Dr Chris Steele shares diet tips on reducing blood pressure SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info High blood pressure , or hypertension, is a precursor of serious health problems, ranging from heart attacks to strokes . What you eat plays a key role in your levels because your diet can either set off this condition or tame it. A small salty vegetable belongs to the first category as research links it to high blood pressure levels. Related articles Liver disease: The symptom that shows up at night Diabetes: The cheese to reduce blood sugar and keep cholesterol at bay Although pickles offer some great benefits for your gut, their drawback relies in their very high salt content. As salt is … [Read more...] about High blood pressure warning: The vegetable to ‘avoid’ as it can raise hypertension
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Almost 400 motorists suspected of driving while high on drugs will escape prosecution because of a failure to process blood tests, it has emerged. A lack of capacity at police laboratories has led to the huge backlog of samples. In 386 cases, a prosecution has been abandoned because tests were not processed within a legal 12-month time limit. The Scottish Police Authority, which disclosed the figures and has responsibility for processing tests, admitted there had been "a serious failure". It said the number of tests that would have to be processed had been significantly underestimated before new legislation to crack down on drug-driving came into force in 2019. It is expected that more cases will be dropped in the “immediate months ahead”, despite tests being sent to commercial providers in an effort to boost capacity. Jamie Greene, the justice spokesman for the Scottish Tories, urged the SNP to properly fund the police, so that the backlog could be tackled. … [Read more...] about Suspected drug drivers walk free because of failure to process blood tests
Dementia: Dr Sara on benefits of being in nature SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info There are 10 million new cases of dementia every year and this trend is expected to accelerate in the coming decades. The reason for the jump is ageing populations. However, it's worth pointing out that age is a risk factor not a cause of dementia, and there are things you can do to modify your risk. Research published earlier this year suggests cutting back on processed meat. Related articles How to live longer: Golden drink lowering cholesterol and blood sugar Eyesight: The vitamin deficiency that's a 'leading cause' of blindness Britons may love a bacon sarnie but it would be prudent to go easy on this national … [Read more...] about Dementia: One of the nation’s favourite sandwich ingredients may hike risk by almost 50%
Dieters should limit themselves to only eating between 7am and 3pm to lose more weight, a study suggests. Intermittent fasting is a popular dieting technique where a person can eat as much as they like, of whatever they like, within a set time frame every day. On its own it is a potent weight-loss tool, but when also combined with a healthy calorie-controlled diet the method can be highly effective at shifting pounds, shrinking waistlines and improving health. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham recruited 90 obese individuals and put all of them on a diet, with half also told they can only eat for eight hours a day between 7am and 3pm. Both groups received expert guidance on how to follow a diet, were told to stick to it for at least six days a week, and to do between 75 and 150 minutes of exercise a week. Blood pressure improved The study found that people who stopped eating at 3pm lost almost a stone over 14 weeks, while the control group lost only … [Read more...] about Revealed: The time you should stop eating to ‘lose more weight’
Centenarian reveals SURPRISE drink that helps her live longer SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Shortened chromosomes are unfavourable because they thwart the cell’s ability to divide, which eventually causes it to become inactive. This, in turn, can lead to an accumulation of damage that the cell can no longer repair. By increasing oxidative stress in the body, alcohol may shorten telomeres when overconsumed, setting the stage for cancer , dementia and early death . Related articles Dr Mosley shares the 15p snack that can lower ‘bad’ cholesterol Dementia breakthrough: 3 'easy' tips that may slash risk by up to 50% New research , published in the journal of Molecular Psychiatry, has shown … [Read more...] about How to live longer: Popular UK drink could ‘shorten chromosomes’ and cause many cancers
Chris Evans discusses bowel cancer and Deborah James' death SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info “Amidst the current cost of living crisis in the UK, an increasing number of Brits are relying on supermarket microwaveable ready meals to get by,” said Nutritionist Charlotte Fisher. While the small boxes may be a cheap and quick alternative, the nutritionist warned they may be taxing on your health if you have them too often. Related articles Liver disease: The symptom that shows up at night Diabetes: The cheese to reduce blood sugar and keep cholesterol at bay Fisher said: “Microwave meals are an excellent option for a quick meal on the days when you don't feel like cooking or don’t have the time. … [Read more...] about Cancer warning: Nation’s popular food choice contains carcinogens – do you eat this?
