Wellness

Cutting salt intake could stop excessive toilet trips in the wee small hours

Frequently needing the toilet in the middle of the night is a condition that affects more than half of 50s, leading to fatigue, irritability and a groggy feeling in the morning.<p>But scientists believe they have found a solution, and it could be as simple as a slight dietary tweak.<p>Japanese …

Salt

Night-time loo trips 'linked to salt in diet'

<b>People who wake at night with an urge to go to the loo may need to cut back on salt in their diets, doctors from Japan are suggesting.</b><p>The problem - called nocturia - which mainly affects the over-60s, leads to disrupted sleep and can significantly affect people's lives.<p>In a study of more than 300 …

Salt

A growing number of people think jumping into icy water could help you get fit

When you want to get fit, you inevitably have to decide how far you're willing to go.<p>Maybe you commit to training for a half marathon. Perhaps you forego your misgivings about cults and join your local Crossfit "box" (kidding, Crossfitters!).<p>So how does a daily plunge into an ice-cold pool …

10 Things That Are Keeping Everyone From Living Their Healthiest Life

Let me guess: You eat sprouted alfalfa salads, run 6 miles a day, take a vitamin-B complex, and are a raw-juicing machine. In fact, you follow all …

Health

30 Secrets Gastroenterologists Will Never Tell You

Yes, they deal with people’s poop on a daily basis and want to help you with diarrhea.<p><i>Gastroenterologists are physicians dedicated to treating and managing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) and liver. Basically, they’re who you go to when you’re experiencing major stomach, bowel, or</i> …

Cancer

Sleep apnoea treatment reduces urges to pee at night

Obstructive sleep apnoea is often associated with excessive urinating at nighttime.<p>People who suffer from breathing difficulties while asleep are …

Bedtime Stories

Five easy ways you can be great in bed as the clocks spring forward

If you were grumbling this morning about losing an hour of precious ­shuteye, you may have good reason.<p>Evidence shows that putting the clocks forward …

Bedtime Stories

Chew on this: the Viva Mayr clinic’s hardcore detox comes to the UK

A cult – and very expensive – Austrian health clinic beloved of Michael Gove, Tracey Emin and the Rolling Stones is coming to London next month. But does it really do anyone any good?<p>The Viva Mayr clinic, a functional-looking alpine lodge, overlooks Lake Altaussee in Austria. Here a very famous …

Michael Gove

7 Easy Tips For Therapeutic Relief For a Bloated Belly

<i>The following post was originally published on Clean Living Guide.</i><p>When we're feeling gassy or bloated, it can seem like we're the only ones with this embarrassing problem. But the reality is that many people regularly experience gastro-intestinal discomfort. In fact, surveys suggest that close to …

Yoga

What's Happening Inside Your Body During a Soul-Crushing Hangover - Vice

The medical term for a hangover is veisalgia, and it's absolutely perfect—so on the nose it's hard to believe it's real. The word's roots are Norwegian and Greek; "uneasiness following debauchery" (<i>kveis)</i> and "pain" (<i>algia</i>). <i>I mean…</i><p>We've certainly all been there, buried in a debt of pain when the …

Alcohol

Do these things to get rid of your brain fog

Does it feel like the answer to every question is always on the tip of your tongue, but you can never recall it? Or does it seem like you’re still in …

The Brain

What You Need to Know About So-Hot-Right-Now Infrared Spa Therapy - Bloomberg

Infrared saunas are the next model boxing.<p>It’s the latest new-old thing that has received attention from fashion types, celebrities, and social media …

A hot bath may provide the same health benefits as exercising

A recent study from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University says that an hour-long hot bath can boost metabolic health and cause an anti-inflammatory response similar to exercise. The TODAY anchors are all in!

