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Phan Hiển, Khánh Thi nhảy ở Hãy chọn giá đúng
Đây là hậu trường kiện tướng dance sport Phan Hiển và Khánh Thi nhảy ở hãy chọn giá đúng. Chuyện tình "đôi đũa lệch" đã gây cảm động cho tất cả mọi người, đặc biệt là những fan hâm mộ cũng như những người yêu quý họ. Hãy cùng chúc cho Phan Hiển và Khánh Thi luôn hạnh phúc bên nhau nhé! Hãy đăng ký để có thể xem những clip hay nhất https://goo.gl/EOck1M
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Dementia - this is how much wine you should drink to lower your Alzheimer’s disease risk
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline in brain function, according to the NHS. The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.Alzheimer’s disease is believed to be caused by a build-up of toxic proteins in and around the brain. It’s a progressive condition, which means the symptoms get worse over time.You could lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms by drinking wine everyday, scientists have revealed. About a third of a unit every day - around 25ml of wine - could lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, they said. The alcohol boosts the brain’s self-cleaning ability, which lowers your risk of dementia, it was claimed. A daily small dose of wine could improve the brain’s self-cleaning service by between 30 to 40 per cent, said University College London’s Dr Ian Harrison. The cleaning service is known as the glymphatic system, and it helps to get rid of toxic proteins in the brain. Previous mice trials on alcohol intake could be translated to humans’ risk of developing the neurodegenerative condition, said Harrison. “So 25ml of wine could increase your glymphatic system, according to this mouse study,” he told the Cheltenham Science Festival. The mice were given a small dose of alcohol, the equivalent to about a third of a unit in humans. Scientists could use the mouse data and transfer the findings to humans, he said. But, regularly drinking high levels of alcohol could increase your risk of a number of deadly health conditions, as well as your chances of becoming addicted, said the Alzheimer’s Society. It could also lead to alcohol-related brain damage in some people, it added.You could also lower your Alzheimer’s risk by sleeping more, and by regularly exercising, the mouse trials revealed. Mice that were sleeping had a 60 per cent more active glymphatic system than those that were awake. “If that is anything to go by we should all be sleeping a lot more than we are,” said Harrison. Similarly, a healthy exercise regime could also stave off the dementia, the study claimed. The glymphatic system is linked to an increase heart rate. So, regularly increasing your heart rate could prevent the toxic build-up of proteins in the brain. “But when animals have voluntary access to exercise there is a massive increase in glymphatic function. “The research postulates it is the increase in heart rate that drives the fluid into the brain.
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CBD oil UK: Strength and benefits of the product now being sold at Holland and Barrett
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  CBD oil, or cannabidiol, has been available at Holland and Barrett since the start of the year, proving popular among the general public. The retailer has been selling the oil for £19.99 and over the last four weeks sales have increased by 37 per cent in the last four weeks. Because of its success, the high street health shop is set to launch four more CBD oil products next month including bigger bottles and CBD capsules. The oil is said to be able to treat all manner of problems. At the end of last year, a World Health Organisation report revealed it may help successfully treat symptoms relating to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, pain, anxiety, depression, cancer and diabetic complications. A spokesperson from Holland & Barrett said “We have been surprised at the success and popularity of CBD Oil since launch. We knew that there were numerous trends surfacing around this liquid but we didn’t expect to see sales increase this dramatically.  “We are constantly looking to bring, new and innovative products to market that help our customers. It is great to see in this instance that we can help with the demand. We also want our shoppers to know that we listen to their needs and hope to eventually increase the CBD range to keep up with the growing popularity.” But is the oil safe and recommended by doctors? Dr Andrew Thorber, Chief Medical Officer at Now Patient, gave Express.co.uk his advice.Can it create any form of intoxication? CBD oil is extracted from the resin glands on cannabis buds and flowers. It’s a type of cannabinoid which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants, and it’s usually mixed with a carrier oil, like MCT (a form of coconut oil).  There are different variations in strength available from Holland and Barrett - 2.75 per cent to 5 per cent, but while CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant, CBD does not create any form of intoxication. Another cannabinoid, THC, causes this, but this substance is illegal in the UK.Is it a good remedy for diabetes or cancer? Dr Thornber said: “It is still early days with research into CBD Oil and the potential to help patients suffering with Diabetes and Cancer, however there are findings to indicate Cannabis Oil can have improved health benefits for people with certain ailments particularly Cancer.”What medical advice should be given to patients thinking about taking it? Dr Thornber said he recommends taking it with caution. This isn’t prescribed by a GP or Pharmacist at present, as we still don’t know the full side-effects. He added: “I would not personally recommend this as a medical practitioner. “I would always recommend anyone wanting to take any medicine that isn’t registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council to do so with caution and almost always have a chat with your Pharmacist or GP at your next visit to take their advice. “The individual needs of the patient vary and what works for one person, may not work for another and this is not currently classed as
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Vitamin deficiency: Men taking medication could lack this vitamin
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Vitamin deficiency may happen when you don’t have a varied diet, meaning you don’t get all the nutrients that you need. This can cause problems with the functioning of your body, and poor health.Ways to resolve a vitamin deficiency include eating a healthy and balanced diet and taking supplements. However, if you are on medication you could also suffer from a vitamin deficiency. Clinical nutritionist, Dr Josh Axe, says that men taking medication for high blood pressure and diabetes should take vitamin B12 supplements to avoid a vitamin deficiency. “Studies show that most men usually consume the daily B12 they need from eating things like beef, poultry and eggs,” he says online. “But, they often have trouble with proper absorption of vitamin B12 due to medication use, especially older men taking several prescriptions at once. “Medications like acid-blocking drugs and those used to manage blood pressure or diabetes can interfere with how B12 is metabolised by the body. “This is a problem considering vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to fatigue and central nervous system problems. ”The NHS warns that vitamin B12 is found largely in fish, meat and dairy products, rather than fruit, vegetables and grains. A deficiency of B12 causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that can’t function normally. Symptoms include extreme tiredness, lack of energy, sore and red tongue and mouth ulcers, among others, according to the NHS. “Medication can cause vitamin B12 deficiency,” says the NHS on its website.“Certain medications, including anticonvulsants and proton pump inhibitors, can affect how much of these vitamins your body absorbs. ”Anticonvulsants are used to treat personality disorders, however, and proton pump inhibitor medication can be used to treat constipation and stomach problems. Some of the benefits of taking vitamin B12 supplements, according to Dr Josh Axe, include improvements to your mood, energy level, memory, heart, skin, hair and digestion. “A vitamin B12 deficiency is thought to be one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in the world. “Because of its wide-reaching roles within the body, a vitamin B12 deficiency can show up in many different negative symptoms, many of which are very noticeable, such as potential chronic fatigue, mood disorders like depression, and chronic stress or feeling run down. “Vitamin B12 can be taken in tablet form, in drops that you place under on the tongue or in oral spray form. “Sometimes seniors do better with drops and oral spray forms of vitamin B12 because they have trouble absorbing the vitamin from the stomach.
Blood pressure warning - what causes low blood pressure? Are you at risk of hypotension?
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Low blood pressure is a reading of 90/60mmHg or less, according to the NHS.While the condition, which is also known as hypotension, doesn’t always cause symptoms, there are some warning signs to look out for. Lightheadedness, blurred vision and a general feeling of weakness could all be signs of low blood pressure. If you get low blood pressure symptoms when you stand up or suddenly change position, you could have postural hypotension, the NHS added. But, what actually causes the condition? A vitamin B12 deficiency or underlying heart problem could all contribute to your hypotension, it’s been revealed. You could be at risk of low blood pressure if you don’t have enough vitamin B12 in your diet, according to the American Heart Association. You can lower your risk by eating more vitamin B12 foods, include eggs, shellfish and some dairy products. Certain medications could also cause your blood pressure to drop. These include diuretics and other drugs that treat hypertension. Some beta blockers, erectile dysfunction drugs and alcohol could also reduce your blood pressure, the charity said. “A decrease in blood volume can also cause blood pressure to drop,” it added“A significant loss of blood from major trauma, dehydration or severe internal bleeding reduces blood volume, leading to a severe drop in blood pressure. “Anaphylactic shock is a sometimes-fatal allergic reaction that can occur in people who are highly sensitive to drugs such as penicillin, to certain foods such as peanuts or to bee or wasp stings. “This type of shock is characterised by breathing problems, hives, itching, a swollen throat and a sudden, dramatic fall in blood pressure. ”Prolonged bed rest, pregnancy, or endocrine problems could also lead to hypotension. Your blood pressure reading will have two readings; a systolic and diastolic pressure. The systolic blood pressure - the first number - is the force at which your heart pumps blood around the body. The diastolic blood pressure - the second number - is the resistance to blood flow in the blood vessels. An ideal blood pressure is considered somewhere between 90/60mmH and 120/80mmHg.All adults over 40 are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every five years.
Diabetes: Can you reverse symptoms in FOUR weeks? Diet secret to cure condition revealed
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  Type 2 diabetes could be reversed in four weeks thanks to diet, this is what a TV experiment on ITV tonight will aim to prove. Can type 2 diabetes symptoms be reversed and can a diet be a cure of the widespread condition? Programme The Fast Fix: Diabetes challenged five people to eat only 800 calories a day. The volunteers agreed to eat only four 200 calorie shakes a day. Doctor on the ITV show Dr Zoe Williams tweeted yesterday: “Just 1 day away from The Fast Fix clinic. It’s #diabetesawarenessweek and my hopes are that this programme will bring some hope to those who have Type2 Diabetes and the healthcare community.” Liam Cowley wrote: “Time for The Fast Fix: Diabetes. Let’s see what it’s all about! #diabetes #DiabetesWeek #nutrition I really hope it takes a long term lifestyle change not just a gimmick.” Tonight's show featured a real human autopsy to show viewers exactly what fat looks like in the body.   Amazingly one volunteer, Dan, managed to show no symptoms of diabetes by the end of the four week experiment. He also reduced their liver fat percentage from 27.5 to 7.5. Celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager also took part in the show. The chef can be seen telling viewers: “I don’t want to lose a leg, I don’t want to go blind.” Rosemary Shrager’s weight loss of nearly 14cm from her waist and three dress sizes has not stopped the 67-year-old from worrying about diabetes.  The participants stayed in a house in Sussex during the experiment.  Professor Jason Gill, a leading expert in the condition, told Mail Online: “People used to think diabetes was irreversible but recent research suggests this is not the case. “This is a fantastic opportunity to test this in a controlled setting.”Type 2 diabetes symptoms According to the NHS type 2 diabetes is something you can have without even realising. You will not necessarily feel very unwell. They list the symptoms as:peeing more than usual, particularly at nightfeeling thirsty all the timefeeling very tiredlosing weight without trying toitching around your penis or vagina, or repeatedly getting thrushcuts or wounds taking longer to healblurred vision Diabetes type 2 is often triggered in later life due to problems with the hormone insulin, meaning the body can’t control blood sugar levels. Treatment involves changes to diet and lifestyle, such as avoiding high sugar snacks. Eating oatcakes could help diabetes, according to one expert.  Cassandra Barns, who used to be a nutritionist for health business NutriCentre, said that swapping pastry, pizza and crumpets containing white flour for whole grain foods, such as oatcakes, porridge and quinoa, could help diabetes type 2 sufferers. “White breads and baked goods made with white flour such as pastries, pizza and crumpets should be avoided,” she told Express.co.uk.
