OPEN wide… chances are that’s something you only hear at the dentist. But did you realise, a quick look inside your mouth can reveal a lot about your health? Apart from the obvious signs that you desperately need to clean your teeth – think bad breath – there’s a whole lot more going on. Got cracked or bleeding lips, sore and swollen gums or cracked, a metallic taste, nasty ulcer or crumbling teeth? All can be a sign of underlying health conditions, ranging from acid reflux to heart disease, pregnancy and even cancer – and should be checked by a doctor. 1. Constantly sore lips This time of year it’s hardly surprising to find your lips are sore and chapped. But if it’s happening all the time it could be a sign you’re lacking iron. “Having cracks at the side of your mouth, called stomatitis, can be a sign of iron deficiency,” Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director of patient.info, told The Sun Online. But … [Read more...] about From a metallic taste to a nasty ulcer… 7 things your MOUTH is telling you about your health
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THINK you live a pretty healthy lifestyle because you eat well and exercise? That's true - you should definitely be doing that - but there's a few little habits you probably didn't know are harming your health. Think the odd email you read at night is OK, or popping that spot on your forehead won't hurt? Maybe you love a weekend lie-in. While they all seem like relatively harmless things to do, they're worse for you than you think. In fact, some habits raise your risk of illness, infection and even chronic disease. Here's 10 everyday habits that could be harming your health... 1. Hitting snooze on your alarm Monday morning rolls around and you'r shutting up the alarm and dozing off again. But experts say this interferes with your body’s natural waking mechanisms, potentially leaving you exhausted all day. Sleep expert Neil Robinson, of bed firm Sealy, says: "Hitting the snooze button is the most common mistake that prevents us getting top-quality rest. It makes us more likely to … [Read more...] about From well done toast to popping spots…10 innocent habits that are bad for your health
A YouTuber has shared his rather unusual method for getting rid of a headache or migraine - and people are swearing by it. Kamil, who posts through YouTube channel Kamil's View, says he can cure your pain in two minutes with just three questions. In his online video tutorial he repeats the questions several times - claiming by the end of it, the headache should have disappeared. In his video, seen more than 1.7million times, Kamil says: "I'm going to ask you a few questions, and I will ask you those questions a few times. "Every time I ask you the question I really want you to have a look and answer the question." After instructing the viewer to think about their headache he asks: "Where is your headache? He then follows this with "What colour is it?" and "What shape is it?" After repeating the questions four times he says: "By now it should be gone." While the method may come across as unorthodox thousands of people are swearing by it. Itscrazyhols wrote: "Omg it works thank u I liked … [Read more...] about Cure a headache in just two minutes using this very unusual method
Fiona Pediani used to raid tins of chocolate and hide the wrappers. She would eat up to 15 bars in one go, because she just couldn’t stop. She kept her condition secret – even from her husband – and was wracked with guilt. But now she’s beaten her problem and is hoping to help others, after training to become the only Never Binge Again coach in Scotland. Fiona, 58, from Glasgow, is married to Marco, 49, a carer and hairdresser. She said: “I’ve had a problem most of my life. Even when I was in childhood and my early teenage years, I remember raiding my mother’s cupboards. “My mum used to bake, so I’d be looking for cooking chocolate and dried fruit. I was always trying to hide the fact that I was doing it but I didn’t realise I had a problem – I just wanted to eat the food. “Later on, by the ages of 16 to 18, I started on the diet roller-coaster. “That set up a pattern in my brain of dieting and restricting … [Read more...] about Binge eater who ate 15 chocolate bars in one go reveals how she beat condition
If Theresa May was hoping her latest fudge would be wolfed down by sweet-toothed Tory MPs, she was quickly put right last night. Just two hours after Rebel remainers were claiming to have secured a victory on the question of a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal, Downing Street published an amendment that fundamentally changed Tory Remainers they thought had been signed and sealed. Instead of allowing MPs to intervene in the event of no deal being reached by mid-January - which would almost certainly have paved the way for the softest of Brexits (but which may also result in a punishing deal from the EU) the amendment as published grants "a motion in neutral terms" - removing the ability of MPs to alter it with, for example, a demand to stay in the single market. Perhaps she finally picked a side. Brexiters are playing it down - “we can live with it” was the best one pro-Leave MP could muster - but it also signifies a refusal to cede control to those who would seek to … [Read more...] about Will Theresa May’s fudge save her bacon?