Many people roll their eyes at the questionable health advice doled out by Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle site, Goop. "If you want to f**k with me, bring your A-game," Gwyneth Paltrow said during an interview with Fast Company's Nicole LaPorte yesterday. "It took me many years to get to the point where I felt confident enough to monetize the business," she said of her company's recent success "I really didn't give myself permission to say what I wanted to do for a really long time until it was kinda clear that I just should just do it." Paltrow also gave some insight into the inner workings of her business methods, including how she utilizes her network of startup mentors.
A baby has become an internet sensation after apparently walking just a few minutes after being born. The video clip of the surprising scene was uploaded to Facebook and has stunned people across the globe, amassing 72 million views, over 1.6 million shares and 339,000 reactions.
As the world’s one billion-plus Muslims gear up to fast over the next month during Ramadan - one of the five pillars of Islam - there are perennial concerns over followers being required to go without any food and water for some 18 hours a day. Despite potentially feeling some heartburn, irritablity, dehydration, and a decline in concentration levels - which are expected - Dr Razeen Mahroof, an anaesthetist from Oxford, has helped the NHS to map out a guide to successful fasting during Ramadan. One of the common misconceptions about Ramadan is that all Muslims must take part.
Edgar “Injap” Sia II is one of the richest people in the Philippines and was the youngest dollar billionaire in Forbes Asia’s list of wealthiest in 2016. Aged 26, Injap founded Mang Inasal, a barbecue fast food restaurant chain in the Philippines. In his new book, Life Principles, Injap revealshis top tips that might help parents raise future billionaires.
Gynaecological cancers are sometimes referred to as the ‘silent’ type because of their vague symptoms that can be mistaken for other conditions. When Karen Hobbs, 27, did what most of us do with disconcerting symptoms – typed them into Google – it came up as most likely being a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia, so she headed down to the sexual health clinic and told them she had been bleeding in between periods and after sex.The test came back negative and the nurses told a 24-year-old Karen that her cervix was inflamed. Karen was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
FitBits and other wrist-worn fitness trackers are a popular way of counting steps walked, calories burned and measuring heart rate but new research has cast doubt on their accuracy. Researchers at Stanford University in California analysed 60 participants who wore a variety of wrist-worn activity-measuring devices while they were sitting, walking, running and cycling. The study said that overall the wrist-worn devises “adequately” measure heart rate but “poorly estimates” the amount of energy used, which in many devises is measured in calories (kcals).
When you feel particularly exhausted, it can definitely feel like you are also lacking in brain capacity. Now, a new study has suggested this could be because chronic sleep deprivation can actually cause the brain to eat itself. New research, conducted by Michele Bellesi of the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy and published in the Journal of Neuroscience, analysed the brains of mice who had regular sleep, spontaneous wake, sleep deprivation and chronic sleep deprivation.
For some, having children and teaching them how to navigate our messy world is the most important thing a person can do. To others, the horrors of childbirth and the commitment to a nuclear family with 2.4 children is enough to make them break out in hives.
Terrorism is one of the most serious threats we face in the world today, but one of the hardest parts of dealing with attacks can be explaining them to children. Of course, children of different ages can handle varying amounts of information, so it’s hard to know how much to tell them. “Don't delay telling your children,” Harold Koplewicz, President of the Child Mind Institute, told Time after the Paris attacks in 2015.
As a survivor of mental illness and endometriosis, occupational therapist Hannah Daisy knows what it’s like to struggle to get out of bed in the morning. “At times I have felt very tired and even small tasks have felt overwhelming.” Daisy says. It's a feeling that many who live with an illness, disability or mental health issue can identify with.
Insuring your home or car is a no-brainer, but some people aren’t sure why health insurance can be a good idea. Why get private medical insurance? Health insurance is designed to ensure that if you need medical treatment in future, you won’t need to worry about NHS waiting lists or paying for the cost of the treatment.
The image, designed in 2003 by Corrine Beaumont, founder of the Worldwide Breast Cancer, visually describes breast cancer signs for the ‘Know Your Lemons’ campaign that is gaining traction on social media. The lemon metaphors present a clear visual way of showing breast cancer signifiers, helping with the difficulties of self-checking. Often women used in campaigns don’t look like ordinary women – but even those with little literacy can understand this,” Ms Beaumont told the BBC.
