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Gold plants Aureola

Plants that have yellow-gold leaves add a splash of instant sunshine to a shady corner, an effect that lasts longer than any flowers. They look fabulous beside perennials with red,…

Potatoes

There are potato varieties for salads, roasting, boiling, baking and mash – and if you start planting after the danger of frost has passed, you could enjoy them from June…

Raynaud's disease causes circulation problems

Raynaud’s is a blood-vessel disorder which affects around 10 million of us in the UK and produces a sudden reduction in blood flow to the hands and other extremities, which…

Prague castle

Keen to visit Prague? Here are some suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to book and sights to see. Stay Nicknamed ‘The Golden City of 100 Spires’, Prague attracts over…

Tenerife

Though the south of Tenerife still remains the most popular area for British tourists, my fiancé and I decided to beat the crowds and head north to Puerto de la…

Brain

We need healthy brain inputs and outputs in order to balance. Sensory signals from our muscles, joints, skin and gravity provide constantly updated feedback about our body’s position, which our…

No-fly travel

Go Italia Sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving as you head for the dramatic beauty of the Italy’s Lake Garda by coach. ✤ Appreciate the stunning…

Cactus

It’s easy to get hooked on cacti as their spiked, ridged, tall, squat and hairy forms are very collectable – especially with children as they are often sold at pocket-money…

Garden bugs

Even though the good weather means plants are growing fast and strong now, they can still be prone to pest attack by garden bugs. Keeping them healthy by regular watering,…

Palma cathedral

Sliding into my boutique hotel’s rooftop hot tub 
at midnight, I drink in the view of Palma’s illuminated Santa Maria cathedral. I am alone under 
the spangled sky with a…

Lose weight with the help of technology

Losing weight can be a struggle, but the good news is that, thanks to developments in technology, there’s a plethora of new methods to support you as you try to…

When your kidneys stop working

Acute kidney injury (sudden damage/AKI) usually develops during serious illness or in older people with long-term medical problems. Around one in five of those admitted to hospital has AKI, but…

Green juices

We’re bombarded with foods and drinks which claim to boost our wellbeing and trim our waistlines. But behind the hype, it seems some of the things we consume may not…

Yoga at any age

Having good mobility, strong muscles and a healthy heart are not only important for our quality of life, they can also extend our overall life span. We know that exercise…

Dubrovnik

It’s nicknamed the Pearl of the Adriatic and the historic city of Dubrovnik, lying at the southern tip of Croatia’s elongated coastline – the Dalmatian Coast – is a true…