Susan Kiernan

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Why is diabetes killing so many teenagers?

Young British men have a problem with diabetes. Recent studies have highlighted that death rates from type 1 diabetes in boys and men aged 15 to 24 …

5 Cardiologist-Approved Recipes

Recipes

Study: Short-Term Steroid Use Has Lasting Effects

New research from scientists at the University of Oslo finds that even brief steroid intake can have permanent effects on the user’s body. The researchers say their findings should fuel discussion about how long athletes should be banned if they test positive for doping agents.<p>According to the …

Fake News

Allergy Awareness Week: Third Of Population Feel Zero Sympathy Towards 10 Million Allergy Sufferers

Roughly 10 million people in the UK are allergic or intolerant to at least one type of food. However the rest of the nation has no sympathy towards …

Most common food allergies

Here's a look at eight foods or food groups identified as major food allergens.

Food Allergies

Can Food Allergies Be Prevented in Kids?

This story is provided and presented by The Iowa Clinic.<p><i>A new research study says maybe so.</i><p>In February, the news rippled across the medical …

Biomedicine

Are you consuming dangerous quantities of alcohol?

The abusive consumption of alcohol is getting worse among young people, notably women, in many developed countries. This warning comes in the latest report by the 34-nation OECD.<p>The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, which advises governments, says consumption in these countries …

UK needs to get tougher on alcohol - OECD

<b>Tougher measures are needed to tackle high rates of alcohol consumption in the UK, international experts say.</b><p>The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development review of the 34 wealthiest countries found average annual consumption of pure alcohol was 10.6 litres per person - equal to 115 …

Alcohol

There is no such thing as a safe level of alcohol consumption

Last week I attended a discussion group chaired by the Observer's health correspondent Denis Campbell where one of the other experts, a public health doctor, asserted that alcohol should be treated differently from tobacco (and by inference other drugs) because there is no safe dose of tobacco …

5 Healthy Reasons to Stay Hydrated

Summertime means sunbathing on the beach, picnicking with your family and enjoying the outdoors. Naturally, this means spending more time in the sun …

12 Unexpected Reasons To Drink More Water

<i>By Laura Schwecherl</i><p>With the holidays a long distant memory and healthy habits on the forefront of our minds, many of us are trading pitchers of beer …

The Disturbing Side Effect of Drinking One Soda a Day

Looking at DNA samples of 5,309 participants, the researchers found that drinking soda was related to shorter telomere length in white blood cells. The researchers estimated that drinking 20 ounces of soda daily made you 4.6 years older.<p>"[Telomeres] are protective caps at the ends of chromosomes," …

One man's long battle with eating disorders

A<b>nyone who has suffered from an eating disorder</b> is probably skilled in the art of hiding it from his or her loved ones and friends. Such deception is …

New Study Confirms: Consumption of Sugary Drinks Increases Risk of Heart Disease

Scientists at UC Davis conducted an interesting study with the participation of 85 young healthy adults. During a two week trial, participants drank …

Diabetes

Big Dead Bodybuilders

The Ultimate Price of Pro Bodybuilding?<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Becoming a top level bodybuilder requires the use of powerful drugs which have …

Biomedicine