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The official list of the most popular baby names from last year has been released, but some parents are keen to choose a more unusual name.
Taking “breaks” in your diet regime might help you lose more weight in the long run, a new study from the University of Tasmania has found. By embracing “cheat days” or taking a more lenient approach to dieting at the weekend, you could give yourself the psychological motivation to continue with your stricter regime the rest of the time. Lead author Nuala Byrne suggests that partaking in diet resting periods helps to combat adaptive thermogenesis, which previous studies have proven “creates the ideal situation for weight regain” after dieters have lost initial weight.
St Christopher’s hospice is celebrating 50 years. Located in Sydenham, it provides care and support to more than 6,000 people across five south east London boroughs (Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark). Despite its main mission of providing palliative care for terminally ill patients, at St Christopher’s the focus is on life, rather than death.
A mum has sparked a debate online after saying doesn’t want to buy her two daughters - aged one and three - presents at Christmas.
If you want to pick a truly unusual baby name, you’ll need to rule out not only the monikers that are trending right now, but also the most popular names of the next ten years.
Women who have a miscarriage after their first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby after subsequent treatment
YouTuber Chris Notap conducted an experiment using cotton wool to show what just one packet of cigarettes does to the lungs. In the video, Notap uses a bell jar filled with cotton wool to represent the lungs and a suction pipe to mimic someone inhaling. The suction pipe - representing the smoke - is also stained brown.
Women are often given advice on how to change their lifestyles to improve their chances of getting pregnant, but less focus is placed on men. According to a new study, however, men’s health could have a greater effect on a couple's chances of conceiving than previously thought. Researchers have found that obesity may adversely affect sperm quality.
There are two types of fat tissue in the body: the good brown kind – which helps us to burn calories, and the bad white kind – which leads us to gain weight. Now, there might be a way to covert the bad into the good, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis has found. By blocking the processes of a specific protein found in white fat cells, scientists found that the cell produced a middle ground beige fat, an intermediary that is neither good nor bad.
Katie Lacer, of MommaKT Shoots Photography, had been hired by a mother-to-be in Indiana to document her birth experience. Lacer took a photo of her client's first post-birth trip to the bathroom, showing the nurse kneeling on the floor beside her offering her a cold pack, as the new mother went to the toilet. Jill Krause, who runs the popular blog Baby Rabies, posted the photo to her Facebook page last week, explaining that it reminded her of her own birth experience.
An ulcer soon developed and eventually burst, which led to the failure of her vital organs. Jasmine Beever was taken to hospital shortly after losing consciousness at college, Lincolnshire Live reports. "We are all in shock," the teen’s mother told Lincolnshire Live.