Even if you've only just hit 30, the growing population of elderly people and our extended life spans means Alzheimer's and dementia are all but guaranteed to affect your family and friends. 1. The state will fund an NHS brain scan that will either confirm or rule out the presence of brain plaques. It's these brain plaques that indicate Alzheimer's Disease. 4. In some patients, the scan will be able to rule out the possibility of getting Alzheimer's Disease for five years. More »What does the new NHS Alzheimer's test mean for our future selves?
Beyoncé has recently embarked on a month long vegan diet and has posted pictures to her Tumblr of her slimmed down figure.Thing is, with a reputation for being the poster girl for curves, are her fans going to be happy about this?As the Victoria Secret show was screened in US, people were calling for women like Bey to take over from the super skinny models. So should Beyonce watch out before she loses any more weight? More »Has Beyonce's vegan diet made her too thin for her fans?
During winter there’s snow to be played in, turkey to be eaten and presents to be unwrapped. Who has time to be ill with all of that going on? We’re going to show you how to avoid the winter colds and boost your immune system with these five easy tricks. More »5 tricks to keep you healthy this winter
We have found ourselves a celebrity personal trainer - and her name is Jessie J. Right Jessie, we've got our jazzy leggings on - let's go... Jessie says, 'Half hour run and 40 mins of toning! Time to make it harder! #justdoit #nike' More »Workout with Jessie J, your new celebrity personal trainer
In fact, scientists from Newcastle University are begging Brits to cut their sugar intake to five teaspoons per day if they want to keep their teeth intact. If you're determined to beat your sugar addiction, take a look at the top tips for cutting back in the gallery below... More »Easy ways to cut sugar and reduce your junk food cravings
Waking up to find these healthy gifts under your tree this Christmas will make even the most Scrooge-like fitness fan beam. Take a look to get inspiration for this year’s Christmas list: More »5 amazing healthy gifts to add to your Christmas list
While we add another box of mince pies to our shopping trolley, an unsettling thought lurks at the back of our minds. It's only natural we think about that hot celeb we've seen oh so many times in their bikini. Sian Porter, consultant dietician and Spokesperson for the The British Dietetic Association (BDA), says, "Some people will believe almost anything and anyone when it comes to nutrition, food and diet, but the bottom line is, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is." Here are some of the worst celebrity-linked diets the BDA has identified in 2013... More »How not to lose weight with 2013's most dangerous celeb diets
Beyoncé has been called insensitive by vegan fans for wearing leather and fur while trying a 22 day vegan diet.The songstress was spotted wearing leather trousers and a cow print jumper going in to a veggie restaurant in Beverly Hills last week, and was also snapped in a fur trim Christopher Kane coat while shopping in LA. Bey and hubby Jay-Z said they were trying out the 'plant-based diet' for a bit of a pre-Christmas cleanse and have been posting snaps of their new healthy diet on Instagram:However 'proper' vegans seem a bit miffed by the whole thing. ... More »Does it matter if Beyonce eats vegan and wears leather?
We all love a good moan about our health around winter – colds are rife, there’s fattening foods tempting you at every turn, and you hate exercising in the cold. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Here are five shocking ways that the annoyances of winter are actually great for your health. More »5 winter annoyances that are actually good for you
Scientists think they may have discovered a link between erectile dysfunction drugs and menstrual cramps. For our own sanity, we're going to gloss over how and why they thought to test Viagra on a woman but hey ho. Yep, sildenafil citrate - one of the key components of Viagra - is known to dilate blood vessels, which could help to relieve painful pelvic cramps (also known as Primary Dysmenorrhea). The boffins at Penn State College of Medicine in the US inserted sildenafil citrate vaginally (good lord help us)... ... More »Scientists discover erectile dysfunction drugs can ease menstrual cramps
Microsoft have tried (and failed) to win over the ladies by developing a bra that alerts women when they are about to emotionally overeat. A lot of women were a bit miffed by the idea, turning to Twitter to vent (and then probably to some cake because they just got too darn upset)... @ramona_dflowers in other rage inducing news - Microsoft are developing a BRA that alerts you when you are emotional eating— Emma PEACH (@EmmaMaryWest) December 6, 2013 Microsoft develops a bra that monitors stress and discourages emotional eating. More »Microsoft learns women don't want a bra that stops them binge eating
According to research carried out by Antony D. Karelis, a professor of exercise science at the University of Quebec, the average man burns four calories a minute and a woman burns three while they are getting jiggy. So if you have a sex session that lasts 25 minutes, you can kiss goodbye to about 75 calories - that's just shy of half a Kit Kat (107 calories). But if you want to really boost it and enjoy the entire Kit Kat (dream big) try these sex positions that will give you a real workout. 3 sex positions that are as good as a workout More »Calorie burning sex positions that are better than going to the gym
This is not good news for women. According to new research, the UK has the worst ovarian cancer survival rate in the whole of Europe thanks to long delays. Wow. Just 31% of women with the disease will survive in comparison to the European average of 37%. In data produced by The Lancet Oncology and analysed by the Daily Mirror, the UK falls behind poorer nations like Bulgaria and Lithuania and a shocking 13.1% behind Sweden. As if this wasn't bad enough, The Eurocare-5 study also found that the UK had lower than average survival rates for common cancers. ... More »Why the UK has dangerously low ovarian cancer survival rates
Although couples are both responsible for protecting themselves (and each other) from sexually transmitted disease and unwanted pregnancy, will the new male pill lift the pressure off women who are struggling with the side effects of hormonal treatments? But even though this development is years away, women are still starting to worry that men won't be reliable enough to ensure complete protection. A male birth control pill is in development but until the consequence of not taking it is men getting pregnant I won't trust men to take it.— Bez (@Bez) December 4, 2013 Male contraceptive pill breakthrough according to the mail online... Interesting. More »Could we really trust men to take the male contraceptive pill?