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Results-in-hours test could prevent 'superbug' deaths
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  A lab at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital is designing the new DNA sequencing technology, which it hopes will be available within a year.   Leading microbiology expert Professor Jonathan Edgeworth, who is helping evaluate the equipment, said: “This is the most promising thing to help tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance we’ve seen.   “We hope the test will revolutionise the treatment of infections by helping doctors make better and quicker decisions, helping save lives as well as preventing inappropriate prescribing.”   A genome sequencer the size of a mobile phone uses electrical currents to map and identify strands of DNA in real time.     These are matched to a library of bacterial sequences to show which infection has been acquired and the resistance genes present, allowing doctors to give the most appropriate antibiotic treatment.   Currently, diagnosing infections can take three to five days.   Because doctors must often give antibiotics while waiting for lab results, they can pick wrong treatments, making bacteria more likely to develop drug resistance.   Prof Edgeworth said: “We are testing this new bacterial DNA detection device to see if it can tell us within a few hours which antibiotics will work best for patients with serious infections.     Once we can show this works, we will then need to find a path through to routine use.”   Dr Alka Saxena of the biomedical research centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ said: “The speed at which this technology provides DNA sequence information is really exciting.”   The research will be conducted by scientists at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and private laboratory company Viapath. Offi cial figures show antibiotic resistance claims 5,000 British lives a year, but experts claim it is at least double that. Globally the problem is thought to kill 700,000 a year – one person a minute
How to get rid of hay fever - five ways to stop sneezing this summer
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Hay fever is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen, according to the NHS.Signs of the condition are usually worse between late March and September, when the pollen count is at its highest.Hay fever symptoms include having an itchy throat, headaches, coughing, and watery eyes.But, you could prevent hay fever symptoms with these five tips.“Hay fever affects one in five people in the UK and when your symptoms flare up, it can really ruin your day,” said medical website Push Doctor. “However, with a bit of planning and the right medication, you can win the battle.”You can lower your risk of hay fever symptoms by changing your clothes when you return from being outside, it said.Pollen sticks to your clothes and your hair, so changing into something else, or even having a quick shower, could prevent sneezing or watery eyes.Alternatively, watching the pollen count forecast, and avoid going outside on particularly high count days.“As unfair as it sounds, if the pollen count is really high and your symptoms are severe, it might be best to stay indoors,” said Push Doctor. If you’re often sneezing or coughing during hay fever season, you can protect your nose by lining your nostrils with petroleum jelly.The pollen sticks to the jelly, and is less likely to give you symptoms.You could also relieve your symptoms by eating a spicy meal.“If your hay fever causes a stuffy, blocked nose, a hot curry could be the answer,” said the medical website.“Spicy chilli peppers can help to widen your airways and make it easier to breathe, while other spices, such as turmeric, are natural anti-inflammatories that will help relieve your symptoms.”Drinking a cup of tea could lower your risk of hay fever symptoms, too.A chamomile or stinging nettle tea could relieve your symptoms, as both have antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties.Some tablets or nasal sprays could help to provide some relief from hay fever this summer.But, you should see a GP if your symptoms are getting worse, or they aren’t responding to over-the-counter medication.Your GP may prescribe you steroids to prevent signs of watery eyes of headaches.
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Bowel cancer warning: Does your poo look like this? What your stool says about your health
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, according to the NHS. While it can affect people of all ages, it’s mainly diagnosed in people over 60 years old. Bowel cancer symptoms can include persistent blood in your stool, a prolonged abdominal pain, or a change to your toilet habits. There are ways to gauge how healthy your bowel is by looking at your poo.This is everything you need to know about the link between your stool and your health. Colour, A healthy-coloured poo is brown, according to Ramsay Health Care UK.You should look out for red or very dark-coloured stools, it said. Bright red poo may be caused by fresh blood. This is usually a sign of haemorrhoids, or piles. But, darker poo could be a sign of something more serious.“Blood form higher up in the bowel goes dark red or black, and can make your stools look like tar. “This type of bleeding can be a sign of bowel cancer.” . Texture, Your poo should be smooth and soft, it said. Aim for a sausage-shaped stool, that’s either smooth or has slight cracks on the surface. But, a mushy stool, or one that’s entirely liquid, could be a sign of bowel cancer. “A change in bowel habit lasting for three weeks or more, especially to looser or runny stools, could be a sign of bowel cancer. ”Smell, A smelly stool is a normal, healthy stool, according to the Taymount Clinic. “Your poo shouldn’t normally float,” said the clinic.“If your gut is doing its job, you should be digesting oils and fats which will make your stool sink. “The odd floater is not an issue, but if it is a common occurrence this can be a sign of bad digestive health. ”Sink or float?, A healthy bowel should make stools that will sink.“Your poo shouldn’t normally float,” said the Taymount Clinic. “If your gut is doing its job, you should be digesting oils and fats which will make your stool sink. “The odd floater is not an issue, but if it is a common occurrence this can be a sign of bad digestive health. ”You should speak to a GP if you’re worried about bowel cancer symptoms.Your doctor may carry out a quick rectal exam to make sure you have no lumps. Alternatively, they may suggest you take a simple blood test, or arrange for hospital tests. The NHS offers bowel cancer screening for all men and women between the ages of 60 and 74. An additional one-off bowel scope screening may also be suggested by your GP. This is offered to patients at 55 years old, and involves a small, flexible instrument being used to examine the inside of the lower part of the bowel.
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Dementia symptoms: Nine early warning signs of Alzheimer's you should know
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  Dementia symptoms and signs appear due to changes in the brain, linked to a decline in mental function. There are several different types of the condition, including vascular dementia, which is related to a reduced blood supply to the brain, and Alzheimer’s disease, caused by an abnormal build up of proteins. Spotting dementia’s symptoms early could help reduce the speed of the diseases progression. Some treatments, such as exercise, could help slow the condition at this stage. The Alzheimer’s association says you should look out for these nine early symptoms of the condition. Memory loss “One of the most common signs is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information,” said the American not-for-profit. Forgetting important dates or events, asking the same question repeatedly, or needing to rely on memory aids could all be signs of this symptom. The NHS said online that if you have problems with your memory you should see your GP in case it is caused by something that can be treated. Difficulty planning or solving problems The American not-for-profit warns that sufferers also may find it hard to follow a plan, or work with numbers. Difficulties with making a recipe or keeping track of monthly bills could be a sign of this. The Alzheimer’s Society added that “difficulty carrying out a sequence of tasks (such as cooking a meal) also describes this symptom. Problems with familiar tasks A sufferer with this symptom will find it difficult to do tasks they complete every day. “Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work, or remembering the rules of a favourite game,” said the Alzheimer’s Association. The NHS said that “Getting confused over the correct change when shopping”, could also be a sign. Confusion with time or place “People with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time,” said the Association. “They have trouble understanding something it it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.”  Problems with visual images and spatial awareness Another symptom of Alzheimer’s is when sufferers struggle to interpret what’s around them. “They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining colour or contrast, which may cause problems with driving.” The UK-based Alzheimer’s Society added that visuospatial skills such as “judging distance or seeing objects in three dimensions, navigating stairs or parking the car,” can become much harder if someone is beginning to suffer from Alzheimer’s. Speaking and writing problems “Sufferers may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves,” said the Association. “They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right word or call things by the wrong name.” Misplacing items and being unable to retrace their steps When we lose something, many of us retrace our steps to find it. However, people beginn
Eczema warning - why spending too much time in the sun could trigger dry skin condition
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Eczema is a skin condition that causes itchy, dry and cracked skin, according to the NHS.The condition is more common in children, and usually develops before their first birthday. But, adults are also at risk of developing eczema for the first time.It’s a long-term condition, but can improve as children grow older.The symptoms of eczema are often caused by certain triggers. They can include food allergies, certain soaps, or stress.But, you could also be at risk of a flare-up if you spend too much time outside in the warm temperatures, according to medical website Patient.info. Different patients have different triggers for their eczema, it said.But, one of the triggers could be extreme temperatures.“Avoid getting too hot or too cold,” said Patient.info.“Extremes of temperature and humidity may trigger a flare-up of eczema symptoms.”Weather forecasters have warned of a possible three-month long heatwave this summer.After the warmest May on record, the hot weather could continue all the way through until September, the Met Office revealed. You can prevent eczema symptoms from flaring up this summer by avoiding getting too sweaty, said medical website WebMD.“Sweating dries out your skin, and the salt in sweat can sting and irritate it,” it said.“So try to stay cool. Take it easy on hot days and stick to indoor activities. Use air conditioning or a fan if you need one.”If you do go outside to enjoy the sunshine, make sure you wear soft, breathable clothing, it added.Avoid wearing nylon, wool, rough linen, or any other stiff fabrics.There’s currently no cure for eczema, but some treatments may help to relieve symptoms, according to the NHS.Some moisturising treatments or emollients could ease itchy skin, it said.One of the worst things you could do, if you have eczema, is to itch your dry skin.It damages the skin, which can cause more eczema to appear.About one in five children have eczema in the UK, while one in 12 adults have the skin condition.
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How to get rid of heat rash: Eradicate the small red spots by doing this
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Heat rash, or prickly heat, is usually caused by excessive sweating.If your sweat glands get blocked this traps the water they’re releasing. “This can lead to a rash developing a few days later,” said the NHS on its website. “Babies often get it because they can’t control their temperature as well as adults and children can. ”The NHS recommends doing these three things to get rid of heat rash, or prickly heat. Keep your skin cool, You could “wear loose clothing”, “use lightweight bedding” or “drink plenty of fluids”, to keep cool and prevent the condition. Taking cold baths and showers could also help.Healthline, a US-based website, adds you should “change out of sweaty or wet clothing right away after experiencing intense heat” to avoid symptoms. Avoid perfume and shower gel, If you get heat rash regularly, it could be due to something you apply to your skin. The NHS recommends avoiding items that can cause irritation, like perfume and shower gels. However, you could still apply something cold to affected areas like an ice pack or damp cloth, to reduce the symptoms. Calamine lotion, One way to treat heat rash could be to use this lotion, or try antihistamine tablets or hydrocortisone cream. “Speak to a pharmacist about heat rash,” said the NHS.“They can give advice and suggest the best treatment to use - for example, if you’re pregnant or a child has a rash”. Healthline also recommends this calamine lotion for treating heat rash.“It can be applied topically to the affected area to cool the skin,” it says. Symptoms of heat rash are red bumps and itching in the affected area of skin.It is most likely to appear on the neck, shoulders and chest. Folds of skin and areas where your clothes rub are also places where it is more likely to occur. “Sometimes prickly heat will take the form of a patch of very small blisters,” says Healthline, “which is your skin reacting to the sweat that has leaked between its layers”. “Other times the area of your body where sweat is trapped might appear swollen or itch persistently. ”The condition normally clears up on its own over a few days, but can still be painful.
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Hay fever: This herbal remedy could reduce ‘hayfever hell’ symptoms - Dr Hilary explains
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Hay fever could be treated by drinking a stinging nettle tea, according to ITV Lorraine’s Dr Hilary Jones. While nettles’ hairs cause the sting, adding them to a herbal tea could relieve your symptoms, he said. “Nettle tea is something that herbalists have sworn by,” said Dr Hilary.“While the hairs on nettles give you the sting, nettle tea is quite good with people with mild symptoms. ”The tea could relieve signs of the condition, including itchy eyes, stuffy noses and headaches, it’s been claimed. Dr Hilary also revealed the best type of alcohol to drink if you have hay fever. “We’re told by the Met Office that you should avoid alcohol altogether because it affects circulation, and make symptoms worse. “If you’re going to drink alcohol, make it pure.”The doctor warned of the “perfect storm” of hay fever triggers this year, while talking on Lorraine this morning (June 7). “It’s the perfect storm - it’s been wet, windy and very warm.“All the pollen, not just from trees, but also grass, is in the atmosphere. ”Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, according to the NHS. Hay fever symptoms include sneezing, coughing, blocked noses, headaches, itchy or watery eyes, and even earache. Asthma patients may also have a tight feeling in their chest, or feel short on breath. You can reduce hay fever symptoms by lining your nostrils with petroleum jelly, the NHS added. You should also keep doors and windows shut for as long as possible, and change your clothes as soon as you return home from being outside. Hay fever sufferers have been urged to prepare for at least three weeks of symptoms. The Met Office warned that pollen levels are expected to be “very high” in certain parts of the UK this week. The south, southwest and Midlands are likely to be most affected by hay fever symptoms, the Met Office forecasted.
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Hepatitis A outbreak warning - symptoms you MUST know after poo virus spotted in UK
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Eight cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Sussex, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed. Five of the cases were spotted in school children.PHE has offered vaccinations to students and teachers at City Academy Whitehawk, Brighton, and pupils have been advised to avoid sharing drinks, in a bid to stop the spread. The public are being advised to take extra care with hand hygiene, especially after using the toilet, changing nappies or before preparing food. City Academy Whitehawk’s Head of School, Mark Church, said: “We understand that news of illness among children is always a worrying time for families which is why we are working closely with PHE and Brighton & Hove City Council, NHS Brighton & Hove CCG and NHS England to ensure we can do everything possible to help prevent further cases. ” PHE South East’s Consultant in Health Protection, Dr Margot Nicholls, added: “Hepatitis A is usually a mild illness for children and the vaccinations at the school are a preventative measure to help prevent transmission and protect the local community from further cases. “Since hepatitis A was confirmed in the local area we have worked closely with City Academy Whitehawk to ensure the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff. “Together we have tried to ensure that parents are fully informed and made aware of symptoms of the virus as well as steps to take if they suspect they or their child may have hepatitis A. ”Hepatitis A symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and a high fever. It could also lead to extreme tiredness, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellow of the skin), and a general feeling of being unwell. Symptoms are usually worse in adults, and young children may not show any signs at all. The virus can be spread among individuals, but they usually have to be within very close contact. You can get the infection from eating food prepared by someone with the infection, drinking contaminated water, or eating raw shellfish.  Hepatitis A patients are most infectious from around two weeks before their symptoms first develop, until about a week after the symptoms first develop. The virus isn’t usually a serious illness, but on rare occasions it can cause the liver to stop working altogether. Liver failure symptoms include sudden vomiting, a tendency to bruise and bleed easily, and memory loss. You should see a GP immediately if you think you may have liver failure.The condition can be life-threatening if it isn’t treated immediately. You should also see a doctor if you think you have hepatitis A, may have been exposed to hepatitis A, or if you think you need the vaccine.
