Scotland By Eleanor Bradford BBC Scotland Health Correspondent 23 June 2015 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-scotland-33230201 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel One of the UK's leading experts in child health is calling for stronger warnings … [Read more...] about Warning over drinking in pregnancy
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Once we sloshed cow’s milk over our cereal but now it’s all about choice. But do we risk losing key nutrients by switching to non-dairy options, asks Sharon Ní Chonchúir.WHAT could be more wholesome than cow’s milk? Generations of us grew up glugging glasses of it straight from the fridge before greedily licking off the frothy white moustache it would leave on our lips.We’re not such enthusiastic consumers of milk today. Research carried out by the National Dairy Council in 2018 found that 41% of Irish women and 30% of Irish men are now avoiding or limiting their dairy consumption and that one in ten believe that cow’s milk is unhealthy.This is a message that is often heard online. Social media influencers such as Rozanna Purcell and former Miss World Rosanna Davison are among those who claim that the likes of soy, almond and oat milk alternatives are much healthier than full-fat cow’s milk.While Irish people are still some of the biggest … [Read more...] about Do you risk losing key nutrients by switching from milk to non-dairy alternatives?
"I know it sounds like a cliche," says Marissa, laughing at herself, "but I would not go out the door without a tan. Not just since I have the business. Ever. I was about 16 when I started. I was one of the early adopters of St Tropez in Ireland. I would save up my pocket money for the big bottle. Oh, I knew tan from an early age. "I go a little lighter on my face," she explains, "but I'm the Ultra-Dark shade all over. And I'm a Sunday-night tanner. Some people are a Thursday-night tanner, so they are fresh for the weekend, but I feel like my working week is when I need to look right. I need my tan Monday to Friday, and at the weekend, I'm off. At the weekend, I'm as make-up-free as I can be, unless I have something to go to. Weekends are flat shoes, hair up in a bun, no bra - if I can get away with it. I'm as off as I can possibly be. "So I spend the weekend scrubbing it off, and then, on Sunday, my tan goes on again," says Marissa. "I'd have a [salon] spray-tan for an event, but I … [Read more...] about Going for gold: Tan queen Marissa Carter doesn’t care if you think she has a hard neck
Our lifestyles impact on every area of our health, with 40% of all deaths caused by everyday habits and behaviours, according to Public Health England. Here Michele O’Connor explores some simple but effective steps you can take to prevent common conditions Heart disease ■ Stand up: For each hour a day that we spend sitting down during our lifetime, the likelihood of developing heart disease goes up by 14%, say scientists from the Medical College of Wisconsin, US. Walk while you ■ See a hygienist regularly: Neglecting dental health can be a significant risk factor for heart disease. Harmful oral bacteria can enter the bloodstream, increasing the risk of inflammatory effects elsewhere. Research suggests that having your teeth professionally cleaned annually can reduce the risk of heart attacks by 24%. ■ Eat an apple a day: Oxford University researchers found eating just one piece of fruit each day lowered the risk of a heart attack (or stroke) by one third over … [Read more...] about Simple steps you can take to help prevent eight common health conditions
It was Billie Piper who had the idea for her boyfriend Johnny Lloyd’s album cover. “We were lying in bed on a Sunday,” he says. “I told Bill that I was going to shoot the cover for my album against my favourite tree in Regent’s Park. She said that’s the worst idea she’d ever heard.” He grins, amused at the actress’s brutal honesty. “She told me the album is about my life so let’s shoot that. I called my friend who is an amazing photographer, he came over in less than 20 minutes, shot it in three frames on a Polaroid and it was done.” The photo shows Lloyd sitting on a white duvet with Piper by his side, cradling her pregnant stomach with one hand and wearing just a lime-green sarong and a black bra with cherries over the nipples. Did he feel protective of her appearing on it? “No. I wanted to have something that would sum up my life before my daughter arrived — nothing did that more than this … [Read more...] about Billie Piper’s boyfriend Johnny Lloyd was lost before he found her