By : Becky | Published : Thursday August 20, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Acne, not to be confused with teenage spots, is a horrible thing. Painful, embarrassing and difficult to shift - it can cause misery.
There are plenty of acne-related misconceptions out there, and sometimes these can lead to ignorant or thoughtless comments directed at those who have the condition. Let's take a look at some examples.
By : Becky | Published : Tuesday August 18, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Our nation's trousers are expanding. We're becoming obese and unhealthier than ever before. So should the government step in and stop us eating ourselves to death?
By : Becky | Published : Thursday August 6, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
When I sit at the doctor's surgery I often hear people saying 'it's just a cold'. Well, why are you there then? People like that are the reason I can't get an appointment for two weeks, unless, of course, they are lying and actually have an embarrassing poo problem, in which case, that's OK.
By : Becky | Published : Thursday July 30, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Asthma can be very trying when you want a healthy sex life. Perhaps it's already ruining yours. When Berlin sang 'Take My Breath Away' that's not quite what they meant. Wheezing and coughing during your performance does not a good sex life make.
By : Becky | Published : Tuesday July 28, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
What's your poison? Coke (It's Pepsi, is that OK?) or an energy drink? I say poison because it's just a case of which you'd prefer to make you ill. Energy drinks are more popular than Coke now. In 2014 sales of Coca-Cola drinks were down 3%, while drinks like Red Bull continue to grow in popularity. This is probably due to our chronic exhaustion, non-stop iPad use and crappy sleeping habits - or perhaps it's the energy drinks that are keeping us up?
By : Becky | Published : Tuesday July 21, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
I've thought about this topic a lot. I'm one of those people that will resist a paracetamol if I can. That's the problem with being a doom-monger. I'm always thinking about the end of civilisation, and what we would do if there were no more paracetamols (or electricity, petrol, contraceptives). I need to be prepared. So I am right to worry? Are we drug dependent, and does it even matter if we are?
By : Becky | Published : Thursday July 16, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Bum - favourite word of 4 year olds, and our least favourite area to discuss with our doctor. Bum problems are manifold. Here are some of the most common issues, and what you can do to help yourself.
By : Becky | Published : Tuesday July 14, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
If you break your leg it's obvious that's something's wrong, but when you have itchy skin and you're tired, you may just dismiss it. But stop! Your body is telling you something. Just because it doesn't speak English, doesn't mean it isn't talking sense.
Here are a few signs that you are not 100% healthy.
By : Becky | Published : Thursday July 9, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Testosterone. It's the stuff you can smell at Thruxton and Brands Hatch through the smoke and chip fat. It makes you a real man; it even sounds like the word testicles. It's a favourite snack of the Incredible Hulk; the more you have the better you are.
Hmmm. I'm not sure about that. Let's take a look at the assumptions around testosterone, because they may be balls.
By : Becky | Published : Tuesday July 7, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
IBS is a term that gives us no information. Irritable means a bit annoyed. Syndrome means a group of symptoms appearing together. It sounds as though IBS is not a real illness, but say that to a sufferer who has crippling stomach pains and is sweating like a Greek minister on the phone to Wonga. You won't like the reply.