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What is the best method to quit smoking?

By : James | Published : Wednesday November 2, 2011 | Posted in : Stop Smoking
Hand breaking cigarette

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.

Exercise helps fight off obesity gene

By : Susan Ray | Published : Wednesday November 2, 2011 | Posted in : Weight Loss
Obesit gene affected positively by exercise

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...

HPV vaccine now recommended for boys

By : John Nixon | Published : Friday October 28, 2011 | Posted in : Sexual Health
HPV vaccination recommended for boys

United States medical committee has released a recommendation for young boys to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV).

Contraceptive pills more likely to cause blood clots

By : Susan Ray | Published : Thursday October 27, 2011 | Posted in : Women's Health
Contraception causes blood clots

Certain oral contraceptive tablets, containing a form of progestogen, have been found more likely to cause blood clots than previous pills.

Contraceptive pill reduces ovarian cancer risk

By : John Nixon | Published : Wednesday October 26, 2011 | Posted in : Women's Health
Ovarian cancer risk decreases with Pill usage

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.

Which is the most effective form of hormonal contraception?

By : Zanna | Published : Tuesday October 25, 2011 | Posted in : Women's Health
Thoughtful woman

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.

Why is the mini-pill less effective than the pill?

By : Lauren | Published : Monday October 24, 2011 | Posted in : Women's Health
girl taking tablet

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.

Natural remedies for a painful problem

By : Zanna | Published : Saturday October 22, 2011 | Posted in : Sexual Health

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.

Never a better time to quit smoking

By : Lauren | Published : Friday October 21, 2011 | Posted in : Stop Smoking
Pregnant woman with cigarette

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...

Counselling helps teens quit smoking

By : John Nixon | Published : Friday October 21, 2011 | Posted in : Stop Smoking
Counselling teenagers to help quit smoking

New study conducted in the United States suggests that counselling teenage smokers in school may help young smokers quit the habit.

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