How Thalidomide Could Play a Part in the Fight Against Cancer

Thalidomide brings with its recollection of malformed new-borns in the 50s and 60s, and is justifiably viewed with extreme caution today. Professor Angus Dalgleish, Professor of Oncology at St George’s University of London and Principal of the Institute for Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy, has…

Understanding stress in children & teenagers

7 common triggers and how to help Most adults think of their childhood as the happiest time of their life. But we forget too quickly that being a child – even as young as 1 – can be stressful. Stress,…

New research shows eating nuts like almonds boosts sperm quality to help couples facing fertility challenges

Move over red roses.  If you’re nuts about someone, why not say it with… nuts? If you’re a couple trying for a baby, then even more reason to do so; a new study[i] shows that almonds, along with other tree…

New Year’s resolutions to improve your sleep

How many times have you enthusiastically set New Year’s resolutions but by the end of January your best intentions have been forgotten? A lot of resolutions are based around improving your overall health and wellbeing, which can all be linked…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. Mental Health Awareness Week provides an annual…

There Are Actually Benefits to Getting Fit From Home

38% of the British people polled said that getting fit was their New Years Resolution, with 33% stating that losing weight topped their list. Getting fit is on most people’s to-do list, especially as the holidays and New Year come rushing…

The symptoms of diabetes you might not know about

Written by: Dr Matthew Capehorn, medical director at LighterLife. Diabetes is a common condition that affects approximately 5% of the adult population. In the UK there are already over 3 million people with diabetes [i] and, on current trends, this could…

Beer belly to baby belly; The dad bod is here to stay

LighterLife Fast survey reveals new dad’s gain more than a stone of weight in the first-year post pregnancy Post-pregnancy baby weight is a popular topic when it comes to women, whether they are quick to lose it, such as Jacqueline…

Home Office launches campaign to transform diversity of fire and rescue services

Only 5.2% of firefighters in England are women, and 3.9% are from an ethnic minority background. Police and Fire Minister, Nick Hurd, says it’s time for firefighters to be more reflective of the communities they serve. The ‘Join the Team: Become…

launch of ethical fitness and yoga apparel brand which saves lives by providing food, water and identity to children in need around the world

Asuno UK, a new ethical fitness and yoga clothing brand, is launching tomorrow with the aim of providing premium quality fitness apparel that will also make a real, tangible difference in the world. Every Asuno purchase supports a specific charity.…