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You're Basically Wasting Money on Flax Seeds If You Don't Take This Extra Step

You're Basically Wasting Money on Flax Seeds If You Don't Take This Extra Step

Health
If you're stressed for time, you can pay a little extra for the best kind of flaxseed for you. If you've been shelling out dough for flax seed-laden foods—or just for the seeds themselves—you may not be getting all the heart-healthy benefits that you were hoping for.It's true—flax seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, and it's worth adding them to weeknight meals, like this classic meatloaf and this freshly seared fish.But note that both of those recipes call for ground flax seeds. This is because you have to grind flax seeds before eating or cooking with them.Getty: Arletta Cwalina / EyeEmBrierley Horton, MS, RD, explains that the human body doesn't fully digest whole flax seeds. In order for you to get all the heart-healthy benefits that flax seeds p
Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds

Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds

Health
Regularly drinking above the UK alcohol guidelines can take years off your life, according to a major report.The study of 600,000 drinkers estimated that having 10 to 15 alcoholic drinks every week could shorten a person's life by between one and two years.And they warned that people who drink more than 18 drinks a week could lose four to five years of their lives. The 2016 UK guidelines recommend no more than 14 units a week, which is six pints of beer or seven glasses of wine. Authors of the Lancet study said their findings backed up the new guidelines and also said they did not find an increased risk of death for light drinkers. Scientists, who compared the health and drinking habits of alcohol drinkers in 19 countries, modelled how much life a person could expect to lose if they drank...
Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial

Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTeenagers in Great Britain are being asked to take part in a study to learn if immunising them against meningitis B could protect them and other people.The NHS wants 24,000 to take part in the Oxford Vaccine Group's Be On The Team trial, which is helped by National Institute for Health Research funding.Bacteria at the back of the throat can cause meningitis and the study will see if vaccination can stop this happening.The trial will take place in four waves of recruitment over the next two years.Control groupEach of the teenagers who chooses to participate, in Year 12 in England or the equivalent in Scotland and Wales, will be put into one of three groups of 8,000 participants and will receive two doses of one of two vaccines.Two of these groups ...
Liam Gallagher son Lennon's STRIKING looks take fashion world by storm

Liam Gallagher son Lennon's STRIKING looks take fashion world by storm

Entertainment
And mum Patsy Kensit makes no secret of how proud she is of their rising star.Ex Holby City star Patsy can't help herself plastering images of Lennon's chiselled cheeks and pronounced jawline on Instagram.After marrying Simple Minds lead singer Jim Kerr in 1992, Patsy gave birth to her first child James the following year.However, the romance didn't last, and four years later, the blonde beauty tied the knot to Oasis legend Liam Gallagher.The pair then welcomed Lennon into the world in September of 1999.While Patsy's eldest James is fiercely private, Lennon is more open to life in the spotlight.In fact, 18-year-old Lennon Gallagher is carving a name for himself in his own right, hitting catwalks across the globe and being snapped on the showbiz circuit.WENNICON TO BE: Lennon Gallagher...
Total next to take slice of Emirati pie

Total next to take slice of Emirati pie

Business
March 19 (UPI) -- French supermajor Total said it's followed in the footsteps of its Italian counterpart, Eni, by making long-term commitments in Abu Dhabi.Total signed two 40-year concession agreements with state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil. Co. that gives it a 20 percent stake in the Umm Shaif and Nasr concession and a 5 percent stake in the Lower Zakum prospect.At a fee of $ 1.45 billion dollars, Total said the agreement has a price tag of about $ 1 per barrel of reserves.Tom Quinn, a senior analyst for exploration and production in the Middle East for consultant group Wood Mackenzie, said that while Italian energy giant Eni beat Total to the door, it's the French supermajor that gains the edge."This deal will propel Total to the top international oil company spot in Abu Dhabi," he sai...