6 Health Secrets Your Hands Are Trying to Tell You

Give them a once-over. From a weak grip to long fingers and rashes to nail problems, your mitts are sending you important messages about your health, including your risk of disease and the length of your life. Here’s how to listen. PRESSMASTER/SHUTTERSTOCK Stronger grip, stronger heart Your handshake is about more than your personality. Better […]

5 holiday illnesses you’ve never heard of (but should have)

A travel medicine expert shares how to stay well this summer You’re on guard against sunburn and upset stomachs, but what about leisure sickness or Mallorca acne? Travel medicine specialist Dr Richard Dawood shares his expert knowledge on how to prevent illness on holiday 1. Leisure sickness According to Dutch psychologist Ad Vingerhoets, around three per cent […]

Charcoal – what does it do?

Discover the black magic benefits It does way more than make your bagel look Instagram-ready – the black stuff can ease indigestion, improve cholesterol, and, yes, soak up your flatulence… What is it? Activated charcoal is charcoal that’s been treated with oxygen to increase its porosity and surface area, and is the type usually found […]