As one of the most commonly used drugs among 16 to 24-year-olds, laughing gas has become an increasing cause of concern and debate in recent years.The drug was thrown into the spotlight again on Wednesday after Professor David Nutt, the former government drug tzar, who was forced to resign in 2009 after claiming ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous than alcohol, made new comments about it.
There has been a rapid decline in cases of HIV in the UK, according to new figures.Data published by Public Health England (PHE) shows HIV transmission is continuing to fall, with the number of people who are unaware they have the virus also decreasing.
Being wealthy can add nearly a decade to a person’s lifespan, new research suggests.A study conducted by University College London (UCL) has found that those who are the richest tend to live far longer free from illness and disability than those who are the poorest.
It's beneficial when volunteers give up their time to keep lonely people company – but what about the other way around?
Amy Schumer has shared a candid post on Instagram about what it is like to undergo IVF (in vitro fertilisation), saying she feels “run down and emotional”.On Wednesday 8 January, the comedian, 38 – who gave birth to her son, Gene Attell Fischer, in May 2019 – shared a close-up picture on the social media platform of her stomach, showing her Caesarean section scar and bruising.
Yoga is not supposed to be about how you look. In fact, the purpose of this 5,000-year-old Indian practice is the very opposite: to combat the superficial with the spiritual and encourage mental transformation through movement.But in recent years, it seems these intentions have fallen to the wayside.
Sick of the humiliation of not being able to clip in on time for your spin class? I know I am. Having to be assisted with your cleats is not the slickest way to start a class.And now that London is undergoing what you could call its second wave of spinmania, it's high time you (and I) figured out how to do it on your own.
Musician Grimes has hinted that she and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are expecting their first child together.On Wednesday 8 January, the Canadian singer shared a picture on Instagram, which shows her posing nude with a digitally-superimposed image of a foetus visible through her translucent stomach.
Singer Justin Bieber has revealed he is suffering from Lyme disease, stating on Instagram that he has had a “rough couple years” while receiving treatment.Lyme disease is a bacterial infection which can lead to severe physical and mental problems if not diagnosed at an early stage.
Living a healthy lifestyle can help you stave off diseases for an extra decade, new research has found.The study, published in the British Medical Journal, has found that those who adopt habits such as exercising for at least 30 minutes a day or drinking in moderation are more likely to be free of illnesses like cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
As the world rolls into the new year, many of us will be setting ambitious resolutions, like running a marathon for the first time.It might seem daunting – particularly for those who don’t consider themselves runners – but new research has found that first-time marathon runners enjoy a range of health benefits that could make it worth it.
New research suggests young people who vape alongside smoking are twice as likely to suffer from a stroke as those who only smoke cigarettes.The study warns that those who use e-cigarettes and standard cigarettes in tandem could potentially be putting themselves even further at risk from smoking-related diseases.
Sam Smith has won praise after encouraging followers to celebrate themselves by sharing a shirtless snap from their recent holiday.The 27 year-old singer, who uses they/them pronouns, originally uploaded the picture – which shows Smith sitting on the side of a boat, holding a drink – to their Instagram page.
Scientists have developed a new test that could diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs) in 25 minutes by using a smartphone camera.Biological engineers at the University of Bath developed technology that identifies the presence of E.coli bacteria in bacterial UTIs.
Janet Jackson has recalled giving birth at the age of 50 in an Instagram post celebrating her child’s third birthday.On 3 January 2017, Jackson gave birth to a son, Eissa Al Mana, who she shares with businessman and former partner Wissam Al Mana.
Cheryl has said she hopes to have at least two more children and plans to use a sperm donor.The singer, whose son Bear turns three in March, said her decision to use a sperm donor had been influenced by her age.
Testicular cancer can be prevented from coming back using half the amount of chemotherapy that is currently used, a new trial has found.According to Cancer Research UK, testicular cancer is quite rare with just 2,400 men diagnosed with the disease in the UK each year.
I thought we were on the same page when it came to body acceptance. It turned out we weren’t even reading the same book, writes Emma Green.
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has shared rare pictures of her twin toddlers, Rumi and Sir Carter, in a round-up of 2019 on Instagram.To say that Beyoncé has had a busy 12 months would be something of an understatement, with her history-making headline performances at Coachella and her starring role in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King.
It can be hard to include exercise in our busy lives, despite the best of intentions. There are a lot of reasons people don’t make the time for physical activity – and a lot of misconceptions about it. Here are nine common myths about exercise, and what research actually tells us.1. I was fit once, so I don’t need to exercise – Unfortunately, the health benefits of exercise won’t last if you don’t sustain your exercise regime. A significant reduction or drop out can cause a marked loss of initial benefits, such as cardiovascular fitness and endurance. Consistency is the key. Mix it up and keep it interesting as maintaining high levels of physical activity throughout your life is associated with the best health outcomes.