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There is no point in taking a walk after a big meal - it is no more economical than to drop in front of the TV

HEALTH REMARKS: Walking a heavy meal? Do not bother

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There is no point in taking a walk after a big meal – it is no more economical than to drop in front of the TV.

Researchers at Bonn University asked 26 men and women to spot high-fat pizza and chips and take a 30-minute walk or raise their feet.

They then tested their levels of triglycerides – blood fats that increase the risk of heart disease – and blood sugar levels.

Surprisingly, the results showed little or no difference in blood fat or sugar levels between the two groups.

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There is no point in taking a walk after a big meal - it is no more economical than to drop in front of the TV

There is no point in taking a walk after a big meal – it is no more economical than to drop in front of the TV

How NOT to tackle nits – fry them with you straighteners

Almost one in 20 parents has tried to banish their children's head lice by burning the creatures with hair straighteners.

Others have rubbed mayonnaise or garlic oil in the minds of young people, or else completely shaved off their hair.

In a poll of 1,000 parents with children between five and 12 years, more than a third had kept young people out of school because of the embarrassing problem, and most still mistakenly believed that nits could be caught by sharing combs, hats or bedding.

Dr. Ian Burgess, head of the Medical Entomology Center in Cambridge, says: "Lice have nothing to do with hygiene and live from all types of hair. Girls get more as they tend to play more closely together. & # 39;

Nearly one in 20 parents have tried to banish their children's head lice by burning the creatures with hair straighteners (stock image)
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Nearly one in 20 parents have tried to banish their children's head lice by burning the creatures with hair straighteners (stock image)

Nearly one in 20 parents have tried to banish their children's head lice by burning the creatures with hair straighteners (stock image)

Bus route to clean air

Air pollution in the city center is being tackled with an unlikely new remedy: bus-covered moss stops.

Around 50 shelters and walls covered with moss, known as city trees, have so far been installed in European cities in an attempt to filter pollutants associated with potentially fatal heart and lung problems.

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It is thought that moss is the perfect pollutant because it absorbs minerals through its leaves rather than through its roots.

This means that it also traps toxic particles that could otherwise be inhaled by passers-by.

New research shows that postponing paternity can be good for a man's health.

Researchers discovered that men who become fathers at the end of their thirties are generally better in middle age than men who have children in their teens or twenties.

Experts from the London School of Economics followed two groups of fathers to see how parenting at different ages affected their long-term health.

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Those who became fathers before they reached 20 were the least healthy in their early 40s. The healthiest were men who had their first child after the age of 35.

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