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Day: February 19, 2018

Why your period can go haywire in the winter months
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Why your period can go haywire in the winter months

    Limited If you have noticed your periods are worse in the winter, you could be on to something. Periods and premenstrual tension can indeed be worse in winter. As the days are shorter and darker, your mood can be adversely affected but add this to the combined rollercoaster of hormones that arrive during your time of the month and it’s no wonder everything can seem bleaker. Winter’s affect doesn't end with moods either - science has showed cycles can be affected too. Below, Dr Preethi Daniel, Clinical Director fromLondon Doctors Clinic, reveals why exactly periods are affected by the colder season and how you can best deal with it... What are the different side effects to your period in the Winter? Sunshine helps us make vitamin D and dopamine, both of which bo...
Are you eating more calories than you think
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Are you eating more calories than you think

    Data suggests that men consume 1,000 more calories than they think every day, while women eat the equivalent of 800 calories more than their estimates. The findings shed light on a long standing public health mystery. Over the last 40 years, official statistics show the number of calories people consume has dropped however, the population has continued to gain weight. The steady increase in obesity could be down to people failing to accurately assess the amount of calories they eat. But when scientists made a more accurate assessment of what participants had consumed they found a calorie count that was much higher: with men consuming an average of 3,119 calories every day, and women 2,393. Researchers used a technique called doubly labelled water, which tracks ho...
Painful citizens count Brexit’s personal cost
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Painful citizens count Brexit’s personal cost

    Office workers, farmers and radio hosts are taking on new nationalities, relocating their businesses or looking forward to lucrative alternative trade deals, as politicians struggle to come up with a plan. "Other people my age, they are starting settling down, they make more long-term plans with their lives," said 32-year-old Matt Davies, a British expat in Madrid. "It's very difficult for me to plan anything beyond March 2019 because you just have no idea what is going to happen," the call centre worker said. British and EU diplomats resumed negotiations in Brussels last week and are hoping to agree next month on a post-Brexit transition period. But the shape of future relations between Britain and the EU is far from certain and the British government is deeply d...
Boris Johnson condemned for ‘insulting’ speech on Brexit
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Boris Johnson condemned for ‘insulting’ speech on Brexit

    A senior Irish politician has hit out at Boris Johnson after he failed to mention Ireland in a key Brexit speech. Fianna Fail TD Stephen Donnelly slammed the Foreign Secretary for speaking about stag parties and the eye-popping activities of those living abroad but did not address the pressing issue of the border in his “road to Brexit” speech in London last week. He said: “It was an extraordinary speech. It was insulting. It was reckless.” Mr Johnson was speaking at the Policy Exchange think tank in London on Wednesday. He urged people to unite around Brexit, adding the UK’s departure from the EU should not be seen as a great V sign from the cliffs of Dover. However, Mr Donnelly told RTE’s The Week In Politics programme: “In his 4,600 word speech he never mentio...