Do Cough Medicines Work?

Do Cough Medicines Work?
Having a cough can be distressing. It can disrupt sleep or even worsen urinary incontinence. So it’s not surprising 7% of Australians have reached for a cough or cold medicine in the last two weeks.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Learn to make easy, healthy homemade Neapolitan ice-cream using frozen bananas as the base. This ice cream is thick, creamy and super delicious. 

How To Grow Broccoli

In today's episode, we look at how to grow broccoli - specifically growing the broccoli variety called green magic broccoli.

Yoga Belly With Adriene

Learn to reside in the role of the observer and hop on the mat for this special Yoga Belly practice!

How To Handle Change: When You've Lost Your Job

When You've Lost Your Job
If you are laid off or fired, don't do anything at first. Give yourself time to just be. You don't need to immediately start sending out resumes. What you need to do is to take a moment to breathe. Feel your feelings of anger and frustration, but don't fall into the victim mode. View this turn of events as an opportunity to take stock of your life.

How The Gig Economy Gives A Mental Health Boost To Workers

How The Gig Economy Gives A Mental Health Boost To Workers
The general picture of gig economy work and mental wellbeing is not a pretty one. Around the world, Uber drivers face wage and security worries. Deliveroo workers have too much competition. Airbnb owners face legal problems in Paris and other cities.

What Exactly Is A Disease?

What Exactly Is A Disease?
There is an ongoing lively debate among healthcare professionals about whether or not obesity is a disease.

Why Are School Lunches Still So Unhealthy?

Why Are School Lunches Still So Unhealthy?
There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – and the UK is in the top 20 countries for obesity levels. In the UK, the obesity rate for children doubles during primary school years – and then increases again in secondary school.

I Feel A Bit Sick, Should I Stay Home Or Go To Work?

I Feel A Bit Sick, Should I Stay Home Or Go To Work?
You wake up on a work day and feel under the weather. If you’re vomiting or have a fever, the decision to stay at home is probably clear cut. But what if you generally feel unwell but are torn about missing work?

Abandoning Worry Opens A World Of Possibilities

Abandoning Worry Opens A World Of Possibilities
People have an innate capacity for happiness. When we are happy, we are more competent, productive, and creative. Without the internal distractions of anger, depression, frustration, and especially worry, our relationships flourish, stress diminished, new doors opened, and...

Self-Healing and Deep Ecology: Honoring and Loving Your Wild Soul

Self-Healing and Deep Ecology: Honoring and Loving Your Wild Soul
The stronger your soul becomes the easier it will be for you to eat better, and the better you eat the stronger your soul will become. Then this world, which definitely prefers you to be governable, measurable, and predictable, will have to take stock of your diversity through which you express your mercy and your love.

Five Animals That Could Help Us Beat Human Diseases

Five Animals That Could Help Us Beat Human Diseases
As humans, we may feel rather lucky about our evolutionary lot. We live longer than many other animals, and lifespans continue to increase thanks to better diets, advances in medicine and improved public health.

Training My Dog Taught Me That It's People Who Really Need Training

Training My Dog Taught Me That It's People Who Really Need Training
As I watched my hunting dog standing off the lead and lined up with all the other Kleiner Münsterländers, awaiting her turn to swim out and bring back the dead duck (an important training item) thrown into the deep water, I felt a sense of pride.

What Is Listeria and How It Spread In Smoked Salmon

What Is Listeria and How It Spread In Smoked Salmon
Two people in Victoria and New South Wales have died after eating smoked salmon contaminated with listeria, health authorities report. Both were over 70 and had underlying health conditions.

A Bath At The Right Time Can Improve Your Sleep

A Bath At The Right Time Can Improve Your Sleep
Much of the science to support links between water-based body heating and improved sleep is already well-established. For example, scientists understand that a circadian clock located within the brain’s hypothalamus that drives the 24-hour patterns of many biological processes regulates both sleep and our body’s core temperature, including sleep and wakefulness.

Music Can Heal, Motivate, Calm, and Enhance Your Life

Music Can Heal, Motivate, Calm, And Enhance Life
Most of us don't pay much attention to the connection between music and our well-being. It is just there. It has always been there. For some of us it hovers on the periphery of our lives. For others it is central to our daily moods and activities.

Yoga For Back Pain With Adriene 2

Activate, stretch, and relieve any tension in this 23 minute yoga session specifically designed for the upper back.

You Can Rewild Your Garden Into A Miniature Rainforest

You Can Rewild Your Garden Into A Miniature Rainforest
Many scientists believe that halting global warming at 1.5°C will require us to invent Negative Emission Technologies – machines that can suck climate warming gases like carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air.

4 Myths About Vitamin Supplements

4 Myths About Vitamin Supplements
People take vitamin supplements for all kinds of reasons, from maintaining general health to preventing cancer. But there’s no convincing evidence that vitamin supplementation benefits people who don’t actually have a vitamin deficiency.

Tips To Stress Less Outside Work Hours

Tips To Stress Less Outside Work Hours
While it’s difficult to fully disconnect from work as we head home for the day, our personal thinking styles and values can affect how well we manage the stress of work interruptions, and think about work during leisure time.

Gardening Tips, Hacks & More

In today's video we provide you lots of gardening tips and advice on how to do some common diy things in your garden.

Do Vitamin Drips Really Work?

Do Vitamin Drips Really Work?
Want to boost your immune system, reduce your physical signs of ageing, or cleanse your blood to get rid of toxins?

What Bugs Can You Catch From Your Pets?

What Bugs Can You Catch From Your Pets?
Household pets are often a great source of joy and have positive effects on our mental well-being. For most of us, this outweighs the risk of coming into contact with any bugs they may carry.

