LifeStyle: Family & Relationships

Two million Britons take medicine that may increase the risk of dementia, depression and Parkinson's by a third

Thursday  09:36,   26 april 2018
Daily Mail

Researchers from the University of East Anglia found patients taking anticholinergics were 30 per cent more likely to develop dementia than those not taking the drugs.A study highlighted a 30 per cent higher risk from some drugs prescribed for[...]

'Dry Drowning' Is in the News Again — Here's What You Need to Know

Wednesday  12:01,   25 april 2018
SheKnows

<p>This week, a 4-year-old girl nearly died after having a physical reaction days after inhaling pool water. Thankfully, her mom remembered a widely publicized news story from last summer.</p>This week, a 4-year-old girl from Florida nearly[...]

Just one alcoholic drink a day raises the risk of mouth cancer, gum disease AND heart disease

Wednesday  08:56,   25 april 2018
Daily Mail

A New York University study revealed that people who drank one or more alcoholic beverage per day had an excess of harmful oral bacteria and a drought of healthy bacteria to fight off harmful strains. Related: These Methods Will Help You Lose That[...]

4 health conditions people mistake for Cystitis

Tuesday  17:42,   24 april 2018
Cosmopolitan (UK)

Don't always blame it on a UTI.But according Tania Adib, a Harley Street gynaecologist, we should be careful not to assume it's always a UTI. "The most common symptoms of cystitis are a stinging or burning sensation when passing urine, a need to [...]

Organic tampons, cups no safer against toxic shock: study

Tuesday  16:00,   24 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Organic cotton tampons are often advertised as safer alternatives, but a study Friday said they are not better than regular tampons at preventing toxic shock syndrome.&nbsp;Menstrual cups can also raise the risk of toxic shock, and should be[...]

First scrotum and penis transplant performed

Tuesday  13:35,   24 april 2018
Sky News

A man who lost his genitals in a war injury has received the world's first full penis and scrotum transplant.  Surgeons at Baltimore's John Hopkins University have rebuilt the veteran's entire pelvic region from the parts of a deceased[...]

Coffee in pregnancy ‘raises risk of an overweight child’: Women who drink just two cups a day could see their children weighing more than those who don't have caffeine regularly

Tuesday  11:30,   24 april 2018
Daily Mail

The findings from a study of 51,000 mothers and infants in Norway call into question NHS guidelines which say expectant mothers can safely consume up to two cups of coffee a day. Researchers looked at the link between caffeine intake during[...]

Your G&T could double up as a hay fever remedy – find out how!

Tuesday  07:45,   24 april 2018
Hello!

Hay fever sufferers could find relief from their symptoms by drinking gin and tonic, according to a new studyIf you're one of the sufferers who have tried every medicine or natural remedy available to no avail, you may well find relief with one very [...]

'A daily shower isn't necessary': Bathing every day could INCREASE your risk of infections, warn experts as they reveal how many times you should wash

Saturday  15:05,   21 april 2018
Daily Mail

Showering excessively can reduce skin hydration, causing it to become dry and cracked, which allows germs to enter, according to infectious-disease expert Dr Elaine Larson from Columbia University. She adds most people bathe in the belief it will[...]

How To Tell If Your Cold Is Actually Hayfever

Friday  07:15,   20 april 2018
Refinery29

You're tired, you're itchy, and your nose is a snot waterfall — you know this is a cold. But the pollen in the air has you wondering — could this actually be hayfever rearing their sneezy heads? It can be surprisingly difficult to tell [...]

What Is Cryotherapy And Why Are People Doing It?

Wednesday  18:30,   18 april 2018
Huffington Post UK

“I was afraid of the cold, trying to comprehend what those temperatures would feel like,” says Sarah, 23, from Essex who is one of a growing number of people experimenting with cryotherapy: a cold treatment that uses liquid nitrogen to plunge your[...]

A Drug to End Addiction? Scientists Are Working on It.

Monday  21:00,   16 april 2018
The New York Times

Researchers are studying a promising drug that could block the delivery of opioids from blood to brain, giving addicts a path to recovery.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

A Drug to End Addiction? Scientists Are Working on It.

Monday  21:00,   16 april 2018
The New York Times

Researchers are studying a promising drug that could block the delivery of opioids from blood to brain, giving addicts a path to recovery.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

A Ketamine Nasal Spray Could One Day Be Used As A 'Fast Acting' Treatment For Depression

Monday  13:06,   16 april 2018
Huffington Post UK

A nasal spray containing ketamine, a powerful general anaesthetic, has shown promise in treating symptoms of severe depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study. Researchers compared the effects of two treatment options: the first was[...]

Pregnancy Heartburn: 4 Tips to Stop Feeling the Burn

Sunday  13:45,   15 april 2018
SheKnows

Pregnancy Heartburn: 4 Tips to Stop Feeling the BurnSorry to shatter the myth, but heartburn during pregnancy has absolutely nothing to do with how much hair your baby has. It's a result of the fact that progesterone, while relaxing the uterine[...]