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How to live longer: Eat this much yoghurt on a daily basis to lengthen life expectancy
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  How to live longer is something many ask themselves as they begin to get older. Quitting smoking can cut your risk of dying from cancer related to smoking and slash your risk of stroke. And alongside exercise, eating a healthy, balanced diet is crucial to helping you live longer, according to the NHS. One food recommended by medical consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and dietitian Juliette Kellow is yoghurt. Packed with gut-friendly probiotics as well as protein, calcium and phosphorus, the pair say yoghurt’s longevity benefits lie in its protective powers.  Studies have also shown that yoghurt can help counter many of the health problems associated with getting older, such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and unwanted weight gain. Yoghurt should be consumed on a daily basis, but how much should you be eating? In their book titled ‘Eat Better Live Longer’, Dr Brewer and Ms Kellow recommend eating one small pot a day, which is the equivalent of three to four tablespoons. The duo go on to list the health benefits of yoghurt, including its protective properties against diabetes and blood pressure.Diabetes Studies have shown how yoghurt helps to protect against type 2 diabetes.  Dr Brewer and Ms Kellow write: “In one of he largest studies, adults who ate 500g (1lb 2oz) of yoghurt a week were 28 per cent less likely to develop the disease over the study period of 11 years.”Blood pressure A study in the late 1990s found adding low-fat dairy to a diet rich in fruit and vegetables lowered blood pressure more than fruit and vegetables alone. The pair add: “Further research has backed up this link, and shown that yoghurt in particular has impressive results.” Both women also recommend eating avocado for longevity. They say the popular fruit is loaded with good fats that lower cholesterol and protect against wrinkles. They are also packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals that help with everything from keeping eyes healthy to regulating blood pressure. So how often should you eat them? They recommend eating half an avocado three to four times a week. Eating bananas can also add years on to your life expectancy. They say whether you like bananas slightly green or freckly, they all come with high levels of mood-boosting powers. They are also good sources of carbohydrates (fuel for the brain and muscle), and of tryptophan and vitamin B6 (both of which are needed for production of feel-good chemicals). Dr Brewer and Ms Kellow add that bananas improve digestion and may help regulate blood pressure. But how often should you eat these?
Lung cancer symptoms: Persistent cough could be a sign of the condition
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  Lung cancer signs and symptoms can be triggered when cells start dividing uncontrollably in the lung area. You’re more at risk of developing this condition if you smoke, which accounts for 85 per cent of all cases. Being around other people who smoke, passive smoking, or being exposed to radon can also increase your risk. This cancer is also one of the most common and serious types in the UK. You should watch out for these five symptoms of lung cancer, including a persistent cough, as detailed by the NHS. Persistent cough If you have a cough that “doesn’t go away after two or three weeks”, or a “long-standing cough that gets worse”, this could be a sign of lung cancer. Cancer Research UK added a “change in a cough you have had for a long time,” could also indicate the condition. Chest infections Getting regular bacterial infections in your chest may also indicate lung cancer. “A chest infection is an infection of the lungs or large airways,” said the NHS. “Some chest infections are mild and clear up on their own, but others can be severe and life threatening.”  Coughing up blood “This can be alarming, but isn’t usually a sign of a serious problem if you’re young and otherwise healthy,” said the NHS. “It’s more a cause for concern in older people, particularly those who smoke.” This could come up as small amounts of bright red blood or frothy blood-streaked sputum. Breathing problems An ache or pain in your chest while trying to breathe could also indicate the condition. The American Cancer Society adds that this pain may be worse “with deep breathing, coughing or laughing”. Persistent breathlessness Being ‘out of puff’ regularly may also be a sign of lung cancer. “There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer,” said the NHS, “but many people with the condition eventually develop symptoms including a persistent cough.” Having unexplained tiredness or weight loss could also be a symptom of the condition. “Most lung cancers do not cause any symptoms until they have spread, but some people with early lung cancer do have symptoms,” said the American Cancer Society. You should contact your GP if you think you might have this condition.
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How to improve your gut health: Avoid this type of exercise for healthy bodily function
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Gut health can have a big impact on how the rest of your body operates.There have been a variety of links made between an imbalanced micro biome (gut bacteria) and chronic illnesses, such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. With increased scientific knowledge humans are starting to understand the vital role that the community of microorganisms which reside within the gastrointestinal tract play – from digestion and immunity to hormonal balance, mental health, controlling inflammation and much more, looking after the gut appears to be the key to good health. Firstly, everyone knows that regular physical exercise is good for them, but did you know that it’s also good for the gut bacteria?A recent study showed women with sedentary lifestyles had lower levels of health-promoting bacterial species compared to those who were moderately active. But nutritional therapist Hannah Braye said at the other end of the spectrum, excess strenuous exercise can also have a negative impact on gut health. She said this is due to “increased inflammation damaging the gut-lining and bacterial composition”. Hannah added: “This is why many marathon runners often suffer with digestive issues. It’s therefore a good idea to take extra steps to support gut health if you are an endurance athlete. ”The nutritional therapist went on to explain how a particular diet, as well as other lifestyle factors, can have a negative impact on gut health. High sugar/low fibre diet, The Western diet is typically high in sugars and refined carbohydrates and low in fibre. Studies have shown this combination can significantly deplete the diversity of bacteria within the gut and increase levels of undesirable microorganisms such as yeasts (which feed on sugar). Hannah said: “Low fibre diets are particularly detrimental, as prebiotic fibres from fruits, vegetables and wholegrains are needed to act as a fuel source for beneficial bacteria in the gut to keep levels healthy. Cutting down on sugary and refined foods and boosting fruit and veg intake is therefore recommended. ”Antibiotics (and other medications), Antibiotics save millions of lives, however our over reliance upon them has a serious deleterious effect on gut health, said Hannah. She explained: “Antibiotics work by killing disease causing bacteria in the body. However, they will also deplete many of our beneficial gut bacteria, leading to imbalances. “Research is showing that even short-term antibiotic treatment is able to shift the composition of gut bacteria into long-term altered states, which may promote the development and aggravation of disease. "Recently published research also highlighted that is not just antibiotics that are an issue. Many commonly used drugs such as proton pump inhibitors, anti-psychotics, diabetes meds and anti-cancer drugs can also have a negative impact on the microbiome. ” Stress, Many people don’t realise the extent to which stress plays a major role in digestive issues. Hannah said: “Whe
Prostate cancer symptoms - eight signs of disease in your toilet habits
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Prostate cancer is one of the most common male cancers in the UK, according to the NHS.The prostate is a small gland, about the size of a satsuma, and is located between the penis and the bladder.Its role is to help with the production of semen, by making thick white fluid that’s combined with sperm.Prostate cancer usually develops very slowly, so symptoms may not appear for a number of years.But, when the prostate becomes enlarged enough to affect the urethra, some symptoms may become apparent. “You’ll usually only get early symptoms if the cancer grows near the tube you urinate through [the urethra] and presses against it, changing the way you urinate [pee],” said Prostate Cancer UK.“But, because prostate cancer usually starts to grow in a different part of the prostate, early prostate cancer doesn’t often press on the urethra and cause symptoms.“If you do notice changes in the way you urinate, this is more likely to be a sign of a very common non-cancerous problem called an enlarged prostate, or another health problem.“But, it’s still a good idea to get it checked out.”Prostate cancer symptoms can include difficulty starting to urinate or emptying your bladder. You could be at risk of prostate cancer if your have a weak flow when you urinate, the charity revealed.Other signs of the disease include dribbling urine after you finish urinating, or needing to pass more urine than normal - especially at night.Having a sudden urge to urinate, or feeling like your bladder isn’t truly empty, are also symptoms of prostate cancer.If the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, you could also have back pain, or unexplained weight loss, the charity revealed.Just because you have one, or a number, of these symptoms, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. They could also indicate prostatitis - an infection in the prostate.About one in eight men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives, in the UK.You’re more at risk of the disease if you’re over 50 years old, have a family history of prostate cancer, or are of African-Caribbean or African descent.You could lower your chances of prostate cancer by regularly exercising, and by avoiding a high-calcium diet.See a GP if you’re worried about the symptoms of prostate cancer.The most commonly used tests for prostate cancer include a physical examination of the rectum, a biopsy, or blood tests.
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Vaping DANGER: Flavoured e-cigarettes can be ‘toxic’ and ‘lead to heart attacks’
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  Vaping e-cigarettes has become a very popular way of stopping smoking in the UK over recent years. Most devices able you to inhale nicotine without many of the harmful effects of smoking. The NHS says e-cigarettes carry “a fraction of the risk of cigarettes”, but new tests have now shown vaping flavoured e-cigarettes can be just as harmful. Research carried out in the US by Boston University used nine flavours - menthol, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, strawberry, banana, burnt, butter and spicy cooling. Inhaled at typical levels, the additives in each slowed blood flow and increased inflammation.  They were also found to damage endothelial cells which line the blood vessels and inside of the heart. Dr Jessica Fetterman, from the university, said further tests were needed. She explained: “Increased inflammation and a loss of nitric oxide are some of the first changes to occur leading up to cardiovascular disease and events like heart attacks and stroke, so they are considered early predictors of heart disease. “Our findings suggest that these flavouring additives may have serious health consequences. “Flavourings were toxic to blood vessels and have adverse effects that may have relevance to cardiovascular toxicity similar to cigarettes.”  Bupa says it’s estimated that vaping is around 95 per cent safer than smoking cigarettes. It states: “Although nicotine is addictive, it’s the combustion of tobacco in conventional cigarettes and the by-products formed, that cause the most harm associated with smoking. “Of course, not smoking or using nicotine products at all is the best thing you can do. But we know that’s easier said than done for many people. “So for people who are unable or unwilling to stop using nicotine, e-cigarettes are by far the safest option.” The health organisation says you may notice some short-term effects when you start vaping, such as irritation to your mouth and throat. As e-cigarettes haven’t been around for very long, no-one can say for sure what the long-term effects may be. It adds: “What we can say is from what we know about the chemicals in e-cigarettes, they’re likely to be much less harmful than cigarettes. “Most of the harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke aren’t present in e-cigarettes. And the chemicals that they do contain, pose little danger. “While e-cigarettes contain nicotine, they seem to be far less addictive than cigarettes.” Which areas of the UK has the highest smoking related disease and lung cancer death rates?
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Diabetes type 2 - 20p ‘diabetes superfood’ could slash high blood sugar risk
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Diabetes affects about 3.7 million people in the UK.About 90 per cent of those cases are caused by type 2, according to the NHS. Type 2 diabetes is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to the hormone. Diabetes symptoms can include blurred vision, passing more urine than normal, and losing weight without trying to. You could prevent high blood sugar spikes by eating more courgettes, it’s been claimed. Courgettes are low in carbohydrates and sugar, and are great for regulating blood sugar, said nutritionist Dr Josh Axe. They prevent high blood sugar because they’re a low glycaemic vegetable that helps to prevent insulin spikes and dips, he said. “Because courgettes are low in carbs and sugar, and are both filling and nutrient-dense, they can play a role in diabetes prevention,” said Axe. “The polysaccharide fibres found in courgette and other squash, including pectin, have special benefits for blood sugar regulation. ”Adding more courgettes to your diet could lower your blood glucose levels, added Diabetes.co.uk. The vegetable is a type of non-starchy vegetable, which is considered a ‘diabetes superfood’, it said. “Non-starchy vegetables are perhaps the single best food type for people with type 2 diabetes,” said Diabetes.co.uk. They contain lots of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K.“Non-starchy vegetables are also a source of soluble fibre, which lowers blood glucose levels and reduces levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol. ”Other non-starchy vegetables include tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce and celery.Managing blood sugar is very important for diabetes patients as they’re more likely to develop some life-threatening conditions. They include heart disease, strokes, kidney problems and nerve damage. You can prevent high blood sugar by eating a healthy, balanced diet, the NHS said. There aren’t any foods that patients should actively avoid, but cut back on the amount of sugar, fat and salt in your diet. Speak to your GP if you’re worried about the signs of diabetes.
