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11 easy ways to tackle night time anxiety

We’ve all been there. After a long, tiring day all you want to do is crawl into bed and fall straight to sleep… Only it seems your mind has other plans. Instead of drifting off into weightless slumber, your brain fires up, your pulse quickens and your head becomes crowded with endless worries you thought had been parked for the day. Sound familiar? “Around 80% of people say their worries whirlwind out of control at night,”says Nicky Lidbetter, chief executive of support group Anxiety UK. “With stress, we tend to worry…

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Anti-depressants really do work, according to major new study

It’s hoped the latest research could help end any stigma about taking the medication   Scientists have finally concluded that anti-depressants work following the results of a major new study. According to the results – published in the Lancet – which analysed data from 522 trials involving 116,477 people, it was found 21 common anti-depressants were all more effective at reducing symptoms of acute depression than placebos. The authors of the report said it showed that many more people could benefit from the drugs, although the study also showed big differences in how effective…

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6 things to see your pharmacist for (if you can’t get a GP appointment)

Pharmacists working in high street pharmacies are highly-trained health professionals, who can help with lots of health-related matters as well as supply medicines. A new public health campaign is urging people to consult a pharmacist first for minor illnesses, such as sore throats, coughs and colds, instead of booking a GP appointment, which is estimated to cost the NHS £31. The Stay Well campaignaims to reduce the number of unnecessary doctor and hospital visits, which are estimated to cost the NHS £850 million per year. Here are a few things your…

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Karela Juice For Weight Loss: What Makes It A Perfect Drink To Burn Fat

So, it may not be one of the most loved vegetables across the world, but it is a universally acknowledged fact that karela, or bitter gourd, is one of the most nutritious veggies one can add to their diet. The bitter-pungent taste of this wonder veggie may have given karela a ‘not-so popular’ rep amongst many, but once you develop a taste for these lovely bitters – there is just no looking back. The many savoury bitter gourd preparations are a proof to India’s obsession with karela. Bitter gourd juice contains a…

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Tomato Juice Benefits: From Improving Digestion To Boosting Eye Health And More!

Tomato makes an indispensable part of the Indian and international cuisine. This beautiful red fruit not just adds a tangy flavour to innumerable delicacies but has several health and beauty benefits to offer. Not just tomato, but its juice is also nutrient-rich and low in calories and fat. So, if you are looking to lose weight, this drink is just for you. In fact, according to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing, one glass of tomato juice contains 74 percent of your recommended daily vitamin C intake. Other key…

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Should you breastfeed or give formula to your premature baby? Here’s what WHO recommends

Babies, even those who are premature, underweight or sickly, should be exclusively breastfed, from the maternity ward and ideally for two years, UN agencies said on Wednesday. Hospitals and health facilities must support mothers in breastfeeding right after delivery and not promote use of infant formula unless there is a medical reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. “This initiative is really about the first few days of life, it’s about what happens in our birthing facilities. ..It is a critical juncture to make sure…

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