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Is Kissing Good For Your Health?

By : Sarah | Published : Thursday July 2, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Why do we enjoy kissing? If we think about it, connecting mouths and swapping saliva whilst our tongues twine together is quite an odd concept. Other species have been known to engage in a bit of territorial, aggressive lip locking, but we are the only species to use kissing to demonstrate affection. For us humans, it's weird to think of kissing in any other way than feeling good, especially with regards to your physical and mental health.

Asthma and the Elderly

By : Becky | Published : Thursday June 18, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Asthma is a condition that you wouldn't wish on anyone. An attack can be frightening, painful and potentially fatal, and the symptoms can cause a great deal of disruption to a person's life. It is estimated that 5 million Brits have asthma. Although anyone can develop the condition, elderly people are particularly vulnerable to the symptoms. Why is this?

8 Health Myths You Probably Believe

By : Becky | Published : Thursday June 11, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
A whole host of health-related myths have infiltrated the brains of those paying more attention to Facebook than science lessons. Let's have a good clear out, shall we?

Little Ways To Burn Big Calories

By : Becky | Published : Thursday May 28, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
It looks like the world is heading for an unparalleled obesity crisis, with recent figures from the World Health Organisation predicting that nearly all of us will be overweight by 2030.

Nutrition Labels On Alcohol - About Time?

By : Becky | Published : Tuesday May 26, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
If I asked around my acquaintances I know their answer would be 'dear god, no, don't take away my only guilt-free pleasure - it's bad enough looking at those gruesome pictures on cigarette packets, you know, the ones that make hard kids want to smoke more? All I have left after wine is my poster of Han Solo.'

Why Don't Kids Walk To School Anymore?

By : Anna | Published : Tuesday May 19, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Walking to school used to be a regular form of exercise for primary school children and a great way to keep them fit. Yet, according to a study by the University of Westminster, only 25% of primary school pupils travel home alone, compared with 86% in 1971 and 76% in Germany today. It's not surprising therefore that obesity rates have increased in the same time, as fewer children and adults take regular exercise and more of us are opting for the...

Are You Sun Aware?

By : Sarah | Published : Thursday May 7, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
With summer just around the corner, our thoughts wander towards barbeques, beaches and bike rides through the meadows. An idealistic scenario, although chances are we'll get one scorching week before the all too familiar overcast skies and drizzle resume. However, we are also in the midst of Sun Awareness Week, so it's a a good time to consider the importance of protecting your skin.

Could Your Phone Control Your Asthma?

By : Sarah | Published : Tuesday May 5, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Is technology taking over? Many of us have been thinking "yes" for a while now. We can't do anything without our smartphones within arm's reach.

Do You Have Exercise-Induced Asthma?

By : Bryn | Published : Thursday April 30, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
The clue is in the name. Exercise-induced asthma is an uncommon form of asthma that is triggered by exercise. As with the more common form of the condition, the severity and likelihood of reaction varies from case to case; for some people the symptoms might stay dormant even when they have exerted themselves a great deal, whereas for others it could be that severe symptoms begin during even light exercise.

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Teeth

By : Anna | Published : Thursday April 23, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Caring for our teeth is an important part of our health routine, especially as we get older. We only get two sets of teeth in our lives, so looking after them should be a priority, but this isn't always easy as there are so many tempting treats around us that can damage the enamel and lead to tooth decay. What's more, you may be treating your teeth badly in other ways without even knowing it.
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