Lung cancer patient SHRUNK tumour ‘using cannabidiol CBD oil’
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, according to the NHS, with almost 45,000 people diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK. The outlook for lung cancer patients isn’t as good as many other types of cancer, the NHS reports, with one in three patients living for at least a year after their initial diagnosis. But one man is set to buck that trend and has revealed almost three years after his lung cancer diagnosis, he has reduced the size of his tumour in a revolutionary way. Garry Hill, 83, claims cannabidiol (CBD) oil helped to reduce the size of his tumour - one of the substances that comes from the cannabis plant, and can be used as a food supplement. The Leek, Staffordshire resident was diagnosed with lung cancer in early autumn 2016, after suffering from persistent breathlessness. However, the NHS explains on its website symptoms can include a persistent cough, coughing up blood, unexplained weight loss, and struggling for breath. His oncologist gave him six to 12 months to live, without any treatment - which he refused to maintain his quality of life. A friend advised him to look into CBD oil, and he started taking it in September last year. At the time, his lung cancer was somewhere between 30 to 40mm. “I took for it basically no more than month,” Hill told Express.co.uk. “First of all, I took about two or three drops of CBD oil, three times a day. ”He then moved on to about nine drops, twice a day.“You put it under your tongue. The only downside I found was I didn’t particularly like the taste of it. ” In November 2017, Hill had a CT scan to check on the progress of his cancer.“The radiology report said there was near total resolution of the left lower lung mass,” he said. “Most of the lymph nodes were normal size, or had been resolved.“There were just two that were about nine to 10mm, which, as my doctor said, was probably just remnants. ”His doctor was “amazed”  his cancer had shrunk, said Hill, who is now in remission. And the convert to the benefits of CBD oil is urging similar patients to try the product, which can be bought from high street health stores, including Holland & Barrett.  “I think people should have the opportunity to try it,” he said. “I don’t guarantee you’ll have a good result, but there’s every chance that you will. It’s worth trying.”CBD oil is completely legal in the UK, and you can buy it at a number of high street stores. It’s a type of cannabinoid - a substance derived from the cannabis plant.You won’t feel ‘high’ after taking the oil, as that feeling when taking cannabis comes from the cannabinoid delta-9-tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), which is illegal in the UK. Does CBD really work for cancer patients? It’s still unclear whether it has any anti-cancer effects, Macmillan Cancer Support said.  But, some scientists have found they can prevent cells from dividing, and stop cells from developing new blood vessels, it added. Cancer Research UK’s Caroline Geraghty told Expr
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Diabetes type 2: Fasting could increase your risk of developing the condition
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Diabetes type 2 happens when there are problems with the hormone insulin, meaning your body finds it harder to remove sugar from the blood. You are more likely to develop the condition if you are overweight, have high blood pressure or are over 40, according to Diabetes UK. You could also be more at risk if you have ever had a heart attack, have schizophrenia or are a man. Symptoms of the condition include feeling thirsty and hungry more regularly, and feeling tired. Dr Marilyn Glenville, a leading UK nutritionist, says that fasting could increase your risk of developing diabetes type 2. “Recent research has found that diets that include fasting every other day to lose weight may increase the risk of developing diabetes type 2,” she said. “Fasting can impair the action of the sugar-regulating hormone, insulin.”She recommends eating “little and often over fad fasting diets”. “Keep your blood sugar levels and energy levels stable by eating regularly. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a snack mid morning and one mid afternoon, with no longer than three hours between. “This will help soothe those roller-coaster highs and sugar cravings because your blood sugar isn’t allowed to drop, your body will no longer have to ask you for a quick fix. ” The European Society of Endocrinology published a paper last month suggesting that diabetes risk is raised by fasting. Referring to the study presented at the annual meeting in 2018, they added, “findings suggest that fasting-based diets may be associated with long-term health risks and careful consideration should be made before starting such weight loss programmes. ”Lead author and researcher at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ana Bokassa, said: “This is the first study to show that, despite weight loss, intermittent fasting diets may actually damage the pancreas and affect insulin function in normal healthy individuals, which can lead to diabetes. “[However], we should consider that overweight or obese people who opt for intermittent fasting diets may already have insulin resistance, so although this diet may lead to early, rapid weight loss, in the long-term there could be potentially serious damaging effects to their health. ”There are several other ways to prevent diabetes and control high blood sugar, including leading an active lifestyle and eating a healthy diet. Dr Josh Axe, a clinical nutritionist, recommends eating broccoli to manage blood sugar levels. It’s rich in chromium, which helps to balance glucose levels in the blood, he said. The nutrient plays a role in insulin production, and helps to provide stable energy. “Broccoli is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth,” said the nutritionist. “One cup of cooked broccoli has just over 50 calories, but a good dose of fibre, protein and detoxifying phytochemicals.
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How to live longer: Five lifestyle changes to make to add a decade to your life expectancy
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw How to live longer may sound like a trick question, but the answer is a simple one. Research has found there are just five health lifestyle changes you should make that can vastly improve your life expectancy. These include eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. But what is a “healthy diet” and how much exercise should you be doing?Nutritionists Dr Marilyn Glenville and Cassandra Barns have offered their expert advice to help with longevity. Eating a healthy diet, “Firstly, what we eat and our body weight can have just as big an impact on our risk of disease as smoking or drinking,” said Cassandra Barns, who is also a fitness instructor. “Secondly, this is a risk factor that we can control, unlike some others such as genetics and age. The power is in our hands to make a change and stay healthy as we get older and raise a family. And this doesn't mean having to follow a strict diet or never have any treats: simply turning away from processed foods and favouring 'real' foods and our 5 a day of vegetables and fruit can make a huge difference. Exercise, Exercise is an appetite suppressant, and it stimulates the release of feel food hormones - the same ones, which are released by sweet or junk foods, stopping the need for the food you are craving,” explained Cassandra. Not only can exercise put a smile on your face and help prevent you from reaching for the nearest bar of chocolate, but it will also speed up your metabolism so you can continue to burn calories at your desk. Dr Glenville explained: “When you exercise your body continues to be metabolically active in order to build the muscles you have trained. This means it requires fuel in the form of calories just to maintain your muscles even when you are sitting doing nothing. So, the more muscle you have, the more calories you use up, and, the more fat you will burn. ”Dr Wendy Denning, working in association with CuraLin Diabetic Supplement, advises “30 minutes of exercises, five times per week. ”Cassandra adds: “If you’re struggling to find the motivation, find a work out buddy or a fitness class that you love, so that exercising isn’t thought of like a chore. Exercising on your own, whether it’s working out in the gym or going for a run, can be a joyless experience. But exercising with others in a class can be motivating and much more fun, especially if there’s great music too. ” Keep a healthy body weight, Some people find it extremely hard to remain the same size and often fluctuate up and down. Here are three top tips to help you maintain a healthy body weight: Tip one - eat regularly, Dr Glenville explains: “Try to keep your blood sugar levels and energy levels stable by eating regularly. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a snack mid-morning and one mid-afternoon, with no longer than three hours between. This will help stop those roller-coaster highs and sugar cravings because your blood sugar isn’t allowed to drop, your body will no longer have to ask you for a quick
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Dementia: Exceeding this amount of alcohol a week can increase your risk of the disease
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  Dementia is usually associated with getting older, and while this is a risk factor for the disease developing, there are other things that can increase your chance of getting it. Drinking too much alcohol is one of these - but how much is too much? At most, you should aim to drink no more than 14 units each week, according to Alzheimer’s Society. It adds: “If you regularly drink much more than this, you’re at risk of alcohol-related brain damage. “If you drink as many as 14 units in a week, try to spread them out over at least three days.”  A 750ml bottle of red, white or rose wine, with 13.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) content contains 10 units. A pint of lower-strength lager/beer/cider (ABV 3.6 per cent)  is two units, and a large glass of red/white/rose wine (250ml, ABV 12 per cent) is three units. If your alcohol consumption is currently too much, Alzheimer’s Society has some tips for cutting down. Firstly, set yourself a limit and keep track of how much you’re drinking. Secondly, try low-alcohol-free drinks. Thirdly, try to alternate between alcoholic and soft drinks. Finally, take advantage of particular dates and events to motivate you. For example, you could make a new year’s resolution to drink less. The research charity outlines other things you can do to reduce your risk of the neurodegenerative disease developing. Keep physically active At least 30 minutes, five times a week is the recommended. Alzheimer’s Society says: “You’ll need to be active enough to raise your heart rate and get a bit out of breath. You could walk, cycle, swim or join an exercise or dance group. Regular physical exercise in middle-aged or older adults reduces the risk of developing dementia. It’s also good for your heart and mental wellbeing. Exercise like this brings health benefits even if you’re not losing weight.”Don’t smoke If you already do this, try and stop. Alzheimer’s Society says: “By smoking you are at a greater risk of developing dementia and harming your lungs, heart and circulation. If you want to stop smoking, talk to your GP.”Eat a healthy balanced diet A balanced diet has a number of health benefits including reducing your risk of dementia and heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Alzheimer’s Society says: “A healthy diet has a high proportion of oily fish, fruit, vegetables, unrefined cereals and olive oil, and low levels of red meat and sugar. “Try to cut down on saturated fat (e.g cakes, biscuits, most cheeses) and limit sugary treats. Keep an eye on your salt intake too, because salt raises your blood pressure and risk of stroke. Read food labels to see what’s in them and seek out healthier options.”Take control of your health If you’re invited for a regular mid-life health check at the doctor’s always go. Alzheimer’s Society says: “It’s like an ‘MOT’ for your body and will include a check of your blood pressure, weight and maybe cholesterol level. These are linked to dementia and conditions that are strong risk factors for deme
Breast cancer ‘miracle’ immunotherapy treatment: Woman explains how she beat disease
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Judy Perkins, 52, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, and was given just months to live. Seven different types of chemotherapy failed, and she developed large tumours.But, she received an experimental immunotherapy treatment in December 2015. Her tumour had shrunk by about 60 per cent, her first scan revealed. ITV This Morning’s Dr Zoe described how immunotherapy works, and described the treatment as creating “an army” of cells. “It’s amazing and it’s brilliant,” said Dr Zoe.“Immunotherapy is when they use your own immune system to fight the cancer. ”Scientists find the part of the immune system that’s already attacking the breast cancer, and multiply them. “They’re the strongest fighters for that specific tumour.“The scientists wipe out the rest of her immune system and put billions of new, army cells in for her particular tumour. ” Perkins said she could tell the treatment was successful before she even left the medical centre after her treatment. “I had a small tumour in my upper left chest that I could feel, so before I even left, I could feel it had shrunk, and that the treatment was working," she said. “In March 2016 I had my first scan since the treatment, and at that time the tumour had shrunk by about 60 per cent. “I was concerned that that meant there was still 40 per cent that could come back. But the doctors said that whenever a patient had that type of response, they went on to be cured. Researchers said the breakthrough treatment had “extraordinary” results.The immunotherapy treatment led to “complete durable regression” of the rapidly spreading cancer. British experts described the treatment as” fascinating and exciting”, even though it reported on just one individual patient. Professor Alan Melcher, from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, said: “This treatment represents a remarkable success in terms of translating our basic biological understanding of how the immune system responds to cancer into a real treatment of real benefit. ”Perkins had spent 10 years without cancer, after initially having her left breast removed. The disease returned in 2013, and failed to respond to multiple hormonal and chemotherapy treatments. As well as spreading to her liver, the recurrent disease also established itself in her right breast. Scientists have been using immunotherapy treatments for a number of years, said Dr Zoe. But, it may still take some time for the treatment to become available to a wider range of patients. More research is needed before it could be made available to the public, she said.
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Prostate cancer symptoms: Look out for this warning sign when you go to the toilet
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and because it develops slowly there may be no signs you have it in the early stages. Symptoms often become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine form the bladder to the penis - the urethra. As a result, the majority of prostate cancer symptoms are linked to urination, according to Bupa. One sign to look out for when you go to the toilet is being unable to urinate. This is known as retention. Other symptoms of this type of cancer include needing to urinate urgently, needing to urinate more often than usual, getting up to urinate during the night, having blood in your urine, pain when you urinate, having a weak flow of urine when you go to the toilet, and having trouble starting or stopping when you urinate.  If the cancer has spread outside your prostate, other symptoms can develop, says the health organisation. These include having difficulty getting an erection, feeling tired and generally unwell, having pain in your bones or your back, and losing weight. The PSA test is the best way to find out if you have the disease. The first stage of the process is a simple blood test. A rectal exam can then help identify obvious abnormalities on the surface of the prostate even if the PSA is normal.  Professor Hashim Ahmed, Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital, explained: “If you have a raised PSA, or the rectal exam shows a lump, your doctor may refer you for a MRI scan in a specialised unit, which is a much more effective way of detecting prostate cancer.” He added that it’s important to note that your PSA can be high if you have prostate cancer but it can also be higher than normal if there is an infection, inflammation or you have a large prostate. Recent sexual activity before the test or cycling due to the pressure from a saddle can also raise your PSA levels, so make sure your GP is aware of anything that could affect the test. But if you need a biopsy, does it have to be through the back passage and does it hurt? Dr Ahmed said: “A biopsy check for prostate cancer involves taking tissue samples from the prostate. Some expert centres now only biopsy the prostate if the MRI shows suspicious areas. “One of the common ways to biopsy the prostate is through the back passage, called transrectal ultrasound biopsy or TRUS biopsy. This procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes and your doctors can discuss the biopsy and the side effects. “Some urologists now biopsy the prostate using the transperineal approach (through the skin behind your scrotum). “This is a cleaner approach that is more accurate but it requires sedation or general anaesthetic to carry out.” Many men could confuse an enlarged prostate with one of the symptoms of prostate cancer. But how can you tell the difference and are you more likely to get prostate cancer with an enlarged prostate?
