An endurance runner from Dorset has become the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world.Nick Butter said he felt “reborn” after setting the world record of running the 26.2 mile race in all 196 United Nations-recognised countries following completion of the Athens Classic Marathon in Greece on 10 November.
Approximately 1.4m British people are using “street cannabis” to treat medically-diagnosed chronic health conditions, a poll has found.Previous research estimated between 50,000 and 1.1m people in the UK regularly use cannabis bought illegally as a form of medicinal treatment.
Victoria Derbyshire has opened up about struggling with depression, revealing the condition left her feeling “absolutely knackered” and doubting her abilities at work.Speaking at a women in business event in London on Monday, the BBC presenter explained she burst into tears in front of her doctor as a result of the exhaustion and anxiety she was suffering from.
Suffering from poor sleep can increase an individual’s emotional stress levels by up to a third, a new study has claimed.Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley recently conducted an investigation to explore how bad sleep can impact a person’s mental wellbeing.
Goldman Sachs has announced it is offering to pay staff members up to $20,000 (£15,497) for them to extract or buy donated eggs.In a memo sent to employees – and seen by The Independent – the company outlined its new benefits and wellness programmes, with the aim of enabling everyone in their workforce “to better manage the commitment to their careers while starting, growing and supporting a family”.
Frozen berries sold at Aldi and Raley supermarkets in America were recalled on 30 October after fears they were potentially contaminated with the Hepatitis A virus.The United States Food Administration Agency announced the decision by Wawona Frozen Foods to recall packages of frozen raspberries and berry mixes containing raspberries, on its website.
Mathew Knowles has discussed spotting the first symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of early detection.In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Knowles – father to singers Beyoncé and Solange – revealed that he realised something was wrong after noticing nipple discharge.
Alex Trebek has released a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer almost eight months after disclosing his diagnosis.In March, the Jeopardy! host revealed he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.
The struggles faced at pub quiz "Guess the Intro" rounds might suggest differently but according to a new study, we don't actually need all that long to recognise our favourite music.In fact, scientists at the UCL Ear Institute believe that it takes a little as 100 milliseconds for the human brain to recognise a familiar song
A Labour MP has opened up about experiencing a ruptured ovarian cyst to help tackle the stigma surrounding periods.On Tuesday, Louise Haigh made a speech during a debate on endometriosis workplace support at Westminster Hall.
Endometriosis is a common disorder that affects around 176 million women people of reproductive age worldwide.However, there is still little understanding of what the condition actually is.
Public Health England has confirmed the presence of the tick-borne encephalitis virus in Norfolk and on the Hampshire-Dorset border.
Individuals who exhibit traits of grandiose narcissism may be less likely to experience stress or depression, a study has claimed.Researchers from Queen's University Belfast carried out an investigation to explore how being a narcissist can impact a person's mental wellbeing.
Teenagers who smoke sweet or fruit-flavoured e-cigarettes are less likely to stop vaping, a new study has claimed.Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) carried out a study to investigate how flavours of vaping devices impacts regular use of e-cigarettes.
People with chronic pain conditions are more likely to suffer on days that are damp and windy, according to new research.Researchers from the University of Manchester recruited more than 13,000 people from across the UK with long-term health conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain, to investigate whether bad weather can make pain worse.
American footballer Alex Morgan has announced she is expecting her first child with husband Servando Carrasco.Morgan, who won gold with the US national team at this year’s Women’s World Cup in France, made the announcement with an Instagram post.
Scientists have developed new technology that could help detect the “very earliest stages of colon cancer” by looking at genetic mutations in healthy tissue cells.Cancer is caused by mutations in certain genes and when there are enough mutations, a cell may become cancerous and divide uncontrollably to form a tumour.
As a result of advances in medicine, it is now possible to save the lives of babies born at 22 weeks, new guidelines say.Previous guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine advised doctors to only administer life-saving treatment to babies born at 23 weeks or later.
Huggies has announced plans to completely eliminate plastic from its baby wipe range in the UK within the next five years.The baby and childcare product company claims to be the “first leading baby wipe brand” to have made such a commitment.
A British tourist was stunned to learn she had breast cancer after a photo opportunity at a museum picked up on the presence of a tumor.
Michelle Obama has been praised for her honesty about hard work and self care after posting a new Instagram photo of herself mid-workout.“It doesn’t always feel good in the moment,” Obama captioned a picture uploaded to the social media site on 20 October.