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LifeStyle: Family & Relationships

Antibiotic-resistant UTIs are on the rise around the world

Sunday  19:00,   27 may 2018

One in five women will get a urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetime, according to the National Kidney Foundation. A UTI is a common condition in which bacteria gets inside your urethra, urinary tract, or kidneys, and have a full-on [...]

My Son Is Forgetting How To Walk, Talk And Eat Due To Childhood Dementia

Saturday  18:55,   26 may 2018

When George was two years old he could walk, talk and play. His mum couldn’t have predicted that just two years later he would start to forget how to do all those things and have to use a wheelchair to get about. “He used to run everywhere, [...]

Why You Should Stay Away From Sunscreen Pills

Saturday  13:45,   26 may 2018

Don’t believe the[...]

Rotten teeth pics on drinks could cut obesity

Friday  14:26,   25 may 2018

Graphic images on sugary drinks bottles, similar to those found on cigarette packets, could help fight obesity, according to a new study. The survey of 1,000 people aged 18 to 35, found they were 36% less likely to buy a sugary drink if it carried[...]

Prince William nominated for Celebrity Dad of the Year award alongside Simon Thomas and Rio Ferdinand

Thursday  18:37,   24 may 2018

Prince William has made it onto the shortlist for the 2018 Celebrity Dad of the Year award, who welcomed third baby Prince Louis with Kate Middleton in AprilThe Duke of Cambridge is a doting dad to three children under the age of five, and despite[...]

How to have the 'perfect' first date, a la science

Thursday  18:37,   24 may 2018

Don't bang on about your "sports passions".Over to you,[...]

Why your hair is falling out (AND how to stop it)

Wednesday  18:20,   23 may 2018

Here's what could be causing you to lose your locksOn average we lose around 80 strands a day, if you begin to shed significantly more than that or you notice they aren't growing back, well, that's when things start to get a bit hairy (soz, I[...]

The mother so hooked on over-the-counter painkillers she wore disguises to buy them from her chemist

Tuesday  11:40,   22 may 2018

Helen White-Knight, a 37-year-old mother-of-one from Milton Keynes, has spent most of the past 15 years dependent on the painkiller codeine. This is her story.At times, this has left Helen, who has a four-year-old son, Albie, so desperate that she[...]

The 5 Things I Do Every Morning to Stay Healthy

Friday  19:05,   18 may 2018

In those first years out of college, I struggled with the transition into "real adulthood." Adulting is hard! But as I started to make health and self-care more of a priority, I realized that I was lacking a solid morning[...]

Public Concern About Mental Health Has 'Doubled In The Past Year'

Tuesday  08:30,   15 may 2018

People are more concerned about their mental health than dementia, obesity and heart disease, a new poll has revealed.  In fact, public concern about mental health has doubled in the last year.The survey, based on more than 1,700 people in[...]

Number of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes rockets by 25% in just four years amid growing obesity crisis

Monday  14:10,   14 may 2018

The latest figures show that in 2016-17, the number of people under 20 with type 2 diabetes was 1,043 – the first time it has risen above 1,000. In March 2013, the figure stood at 836. If left uncontrolled, type 2 diabetes can lead to blindness,[...]

A father’s secret wish for mothers that get little credit

Saturday  15:21,   12 may 2018

Depending upon who and how old you are and what stage and season of life you’re in, Mother’s Day can elicit a complex cacophony of emotion ranging from joy and jubilation to longing and lament. Nowhere is this truer than in the layered world of[...]

Only half of patients can see the same GP each time: People are finding it extremely difficult to see their 'family doctor' when they book appointments

Thursday  07:56,   10 may 2018

In the first study of its kind, the University of Leicester researchers analysed 6,243 surgeries from 2012 and 2017.  Over that five-year period, they found that 'continuity of care' – a measure of patients being able to see their preferred GP[...]

Should Schools Weigh Kids? It Could Reduce Obesity, Study Suggests

Wednesday  08:45,   09 may 2018

Weighing kids in school could reduce childhood obesity in the UK, a study has suggested. During a trial scheme in Manchester, kids who were weighed at school and had annual weight reports sent home to their parents were more likely to maintain a[...]

Why I Am Handing Out Roses This World Ovarian Cancer Day

Tuesday  17:10,   08 may 2018

Tuesday 8th May is World Ovarian Cancer Day. It’s the one day where we come together to speak up about an often overlooked disease; a disease that kills more women than all other gynaecological cancers combined; a disease I feel that I almost[...]