Wellbeing

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

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

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

The best spa breaks to buy her for Valentine’s Day

Beat the winter blues with a stay in one of these spa hotels, just a hop and a skip from London.

21 Jan 2020

Does Jordan Peterson’s carnivore diet work?

Peterson claims his carnivore diet has alleviated his depression but critics have been quick to lambast the diet

5 Nov 2019

Explore the Californian retreat favoured by Hollywood stars

Rancho Puerta near the Mexican border has hosted everyone from Aldous Huxley to Kate Winslet and Oprah Winfrey

21 Oct 2019

Dear Julie: how do I find a lasting relationship online?

Julie Burchill answers your sex and relationships dilemmas

When a care home’s not on your ‘to-do’ list

In association with Agincare   Moving into a care home. What were your first thoughts on reading those words? Resignation,…

20 Sep 2019

Dear Julie: should I forget my sex fantasies for the sake of my girlfriend?

Julie Burchill answers your sex and relationship questions

The Spartan health spa that nursed my foot injury to recovery

Situated amid a pine forest on the edge of the UNESCO world heritage sight of Mystras and with breathtaking views…

2 Sep 2019

Dog owners have healthier hearts

Owning a dog helps maintain a healthy heart, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study. The…

23 Aug 2019

Can spending time outdoors prevent depression?

Research shows that a regular dose of the natural world can benefit your mental and physical health

21 Aug 2019

Dear Julie: is it OK that my boyfriend goes to strip clubs?

Julie Burchill answers your sex and relationships questions in her Pillow Talk column

Dear Julie: what do I do about my boyfriend’s secret sex toy?

Julie Burchill answers your sex and relationships questions in her new column Pillow Talk

Smiths Falls – the unlikely home of Canada’s cannabis revolution

There is no obvious shortage of parking on the main street through Smiths Falls, Ontario. The boulevard is sixty feet…

28 Jun 2019

Do fasting diets really help with weight loss?

The Fast 800 diet is one step on from the 5:2 diet and uses intermittent fasting to aid rapid weight loss but does it work?

10 Jun 2019

The best ways to try CBD

From chocolates to shaving cream, the new cannabis-derivative comes in all kinds of guises

7 Jun 2019

Transgender dogma is naive and incompatible with Freud

Although partisans of LGBT+ like to dismiss psychoanalysis as out of date, many of them fully participate in the ongoing…

30 May 2019

New therapeutic target for depression identified

Depression is one of the most widespread disorders that affects society, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, it…

‘Clear link’ between depression in 20s and memory loss in 50s

There is a ‘clear link’ between episodes of depression and anxiety experienced by adults in their twenties, thirties and…

Mentally tiring work ‘increases diabetes risk in women’

Women who find their jobs mentally tiring are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a new study…

Plant-based meals ‘improve insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes’

A plant-based diet improves the secretion of insulin and incretin hormones in those with type 2…

Drinking orange juice daily ‘cuts dementia risk by almost 50 per cent’

Middle-aged men who drink orange juice daily may be lowering their chances of cognitive decline, according to a new study…

Plant-based diet ‘best for type 2 diabetes’

A plant-based diet is associated with improved psychological health, a reduction in some of the known risk factors for type…

Almost half of CBT patients experience negative side effects

Over 40 per cent of patients who undergo CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) experience negative side effects, according to a new…