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Bronchiectasis : What Is It & Treatments

Overview A condition in which airways of the lungs remain permanently damaged and widened due to persistent infection. This causes accumulation of excess mucus and bacteria resulting in frequent infections and breathing problems. Symptoms Commonly observed symptoms include cough, production of large amounts of phlegm, chest pain and shortness of br...


How to Enjoy Durian Without Overdoing It: Nutrition Professionals Share Their Tips.

This article provides an overview of the quantity of durian that should be consumed, as well as safety tips and nutritional facts. It presents recommendations from three health experts on the amount of durian that should be consumed, and the nutritional benefits of the fruit. Additionally, it provides links to other articles related to durian and other popular diets. This article serves as a guide to help individuals make informed decisions...


15 Things Every Good Neighbor Does

Get your cup of sugar ready.


Does Rain Reduce Air Pollution And Improve Respiratory Health? A Review By Doctors

ng it easier to breathe. However, it is important to note that rain is not a long-term solution to air pollution. Sustainable efforts to reduce pollution at its source are essential for long-term respiratory health and environmental well-being. → See more questions and expert answers related to Impact Of Rain On Health. This article examines the impact of rain on health, with expert opinions from two medical professionals. It discusses how rain...


Keeping your energy levels up: An expert guide

Many of us struggle to stay energised throughout the day, but there are a number of ways to keep your energy levels up. If you struggle with your energy levels throughout the day, there are several lifestyle changes you can make, such as exercising regularly and staying hydrated. Rob Hobson, an award-winning nutritionist, has shared his tips for ma...


8 Foods With a Surprisingly Short Life, Even in the Refrigerator

You shouldn't wait to eat any of these items.


This 30-Day Plank Challenge Is the Switch-Up Your Fitness Routine Needs

Planks are a quintessential bodyweight exercise you can do any time, anywhere.


The Best Puzzles for Adults to Order Right Now

From trendy to artsy to fun, here are the best puzzles for every level.


15 of the Best Olympic Figure Skating Performances of All Time

Look at all this ice perfection!


Deadlifts Work More Muscles Than You Might Think - and the DOMS Will Prove It

Image Source: Getty / SolStock When you describe a deadlift, the exercise sounds almost easy.


Why your house might be making your hayfever worse, and what to do about it

Perhaps it has already started, with just the faintest suggestion of a tickle in your throat. Or is the tell-tale sign, for you, a faint itch in your eye, and another in your nose? “The pollen types that typically trigger hay fever and asthma are divided into groups,” says Dr Beverley Adams-Groom, an expert in pollen forecasting at the University o...


Professional Faqs: What Vitamins Help Psoriatic Arthritis?

Expert opinion from Piyush Puri MBBS · 1 years of experience · India Vitamin D has been linked with improvement in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Along with it, omega-3 and evening primrose oil have helped eased the pain. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with poor outcomes in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Take diet rich in vitamin D li...


What Happens If Encephalopathy Is Not Treated? A Review By Doctors

Expert opinion from Sai Kiran Kumar K MBBS, MD · 9 years of experience · India Encephalopathy if not treated in time may cause impairment of mental status. Causes swelling of brain that leads to herniation and coma. As it is caused by various factors each has its own complication if not treated. Example metabolic encephalopathy may lead to depressi...


Isolate ill pets to avoid catching superbugs like E. coli, vets say

Pets should be isolated when ill to stop them passing antibiotic resistant superbugs to owners, experts have warned. Veterinary scientists from the University of Lisbon took samples from 60 dogs and five cats who were suffering infections, and also swabbed their owners, in 65 households across Britain and Portugal. They found that the animals were ...


‘Anti-wrinkle straws’ beloved by Gen Z slated by skin experts

Gen Z have adopted “anti-wrinkle straws” as their latest weapon in the ongoing battle to slow down ageing – despite no scientific evidence they do anything to prevent wrinkles. The straws have a differently shaped mouthpiece to the traditional drinking utensil, which apparently helps to avoid using facial muscles. They have gone viral on social med...


Ask A Doctor: What Does Myopathy Stand For?

Expert opinion from Ilya Aleksandrovskiy M.D., MBA · 5 years of experience · USA Myopathy is a collective term for any disease affecting the muscles that control voluntary movement in the body. Patients develop muscle weakness as a result of muscle fiber dysfunction. Certain myopathies are hereditary in nature and can be passed down from parent to ...


