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Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs, Health

Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs

Our stomachs can often be a mystery to us and many of us don’t realise just how much the foods we eat can impact on our mood and mental wellbeing.

By | Health | Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 4:52 pm

Don’t panic! The morning rush doesn’t have to be stressful, Health

Don’t panic! The morning rush doesn’t have to be stressful

What were you doing at 8.13am this morning? Feeling pretty stressed, if the latest research is anything to go by. It’s the time of the morning when our stress levels are at their peak, according to a study by Nissan Micra Elle into the ‘Great British Rush’ and the stats throw back the duvet and reveal the truth on morning stress.

By | Health, Notebook | Thursday, 8 November 2012 at 10:25 am

Should we make childhood vaccinations compulsory?, Health

Should we make childhood vaccinations compulsory?

The final week of the school holidays sees many parents frantically ticking off items on their checklists in preparation for the start of term. School uniform: check, school shoes: check, new stationary: check, up to date vaccinations: hmmm that’s a slightly trickier one to tick off the list.

By | Health, Notebook | Sunday, 2 September 2012 at 4:00 am

Cannabis use in teenagers and the long-term risk to IQ, Health

Cannabis use in teenagers and the long-term risk to IQ

This week a report has been released illustrating a new facet of potential harm from cannabis.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 31 August 2012 at 5:35 pm

Russell Brand shouldn’t speak for everyone on drugs policies, Health

Russell Brand shouldn’t speak for everyone on drugs policies

So because it worked for him, Russell Brand is persuaded that abstinence-based recovery, rather than reliance on methadone, is the best way to help those with the “greedy disease” of opiate dependence.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 16 August 2012 at 12:00 am

There is more to physical education than sport, Notebook

There is more to physical education than sport

Far too many children (and adults) do not get enough exercise to remain healthy. You can see the evidence in every high street and classroom. And the statistics for obesity related illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes are terrifying.

By | Notebook, Opinion, Sport | Tuesday, 14 August 2012 at 10:56 am

Two hours of sport per day is unrealistic, Notebook

Two hours of sport per day is unrealistic

Following the recent success at the Olympics, there has been a huge increase in the amount of rhetoric regarding the sporting future of the education system.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 13 August 2012 at 2:13 pm

For some children, PE lessons are far from enjoyable, Health

For some children, PE lessons are far from enjoyable

At the height of Olympic fever, it’s all well and good to say that children should be doing more sport and that state schools should add more hours of PE into the curriculum, but I think we are overegging the pudding, here.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 10 August 2012 at 3:03 pm

UK’s third most common lung disease is overlooked, Health

UK’s third most common lung disease is overlooked

Bronchiectasis, first described by Rene Laennec in 1819, is a common long term respiratory condition caused by permanently damaged airways. Over one in 1000 people in the UK now suffer from the disease.

By | Health, Notebook | Monday, 6 August 2012 at 12:20 pm

Post AIDS 2012 – The race to save lives, Health

Post AIDS 2012 – The race to save lives

The 19th International AIDS conference may have concluded last week but the work to really end AIDS continues.

By | Health, Notebook | Friday, 3 August 2012 at 1:20 pm

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