Sunday, 16 Dec 2018
Category: Health

The perfect ways to get fit – in 20 seconds, an hour or six months

Making time for exercise can be difficult because of work, family commitments or cost. Here’s how to squeeze it in, whatever your schedule “Some people think if they can’t fit in a 60-minute gym routine, there’s no point,” says Steve Kamb, a fitness instructor and the founder of the training website NerdFitness. But, for many […]

Police check on Pete Davidson after disturbing Instagram post

NYPD visited Davidson after writing ‘I don’t want to be on this earth anymore’ to make sure he was all right New York City police were sufficiently concerned about comedian Pete Davidson on Saturday after he wrote a disturbing social media post that they visited the Saturday Night Live TV star to perform a “wellness […]

Virtual reality to help detect early risk of Alzheimer’s

Navigation skills tested through headsets may identify patients far earlier Scientists have found an unexpected use for virtual reality headsets: to help pinpoint people who may later develop Alzheimer’s disease. The devices, widely used by computer gamers, display images that can be used to test the navigational skills of people thought to be at risk […]

Science and mince pies don’t make a good Christmas cocktail | David Mitchell

The blindingly obvious findings of a study of festive weight gain concealed a rather depressing fact What I keep telling myself is that scientific research is not retrospectively rendered pointless just because the outcome is boring and predictable. It’s not like a TV drama. The human urge to understand the workings of the universe cannot […]

‘If you can run, you do anything’: why over 65s are off to the park

More older people than youngsters are now joining parkruns. Some stopped long enough to tell us why… Every Saturday morning, 9am sharp, 74-year-old Eileen Bartlett lines up for the start of her local parkrun in Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire. It’s something she’s done for two years, having become addicted to the “endorphin high” and exhilaration. “The first […]

‘It gives you hope’: the fight to save the fertility of children with cancer

Young cancer patients face uncertainty, aggressive treatment – and a risk to their future fertility. Can a cutting-edge procedure offer a solution? It started with a cough. Polly Melville was 14 years old, an athletic schoolgirl living just outside Tain in the Scottish Highlands. She had always felt fit and healthy, but was now struggling […]

Are the holidays really the hardest time of year? The stats are surprising

Studies have found that mental health-related ER visits decrease around Christmas, despite an array of stresses Night falls before you’ve left work, your very best winter coat doesn’t really keep you warm enough and the only thing you have to look forward to is sitting on your parent’s couch and realizing that you haven’t really […]

Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn

Small bits of plastic packaging from waste food make their way into animal feed as part of the UK’s permitted recycling process Plastic traces in animal feed could pose a risk to human health and urgently need to be the subject of more research, experts have told the Guardian. Their comments came after British farmer […]

Uncovering the implants scandal: ‘the lack of transparency is shocking’

The Guardian’s Hannah Devlin and Hilary Osborne explain how they carried out their investigation into faulty medical devices It began with an orange bag and ended in health authorities around the world pledging to look at the way medical devices are regulated. The Implant Files investigation we were involved with has taken months of work […]

Christmas partygoers urged to wear earplugs to protect hearing

Concentration of noisy events over festive period poses particular risk, says charity Wham!’s Last Christmas and other festive hits blasting through speakers could damage your hearing, according to a charity which is urging people to wear earplugs at festive events. Action on Hearing Loss says people should take steps to minimise the risk of tinnitus […]