Health

Why blood plasma therapy could be the key to fighting Covid-19

But Britain’s lack of donors could stand in the way.

29 Jun 2020

Is the CBD bubble about to burst?

The CBD industry is facing a bit of a roadblock. At least in the UK anyway.

25 Jun 2020

Which ‘science’ will Boris Johnson follow on obesity?

The science on healthy eating has shifted in recent years with dairy, saturated fat and meat all back on the menu.

22 Jun 2020

The dos and don’ts of peeing al fresco

How you pee outdoors is important – with discretion and not ‘alarming members of the public’ key to navigating the law.

19 Jun 2020

What is dexamethasone and how can it be used to treat Covid-19?

Dexamethasone is a readily available steroid that is used to treat everything from asthma to croup.

17 Jun 2020

A femtech boom: putting women first

In association with NJF Holdings   Nicole Junkermann, international entrepreneur and investor, and the founder of NJF Holdings looks at…

17 Jun 2020

It’s time to admit that Britain is spilling over the top of its jeans

The government has been timid on obesity but perhaps we need to be offended into taking action.

10 Jun 2020

Bring the gym to you: the best equipment for exercising at home

With gyms still closed during lockdown, we look at the kit that will best enhance your home workouts.

4 Jun 2020

How to prevent back pain when working from home

Changes to our desks and work routines during lockdown can take a toll on the spine.

1 Jun 2020
Dominic Cummings

Can Covid-19 affect your vision?

Dominic Cummings cited potential visual impairment as a side effect of the virus whilst defending his decision to drive to Barnard Castle. However, it is yet to be listed as an official symptom.

27 May 2020

How to lose weight and cut your Covid risk

Obesity is one of the major modifiable risk factors for admission to hospital in the event of a SARS-Cov 2 infection but it’s never too late to tackle it.

20 May 2020

What risk does Covid-19 pose to pregnant women and unborn babies?

Studies show that pregnant women who have had Covid-19 have an increased risk of preterm labour but that there are no known health complications that result from the virus.

13 May 2020

The best exercises to break up your working day

Our work from home desks can take a lot of toll on our bodies – from bad posture to inactivity.

11 May 2020

It’s time we were honest about obesity and Covid-19

A quarter of NHS nurses are obese, putting them at a greater risk of complications from Covid-19.

6 May 2020

10 symptoms you should not ignore during lockdown

Don’t be reluctant to seek medical help if you notice these changes in your health.

4 May 2020

How to take up running

Lockdown has turned us into a nation of joggers. Here’s how to do it safely.

13 Apr 2020

Does JK Rowling’s Covid breathing technique work?

JK Rowling made headlines when she claimed a breathing technique had kept her COVID-19 symptoms from worsening.

8 Apr 2020

The best fitness workouts to try on YouTube

Working out from home has never been easier but be sure to choose your online trainer wisely.

7 Apr 2020

Could the Covid-19 crisis improve our mental health?

A new sense of purpose for the snowflake generation may well transform their mental wellbeing.

31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: is it dangerous to take ibuprofen?

After claims that ibuprofen worsens symptoms, Dr Roger Henderson takes a look at the evidence.

19 Mar 2020

10 ways to keep fit at home

Coronavirus concerns are keeping us away from the gym but that does not mean you have to compromise on your workout.

17 Mar 2020
Garmin running watch

The best fitness trackers: from FitBits to Garmin running watches

Transform your fitness regime with the latest gadgets.

9 Mar 2020

How to tell if you have asthma

Asthmatics have a heightened risk of respiratory complications from coronavirus but how is asthma diagnosed?

9 Mar 2020

Sleep tight: the best apps for a good night’s kip

From David Baddiel’s popular sleep podcast to JK Rowling’s favourite app, we’ll have you drifting off in no time.

3 Mar 2020

Feeling low? Here’s how to tell if you’re depressed

It’s normal to feel down and a bit unhappy sometimes but key symptoms can reveal if it’s something more.

24 Feb 2020
A competitor takes part in the fourth stage of the first edition of the Marathon des Sables Peru

The rise of the ultra marathon: why 26.2 miles is no longer enough

Completing 26.2 miles no longer draws the same awe from friends, colleagues and relatives – step forward the ultra marathon.

18 Feb 2020