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Armathwaite Hall: Take a plunge in the Lake District for a mind-cleansing escape

ENGLAND’S largest national park offers breathtaking views to millions of global visitors each year. Those ready to take a plunge, however, will witness the surrounding beauty through a unique lens. Source link

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Parkinson’s disease: The fruit that causes movement disorders ‘similar to the disease’

Wood explained: “It may cause nerve damage and movement problems, especially with long-term use. In addition, soursop may be toxic to the kidneys of the liver with repeated use.” The tropical fruit, native to South American countries, has garnered significant attention for its wide-reaching health benefits. Among these, are supposed anti-cancer properties, which have been […]

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Cancer warning: The ‘most important risk factor’ for stomach cancer – ‘difficult to avoid’

Stomach cancer occurs when damaged cells start to proliferate in the inner lining of the organ. Left untreated, this eventually leads to the formation of tumours. Unfortunately, the condition rarely produces clear warning signs until it’s in the advanced stages, but some cases can be avoided. An infection from Helicobacter Pylori may be the most […]

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Fatty liver disease: The sign on the feet and hands that tends to worsen ‘in the evening’

“We need a significant response to address this. As a nation, we need o to recognise that this is not just down to individuals but is a public health issue – we have created an environment where being overweight is the norm.” Professor Stephen Ryder, leading hepatologist and medical advisor to the British Liver Trust, […]

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High blood pressure: Three foods shown to ‘counter’ the effects of salt in the diet

High blood pressure is a silent condition that sets the stage for grave cardiac events like stroke and heart attack. It is estimated to affect over a quarter of adults in the UK, putting millions in harm’s way. Fortunately, the consumption of certain foods may substantially lower these risks, a new study has confirmed. The […]

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Diabetes warning: The popular drink that affects blood sugar ‘each time it’s consumed’

The website Drink Aware explains: “Alcohol affects blood sugar levels each time it’s consumed, which means occasional drinkers can also be negatively affected.” Interestingly, while a moderate among of alcohol is linked to increases in blood sugar levels, an excess amount of alcohol have have a lowering effect. Sometimes, it can cause blood sugar to […]

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Statins warning: The drink that may ‘block’ the cardio-protective effects of the drug

“But when he stopped drinking his usual three or more cups of green tea a day, he was able to take Simvastatin without any pain,” the authors noted. “Tests showed that on the same 20-milligram dose of Simvastatin, the man had twice as much of the statin in the bloodstream as he did when he […]

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How to live longer: The sign in the gut linked to early death – ‘twice as likely to die’

The gut is central to several age-associated changes. Its role in nutrition is unique, but there is a wealth of evidence highlighting its influence on old age too. The composition of the microbiome – a colony of trillions of bacteria – changes continuously as the body ages. Fortunately, certain dietary guidelines can help the body […]

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Omicron latest: The sign of the latest strain affecting 35% of cases – it can be heard

Fortunately, there is little evidence that the variant causes more serious disease or is more dangerous than previous strains. However, the finding that it is causing reinfection has taken researchers by surprise, as this trend wasn’t seen with previous strains. It has previously been believed that an infection from coronavirus and the vaccine would offer lasting protection […]

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Heart attack: The shower habit that could ‘precipitate’ a heart attack in the ‘healthy’

By causing vasoconstriction, cold water can therefore trigger heart attacks, even in the relatively young and healthy. The American Heart Association cites research showing that “plunging into cold water during hot weather can cause heart attacks even in young, fit and healthy individuals”. The discovery was made in a study published in the journal of […]