Anne Hathaway has spoken candidly to Ellen DeGeneres about why she's chosen to give up drinking for the foreseeable future, explaining that her main motivation is being present for her three-year-old son. The Oscar-winning actor appeared on DeGeneres's daytime talk show to discuss her latest film Serenity, a thriller that reunites her with Interstellar co-star Matthew McConaughey. While discussing the film's Mauritius location, Hathaway revealed that McConaughey had taken her on a tour of the best rum spots on the island.
A new illuminating scientific finding may enable medical professionals to determine whether women who’ve suffered from breast cancer are likely to relapse. More than 55,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with new cases of breast cancer every year, with one in eight women likely to develop the disease at some point in their lifetimes. Secondary breast cancer, which is when breast cancer cells spread to other areas of the body, cannot be cured, although it can be treated.
Leaving a gap of two hours in between eating your dinner and going to bed isn't necessarily beneficial for your health, a new scientific study has suggested. In Japan, the public are advised to leave two hours in between dinner and bed at least three times a week. For the study, which was published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, the researchers analysed data gathered between 2012 and 2014 from 1,573 healthy middle-aged and older adults from Okayama in western Japan.
Women who partake in physical activity for an hour a day have a far greater chance of reaching the age of 90 than those who do less than 30 minutes, according to a study. Reseachers from the Department of Epidemiology at the Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands explored how the body size and daily physical activity of women and men can affect how long they’re expected to live. For their research, which was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the scientists analysed data from the Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS), which accumulated information from more than 120,000 men and women in 1986.
Russell Brand has never spent 24 hours in sole charge of his children, the comedian revealed in a recent interview. Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine, Brand said Gallacher would never leave him alone with the children for more than one day because “she respects and cares for them too much”. “When I looked after Mabel on her own, she dropped two social classes in an hour,” he told interviewer Decca Aitkenhead.
The rise of social media has meant that we as a global population are more connected than we have ever been in the history of time. While social media platforms can have their benefits, using them too frequently can make you feel increasingly unhappy and isolated in the long run. The constant barrage of perfectly filtered photos that appear on Instagram are bound to knock many people’s self-esteem, while obsessively checking your Twitter feed just before bed could be contributing towards poor quality of sleep.
Goop, the wellness brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow, opened its first London pop-up store in September last year, and is now set to become a permanent shop.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong autoimmune condition that affects the brain and the spinal cord, resulting in a wide range of symptoms that vary from person-to-person. Joan Didion, Jack Osbourne and Selma Blair, who was diagnosed in August, are among those in the public eye who live with MS. MS inhibits how well a person’s central nervous system functions, subsequently interrupting the process whereby the brain sends signals to the rest of the body to enable you to do simple things like move, eat and see.
Several restaurants listed on the Just Eat platform have been providing incorrect information concerning food allergens that could be “life-threatening”, a BBC Panorama investigation has discovered. The takeaway delivery service currently asks customers to enquire with restaurants directly if they have a food allergy. BBC Panorama reporter Tina Daheley pretended to be a customer with food allergies when ordering food at restaurants through Just Eat.
James Middleton has spoken candidly for the first time about being diagnosed with clinical depression, explaining that he once felt like “a complete failure” due to the condition. The businessman, brother of the Duchess of Cambridge, has written an essay for The Daily Mail in which he details how he shut himself off from friends and family when suffering from depression. Describing it as “an absence of feelings”, Middleton explains that his sister’s work with mental health charity Heads Together was partly what inspired him to come forward with his story.
Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley have reportedly welcomed a new baby boy, and have decided to name him after a beloved film character made famous by Tom Hanks. The couple first met while on the set of the 2009 two-part ITV series Wuthering Heights, in which they played the lead roles of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. It's now been reported that Hardy and Riley have had a second child, a boy called Forrest.
When you’re running on low energy, probably the last thing you want to do is throw yourself onto a spin bike, but a healthy dose of morning exercise can release a welcome burst of feelgood endorphins. If you struggle not to fall asleep on the sofa as soon as you get home, exercise in the late afternoon may also help to reduce early-evening fatigue, and can also improve your sleep.
Warming up before exercise is always important, but even more so when your muscles are at risk of becoming especially tight in low temperatures. Furthermore, you may need to invest in reflective clothing if running during the early or late hours so that drivers on the road are aware of your whereabouts. The Independent spoke to several experts for their top tips on running during winter.
Former This Morning presenter Matt Johnson has candidly spoken about his past struggles with depression, revealing that he's only just started seeing a therapist to treat the mental health condition. While the TV host has continued to experience depression following the incident, he was initially reluctant to seek out a medical professional for guidance. Now 36, Johnson has suffered from depression since he was in his 20s.
The idea that healthy food costs more than junk food is something I hear a lot. There is a strong belief that cooking from scratch costs a fortune, and with takeaway meals priced as low as £1, they have little incentive to change their behaviour. The past decade has seen increased media attention on healthy diets, and stories about the cost of healthy eating are also on the rise, all of which influence public perception.
From Vail in the US to Val d’Isere in France, winter sports holidays are all the rage. The knee joint is especially vulnerable – accounting for 30 per cent of all skiing injuries. The most common knee injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament – known as the “ACL”.
Millions of adults have drawn the incorrect conclusion that they have food allergies, a new study has revealed. The research, published in JAMA Network Open, has found that almost half of adults in the US who think they have food allergies haven’t shown symptoms to back their claims. While more than 10 per cent of adults are believed to have a food allergy, 19 per cent of the population are under the impression that they’re allergic to certain foods.
Kathy Griffin has spoken about the hardship of witnessing her mother's mind "slip away" following the 98-year-old's dementia diagnosis. The comedian explained on Twitter that watching her mother's mental state deteriorate at a rapid rate over the past few months has been "devastating". In 2005, Griffin launched a reality series on Bravo called Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, which featured her parents Maggie Griffin and John Griffin.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are encouraging their fans to adopt a plant-based diet, explaining that becoming vegan is, in their opinion, a matter of global importance. The pair wrote about the impact veganism has had on their lifestyles in the introduction for The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World, a book by Beyoncé’s personal trainer Marco Borges.
Shay Mitchell, star of Pretty Little Liars and the recently released Netflix series You, has spoken out about her miscarriage. The compilation featured pictures of Mitchell doing a number of things including travelling to Hong Kong and Shanghai, kayaking on a glacier and learning how to fly a helicopter. Following on from the fun 2018 memories, Mitchell revealed that the year "didn't come without some hardships".
A free health check that could spot deadly diseases has been taken by less than half of over-40s, NHS England has warned. Someone who has had a stroke, or has diabetes or heart disease, is around twice as likely to develop vascular dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Society. "The start of a new year is exactly the right time to commit to taking a simple, free and potentially life-saving step towards a healthier life," said Alistair Burns, national clinical director for dementia at NHS England.
It can be easy to conflate the common cold with the more serious flu when we're hiding under a duvet feeling worse for wear. While a cold and the flu share several symptoms, there are clear ways of differentiating between them - and this can be vital when deciding how to treat your illness. Both the cold and the flu are respiratory illnesses with very similar symptoms.