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Tea towels ‘can cause food poisoning’ - scientists say this is a more hygienic option
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Tea towels may be associated with clean plates and dishes but research has now suggested they could be harbouring the bacteria that causes potentially dangerous food poisoning.Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a course a month.As part of their findings they discovered that E.coli - the strain that causes food poisoning - was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as drying utensils, cleaning surfaces, and drying hands.Damp towels or towels used in households where eat is eaten are also more likely to carry the bacteria strain.It was also found that tea towels in the homes of larger families had higher rates of bacteria growth. Dr Susheela Biranjia-Hurdoyal, of the University of Mauritius, said: “Our study demonstrates that the family composition and hygienic practices in the kitchen affected the microbial load of kitchen towels.“We also found that diet, type of use and moist kitchen towels could be very important in promoting the growth of potential pathogens responsible for food poisoning.”The scientists concluded the way to prevent the spread of E.coli via tea towels is to use disposable, single-use paper towels.The NHS advises you wash dishcloths and tea towels regularly, and let them dry before you use them again.The health body also suggests a number of other ways to help reduce your risk of food poisoning at home. These include washing your hands, using separate chopping boards, as washing worktops. Wash your handsIt says to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water (warm or cold) and dry them before handling food - particular after handling raw food, after touching the bin, going to the toilet, blowing your nose or touching animals.Use separate chopping boardsThe NHS states: “Use a separate chopping board to prepare raw food, such as meat and fish. This is to avoid contaminating ready-to-eat foods with harmful bacteria that can be present in raw food before is has been cooked.”Wash worktopsIt says: “Wash worktops before and after preparing food, particularly after they’ve been touched by raw meat (including poultry), raw eggs, fish and vegetables.“You don’t need to us antibacterial sprays: hot, soapy water is fine.”An investigation by BBC One's Rip Off Britain: Food found more than 90 per cent of fridges it tested were at above the recommended level of between three and five degrees celsius.Anything higher than that could lead to a rapid increase in bacteria growing on food. In warm conditions one thousand germs can become one million in two hours.Dr Ellen Evans at Cardiff Metropolitan University, whose research was used in the show, said opening and closing the fridge frequently could significantly affect the temperature for a long period. One fridge tested did not return to a safe temperature until 18 hours later.She said: "It is really concerning the vast majority of fridges are at higher than safe temperatures."She recorded the temperature of 43 domesti
Ditch pills to beat heart disease
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  In an attack on the health establishment, the group of experts suggest rates of heart disease and diabetes could tumble. And it could save tens of millions of lives and the NHS billions of pounds. They say official nutritional advice must be ignored and GPs challenged about their tendency to blithely dish out pills such as statins. Consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra and Professor Dame Sue Bailey made the call in a manifesto for change. It came after overweight former pilot Tony Royle saved his life by stopping his prescription medication and ignoring official dietary advice. It saw him shed three stone and eight inches from his waistline in five months. Dr Malhotra said: “Here was a man who suffered a heart attack after following what we now know to be unscientific government dietary advice but made an informed decision to dramatically change his diet and stop the cocktail of drugs he was prescribed after suffering debilitating side-effects. “Now his health has never been better. We have to keep reminding ourselves that good health rarely comes out of a medicine bottle.” Dr Malhotra and Professor Bailey, chairwoman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, are the brains behind the Choosing Wisely movement urging patients to continuously challenge accepted wisdom in medicine. They used heart disease, which kills about 180,000 people a year, as an example. For decades it was thought the disease was caused by saturated fat but many experts are now convinced insulin resistance is the biggest factor.  And they say there is no evidence of a single person suffering a heart attack or dying from not taking statins. Prof Bailey said: “Doctors don’t always know best and shared decision-making should be given top priority in patient management.” The NHS Eatwell Guide, drawn up by Public Health England, says meals should include potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, with low or reduced-fat cheese and yoghurt and preferably unsaturated oils and spreads. Yet dietitians say the advice has replaced millennia of eating satiating, nutritious full-fat whole foods and turned us into a sugar-obsessed nation reliant on medication.  Shocking statistics show processed foods now make up half the average Briton’s diet, with most coming from starchy and sugary sources. More than two-thirds of men and almost six in 10 women are now overweight or obese. In contrast, the Mediterranean diet, rich in olive oil, oily fish, nuts and non-starchy vegetables and low in sugar, bread, potatoes and rice, is credited for keeping weight down and protecting against heart disease. Dr Malhotra said: “Most health professionals know that 80 per cent of cardiovascular disease is in fact caused by lifestyle factors. But most are not aware of results that reveal dietary changes rapidly reduce cardiovascular risk in addition to reducing morbidity and mortality. “Basing diets on starchy foods is misguided and in my view has been a direct cause of the obesity crisis
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Hay fever WARNING: Highest pollen count in a decade to hit - how to get rid of symptoms
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  Hay fever sufferers are being told to prepare after reports today from the Met Office predict the dry weather in the coming days will lift pollen from grass, plants and trees to create the highest pollen levels since 2006. The most common symptoms of hay fever are sneezing and coughing, a runny or blocked nose, itchy, red or watery eyes, and an itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears, which can all make going about your day-to-day life difficult. So what’s the best way for Britons to get rid of hay fever? Hay fever expert Dr Glennis Scadding took to ITV’s This Morning to give her best advice for beating symptoms. Her first tip is to use Vaseline. Using Vaseline in the nose can be good for allergen avoidance according to Dr Scadding, but make sure you can still breathe through the use of it.  Using Vaseline can help pollen from entering your body, triggering the allergic reaction. When you return home, have a shower, wash your hair and make sure you bring in your clothes early from the washing line outside. At night, you should also sleep with your windows shut. This is because in the evening pollen settles from the air. If you can’t avoid pollen, Dr Scadding said swish pollen out of your nose with a salty water spray and make sure to take regular protection. So what is regular protection? The hay fever expert says a simple nasal corticosteroid spray will do the trick.  She said: “Start it before you usually suffer, take it every single day regardless of what the weather is doing, that way it will be more effective at delaying symptoms and keep symptoms down.” Dr Scadding added that it’s better to take the nasal spray in the morning as it has a more physiological effect. She then went on to explain how to take a nasal spray. Dr Scadding said: “The key to taking them is to shake the bottle, look down as if you’re going to read a book, use the hand opposite to the nostril, spray, swap hands and do the other, then don’t sniff. “Then go brush your teeth and don’t breathe too much.” It will then take 10 to 20 minutes to come effective. Hay fever can develop at any age, but this doesn’t mean everyone should take a hay fever spray. Dr Scadding said you should only take hay fever remedies if you’ve had symptoms. If hay fever remedies don’t work, go see your GP and you can get something stronger. Your doctor will be able to prescribe you a spray which contains both steroid and anti-histamine, which is twice as effective. Where are you most likely to suffer from hay fever symptoms?
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How to live longer: Eat this vegetable daily to slash cancer and high blood pressure risk
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw How to live longer is a question many people wished they knew the answer to.Quitting smoking can cut your risk of dying from cancer related to smoking and slash your risk of stroke. And alongside exercise, eating a healthy, balanced diet is crucial to helping you live longer, according to the NHS. One food recommended by medical consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and dietitian Juliette Kellow is root vegetables - including the humble sweet potato. The pair say root vegetables regularly feature in the diets of communities well-known for their above-average life expectancies. In particular, sweet potatoes are rich in blood pressure-controlling potassium.In their book titled ‘Eat Better Live Longer’, Dr Brewer and Ms Kellow write: “Most root vegetables are rich in potassium, which can lower blood pressure when combined with a lowered intake of sodium. “All root vegetables are also rich in nitrates, which are converted into nitric oxide in the blood. This helps to relax the blood vessels, reducing blood pressure.“ A 200g (7oz) baked sweet potato has more potassium than two medium bananas. ”The pair cite one review of 16 studies that found having beetroot juice every day significantly reduced systolic blood pressure. Other root vegetables recommended for longevity include ordinary potatoes, carrots and Jerusalem artichokes. Eating root vegetables daily can also help protect against cancer.Dr Brewer and Ms Kellow say: “Orange-fleshed root vegetables are rich in carotenoids such as beta-carotene. Good intakes of this nutrient have been shown to protect against some cancers.“One review of studies found the odds of having oesophageal cancer were reduced by 42 per cent when comparing highest and lowest intakes of beta-carotene. ”Another food recommended by the pair is avocado - but how often should you eat them?The popular fruit is loaded with good fats that lower cholesterol and protect against wrinkles. They are also packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals that help with everything from keeping eyes healthy to regulating blood pressure. One of the benefits of eating avocados is improved prostate health.In lab-based tests, lutein [found in avocados] reduced the growth of prostate cancer cells by 25 per cent. The same study found lycopene reduced cell growth by 20 per cent. Combining lutein and lycopene resulted in an even larger reduction in cell growth. Dr Brewer and Ms Kellow advise: Enjoy a salad of lycopene-rich tomatoes and lutein-containing avocado to protect against prostate cancer. Another food recommended for longevity is blueberries.  .
Liver cancer symptoms: Signs only appear when cancer is advanced - you must act quickly
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Liver cancer symptoms only tend to appear once the cancer has become more advanced, meaning you should react quickly if you spot any signs of the condition. You may also experience other cancer symptoms and signs when you have liver cancer if it is secondary, this means that cancerous cells have moved to the liver from elsewhere in the body. Liver cancer is not common in the UK, compared to breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Look out for these cancer symptoms and act quickly if you have them. The liver, which you can find by placing your right hand over the lower right hand side of your ribs, is the body’s largest internal organ. It makes many of the chemicals and proteins required by the body to function normally, and acts as a store of essential vitamins, such as vitamin D, A and B12. Primary liver cancer symptoms appear when cells in this vital organ begin to divide uncontrollably. It is also possible to get secondary liver cancer, where the cancerous cells start elsewhere in the body but travel to the organ. You should watch out for these five symptoms of the condition, as described by the NHS on their website. Jaundice, This is the “yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes”.It is caused by a build-up of a yellow substance in your blood, bilirubin, which is no longer being filtered out if your liver is not functioning normally. Feeling full, If you feel stuffed after a meal, “even if the meal was small”, this could be a sign of the cancer. Pain, Pain or swelling in your stomach area could also be a sign of the condition, although it could also indicate other issues such as an upset stomach. The British Liver Trust adds that “pain or discomfort over the liver area” may be a symptom, on its website. Unintentional weight loss, Reducing your body weight without meaning to could also be a sign of the cancer. Itchy skin, Needing to scratch regularly can also be a sign.The British Liver Trust also says that “fine blood vessels visible on the skin in a radial pattern resembling the legs of a spider”, could also be symptoms of the condition. The NHS adds that a loss of appetite, feeling sick and vomiting and feeling very tired and weak are also symptoms. “Symptoms of liver cancer are often vague and don’t appear until the cancer is at an advanced stage. ”Moreover, the national healthcare provider advises that you should “visit your GP if you notice any of the symptoms”. “They’re more likely to be the result of a more common condition, such as an infection, but it’s best to have them checked. ”Macmillan Cancer Support says on its website that “some people with chronic liver disease are diagnosed before any symptoms appear through tests to check how their liver is working”. “It’s especially important to get [your symptoms] checked if you have risk factors for liver cancer. ”This cancer is uncommon in the UK, but “serious” when it is diagnosed. .
