Every now and again something stops us in our tracks as we mindlessly scroll through various celebrity selfies, vacation pics, and #ootd posts on Instagram. More often than not, the picture that causes us to cease our endless scrolling is food-related, and this year a certain round, bumpy, brightly colored fruit caught our eyes: Sumo
Four fifths of women do NOT know alcohol causes breast cancer – and NHS staff ‘are afraid of being patronising’ by warning them Researchers from the University of Southampton surveyed a total of 238 people They included women at breast screening appointments and NHS staff In a group of women at a screening clinic only
From road trips to cruise ships, vacations provide an ideal excuse to indulge. If you’ve ever returned from a holiday weighing 10 pounds more than before, you know this is true. But, have you ever planned a trip based solely on food and drink? You might — after we tell you about the following food
Pinpointing how different emotional states and neural pathways influence our eating behaviours could pave the way for better ways to tackle eating disorders and obesity. Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia can have life-threatening consequences. They affect around 20 million people in the European Union, with an estimated cost of €1 trillion per year.
We are crying out for diversity when it comes to images of the female body on mainstream platforms. All too often we only see one kind of woman – slim, young, able-bodied, usually white – in ad campaigns, movies and magazines, and it is damaging women’s self-esteem. A recent Sport England study found that 75%
(HealthDay)—With growing concern about mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, it’s easy to let down your guard when it comes to ticks. But Lyme disease is still a danger, especially in the Northeast and upper Midwest. In fact, it has affected people in almost every state. Lyme disease is spread through the bite of an infected
Here are some tips to help you choose the best OTC antihistamine for you. What is an antihistamine? Antihistamines are commonly found in OTC allergy, sleep, and cold or flu medications. They work by blocking the effects of histamine, a natural chemical that your body makes when an inflammatory reaction takes place—like when you have
Psoriasis develops when the immune system mistakenly attacks the skin cells, causing red, scaly, or painful patches to appear. During remission, the immune system stops these attacks, and the skin has time to heal. Psoriasis treatments and lifestyle changes can bring about remission, but when and how it occurs is different for everyone. Read on
Each year, particularly during the winter months, millions of Americans are infected with influenza. The flu causes symptoms such as fever, coughing, body aches and fatigue, and, in some cases, can lead to serious complications and even death. Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology and global health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health,
For the first time scientists have been able to put a figure on how many faces people actually know- a staggering 5,000 on average. The research team, from the University of York, tested study participants on how many faces they could recall from their personal lives and the media, as well as the number of
A doctor may recommend radiation therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy. There are two main types of radiation treatment: External beam radiation: This involves a doctor applying radiation from an external machine to the breast and surrounding tissue. Internal radiation (brachytherapy): This involves placing a small radioactive pellet into the
In the hit BBC TV show, Killing Eve, Villanelle, a psychopathic assassin, tells Eve, a security service operative, “You should never call a psychopath a psychopath. It upsets them.” She then pouts her lip in an imitation of someone feeling upset. Most people think they know what a psychopath is: someone who has no feelings.
For such a long time, if a person experienced a sexual assault that didn’t involve penetrative rape, it went largely ignored. As a society, we had been conditioned to accept things like nonconsensual touching or sexual advances while people have been drinking as just another part of our culture. Now, thanks to more and more
Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80% of those who carry an identifiable genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer don’t know it despite frequent interaction with the healthcare system. The findings were published Sept. 21 in the journal JAMA Network Open. In the absence of routine screening,
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 — No matter what your watch says, your body may be on a whole other schedule. Now, scientists say they’ve created a blood test that pinpoints the timing of your own internal clock. The TimeSignature test evaluates dozens of genes to reveal an individual’s “circadian rhythm” — the crests and troughs
There is exactly one good thing to be said about allergies and that is that at least they’re not contagious. Otherwise, these reactions to irritants, with symptoms that include itchy eyes, runny noses, sneezing and headaches are exactly what you don’t want to experience, much less stand by and watch your children suffer through. Although
Do you remember the first time you had a real talk with female friends about sex, feelings, or bodies? One of the reasons Sex and the City, for all its issues, struck such a chord with its viewers is because of just how purely and raunchily it addressed all three. Breaking into an honest place
Hand, foot and mouth disease is in the news with Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ becoming the second Major League Baseball pitcher afflicted in recent weeks. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was the first player to get felled by the ailment, reportedly after visiting a children’s camp. But doctors say it’s vital to understand that the group
For a long time, I thought getting shingles was something that could only happen to you once you reached the age of 60 or older. But after a friend of mine had it in his 30s and was in quite a bit of pain, I realized it’s not a virus only older people can get.
From diet programs to detox teas, so many products promise instant gratification when it comes to transforming your bod. But is it actually possible to lose a substantial amount of weight—in a healthy way—in the time it takes your online shopping shipment to arrive? Well, in her 20 years of practice, dietitian Lauren Harris-Pincus, has never met anyone