Why Broccoli And Cabbage Are So Bitter

Why Broccoli And Cabbage Are So Bitter

Researchers have mapped the crystal structure of a key protein that makes the metabolites responsible for the bitter taste in Brassica vegetables like mustards, broccolis, and cabbages.

How Women and The Moon Intertwine In Literature

How Women and The Moon Intertwine In Literature
In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed with the moon, who was constantly travelling there in his imagination.

There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health

There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health
The World Health Organisation recently published its latest noise pollution guidelines for Europe. The guidelines recommend outdoor noise levels that should not be exceeded for aircraft, road and rail noise and two new sources: wind turbine and leisure noise.

How Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories Began And Why They Persist Today

How Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories Began And Why They Persist Today
Bill Kaysing was a former US Navy officer who worked as a technical writer for one of the rocket manufacturers for NASA’s Apollo moon missions. He claimed that he had inside knowledge of a government conspiracy to fake the moon landings, and many conspiracy theories about the Apollo moon landings which persist to this day can be traced back to his 1976 book...

Thinking Of Laser Hair Removal? Here's What You Need To Know

Thinking Of Laser Hair Removal? Here's What You Need To Know
Unwanted facial and body hair can affect the way we feel, our social interactions, what we wear and what we do. Options to camouflage or remove unwanted hair include plucking, shaving, bleaching, using creams and epilation. Longer-term options include electrolysis and laser therapy. So what is laser therapy? What can it achieve? And what are the side-effects?

Yoga For Back Pain With Adriene

Join me for this 27 min Yoga For Low Back practice! In this session we address all areas that contribute to low back aches and pain, as well as provide preventative care

Overworked? Why Good Habits, Not Holidays, Are The Answer

Overworked? Why Good Habits, Not Holidays, Are The Answer
Long work hours increase risk of dying from cardiovascular heart disease, risk to family functioning, injury at work, smoking intensity, anxiety, digestive problems, and alcohol abuse. So if we need to work long hours, what can we do to recover?

5 Ways To Be A Responsible Wildlife Tourist

5 Ways To Be A Responsible Wildlife Tourist
Imagine walking through a lush tropical forest. You hear a rustle overhead, and a half-eaten fruit plops onto the trail. You lock eyes with a howler monkey, before he gives a soft grunt and moves higher into the trees. These magical, fleeting connections with a wild animal can be the highlight of a holiday.

Why Our Food System Needs A Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges

Why Our Food System Needs A Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges

Eating ultra-processed food is definitely bad for you, a recent study has confirmed. In the experiment, people were fed either ultra-processed or unprocessed food, with meals matched precisely for calories, salt, sugar, fat and fibre. 

Ticks Spread Plenty More Than Lyme Disease

Ticks Spread Plenty More Than Lyme Disease

When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme disease hogs a lot of the limelight. But various tick species carry and transmit a collection of other pathogens, some of which cause serious, even fatal, conditions.

How Misinformation About CBD Can Be Life-Threatening

How Misinformation About CBD Can Be Life-Threatening
Hyperbole can be rampant in health news, particularly with respect to cannabis. One recent headline declared: “CBD is effective in treating heroin addiction.” Another proclaimed: “New study finds CBD could curb heroin addiction.” These stories were referring to a recent study in the American Journal of Psychiatry that found a short-term course of cannabidiol (CBD) reduced cue-induced cravings and anxiety..

Lunar And Solar Eclipses Make Animals Do Strange Things

Lunar And Solar Eclipses Make Animals Do Strange Things
For most animals, the structure of their day – and indeed their year – depends on the light-dark cycle. These regular and rhythmic cycles in the length of days tell animals when they should be foraging, when they should be asleep, when it’s time to migrate and when it’s time to breed. Animals can tell all this from how many hours of daylight they experience, but the moon’s cycles also strongly influence their behaviour.

Not Everyone Uses A Toothbrush And Toothpaste To Clean Their Teeth

Not Everyone Uses A Toothbrush And Toothpaste To Clean Their TeethMost people use toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss to clean their teeth, but their use is by no means universal. Many indigenous groups, as well as people in developing countries, use traditional techniques to clean their teeth. Some of these techniques are more effective than others.

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Lose Weight?

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Lose Weight?Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK recently published a study in the journal Scientific Reports suggesting caffeine increases brown fat. This caught people’s attention because brown fat activity burns energy, which may help with weight loss. Headlines claimed drinking coffee can help you lose weight, and that coffee is possibly even the “secret to fighting obesity”.

3 Reasons To Get Your Stress Levels In Check

3 Reasons To Get Your Stress Levels In Check
It’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace.

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

The amount of sleep adults need has once again come under the spotlight, with a recent Wall Street Journal article suggesting seven hours sleep is better than eight hours and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine drawing up guidelines surrounding sleep need.

Abs, Arms, and Attitude! and Yoga With Adriene

Our Yoga For Weight Loss series continues with this 31-minute warming practice that invites you to focus on the power of thought as you build strength and awareness in the arms and abdominals.

Confused About What To Eat? Science Can Help

Confused About What To Eat? Science Can Help

Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe?

To Remember More, Get More Consistent Sleep

To Remember More, Get More Consistent Sleep
Shifting sleep times and reduced sleep quality have a negative effect on the ability of older adults to recall information about past events, according to a new study.

How To Avoid Mistakes When Adopting A Dog

How To Avoid Mistakes When Adopting A Dog
Psychologists who study how people pick their spouses have turned their attention to another important relationship: choosing a canine companion.

10 Reasons Why Raised Bed Gardens Are Best

In this video, I give you my 10 top reasons why raised bed vegetable gardens are the best! And, how the raised bed gardening revolution is here.

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