Health

Is contact with parents always best? Child mental health study challenges convention

Children brought up by extended family members should not always have contact with their parents as it could harm their mental health, according to new research. Interviews carried out for the charity Grandparents Plus examined the effects of parental contact on the increasing number of children being cared for by relatives other than their parents . It is estimated that more than 180,000 ... Read More »

Is being a chef bad for your mental health?

In October last year Andrew Clarke, head chef of the much-admired Brunswick House restaurant in Vauxhall, London, posted a picture of himself to Instagram. It’s in black and white. He is sitting at a table against a wall of distressed plaster, his straggly hair unsuccessfully tucked away beneath a ragged beanie hat, tattooed arms on show. In his hand is a ... Read More »

Dogs May Be Good For Your Health…Except When They’re Not

While having a dog may be good for the heart, as my colleague Alice Walton just wrote, and is certainly good for the soul, you might want to read the “terms and conditions” in the fine print. Heather Stone Leo and Laila, my granddogs, as irresistible puppies I’ve seen some impressive and life-threatening infections from dogs. None of them, until Lyme, gave me ... Read More »

Is Sleeping With Your Dog In the Bed Bad For Your Health?

Every night, a 45-pound, 3-year-old Dalmatian/Heeler mix shares my bed. We’ve had the same bedtime ritual for years: I give her a treat, she “gives me five” (with one paw), then “gives me ten” (with two paws), and then the lights go out. Recently, however, my dog did something that made me wonder if sharing my bed with her was ... Read More »

Coffee Brings More Health Than Harm: Study

Shutterstock Coffee drinkers have had a very good month. Last week, a study reported that coffee—up to six cups per day—was linked to heart health. This week, a large analysis in The BMJ finds that coffee consumption is associated with a variety of health outcomes, from reduced risk of diabetes to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The caveat, as always, is don’t pair your coffee with doughnuts: sugar, as ... Read More »

The Iron Paradise: Dwayne Johnson’s travelling gym has 18,000 kg equipment

You probably already know that it takes years of rock hard commitment and discipline to build a body like that of Dwayne Johnson. But what you wouldn’t know is the extremes to which this hulk, the world’s highest paid actor, goes to ensure he never misses out on his daily workout: He carries his gym, all 18,000 kilos of equipment, ... Read More »

Here’s why compound exercises are the secret to faster muscle gains

Most of us while working out tend to opt for a workout that involves training a single muscle in isolation. For example, we tend to train one body part a day, that is chest one day and back the other, and so on. While this kind of workout and schedule is perfect for someone who’s primary aim to sculpt his/her ... Read More »

Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet plan is what fitness goals are made of

One remembers Mandira Bedi for many things – for breaking new ground with the unconventional TV show, Shanti, on Doordarshan; for playing the demure Preeti in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge; and for proving that women can host cricket matches too (and look great while doing it). In the recent years, we’ve also come to remember and admire Bedi for being ... Read More »

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act: The First 24-Months

This article narratives the usage of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, passed by means of choice in the 2008 general race. Not surprisingly, once connected to our human embroidered artwork, the MMA has been subjected to some officially great legal translations, with a solid guarantee of additional to come.   The Michigan Legislature passed the MMA on December 4, 2008, ... Read More »

Abdominoplasty- An Aesthetic Procedure

Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure which is shedding of the excess abdominal fat from the middle and lower portions as well as tightening of these muscles. A tummy tuck program is not a substitute for any weight loss. The different types of abdominoplasty surgery have been enlisted as follows: COMPLETE ABDOMINOPLASTY- This procedure is applied where the muscle mass is ... Read More »