Guilty! Lawyers have the dirtiest desks

Lawyers and accountants are among the most unhygienic office workers, a survey has found. Just over half of office workers were not aware that bacteria could be lurking on their keyboards. Dirty office desks are harbouring germs which can quickly spread among staff as firms are braced for an outbreak of sickness absence through colds … [Read the full story]

Drumming in a circle is dangerous…and shit

A recent report has found that drum circles could be dangerous to the health of participants. The feature is based on the case of a young woman from New Hampshire who fell ill and then tested positive for anthrax after being hospitalised with severe flu-like symptoms, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. It was found that … [Read the full story]

Avoid frozen bread

Many people put bread in the freezer to keep it fresh, but this changes its structure and should be avoided if you suffer wind and bloating, according to dietitian Catherine Collins. ‘Baking bread softens the wheat starch, breaking down its structure to make it edible. However, when you cool it again it hardens — just … [Read the full story]

Chocolate milk keeps you fit

We all know that you should eat at least five portions of fruit and veg a day, exercise regularly and cut down on saturated fat. But in recent years scientists have discovered a host of new…and rather more surprising…health tips and remedies. Here, we reveal some of the more unusual advice for your well-being, including … [Read the full story]