Swimming is healthy for your heart – and the rest of you

Your heart rate can change in seconds, depending on what you are doing and feeling, whether you are standing up, sitting down,  exercising vigorously, or having a romantic Valentine’s Day tryst. The aim is to get your heart rate up often enough, so that  settles down into a slow rate at rest. That will help … Read more

‘White poison’ – sugar should be classified as ‘a Class A drug’

It has been called ‘white poison’, which may be a little extreme – to some. Sugar in moderation is not necessarily damaging to your health, and it is a source of energy. However, it’s easy to consume far too much. Sugar is common not only in carbonated soft drinks, chocolates, cakes and sweets, but also … Read more

Drug companies to work together to speed up new products

  Here’s a nice change:  profit-driven multinational pharmaceutical companies are seeing the value in collaboration and co-operation with competitors, it seems, to  get new medicines onto the market sooner. Here’s hoping they spend just as much quality time making sure those medicines are safe, and don’t wait for the drugs  to kill people before they … Read more