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Freeze to please for breath of fresh air!

British and Chinese researchers have come up with a cool idea to practically eliminate the amount of toxic fumes that we breathe in every day. They want to freeze air drawn from outdoors, so that the polluting particles can be separated from the breathable gas. Only when the air is absolutely clean will it be […]

Alzheimer’s still a puzzle to many

MOST of us have seen, first-hand, the devastating consequences of Alzheimer’s, but half of UK adults cannot identify any key risk factors for dementia, according to a study by Alzheimer’s Research UK. The charity surveyed 2,361 people, and found that only 1% were able to name the seven known risk, or protective, factors for dementia. […]

Energy drinks can be a health hazard

THE harmful effects of energy drinks go beyond their caffeine content, and may adversely affect cardiac health. There are more than 500 energy drink products available on the market, and, while both manufacturers and fans claim that these drinks are just as safe as caffeine, an increasing number of associated A and E visits, and […]

Don’t let the bed-bugs bite!

TENERIFE is a great place to be, with plenty of warm sunshine, all year round. But it’s not always that perfect, because there are, invariably, the annoying bugs and insects to bother us. Many people use insect repellents that may contain harmful substances. These chemicals are detrimental to our wellbeing, and can lead to health […]

The key to healthy resolutions

In theory, New Year’s resolutions are a great idea, but most of us can only stick to them for a few days, at most! The problem is that many  are unrealistic and poorly executed. Most involve inspiration, but no preparation. For long-term success, a detailed and sustainable action plan is key. Change your health outlook […]

It’s green for lean as ‘traffic-lights’  cut down obesity

THE Spanish Government has announced a raft of measures to tackle the nation’s obesity problem, including a change in the way food is labelled. And it will be following in the footsteps of other European countries by adopting the Nutri-Score traffic-light, food-labelling system. Maria Luisa Carcedo, Minister of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, announced the […]

Don’t call me ginger!

NATURAL-BORN redheads have a biology unlike any other. It’s the rarest hair colour in the world, and with it comes a unique set of health consequences. Thanks to a single genetic mutation, and a few other mysterious causes, redheads have different pain tolerances, sexual encounters, and risks for disease than any other person with a […]

Canary bananas may counter colon cancer

RESEARCHERS at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid are carrying out a study into whether Canarian bananas can prevent colon cancer, because of the high content of their soluble-fibre pectin. The study, backed the Association of Organisations of Canary Banana Producers (Asprocan), is looking into the possible, positive effects of Canarian-banana intake as an aid to […]

Inflammation is a killer

FOLLOWING a diet which is packed with foods that lower the markers of inflammation in our bodies, can lower our risk for an early death. If you’re hoping to live a long and healthy life, you might want to embrace an anti-inflammatory diet. This is one which includes foods like fruits and vegetables, and mostly […]

Get in the swim to improve your life!

SWIMMING is one of the most popular sports. As well as being fun, it is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and make friends. Swimming is a healthy pastime that you can continue throughout your life, and is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits. Swimming for fun Swimming […]

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