Category: Health News

Mothers-to-be who are stressed are more likely to have a daughter

Mothers-to-be who are stressed are more likely to have a daughter, finds study Only 31% of women showing physical stress, such as comfort eating, had a boy Only 40% psychologically stressed, experiencing anxiety, have a boy Scientists said male foetuses are more vulnerable to stress hormones  If you’re trying to get pregnant and want to have

Does Tamiflu REALLY Do Anything For The Flu?

There’s lots of misinformation about the flu out there: the flu shot makes you sick (nope), the flu is just a really bad cold (def not), and you catch the flu from going outside with wet hair (nuh-uh). But when it comes to Tamiflu—the FDA-approved medication that promises to make your flu symptoms disappear and

Flu season 2019: When is flu season this year? When does it end?

Flu season is a natural annual occurrence characterised by frequent outbreaks of several different strains of the influenza virus. The season comes during dry, cold weather, which hampers the immune system and allows viruses to spread and multiply with ease. While the first few cases start to appear in October, there is an official projected

How to live longer: Do this type of exercise to extend your lifespan

Mounting evidence shows that eating a healthy, balanced diet and keeping fit offers a robust defence against life-threatening complications, such as heart disease. Committing to both is a sure-fire way to extend longevity. Exercise advice, like dietary advice, can sometimes seem overwhelming, however, especially if a person is getting fit for the first time. Fortunately,

How much sleep you need, and all your bedtime questions answered

Sleep is one of those things that’s necessary for absolutely everybody, while also being pretty hard to understand to understand or find for some. Insomnia is an ever-present spectre for some, while conditions like sleep paralysis, sleep apnea, severe snoring, or night terrors pervade the lives of others. Given that sleep can affect everything from

In five Federal States: the manufacturer recalls Salami

The producer Cesare Fiorucci S. p. a. informs about the recall of the article “Classic Salami Il Gusto d’Italia” and “Salametto Fiorucci”. The company announced that is missing on deer packing due to a printing error, the note on contained Milk allergens. The producer Cesare Fiorucci S. p. a. calls for consumers who are allergic

Dame Sally Davies says Prime Minister Boris Johnson is WRONG

Should eating on public transport be banned? Commuters with medical conditions blast plan to criminalize snacks – but others say they would welcome an end to ‘disgusting’ habit Dame Sally is nicknamed ‘nanny-in-chief’ for her bold public health interventions She said Mr Johnson was wrong for saying exercise is more important than diet  She stepped

Overhaul is proposed for decades-old Medicare fraud rules

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter self-dealing and financial kickbacks among service providers such as hospitals, clinics and doctors. Those regulations are now seen

Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk: Study

The study looked at 22-26 years' worth of data from more than 1,92,000 men and women participating in three long-term studies. Naturally sweet drinks, such as 100 per cent fruit juices, as well as artificially sweetened beverages, such as “diet” soft drinks, could also increase a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, suggested a new

Flu jab symptoms: Can the flu jab give you a cold?

Flu season 2019 starts in autumn and winter every year, as colder conditions weaken immune system defences and bolster virus replication. Many people will contract a nasty strain of the virus, which will pass with time. Other people may have a compromised immune system making it difficult to fight off the flu, and require a