Lazy Brits are not exercising enough, study finds

lifestyle changesNew research has painted a damning picture of Britain’s adults…Almost half of us are simply never doing any exercise.

The British Heart Foundation carried out a study and made the alarming discovery that a shocking 44% of adults do not engage in any form of moderate-intensity exercise, meaning British activity levels are shamefully amongst the worst across Europe.

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Male impotence drug Viagra makes it hard for Malaria to spread

viagraThe hugely popular erectile dysfunction medication Viagra (sildenafil citrate) has been taken by men all around the world for over 15 years to help stiffen erections for sex, and it seems this very stiffening prowess has been found to be the key element in aiding a decreased risk in the transmission of the mosquito-borne malaria parasite Plasmodium from humans to mosquitoes. In turn, this would then prevent a further passing of the virus to other people.

The findings have been laid bare in a study conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the CNRS, INSERM, Université Paris Descartes at the Institut Cochin and the Institut Pasteur.

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Medical Specialists® Pharmacy Proud to Support Skincare Awareness Week 2015

skincare awareness weekSummer is just around the corner and now would be the perfect time for everyone to think about skin health, and in particularly, protecting the skin from damage – primarily from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by sun and tanning beds, which can both cause premature ageing or skin cancer through over exposure.

With that in mind, DestinationSkin launched the first ever Skincare Awareness Week on 11 May, running to the 17th, which will look to boost awareness of how important it is – for both sexes – to properly take care of the skin.

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Obesity crisis could be worsened by our drinking habits

wineThe European Parliament will decide in the future if all alcoholic drinks should be sold bearing the calorie content of the drink printed on its label.

Experts have argued that many drinkers are completely unaware of the amount of calories in the drinks they are consuming, and that the listing of calorie content on all drink labels is vital to try and put a halt to the increasing problem of obesity.

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Asthma cure only five years away?

asthma cureMany of the 5.4 million people in Britain suffering with asthma would probably think an outright cure for the lung condition is something that will simply never happen in their lifetime.

However, this is exactly what could occur in the next five years after scientists claim to have discovered what may be the root cause of asthma, leading to a breakthrough for treatment in the near future – not just for asthma, but maybe for chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) too.

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