Health

Parents can psychologically damage their children

  • 10 January 2016 - 12:04
Parents can psychologically damage their children

  Independent Bringing a person into the world, teaching them wrong from right, and equipping them with the skills to live a happy life make parenting an extremely challenging and daunting job. It’s no wonder, then, that mothers and fathers can obsess over the minute details of...

Free sugar app to check products, parents should have it

  • 5 January 2016 - 11:21
Free sugar app to check products, parents should have it

  BBC Parents are being urged to sign up for a free app which tells them the sugar content of food and drink. The "sugar smart app", from Public Health England, works by scanning barcodes and revealing total sugar in cubes or grams. Officials hope it will help combat tooth decay,...

Flexible Hours work pace could make you ill, studies show

  • 2 January 2016 - 11:08
Flexible Hours work pace could make you ill, studies show

  The Guardian Flexible working practices can do more harm than good to workers because they encourage an “always on” culture that can have a heavy psychological toll, experts have warned. Working away from the office or part-time can isolate employees from social networks and...

Fears of humanitarian crises rise in 2016

  • 30 December 2015 - 10:53
Fears of humanitarian crises rise in 2016

  BBC The strongest El Nino weather cycle on record is likely to increase the threat of hunger and disease for millions of people in 2016, aid agencies say. The weather phenomenon is set to exacerbate droughts in some areas, while increasing flooding in others. Some of the worst...

Forget about New Year “Detox” Myths

  • 29 December 2015 - 12:38
Forget about New Year “Detox” Myths

  Independent The New Year is almost upon us, which means we’re all about to be inundated with reasons why we need to stock our fridges with kale, buy expensive juicers and Instagram pictures of salads labelled #cleanse. But despite the barrage of health information letting us know...

Women Share How Much It Cost Them To Give Birth

  • 28 December 2015 - 19:55
Women Share How Much It Cost Them To Give Birth

Women's Health Magazine I almost had a breakdown after my son was born, and it wasn't due to new-mom anxiety. Despite having "great" health insurance, my husband and I were handed more than $5,000 in hospital bills. As if the price tag wasn't painful enough, the invoices trickled in over...

Why Kate Middleton’s Post-Birth Belly is Completely Normal

  • 26 July 2013 - 06:36
Why Kate Middleton’s Post-Birth Belly is Completely Normal

It was a fairytale photo-op for a real life prince and princess: a beautiful, healthy baby, a doting, proud father, and a glowing, serene mother. But wait! Look closely. When Kate passes the swaddled heir to her charming William, she reveals a real-life new mom belly. Round as a six month...

Australians are getting fatter

  • 26 July 2013 - 06:33
Australians are getting fatter

Around the world, Australia may be known for its rugged outdoor lifestyles. But recent statistics suggest a different reality. Australia and its equally outdoorsy neighbor, New Zealand, are now two of the fattest countries in the developed world. Obesity rates in the two countries have tripled...

Cancer Risk Increases With Height

  • 26 July 2013 - 06:32
Cancer Risk Increases With Height

A woman’s cancer risk appears to increase with her height, a new study shows. An analysis of 20,928 postmenopausal women showed that the taller a woman is, the greater her risk for a number of cancers, including breast, colon and skin cancer, among others. The finding, published in Cancer...

Cause of cat allergy uncovered

  • 26 July 2013 - 06:29
Cause of cat allergy uncovered

Scientists have discovered how allergic reactions to cats are triggered, raising hopes of preventative medicine. A University of Cambridge team has identified how the body's immune system detects cat allergen, leading to symptoms such as coughing and sneezing. New treatments to block this...