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Giving Vegetables ‘Seductive Names’ May Encourage Healthy Eating

If you want to spruce up your dinner party menu or encourage your family to eat more healthily, the trick could be giving your vegetables “seductive names”. According to new research, using terms such as “sweet sizzlin’ green beans”, “crispy shallots” and “caramelised carrots” makes vegetables more appealing. In fact, the study, conducted by researchers at…

Little Girl With Inoperable Brain Cancer Tearfully Shares Her Dreams For The Future: ‘I Want To Be A Mum’

A 10-year-old girl with inoperable cancer has spoken about her wish to become a mum when she grows up, in a heartbreaking video shared by her family as they fundraise for her treatment. Anna Ortega, from the US, has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancerous tumour called a DIPG on her brain stem. The medication available…

‘People With HIV Regularly Face Discrimination’: Terrence Higgins Trust On Man Who Was Reportedly Turned Away From Tattoo Shop

A top charity whose role it is – among other things – to reduce stigma around people with HIV, has spoken out after a man was reportedly refused a tattoo because of his condition. Rob Curtis claims he had an appointment booked with Malvina Wisniewska at famous London tattoo shop Sang Bleu in Dalston.  However,…

Appendicitis Symptoms And Treatment Explained After Emma Willis Reveals She Had Emergency Surgery

Emma Willis has undergone emergency surgery after being diagnosed with a case of appendicitis. The presenter visited A&E with a stomach ache, which she originally dismissed as a “bad case of trapped wind”. But doctors soon discovered she had a “horribly infected appendix” which needed to be removed. Willis is now recovering at home, but…

Aloe Vera-Based Contraceptive Could Prevent Pregnancy With Fewer Side Effects Than The Pill

Women who struggle with side effects of the contraceptive pill may soon have a new option, thanks to the discovery of a non-hormonal method of contraception. Two herbs used as folk therapy contraceptives contain chemicals that block a key step in fertilisation, a study has found. Extracts from the plants could provide the basis of…

This Simple Test Could Reveal Your Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease In Later Life

Taking a simple test could be an indictor for how likely you are to develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future, a new study suggests. Researchers have developed unique graphic characters, called Greebles, they say may prove to be valuable tools in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms become apparent. In order to test…

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