Posts for health

NHS can save half a billion pounds a year – here’s how

Mangpor_nk/Shutterstock.com Philip Crilly, Kingston University The NHS has ended 2017-18 with a deficit close to £1 billion. This has prompted the body responsible for GP budgets to issue controversial guidance […]

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It’s Foot Health Month – but we still neglect them

During Foot Health Month, research from the College of Podiatry has revealed that, despite our feet being the most used part of the body, they are also the most neglected. […]

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Activated charcoal doesn’t detox the body – four reasons you should avoid it

Alena A/Shutterstock.com Sophie Medlin, King’s College London On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal […]

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You’re eating microplastics in ways you don’t even realise

Shutterstock Christina Thiele, University of Southampton and Malcolm David Hudson, University of Southampton We’re increasingly aware of how plastic is polluting our environment. Much recent attention has focused on how […]

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Men bare all to raise awareness of mental health issues

Of course, body issues have for many years been a preserve of women who have been encouraged to lose weight, get fit, not breastfeed, look sexy, and revert to their […]

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Obese dogs could have similar ‘personality’ traits to overweight humans – new study

Shutterstock Naomi D. Harvey, University of Nottingham We’re all told we need to eat healthier and exercise more to combat obesity, but did you know that there’s also an obesity […]

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Does eating at night make you fat?

Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock.com Alex Johnstone, University of Aberdeen and Peter Morgan, University of Aberdeen Some media reports say that eating at night makes you gain weight, others say that it has […]

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Young people in the UK drink more energy drinks than any other countries in Europe

As a nation, we drink 679m litres of the stuff every year. shutterstock Amelia Lake, Teesside University and Shelina Visram, Newcastle University It would be a bit shocking to see […]

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Exam stress: What is it and how can I manage it?

shutterstock Teena Clouston, Cardiff University A little stress around exam time can be a good thing, as it motivates you to put in the work. But sometimes stress levels can […]

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Postbiotics and smart toilets: new era of harnessing our microbial chemicals to keep us slim and healthy

Tim Spector, King’s College London and Cristina Menni, King’s College London Ever since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin growing naturally on a petri dish, we have been aware of the power […]

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