Nine ways to stop your child getting fat

About a third of children in the UK are overweight, increasing their risk of conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart…

16 Jan 2015

8 reasons why dry January could be bad for your health

Have you renounced alcohol for the first month of the year after a festive binge? Maybe you’re doing it for…

9 Jan 2015

Want to stay warm this winter? Then get naked, wear mittens and tuck into a curry

Brrr, getting chilly out there, isn’t it? Here are some proven – and perhaps surprising – ways to keep warm…

27 Nov 2014

Seven good reasons why you should avoid taking unnecessary antibiotics

Thanks to Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics put an end to a world where people died from the…

21 Nov 2014

Rest in peace: seven ways to stop snoring this Christmas

Did you know that snoring was bad for your heart? It’s thought to cause changes in the carotid artery and…

17 Nov 2014

Seven big fat myths about fitness

When it comes to exercise and health, there’s a lot of dodgy advice out there (including plenty from friends and…

11 Nov 2014

Keep your hair on! Seven tips for doing so, past Movember

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6 Nov 2014

Want babies? Get a job, lose the Lycra – and other fertility tips

Did you know that one in six couples in the UK have difficulty conceiving? That’s roughly 3.5 million not very…

3 Nov 2014

How to cure bad breath (and continue eating smelly foods)

Have you ever tried that good old test for halitosis – licking your wrist, letting it dry, then having a…

24 Oct 2014

Sod the diet and lose weight anyway – here’s how

Who enjoys all that calorie counting? If you hate diets but love the idea of losing a bit of weight,…

20 Oct 2014

Five ways to fight the flu – or why you should curl up with hot fruit cordial

No one likes getting the flu and for some people, in particular the sick and elderly, the virus can prove…

16 Oct 2014

Seven foods that will help lower high blood pressure

Consuming certain foods and drinks may help reduce one of the main risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Who…

9 Oct 2014

Ten reasons to give up smoking

Earlier this year a research study revealed that people were more likely to quit smoking when confronted with the reasons…

8 Oct 2014

How to sleep better: 5 tips for getting a good night’s sleep

Most people have trouble sleeping at one time or another; for some it’s a chronic problem. But making sure the…

29 Sep 2014

Nine natural ways to keep your teeth white

Smile! There are ways you can help your teeth to remain dazzling and healthy without paying to have them whitened:…

21 Sep 2014

‘Unhealthy’ foods that are surprisingly healthy

Thank you, oh thank you, dear scientists, for rehabilitating these dietary dangers: Chocolate Previously dismissed as full of sugar and…

17 Sep 2014

Ten healthy reasons to drink a cup of tea

Drinking tea might stop you having a stroke. A meta-analysis of nine studies revealed that people who drank three or…

8 Sep 2014

Seven ways to protect your ears

Did you know that ten million people in the UK have some hearing loss? In fact, long-term exposure to sounds…

3 Sep 2014