Even if you’re slim, cutting down on calories can improve overall health

Even if you’re slim, cutting down on calories can improve overall health

Findings from the study, which was published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology , revealed that cutting up to 300 calories a day can help improve your blood glucose levels and lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Young people’s mental health suffering most during lockdown, research suggests

Young people’s mental health suffering most during lockdown, research suggests

Overall, young people are experiencing worse mental health outcomes from life during the pandemic their older counterparts, according to the survey, with those aged 18 to 24 reporting “amplified” feelings of low mood and poor wellbeing.

Lockdown: Fears grow over long-term impact of pandemic on young people’s mental health

Lockdown: Fears grow over long-term impact of pandemic on young people’s mental health

A survey by the mental health charity YoungMinds found that 67 per cent of respondents are worried about how the pandemic will affect their children’s long-term mental health.

Half of UK workers feeling more stressed or anxious during lockdown, study finds

Half of UK workers feeling more stressed or anxious during lockdown, study finds

More than half of UK workers are feeling more anxious or stressed while working from home during lockdown , according to a new poll.More than half (54 per cent) said they would like their employer to give them the option of working from home more often post-lockdown.

One in three nurses say mental health has become ‘very bad’ during pandemic

One in three nurses say mental health has become ‘very bad’ during pandemic

The poll also found that rates of anxiety and burnout are far higher than usual, with 50 per cent of 996 healthcare workers surveyed saying their mental health had deteriorated since Covid-19 began affecting the UK.

Disabled people struggle to get food and essential items during lockdown

Disabled people struggle to get food and essential items during lockdown

As a result, 46 per cent of 585 people surveyed said they had issues accessing food and essential items.A government spokesperson said: “We are working to support people who do not fall into the category of being clinically extremely vulnerable, but still need help getting essential food supplies.

‘Call your GP’: Women displaying new gynae cancer symptoms during lockdown urged to seek medical advice

‘Call your GP’: Women displaying new gynae cancer symptoms during lockdown urged to seek medical advice

It comes after a recent YouGov poll for the Eve Appeal – a charity that funds research into gynaecological cancers – found that 38 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds said they would delay seeking medical advice if they experienced bleeding after sex, a key symptom of cervical cancer.

Coronavirus: Half of health workers experiencing increased levels of stress and trauma

Coronavirus: Half of health workers experiencing increased levels of stress and trauma

Less than a third of healthcare workers felt the government was doing enough to protect their mental health – 43 per cent of those said too little was being done.

Strava data shows just how severe the gender gap is in cycling and running

Strava data shows just how severe the gender gap is in cycling and running

There is still a substantial gender gap in cycling and running , according to new data from fitness app Strava .Strava's fitness data also showed a huge increase in the number of people riding inside, rather than outdoors.

Reduce inflammation in the gut with the “fasting-mimicking” diet

Reduce inflammation in the gut with the “fasting-mimicking” diet

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammation-related conditions may consider taking up a low-calorie eating pattern.Researchers report that such a fasting-mimicking diet may help prevent inflammation and improve gut health.USC researcher Valter Longo reported that the fasting-mimicking diet successfully reduced inflammation.

Women can feel phantom fetus kicks years after giving birth

Women can feel phantom fetus kicks years after giving birth

Women can feel phantom fetus-like kicks for up to 28 years after giving birth, new research has revealed.They found 40 per cent of the women had felt phantom fetal kicks after giving birth and that the sensation persisted for an average of 6.8 years following delivery.

Plant-based diets can reduce risk of heart failure by up to 41%

Plant-based diets can reduce risk of heart failure by up to 41%

In a recent study, they concluded that a plant-based diet could reduce the risk of heart failure in adults with no known heart disease.Multivariable analysis revealed that participants who stuck to a plant-based diet had lowered the risk of heart failure-related hospitalizations by 41 percent.

Boost your magnesium intake naturally by eating these 10 nuts and seeds

Boost your magnesium intake naturally by eating these 10 nuts and seeds

The nut also contains 10 percent of your RDA for iron, which you need to prevent fatigue and hair loss.One ounce of chia seeds contains at least 23 percent of your RDA for magnesium.

Stay positive, live longer

Stay positive, live longer

When individuals were compared based on their initial levels of optimism, the researchers found that the most optimistic men and women demonstrated, on average, an 11-15% longer lifespan, and had 50-70% greater odds of reaching 85 years old compared to the least optimistic groups.

When it comes to exercise, age is just a number – SHOCKING study shows that even the elderly can benefit from working out

When it comes to exercise, age is just a number – SHOCKING study shows that even the elderly can benefit from working out

Before the current study, no research has taken a life course approach to determine how participation in physical activity throughout the various stages of adulthood may be linked to mortality risk.

