Mindful Beauty Is On The Rise


At this point most of us are more than well acquainted with the idea of mindfulness. From embracing weekly yoga classes to taking up daily journaling, we’re all being encouraged to switch-off and hone in on our physical and mental wellbeing. The philosophy has crept into our relationship with food, as well as how we parent with the help of new-age how-to books. Read More…

Ear Infections & Earache

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The medical term for an ear infection is otitis media.  The word otitis stands for ear which means inflammation and the term media means middle as the infection usually occurs in the middle ear canal.

Although children are more likely to suffer from ear infections, and this is often due to the narrow passage that connects the middle ear to the nose which can get blocked easily, adults may suffer from ear infection too for a variety of reasons.

The symptoms of ear infection in adults may be ear pain, discharge and congestion in the ears which can lead to hearing problems such as muffled hearing. Read More…

A Work-Out With Good Vibrations


This article has been reproduced by kind permission of The Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine.

What can a woman do when her formerly svelte man becomes a roly-poly with a health warning over his head? For my colleague Michael’s wife Lindsay, it was a case of decisive persuasion, as Michael remembers. ‘Years of business lunches and lazy weekends had clearly taken their toll so, after months of barracking from Lindsay, and our GP warning about the increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, I agreed to do something. But I had no idea what.’

Michael had never been drawn to gyms and ‘having watched our local military fitness group in the park I doubted I’d last a session without help from the emergency services’. Then came a breakthrough. Read More…