Category: HP Wellbeing

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Why garlic – the “natural antibiotic” – is perfect for winter

With the weather suddenly getting colder and a forecast that potentially four months of snow is heading towards the UK this winter, we are all at risk of catching a cold or flu. With its many uncomfortable symptoms, the inconvenience of having to take time off work, the disruption to our daily lives and the […]

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Study Turkish language and culture in Central London this autumn

Whether for personal or professional reasons, there is so much to be fascinated with Turkey’s unique culture. For those wishing to explore up close, the opportunity to learn is closer than you think. Based in Maple Street, Fitzrovia in Central London, the Yunus Emre Institute (Turkey’s equivalent of the British Council) runs a host of […]

Body
What is acne and how can I treat it?
 

Acne, also known as rosacea, is a skin condition that affects parts of the face. It is a common skin disorder among older children, teenagers and young adults. Symptoms Symptoms of rosacea often include one or more of the following: Frequent flushing of the face, similar to blushing. This is often the first symptom and may […]

Cookbook
How to cook Şeftali Kebab, by Gonul Daniels
 

Prep Time: 30 minutes     Cooking Time: 10 minutes     Total Time: 40 minutes This month’s recipe is one Naciye Nene would definitely approve of: the super-tasty Şeftali (pronounced shef-ta-lee) kebab that is delicious whether cooked over charcoal during barbeque weather or under the grill. The recipe is taken from Gonul Daniel’s The Turkish Kitchen. […]

Body
Your essential guide to vitamins and minerals
 

Our bodies need a variety of vitamins and minerals to work properly and stay healthy. These nutrients help turn food into fuel, fortify bones, tissues and eyesight, produce skin, and enable the body to carry out hundreds of other vital functions. Most of our nourishment comes from eating a balanced diet, but there are occasions […]

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An Ottoman history of vaccination
 

Vaccination, one of the most important medical discoveries in history, is the method of injecting a weakened form of an infection into the body to prevent getting the disease later in life. Our body meets the deactivated form of the virus or bacteria in the vaccination, builds up the immune system against it and is […]

HP News
Ramazan has started: tips on how to fast safely
 

Yesterday was the first day of fasting for Muslims in Turkey and the Balkans. Today, the rest of the Muslim world joins them. The countries’ start dates vary by the way they follow the lunar calendar, with some waiting for their top Islamic clerics to see the crescent part of a new moon, which signals […]

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Central London music classes: learn how to play the ney

  Since opening its doors in the capital in 2010, the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) has become the place to learn about Turkish language, arts and culture. Based in Maple Street, Fitzrovia, a stone’s throw from Warren Street tube, the YEI has been building cultural bridges between Britain and Turkey by hosting exhibitions, talks and […]