Lifestyle And Exercise

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Different alcoholic drinks may trigger different emotions; many of them negative

“Wine relaxes you, vodka gives you energy and beer boosts your confidence,” promises the Mail Online. This irresponsible headline was prompted by a survey of young people, which showed they associated different types of drink with different emotions. The headline didn`t mention the negative emotions reported by many res

Posted On November 22, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Moderate physical activity linked to longer lifespan in older women

"Just one brisk walk a week cuts risk of early death by 70% in older women, study claims," is the headline in the Mail Online.

The news comes from a US study that investigated the effect of different levels of physical activity on risk of death in older women (aged 72 on average).

To stay healthy,

Posted On November 08, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Bedbugs thought to `hitchhike` on dirty holiday laundry

"Dirty laundry a powerful magnet for bedbugs, study finds," is The Guardian`s headline, with The Times and The Daily Telegraph also covering this creepy-crawly story.

Bedbugs are small blood-sucking insects that live in cracks and crevices in and around beds. They crawl out at night and bite exposed skin to

Posted On September 29, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Any type of physical exercise is good for the heart

"Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life," reports The Telegraph, with other media sources reporting a similar finding – that physical activity in our everyday lives is just as good as going to the gym.

This follows a large international study published in T

Posted On September 22, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Women more likely than men to lose interest in sex

"Women get bored of having sex with their partner after just a year together, a new study suggests," is the rather crass story in the Mail Online.

The news is based on research that actually found multiple factors increased the likelihood of both men and women reporting a lack of interest in sex.

Posted On September 15, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Mice exposed to third-hand smoke developed brain and liver damage

"Third-hand smoke exposure can cripple your brain and liver, affecting your mannerisms, increasing your risk of neurodegenerative diseases, and ruining your metabolism," the Mail Online reports. But the study it reports on involved mice not people.

That said, the researchers made considerable efforts to replicate

Posted On September 15, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes

"Tattoos could give you cancer, new research suggests," is the entirely unsupported claim from the Mail Online.

The news come from a study that found evidence particles from tattoo ink can spread into lymph nodes – but it hasn`t been proven that tattoo ink causes cancer.

Researchers used samples o

Posted On September 13, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Sitting for 20 minutes less a day won`t make you `more muscly`

"Spending just 20 minutes less sitting a day reduces blood sugar levels, improves cholesterol AND even makes you more muscly," is the Mail Online`s overly optimistic claim.

Researchers in Finland recruited people who worked in offices and had young children for a study investigating whether training could

Posted On August 31, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Reports that `women have more stamina` look a little weak

“Women have more stamina than men,” is the definitive sounding, yet entirely unsupported headline in The Times.

The study the headline is based on involved just nine women and eight men.

Researchers asked each participant to do an exercise similar to calf raises (where the calves are used to lif

Posted On August 29, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

10-minute walk a day app to tackle `inactivity epidemic`

"Health bosses say 45 per cent of over-16s are so sedentary they do not manage the health-boosting ten-minute walk," the Daily Mail reports.

The headline comes after data compiled by Public Health England (the government body tasked with improving the nation`s health) found that more than 6.3 million adults

Posted On August 24, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

People who regularly groom their pubic hair at risk of injuries

“A quarter of Americans are injured and hospitalized by tidying up `down there`,” the Mail Online reports. The headline is prompted by a survey which asked 7,570 adults about pubic hair removal and “grooming” (such as waxing). The researchers found that removing all pubic hair, and frequent hair removal, were most li

Posted On August 17, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Kitchen sponges may be a `bacteria hotspot` but no need to worry

"Study finds just a sugar-cube sized piece of kitchen sponge can contain 54 BILLION bacterial cells," the Mail Online reports. A German study sampled 14 different kitchen sponges and found they contained far more bacteria than expected.

Genetic analysis revealed that the used sponges contained billions of bacteria,

Posted On August 03, 2017