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Don’t star in your own ‘period drama’ this Christmas warn experts

Don’t star in your own ‘period drama’ this Christmas warn experts

Drunken partying, hectic diaries and visiting family are all responsible for an increase in missed pills and use of emergency contraception over the festive season.

One in three puffed out just running up stairs

One in three puffed out just running up stairs

One in three adults are so unhealthy they are left gasping for breath after running for a bus or train, a study has revealed. The worrying statistic emerged in a report which also found a similar number are exhausted after a quick trip up the office staircase.

What are the main causes of indigestion?

Indigestion is a complex and painful condition. Most people at some time in their lives will suffer from this complaint.

Doctors need training on eating disorders

Lives are being lost because Britain’s GPs are not trained well enough in recognising the psychiatric symptoms which result in eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.

Sex and the sickie

Half of Brits (49 per cent) will avoid kissing their partner when they have a cold, while one in three (32 per cent) will say no to more ‘intimate’ situations - according to a new survey of 2,500 UK adults by leading cough brand Covonia.

Malaria: still costing lives in the UK and killing an African child every 30 seconds

More than 1000 people in the UK were infected with a deadly form of malaria after travelling to the tropics in 2012, according to a recent Public Health England report.

Health ‘wake-up call’ hits at 39

Health ‘wake-up call’ hits at 39

The average Brit is struck by a health wake-up call at the age of 39, a new study has shown. Researchers found the approach to the big 4-0 is the point when we really start to worry about the long-term health implications of the bad habits and poor diets from our younger years.

More than 1 in 4 with back pain suffer depression

Today marks the start of ‘Backcare Awareness Week' and new research from protection provider Friends Life has today revealed the impact that back pain can have on sufferers' psychological wellbeing.

Quit smoking in ‘Stoptober’ and become healthier and wealthier

Stoptober 2013 is in full swing and research from MoneySuperMarket.com reveals smokers who get involved and kick the habit will benefit from healthier bodies and bank balances.

Shark antibodies could provide key to targeting breast cancer

Shark antibodies could provide key to targeting breast cancer

Aberdeen scientists are investigating if antibodies found naturally in sharks could be used to target breast cancer.

iPosture - more young people suffering from back pain, gadgets the cause

Ipads, tablets and smartphones are causing an increase in the number of people suffering from back pain, new research has shown.

Men give up on the way they look at 46 - women power through to 59

Men give up on the way they look at 46 - women power through to 59

Men give up on the way they look at the age of just 46 – while women keep up appearances for over a decade longer, it has been revealed.

Children risking dehydration around during term-time

Millions of schoolchildren could be at risk of dehydration – after a report found many go for as long as 18 hours without a drink.

Photon Pod brightens the mood at London Design Festival

Photon Pod brightens the mood at London Design Festival

Philips Hue, has been installed at the Photon Project’s Photon Pod at the London Design Festival. The all-glass pod is a prototype for the Photon Project that will collect invaluable data and insights on the links between light, and health and wellbeing over a planned four-year period.

Britain’s sporting legacy will help local talent

Britain’s sporting legacy will help local talent

Andy Murray beating off the expected winners at Wimbledon has seen the nation basking in sporting glory. With so much focus on the achievements of British sporting talent and athletes becoming the new modern role model it is time to invest in upcoming talent.