5 supplements that can help you lose weight

For many people, shedding the pounds involves working out and eating lots of healthy foods. However, a new weight loss solution has emerged in recent years – supplements. These supplements can include all sorts of drugs, pills, and natural ingredients. They claim to either help you lose weight or make it easier to do so…

Tips to choose the right bed for growing children

In the life of every parent there comes a time when they have to get a bed for their kids after having had a cot. Should that be a toddler bed or a single bed? Should it be on a slatted or on an ensemble base? The latex or innerspring mattress? Whatever you are looking…

Digital erosion of childhood. Should we be encouraging children to take risks?

Keeping young children away from perceived risky activities such as outdoor swimming is damaging. At least that's according to education expert Dr Sandra Leaton Gray from the UCL Institute of Education. Writing in her book Invisibly Blighted: the digital erosion of childhood Leaton Gray says: "Heavily supervised young children of today may simply be more likely to drown…

Death of children’s TV as young turn to devices for more exciting content

  Credit: Bloomicon / Shutterstock Is the rapid decline of children's TV programming potentially putting our young children's health at risk as they increasingly turn to their electronic devices for their entertainment? Chris Price reports Children’s entertainment has transformed significantly over the years. At present, children are more likely to use…

5 tests that you don’t think about as an adult

The older you get, the more health risks you face. As life gets busier, the more you tend to forget about your health. Some adults only ever go to the doctor in case of an emergency, and often that's simply too late. When you step into your 20’s and 30’s, you have to be more…

What is being done to tackle the growing concern of mental health?

Mental health issues are a growing concern that you or a loved one might be facing. Psychiatric professionals, public figures and politicians are all taking notice of the increase in mental health issues today. These problems are valid and worth taking the time to treat. Learn what you can do to help conquer mental health…

Lumie launches Bedbug to help children sleep

Children struggling to sleep? Light therapy specialist Lumie has launched a new children’s sleep aid called the Lumie Bedbug which has been designed to promote a calm bedtime and good night’s sleep for babies and young children The manufacturer claims it is unique because it combines a reading light with a sunset feature and nightlight. The fully adjustable…

Strava now available for Apple Watch Series 2

Strava, the social network for athletes, has introduced a newly developed app for the Apple Watch Series 2. Strava athletes can now take full advantage of the watch’s GPS capabilities by recording their time, pace, distance, speed and heart rate without having to use their iOS device. Athletes already running Strava on their Apple Watch…

Top wireless Bluetooth earphones to wear to the gym

Who needs another set of wires? Now Apple has got rid of the headphone jack on its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices you simply can't plug in your standard set of wired headphones into the phone anymore without a Lightning adapter. Fortunately, Apple includes one of these with both new phones along with a…