“Sweep them off their feet” or “sweep ‘em down,” as the craze is known, sees pupils using their school ties to cause accidents. Some children are being left with broken bones after falling to the ground. Year eight pupil Ellanneh was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery the next day - she’s been resting at home since and says she’s afraid to go back to her school, Oasis Academy Coulsdon.
Whether a fresher or in your final year, summer exams are never fun. According to high street health food chain Holland & Barrett, sales of the herb have increased by 187 per cent compared to the same time last year. A spokesperson for Holland & Barrett said that after the research was published: “We saw a sharp rise in customer demand.
Cutting down on meat part-time can almost halve the risk of obesity, scientists have said. Previous studies have suggested strict vegetarians tend to be slimmer on the whole, but scientists have said this new “flexitarian” approach could be a more realistic way to get people to cut down on meat, rather than asking them to forego it altogether. Professor Maira Bes-Rastrollo from the University of Navarra in Spain, who led the study, said: “It’s not a radical shift to a vegetarian diet, it’s more a gentle approximation.
It’s understandable that if you want to lose weight, you’re going to hit the gym, go to dance classes or pound the pavement, but according to Jessica Sepel, working out too often could be hindering your weight loss efforts. The Australian nutritionist and best-selling author has explained all in a new post on her blog. “From clinical and personal experience, I can tell you that over-exercising can do more harm to your weight than good,” she says.
Instagram has been ranked as having the most detrimental effect on young people’s mental health, a new report has suggested. The Royal Society for Public Health and the charity Young Health Movement conducted a survey in the first few months of 2017 of almost 1,500 young people (aged between 14 and 24) in Britain surrounding their social media usage. Based on the ratings, Instagram was listed as having the most negative effect.
There are many supposed quick-fixes when it comes to losing weight. From gastric band surgery to intermittent fasting or strict diet schemes, everyone seems to have a different secret that will help you shift the pounds. 25-year-old Amber Barham, a teacher from Florida, was told by her doctor that she should have a gastric bypass after her weight crept up to 275 lbs (19.6 stone).
It might be the name of your favourite shampoo, but the Aloe Vera leaf boasts a whole host of other nutritional benefits. Nutritional therapist Libby Limon said: ‘'The active components of the inner leaf can support everything from digestion to the immune system to blood sugar balance and cholesterol. Libby Limon tells us the reason why you’re probably not drinking green tea - because you don't actually like the taste - but is here to help with a game changing tip to creating the perfect brew.
A chemical in magic mushrooms could be used to treat people with depression who don’t respond to prescription drugs, according to a top psychiatrist. Psilocybin, the compound which causes people to hallucinate when they ingest magic mushrooms, is believed to easy mental illness because it triggers a sub-type of serotonin receptor in the brain. In recent years, researchers have been investigating the effects of illegal drugs with psychoactive effects, including LSD, MDMA and magic mushrooms - in what has been hailed the psychedelic renaissance.
The study of 3.5 million Britons, carried out by researchers at the University of Birmingham and presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Porto, Portugal, found that even “metabolically healthy” obese people are still at a higher risk of heart disease or a stroke than those with a normal weight range. All the Brits studied were initially free from cardiovascular disease . The authors then compared whether the risk of developing either coronary heart disease, a stroke, heart failure or peripheral vascular disease (PVD) was different for normal weight people or people who were metabolically healthy obesity.
New research, presented at the Paediatric Academic Societies Meeting last week, suggested that reading books to your child in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later before they start school. Researchers monitored more than 250 pairs of mothers and babies over a four and a half year period to observe how well the children understood words as well as the strength of their literacy and reading skills. Book-reading quality during early infancy predicted strong reading skills at an earlier age while the both the quantity and quality of book reading during the toddler years was strongly tied to late literacy skills such as the children being able to write their names at age four.
Nine of the world’s most threatening superbugs have been found during a swab test on the London transport system, according to a new study. The research, commissioned by taxi insurance company Staveley Head and carried out by the biology department at London Metropolitan University, found that in total 121 bacteria and mould was discovered on the network with nine of them being the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that the World Health Organisation issued a warning about earlier this year. After conducting 80 swabs across the capital from hand rails, seats, doors and walls, the researchers found different antibiotic-resistant super bugs including E. coli on the tube, in London taxi cabs and on buses.
The life-nurturing health benefits of breast milk are often attested. Swedish researchers from the University of Lund have found promising results from researching the effects of the Hamlet substance on bladder cancer patients. In the early trials with bladder cancer patients, those injected with the compound began to shed dead tumour cells through their urine within days.