The main cause of skin cancer is excessive exposure to UV (ultraviolet) radiation from sunbeds and the sun. Avoiding using sunbeds and taking care when enjoying the sun could prevent up to 9 out of 10 cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, in the UK. Continue reading Sunburn: The Facts
Asthma symptoms don’t need to get in the way if your child’s symptoms are managed well. If you understand these 9 things about your child with asthma, they’ll be able to get on with all the things they like doing. Continue reading 9 Things You Need to Know about Children with Asthma
Checking in after workouts and counting calories were once the primary use of fitness apps. While those are very useful functions, the newer fitness apps have so many different functions that they put their ancestors to shame. Continue reading How Can My Phone Help Me Stay Motivated?
Have you noticed the rise in the number of people who have moved towards veganism and plant-based eating? Since 2014 January has become a dedicated month for vegans known as Veganuary, named after the charity who created a social event to encourage people to go vegan for a month. I have to be honest and say that I know only a couple of people who have gone down this route in my immediate circle of friends and family, but, on a larger scale veganism has skyrocketed. Continue reading Why has a plant-based diet become so popular?
Snoring gently in the corners of hip bookshops, sniffing around your local park or perched on a bench in your local coffee shop, you’re likely to see French Bulldogs wherever you go. They’re at all the glitziest parties and chilling with all the coolest dog owners. Although it’s taken a while, we’ve reached the age of the French Bulldog. Continue reading Why Are French Bulldogs so Pup-ular?
Bullying happens in lots of schools all over the world, and affects many students in those schools. The way in … Continue reading Bullying: What Does it Mean?
Type 2 diabetes is a very common condition which causes a person’s blood glucose levels to become elevated. People whose insulin is less effective than normal, but who can still make it to a certain extent, are given the diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Some experts believe that the condition is becoming worryingly common in our times as a result of certain societal changes, such as supermarkets, the replacement of walking with driving and increased access to fast foods. Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes
Many students find that they gain weight when they first start at university, and that’s no surprise. You’re suddenly given … Continue reading The Student’s Guide to Nutrition
Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK is a great starting point to get the public talking about mental illness. The issue of mental health has a special place in my heart as my aunt (my mother’s sister) suffered with schizophrenia for many years and ultimately took her own life in 2009 Continue reading 5 Celebs who suffer with a Diagnosed Mental Illness
Bipolar is a mental health condition which has an impact on your mood, and can cause your mood to swing between two extremes. In the past, it was referred to as “manic depression”. This was the phrase used to describe it right up until 1980, at which point the American Psychiatric Association (APA) decided to reflect the condition’s “bi-polarity”, or dual nature, by renaming it “bipolar disorder”. Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder
Everyone knows that weight training builds muscles. But did you also know it can strengthen your bones and even help rebuild bones? This is especially helpful for people older in age with the risk of developing osteoporosis, and bones that are more brittle to begin with. Continue reading The Health And Fitness Benefits Of Lifting Weights
In the 1980s, British psychiatrist Lorna Wing developed and introduced the concept of Asperger syndrome. The condition is named after an Austrian paediatrician named Hans Asperger, who studied and wrote about children who exhibited the condition in 1944. Continue reading Things You Might Not Know About Asperger Syndrome
One common myth surrounding coeliac disease is that it’s something you can simply outgrow. Unfortunately, it’s not true. You will have the condition for life following diagnosis (assuming that your diagnosis is correct). Continue reading Is Coeliac Disease Something You Can Grow Out Of?
Having been the subject of MS research for more than 50 years, the Swank diet is likely the most well-known … Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis: Swank Diet