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The Big Chill - what is Kriotherapy?

The Big Chill - what is Kriotherapy?

Thought you’d tried even the most unusual spa treatments? Vampire facial, check. Gem stone massage, check. Hay body wrap, check.

We wait one year before taking health problems to the doctor

We wait one year before taking health problems to the doctor

Brits grin and bear medical problems for a year before getting checked out by their doctor, it has been revealed.

Lay back and relax with Lemongrass

Lay back and relax with Lemongrass

Lemongrass tea may be a relatively unknown drink in the UK, but it has a long history of use in parts of Asia, where it is not only drunk for its great taste, but also to aid relaxation.

Illness abroad - four problems plague average holidayer

Illness abroad - four problems plague average holidayer

The typical Brit returns home from their summer holiday having experienced at least four problems on their sunshine break, research has shown.

It's about time

It's about time

We live in a world where most women juggle work, children, friends, and a busy social life - leaving them feeling like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day!

Don’t let pains in the night cramp your style

For an estimated 13 million British adults, nocturnal (night time) muscle cramps are an on-going problem, causing discomfort, pain, distress and sleep deprivation. Some sufferers experience one or two episodes nightly, several times a week.

Simple snoring spray could help you shed pounds

Simple snoring spray could help you shed pounds

Two new scientific papers have been published that help substantiate claims that those who sleep less are more likely to put on weight.

How sports teacher tackled alopecia

How sports teacher tackled alopecia

Sports teacher Christine Orton had already noticed a thinning patch of hair on the crown of her head. But when a hairdresser discovered two more bald patches the Bedford mum-of-two feared the worst.

It’s official... organic is best!

It’s official... organic is best!

There has been a huge amount of debate over whether or not organic food is ‘better’ for you than its non-organic equivalent.

More resources needed for eating disorders

A charity that operates helplines for people with eating disorders says that more resources need to be put into supporting teenagers and adults seeking help, following shocking new figures that show eating disorders are on the rise.

Quit for good this World No Smoking Day

Quit for good this World No Smoking Day

Research shows more than half of smokers in the UK are not aware that there is free expert support available from healthcare professionals which can increase chances of quitting by up to four times compared to using willpower alone.

Experts predict later, stronger hayfever season

2012 saw the longest hay fever season in twenty years, leaving an estimated 9 million sufferers in agony.

Vitamin A supplementation could cut skin cancer risk

Popping a daily vitamin A pill not only helps skin to look beautiful, it could also give it vital protection.

Is modern life making you itch?

Soaps and shower gels, perfumes and even furniture polish are just some of the ‘everyday’ products can lead to itching and skin rashes.

It’s official - men are happier in retirement than women

It’s official - men are happier in retirement than women

A new study by Skipton has explored all aspects of retirement and found that for men, the twilight years are amongst the best of their life.