Wellbeing

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Although partisans of LGBT+ like to dismiss psychoanalysis as out of date, many of them fully participate in the ongoing…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

Newly discovered gene mutation could be used to treat diabetes and heart disease

Researchers at at Harvard Medical School in the US have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar…

Are you smarter in summer? Brain health changes with the seasons

As the hottest summer on record comes to an end, many of us will have felt the benefits of the…

17 Sep 2018

One in four people prescribed Valium will become addicted, new study claims

One in four people given a prescription for benzodiazepine sedatives will become addicted to the drugs, according to new research…

Losing a single night’s sleep ‘increases diabetes risk’

Losing a single night’s sleep affects the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of fatty…

Eating enough whole grains can reduce diabetes risk by a third

Whole grain consumption can prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology…

High-fat diet linked to episodic memory loss and Alzheimer’s risk

A diet high in fat can have negative effects on memory after just one day, according to new research by…

Take a holiday – it could make you live longer

Taking regular holidays from work could prolong life, according to a 40-year study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health…

Mental health awareness may do more harm than good

In recent years there has been a huge obsession with children’s mental health. Frequently the public is told that youngsters…

1 Aug 2018

Type 2 diabetes risk can be eliminated – if you have the right genes

Researchers from the University of Stirling have discovered a new genetic signature in people whose Type 2 diabetes improves following…