Protein is composed of small compounds called amino acids which are the building blocks of muscle mass. The other nine essential amino acids – so called because your body can’t synthesise them – you must get from food. Animal sources of protein (milk, yogurt, cheese, meat, poultry, fish, seafood and eggs) are considered “complete proteins”, meaning they contain all essential amino acids.
David Lloyd Gyms have launched a new health and fitness class which is essentially a bunch of people taking a nap for 45 minutes. The fitness group was spurred to launch the ‘napercise’ class after research revealed 86 per cent of parents said they were fatigued. Kathryn Pinkham, a sleep expert at Dreams who has collaborated with David Lloyd on the project, said the class actually can lead to positive fitness effects too.
“For months, every time we mentioned her party, Audrey requested ‘poop balloons and a poop cake,’” Audrey’s mum Rebecca told The Huffington Post. Audrey’s parents went all out - they bought a poo emoji-shaped piñata (filled with brown sweets and chocolates), served a cake covered in poo-shaped icing, guests took home whoopie cushions as party gifts, and they played a “pin the poop in the toilet” game. If that wasn’t enough, Rebecca even dressed up as a giant, smiling poo.
Many of us tend to brush off and dismiss nightmares as something we can’t account for and by that logic, shouldn’t pay any attention to. “The risk is not very large, most nightmare sufferers do not become suicidal, but the take home message is that frequent distressing nightmares should be taken seriously and help for them should be sought,” author of the study Nils Sandman told PsyPost, a psychology news website. In 2001, a study of the Finrisk surveys by Tanskanen suggested that nightmares can increase the risk of suicide.
GW Pharmaceutical’s cannabis-derived prescription drug, Sativex, is popular with sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis, but it’s expensive. Why is the first cannabis-based pharmaceutical available in the UK so expensive? Caths Evans is a Tumefactive multiple sclerosis sufferer and founder of the Sativex Advisory Group (SAG).
If shoving spoonful after spoonful of choc-chip ice-cream into your mouth after a tough day at work (or just any day, really) or binge-eating a kebab at the bus stop because you're bored and a little sad sound familiar, your parents are to blame. At least, those are the findings of a new study by experts in the UK and Norway into emotional eating which is the latest piece of research to tie negative habits with parenting. The study, which was published in the journal ‘Child Development’, found that when parents offered children aged between four and year years old food to comfort them, they developed emotional eating habits by the ages of eight and 10.
People spend tens of thousands of pounds to try to make themselves look younger - be it through expensive anti-wrinkle cream, botox or hair transplants. Elizabeth Blackburn, the Nobel-winning scientist and health psychologist Elissa Epel have researched the effect on telomeres for years. In their new book The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier and Longer, of which an excerpt is printed on Ted,, the authors explain how certain thoughts lead to shorter telomeres which can ultimately lead to rapid ageing and earlier death.
Vaccines are widely seen as one of the greatest inventions in medical history. By introducing an agent into the body that resembles a microorganism - from polio to measles or smallpox - vaccines have saved millions of lives. Annually, an estimated two to three million deaths are prevented by jabs and liquid drops - a figure that could rise by 1.5million if more children and adults were treated, according to the UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO).
Whilst some women are cut to ease the baby’s head out and others have caesareans, through the vagina is the way our bodies were designed to give birth. “The vagina can feel looser, softer and more ‘open’,” leading consultant in urogynaecology Dr Sohier Elneil told Her. “The vaginal area can feel painful or sore in the immediate period after childbirth,” Dr Elneil explained.
Studies and speculations linking late night eating to weight gain have been circulating for years, but is it really the one way ticket to obesity it’s made out be? Well, yes and no. There are a number of contributing factors that could cause weight gain. Reaching for sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks between meals causes insulin levels to spike and has a knock-on effect on appetite.
Most people would agree that picking your nose is frowned upon. According to a study, however, we should in fact be eating our bogies and encouraging our kids to do the same. The reason is that bogies actually have an array of health benefits - and they could be particularly important for growing children.
The average fly carries 200 different types of harmful bacteria, largely thanks to the various things they land on, such as rotting food and fecal matter. Thanks to thousands of tiny hairs on their arms and legs, the bacteria are quickly transferred to your food, which could pose a serious health risk according to a pest control expert. “They only need to touch your food for a second for their legs or the tiny hairs all over their bodies to transfer germs from all those nasty things they eat onto what you are eating,” Ron Harrison, an entomologist and technical services director at Orkin pest control, told the Mail Online.
A neurologist has shared the warning signs of a ruptured brain aneurysm after a woman died believing she just had a severe migraine. Lee Broadway, 42, from North Carolina died at the beginning of April two days after telling her husband Eric she was leaving work because of the intense pain of a migraine. A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall.
An Australian woman has spoken of how she can recall every memory she has experienced since she was a newborn baby. Rebecca Sharrock, 27, from Brisbane, is one of 80 people in the world who has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM). The rare condition gives her a highly powerful memory which can recall details from her life including the gifts she received on her first birthday.
A 42-year-old woman from Essex has been left shocked after finding a cigarette packet featuring a picture which she believes is of her late father in hospital. Mother-of-two Jodi Charles, who lives in Purfleet, says she is “110 per cent sure” the man in the warning picture is her father, David Ross, who died in 2015. Both the EU Commission and Basildon University Hospital, where Ross was on life support in intensive care, however, deny the claim.
It’s not something people tend to talk about, but accidental peeing during exercise may be more common than you think. “One in three women will experience it at some point in their lives,” says OB-GYN Dr. Jessica Shepherd. “It’s definitely more common once you’ve had children, but there’s a misconception that if you haven’t had kids you don’t have bladder leakage.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, who served as the Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department from 2009 to 2011 under then Secretary of State Ms Clinton, says shared care leave should replace traditional maternity leave.
29-year-old Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele hit the front pages a few months ago with her public announcement that she was intersex.
It’s been the buzzword of the last few years that doesn’t appear to be losing speed: mindfulness. New research by Brown University in the US suggests that women get much more from mindfulness than men. The researchers assessed a group of 41 male and 36 female students over a period of 12 weeks, during which time they all underwent a course in mindfulness.
Julie Ana Kim, a fitness blogger from LA, was met with an unexpected reaction when working out at the gym on Monday. "I've learned to love going to the gym and it's my happy place and it will continue to be.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is raising his daughter to know gender is no barrier to achieving whatever she wants.
A blogger and former reality show contestant has been documenting her journey of undergoing a double mastectomy. Lesley Anne Murphy, who came fifth on season 17 of the hit US show The Bachelor in 2013, recently disclosed she had tested positive for the BRCA 2 gene mutation which significantly increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Murphy decided to take the preventative steps of a double mastectomy to minimise her chances of developing the disease.
Mackenna Newman, a 17-year-old from California, may well have the sweetest dad in the world right now.