• Father criticises primary school for serving children with allergies plain jacket potatoes every day
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    Father criticises primary school for serving children with allergies plain jacket potatoes every day

    A father has criticised his children’s school for not providing adequate meal options for his two young boys, who are allergic to gluten and egg whites.Jorg Braese says his two sons, Alvin, four, and Victor, five, are given the same plain jacket potatoes for lunch every day at St Peter’s Primary School in Aylesford, Kent.

  • Alexis Ohanian says period after Serena Williams gave birth was ‘traumatising’
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    Alexis Ohanian says period after Serena Williams gave birth was ‘traumatising’

    Alexis Ohanian has spoken about how the period after his wife Serena Williams gave birth was “traumatising”, emphasising the importance of paternity leave.In September 2017, it was announced that Williams had given birth a baby girl, later revealing that she had to undergo an emergency Caesarean section.

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    Stress Is Good For You!

    Stress is a dreaded word these days. So much so, that we have authors write thick books about it, we have businesses running in the name of stress therapy and medications to curb stress sell loose! So, why does this

  • 15 Best Foods To Eat After A Workout
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    15 Best Foods To Eat After A Workout

    Nutritious food after a workout session is extremely important to maintain a healthy body. If you aim to stay fit, you are sure to put in a lot of effort during your exercising sessions. Not just the workout session, but the

  • Nine tips to stay focused on your fitness goals in 2020
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    Nine tips to stay focused on your fitness goals in 2020

    Image credit: Image by Bernadette Wurzinger from Pixabay Sometimes all you need is a bit of motivation – and the right workout buddy or partner could prove to be just that. A Stanford University study revealed that getting a call from your workout buddy every two weeks could help boost the amount of exercise you do by 78 per cent. A phone call or even a voice recording to find out how much exercise you have done in the past week, what you plan to do in the coming week and exercises you can add on, has shown to motivate people to continue with their workouts.

  • One in five new mothers ‘not told how to find mental health support after giving birth’
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    One in five new mothers ‘not told how to find mental health support after giving birth’

    A fifth of new mothers were not told how to seek out mental health support after giving birth, a new survey has found.More than 17,000 women were questioned about the state of maternity services in the NHS for a poll conducted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

  • Consuming alcohol during pregnancy can affect birth weight and cognitive function, study confirms
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    Consuming alcohol during pregnancy can affect birth weight and cognitive function, study confirms

    Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can lead to low birth weight and poor cognitive function, according to scientists.In a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers from the University of Bristol investigated the impact alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have on a child.

  • Home smear tests being developed, department of health announces
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    Home smear tests being developed, department of health announces

    The Department of Health has announced that it is currently developing at-home smear test kits.On Tuesday, Jo Churchill, health minister, said the government is committed to improving access to cervical cancer screenings for all women and confirmed that the Department of Health is working on a kit which will allow women to complete the tests themselves.

  • 16 Wholesome Foods To Help Relieve Stress Naturally
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    16 Wholesome Foods To Help Relieve Stress Naturally

    Nowadays, our lifestyle is such that we are bound to get stressed out and this can destruct our health in a way that it can disrupt the proper functioning of the digestive, immune and nervous system. There are many ways to

  • Women warned against new ‘menopause delay’ procedure
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    Women warned against new ‘menopause delay’ procedure

    A medical expert has warned against a new procedure that can supposedly enable women to postpone their menopause for over a decade.The procedure has been developed by a Birmingham-based fertility company called ProFam.

  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic people less likely to be physically active due to ‘deep-rooted inequalities’
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    Black, Asian and minority ethnic people less likely to be physically active due to ‘deep-rooted inequalities’

    People who are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are less likely to take part in physical activities, Sport England has said.In a new report titled “Sport for All”, the organisation emphasised that “ethnicity and culture matters in sports and physical activity”, sharing statistics outlining how people from Asian, black and Chinese backgrounds are less likely to exercise than individuals who are white.

