Just 2 minutes of high intensity exercise is as good as 30 minutes of moderate workout, study finds

Just a few minutes of exercising as hard as you can may be just as good for you as a longer work out - at least at the cellular level, a small new study suggests.

If your usual excuse for skipping workouts is that you just don't have time, you'd better find a new one - or better yet, hit the gym.

Researchers at Victoria University in Australia found that two minutes of 'sprinting' on a bicycle was just as good for their study participants as a slower 30 minute ride according to Daily Mail .

Make-up and skincare contain a cocktail of chemicals that could leave women infertile or even cause breast cancer

Make-up and skincare products contain a cocktail of chemicals that could leave women infertile and even cause breast cancer, according to Daily Mail.

After analysing more than a 100 women, scientists found those who have these chemicals in their urine produce abnormal amounts of the reproductive hormones oestrogen and progesterone.

Excessive oestrogen has been linked to fibroids and polycystic ovary syndrome, while too little prevents eggs maturing and being released from the ovary. Too much progesterone is associated with both breast cancer and unusual vaginal bleeding.

Having three dairy servings lowers risk of heart disease, helps people live longer

Having three servings of dairy a day could help lower your risk of heart disease, a new study claims.

The last few years have seen the rise of the anti-dairy health fad, with advocates saying whole milk and other dairy products - high in saturated fat - raise LDL cholesterol, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to Daily Mail.

But researchers said they found those who consumed three servings of milk, cheese, butter or cream per day were almost two times less likely to suffer from heart disease and strokes, compared to having fewer servings.

Could your HAIRDRYER be ageing you?

 Background buzz of white noise from the appliance and TV static could be damaging your brain

While many use it to help them nod off, the background buzz of white noise from television static and hairdryers could be ageing you, according to Daily Mail.

Although it helps to mask background sounds, white noise may reduce a brain's ability to adapt to incoming information, new research suggests. 

Scientists found hearing white noise, even if it is not loud, speeds up the ageing process of a person's brain by breaking down certain chemical messengers.

Walking 20 minutes a day cuts women's heart failure risk by 25%, first ever study on the topic reveals

Walking more - not faster - can significantly lower the risk of heart failure in older women, according to Daily Mail.

The study, involving more than 137,000 women aged 50 to 79, confirmed that exercise lowers the overall risk of heart failure by 25 percent.

It was also the first paper to show movement appeared to work just as well as drugs at lowering the risk of two hard-to-treat sub-types of heart failure - one linked to heart attacks and the other with high blood pressure or diabetes.

The researchers said their findings suggest that it's the amount, not the intensity, of physical activity performed that matters, and to the relief of many, walking is one of the most effective methods.