Health

Are visual problems a headache?

Eyesight is arguably the most important of all the senses. We learn to rely on it more than any other sense immediately from birth and, for one reason or another, we all seem to take it for granted. Until there is a problem that is, and suddenly we long for perfect vision above all else.

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Unhappiness is a wandering mind

It’s true. New research shows that a mind that won’t concentrate on the task before it causes unhappiness in the daydreamer …

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Josie Russell launches first art show

Josie Russell has spoken of her excitement about putting on her first exhibition at Plas Newydd, a National Trust property on Anglesey. The 23-year-old is truly a phenomenon. Fourteen years ago she, her sister and mother were subjected to a random hammer attack which killed two of them, leaving Josie alive but with severe brain damage …

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Look out for gender benders

Bisphenol A (BPA), which is used widely in food and drinks containers to harden plastics, could be a cause of falling male fertility rates, and much else besides …

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“Dead” patient wakes at morgue

A man who was pronounced dead by an ambulance crew was later found to be breathing by an undertaker. Paramedics at the scene ran a series of checks and declared him dead …

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Politicians make our problems

It’s only when we follow politics in any detail that we come to realize just how truly dangerous politicians are over time. That remark was prompted by the World Health Organisation’s admission that the H1N1 virus, so-called Swine ‘Flu, has now run its course …

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Can we read our health from fingernails?

In many ways our inner health is arrayed before us in our outer appearance. Some indicators may be more reliable than others, but we can get a general sense of ourselves with remarkably little knowledge …

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Olive oil and breast cancer

Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have confirmed that extra virgin olive oil prevents breast cancer and many other forms of the disease …

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Computer eye strain strategies

Eye strain can be a serious problem for those of us who spend much of our working day at the keyboard. So how bad is eye strain and what can be done about it? …

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Don’t get summer feet

Summer is a bad time for feet. The heat and extra exercise both contribute. Health issues such as poor circulation, diabetes and carrying extra weight can cause foot problems …

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