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Could your fad diet be FATAL? Nutritionists warn of devastating effects
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw HAVE you thought about ditching dairy? Or giving up gluten? You're not alone. New research has revealed that nearly half of UK adults have cut out a food group in the hope of improving their health. The study from nutrition company DNAFit discovered that 45 per cent of the people surveyed believed they had a food allergy. However, in reality only 15 per cent had an actual intolerance and would have benefited from cutting out a particular food group. This means there could be as many as 19 million people in the UK who are restricting their diet unnecessarily. But while missing out on your favourite pizza or pasta might not sound dangerous, nutrition experts warn that faddy diets could be the cause of a new health epidemic. "There is an epidemic of people - especially women - cutting out foods from their diet without needing to," says nutritionist Toral Shah from The Urban Kitchen (theurbankitchen.co.uk).". It's a huge problem. A lot of people aren't getting the nutrients they need because they don't replace the foods they're cutting out with suitable alternatives. "Not only could this lead to vitamin deficiencies in the short term, it could cause lasting damage to long-term health too. "It can lead to serious health problems," says Toral. "A lot of people are cutting out carbs, which means they're not eating wholegrains. This means they don't eat the fibre they need, which puts them at risk of heart disease. "In fact, women are now more likely to suffer from heart disease than men and one of the contributing factors is dietary change. "What's more, cutting out foods such as oats could lead to high cholesterol, which is also on the rise in women. And popular vegan diets could lead to a lack of vitamin B12, which can cause lasting nerve damage. "Some of the early symptoms of B12 deficiency such as tiredness and lethargy are easy to write off but, if left untreated, it can lead to depression, anxiety and nerve damage," says Sophie Medlin, lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King's College London. THE popularity of celebrity diets and rise of so-called wellness experts on social media have been blamed for this worrying trend. DNAFit found that 22 per cent of people who restricted their diet did so because they identified with symptoms described by a celebrity and decided to cut out the same foods. Other common reasons were recommendations from a friend or family member or taking health advice from online clean-eating gurus. And while the most common age group to be affected was 25 to 35, it is a problem which affects people of all ages. In fact, some of the people surveyed had cut out a food group for more than 20 years, only to find out they were in no better health because of it. Sophie believes the prevalence of online diet advice is a cause for concern. "I think it's really dangerous when we look at the rise of certain diet trends, especially in young adults," she says. "For many people their main source of information about diet is blo
Stomach bloating - five diet swaps to prevent constipation pain
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Most people have experienced bloating at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS. It feels like the stomach has become stretched and puffy, and it’s very comfortable. Most people suffer from stomach bloating after eating lots of food over a big weekend. You could be feeling bloated due to excess wind, constipation, a food intolerance, or irritable bowel syndrome. But, you can relieve your stomach bloating, or even prevent it from returning, by cutting out these five foods from your diet. Lentils, Lentils are high in protein, fibre and carbohydrates, according to nutritionist Adda Bjarnadottir. Due to their high fibre content, they can cause bloating in some people.“Like beans, lentils also contain FODMAPs,” she said. “These sugars may contribute to excessive gas production and bloating.“However, soaking or spouting the lentils before you eat them can make them much easier on the digestive system. ”Consider swapping your lentils for light-coloured lentils, as they’re generally lower in fibre. Broccoli, “These are very healthy, containing many essential nutrients like fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium,” the nutritionist said. “However, they also contain FODMAPs, so they may cause bloating in some people.”You could make all cruciferous vegetables easier to digest by cooking them. Swap your broccoli for spinach, lettuce or sweet potatoes to prevent bloating.. Onions, Although onions are usually eaten in small quantities, they can cause bloating in some people. Some individuals may be sensitive or intolerant to some compounds in onions.“Therefore, onions are a known cause of bloating and other digestive discomforts. Cooking the onions may reduce these digestive effects.”Consider using fresh herbs or spices as a replacement for onions. Apples, Apples are rich in fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants.But, they are also have plenty of fructose - a type of FODMAP sugar. Fructose can be fermented in the large intestine, which may lead to gas and bloating. Garlic, “Like onions, garlic contains fructans, which are FODMAPs that can cause bloating,” said Bjarnadottir. “Allergy or intolerance to other compounds found in garlic is also fairly common, with symptoms such as bloating, belching and gas. ”You can prevent stomach bloating by cooking your garlic, and avoiding eating it raw. Basil or chives could work as a great replacement for garlic in your cooking. .
How to sleep: Three natural ways to get a good night’s rest and feel refreshed
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Sleeping is something we all need to do to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.The NHS recommends that we get between seven to nine hours every night. Getting too concerned about the amount of sleep you have, however, could lead to insomnia, a condition where people have trouble sleeping. Ways to get more shut-eye include changing the environment around you and ensuring you de-stress before bed. Dr Josh Axe, a clinical nutritionist based in the US, recommends these three natural methods of falling asleep. Eat the right food before bed, “It’s a well-known fact that having a heavy meal just before bed can cause you to have a poor night of rest, but did you know that there are some foods that can help you sleep better?,” he said on his website. “You can obtain tryptophan and serotonin [which help you sleep] from carbohydrates, particularly wholegrain oats, brown rice, corn and quinoa. ”He mentions a French study on elite soccer players, which looked for ways to help them sleep. It says that drinks such as milk and cherry juice may be able to help you sleep.The study adds that, “the potential detrimental effects of sleep medication must be recognised”. Have some calcium, Getting a good amount of calcium before bed could also help you sleep. “Researchers indicate that calcium is important [for sleep] because it helps the cells in the brain use the tryptophan to create melatonin - a sleep aid”, he says referencing research from the European Neurology Journal. Magnesium consumption, “If you’re having trouble sleeping, it could be due to a magnesium deficiency,” said Dr Axe. “Studies have shown that higher magnesium levels can help induce a deeper sleep.“Magnesium can actually provide better, more consistent sleep since it is a calming nutrient. ”To get more magnesium he recommends crackers with almond butter or half a banana with a few almonds. Other ways to get more sleep include taking a hot bath before bed, according to sleep expert Carole Spiers. She said: “A warm bath can help you ease the day’s stress ahead of bed time, and the heat held your body prepare for sleep and relax bath your muscles and mind. “But try to leave sometime between getting out of the bath and going to bed.”Carole also said if you’re lying awake and feeling the hours slip away, turn the clock away or move it to a different room completely (so long as you can hear your alarm). She added: “Seeing time move on will increase your anxiety about sleeplessness - that will keep you awake longer.
Insomnia symptoms: Eight signs you have the condition and how to get to sleep
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Insomnia is the medical term used when you regularly have problems sleeping.Symptoms can last for months, sometimes years, but it’s important to recognise them so you can get the appropriate treatment and start getting your sleeping habits back to normal. Everyone needs different amounts of sleep, but on average, adults require seven to nine hours a night. If you’re constantly tired during the day, the chances are you’re probably not getting enough sleep. So what are the signs you may have insomnia? The NHS lists eight things that happen regularly if you have insomnia. These include: Finding it hard to go to sleep, Waking up several times during the night, Laying awake at night, Waking up early and not being able to go back to sleep, Still feeling tired after waking up, Finding it hard to nap during the day even though you’re tired, Feeling tired and irritable during the day, Finding it difficult to concentrate during the day because you’re tired. So how can you treat insomnia? The health body recommends going to bed and waking up at the same time every day - only gong to bed when you feel tired. Relaxing at least one hour before bed - for example, taking a bath or reading a book - is another good way to beat insomnia. Other recommended methods are making sure your bedroom is dark and quiet - use thick curtains, blinds, an eye mask or ear plugs - exercising regularly during the day, and making sure your mattress, pillows and covers are comfortable. If you want to ensure a peaceful night’s rest, you should avoid smoking or drinking alcohol, tea or coffee at least six hours before going to bed. Eating a big meal late at night, exercising at least four hours before bed, and watching television or using devices right before going to bed - because the bright light makes you more awake - are also advised against. Additionally, avoid napping during the day, driving when you feel sleepy, and sleeping in after a bad night’s sleep. A pharmacist may be able to help you with insomnia in the form of sleeping aids. But these may have side effects such as drowsiness. You shouldn’t drive the day after taking them.See a GP if your sleeping habit changes haven’t worked, you’ve had trouble sleeping for months, or your insomnia is affecting your daily life in a way that makes it hard for you to cope. You may not have the symptoms of insomnia but may struggle to get to sleep certain night, as a result of stress or the hot weather. To help you get your much-needed forty-winks, sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley shared the six things you should do in the 30 minutes before bed.
Hay fever boom hits 20 million
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  It follows searing heat and light rain in May and early June which has created the perfect conditions for pollen production. Met Office and NHS chiefs have launched a study to find out more about grass pollen – which is the worst cause of hay fever. Yolanda Clewlow, manager of the Met Office’s UK pollen network, said they want to discover the most damaging of 150 species of grass pollen. She added: “We know how seriously hay fever can impact people’s lives in the UK, particularly as a result of grass pollen. We aim to help inform hay fever and asthma sufferers and empower them in managing their symptoms more effectively.  “We have simply had perfect weather for pollen this year. It’s been lovely and warm and right when grass pollen season begins. “This was followed by rain, and further dry days with breezes that lift the pollen off the grass, plants and trees and blow it into the atmosphere. “It has been the perfect storm to ensure that a larger proportion of people suffer from related allergies than normal.” In a survey of 2,000 hay fever sufferers, researchers found that two-fifths of victims are so badly affected it ruins their whole summer. But 57 per cent of sufferers admit they do not know what type of pollen affects them. The results showed sufferers in London are the least aware of what pollen affects them, with only 41 per cent well-informed on their problem.  At the other end of the scale, 77 per cent of hay fever patients in Wales knew what most irritated them, followed by Yorkshire, where 69 per cent were clued up. Many make their symptoms worse by failing to avoid habits which expose them to more pollen, the poll said. More than a third of respondents said they frequently hang washing out to dry in the summer – unaware that pollen sticks to their clothes. Forty per cent said they leave their windows open to cool their home in the summer, which lets pollen in. Ms Clewlow added: “There’s currently no cure for hay fever and you can’t prevent it. But you can do things to help ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high. “You can try putting Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen. Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes and stay indoors whenever possible.”  HOW YOU CAN FIGHT SYMPTOMS ● of high pollen ● . Use a fan to cool the house ● Keeping grass cut will help reduce symptoms and allow people to enjoy their garden as it only pollinates when it’s long ● Limit alcohol intake – 1 in 5 hay fever sufferers admit they increase their intake of alcohol over the summer while enjoying the warm weather ● Shower in the evening as this can prove an effective way to combat allergies by washing away pollen ● Change clothes when coming in from the outside – 8 in 10 hay fever sufferers said they don’t do this, but a slight lifestyle change could prove a big help ● Set up daily pollen alerts on the Met Office app. They come straight to the phone at 7am so people can plan for the day and take medication ● Provided
Stomach bloating: Nutritious drinks could be causing your stomach bloat and discomfort
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Stomach bloating is an enlargement of the stomach that is often accompanied with feelings of pain and discomfort. Possible causes of the condition include dehydration, food allergies or constipation among others. “Stomach bloating is so common these days that it’s being called an epidemic,” says Dr Josh Axe, clinical nutritionist. “With most people’s poor diets, high levels of stress, need for daily medications and exposure to various pollutants, it’s no wonder they’re suffering some sort of bloating more days than not. ”You could avoid stomach bloating by dumping smoothies and fruit juices, according to Kirsten Crothers, specialist dietitian at the British Dietetic Association. “While eating fruit won’t increase bloating if it’s spread out across the day, do be careful of drinking smoothies and fruit juices,” said the company on its website. “The usually contain three portions of fruit, which means a huge dose of fibre all at once - and this can be a challenge for your body to digest, leading to bloating. “While it may not matter so much on a normal day, if you’re off to a party later, it’s best to avoid it. ”Kirsten continues that fruit juices aren’t much better.“[It] has a lot of fructose - fruit sugar - which can cause bloating. ” The NHS says that you should be able to beat bloating by “cutting out fizzy drinks and foods that cause wind”. “Most of us have experienced the feeling of being bloated, when your tummy is stretched, puffy and uncomfortable. “It often happens after a big weekend or over a festive season.”You could also reduce stomach bloating by avoiding broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Dietitian Helen Bond, registered with the British Dietetic Association, says you should avoid these as they can cause excess wind. Not chewing gum is another way to avoid stomach bloating.Holland and Barrett state: “Most chewing gums - even the sugary versions - contain artificial sweeteners, like sorbitol, which are poorly absorbed by the stomach, and can cause bloating and abdominal pain. “In large doses, this can cause chronic diarrhoea.”But that’s not the only problem chewing gum can cause. It adds on its website: “All that chewing signals to your stomach that food is on its way, triggering the release of enzymes and stomach acids that aid digestion. Yet with no food appearing, all that action going on inside your stomach can cause bloating.
