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layla richards

A pioneering genetic therapy has helped one year old child reverse life threatening cancer. Lalya Richards who was receiving treatment at Great Ormond Street. She had aggressive cancer leukaemia which was diagnosed as incurable only just 5 months ago. Designer cells were used by doctors to fight the cancer. The improvement in her health has been nothing short of a miracle. Her progress has been a major milestone in medical science through it is still too early to know if the Laya has been completely cured. Layla Richards was only 3 months old when she was formally diagnosed with the condition.

Just a few weeks ago, Doctors had confirmed that there was nothing more they could do. However, her parents refused to give up. Medical staff at Great Ormond street hospital along with Cellectis, a biotech company, gained permission to try a highly experimental therapy that had only previously been trailed on mice. The so called designer cells were the product of advance gene editing. The designer cells were designed purposely to seek out and eliminate the leukaemia cells. A 2nd bone marrow transplant was also required to help restore her fragile immune system. It really is a miracle as there is no trace of leukaemia in her body.


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preventing a stroke

A stroke can be a life-threatening medical condition that can occur with warning. A stoke can occur when the blood supply leading to the brain is prevented or cut off. The quicker you react to a person having a stroke, the greater chance there is of reducing the damage. We have provided 7 tips to preventing a stroke. A healthy lifestyle is certainly the best prevention and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol.

Reduce your Blood Pressure

Regular checks of your blood pressure are very import in preventing a stroke. Blood pressure can be increased through stress at work, poor diet, excessive smoking and drinking and generally not leading a healthy lifestyle. High blood pressure can put extra pressure on your arteries which can then cause them to burst and result a stroke occurring. Diabetes is also another factor that can damage arteries and increase the risk of a stroke.

Maintaining your Weight

Your BMI should be maintained at a healthy level for your weight and height. Generally it is recommended that you should not be higher that 10% of your ideal weight. Your BMI is a measurement of your body fat based on weight and height. There are different targets for men and women. Check your BMI here

Stop Smoking

Not smoking is without question the best prevention from strokes and heart and lung diseases. A smoker has the twice the risk of suffering from a heart attack than a person who does not smoke. Stopping smoking can be difficult at first but there is plenty of help available. Smoking is one of the biggest contributors to the risk of having a stroke.

Reducing Alcohol Intake

Reducing alcohol in take can also help to reduce the risk of having a stroke. Excessive consumption of alcohol can increase blood pressure.

Reducing Stress

Relaxing can be a great way to reduce stress. Getting plenty of exercise is also an important factor in reducing daily stress on your mind and body. Chronic stress may cause your blood pressure to rise which results in the body releasing hormones that can be damaging to blood vessels in the body. Relaxing can be a great way to reduce stress levels and prevent a possible stroke.

Sleep Well

Millions of people all over the world suffer from sleep problems so getting a good night sleep may not be that easy. There are many reasons why people do not sleep well, but eating healthy, getting a good night sleep is essential for the body to recuperate. Sleeping well is good prevention for most health problems.

Maintaining a Healthy Diet

Eating healthy will help prevent most health problems. There are lots of foods that have can help us maintain a health immune system as well as maintaining a healthy weight. Reducing fat, sugar and salt intake will help keep you healthier. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables can significantly improve your overall health. A healthy diet can reduce the risks of higher blood pressure and diabetes. A healthy diet that is rich in fibre and antioxidants can help prevent the risk of a stroke.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise is important for maintaining our health. Going to the gym, walking, regular exercise of any kind can help provide a healthy lifestyle and ward off potential health risks including a stroke.


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health conditions men

Health is important and unsurprising that men are less aware of health conditions than women. Men can develop various health conditions which can normally be associated to a poor healthy lifestyle. Smoking, drinking excessive alcohol and not exercising are all key factors. The following are health conditions all men should be aware of especially those over 40.

Mental Health

Mental health is a common occurrence amongst men and studies have recently shown that younger adults are suffering from mental illness. The pressures of everyday life can be a common reason.


Distance from family and friends, not being open and not participating in things you normally enjoy are all possible signs of mental health problems.

Oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer is 3 times more common in men and especially common in people over 60. Key factors that contribute are drinking, smoking, obesity and not eating enough fruit.


Regular cases of heart burn and difficulty in swallowing can be common signs. Losing weight without explanation, chest pains and pressure on the chest.

Heart Health

Poor heart health is another common occurrence in men especially those unfit, overweight and under stress maybe from long hours at work. If this sounds like you, then you could be a prime candidate for heart related issues. Drinking plenty of water can help thin the blood and prevent blood from clotting. Exercise is also essential for a healthy lifestyle which will lower stress.


Pains in your chest and heavy breathing are key signs. Make sure you regularly check your blood pressure and cholesterol.

