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The OCU recommends that you never (and from any brand) buy this famous supermarket product.

OCU's benchmark reports rank the products analyzed by this organization according to the score achieved for their overall quality. They can be very useful for consumers who want to avoid being deceived by marketing and advertising and start making more informed decisions when purchasing. However,...

I started drinking at 14 and my addiction made me suicidal – but now I’m sober and love myself

A woman talks about her struggle with alcohol and drugs from childhood after she became addicted to binge drinking at the age of 14. Abi Feltham, 35, from London, started drinking cider with her friends when she was 14, but her problem was that when they stopped, she was still...

Do ultra-processed snacks make up half of your diet? Scientists say you are more likely to get cancer due to demand for warnings...

Eating ultra-processed foods such as bulk bread, cereal, ham, fries and ice cream may increase your risk of cancer, a study finds. According to a study by Imperial College London, those who ate the most processed foods had the highest risk of developing all types of cancer. They were also more...

Can beta blockers prevent violent crime? Major study suggests heart drugs can reduce aggression

Drugs used to treat cardiovascular problems may also be linked to a decrease in violence, a new study from Sweden suggests. Drugs called beta blockers lower blood pressure and help dilate arteries and veins to improve blood flow. They can also help treat anxiety symptoms such as a fast...

Only half of Brits are confident they can bring a loved one back to life… so here’s how to do it

Only half of British adults believe they can give a loved one the kiss of life in cardiac arrest. More than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the UK each year, with eight in ten occurring at home. However, according to a survey by the British Heart Foundation, only 51 per...

Just sitting in traffic for 2 HOURS can cause brain damage, research shows

Breathing in diesel fumes while sitting in traffic for just a few hours can impair brain function and cognition, a new study shows. Traffic pollution has long been associated with memory problems, but long-term exposure was widely believed to pose the greatest risk. Researchers in Canada found that the damage...

From pot noodles to cookies and chocolate desserts, the ultra-processed foods have been promoted by the NHS Healthy Eating app after a bombshell study...

An NHS healthy eating app promotes ultra-processed junk food, describing cookies, cakes and chips as "good choices", a survey has found. Obesity campaigners called last night's revelation "unbelievable" and called for an urgent review of the NHS Food Scanner. The free app, which has been downloaded more than half a million...

Common hair loss myth debunked: GP says it’s NOT your mum’s fault if you start balding in your 30s…

If your mother's father went bald, you will too. It has been drummed into men for decades. But according to a family doctor, it's just an old wives' tale. Dr Sameer Sanghvi of online pharmacy Lloyds is now telling men: 'It's time to stop blaming your mum for your...

Is a post-Covid baby boom on the horizon? US births rise 1% in 2021, reversing seven-year downward trend – with older mothers driving...

The US birth rate has risen slightly during the Covid pandemic, new official figures show - reversing a worrying seven-year trend. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3,664,292 babies were born in 2021, an increase of one percent from the 3,613,647 born in 2020. The small increase...

Emergency workers announce another day of strikes: 999 callers in five regions of England to be affected by February 10 strike

Thousands of ambulance workers in five services across England will go on a picket line next week amid a long-running dispute over pay and working conditions. Ambulance workers who are members of Unison will strike on February 10 in London, Yorkshire, the South West, North East and North West. It...