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Tuesday, 31 January 2023

High blood pressure: Best tea to drink to lower your BP reading

Researchers conducted an observational study in 2012 where 72 male volunteers were given either lemongrass or green tea to enjoy. The results of the experiment were then recorded in the medical journal Medical Forum Monthly, stating that lemongrass tea has been shown to lower systolic blood pressure. Drinking lemongrass also…

Mother has legs amputated after sepsis following a hysterectomy

Mother whose legs were amputated when she got sepsis after having her womb removed learns to walk again as her 18-month-old son takes his first steps Lucie Kline, from Kansas, was struck down by deadly blood poisoning in 2018 Slipped into a coma for two weeks and when she woke…

What to do if you find yourself in a mental health crisis over New Year's

Though many people love this time of year, for others, Christmas and New Year can be overwhelming and triggering. It can be especially hard because mental health services are often closed, as are many GP surgeries. But if you find yourself in a mental health crisis, there are still ways…

Children’s packed lunches lack nutritional quality

Fewer than two in every 100 packed lunches eaten by children in English primary schools meet nutritional standards, according to a major survey. Although the amount of sugary food in lunchboxes declined over ten years it is still higher than recommended, and there has been a drop in essential vitamins…

Cap your alcohol at 10 drinks a week: New draft guidelines

New draft alcohol guidelines, released today, recommend healthy Australian women and men drink no more than ten standard drinks a week and no more than four on any one day to reduce their risk of health problems. This is a change from the previous guidelines, released in 2009, that recommended…