Liver Disease

From recent studies, men are much more likely to be diagnosed with liver disease. Obesity and alcohol are key reasons why more men are diagnosed than women.


Key symptoms of liver cancer include weight loss, swelling of the abdominal, chalky stools, swelling of the abdominal.

Lung Cancer

For men, 23% of all deaths from cancer in men are attributed to lung cancer. Smoking is the biggest cause. Eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables can help with maintaining a healthy diet.


Constant coughing, chest pains, weight loss, heavy breathing and coughing up blood are key symptoms.

Pancreatic Cancer

There is a 30% great risk of Men developing pancreatic cancer than women. This can be associated to more men smoking than women. Having a BMI over 30 can be a major contributor as well as higher intake of processed meats. Having diabetes and excessive alcohol in take are other key factors.


Abdominal pains, problems with bowls, weight loss and nausea are other key symptoms.


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Fresh blueberry muffins that melt in your mouth. This recipe can use coconut oil instead of butter for extra moisture. The recipe also uses brown sugar and white sugar combination.


3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
¼ cup (50 grams) light brown sugar
1 cup (240 ml) milk, at room temperature
½ cup (120 ml) butter or melted coconut oil for extra moisture
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and ¼ cup (215 grams) fresh blueberries*
coarse sugar

How to make fresh blueberry muffins

Set your oven to 425F degrees

Line a muffin tin with muffin cases

I a mixing bowl, add your flour along with you baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Next step is to mix the ingredient thoroughly ensuring all your ingredients are well mixed.

In another bowl add eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and butter or oil and milk and whisk together. The mixture should be a nice pale yellow colour.

Next step is to fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Don’t over mix.

The batter should be quite thick with no dry flour remaining. All ingredients should be combined. Now to create these delicious blueberry muffins, add the blue berries to the mixture and combine into the mixture.

Now add the blueberry muffin mixture to your muffin cases spooning equal amounts into the cases.

Sprinkle sugar on top to give your blueberry muffins an extra sugary glow.

Bake the blueberry muffins at 200c for around 20 minutes until spongy on top and golden brown.

These delicious blueberry muffins can be served warm straight from the oven.

Tips: Add raspberries for fresh raspberry muffins.

Tips: add chocolate chips and raspberries for Chocolate chip and raspberry muffins

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fresh raspberry muffin

Try these delicious Raspberry Muffins for breakfast or for after dinner. A great recipe that produces moist sweet muffins that jam packed with fresh raspberries.


3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
¼ cup (50 grams) light brown sugar
1 cup (240 ml) milk, at room temperature
½ cup butter or melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and ¼ cup (215 grams) fresh raspberries
coarse sugar

Sweet Raspberry Muffins


Set your oven to 20c

Now place you muffin cases in a muffin tin

The first step to making these delicious raspberry muffins is to combine all your dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Mix all the ingredients together until nicely combined.

In a separate medium bowl add eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and butter or coconut oil along with the milk and whisk together. Mixture should be yellow in colour.

Fold both the wet and dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon.

Make sure all ingredients are combined. The final step for making these fresh Raspberry muffins is to add the your fresh Raspberries to the mixture and combine.

Add the Raspberry muffin mixture to your muffin cases spooning equal amounts into the cases.

To make your Raspberry muffins extra sweet, top with sugar before baking.

Bake the Raspberry muffins at 200c for around 20 minutes. Raspberry muffins should be spongy on top and golden brown.

Try these Raspberry muffins straight from the oven warm.

Tips: Add Blueberries for Blueberry muffins.

Tips: add chocolate chips and raspberries for Chocolate chip and blueberry muffins

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orange muffin

Try these Sweet orange muffins for breakfast. Fresh orange juice and orange peel make these orange muffins sweet in flavor and great for breakfast.

2 orange, quartered and seeds removed (with peel)

1/2 Orange Zest
1⁄2 cup orange juice
1 large egg
1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
3⁄4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Set your oven to 200c and line a muffin tin with your cases
  2. In a food processor, add the orange quarters and orange juice and blend until forming a tick puree
  3. Now add your butter and egg to the mixture and blend
  4. Add your flour, sugar and baking powder to a separate bowl and combine until well mixed.
  5. Now add all the mixture together and combine in a large bowl
  6. Fill the muffin cases together with your orange muffin mixture
  7. Bake your sweet orange muffins in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown
  8. Tip: Serve your sweet orange muffins straight from the oven for breakfast

Sweet Orange Muffins


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Waitrose has reported on the UK’s food habits in 2015 providing data on British food trends and behaviours in 2015.

What’s out?

Granulated sugar sales have dropped and not surprising especially with the child obesity concerns in the UK presently. Sugar is now deemed the new fat. Go on Jamie Oliver!

Soya milk sales drop as other dairy alternatives rise in popularity as part of health eating drives. Almond has already surpassed soya milk in sales according to a sales survey by Waitrose.