Health

How Acupuncture Cured One Woman's Acne

Imagine this: You’re lying on your stomach or back. Someone gently prods points on your body looking for a tender spot, then swiftly taps in a thread-thin needle before slowly working it deeper, a millimeter at a time. Muscles ache and release, tingles go up and down your limbs. Occasionally it …

Skin Care

What cocaine does to your body and brain

Cocaine interferes with the way our brain absorbs and recycles certain hormones, including those that play key roles in pleasure, desire, and drive. It also appears to acutely affect parts of our brain that play a role in forming and retrieving memories, which may influence our chances of becoming …

The Brain

These are the reasons you should consider switching from coffee to tea

We love coffee. It’s one of the most delicious and delightfully caffeinated beverages out there. But there’s more to the world of hot drinks than …

Tea

This is why your hangovers get worse as you get older

It’s the end of the week and by now we all have that Friday feeling, eager to get down to the pub and feel the sweet, cold relief of our favorite …

Lifestyle

6 Ways Digestive Problems Could Be Totally Screwing With Your Weight

It could explain why that number on the scale is rising.<p>When everything is flowing smoothly, life is good. And we're not just talking good hair days or a flawless presentation at work. Your digestive tract counts too. But when it's out of whack, it could affect—you guessed it—the scale. …

Bacteria

The One Hot Drink That Helps Hangovers And Boosts Metabolism, According To A Dietitian

Nothing is worse than waking up after a night out with a headache and the feeling like you’re rocking on a boat. There’s one hot drink that not only …

Weight Loss

The easiest way to kick your caffeine habit

How to deal with everything from sluggishness to constipation<p>I’ve had migraines since I was a young kid, but about a year ago I had one that lasted for 10 days straight. When it finally passed, I knew a drastic change in lifestyle was in order. While preventative and acute medications can certainly …

Coffee

Losartan: uses, dose, warnings, side effects

We explain everything you need to know about taking this angiotensin receptor blocker for high blood pressure, diabetic kidney disease or heart …

Diabetes

5 Times Taking A Bath Is Better Than Taking a Shower

We're all for efficiency, but sometimes a good soak is just what your body ordered.<p>Here's the truth: taking a bath is way less practical and efficient than taking a shower. It’s like taking a cross-country sleeper train when you could fly in a fraction of the time, not to mention that you’re …

Skin Care

Here's The Truth About This Goop-Approved Sex Supplement

In the new Goop sex toy gift guide (which is part of the Goop sex issue), nestled between a $165 deck of sex cards and $44 pubic hair oil, there's a little something for your "sexual energy": mason pine pollen. According to the site, Sun Potion Mason Pine Pollen "may support immunity, metabolism, …

FDA

How to quit sugar for good

Ever wonder why everyone’s all heart-eyed about sugar? The reason is simple: It tastes good. “It’s a comfort flavor for human beings,” Karmeen Kulkarni, director of global scientific affairs in diabetes care for Abbott, told Fox News. But beyond making your taste buds go wild, it doesn’t do much …

Eating

Lack of sleep leads to diminished grasp of facial expressions

Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, aging skin, elevated cholesterol levels, weight gain and more. Now …

Psychology

Why You Should Cope With Your Stress Now And How To Deal With It

Did you know stress can literally eat away your brain (and potentially making you stupider)? And we’re not being dramatic—it may even kill you!Today …

Yale

5 Surprising Ways To Heal Your Gut

Between inflammatory processed foods packed with sugars and simple carbohydrates and general life stressors, our guts are all a little worse for …

Apple Cider Vinegar

If Your Doctor Didn't Tell You to Take Vitamin Supplements, Then Why Are You?

While experts agree that multivitamins aren't needed for most Americans, there’s been a lot of talk about vitamins lately. Enough to make one wonder: …

Vitamins

5 Things You Need To Know About Millennials And Health

by , Columnist,<p>Youth may be wasted on the young, but when it comes to taking control of their health and well-being, Millennials are pretty much …

Health Care

6 Ways Listening To Music Improves Both Your Physical And Mental Health

If you thought the reason you love music was just for entertainment, you were wrong.<p>Music is a natural medicine. The ancient civilizations knew that …

Flute