Frequently drinking fruit teas and eating salt and vinegar crisps could result in severe tooth erosion, experts have warned. In between meals, it’s all too easy to turn to the teabags for a cleansing fruit tea or to indulge in a sweet or salty snack. A study published in the British Dental Journal utilised research previously conducted by Guy’s Hospital, which assessed the diets of 300 people with signs of acute tooth erosion in comparison to the diets of 300 people with healthy teeth.
More than two thirds of people in the UK would confess that they use their phones too often, as noted by a survey conducted by Deloitte last year. While many of us would admit that limiting phone use is far easier said than done, there is a simple trick that you can try in order to become more conscious of the amount of time spent mindlessly checking your phone. Earlier this month, lead digital education correspondent for NPR and author of The Art of Screen Time Anya Kamenetz appeared on the TiLT Parenting Podcast to discuss the way in which parents use their phones in front of their children.
Health brands and eateries have all jumped on the bandwagon: store shelves are brimming with turmeric teas, capsules, nuts, ghee and more, and eateries are adding the spice to everything from juice shots to cocktails. Turmeric has been lauded as “the new kale” with celebrities and health “experts” claiming it can improve your memory, make your skin glow and boost your mood.
Incorporating more yoghurt into your diet has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has claimed. The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, sought to investigate whether increased consumption of yoghurt could benefit adults with hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure. The team analysed two cohorts of participants for their research, all of whom were classified as having high blood pressure.
It might not be as far fetched as it sounds, as a new study has revealed drinking red wine actually offers a number of health benefits that extend far beyond the mere feel-good factor. After analysing the effect of polyphenols, the antioxidants found in red wine, Spanish chemists found that exposure to such compounds can help prevent bacteria from sticking to the gums that would normally lead to cavities and plaque. Scientists from the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid examined the oral health benefits of two types of red wine polyphenols: caffeic and p-coumaric acid, both of which are also found in coffee and cranberry juice.
Food is the way to many people’s hearts, something that a family planning clinic took full advantage of in order to encourage screenings for sexually transmitted diseases. On Tuesday, the Semcac Clinic in Winona, Minnesota held an event called “Pee for Pizza”, in which they offered people a free piece of pizza from midday until eight o’clock in the evening in exchange for a free STI test. The clinic received funding from the Minnesota Department of Health in order to carry out the STI testing.
For anyone embarking on the beginning of their weight loss journey, it can be a daunting prospect trying to figure out which diet is best for you. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine decided to investigate whether following a healthy low-carb diet would be more or less effective for someone trying to lose weight than following a healthy low-fat diet, with their research leading to fascinating results. Christopher Gardner, PhD, a professor of medicine and lead author of the study, understands that people’s bodies respond to healthy eating regimes in diverse ways.
Iceland’s parliament is considering a bill that proposes a penalty of up to six years in jail for anyone who performs a circumcision except for medical reasons.
A Twitter user who goes by the name Onson Sweemey has shared a series of photos of eccentric gender reveal cakes that have been presented by expectant parents at their baby showers. One person’s baby shower has even been decorated with a strange sign that reads: “Pistols or pearls,” with accompanying images of a gun and a crown. Sweemey’s tweet has been retweeted 43,000 times and liked 137,000 times, with many people commenting with expressions of disbelief and their own examples of odd baby shower cakes.
Most people - and women in particular - have been on a diet at some point in their lives. Past studies have concluded that two thirds of Brits are on a diet “most of the time,” women will spend 17 years of their lives on diets, and they also go on twice as many diets as they have lovers. Atkins, Dukan, Keto, cabbage soup, 5:2… we get lured in by weight loss promises that seem too good to be true - and they usually only work because they all come down to cutting calories.
A young woman was left paralysed from the neck down when she fell from a piece of exercise equipment while doing sit-ups at the gym. Marcelle Mancuso is a 23-year-old law graduate from São José do Rio Preto in Brazil. In January 2016, Mancuso was performing a simple inverted sit-up at the gym when the accident occurred.
For a chronic health condition that causes shame and misery for countless people and costs billions, urinary incontinence keeps a low profile. Media reports about chronic health conditions appear with alarming regularity, but it is rare to read about the debilitating impact of the involuntary leakage of urine. Urinary incontinence, of course, elicits some embarrassment.
The topic of comfort objects is hotly debated, with some arguing that the attachment to objects from babyhood is childish, unnecessary or even harmful. The truth is that even adults have attachment objects. Or hoard treasured objects from loved ones without second thought?
Eating a healthier diet, regularly practising yoga in a peaceful park, visiting exotic hot springs to cleanse your body… people have tried all sorts of things to ensure longevity. Dr Claudia Kawas, a specialist in neurology from the University of California, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas about research that she has carried out for the past 15 years.
The act of giving birth is extraordinary and completely unique for every individual who experiences it. Birth Becomes Her, an online resource for birth photographers, carry out an annual contest to not only show the world how profound giving birth is, but also to shed a light on the power of photography. It depicts a child meeting their younger sibling for the very first time, peering through the glass as the newborn is submerged in water.
A mother’s poignant response to the gender stereotypes she witnessed as a child has gone viral on Facebook. Darla Halyk penned the powerful post to highlight how she felt an ingrained misogyny deeply affected her upbringing. It has since been shared more than 11,000 times, with men and women alike sharing their own experiences of gender-based stereotypes in response.