What’s in?

A rise in chopped frozen fruits as more Brits jump on the home made smoothie and juice train

Cacao bars have seen sales up by 37% and are a healthy alternative to chocolate and cereal bars as they are made from natural ingredients.

Almond mik sales soar at the expense of soya milk. Again another product that is heavily endorsed by health gurus.

Avocado Supreme!

Most pinned food on Pinterest in the UK and king of Instagram across the world. Again there are significant health benefits of avocado making it very popular.

Prosecco continues to be a preferred option champers!

Outselling champagne by 1.7 bottles to 1. The price and the fact that it tastes almost the same especially if buying more expensive and quality brand. Shortages only prove the point.

Cauliflower is in!

Not just cauliflower cheese, but the cauliflower is now being seen on pizzas and pilaffs with exciting and adventurous recipes supporting its comeback.

Coconut – What’s not good about coconut?

The popularity of coconut as been meteoric with coconut milk and oil dominating the healthy lifestyle tips. Endless health benefits have seen consumers using coconut for everything. The wonder ingredient of 2015.

Read more here

Food trends 2015 and 2016

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Huy Fong Foods Inc. Sriracha sauce is displayed for sale during the grand opening of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will phase out 10 chemicals it sells in favor of safer alternatives and disclose the chemicals contained in four product categories, the company announced Sept. 12. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Big in the states right now, Sriracha a hot sauce from Thailand is growing in popularity. The sauce originates from Thailand and fuses a mix of garlic fresh chillies, vinegar, salt and sugar. This very popular sauce is tasty and is trendy with consumers as another sauce that you can put on anything. Of course you must like your food spicy. Yo Sushi is now selling the sauce in restaurants and it can also be bought easily online from Amazon ad Tesco.


It is a multipurpose sauce that is hot and tangy like most hot sauces should be. Most Asian cuisines will use the sauce as an accompaniment and it is particularly popular in the United States.

Expect to see its popularity rise in the coming months

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What is Sriracha Sauce?

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cheapest pint

Having a pint is pastime for many of us whether it is a quick one after work, sat relaxing on a Saturday afternoon or on a night out with friends at the weekend. Whatever the occasion, you can’t beat a nice pint. Unfortunately the cost of a pint is not what it used to be. In fact there can be a big difference in prices depending on where in the country you are. The average cost of a pint of beer in the UK is now £3.46. This is 15p higher than it was last year. Tax on beer accounts for 52% of the cost. Where in the UK can you find Britain’s cheapest pint? Below you can the most expensive and cheapest pint across the UK.

Where is the most expensive?

  1. London – £3.92
    2. Scottish Islands  – £3.85
    3. Berkshire – £3.67
    4. Sussex – £3.66
    5. Isle of Wight – £3.63
    6. Surrey – £3.63
    7. Kent – £3.62
    8. Buckinghamshire – £3.61
    9. Oxfordshire – £3.56
    10. Hertfordshire – £3.55
    11. Scotland – £3.53
    12. Hampshire – £3.51

Of no surprise is the fact that London is the most expensive. In central London, prices for a pint can he be even higher at around £5 a pint, Steep! Berkshire, Sussex and Isle of Wight are not far behind.

Where is the cheapest pint?

The cheapest pint was in Herefordshire and Yorkshire were they were best value with a pint costing just £3.10 and £3.15 respectively. The midlands and north England had the cheapest prices for a pint as you can see below

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Where is Britain’s cheapest beer?

Most Popular Beer In Every Country

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sugar tax

Jamie dropped into the houses of parliament this week to tell David Cameron why Britain should have a sugar tax. Jamie is currently leading the campaign to reduce sugar intake across the UK. He gave his views on failure by previous governments to improve the diets for children which has contributed the epidemic levels of child obesity in the UK. He called for sugary drinks to be taxed by 20% per litre which he predicts could raise as much as a billion pounds that could be equally shared across the NHS and primary schools.

The government is under pressure to produce evidence on what steps it is planning to take to cut down sugar consumption.

sugar tax

The department of health has announced that a review on what measures will be taken will be announced alongside a government strategy that will aim to tackle child obesity.

Whether a sugar tax would be realistic proposition remains to be seen but Jamie Oliver did confirm that David Cameron was reviewing all proposals.

Jamie also revealed that similar measures had been introduced in Mexico and France so the idea of a sugar tax was not over the top. It is worth pointing out that primary source of sugar into children is through the consumption of sugary drinks. In his presentation to MPs, Jamie asked “Is it the businesses that are profiting from ill health in our children or is it us?

Currently Britain has one of the highest child obesity rates within Europe. Jamie also called for a ban on TV junk food advertising before 9pm.

Read more on the story here

Jamie Oliver: David Cameron must be brave with sugar tax

How much sugar should we eat?