Why humans were never meant to eat grains

If you eat a diet that features popular foods like bread, pasta and rice, the chances are you eat a variety of grains every single day. And you’re not alone. These foods are the most widely eaten in the world because they grow easily in many…

Foods that reduce cancer risk – and how they do it

While cancer was previously considered a disease of bad luck, it is now more widely accepted as multifactorial in nature – with genetics, the ageing process and lifestyle all playing a part. And although there’s little any of us can do to…

Sudden heart attacks: Should the aging fitness buff be concerned?

Thinking about trying Ironman this year? Maybe a half-marathon to start? Or perhaps you’re just going to join a gym for the first time in a while. Whether you turned twenty-one last week or you’re starting to think about retirement, us…
Why is my memory getting worse

Why is my memory getting worse?

Are you always forgetting where you put your keys and purse? And do you rush to put appointments in your diary before you forget all about them? If so, you’re not alone. A 2014 study of 18,500 people aged 18 to 99, conducted by Gallup and…

Can you keep the cellulite away?

Orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin, hail damage… None of the terms commonly used to describe cellulite could be deemed flattering. And the medical names – adiposis oedematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis and…
What’s killing my libido

What’s killing my libido?

Have you noticed that your sex drive has been flagging recently? If so, you’re not alone. Low libido or lack of interest in sex is surprisingly common, though perhaps more so among women. In a 1999 study Sexual Dysfunction in the United…
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Does sugar lead to heart disease?

As a general rule, if something is bad for our health, we are told about it. In 1964, for example, the American Surgeon General published a report confirming the link between smoking and lung cancer – since then the tobacco industry itself…
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Vitamins and supplements: The good, the bad and the ugly

When it comes to medical information, half the truth can be a dangerous thing. And there are a lot of half-truths when it comes to vitamins. Want the clear story? Here is what an intelligent consumer should know. Toxicity China is…
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Frozen foods: Knowing the good from the bad

To anyone with a busy lifestyle (hey, who doesn't have one in Dubai?), those frozen food options can feel like a real gift. Not only is cooking from frozen convenient, but let's be honest, those frozen pizzas sure taste good. Now while we of course know that the frozen pizza option - to take just one example - is far from good for us, what many are confused about is whether frozen foods in general are good or bad for our health. It all comes down to selection. Let's have a closer look.

Does exercise really lift our mood?

It’s an uncomfortable truth, but there’s no escaping it: Most of us aren’t getting enough exercise. The latest figures from America’s National Center for Health Statistics show that less than half (49%) of American adults do the recommended…

Heart failure in the young – a growing health concern

February is traditionally the month for love – that is, for expressing your love to your partner on Valentine’s Day. But there is also another heart-shaped theme taking place in February in countries around the world that aims to remind…

Just how dangerous are antibiotics?

Collectively, the world is consuming more antibiotics than ever before. In the biggest study of its kind into antibiotic consumption, published in 2014, researchers at Princeton University found that use of the drugs had increased by 36% in…
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