Lifestyle And Exercise

Lifestyle And Exercise

Menstrual cups `safe and effective` alternative to tampons and pads

"Women can be assured that menstrual cups are as leakproof as tampons and pads," reports BBC News.

Menstrual cups are bell-shaped, made from medical-grade silicone and inserted into the vagina. Instead of absorbing blood like single-use pads or tampons, they collect blood, which is emptied, and the cup is

Posted On July 17, 2019
Lifestyle And Exercise

Healthy lifestyle reduces dementia risk even in those with genetic risk factors

"Bad dementia genes can be overcome through healthy living, study finds," reports The Daily Telegraph.

The newspaper reports that regular exercise, not smoking, drinking sensibly, and eating a healthy diet have been found to reduce risk of getting dementia even if a person has a higher genetic risk of developing

Posted On July 15, 2019
Lifestyle And Exercise

1 in 5 hospital patients have alcohol-related problems

Various media sources report on the worrying extent of the alcohol problem in the UK, with the BBC and the Sun reporting that 1 in 5 people in hospital beds are heavy drinkers.

This follows a review that pooled the results from 124 studies that looked at the rate of alcohol-related conditions among 1.7 million

Posted On July 04, 2019
Lifestyle And Exercise

UK couples having less frequent sex than 10 years ago

"Young Brits are having less sex than a decade ago because they`re too busy watching Netflix," reports the Sun.

Researchers used survey data from almost 35,000 people aged 16 to 44 in the UK. The surveys were done in 1991, 2001 and 2012.

The surveys found women were most likely to report having sex

Posted On May 08, 2019
Lifestyle And Exercise

`Therapy reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome,` reports study

"Answer to irritable bowel syndrome is the mind, study shows," states The Telegraph.

The headline is based on research conducted in the UK involving people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

They were provided with different types of cognitive

Posted On April 11, 2019
Lifestyle And Exercise

Does prolonged sitting really kill 70,000 people a year in the UK?

"Is sitting really the new smoking? Alarming new research claims 70,000 deaths a year are caused by our increasingly sedentary lives," reports the Mail Online.

This headline refers to a study that looked into the impact of sedentary behaviour on a range of conditions including type 2 diabetes and various cancers.

Posted On March 26, 2019
Lifestyle And Exercise

Morning walks and frequent breaks `as good as drugs for blood pressure`

"Just 30 minutes of exercise a day `as good as drugs` to lower blood pressure," reports the Daily Mirror.

Australian researchers conducted experiments on 67 adults aged 55 to 80 to look at the effects of half an hour of walking on the blood pressure of people who were otherwise sitting down for 8 hours a day.

Posted On February 21, 2019
Lifestyle And Exercise

Exercise `as good as medicine` for controlling high blood pressure

"Swimming, walking or lifting weights in the gym `treats high blood pressure as well as drugs`," reports the Mail Online.

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is common among older people and can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Posted On December 19, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Can a lack of sleep make you crave junk food?

"Even one night without sleep leads people to view junk food more favourably, research suggests," The Guardian reports.

A small study wanted to find out if not sleeping enough made people hungrier and more likely to eat junk food compared with people who slept normally.

The researchers carried out

Posted On December 18, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Hypnotherapy may offer relief from IBS symptoms

"Hypnosis is twice as effective at relieving agonising symptoms of IBS than other methods," reports the Mail Online.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition in which people get repeated episodes of stomach pain and discomfort, along with

Posted On December 06, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Can aerobic exercise slow down ageing?

"Running is better than weight training at reversing signs of ageing," reports The Independent.

Researchers from Germany assessed the impact of 3 types of exercise – high intensity interval training, endurance walking or running, and weight training – on signs of ageing in human blood cells.

They fou

Posted On November 29, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

`No evidence` that vitamin D prevents cancer or heart attacks

"Vitamin D supplements may be pointless for preventing heart disease and cancer," reports the Mail Online.

Vitamin D, known as the "sunshine vitamin" because our skin makes it from contact with sunlight, is needed to make strong bones.

In recent years, scientists have investigated whether it`s also

Posted On November 14, 2018