A young boy invited his entire kindergarten class to celebrate with him on the occasion of his adoption.Thursday 5 December marked the 23rd annual Adoption Day at Kent County Courthouse, Michigan, during which 37 children were welcomed into their forever homes.
An Alzheimer’s charity has heavily criticised a Christmas card that mocks an old man with the condition as “utterly inappropriate”.The card in question, which was created by comic company Modern Toss, features an illustration depicting an old man being led away from a Christmas dinner table.
While many revel in the arrival of the colder months, excited to join in the celebrations of the festive period, others will have to cope with the unpleasantness of norovirus.Otherwise known as the “winter vomiting bug”, it is estimated that the health condition affects between 600,000 and a million people in the UK every year.
Men who exercise regularly could cut their risk of prostate cancer in half, a new study has found.According to experts, daily activity – which can include gardening or walking – has a “far larger” protective effect than previously thought.
Setting an alarm on your phone, putting it next to your toothbrush – however you remember to take your oral contraceptive pill, it can be a hassle and easily forgotten in the midst of a busy daily routine.But now scientists are developing an oral contraceptive that would only need to be taken once a month, the first of its kind in the world.
Permanent hair dyes and chemical straighteners have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study has found.The findings, published in the International Journal of Cancer, come after years of concerns regarding the potential impacts hair products have on health.
Thousands of people in the UK, particularly young women, are having their appendix removed unnecessarily, according to new research.A study conducted by the University of Birmingham has found that almost a third of women (28 per cent) and 12 per cent of men in the UK who undergo surgery for suspected appendicitis end up having a normal appendix removed
A same-sex couple has become the first in the world to carry the same baby in both their wombs as part of a landmark “shared motherhood” procedure.British couple Jasmine and Donna Francis-Smith welcomed their son, Otis, two months ago.
A new study has claimed that brushing your teeth more than twice a day could reduce your risk of suffering heart failure by more than 10 per cent.Researchers from the Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea conducted an investigation to determine whether improved oral hygiene could be associated with a decreased risk of occurrence of atrial fibrillation – a health condition that causes an abnormally fast heart rate – and heart failure.
Liam Payne has opened up about his past struggles with alcohol, saying that he “hid it very well” while promoting his solo music career.The singer, who was a member of One Direction from 2010 to 2016 prior to the band’s “indefinite hiatus”, spoke about his experience of alcohol dependency in a new interview with The Guardian.
An Italian man, who is gay and single, has been praised on social media for adopting a girl with Down’s Syndrome after she was rejected by 20 families.Luca Trapanese, 41, adopted his daughter, Alba, in July 2017 after having spent years caring for people with disabilities as a volunteer in Naples.
A new test for prostate cancer that only requires a urine sample, to be collected at home, is being developed by scientists.Currently there is no single definitive test for prostate cancer, but the NHS says a GP is likely to take a blood sample to look for antigens or perform a rectal exam, or even an MRI scan, which it says can cause “unnecessary anxiety” and stress in men.
The number of people living with cancer in the UK has risen by almost 500,000 in just five years and someone is now diagnosed on average every 90 seconds, says new research.This is an increase of a fifth and brings the total number of people in the UK with cancer to almost three million according to the data compiled by Macmillan cancer support.
A nursery has sparked outrage after becoming one of the first in Britain to introduce an exclusively vegan menu for its pupils.Jigsaw Day Nurseries in Chester will no longer serve meat or dairy products to the 260 children in their care as of January 2020.
Celebrities have begun to pay tribute to Gary Rhodes after the news was announced that the celebrity chef died in Dubai on Tuesday evening.Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Tom Kerridge are among those who celebrated Rhodes' career and accomplishments shortly after the news broke.
Gary Rhodes, the celebrity British chef, has died after suddenly falling ill in Dubai, aged 59.Rhodes was best known for fronting programmes including MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef USA.
The world’s best sushi restaurant has been removed from the Michelin guide.Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo was withdrawn from the esteemed list because the restaurant no longer accepts reservations from the general public.
Younger workers aged 18-30 are more likely to have had a recent mental health challenge than their more senior colleagues, with 48 per cent reporting suicidal thoughts or feelings, according to new research.A survey of 3,884 people over two years conducted by Accenture on behalf of This Can Happen – a conference focused on positive mental health in the workplace – revealed that almost half of 18-30-year-olds reported suicidal thoughts or feelings.
Playing board games may help elderly people keep their memories sharp, a study has claimed.Those who regularly played games such as chess and bingo were more likely to have maintained their thinking skills, researchers found.
Elizabeth Banks has said she feels as though she is “still judged” for having had her children through surrogacy.In a recent interview with Net-a-Porter’s Porter Edit magazine, the Charlie’s Angels director opened up about the fertility issues she has experienced.
A link has been discovered between mental fatigue and physical inflammation, say scientists.The correlation could explain why sufferers of chronic medical conditions often report severe mental “sluggishness”, alongside physical symptoms.
Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has angered parents after saying packed lunches should be banned because “most mums” fill their child’s lunchbox with junk food.The Channel 4 presenter appeared on Good Morning Britain on Thursday to explain why she thinks homemade lunches are fuelling the obesity crisis and should be stopped in schools.
Inducing labour for women whose pregnancy continues to 41 weeks could help lower the number who experience stillbirth, new research suggests.Currently, NHS practice states that induction should be offered to all women who don’t go into labour naturally by 42 weeks.
Twice as many baby-boomer men are being admitted to hospitals for alcohol-related conditions as millennials.New statistics shared by the Information Services Division Scotland (part of NHS Scotland) for the year 2018/19 reveal that there were 1,625 admissions per 100,000 men aged 55 to 64.
One in seven children will develop a mental illness, according to new research – more than the number with cancer, diabetes or AIDS combined.Conditions range from depression and anxiety, to ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and schizophrenia.