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.


Is Cancer Really Preventable? Here's What Doctors Want You to Know

"I'm really sick and tired of people getting cancer that shouldn't be getting cancer," an oncology nurse, still dressed in her scrubs, says in a TikTok posted in late March.


The Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Tune in on your way to work, while you're running, before bed or on a road trip.


I Did Ketamine Therapy to Heal My Heartbreak - and It Worked

Having been in long-term relationships since age 16, I have experienced my fair share of heartbreak.


The Best Wellness Retreats To Kick Off Your New Year

Whether you want to be out in nature, get a good workout or just feel restored, we have something great for you.


How to conquer your sleep paralysis demons

It sounds like the start of a horror film: a shadowy figure at the end of your bed, a faceless presence sitting on your chest. It doesn’t matter which of these terrifying scenarios plays out when you wake up from a deep sleep, they all have one thing in common: you can’t move, run away or cry out for help. You are fully conscious, yet you are froze...


Even Labour thinks the Tories are too Left-wing on the NHS

Wes Streeting is doing God’s work. The shadow health secretary is on a one-man mission to reveal the flaws in Britain’s favourite deity – also known as the NHS – and is suggesting reforms that could get patients faster access to treatment. This week was no exception. Streeting decided to get ahead of February’s NHS England backlog data, which revea...


What Is The Most Common Treatment For Mastoiditis? A Review By Doctors

Expert opinion from Alex T. Thomas MD · 40 years of experience · USA Mastoiditis is a serious infection and should be diagnosed and treated quickly with antibiotics. You may need to go to hospital so antibiotics can be given directly into a vein through a drip (intravenously). In some cases, surgery may be needed to either: drain the middle ear (a ...


Worklessness epidemic as 11 million sick notes issued in a year

More than 11 million sick notes were issued last year, according to new figures that underline the growing worklessness crisis. The official statistics show a doubling in the number of “fit notes” doled out in just seven years, fuelled by a surge in mental health problems. Forecasts suggest the benefits bill for sickness and disability could top £9...


Endometriosis Treatment Is Failing Patients. Why Aren't More People Talking About It?

In 2016, Les Henderson was diagnosed with thoracic endometriosis after their lung collapsed.


15 Pre-Workout Snacks You Can Prep Ahead of Time

Prep these easy pre-workout snacks ahead of time so you feel energized for every workout


Professional Faqs: What Does Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Mean Medically?

Expert opinion from Alex T. Thomas MD · 40 years of experience · USA A benign (not cancer) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called benign prostatic hyperplasia and BPH Expert opinion from Mohan P. Abraham M.D., FAAFP (Family Physician) · 40 years of expe...


Your Complete Guide to the Benefits of Compression Recovery

Here’s everything you need to know!


Why the WNBA's Partnership With Opill Is So Groundbreaking

As states across the country continue to revoke access to reproductive rights, the WNBA is taking a clear stand, announcing a new multi-year partnership with the OTC contraception, Opill."At the WNBA, we've always said that women's health is society's health - and so for a long time, many of our players have been engaged with organizations who are doing work in this space.


New York mulls rat birth control to tackle infestation

Officials in New York are considering putting local rats on birth control as part of a “shock-and-awe” plan to try to get the exploding population under control. Salty pellets that sterilise both male and female rats could soon be administered by the city’s health department under new proposals. Shaun Abreu, the Manhattan council member who propose...


Health Facts You Didn't Know About Black Tea

Your favorite beverage is packed with plenty of health benefits.


15 Fruits and Veggies That Are at Peak Deliciousness Right Now

Now is the time to nibble on many fresh fruits and vegetables at their peak, while also paying less than usual.


Ask A Nutrition Professional: What Are The Health Benefits Of Eating Strawberries And Bananas?

Expert opinion from Mantwa Radebe Master of Science (MSc) In Nutrition · 12 years of experience · South Africa Strawberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidant which helps to reduce the low-density lipoprotein fatty acids and help to prevent the body cells from being damaged by foreign substances. Bananas are also rich in potassium, fiber, and...


Trainers Dish Their Best Tips for Boosting Workout Motivation

These pro tips will help you get moving.