Vascular dementia symptoms: Are you or a loved one at risk? Less common signs to look for
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Vascular dementia is one of the most common types of dementia in the UK, caused by reduced blood supply to the brain due to diseased blood vessels.The main symptoms of vascular dementia, as listed by Bupa, are: specific problems with sight, such as loss of a particular area of vision in one or both eyes, difficulty speaking, paralysis in part of the body, for example on one side only,and movement disorders, such as tremors, muscle spasms, involuntary movements or not being able to keep still.But there are also other less common signs to be wary of. These may include: difficulty problem-solving or taking in information, loss of inhibitions (people may speak or behave inappropriately), apathy, and loss of concentration.Difficulty focusing, depression and anxiety, memory loss, emotional symptoms, such as becoming easily upset or angry, fits (seizures), unsteadiness and tendency to fall, and loss of bladder control can also be indicators.While there is currently no cure, Alzheimer’s Society outlines a number of things you can do to reduce your risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease. Keep physically activeAt least 30 minutes, five times a week is the recommended.Alzheimer’s Society says: “You’ll need to be active enough to raise your heart rate and get a bit out of breath. You could walk, cycle, swim or join an exercise or dance group. Regular physical exercise in middle-aged or older adults reduces the risk of developing dementia. It’s also good for your heart and mental wellbeing. Exercise like this brings health benefits even if you’re not losing weight.”Don’t smokeIf you already do this, try and stop.Alzheimer’s Society says: “By smoking you are at a greater risk of developing dementia and harming your lungs, heart and circulation. If you want to stop smoking, talk to your GP.”Eat a healthy balanced dietA balanced diet has a number of health benefits including reducing your risk of dementia and heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Alzheimer’s Society says: “A healthy diet has a high proportion of oily fish, fruit, vegetables, unrefined cereals and olive oil, and low levels of red meat and sugar.“Try to cut down on saturated fat (e.g cakes, biscuits, most cheeses) and limit sugary treats. Keep an eye on your salt intake too, because salt raises your blood pressure and risk of stroke. Read food labels to see what’s in them and seek out healthier options.”Keep your alcohol within recommend limitsThe maximum is 14 unites each week for men and women, spread over three or more days. This is the equivalent of four or five large glasses of wine, or seven pits of beer or lager with a lower alcohol content.Alzheimer’s Society says: “Regularly exceeding these weekly limits increases your dementia risk. If you find yourself struggling to cut down what you drink, talk to your GP about what support is available.”Take control of your healthIf you’re invited for a regular mid-life health check at the doctor’s always go.Alzheimer’s Society says:
Arthritis: How to prevent knee pain - do this before you move
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Arthritis pain occurs due to problems with a particular joint.The most common form of the condition is osteoarthritis, which makes up around 80 per cent of cases.You’re more at risk of developing the condition if you are older, female, or overweight, among others.Treatment focuses on reducing the symptoms as there is no cure.You could reduce arthritis pain in the knee by doing this before exercising, according to the US-based Arthritis Foundation. “Many of the same measures used to treat knee problems can be used to prevent them in the first place,” says the Foundation on its website.“For example, staying physically active and maintaining a healthy weight - or losing weight if you are overweight - can relieve knee pain and reduce the risk of knee osteoarthritis.”This means that knee exercises, such as knee squats can help reduce arthritis pain.You could also take extra-precautions by stretching before exercise to reduce arthritis pain.During the exercise, you also should be careful not to “overdo it” and “if you experience knee pain when exercising, stop and cool down”. You could also try to wear properly fitting shoes, avoid running on hard surfaces “like asphalt and concrete”, and avoid twisting your knees.They say that wearing protective sports equipment could help you avoid arthritic pain.The NHS adds that when doing exercise to reduce symptoms “it’s important to follow [your exercise plan] because there’s a risk that doing too much exercise too quickly, or doing the wrong sort of exercise, may damage your joints”.The NHS continued: “Exercise is one of the most important treatments for people with osteoarthritis, whatever your age or level of fitness.“Your physical activity should include a combination of exercises to strengthen your muscles and exercises to improve your general fitness.”You may also be able to reduce arthritis pain by walking to the shops, according to Dr Bryan Vargo writing for the Arthritis Foundation.“Exercise is good for arthritis,” reads their website. “Regular physical activity keeps your joints lubricated, which makes movement easier; it produces endorphins, which contribute to your overall sense of well-being and help control pain; it improves your overall health and even helps you sleep easier at night.”He says that brisk walking is a “low-impact aerobic exercises”, which could help you fight arthritis.Taking several brisk walks everyday is “best”, according to Dr Vargo, who recommends trying three 10-minute walks in a day instead of one-30 minute walk.Perhaps now would be a good time to get a dog, if you don’t already have one.
How to get rid of bad breath: Seven ways to eradicate the smell
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  Bad breath, or halitosis, can be the result of “poor” oral hygiene. The NHS said the condition is a “common problem” and can affect “anyone at any age”. “If bacteria build up in your mouth, the toxins produced can cause your breath to smell.” “Bacteria break down pieces of food in the mouth, and may release an unpleasant-smelling gas”. Dr Harold Katz, who founded The Breath Company, told Express.co.uk you should try these seven methods to get rid of bad breath. Robust oral care This may sound obvious, but brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day can help you avoid bad breath. “Be sure to get a toothbrush with soft bristles, as to not damage tooth enamel or gums, and use a high-quality fluoride toothpaste,” said Dr Katz. Drink regularly “Staying hydrated is a key factor in keeping your mouth healthy,” said Dr Katz. “Dehydration can cause a range of oral health issues that include dry mouth, bad breath, cavities and gingivitis so ensure you drink eight glasses a day.” Eat an apple This fruit contains a lot of water, which promotes saliva production, “flushing away bad breath bacteria”.  Avoid alcohol Dr Katz said alcoholic mouthwashes can give you bad breath as they dry out your mouth. “Don’t use any oral hygiene products that contain sodium laurel sulphate or alcohol,” he said. Don’t try fad diets “As summer approaches, many people look at ways to drop excess pounds quickly,” said Dr Katz, “but fad dieting can lead to bad breath. “Low-Carving in particular can cause something called ketobreath. “This is where a ketone called acetone that smells like rotten fruit is emitted from the body via the breath.” Drink green and black teas Dr Katz also recommends swapping your morning drink for these if you are worried about bad breath. “They contain polyphenols that help to eliminate sulphur compounds and reduce oral bacteria, [getting rid of bad breath],” he added. As well as these tips, Dr Katz also said you could try chewing gym, and avoiding smoking to stop or get rid of bad breath. The NHS says you could get rid of bad breath by “flossing between your teeth”, “brushing teeth and gums regularly” and “cleaning your tongue regularly”. You could also try avoiding foods that cause bad breath, such as cheese.
Best supplements for men: Take this vitamin daily to help prevent heart disease
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Supplements have increased in popularity over the years, and while most people don’t need to take them and are able to get all the vitamins and minerals they need by eating a healthy, balanced diet, health experts recommend them to people who are at risk of deficiency. So what are the best supplements for men to take? Vitamin D, vitamin B12, magnesium, potassium, and omega-3 fish oil are among the ranks. But one in particular, recommended by nutritionist Dr Josh Axe, is vitamin K. Vitamin K is important for building and maintaining strong bones, blood clotting, and preventing heart disease. But why might a man be low in this vitamin? The Dr Josh Axe website explains: “Vitamin K deficiency is more common in men who don’t regularly consume veggies or dairy products, those who have been taking antibiotics or medications for an extended period of time, and men suffering from intestinal problems, such as IBS or inflammatory bowel disease, which interfere with absorption. ”Vitamin K1 is found in many green vegetables, while vitamin K2 is found in dairy products. The site adds: “The best way to prevent vitamin K deficiency is to eat plenty of different veggies, including green leafy vegetables, broccoli, collards and cabbage, plus some wild-caught fish and cage-free eggs too. ”How much vitamin K do you need to take? The NHS advises that adults need approximately 1mcg a day of vitamin K for each kilogram of their body weight. For example, someone who weighs 65kg would need 65mcg a day of vitamin K, while a person who weighs 75kg would need 75mcg a day. The health body adds: “You should be able to get all the vitamin K you need by eating a varied and balanced diet. “Any vitamin K your body doesn’t need immediately is stored in the liver for future use, so you don’t need it in your diet every day. ”There are a variety of supplements available to help with more specific health issues men experience, such as stiff joints, hair loss and to boost energy levels. Another supplement popular among men are those that improve fitness.A clinical trial, published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, tested 54 male triathletes and found participants improved their 100 minute triathlon by 10 minutes, over a four week course of taking natural pine bark extract Pycnogenol. Providing comment on the results, lead researcher Dr. Gianni Belcaro said: “This study provides evidence that daily supplementation of Pycnogenol offers a natural approach to help reduce post-workout muscular pain, increase levels of physical performance and get you training again sooner. ”He continued: “Pycnogenol, along with good training and proper nutrition, may help to significantly improve physical fitness and reduce oxidative stress and muscular pain in both those who exercise recreationally and triathletes. ”Pycnogenol is available from health food stores throughout the UK and online.What supplements are best for healthy joint function, hair growth and low libido?  .
Stomach bloating: Beat symptoms such as excess wind by cutting out this daily habit
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Stomach bloating is when your belly becomes stretched, puffy and uncomfortable. It usually happens as a result of excess wind, constipation, or swallowing air from talking while eating. These symptoms can be triggered by foods like beans, onions, broccoli, cabbage sprouts and cauliflower, so it’s advised to cut down on these. But something else that can trigger a bloated tummy is a daily habit you may not think twice about - chewing gum. While chewing gum may seem like a good tactic for helping you steer away from bloat-inducing high-fat foods, researchers have found it can actually trigger trapped wind. Holland and Barrett state: “Most chewing gums - even the sugary versions - contain artificial sweeteners, like sorbitol, which are poorly absorbed by the stomach, and can cause bloating and abdominal pain. “In large doses, this can cause chronic diarrhoea.”But that’s not the only problem chewing gum can cause. It adds on its website: “All that chewing signals to your stomach that food is on its way, triggering the release of enzymes and stomach acids that aid digestion. “Yet with no food appearing, all that action going on inside your stomach can cause bloating. ”One of the key things to beat bloating is to stay well hydrated. The high street health shop states that constipation is a major cause of bloating and could be triggered by something as simple as not drinking enough fluids. It explains “This can slow your system down, and make your stool too hard to pass. ”So how much water should you drink a day? Aim to drink 1.5 litres a day, and cut down on hydration ‘robbers’ like caffeine, alcohol, and fizzy or sugar drinks. If you’re looking to swap out beans, onions, broccoli, cabbage, sprouts and cauliflower for other foods, what can you eat instead? Health experts at Healthline offer some alternatives. Beans swap, Most beans contain sugars called alpha-galactoside, which belong to a group of carbohydrates called FODMAPs. These escape digestion and are then fermented by gut bacteria in the colon. Gas is a byproduct of this process. But some beans are easier on the digestive system, the website states.It goes on to recommend pinto beans and black beans, especially after soaking. Onions swap, Cooking onions may help reduce their bloating effects, advises Healthline. But if you’re looking for an alternative, try using fresh herbs or spices.. Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables swap, Cruciferous vegetables include cauliflower, cabbage, garden, cress, bok choy and Brussels sprouts, and while they contain many essential nutrients, they also contain FODMAPS. Healthline says cooking cruciferous vegetables may make them easier to digest, but you can swap them for spinach, cucumber, lettuce, sweet potatoes and zucchini. You may want to cut down on your consumption of onions, broccoli, cabbage, sprouts and cauliflower if you want to reduce bloating, but you should still make sure to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. If you are thinki
Stroke warning - three stroke symptoms you MUST be aware of
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw A stroke is a serious medical emergency that requires urgent medical attention, according to the NHS.The condition is caused by the blood supply to the brain becoming blocked.There are two main types of stroke; ischaemic strokes and haemorrhagic strokes.Ischaemic strokes are caused by a blood clot blocking the flow of blood to the brain, while a haemorrhagic stroke is caused by a blood vessel within the skull bursting.These are the symptoms of both ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes. The signs of a stroke vary from person to person, but almost all symptoms begin suddenly.Your symptoms will depend on which part of the brain has been affected by the stroke.But, one of the main stroke symptoms is a face that’s dropped on one side.“The face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile, or their mouth or eye may have drooped,” said the NHS.“The person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of weakness or numbness in one arm. “Their speech may be slurred or garbled, or the person may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake.”If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to dial 999, it added.You should never wait more than five minutes to call for an ambulance, if you suspected that you, or someone else, may be having a stroke.Charity Go Red for Women added: “Remember, you could be having a stroke even if you’re not experiencing all of the symptoms.“And remember to check the time - the responding emergency medical technician or nurse at the hospital will need to know when the first symptom occurred.”You could lower your risk of a stroke by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and by avoiding smoking or drinking too much alcohol.A low-fat, high-fibre diet is best for lowering your stroke risk, the NHS said.An unhealthy diet could raise your blood pressure and cholesterol levels - both of which are risk factors of strokes.Combine your healthy diet with regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight.Every UK adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate activity every week.
Stomach bloating: Eating this herb could reduce your pain and swelling
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  Stomach bloating happens when your abdominal region swells, causing discomfort and pain. Eating foods that can cause a lot of gas production, such as broccoli, could be the reason behind your stomach bloat. The bloat could also be a sign of something more serious, such as a blocked intestine, which could indicate cancer. However, certain foods may also help reduce your stomach swelling. Eating parsley could reduce your stomach bloating, according to dietitian Angela Lemond.  “A number of herbs with so-called carminative properties may help ease gas and prevent bloating,” Angela Lemond, a dietitian, told website Everyday Health. “This aids in the expulsion of gas,” she added. “Other herbs that may provide gas relief included parsley,” she said, while also mentioning chamomile, fennel and basil. Angela also warned you should consult with your doctor before taking any herbal supplements. “Some people think of these as natural or straight from the earth, so they may be taken at will, but a lot of them have pharmaceutical effects and could interact with medication.”  You could consume parsley by adding it to your tea or putting it in a meal. The scented herb also has health benefits, according to clinical nutritionist, Dr Josh Axe. “Derived from a plant, parsley and parsley oil have been used as a natural detox remedy, diuretic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent for centuries in folk medicine,” he said online. “The impressive health benefits of parsley come via its active ingredients, which include phenolic compounds, antioxidant flavonoids, essential oils like myristicin and apiol, and various nutrients like vitamins K, C and A. “This makes parsley an all-natural and safe plant to include in your diet.” Eating ginger could also help you reducing stomach bloating, according to health website wellandgood.com. “Ginger is basically the supplement equivalent of the Headspace app,” it said online. “It helps you put your intestines into relaxation mode, allowing food to pass more quickly and speeding up digestion.” Tanya Zuckerbrot, a dietitian in New York, added “Ginger is also considered an appetite suppressant”. “Eating or drinking ginger can prevent you from eating too quickly, which normally causes bloating,” she told the website.
