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Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Britain's top experts show you how to get your gut in great shape

Get your gut in great shape: From sitting up straight at the table to lavender milk before bed, experts’ top 20 tips on how to avoid bloating, irritable bowel syndrome and a sluggish stomach Today, the fourth part of our 100 health secrets series opens the kitchen cupboards to reveal…

Parents tell of saving son from a condition which blights daughter

Parents tell of the bittersweet joy of saving their son through IVF from a hereditary condition which blights their six-year-old daughter Jeremy Norton, 35, from Wigston, Leicestershire, has Marfan Syndrome The condition is where the connective tissue throughout the body is too fragile  Consequently the walls of the aorta, main…

Back pain: Five things you must do if you want to relieve painful symptoms

An aching lower back – also known as lumbago – is particularly common, although back pain can range from anywhere along the spine. Bupa provides healthcare for the general public, and has offered its tips to help relieve the nation of their troublesome woes. READ MORE Back pain: Best exercises…

How to Talk to Boys About Porn, Consent and Sex

You need to have “the talk,” and you need to have it before they go, my wife, Mary, implored. We’d recently moved west and our two sons, 14 and 12, were due to fly back to their hometown for a visit. Once there, they’d spend a month with their childhood…

When pregnant moms are stressed out, babies’ brains suffer

Knowing that your unborn fetus has congenital heart disease causes such pronounced maternal stress, anxiety and depression that these women’s fetuses end up with impaired development in key brain regions before they are born, according to research published online Jan. 13, 2020, in JAMA Pediatrics. While additional research is needed,…

American College of Physicians issues guideline for testosterone treatment in adult men

Physicians should prescribe testosterone for men with age-related low testosterone only to treat sexual dysfunction, the American College of Physicians (ACP) says in a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. “Physicians are often asked by patients about low ‘T’ and are skeptical about the…

HIV ‘hotspots’ not necessarily major drivers of new infections

Areas of high HIV prevalence, known as ‘hotspots’, do not necessarily fuel the epidemic in the wider population, say researchers. Hotspots are often targeted for intense HIV control interventions, including treatment and prevention, to maximise their effect and reach the people in greatest need first. These strategies often assume that…