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The Nightmare of Flu-Induced Narcolepsy

What a difference a month makes.<p>Before the start of December, the annual flu season was expected to be normal with an average number of people suffering and a low rate of hospitalizations and deaths. Yet in the last week, that picture has changed completely as flu has spiked in certain regions of …

Insomnia

Not Just a Pooping Disease: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease

<i>Co-authored with Stephanie Hughes</i><p>Dec. 1 marked the start of Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, a week dedicated to educating the public about Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis and how these diseases affect patients and the loved ones that support them.<p>Approximately 1.4 …

Colitis

Sleep: the secrets of getting a good night's rest

The index card: sleep expert Kevin Morgan outlines the do's and dont's for both problem sleepers and everybody else

5 Ways To Get Good Bacteria In Your Stomach

We have more bacteria in our gut than cells in our body.<p>As foreign as it sounds, the word microbiome may soon be part of the mainstream lexicon. The term refers to the microbes or bacteria that naturally inhabit the body from the surface of your skin to your gut. We tend to think of microbes as …

Wellness

How to Analyze Your Dreams in 7 Steps

About a year ago, I had a bizarre dream.<p>I was in a large white space, like something in between a hospital and heaven (how heaven looks in the movies, anyway). There was a room with a row of gurneys with sick people on them. There was a doctor, and he told me gravely that I had "organic brain …

Positive Thinking

The Strange Reason You're Exhausted

Still think that cup of coffee after dinner won't screw with your slumber? Here's the thing: The participants didn't report <i>feeling</i> like they'd gotten less sleep, even though they had. But we're willing to bet you'll start to feel pretty groggy and sluggish if you're getting less-than-ideal sleep on …

The Multifunctional Ted Bed – Comfortable In Any Position

Multifunctional furniture is always a great investment and a wonderful choice, whether you have a tiny home and you need the extra space this type of …

Furniture

Backlash

• <b>Author:</b> Lynda La Plante<p><b>A suspect. An arrest. A confession. A case done and dusted...?</b><p>Five years ago a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy street. <b>DCS James Langton</b> headed the investigation; the case was never closed. It has haunted him ever since. And now comes another …

Christmas is Murder

• <b>Author:</b> Val McDermid<p>Available in ebook for the first time ever, this duo of classic Christmas crime short stories by <i>Sunday Times</i> number one bestseller, Val McDermid - <i>A Traditional Christmas</i> and <i>A Wife in a Million</i> - introduces DI Maggie Staniforth.<p>In <i>A Traditional Christmas</i>, the peace of a picture …

The Redbreast

• <b>Author:</b> Jo Nesbø<p><i>Not all angels are heaven sent. I am one such angel, and I have come to pass judgement on the living, and the dead...</i><p>A report of a rare and unusual gun - a type favoured by assassins - being smuggled into the country sparks Detective Harry Hole's interest. Then a former WW2 Nazi …

The Devil's Star

• <b>Author:</b> Jo Nesbø<p>FROM THE AUTHOR OF <i>THE SNOWMAN</i> - OVER 9 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE<p>THE MARK OF THE DEVIL, THE SIGN OF A KILLER...<p>A young woman is murdered in her flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, …

Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

<b>2. The Line Lift</b><br>Stuck in line at the store? Use the time to practice your balance. Lift one foot slightly off the floor and see how long you can stand on one leg, then try the other. Since you have to clench your abs as you do this, you’ll be getting a mini core workout as you wait.<p><b>3. The Phone</b> …

Workouts

Gluten-Free Desserts: Recipe for Carrot and Date Muffin

But at this gluten-free cakery, it’s impossible to make a triple or quadruple batch because gluten-free recipes are calibrated in a certain way that if doubled, the recipe won’t taste the same. In fact, when owner and self-taught baker Denise Cumming tried to triple her best-selling recipe, her …

Dessert

Pork belly in bitter-orange and guava adobo recipe

<i>Serves six</i><p><b>for the marinade</b><br>50g (1¾oz) dried ancho chillis*<br>50g (1¾oz) dried guajillo chillis*<br>1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>8 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped<br>3 tsp ground cumin<br>1½ tsp dried oregano<br>½ tsp smoked paprika<br>¼ tsp fennel seeds, crushed<br>125ml (4fl oz) freshly squeezed orange juice<br>60ml (2¼fl …

Why even successful women are insecure about their looks

<b>When a recent discussion about beauty on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here ended in tears, the surprise was not the emotion shown - but the person showing it.</b><p>Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington is credited with inspiring a generation of young swimmers. She was the first British …

Psychology

Embracing Fear in Relationships -- And Learning to Use It as a Tool

Since I can remember, I have always been a bit more anxious than the average person. As a very young child (at even 3 and 4 years old), I can remember worrying and thinking about things that I knew other kids my age likely didn't think about. I would worry if my mom was a few minutes late to pick …

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Chronic dissatisfaction is an epidemic in our outer-focused culture. We live in a world of "never enough." Never rich enough, thin enough, attractive enough, youthful enough, happy enough, accomplished enough or good enough. But how can we ever experience contentment if we are never satisfied with …

7 Practical Tips for Reducing Stress

<b>Deep Breathing vs. Shallow Breathing</b><p>Breathing deeply can help to reduce your stress and provide oxygen to your brain to help you focus. Most people do not know how to "deep breath" and so they end up breathing shallow breaths which can cause hyperventilation.<p>Place your hand on your stomach and push …

Creative Ways to Use Dumbbells

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells<p>Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try …

The Fast Metabolism Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Haylie Pomroy<p>Beverly Hills nutritionist Haylie Pomroy has a long list of loyal celebrity clients – including Jennifer Lopez, Raquel Welch and Reese Witherspoon. With this book she reveals her red carpet secrets – and promises you can lose up to 20lbs in 28 days.<p>On this plan you’re going to …

The Dying Hours

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Billingham<p>A cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place.<p>However, no one listens to Tom Thorne anymore. Having …

Above Suspicion

• <b>Author:</b> Lynda La Plante<p><b>The first instalment in the bestselling Anna Travis series from the BAFTA-winning writer Lynda La Plante</b><p>Young <b>Anna Travis</b> has been assigned to her first murder case - a series of killings that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives. They started eight years ago - now …

Rush of Blood

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Billingham<p>Perfect strangers.<br>A perfect holiday.<br>The perfect murder...<p>Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and …

Blind Fury

• <b>Author:</b> Lynda La Plante<p>A motorway service station on the M1: dimly lit, run down, poorly supervised, flickering lights, dark corners; a favourite stopover for long-distance lorry drivers on their way up north from London. Behind it, a body is found in a ditch, that of a girl barely out of her …

Bones In Her Pocket (Temperance Brennan Short Story)

• <b>Author:</b> Kathy Reichs<p>Dr Temperance Brennan is in unfamiliar territory as she races to learn the truth from the bones – before it’s too late. A new, exclusive straight-to-digital short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and No.1 bestselling author of <i>Deja Dead</i>, <i>Bones Are</i> …

Broken Silence (The Baltimore Series Book 3.5)

• <b>Author:</b> Karen Rose<p><b>BROKEN SILENCE is a thrilling enovella from Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose. 'Intense, complex and unforgettable' James Patterson.</b><p>Assistant State's Attorney Daphne Montgomery has been told to take time off after recent personal trauma. But she refuses to sit on the side lines …

From the Dead

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Billingham<p>When Donna Langford receives a very recent photo of her ex-husband in the post, she gets the shock of her life. Because she’s just spent ten years in prison for organising his murder. When her daughter goes missing, Donna believes there can only be one man responsible and …