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How Can Asthma Affect Your Sex Life?

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.

Coke Or Energy Drinks - Which Is Worse?

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?

Are We All Drug Dependent? Does It Matter?

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?

Bum Problems And What To Do About Them

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.

9 Signs That You're Not That Healthy

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.

Testosterone Myths & Facts

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.

How Helpful Is The New Test For IBS?

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.

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?
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