Wednesday 17 January has been dubbed 'Discovery Day' as more couples prepare to find out if they are pregnant than any other day of the year
If you're halfway through Veganuary, you may be struggling. If you think you’ll throw up if you see another chickpea, fear not - there are ways to make vegan cooking interesting, exciting and delicious, you just have to know how. Although restaurants are increasingly catering for vegans, it can be really hard when all your friends want to go out for pizza.
A mother has revealed the reality of struggling with body insecurities after giving birth in an honest Instagram post. Mel Watts is a mother-of-four living on the Central Coast in New South Wales, Australia. Yesterday, Watts shared a post on Instagram showing the stretch marks that she has after undergoing a caesarean around seven months ago.
Any woman who’s had a period knows that when your time of the month comes around, the cravings usually come out to play.
A teen with cystic acne has shared a powerful message about overcoming your insecurities and embracing your beauty to inspire others struggling with similar issues.
Iskra Lawrence is a 27-year-old model who believes very strongly in the beauty of all shapes and sizes. Lawrence struggled with body insecurities growing up, following restrictive diets when she was a young teenager in an effort to try to reduce her natural curves. Since struggling with eating disorders as a teenager, Lawrence has embarked on a journey of self-care and self-acceptance and is now helping others to do the same.
Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking real cigarettes within a year, new research has found. “We found that teens who experimented with tobacco in any form were at greater risk of future smoking," said lead author Benjamin W. Chaffee, a professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry.
Public health experts are urging parents to immunise their children against measles as the potentially deadly bug has now spread to five regions in England. With more than 100 cases confirmed, Public Health England warns that the UK could be on the verge of an outbreak due to a rise in cases across Europe. People who have recently visited Romania, Italy and Germany and have not been fully immunised against measles via the MMR vaccine may be most at risk, they said.
Model Lottie Moss has been criticised for tweeting that she could “never be skinny” because she “loves garlic bread so much.”
Almost 60 per cent of adults are drinking alcohol in order to cope with the stresses of everyday life, a study has discovered.
To safeguard yourself from the flu, Vicks advises that you boost your immune system by sticking to a regular bedtime and keeping yourself fit and healthy. Due to the unpredictable nature of the flu, having the flu jab is also a wise course of action if you’re particularly vulnerable. One of the biggest issues that people face around this time of year is telling the difference between cold or flu symptoms.
So-called “baby brain” refers to increased forgetfulness, inattention, and mental “fogginess” reported by four out of five pregnant women.
A mother has revealed why she’s raising her child in a “gender neutral” environment in order to dispel any misconceptions about her parenting methods. When Jordyn Smith became a mother, the main priority for her was making sure her child grew up happy and healthy. Whether her son fancied wearing a tutu or enjoying playing football as his favourite pastime, Smith didn’t care as long as he was happy.
More than half of men and women admitted they couldn’t care less about seeing other people's baby pictures.
Whilst embarking on fad diets or quick blitzes never ends well, there’s no harm in feeling inspired to improve your diet and health come January - or any time of the year.
“Women don’t NEED them at all. Never have. Since we only started using them in modern medicine.”
A woman has raised the bar when it comes to maternity photo shoots by having hers taken at a Taco Bell. Kristin Johnston is a 33-year-old mother of one from Atlanta. When Johnston was trying to think of ways to make her maternity photo shoot stand out from the crowd, she wanted to show off an important aspect of her personality.
Whether it’s the endless string of cosy nights in or the myriad of sumptuous puds and pies on offer in the supermarkets, this time of year seems to be synonymous with indulgence. According to new research, the real reason why our clothes feel particularly snug these days extends beyond the bounds of sheer gluttony - it could actually be down to not having enough sun exposure. Scientists at the University of Alberta found the fat cells that sit beneath the skin can actually shrink when exposed to blue light emitted by the sun.
A dad who weighed 30 stone has lost half his body weight by adopting a simple diet change. Tony Howland is a 43-year-old father of three from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Simple, everyday tasks proved too difficult for Howland to handle, with his 58-inch waist preventing him from living his life to the full.
A viral video has revealed the shocking detrimental effects that sleep deprivation can have, both on your mental and physical state. With that in mind, a sleep expert has detailed the drastic consequences that sleep deprivation can have on your overall wellbeing in the short term and in the long term. Matthew Walker, author of Why We Sleep and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, explained how sleep or lack thereof can seriously impact your health.