Quick – take a look in your kitchen cupboard. Which do you think have fewer calories - the pricey organic biscuits or the normal ones? If you’re like the 115 people recently questioned by a team of health researchers in New York, you’re going to say the organic ones. In fact, when their group were asked how many calories were in an organic product compared to a regular one, they said it was 20.1 per cent less for a yogurt, 23.1 per cent less for crisps...Read More
HealthExpress focus on providing solutions for patients in need of practical healthcare advice and treatment options. Our monthly twitter chat sessions aim to address the former objective by putting everyday health topics under the spotlight. By connecting directly with HealthExpress chief medical advisor, Dr Hilary Jones, members of the public can get provisional advice on what action to take next, saving a trip to the doctor or the worry of a...Read More
Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you as well as the people around you, yet cigarettes are the single most traded item on the planet and has become one of the world’s largest industries. With smoking being the biggest cause of death and illness in the UK, it currently leads to over 100,000 deaths each year and it is estimated to cost society £14bn a year.
The negative health implications linked to smoking...Read More
For some, the flight journey can be a pleasant...Read More
It is an established fact that eating oily fish is good for you. It provides the body with much needed omega-3 fatty acids, something of which the body cannot produce itself, but which has been linked to better neurological health. Nutritionists recommend we eat at least two portions of oily fish a week (around 140g is classed as one portion); yet recent surveys suggest that nine out of ten children and two-thirds of adults in Britain never eat it.
With the clocks going forward on March 31st, losing an hour’s sleep can make all the difference to how you feel the next day. Many of us soon learn to adapt to this subtle but noticeable shift in our body clock, but for an increasing number of people, the switch to British Summer Time simply adds to their sleep problems.
Over 20 million people in the UK suffer from lack of sleep at some stage in their lives, which not only leaves them feeling...Read More
When we talk about diabetes prevention we are, in most cases, referring to type 2 diabetes. This form is most commonly diagnosed later in life and can be regulated by lifestyle choices. Simple steps can be taken to ensure you make the right choices so that you are not at risk of diabetes.
Excess weight has been cited by the Nurse Health study as the single most important cause of type 2 diabetes. According to...Read More
It is not surprising that thinking about what contraception to use immediately after given birth is the furthest thought from a woman’s mind. However when the time is right, the advice given to many women can be both confusing and often conflicting. How long should you wait? When is the right time to start taking contraception again? What type of contraception is the most suitable? But perhaps one of the most conflicting pieces of advice given to new...Read More
With eating out now more popular than ever (one in six meals are eaten out in the UK), a new survey has put some of our favourite eateries under scrutiny, with researchers revealing high salt levels in a staggering number of meals and restaurants.
The survey, carried out by the Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash), measured the salt content of 664 main meals from 29 popular High Street restaurants, fast food and cafe chains. Out of the 700...Read More
In the wake of the horsemeat scandal, the origins of our meat and what goes into it is at the forefront of our concerns. Research published this week by Professor Sabine Rohrmann, from the University of Zurich, has highlighted a link between red and processed meats, to a number of serious health issues including obesity, cancer and heart problems. Yet this is not the first study of its kind that has raised the issue to...Read More