A 23-year-old blogger with stage two cervical cancer has revealed the true extent of her hair loss in a series of candid photographs. Milly Smith was diagnosed one month ago but has been living with the disease for three years. In a side-by-side image, she shows the drastic rate at which chemotherapy has caused her hair to thin and fall out.
Waking up with a hangover is bad enough, but when it's a weekday and you've got a day of work ahead of you then it's even worse. There's no actual cure for a hangover - no magic bullet that'll cure your sore head and weak limbs - but there are foods and drinks which can alleviate some of the symptoms. Glugging a pint glass of the stuff before you hit the sack after a boozy night will generally work wonders.
It is commonly understood that the foundations of any relationship are trust and truth. This is deemed even more apt in love affairs where partners are required to open up entirely to each other before they can embark on a journey of togetherness. But is this really true? Should a couple be brutally candid to each other – even with each other’s pasts? Here is a real life example that will set your minds thinking.
Children who spend prolonged periods of time using technology are more prone to obesity, a new study suggests. A group of child health specialists have found “a strong link” between rising child obesity levels and frequent exposure to social media. In light of their findings, they are warning parents to take action by limiting their children’s screentime to 90 minutes a day.
Scientists have found that an ingredient in cinnamon could help fat-burning in humans. Cinnamaldehyde is an essential oil that helps give the spice its distinctive flavour and has been proven to protect mice against obesity in previous studies. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan have claimed that the oil also activates thermogenesis, a metabolic bodily process which burns calories to produce heat.
Rules around smacking children across the UK are changing as a result of new laws coming into force. In England it’s already illegal to do so, as it is to hit anyone. Scotland announced changes last month that will remove the legal defence that protects parents, and Wales is now doing the same.
The sugar industry buried research that linked sucrose to heart disease 50 years ago, scientists claim. In the journal PLOS Biology, researchers Cristin Kearns, Dorie Apollonio and Stanton Glantz from the University of California at San Francisco assessed internal sugar industry documents which found that the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF), an industry-funded US research organisation, funded animal research to evaluate sucrose’s effects on cardiovascular health.
American girl scouts are being reminded that they never “owe” anyone a hug. With family get-togethers peaking around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, it’s not uncommon for young children to be urged to hug relatives or show some other sign of physical affection. Of course, if your child is happy to give his or her grandmother, aunt or other relative a hug, that’s fine.
Stories like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast are so ingrained in popular culture that it can be all too easy to overlook the damaging ideologies that they perpetuate via misogynistic characters, degrading plot lines and racial uniformity. Donald Haase, author of Fairytales and Feminism, encourages parents to read these stories sceptically, so as to confront such archaisms rather than endorse them. “They can read or tell classical tales in ways that intentionally question or subvert the stereotypes,” the Wayne State University professor told The Independent.
A mother from Ontario, California has hit back at the women who shamed her for breastfeeding her 10-month-old son in public. Brittni Medina was at Disneyland with her husband waiting in a long queue for a ride when her son started crying. As she began to feed her child, Medina overheard two women making “snarky comments” behind her, criticising her for breastfeeding in public.
We all know that if you want to slim down, you need to eat better and move more. And often, the reason people hit the gym or start pounding the pavements is with the goal of fat loss in mind.
A fitness blogger and Instagram star says that eating carbs is one of the secrets to her incredible physique.
If the entire population switched to a vegan diet it would have a negative effect on public health, a new study claims. According to research published by the US National Academy of Sciences, everyone turning vegan would likely leave many people deficient in various nutrients. The researchers set out to examine the impact of the meat industry on greenhouse gas emissions and wanted to find out what would happen if every person in the US adopted a vegan diet.
Zero waste lifestyle is all about dedicating yourself to making this world greener and cleaner, with minimal waste. Ditch the plastics, remove harmful chemicals from home and reduce the waste for the wellbeing of your family, your community, your planet and yourself.
A child has caused $1,300 (£985) of damage in a branch of makeup store Sephora by running wild and playing with the products. Pictures of the destroyed makeup were shared by the Facebook page, Extraordinary Life Makeup Artistry, and many people have expressed outrage. “$1,300 of Make Up Forever eye shadow destroyed at Sephora tonight due to a small child,” wrote the person on Facebook.
If you’re a regular jogger like me, and have in the past sustained a knee injury, you’re more at risk of suffering from this painful, degenerative disease. Not perfect for designer trainers but, most definitely, better for my joints. Replacing a running habit with other, more joint-friendly, forms of exercise such as swimming (which almost completely removes the strains felt by the body) or cycling (which better supports the knee joint) is another way of avoiding a flare up.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is widely thought to affect most women at some point in their lives. Sufferers can experience a combination of mood swings, bloating, breast pain and a low sex drive, with the NHS claiming that one in 20 women will have symptoms severe enough to stop them from carrying out day-to-day tasks. Robyn Stein DeLuca believes that women have been fed lies by books, magazines and the medical community regarding the validity of PMS and its crippling symptoms.
A mother from Worthing has hit out at John Lewis for not providing sufficient facilities for "severely disabled" people. Laura Moore shared a photograph on Twitter of her friend’s disabled daughter, whose nappy was being changed on the floor of what appears to be a small disabled toilet. While everyone is swooning over how wonderful the new @johnlewisretail advert is... just take a moment to look at this photo which was taken in one of their stores because they don't provide #changingplaces for severely disabled people & refuse to do so.
There are seven physical symptoms that can help identify when a person is stressed, according to a nutritionist and mindfulness expert. Charlotte Watts, author of The De-Stress Effect, believes that nutrition plays a crucial role in how the body responds to stress. Speaking to Healthista, Watts explained that stress symptoms can often be linked to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Every day, for years on end, Heidi Hamm would spend a few minutes tidying the room that her kids played in. Typically, it’d be covered in Lego, other toys, and clothes - and, over time, Heidi probably spent countless hours making the room look ship shape after a long day. At one point, her husband walked in to find her crawling around the floor picking up Lego bricks, and colour co-ordinating them because she loved to be organised.
Two seven-month-old twins with different skin colours have become Instagram sensations after their mother started posting snaps of the doe-eyed duo online.
Scientists say a plant-based diet may help to reduce the risk of deadly heart failure. According to a study of five different kinds of diet, people who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables are 42 per cent less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed fewer plant-based foods. Another team of researchers found that increasing coffee consumption by one cup per week reduced the risk of heart failure by seven per cent and stroke by eight per cent.
Consumer testing experts are urging retailers to stop selling children’s toys which connect to wifi or Bluetooth. According to product watchdog Which?, popular toys such as Furby and Cloudpets pose “concerning vulnerabilities” that could allow strangers to speak to children. After conducting a thorough investigation on how these toys work, the review site claims that some of them have “proven” security flaws.
Let’s be honest, many of us do not drink enough water, on daily basis, that our bodies actually require. Men should be drinking about 3 litres of total fluids a day, while for women it is 2.2 litres. When you fail to have enough water, you are most likely attacked by dehydration, dry mouth, low blood pressure, headaches, dizziness, dry skin and fatigue.
The latest diet fad to set the internet abuzz is called the CiCo diet. CiCo stands for Calories In, Calories Out, and essentially is all about calorie counting, so not exactly revolutionary. The idea is that by counting your energy intake and expenditure, you can keep yourself in a calorie deficit and thus lose weight.