Health

Ice-cream without any saturated fat could be a reality

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Ice-cream without any saturated fat could be a reality
Ice cream is popular around the globe but it’s high in saturated fat – which is linked to higher cholesterol, heart disease and strokes. Producing a version of the dairy treat without the unhealthy substance would be the Holy Grail for ice cream makers. Now one scientist from the University of Copenhagen is developing a way Read More

Grime music is fueling the use of ‘skunk’, expert warns

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Stormzy heavily references cannabis in ‘Shut Up’ – which reached number 8 in the charts Grime music is fueling the use of skunk because artists are referencing the drug in their chart-topping songs, warns a cannabis researcher. Ian Hamilton, based at York University, warned the popular music genre contains hundreds of lyrics glorifying the use Read More

Dragon’s Den’s Hilary Devey to kick 40-year smoking habit

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Dragon’s Den’s Hilary Devey to kick 40-year smoking habit
Hilary Devey has vowed to finally kick her 40-year smoking habit after a health scare made her question her lifestyle. The 60-year-old former Dragon’s Den star told FEMAIL she first took up smoking at 15, only giving up for a five year stint after she discovered she was pregnant with her son, who is now Read More

British bacon breakthrough means healthier fry-ups

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Bacon is currently produced using potentially-harmful nitrites during the curing process, which has been linked to bowel cancer. But from the New Year onwards the new Naked Bacon will be available to millions in UK supermarkets, thanks to a technological breakthrough. World Health Organisation officials warned in 2015 that just two rashers of bacon a Read More

The dangers of epilepsy drugs for pregnant women

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Pregnant women who take a widely-prescribed epilepsy drug are more likely to have a child with a cleft lip, a major study concludes. Researchers found the risk is 12 times above normal for expectant mothers given the drug topiramate, branded as Topamax.  Using data from more than one million live births, the scientists predicted around Read More

PHE advert shows how cigarettes can damage major organs

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A hard-hitting new TV advert shows how poisons from the tar in cigarettes enter the bloodstream and flow through the body within seconds, causing damage to major organs. The campaign also highlights how smoking can lead to elevated levels of cadmium – a metal used in batteries – in the blood, as well as cancer-causing Read More

Dr David Edward gives 7 top tips to spice up your sex life

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A GP who specialises in sexual health has warned about a rise in patients coming to see him because work has left them too tired and stressed to have sex. It comes as a new survey has revealed six out of ten people are too exhausted to perform when we get home from a day Read More

NY woman diagnosed with TB when she was 5 months pregnant

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A 34-year-old mother has described the horror of being diagnosed with tuberculosis while five months pregnant with her second child. Kate O’Brien’s pregnancy wasn’t going as smoothly as her first when she had a cold that she couldn’t shake, woke up in the middle of the night sweating, began coughing up blood and was losing Read More

Lepicol nutritionist reveals how to ditch sugar in 7 days

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In moderation, treating yourself to a dessert every now and again isn’t a problem. However, for many addictive sugar can become all-consuming, leading to an over dependence on sweet processed foods which lack nutrients. Breaking out of it can be particularly difficult after a holiday like Christmas, when pies and chocolate and sweet cocktails are Read More

Helen Stokes-Lampard says ask Google before seeing a GP

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The country’s top GP says patients should take three basic steps before going to see their family doctor. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said too many patients were turning up to surgeries with heartburn and other minor ailments. Instead they should treat themselves, look up their symptoms online or go to a pharmacist before phoning the GP.  Read More