Too much toothpaste? Young kids are overusing, CDC says

Young children are using too much toothpaste, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released this week found.The CDC surveyed the parents or caregivers of 5,157 children ages three to 15. They were asked a series of questions, like how much toothpaste their child used and how many...

Is jam coming to a sticky end?

Health worries are damaging the sales of sugary spreads, but this doesn’t have to be the end of the preserveName: Jam.Age: The ancient Greeks used honey to preserve quinces, but modern jam probably dates to the 16th century, when cane sugar came to Europe.

‘Hangxiety’: why alcohol gives you a hangover and anxiety

A few drinks can relax you – but, says scientist David Nutt, that morning-after feeling is the booze playing tricks with your brainIf you are looking forward to your first stiff drink after a dry January, be warned: it may feel bittersweet. You may feel you...

Seven ways to beat a sore throat this winter

Lay off the hot drinks, suck ice lollies or gargle with salt water. And, above all, don’t assume you need antibioticsRest your body – and your voiceSore throats are very common and usually get better by themselves within a week. Getting a good...

This Is Exactly How Long You Need to Hold a Plank to Flatten Your Belly

Finally! The six-pack you’ve always dreamed of is only a plank (or two!) away. You’ve even mastered the plank upgrades that can reshape your body. But there’s just one catch: While the act of planking is pretty straightforward, how long you should actually hold one is probably a bit less clear. Thankfully, the...

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