Health

Red meat puts you at higher risk of cancer and diabetes. Stay away from it

A high consumption of red and processed meat has been linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance, a new research has claimed. According to the Elsevier study, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been added to the list of diseases associated with a Western diet that includes relatively high consumption of red and processed meat. A previous study ... Read More »

Go ahead and relish mangoes this summer but don’t overindulge, warn experts

Although the blazing sun and the sweltering heat make life unbearable during the summer in India, the season also brings along its share of perks, with mango possibly being the best of them! The delectable and succulent ‘king of fruits’ not only serves as a sweet dish in itself when it is ripe, but is also used in several delicacies, ... Read More »

Ditch that cup of coffee. Hot water may be the ultimate health drink for youDitch that cup of coffee. Hot water may be the ultimate health drink for you

Drinking hot water may be a traditional practice in India. But now several global researchers also agree that just consuming hot water (and not mixing lemon with it) would not only help you shed extra belly fat but also keep various health issues at bay. It has further been suggested that the optimum temperature of the hot water should be ... Read More »

15 houseplants that have amazing health benefits

Houseplants not only look pretty and brighten up our home, but they can also be great for our mental and physical health. Compost Direct has created a new infographic revealing the health benefits of different types of houseplants. This includes jasmine which can help regulate emotions, pineapple plants to help get a good night’s sleep and feverfew to relieve headaches. Take a ... Read More »

Should you wet your toothbrush before using it?

Many aspects of life are debated about on social media, including the correct way to carry out daily practices. One of these topics has recently sparked a furious debate on Twitter – whether or not to wet your toothbrush before cleaning your teeth. Twitter user @envyteeee started the big discussion after posting the query on the social media platform. Many tweeted their ... Read More »

5 things to do if you’re feeling neglected

Feeling neglected or lonely in a relationship can be a painful – and is often a sign that something isn’t right. It can be a matter of perception, rather than a list of behaviours, according to Relate counsellor Rachel Davies. First off, you may have noticed that you aren’t spending as much time together – and that work, friends, hobbies and other family members ... Read More »

‘Why I quit smoking’: 7 triggers that made people stop and how it changed their life

As anyone who’s tried to quit smoking will tell you, kicking the habit isn’t as easy as some people think it is. Undoing years – or even decades – of a habit takes effort, willpower and often some external guidance. Knowing why you want to quit and having a goal in mind can be a huge motivation for staying on the right ... Read More »

10 unusual things you could be allergic to

Sniffles, sneezing, runny nose—if this sounds like you every spring, you’re far from alone. About 44% of people in the United Kingdom suffer from at least one allergy, and that number is on the rise. For most people who suffer from allergies, symptoms are annoying, but not too severe; but for some, they can cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. There are ... Read More »

10 things you need to stop hiding from your doctor

here are many reasons why people visit their GPs – some extremely serious, some totally trivial. But whatever the reason, there are always things we need to know. The problem is, a lot of the time, people are very reluctant to share important details. In an ideal world, your doctor should know pretty much everything about you, even if it ... Read More »

11 ways to prepare for an upcoming oscopy

If you have an impending colonoscopy or endoscopy coming up, whether it’s your first or you’ve become more accustomed to them, it’s natural to be concerned and want to be as emotionally and physically prepared as possible. What exactly is a colonoscopy and endoscopy? During a colonoscopy, a narrow, flexible telescopic camera is inserted via the rectum in order to examine ... Read More »