RSS Feed

Health

Half of adults have an ‘uneven’ work-life balance

Half of adults have an ‘uneven’ work-life balance

One in two adults feels they have an uneven work-life balance, new research has shown. A study into the health and happiness of 2,000 men and women revealed four in ten were unable to describe themselves as happy, as working long hours, eating a poor diet and lack of sleep take a toll on their day to day well-being.

Teething prince and princesses!

Teething prince and princesses!

Prince George will soon be hitting the age when his milky whites start to poke through his gums. Whilst it is an exciting milestone it comes with dribbling, tears and swollen gums.

Smokers more concerned about damage to appearance than poor health

Smokers are more concerned about the effects cigarettes have on their looks than their health, new research has revealed.

Britain tops European unhealthy snack league table

The people of Britain eat more unhealthy snacks than any other Western European nation, new research reveals.

Average Brit rates fitness level at 46%

Average Brit rates fitness level at 46%

The typical Brit rates their fitness level at just 46%, a study has revealed. Research among 2,000 adults found most live an ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle amid a dizzy round of too much booze and endless high-fat food.

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.