Cold homes have a significant impact on people's health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm. Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression. The chances of these problems are higher if you're vulnerable to cold-related illnesses because of one or more of the following: you're over 65 you're on a low income (so can't afford heating) you have a long-term health condition, such as heart, lung or kidney disease you are disabled
Adding a spoonful of table sugar to a glass of water could be just as good as - or better than - a sports drink, several media outlets have reported. The news comes from a study that compared whether a group of long-distance cyclists performed better when they had a glucose or sucrose mix drink.
"The last line of antibiotic defence against some serious infections is under threat," The Guardian reports, after researchers found that E.coli bacteria from food products in China has developed resistance to colistin â
"Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could help people live longer, new research has found," The Independent reports. Research suggests a link between regular coffee consumption and reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease - whether people drank the normal or decaffeinated variety.
Here's some facts about pharmacists: -Pharmacists are available without appointment for advice and treatment for minor ailments -Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals and have support teams ready to answer questions and offer advice -It's a pharmacist's job to help you get the most out of your medicines -Pharmacists study at university for 4 years and then have a further year in practice before qualifying -The majority of pharmacies now have consultation rooms, where you can talk to a pharmacist without being overheard