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,…

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…

Weather-wise garden tips

Tropical air blowing in from the south-west along with a strong El Niño phenomenon have been given as reasons for this winter’s mild, wet and windy weather. Unseasonal temperatures have…

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…

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…

Regular blood tests could detect iron overload symptoms of haemochromatosis © iStock

Our pea-sized pituitary glands are located deep behind the bridge of our noses at the base of our brains. They produce nine different hormones that control various body functions; these…

Herbal tea

If you grow your own fruit and vegetables you will no doubt have made jams and chutneys galore – and probably given a lot to friends and family. So what…

Egg decorating idea for Easter

Dress up your Easter table with these egg decorating crafts. Perfect for making with the kids, they’re really quick to complete. ‘If you don’t have fabric, use scraps of tissue…

Bulgaria

As the cyclist passed within a few feet of our table it certainly took after-dinner entertainment to new heights. Not only was he riding a unicycle on a tightrope but…

Keep abreast of the clocks going forward

Snoring doesn’t just affect overweight, middle-aged men – women, and even children may snore, too. But obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA/blocked breathing during sleep) tends to be under diagnosed in women,…

Cancer

Prostate enlargement commonly starts around the age of 50 and symptoms (see below) affect three-quarters of men in their seventies. Most cases are benign (BPH), but one in eight men…

Cyanotype cushions

What is cyanotype? Cyanotype is a photographic process that produces lovely cyan-blue prints by combining two different chemicals – potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate. It works by placing objects,…