How to sleep: Five ways not getting enough shut-eye damages your health
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Sleep is a time when the body repairs, processes and restores itself.“One of the vital roles of sleep is to help us solidify and consolidate memories,” says the US National Sleep Foundation. The NHS recommends that you get between seven to nine hours a night.However, the Sleep Council says that as you get older you will require less sleep. Over 65s, it says, only need to aim for seven to eight hours a day.Not getting enough could have these five unhealthy impacts on your life, according to the NHS. Weight gain, “Sleeping less may mean you put on weight!”, exclaims the NHS.“Studies have shown that people who sleep less than seven hours a day tend to gain more weight and have a higher risk of becoming obese. It’s believed to be because sleep-deprived people have reduced levels of leptin (the chemical that makes you feel full) and increased levels of ghrelin (the hunger-stimulating hormone). Diabetes risk increased, Not getting enough sleep could also make your body less able to control blood sugar levels. This is because too little sleep might be “changing the way the body processes glucose”. Decreased fertility, “Difficulty conceiving a baby has been claimed as one of the effects of sleep deprivation, in both men and women. “Apparently, regular sleep disruptions can cause trouble conceiving by reducing the secretion of reproductive hormones,” says the NHS. Reduced sex drive, Sleeping too little can also impact your drive to reproduce, causing you to have a lower libido and less interest in sex. “Men who suffer from sleep apnoea - a disorder in which breathing difficulties lead to interrupted sleep - also tend have lower testosterone levels, which can lower libido. ”Increased risk of heart disease, Getting less sleep could cause an increase in blood pressure, putting extra strain on your heart and raising your risk of heart disease. Ways to get a good nights sleep include keeping windows open, drawing curtains and having a ‘cold’ water bottle if it is too hot. The Sleep Council also recommends trying just cotton sheets instead of a duvet, tying back long hair, having a cool shower, drinking plenty of water, cool socks and a pillow case in the fridge, and even buying a new bed. “Hot weather can be a nuisance when it comes to bedtime,” said Lisa Artis, at the Sleep Council. “Temperature has a big impact on quality of sleep.“Ideally, bedrooms should be around 16 - 18 *C but, if at nighttime, temperatures remain higher, it can be difficult to achieve that.
How to sleep - fall asleep fast with these 14p a day supplements
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  The body needs enough sleep so it can function properly, according to the NHS. Without enough good-quality rest, you may wake up feeling groggy, and risk not performing well for the day ahead. You could also increase your risk of some life-threatening conditions by not getting enough sleep, including heart disease and diabetes. About a third of people in the UK admit to not getting enough sleep. But, you could fall asleep easier by taking valerian root supplements, a nutritionist has claimed.  Taking valerian root supplements could reduce the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep, said nutritionist Dr Josh Axe. Valerian is a plant that’s found in Europe and Asia, with a pale pink flower. It contains a chemical called linarin, which creates a sedative effect, said Axe. “Valerian extract can cause sedation by increasing your brain’s Gamma-amino butyric acid [GABA] level,” said the nutritionist. “GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. In large enough quantities it can cause a sedative effect, calming nervous activity.”  Valerian root may be added to some sleep-promoting tea brands, so you may have had it before without even realising it. The supplement could also naturally calm anxiety, and lower blood pressure, said the nutritionist. “Valerian root is widely used and respected by the general population and physicians for its sedative effects and anti-anxiety capabilities. “Valerian root is often combined with other sedating herbs, such as hops and lemon balm, to treat insomnia. “Unlike many prescription sleeping pills, valerian has fewer side effects and is a lot less likely to result in morning drowsiness.” If you don’t fancy taking supplements to help you fall asleep, there are certain foods that may help you to drift off. Pumpkin seeds are great late-night snack if you’re feeling peckish. Alternatively, chicken, turkey, peanuts, beans and milk all have sleep-promoting chemicals, according to The Sleep Council. One of the worst things you can do if you’re struggling to sleep is to clock-watch. Getting stressed over the amount of ‘missed’ hours of sleep will make falling asleep even harder.
Prostate cancer: Add this red food to your diet to help prevent the condition
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  “Tomatoes may help prevent prostate cancer, as well as reduce tumour growth among men with the condition,” said medical website Healthline. “They contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. “Further research is needed to confirm a benefit, but one review found a trend suggesting men who ate more tomatoes and tomato-based products, both raw and cooked, may be less likely to develop prostate cancer.” Whether tomatoes can prevent prostate cancer has been under debate for a while with most organisations, including Prostate Cancer UK, now saying the fruit “may” have an impact. The preventative impact could be due to lycopene, a nutrient tomatoes contain. “Lycopene may decrease cell damage and slow cancer cell production,” said Healthline. “But because it is tightly bound to cell walls, our bodies have a difficult time extracting it from raw tomatoes.” A British study, published in 2014 by the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, found that eating 10 servings of tomatoes a week could reduce your risk. The researchers assessed the diet and lifestyle of almost 14,000 men, finding that this many tomato portions reduced your risk by 18 per cent. Vanessa Er, lead researcher and from the University of Bristol said, “Our findings suggest that tomatoes may be important in prostate cancer prevention. However, further studies need to be conducted to confirm this”.  Dr Wendy Winnall, writing for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, recommended that men should eat a lot of tomatoes “if they are part of a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, which we know is beneficial for the prevention and treatment of cancer. “There remains a considerable body of evidence in favour of tomatoes and lycopene in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, not enough to be irrefutable, but enough for the idea to remain plausible.” Prostate Cancer UK said on its website that foods containing lycopene, “including tomatoes and some other red fruits and vegetables”, and those containing selenium, such as Brazil nuts, may reduce your risk of developing the cancer. “But experts at the World Cancer Research fund looked at the results of lots of different studies, and are now less certain about the links between these foods and prostate cancer risk. “They now say there isn’t enough evidence to say whether or not any individual foods reduce the risk of prostate cancer.” Some foods can increase your risk of prostate cancer, according to Prostate Cancer UK. This includes milk, yoghurt, cheese, and other dairy products could increase your risk. “This might be because of the calcium in dairy products or it could be something else,” they say on their website. “We need more research to find out whether eating less calcium or fewer dairy products might help to prevent prostate cancer.” According to the Physicians Committee for responsible medicine, research has repeatedly shown that milk is a risk factor, with one study in northern Italy suggesting it could
Stomach bloating: Adding ginger to your diet could help reduce pain and swelling
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw Stomach bloating can cause pain and discomfort to the person experiencing itThe event can be caused by a problem with digestion or an inability to digest something, such as lactose intoleranceYou could reduce stomach bloating by adding ginger to your diet Stomach bloating can cause pain, as well as swelling, to the stomach. However, you could fight the bloat by eating certain foods. Hearth website, wellandgood.com, recommends adding ginger to your diet to battle the bloat. “Ginger is basically the supplement equivalent of the Headspace app,” it said online. “It helps you put your intestines into relaxation mode, allowing food to pass more quickly and speeding up digestion.”  Tanya Zuckerbrot, a dietitian in New York, added “Ginger is also considered an appetite suppressant”. “Eating or drinking ginger can prevent you from eating too quickly, which normally causes bloating,” she told the website. “Eating quickly can also cause serious abdominal discomfort.” You could consume ginger as either a spice with food, supplement or in a tea. Everyday Health, a medicinal website, also says that ginger can help reduce stomach bloating.  It quotes a 2015 review published by the European Review for Medicinal and Pharmacological studies, which found ginger helps speed digestion. “This is important”, said the website, “because if your stomach empties faster, gases can move more quickly into your small intestine to relieve discomfort and bloating”. “In addition to over-the-counter gas relief remedies, some items commonly found in the kitchen may double as natural gas relievers.” Ginger can also help reduce muscle pain and soreness. It also has anti-inflammatory effects which can help reduce symptoms for arthritis sufferers. You could also reduce stomach bloating by eating more slowly. Dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner told WebMD you should take about 30 minutes for each meal. “Eating quickly and not chewing your food well can cause air swallowing that leads to bloating.” “So slow down and enjoy your food!” Eating yoghurt can also help you fight the bloat.
Heart attack warning - how many cups of tea each day could prevent deadly condition?
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw A heart attack, which is known as a myocardial infarction, is caused by the blood supply to the heart suddenly becoming blocked, according to the NHS.Heart attacks are a symptom of coronary heart disease; one of the major causes of death in the UK and across the world.Heart disease is caused by a build up of fatty deposits on the walls of arteries, which can lead to heart failure.About 160,000 people die from heart disease in the UK every year, said cholesterol charity, Heart UK.Drinking green tea could help to prevent a heart attack, it’s been claimed. Green tea could lower the amount of ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglycerides in the body, according to Harvard Medical School.Cholesterol is made by the liver from the saturated fats that you eat.A build up of cholesterol could lead to heart disease, and therefore a heart attack.You should drink at least five cups of green tea everyday to lower your risk of heart attack death by 26 per cent, studies revealed.Similarly, it could also slash your risk of all-cause death by 16 per cent. “The limited data available on green tea support a potential association between green tea and beneficial properties in relationship to risk factors for cardiovascular disease,” said Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Director of the Department of Nutrition, Kathy McManus.“The bottom line is that no serious red flags were seen in the amount of tea they were testing.But, excessive green tea consumption could be harmful for the kidneys, said Harvard Medical School, so it’s best to stick to one or two cups a day.“It appears that a few cups a day may be beneficial,” said McManus.There are three main steps you can take to prevent a heart attack, as well as stroke, the NHS said.Aim to eat a healthy, balanced diet, avoid smoking, and try to keep your blood pressure at a normal level.Heart attack symptoms include feeling very weak, lightheadedness and shortness of breath.If you think that you, or someone else, may be having a heart attack, you should call for an ambulance immediately.While waiting for the ambulance, try chewing a 300mg tablet of aspirin - if you aren’t allergic to it - as it helps to thin the blood.
High blood pressure: Add this 33p a portion everyday food to your diet to slash BP reading
If you're new, Subscribe! → https://bit.ly/2sH1zbw  High blood pressure can be treated through diet and lifestyle changes. You have the condition if you have a blood pressure reading of over 140/90 mmHg.  This can be checked by your local GP using a blood pressure monitor, or you could buy one to use on yourself at home.  High blood pressure rarely causes symptoms, meaning few people realise they have the condition, but it can increase your risk of a premature death from heart disease or stroke.  Eating shiitake mushrooms could help lower your blood pressure, according to Dr Sarah Brewer writing on mylowerbloodpressure.com..  “If you see fresh shiitake mushrooms on sale, snap them up quick,” she advises.  “In ancient Japan, shiitake was considered an ‘elixir of life’ and they were eaten to increase energy and vigor, and to protect against heart disease and infections. ” She says that they can lower blood pressure due to the substance eritadenine, which is found in high concentration in the mushrooms.  This can stop an enzyme working, reducing blood vessel restriction reducing the pressure on blood flowing in arteries and veins.  You can buy shiitake for 33p a portion, or £1.35, at most UK supermarkets.  Dr Josh Axe, a US-based clinical nutritionist, also says that Shiitake mushrooms can lower blood pressure.  “Shiitake mushrooms also contain potent phytonutrients that help keep cells from sticking to blood vessel walls and forming plaque buildup, which maintains healthy blood pressure and improves circulation.  “A study conducted at Tohoku University in Japan found that shiitake mushrooms prevented blood pressure increase in hypertensive rats,” he adds.  Published in 1987 in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, Tokyo, the researchers found that a diet of five per cent shiitake mushroom powder helped lower rats blood pressure.  Dr Axe says you can consume these mushrooms in omelets, rice, as a soup or in a salad, among others.  You could also lower blood pressure by drinking beetroot juice, according to health store Holland and Barrett.  The high street health shop explains: “The nitrates in betroth are the magic ingredient but beware - because they’re water soluble, boiling your beets will reduce the beneficial effects.  It has also been claimed that potassium supplements could help cut hypertension, said Dr Brewer.  “The main blood pressure lowering effect of potassium occurs within the kidneys,” said Brewer, on her website MyLowerBloodPressure.com. . “Your kidneys filter excess fluid, water-soluble toxins and salts such as sodium and potassium from the blood to produce urine.