Professional Faqs: Do Carrots Help With Bone Strength?

Expert opinion from María F. Carzon Bachelor degree in Human Nutrition · 4 years of experience · Argentina Carrots can help increase bone strength due to their content of vitamin K and minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. However, the recommended foods to strengthen bones are dairy. Dairy products provide large amounts of calcium, vitamin D, an...


NHS trans clinic doctor backs ‘non standard procedures’ like having both male and female genitalia

An NHS transgender clinic doctor endorsed procedures such as enabling patients to have both male and female genitalia, leaked messages reveal. Last month, messages were leaked from a cache of files from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), which sets guidelines that have influenced NHS treatment, by investigative journ...


Doritos Is Turning the Iconic Mountain Dew Baja Blast Drink Into a Chip

Doritos and Mountain Dew recently teamed up for the release of its new Baja Blast-inspired chips: Doritos Baja Fiery Mango.


Personal Trainers Have Thoughts About Lenny Kravitz's Leather Gym 'Fit

When it comes to working out at the gym, I typically have a "whatever makes you happy" stance.


Virgin Active switches to ‘mind-numbing’ royalty-free music that has members ‘threatening to quit’

Virgin Active has angered members of its health clubs by switching to “mind-numbing” royalty-free music they claim is ruining its fitness classes. Gym-goers have compared it to lift music, and say classes such as Zumba and spin are less enjoyable as they don’t recognise the music. The row has led to customers threatening to cancel their memberships...


No wonder there’s an obesity crisis when we can’t even get out of our cars to order a latte

Guess how many Starbucks drive-throughs there are in the UK? We haven’t got all day so I’ll tell you: it’s 284. In 2008, the first one opened in Cardiff, and now we have nearly 300. In the past few months alone, plans have been submitted for further Starbucks drive-throughs in Aylesbury, Glasgow, Oldham and Peterborough. Costa is expanding similarl...


SNP accused of allowing trans activists to infiltrate Scottish NHS

SNP ministers have been accused of allowing trans rights activists to infiltrate Scotland’s NHS and shape dangerous treatment rules that are harming children. Research by The Telegraph has identified more than 70 occasions in which partisan LGBT campaigners have been given roles allowing them influence over gender care in Scotland’s health service,...


Why Subway Is the Best Fast-Food Chain for Weight Loss

A registered dietitian breaks down why Subway is the #1 best fast-food chain for weight loss, along with what to keep in mind when ordering.


Professional Faqs: What Are The Benefits Of Eating Cherries For Hair Health?

Expert opinion from Deidre Huysamen Dietician - Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services · 7 years of experience · South Africa Cherries are a good source of vitamin A, which helps to control the formation of retinoic acid. This plays an essential role in keeping your scalp hydrated and is important for hair follicles to grow properly. The vitamin...


After My Miscarriage, Seeing Pregnant People Was Hard - but I Couldn't Hide From Grief

There isn't much I remember from the day I learned I was having my second missed miscarriage.


Professional Faqs: Can You Eat Soybean If You Have Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Expert opinion from Mantwa Radebe Master of Science (MSc) In Nutrition · 12 years of experience · South Africa Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic condition that happens in the esophagus. The esophagus becomes inflamed and does not contract properly. This is considered to be an autoimmune disorder and it is also caused by an allergic reaction. ...


I’m a Fitness Instructor With Stage 4 Colon Cancer: What I Want Women to Know About Their Health

You are your biggest advocate.


Jojo Siwa Doesn't Owe Anyone an Explanation For Her Weight

Jojo Siwa is in the midst of a bedazzled rebrand.


Cass Review is a breath of fresh air - we now need one for gender-distressed adults

As a clinical psychologist, the release of the Cass Review has been long-awaited. Although the review focused on the specialist Children’s GIDS service, it also highlighted the crisis in wider mental health services nationally (and even globally) on how to support these young people. Even at the world-leading University of Oxford, psychologists hav...


Care Plan Your Doctor Would Usually Recommend For Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Overview Breakage of small blood vessel below the clear surface of the eye. Symptoms Characterized by a bright red patch on the sclera of the eye which is painless but have a scratchy feeling. → Common treatment options → Questions to ask your doctor What are people curious about?DiabetesPsoriasisEczemaTreatment for severe asthma Causes Mainly due ...