Women who are obese and do not undertake adequate exercise are at a higher risk of a being hospitalised with a disorder of the large intestine.
The link between obesity and the disorder, known as diverticular disease, was discovered by a Swedish research group after they conducted possibly the largest study to date focussing on the relationship between lifestyle, weight and intestinal abnormalities.
If you are a smoker, chances are you have thought about quitting at least once. You probably know all about the health risks associated with the habits, including an increased risk of cardiac problems and certain cancers.
You’ve likely considered the impact the expensive habit has on your bank balance, and pondered what it would be like to be free of the habit for good.
New study suggests that people predisposed to obesity due to genetics can reduce their chances of becoming obese if they undertake regular exercise.An international group of researchers revealed the connection after focusing on a cross analysis of studies involving more than 218,000 subjects from a total of 45 trials. Their results showed that the FTO “gene”, essentially fat mass and obesity associated gene, had 27% less of an impact on overall...
United States medical committee has released a recommendation for young boys to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV).
Certain oral contraceptive tablets, containing a form of progestogen, have been found more likely to cause blood clots than previous pills.
A new study that has been published in the British Journal of Cancer has suggested that women who use the contraceptive pill for a 10 year period have a reduced ovarian cancer risk.
The vast majority of people choose to use some form of contraception if they are sexually active in order to protect themselves from pregnancy. As more and more forms of contraception are developed, it becomes harder to know which is the most effective without taking the time to research each method individually. Here you can find a quick and straightforward guide to the most popular forms of hormonal contraception and their effectiveness.
The mini-pill is almost as widely used as the pill, which is currently the most popular form of birth control in the UK. The mini-pill is also known as the progestogen-only pill or POP for short, because it only contains an artificial form of progestogen, unlike the pill that contains both progestogen as well as oestrogen.
Painful and inconvenient, an outbreak of shingles can put your life on hold for weeks at a time.
Though there are prescription medications available clinically proven to relieve the pain of an outbreak, some people choose to avoid medicine in favour of more natural remedies.
You can find here some of the best organic solutions to help to naturally ease the pain of a shingles outbreak.
The dangers of smoking are well documented, with countless studies demonstrating the myriad of ways this habit can devastate your health. The World Health Organisation has named tobacco smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Of every two people that smoke, one will die of a smoking-related illness. Despite the warnings, high numbers of people continue to smoke. One of the major reasons for this is that quitting smoking...