Some women are reportedly resorting to mixing their urine with toothpaste - for a very good reason. Women across the globe are mixing them to tell them if they are pregnant or not, according to the Mirror. But, remarkably, they are doing so WITHOUT scientific evidence it works. And, of course, home tests are readily available at low prices in supermarkets. The rumour seems to have spread online through various videos, blog posts, websites and forums and has gained more popularity recently. Google Trends shows the search term 'toothpaste pregnancy test' has seen a steady increase over the last 13 years, meaning more women than ever are buying into the idea their Colgate knows if they're expecting. Some women are even filming the tests and posting them to YouTube to show what the 'positive' result should look like. One of the many websites to recommend the technique, negativepregnancytest.com, explains how the supposed 'test' is meant to work. It reads: "The toothpaste pregnancy test … [Read more...] about Women are using toothpaste as a pregnancy test
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Wales By Kayley Thomas BBC Wales News 29 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46347049 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A mother whose daughter was born severely disabled says she will "always feel guilty" for taking a … [Read more...] about Mum’s ‘guilt’ over pregnancy test drug
There are few worse experiences in life than sitting in a GP waiting room, watching endless reruns of Jeremy Kyle (muted, of course), praying for the buzz of your name to whisk you away from the hellscape of other glum-looking patients and their potentially contagious problems. Whilst many of us would prefer to not have to spend our time at the local doctor’s surgery, it’s inevitable that at some point or another, our bodies will get the better of us – be it warts or the flu. But are all our visits warranted? Could they be treated in the comfort of our own home, cutting out the middleman entirely? Earlier in the year, NHS England issued a plea to the public to take their children to a pharmacist before consulting a GP. And now, new guidance from the NHS suggests we should try honey for coughs and colds before visiting a healthcare professional. Further figures show that 18 million GP appointments and 2.1 million A&E visits could have been treated at … [Read more...] about From honey to duct tape: the home health remedies that science has proven to work
We all know the feeling – you’ve been eating healthily and keeping fit, but somehow your stomach is still bloated and uncomfortable. But there are ways you can combat it… Did you know? Women’s colons are 10cm longer than men’s, in part to allow for extra nutrients to be absorbed during pregnancy and child rearing. While blokes have a smooth, horseshoe-shaped colon, women’s are more tangled, making digestion harder work. 1. Avoid eating late in the evening "The digestive system is primed to work best during the day time, and slows down its digestive functions at night," says Jeannette Hyde, Nutritional Therapist and author of The Gut Makeover. "We have evolved to eat in daylight – it wasn’t until relatively recently in human history that we had light at night to cook and eat at a time that isn’t our natural rhythm." Always leave a couple of hours after dinner before bed. "Contractions that move food along the digestive tract … [Read more...] about How to beat a bloated stomach
HIV is a vicious virus that attacks the immune system, and can kill infected people if it's left untreated. There are now than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK - while an estimated 35 million people are infected worldwide. Here's everything you need to know about it... How many people have died because of HIV? Since 1984, a shocking 34 million people have died of HIV, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. World AIDS Day is held on December 1 every year - as an opportunity for people to show their support for those living with HIV, and remember those who have died. It was the first ever annual world health day - launched 28 years ago, in 1988 - and people will be wearing red ribbons to show their support for those affected. Some 6,000 people are diagnosed with the condition in the UK every year, and an estimated 17 per cent of sufferers do not know they are infected. A rise in HIV being diagnosed late was recently blamed on straight men … [Read more...] about What are the symptoms of HIV and AIDs, how does the test work and is there a cure?