LifeStyle: Family & Relationships

The 5 Things I Do Every Morning to Stay Healthy

Friday  19:05,   18 may 2018

In those first years out of college, I struggled with the transition into "real adulthood." Adulting is hard! But as I started to make health and self-care more of a priority, I realized that I was lacking a solid morning[...]

Public Concern About Mental Health Has 'Doubled In The Past Year'

Tuesday  08:30,   15 may 2018

People are more concerned about their mental health than dementia, obesity and heart disease, a new poll has revealed.  In fact, public concern about mental health has doubled in the last year.The survey, based on more than 1,700 people in[...]

Number of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes rockets by 25% in just four years amid growing obesity crisis

Monday  14:10,   14 may 2018

The latest figures show that in 2016-17, the number of people under 20 with type 2 diabetes was 1,043 – the first time it has risen above 1,000. In March 2013, the figure stood at 836. If left uncontrolled, type 2 diabetes can lead to blindness,[...]

A father’s secret wish for mothers that get little credit

Saturday  15:21,   12 may 2018

Depending upon who and how old you are and what stage and season of life you’re in, Mother’s Day can elicit a complex cacophony of emotion ranging from joy and jubilation to longing and lament. Nowhere is this truer than in the layered world of[...]

Only half of patients can see the same GP each time: People are finding it extremely difficult to see their 'family doctor' when they book appointments

Thursday  07:56,   10 may 2018

In the first study of its kind, the University of Leicester researchers analysed 6,243 surgeries from 2012 and 2017.  Over that five-year period, they found that 'continuity of care' – a measure of patients being able to see their preferred GP[...]

Should Schools Weigh Kids? It Could Reduce Obesity, Study Suggests

Wednesday  08:45,   09 may 2018

Weighing kids in school could reduce childhood obesity in the UK, a study has suggested. During a trial scheme in Manchester, kids who were weighed at school and had annual weight reports sent home to their parents were more likely to maintain a[...]

Why I Am Handing Out Roses This World Ovarian Cancer Day

Tuesday  17:10,   08 may 2018

Tuesday 8th May is World Ovarian Cancer Day. It’s the one day where we come together to speak up about an often overlooked disease; a disease that kills more women than all other gynaecological cancers combined; a disease I feel that I almost[...]

The First Warning Sign of Alzheimer's May Surprise You

Tuesday  13:01,   08 may 2018

This problem crops up long before any clinical diagnosis of the disease​. We've all heard the stories of the grandma who got lost on her way home from the grocery store, or the great uncle who relies on GPS for the drive to his weekly doctor's[...]

Confessions Of An...A&E Doctor

Tuesday  11:20,   08 may 2018

Most of us dread the thought of ending up in hospital, but there are some people who actually choose to be there. It’s hard not to respect the work of doctors and nurses, especially the junior ones who earn a fraction of what senior staff make and[...]

Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Set To Rise By 15% In The UK In The Next Two Decades

Thursday  08:36,   03 may 2018

Ovarian cancer diagnoses worldwide are set to rise by more than half (nearly 55%) in the next 20 years, primarily because post-menopausal women are living longer. The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition says we will also see a 15% increase in diagnoses[...]

Common Mistakes With Contact Lens That Can Hurt Your Eyes

Tuesday  16:41,   01 may 2018

Studies have shown that many people continue to make common mistakes with their contact lenses. Here are five of them that you should[...]

Don’t Let My Son’s Death Be In Vain This World Asthma Day

Tuesday  13:45,   01 may 2018

When I think of asthma, I think of my beautiful son Tiernan. I think of him fighting for breath, his lips turning blue, as I desperately gave him CPR on the lounge floor. Well, when I think of asthma, I think of my beautiful son[...]

Does Stress Cause Cancer? 2 In 5 People Incorrectly Believe It Does

Friday  09:06,   27 april 2018

Almost half of people mistakenly believe factors such as stress and food additives cause cancer, a new study has found. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds surveyed 1,330 people in England and found that[...]

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

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

<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[...]