Visceral fat accumulates deep in the body, wrapping itself around internal organs such as the liver and intestines.As a result, visceral fat can interfere with the body’s normal processes, raising the risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease.Fortunately, by making healthy lifestyle decisions, you can shrink...
Dementia can trigger a range of problems, from memory loss to difficulties carrying out daily activities. Although there’s no cure for dementia at present, if it’s diagnosed in the early stages, there are things that can be done to slow it down and maintain mental function.But even better...
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body that develops when the body's normal control mechanism stops working. Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body, and, if it has spread, treatment may be more about managing the disease than curing it. To improve...
Joint pain has many possible causes, from injuries to more serious conditions like arthritis. Treatments usually recommended are gentle exercise and painkillers, but an increasing amount of evidence is showing supplements can also help relieve pain.In one study, 73 athletes who consumed 10g of collagen daily for 24...
As Blood Pressure UK explains: “At first, food without salt may taste bland, but don’t give up. After a few weeks your taste buds will adjust and you will start to enjoy food with less salt.”According to the NHS, eating a low-fat diet that includes lots of fibre,...
Type 2 diabetes is the direct result of either not producing enough insulin or not producing any at all. Insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, plays an essential role in regulating the body’s blood sugar levels and unregulated blood sugar levels poses a number of health concerns....
Landing on 20th January 2020, Blue Monday has been calculated as the most gloomiest of them all. However, research commissioned by The Weather Channel and YouGov has found that one in three people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – a winter depression that is lifted once spring...
But the NHS has now rolled out a new method that sees patients first tested for HPV infection, with only those that have the virus examined for abnormal cells. This means any sign of infection can be spotted and treated at an earlier stage before it develops into cancer. A...
Now, ​Rufus Wilson, five, George Monckton, nine, Ivy Weir, six, Charlotte Taylor, four, Charlie Foster, eight and Annabelle Brown, 20, have all got Vertex’s Orkambi or Symkevi drugs.​It follows the news that gravely ill Scottish sufferer Ayden Cochrane, 13, has finally been granted Vertex’s new miracle drug, Trikafta....
The NHS state that adults need 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily. Without it, bone density can decrease, which can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures (broken bones). In extreme cases, vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteomalacia – which causes weak bones, bone pain and muscle weakness. One...