. Sore throats have many different causes. Some are brought on by viral or bacterial infections; others are caused allergies, dry air or environmental irritants. Common signs and symptoms of a sore throat: Burning Dryness Trouble swallowing. Tenderness A raw feeling. Irritation Scratchiness Why is your throat sore? Colds, the flu and other viral infections Viruses are responsible for approximately 90% of sore throats. Common viral infections that could lead to a sore throat include: The common cold. The flu. Chickenpox (an infection that leaves you with a…
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Recipes
January 23, 2019

3 soup recipes to boost your health

Your immune system needs a lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help it to function properly. Soup makes for a delicious, nutritious meal that can help boost your immunity. Lentil soup Lentils contain nutrients that give your metabolism a helping hand. In this way, your body burns fat faster. Lentils are also a good source of fibre, which may help to reduce cholesterol levels. Ingredients 1 onion, chopped ¼ cup olive oil 2 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano 1 bay leaf 1 tsp dried basil 1 can crushed tomatoes 2…
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Recipes
January 23, 2019

3 mouth-watering vegetable recipes

Vegetables don’t always have to be the side dish. You can create wholesome, healthy, vitamin- and mineral-rich meals with just veggies on your plate. We share three delicious and nutritious recipes.   Cauliflower couscous salad 1 small head cauliflower, broken into chunks (6-7 cups) 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped 2 green onions, chopped For the dressing 6 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil 6 tbsps freshly squeezed orange juice (1-2 oranges) 3 tbsps apple cider vinegar 1-½ tbsp honey Salt and pepper to taste Method Put the cauliflower into a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower looks like…
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
January 23, 2019

All you need to know about incontinence

Incontinence is any involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. It’s a widespread condition that can range in severity from a small leak to complete loss of bladder control. Faecal or bowel incontinence is a similar condition, resulting in a loss of control of bowel motions, and release of wind from the bowel. Urinary incontinence is an unfortunate by-product of poor bladder control and affects almost twice as many women as men. This is because events like pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause distress the bladder, urethra, and the muscles that support these organs. Urinary incontinence is most often a symptom of…
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Skin
January 23, 2019

Can you use regular face cream for your eyes?

The first signs of ageing usually show up around the eye area. This is because the skin around the eyes is a little different from the rest of the face. It’s much more delicate and fragile. This begs the question: is the skin on your face and eye area different enough to merit using two separate moisturising products? All about face cream While the skin constantly needs protection and moisture, everyone’s skin is different. Your skin also changes over time. To know what will work for you, you first need to understand your skin type and your face’s skin zones.…
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