Britain is sizzling in a heatwave which could be hotter than anything we’ve ever experienced. The Met Office ’s amber alert for extreme heat has been extended until next Tuesday, with the national forecaster believing there is a one in five chance the country will record its highest ever temperature. And with some predicting the heat could hit a scorching 40C, officials have not ruled out that the first-ever national heatwave emergency could be declared. So how do we keep ourselves safe as the mercury soars? Here, Prof Mike Tipton, from Portsmouth University’s Extreme Environments Laboratory, gives his advice of the little things which could make a big difference. A woman cools off in front of a large fan in Kings Cross tube station during the heatwave ( Image: Dinendra Haria/LNP) Food and drink Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Use the colour of your urine to guide whether you’re … [Read more...] about How to stay safe during Britain’s heatwave as temperatures set to hit 40C
A SHORT STORY BY SALMAN RUSHDIE EARLY IN 19—, WHEN SRINAGAR WAS UNDER the SPELL of a winter so fierce it could crack men’s bones as if they were glass, a young man upon whose coldpinked skin there lay, like a frost, the unmistakable sheen of wealth was to be seen entering the most wretched and disreputable part of the city, where the houses of wood and corrugated iron seemed perpetually on the verge of losing their balance, and asking in low, grave tones where he might go to engage the services of a dependably professional thief. The young man’s name was Atta, and the rogues in that part of town directed him gleefully into ever darker and less public alleys, until in a yard wet with the blood of a slaughtered chicken he was set upon by two men whose faces he never saw, robbed of the substantial bankroll that he had insanely brought on his solitary excursion, and beaten within an inch of his life. Night fell. His body was carried by anonymous hands to the edge of the lake, whence it … [Read more...] about The Prophet’s Hair
N orway has drawn up plans to ration electricity exports in a move that has heightened fears of energy shortages in the UK and Europe this winter. The government in Oslo on Monday announced new rules limiting the sale of power to foreign countries as heatwaves threaten Norway’s hydroelectric power generation. Experts said the restrictions threatened the UK’s plan to draw power from Norway this winter via the North Sea Link - leaving electricity supplies more stretched and risking even higher bills for consumers. The National Grid has already revealed that the UK is set to be more dependent than ever on the Continent for power, with interconnectors expected to provide up to 5.7 gigawatts of electricity at peak times. About one quarter of that total – or 1.4 gigawatts – is set to come from Norway. Kathryn Porter, an energy consultant at Watt-Logic, said the proposed restrictions “put at risk the ability of Britain to import from Norway this winter”. “National Grid ESO needs to … [Read more...] about Norway threatens to ration electricity in fresh blow for UK and European energy supplies
One day, out of the blue, I received a telephone call from two marine biologists in Wales. As I recall, they said something like “Hello there, Dr. Austad. We are marine biologists who study clams that live a very long time. Would you like to collaborate with us to investigate how they do it?” As a biologist of aging who is perhaps best known for making a wager that the first 150-year-old person is already alive, I get a fair number of crank calls and emails from people who want to live forever—or already know how to live forever and just want my help in spreading the word. Being polite in this case, I recall my answer was something like “Possibly. What do you mean by ‘a very long time’?” “Centuries.” I held the telephone away from my ear. It was a transatlantic call. Maybe I had misheard. “Sorry, I thought you said ‘centuries.’” “Yes, that’s right—centuries.” A few months later, two researchers from Bangor University sat in my office, telling me about the longevity of … [Read more...] about If a Clam Can Live to 500, Why Can’t We?