“Addressing our risk of heart disease and stroke should not be left until we are older,” PHE’s head of cardiovascular disease Jamie Waterall said. PHE said about half of the survey respondents did not know their blood pressure and that 5.6 million people living in England currently have high blood pressure without knowing it. This is “extremely worrying”, according to Dr Mike Knapton of the British Heart Foundation. “These silent conditions can lead to a deadly heart attack or stroke if untreated,” he said. A new version of the test on the BHF website refers users to apps and other resources to help them getRead More →

Plus size model Alexa Phelece routinely uses her Instagram to post body positive shots of herself in swimsuits and curve-hugging fashions. Through her posts and uplifting messages, Phelece has grown her following to nearly 80K. However, her largely supportive fans weren’t as encouraging when the model posted a picture of herself and a much thinner woman wearing the same swimsuit – a $40 khaki monokini from Fashion Nova. “So here we have two girls in the same swimsuit. Let me just point out a few things,” Phelece captioned the splitscreen photo. MODEL CLAIMS PROSTITUTION IS COMMONPLACE IN THE INDUSTRY “One girl is in size SmRead More →

Complications from HIV/AIDS are no longer the biggest killer in Africa and deaths from malaria are down. However, it isn’t all good news. Although this is undoubtedly an optimistic development, the latest statistics show an unwelcome rise in “lifestyle diseases”, much like the ones we see throughout the Western world. The data, processed by the fact-checking NGO Africa Check, comes from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest available information on deaths in the Africa region. In 2012, more than 1.1 million people in Africa were known to have died due to complications from HIV/AIDS. By 2015, this number declined to an estimated 760,000 deaths due to HIV/AIDSRead More →