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Cycling to work: 10 things you need to know

From finding the right bike to practicing your journey first, we’ve listed 10 things every person cycling to work needs to know about ahead of Cycle To Work Day this

11 no-nonsense fitness facts PT James Smith wants you to know

Separating fact from fad – Healthista editor Olivia Hartland-Robbins asks social media sensation James Smith for his no-nonsense fitness facts James Smith. Does he even need an introduction? He’s one

30 day fat-burning home workout challenge

Your fat burning, calorie torching, full body, 30-day home-workout challenge is here with celebrity PT Svava Sigbertsdottir aka The Viking Method. Are you ready? Let’s do this You asked, we’ve delivered.

These 30 minute fat-burning home workouts will get you active in self-isolation

Just because we’re all in self-isolation, doesn’t mean we’re ignoring the fact it’s workout Wednesday. Health and fitness coach Helle Hammonds is here with three sweat-inducing workouts that you can do

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Spikes in emergency room visits found for respiratory problems in the days before a thunderstorm

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from the University of Oregon, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Illinois has found evidence of an increase in the number of people going to the emergency room for respiratory problems in the days before a thunderstorm. In their paper published

The importance of estrogen cycles

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Oral contraceptives are implicated in slightly increasing breast cancer risk. This birth control method contains forms of estrogen, a hormone that binds ERalpha (estrogen receptor alpha), to alter the reproductive cycle. While much is known about estrogen signaling, few have researched how receptor homeostasis is maintained

Nutrition

5 popular diets explained – the nutritionist’s guide

Keto, sirtfood, paleo – just how many popular diets are there? And which ones are actually good for you? We

Want to lose weight? Meet the trainer who says you’re probably not eating enough

If you want to lose weight you count calories and eat less, right? Not necessarily, says Terry Fairclough, a leading

Healthy eating – exactly what these Instagram superstars eat in a day

Want healthy eating tips for the real world? Healthista quizzed three Instagram superstars on exactly what they eat in a

This is how fermented foods can transform your health

Fermented foods are literally everywhere, but can eating foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi and kefir benefit your health? Editor Anna

Veganuary – 9 things this doctor wants you to know about going vegan

Did you take on Veganuary this year? Are you looking to go vegan or make plant-based eating a more permanent

Healthy eating – What this Instagram fitness legend eats in a day

Want healthy eating inspiration? Healthista quizzed fitness legend Laura ‘Biceps’ Hoggins on her daily healthy eating hacks Laura Hoggins, better

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To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha

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A team of researchers from the University of Oregon, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Illinois has found evidence of an increase in the number of people going to the emergency room for respiratory problems in the days before a thunderstorm. In their paper published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, the group describes their study of Medicare data and thunderstorms and what they learned from it.

Over the past several decades, there has been anecdotal evidence of spikes in emergency room visits for patients with respiratory complaints in the days leading up to major

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Oral contraceptives are implicated in slightly increasing breast cancer risk. This birth control method contains forms of estrogen, a hormone that binds ERalpha (estrogen receptor alpha), to alter the reproductive cycle. While much is known about estrogen signaling, few have researched how receptor homeostasis is maintained to ensure regular cycling.

Deborah Lannigan, Ph.D., and colleagues discovered that RSK2, a potential tumor-suppressor protein, is integral for ERalpha levels when comparing reproductive tissues of wild-type and RSK2 knockout mice.

Further analysis by mammary gland staining showed that RSK2 maintains receptor homeostasis, and therefore regular cycling, by reducing oxidative

In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, Tannissa Jefferies, a physical education teacher at Saltillo Primary School, helps students arriving on their first day get to their proper hallway as they enter from the carpool line in Saltillo, Miss. As schools reopen around the country, their ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand is about to be put to the test. (Adam Robison/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part.

As educators prepare to welcome students back to class for the

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Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit with coronavirus deaths, as India passed the milestone of two million infections.

The world’s worst-affected region has reported 213,120 fatalities, 460 more than Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official data.

Worldwide there have been more than 19 million cases of coronavirus and over 715,000 deaths from the illness since it was first reported in China at the end of last year.

The virus has flared up again in areas where it appeared to have been curbed and has steadily

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It would be a brave person who tried to argue that the UK government, over the past several years, hadn’t shown a kind of systemic ableism in its attitudes towards and policies dealing with disabled people.

This ableism is reflected in wider societal and media-based discourses in the UK. Over the past few months in particular, the government’s dealings with deaf citizens and the media coverage of and British Sign Language (BSL) during the coronavirus pandemic has again shown this entrenched ableism and caused immense frustration and anger.

Media exposure for deaf communities

Alexithymia is a personality trait characterised by an inability to identify and describe emotions. Credit: Rawpixel.com/ Shutterstock

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental illness. They don’t discriminate, affecting people of all ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities, ages and backgrounds. However, one group is disproportionately affected by these disorders: people on the autism spectrum.

Eating disorders in are poorly understood, but they tend to be more severe and long-lasting. The longer a person lives with their eating disorder, the harder it is to recover. This may partly explain why some studies suggest autistic people have