Just one slow walk a day could lower risk of early death, study finds

Just one slow walk a day could lower risk of early death, study finds

Research released today suggests you may not need to go to the gym twice a day to get the health benefits of exercise – physical activity of any intensity could make a difference to life expectancy .

Natural hair help: Hydrate and repair with argan oil

Natural hair help: Hydrate and repair with argan oil

Argan oil effectively protects against heat styling damage because of its protective oleic and linoleic fatty acids, which coat hair strands and prevent the outer layer, or cuticle, from lifting – all of which result in broken or split ends.

Edible flowers could help boost vitamin E intake

Edible flowers could help boost vitamin E intake

The scientists from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Porto University, and the University of Aveiro in Portugal analysed the phytochemical composition of borage and centaurea, two popular edible flowers.The main differences were that centaurea had more calories and total dietary fiber, while borage was higher in fatty-acids and carotenoids.

One Mystical Psychedelic Trip Can Trigger Lifelong Benefits

One Mystical Psychedelic Trip Can Trigger Lifelong Benefits

The second paper (that in my opinion complements Edinger-Schons “oneness beliefs = greater life satisfaction” hypothesis) is by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, “Survey of Subjective "God Encounter Experiences": Comparisons Among Naturally Occurring Experiences and Those Occasioned by the Classic Psychedelics Psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, or DMT,” and was published April 23 in PLOS ONE.

Do You Have Pogonophobia?

Do You Have Pogonophobia?

But a 2014 study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection was even worse.8 After swabbing the beards of 408 male hospital workers, researchers found that their beards were so sterile that clean-shaven men were a full three times more likely to carry dangerous bacteria on their faces.

NHS considers turning hospitals into wellness centers, if they can figure out how to afford it

NHS considers turning hospitals into wellness centers, if they can figure out how to afford it

The bosses of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) revealed that they plan to turn hospitals into wellness centers to encourage healthy lifestyles, as reported by the Daily Mail .

A Quick Walk a Day Keeps Arthritis at Bay

A Quick Walk a Day Keeps Arthritis at Bay

The study, which took place at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, found that taking a brisk walk for less than 10 minutes per day is associated with a decrease in the risk of developing a disability for those with osteoarthritis in a lower-extremity joint.

Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health

Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People over the millennia have reported having deeply moving religious experiences either spontaneously or while under the influence of psychedelic substances such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms or the Amazonian brew ayahuasca, and a portion of those experiences have been encounters with what the person regards as "God" or "ultimate reality."

Crowd-sourced data suggests restaurants’ gluten-free meals might include gluten

Crowd-sourced data suggests restaurants’ gluten-free meals might include gluten

In addition, researchers found that about one-third of supposedly gluten-free foods had detectable gluten—but that might be due to cross-contamination, said lead author Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl, who practices at the Celiac Disease Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is an assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.

Springtime Allergies on the Rise

Springtime Allergies on the Rise

The study, which was conducted at the University of Maryland in College Park, found that the prevalence of seasonal allergies appears to be on the rise.1 These results are based on an extensive analysis of springtime start dates around the United States.

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

The study, which was conducted by the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia, found that consuming extremely hot tea may be associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 50,045 men and women living in northeastern Iran.

Sitting down for too long could be responsible for 70,000 deaths in the UK each year

Sitting down for too long could be responsible for 70,000 deaths in the UK each year

Lead author Leonie Heron of Queen’s University Belfast said that the research “means that even if you meet the recommended levels of activity (the NHS advises at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week), you are still at higher risk of some of these health conditions if you are spending long periods of time sitting down during the day.

Do Face Masks Really Help?

Do Face Masks Really Help?

And yet, a 2009 Canadian study of 446 nurses who were working with influenza patients concluded that face masks provided protection almost equivalent to that provided by respirators.8 Unfortunately, that turns out to be mixed news.

Weekly Health Quiz: Measles, Agriculture and Carbon Dioxide

Weekly Health Quiz: Measles, Agriculture and Carbon Dioxide

Nutritional ketosis mimics the life span-extending properties of fasting A ketogenic diet improves glucose metabolism, lowering your risk for Type 2 diabetes A ketogenic diet can help lower inflammation in your body 2 Estimates suggest how great a percentage of all processed foods contain genetically engineered ingredients?

What Happens in Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?

What Happens in Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?

This is definitely alarming, considering the average Englishman in the 1700s consumed only 4 pounds of sugar per year4 — and that was mostly from healthful natural sources like fruits, quite unlike the processed foods you see in supermarket shelves today.