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A RANGE of food crops which are struggling to cope with extreme weather are generating chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned. Crops such as wheat and maize are creating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather, a new report […]

Ramadan health risk for people with diabetes

FASTING during Ramadan could be dangerous for people with health conditions such as diabetes, Diabetes UK has warned. Those who fast during the holy month, due to start next Tuesday (7), will go over 17 hours a day without eating. Eating big meals at Suhoor and Iftar, the meals before and after fasting, could see […]

Healthy Living

For all you garlic lovers out there, is a book calledGarlic which fea- tures over 65 deliciously different ways to enjoy cooking with garlic. Garlic grows as a bulb and the green shoots, often called garlic chives, are also delicious and give a milder ‘garlicky’ flavour than the bulb. Garlic has many health-giving properties – […]

Yoga ‘can fight dementia’

A THREE-MONTH course in yoga and meditation, especially the ancient Indian practice of kirtan, may help boost memory and fight Alzheimer’s disease, American sci- entists have said. A team of US neuroscientists from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) found that yoga and meditation helped minimise cognitive and emotional problems that often precede […]

Cancer link to financial crisis

THE global financial crisis may have caused an additional 500,000 cancer deaths from 2008-2010, a new study said last week, with patients locked out of treatment because of unemployment and healthcare cuts. “We estimate that the economic crisis was associated with over 260,000 excess cancer deaths in the OECD (34-member Organisa- tion for Economic Co- […]

Cancer link to financial crisis

THE global financial crisis may have caused an additional 500,000 cancer deaths from 2008-2010, a new study said last week, with patients locked out of treatment because of unemployment and healthcare cuts. “We estimate that the economic crisis was associated with over 260,000 excess cancer deaths in the OECD (34-member Organisa- tion for Economic Co- […]

America sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

US HEALTH officials last Thursday (26) reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infec- tion resistant to all known antibiot- ics, and expressed concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads “We risk being in a post-antibiot- ic world,” said Thomas Frieden, di- rector […]

Food phobias and fears

JUST because I am a complete foodie and always talking about it, I realise that not everyone has a healthy relationship with eating. For some, instead of being a pleasurable thing, food is the source of discomfort, fear and anxiety. For others, it becomes an unhealthy obsession and eating disorders are lonely and isolating illnesses. […]

Working out the age factor

WE ALL know that exercise has many benefits for our health and wellbeing. A regular exercise routine can help build stronger muscles, prevent chronic illness, manage your weight and help you look and feel much better. But can exercise help us to look younger and reverse aging? Studies show that it can, so maybe it’s […]

America sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

US HEALTH officials last Thursday (26) reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infec- tion resistant to all known antibiot- ics, and expressed concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads “We risk being in a post-antibiot- ic world,” said Thomas Frieden, di- rector […]