The secret of why stress makes you reach for chocolate revealed

Australian researchers have warned that stress may promote comfort eating (stock image)

Scientists have revealed why feeling stressed keeps you reaching for donuts, candy, and even candy bars. Australian researchers have said that when someone is full, an area of ​​the brain kicks in to turn off reward signals from food that signal them to stop eating. But in experiments on stressed mice, they found this area … Read more

How to Lose Weight Fast: Rachael Attard shares her weekly routine as a personal trainer

A personal trainer shared the weekly exercise routine she swears by to keep fit, and it's way easier than you might think

A personal trainer has shared the weekly exercise routine she swears by for staying fit, and it’s way easier than you might think. Rachael Attard, a sports nutritionist and scientist specializing in women’s bodies and sculpting lean, strong legs, has a day off once a week and does all of her workouts at home. Perfect … Read more

What foods are ultra-processed and bad for you? List more expert opinions on health impact

Ultra-processed foods include things you might think are unhealthy like cakes and cookies, but they also include some cereals, breads, and yogurts

Foods can be divided into four categories, from unprocessed to ultra-processed. Despite being an unfamiliar term, much of what we eat will fall into the latter bracket. This refers to how much processing the food has undergone in its production, tending to indicate that something will contain additives that are not used in home cooking. … Read more

AstraZeneca’s new UK lung cancer drug hailed as a ‘game changer’

A British drug

AstraZeneca’s new UK lung cancer drug is hailed as a ‘game changer’ that can HALF the risk of death By Kate Pickles Updated: 5:43 PM EDT, June 4, 2023 Research has shown that a ‘breakthrough’ British drug can halve the risk of dying from lung cancer. The groundbreaking study found that patients who received osimertinib … Read more

I went off grid for 7 months to lose 10 stone – when I got home my family didn’t recognize me

Bryan O'Keeffe, 34, from Cork, Ireland, was fed up with weighing so much and not feeling satisfied with his body after reaching over 24 at the end of 2021

A man has revealed how he lost 10 stone after going into the “desert and off the grid” where he adopted a strict diet and fitness regime. Bryan O’Keeffe, 34, of Cork, Ireland, decided he needed to do something drastic after hitting 24st 2lbs in late 2021. Having tried “all the fad diets and exercise … Read more

Alarm for the increase in the number of teenagers addicted to “smart drugs”.

Drug counselors said anxious students contacted them after becoming addicted to smart drugs to cope with the stress of studying for exams

A record number of students and schoolchildren are being treated for addiction to stimulant ‘smart drugs’ that put them at risk for severe anxiety and insomnia, experts have warned. UK Addiction Treatment Group (UKAT), a leading addiction clinic, has responded to calls from thousands of young people seeking help after becoming addicted to tablet computers. … Read more

Women have been urged to seek out alternative HRT drugs as pharmacists warn of shortages

Stocks of popular HRT pills like Utrogestan, pictured, are running low leading the government to implement the Severe Shortage Protocol which limits pharmacists to prescribing no more than two months worth of capsules

Women who are unable to get their usual hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to shortage shouldn’t worry about switching to products that aren’t in short supply, top menopause doctors advised. Demand for a HRT drug, Utrogestan 100 mg, has doubled in the past 12 months and increased fivefold since March 2021, according to manufacturer Besins. … Read more