Category: Body

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The many health benefits of the avocado

During this Covid-19 pandemic, many more of us are paying attention to what we eat. Improvements to our diet can generate positive changes to our overall wellbeing. One of the foods growing in popularity is the avocado. This pear-shaped fruit with a hard inedible outer green skin and a delicious savoury-tasting flesh is an excellent […]

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Why are dates always on the iftar table at Ramazan?
 

The month of Ramadan, or Ramazan in Turkish, has started. The holiest of months for Muslims, Ramazan commemorates the time when the Ku’ran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammed. For the next thirty days, all healthy Muslims will fast during daylight hours. This means not eating or drinking anything from sunrise to sunset. Dates […]

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How to support your immune system in times of illness or viruses

With the circumstances that we are all experiencing at present, it is paramount that we look after our health and wellbeing. An important and crucial defence against any virus or infection is our immune system. Compromised nutritional status and poor lifestyle choices weaken the immune system. However, a strong immune system not only plays a […]

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Millions of coronavirus home testing kits could be a ‘game changer’ for Britain

Health workers and members of the public will soon be able to receive coronavirus home testing kits from shops like Amazon or Boots. The news emerged when Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England (PHE), addressed Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee. Prof. Peacock told MPs that “3.5 million finger […]

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First cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Turkey and North Cyprus

The first cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed by officials in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). On Tuesday, 10 March, a 65-year-old German tourist visiting the TRNC tested positive for COVID-19. She had been staying at Salamis Bay Conti Hotel in Mağusa, which has since been quarantined. TRNC Health Minister […]

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Yonja Ali: The Life of a Psychic Medium

The world of a psychic medium is intense and, to those of us on the outside, insane. Apparently gifted with paranormal senses, psychics serve as a link between the dead and the living, carrying messages from our deceased relatives and other guides, while their magical hands appear to detect and cure illness. Their intuition and […]

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Life-saving stem cell match urgently needed for Talia Tosun

In April, Talia Tosun, a talented young data wizard working at iTech in London, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. She has been off work ever since, undergoing gruelling chemotherapy. Sadly, at the end of August Talia was told that the chemotherapy had been ineffective and she now urgently needs a bone marrow transplant. A […]

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Turkish scientist’s epilepsy discovery gives new hopes for treatment

A research team in Norway led by a Turkish scientist has shed new light on what could be happening to the human brain during an epileptic seizure – providing new hope for treatment. A study by the Yaksi group at Trondheim’s Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), headed by Professor Emre Yaksi, suggests that […]

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All welcome at this year’s Love & Light (Vegan Yoga) Festival

This one-day festival in Dartford is billed as a “day of wellness for all the family”. Organised by yoga teacher and psychotherapist Leyla Ramadan (aka House of Leyla), it aims to “feed your soul” and returns “bigger than before”. The varied programme allows guests to participate in unlimited yoga classes for all ages and abilities, […]