© Getty - Handbag Israeli model and actress Gal Gadot has been cast as wonder woman in the new Batman vs Superman mega-movie.The Fast and the Furious 6 star lives up to some of the Wonder Women criteria; she's pretty tough.The former Miss Israel was a member of the Israeli Defence League - their national army - and is an avid motorcycle enthusiast.However, we all have an image of Wonder Woman in our heads, in that red and white suit with the lasso draped near her impossibly small waist and Monroe style hips and bust. ... More »Is Gal Gadot too skinny to play Wonder Woman?
© Getty - Handbag Get the side boob confidence of Jessica Biel with these simple moves to keep your puppies perky and pert.Do the following three exercises twice a week to start seeing results within a month. 3 chest exercises to keep your boobs pertArm liftsTake a pair of hand weights and lay on the floor.Rest the weights on your chest with your elbows out at a 90 degree angle from your body (think of the arms you need for the chicken dance!) Tense your core and contract your abs. Push the weights away from your chest until your arms are straight. ... More »Perk your boobs up with these easy chest exercises
With Christmas well and truly upon us, it's time to start prepping your liver for some booze-heavy nights of festive merriment. Once you take that first sip of champagne, it's tricky to turn down the next glass...and the fifth. So, prepare your kitchen cupboards for the morning after the night before. From peanut butter smoothies to sex; this hangover advice should help you face the office the next day...START YOUR DAY WITH SUGARWhen you first wake up and you're itching for a huge glass of water and a mouthful of chocolate, try a sweet and salty peanut butter smoothie instead. ... More »The best hangover cures, recipes and advice to get you through the party season
There’s only one place flakes should be falling from this winter, and that’s the sky. Unfortunately for many of us though, the chilly winter months are playing havoc with our skin and the flakes are falling from our hands, faces and elbows, too. So, what’s a girl (or guy!) gotta do to return their skin to its former glowing glory? We love this answer: eat! Indeed, we gain “around 40 per cent of our fluid needs from foods rather than drinks”, says health nutritionist Sara Stanner, and stocking up on re-hydrating foods will help to nourish your skin from the inside. Here are five pretty fantastic foods to help you do just that… More »5 food fixes for dry winter skin
Staying slim around winter is hard enough, never mind with all the unhealthy foods out there just waiting to catch you out with their supposedly healthy reputation. We’re not going to let that happen to you, so here are five winter ‘healthy’ foods that are anything but. More »5 supposedly healthy winter foods you need to avoid
Beyonce and Jay Z have revealed they're on a vegan '22-Day Challenge' to cut dairy, red meat and processed sugar from their diets. Now they're asking for vegan restaurant recommendations from their fans. Sticking to a completely vegan diet for 22-days isn't easy, which is why we're loving the 'eat vegan before 6pm' diet - it's like a happy half-way point. When food writer and journalist, Mark Bittman, was told he was heading for heart disease and diabetes he was advised to start a radical vegan diet that meant swapping animal proteins for bucket loads of fruit, veggies and grains. More »Celebrity Diets: Is Beyonce's '22 day vegan challenge' the key to weight loss success?
They've got 99 problems - but meat ain't one as Jay-Z and Beyoncé are trying a 22-day vegan challenge in a bid to get healthy before Christmas. No, we didn't just make that up. More »Is Beyonce's vegan detox diet the best way to lose weight before Christmas?
Winter brings with it three things; cold weather, Christmas, and more health lies than you can shake a stick at. From old wives’ tales to dieting myths, here are five lies you need to learn the truth about if you want to stay healthy this winter. More »5 winter health lies you shouldn’t believe
If you've got a fizzy can of energy drink on standby every Monday morning, now is the time to kick the habit for good. According to shocking new research, fizzy caffeine-packed energy drinks are literally forcing your heart to beat harder and faster, giving you actual heart ache. A team in Germany discovered that heart muscles contract more forcefully after drinking an energy drink. Now, they've issued a warning to children, pregnant women and people with heart diseases to avoid them. Kinda' like the plague. ... More »Caffeine energy drinks are literally forcing your heart to beat
With the festive season on your doorstep, there are more social events and plenty of fun family ... More »How to beat the bulge and get a bikini body over the festive season