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Ex-BuzzFeed star Kelsey Darragh shares her top tips on managing mental health

Covid-19, lockdowns, quarantine, now more than ever, people are struggling with their mental health. Healthista spoke to Kelsey Darragh who has written a book from her own personal experiences, in

8 best squat proof leggings – tried and tested

Squat proof leggings are an essential gym kit item every woman needs. That’s why Healthista have functionality-tested the best leggings to see which ones pass the squat test We’ve all

Lockdown 2.0 – Healthista’s 30 day home workout challenge with celebrity trainer Svava Sigbertsdottir

Lockdown 2.0 home workout routine sorted. For fat burning, calorie torching, full body workouts – look no further than Healthista’s 30-day home-workout challenge with celebrity PT Svava Sigbertsdottir Another Lockdown

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe reveals why dance is the best way to keep fit

How do the dancers on Strictly Come Dancing look that good? Well, it may have something to do with all that dancing they do. Former Strictly pro Natalie Lowe, reveals

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Nations plan for vaccine as global virus cases top 65 million

Britain is training healtcare workers to administer the Covid-19 vaccine after it become the first country to approve one for public use Global coronavirus infections surged past 65 million on Friday even as countries doubled down on restrictions and plans to roll out vaccines gathered pace. The World Health Organization

Gen Z teens dieting and worrying about weight more than previous generations

Teenagers who dieted and thought they were overweight had greater symptoms of depression than those in previous generations. Credit: dotshock/ Shutterstock The proportion of teenagers who are overweight or obese has risen over the past 30 years. In parallel, there has been an increase in societal focus on weight loss

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5 benefits of peanut butter

Is peanut butter your go to snack? Well good news, this moreish treat has a few health benefits to its

Stressed out? These stress-reducing foods could help

Are you feeling more stressed out than usual? For Stress Awareness Week, Health Coach and Mindfulness Teacher Louise Murray reveals 12

Make your Halloween tastier with these delicious pumpkin recipes

Halloween is here and so are all the pumpkins. If you’re in need to some Halloween inspiration look no further

5 signs of vitamin D deficiency affecting your wellbeing

Around a billion people globally and some 10 million Brits aren’t getting enough vitamin D. A new study has found

8 eating tips for a runner’s diet – Healthista

A runner’s diet needs the best nutrition for endurance and recovery. Top sport nutritionist Renee McGregor explains how to work

Bloated stomach? 5 common causes of bloating and how to help

Bloated stomach? Gassy? Tummy cramps? These common symptoms can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Nutritionist Rick Hay reveals 5 causes of

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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

Britain is training healtcare workers to administer the Covid-19 vaccine after it become the first country to approve one for public use

Global coronavirus infections surged past 65 million on Friday even as countries doubled down on restrictions and plans to roll out vaccines gathered pace.

The World Health Organization warned against complacency and what it said was an erroneous belief that because vaccines are on the near-horizon, the COVID-19 crisis is over.

“Vaccines do not equal zero COVID,” WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan told a virtual news conference, adding that not everyone will be able to receive it early

Teenagers who dieted and thought they were overweight had greater symptoms of depression than those in previous generations. Credit: dotshock/ Shutterstock

The proportion of teenagers who are overweight or obese has risen over the past 30 years. In parallel, there has been an increase in societal focus on weight loss and dieting—namely in the form of “anti-obesity” public health campaigns, the expansion of the weight-loss and fitness industry, and weight-focused media content—from TV shows to social media trends. We know that these messages have not translated in a decrease in the prevalence of obesity, which has

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More than half of adults with type 2 diabetes had long-term remission following gastric bypass surgery, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Bariatric surgery helps people with severe obesity lose a lot of weight and improve their health. Two common types of bariatric surgery are lap band surgery, which places a band around the top of the stomach to create a very small pouch that can hold only a small amount of food, and gastric bypass, which reduces the size of the stomach, causes hormonal

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Race is not biology. As a social construct, race is an unreliable predictor of physiologic variation and a notoriously unreliable marker for biologic differences across populations.

To reflect this growing realization, hospital systems and professional medical organizations have started reconsidering the use of race in clinical calculators that estimate how well a person’s kidneys work. Indeed, some hospital systems have already removed race from these commonly used clinical tools.

But what this move might mean for patients remains unclear.

Now a new study from Harvard Medical School forecasts the effects of this change if implemented nationwide.

According to scientific estimations, humans are exposed to 10,000 to 100,000 environmental and exogenous compounds in an individual lifetime. Various molecules as well as co-exposures can impact drug efficacy. Credit: Pixabay

Humans are exposed to various environmental or dietary molecules that can attenuate or even increase the effect of therapeutic drugs. Studies on the industrial chemical bisphenol A and the phytoestrogen genistein, for example, have shown drug-exposome interactions. However, interactions between exposures and therapeutic agents have not been systematically investigated to date, conclude chemists Benedikt Warth and Manuel Pristner at the University of Vienna in a review article published in

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Vietnam reported its first local transmission of COVID-19 in nearly three months on Monday, with officials scrambling to prevent a wider outbreak in the country’s most populous city.

The communist nation was applauded earlier this year for controlling the pandemic with strict restrictions on movement, extensive quarantine measures and a robust track-and-trace regime.

But late on Monday the announced that that it had detected coronavirus in a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City, a relative of a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant who tested positive on the weekend.

“A temporary lockdown has been made