  • Benefits Of Drinking Bottle Gourd Juice With Ginger Every Morning
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    Benefits Of Drinking Bottle Gourd Juice With Ginger Every Morning

    Bottle gourd, aka, laukee is widely known for its amazing benefits. Growing up, the vegetable may have seemed pretty bland for your taste and you were more likely to throw it (while your mom is not looking). It is time to

  • Ban Labs launches CARE Herbal Green Teas in this Winter with 5 organic Flavours
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    Ban Labs launches CARE Herbal Green Teas in this Winter with 5 organic Flavours

    We all know that Ayurveda is synonymous to health and that green tea is probably the healthiest beverages on this planet. Well, drinking green tea is also believed to be an ancient way to feel fresh and light. Not only

  • Feeding Tube Insertion (Gastrostomy): Types, Risks, Procedure And Complications
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    Feeding Tube Insertion (Gastrostomy): Types, Risks, Procedure And Complications

    Gastrostomy Feeding Tube Insertion (GFTI) is a process in which a feeding tube is placed inside the stomach of a person through the skin to help them get nutrition when they are unable to swallow by mouth. The process by which

  • What Is Human Coronavirus? Causes, Symptoms, Treatment And Prevention
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    What Is Human Coronavirus? Causes, Symptoms, Treatment And Prevention

    The spread of a new type of coronavirus had fuelled anxiety across the country. Medical researchers believe that this new virus is from the family of SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus) that has caused an epidemic in the year 2003.

  • Sea Salt: Health Benefits, Risk Factors And Uses
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    Sea Salt: Health Benefits, Risk Factors And Uses

    Sea salt is an unfiltered salt made directly by evaporating seawater. Since the prehistoric times, the salt is largely used in cuisines and for medicinal purposes. As the sea salt undergoes very less filtration process, the number of minerals in it

  • 8 Foods That Improve Sex Drive In Women
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    8 Foods That Improve Sex Drive In Women

    Looking for ways to improve your sex life is nothing uncommon. The central factor responsible for amazing sex life is nothing but an impressive sex drive. Lack of libido or a decreased sex drive is one amongst the most common health

  • Top 10 Vegetables To Relieve Constipation
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    Top 10 Vegetables To Relieve Constipation

    Finding it difficult to pass stool? Is it making you feel distressed and limiting you from carrying out your daily activities? If yes, you may be having constipation. Constipation occurs when a person has difficulty emptying the large bowel. There are

  • 8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Birch Water
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    8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Birch Water

    There are so many options of healthy drinks to choose from such as water, milk, herbal teas, fruit juices, and coconut water. There is one such healthy drink that is gaining popularity and that is birch water. Birch water is known

  • 9 Interesting Health Benefits Of Pecans
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    9 Interesting Health Benefits Of Pecans

    In Thanksgiving, pecan pie is considered a speciality dish. The pie is made by using pecan nuts, which has a crunchy texture and buttery flavour that make them for a wonderful ingredient in a variety of dishes. Not only do they

  • Flaxseeds For Weight Loss: Ways To Add It To Your Diet
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    Flaxseeds For Weight Loss: Ways To Add It To Your Diet

    Loaded with nutrients and rich in dietary fibre and various other compounds, flaxseeds are beneficial for your body in so many ways. Flaxseeds, also called linseeds, are small, brown-coloured seeds and available in the form of capsules. The health benefits of

  • 11 of the biggest misconceptions about HPV
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    11 of the biggest misconceptions about HPV

    Every year, around 3,000 new cases of cervical cancer are reported in the UK. Despite approximately 99.8 per cent of cases being preventable, there are still many misconceptions surrounding cervical cancer.Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, an annual campaign led by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, runs from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 January. Each day, The Independent will be publishing content to help raise awareness and dispel myths regarding cervical cancer. Although cervical cancer can affect anyone with a cervix the term ‘women‘ will be used here for brevity.

  • ‘I felt I had failed as a woman’: Five women share how being diagnosed with cervical cancer affected their fertility and sex lives
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    ‘I felt I had failed as a woman’: Five women share how being diagnosed with cervical cancer affected their fertility and sex lives

    Every year, around 3,000 new cases of cervical cancer are reported in the UK. Despite approximately 99.8 per cent of cases being preventable, there are still many misconceptions surrounding cervical cancer.Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, an annual campaign led by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, runs from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 January. Each day, The Independent will be publishing content to help raise awareness and dispel myths regarding cervical cancer. Although cervical cancer can affect anyone with a cervix the term ‘women‘ will be used here for brevity.

  • James Norton says he has to inject ‘up to 15 times a day’ because of type 1 diabetes
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    James Norton says he has to inject ‘up to 15 times a day’ because of type 1 diabetes

    James Norton has spoken about how having type 1 diabetes affects him on a daily basis, emphasising that “being diabetic does not hold you back”.The actor, who is currently starring as osteopath Stephen Ward in BBC1’s The Trial of Christine Keeler, was diagnosed with the condition more than a decade ago.