Healthy Living

It’s Too Early To Celebrate The FDA’s Ban On Trans-Fats

Recently, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered all trans-fats to be removed from processed foods. Trans-fats are the worst type of fat you can eat. These fats are formed during a food process called hydrogenation — when vegetable oil is heated to very high temperatures and hydrogen is added which turns the liquid […]

Three Questions You Need To Ask Before You Go For Surgery

There are certain things you know to expect when you are heading into hospital for surgery: plenty of pain, lots of swelling and a long recovery. What you certainly don’t expect is to die on the operating table. Lately, it’s been all over the news how hospitals in the UK are failing their patients by […]

How To Solve A Bed Bug Infestation

The summer holidays are just around the corner and when you travel, it’s always fun to bring back souvenirs. However, there’s one little souvenir that you might accidentally take home without even knowing it: Cimex lectularius, or more commonly referred to as bed bugs. You can pick bed bugs up just about anywhere, whether you’re […]

Flurbiprofen-Containing Topical Pain Medications Can Harm Your Pet

Flurbiprofen (a drug similar to ibuprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat inflammation and pain. Apart from increasing your risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart and blood vessel problems like heart attack and stroke, flurbiprofen can also cause serious damage to your pet… and in some cases even death. Toxic muscle […]