Pampers have been forced to change their emotional advert about premature babies due to complaints from viewers. The TV advert, created by Saatchi & Saatchi UK, was launched earlier this year. It follows nine families at Southampton General Hospital's Neonatal Unit, to the soundtrack of ‘I’m Coming Home’ by Chanele McGuinness.
Fitness blogger Sarah Stage has shared her latest pregnancy update on Instagram, with a photo showing her defined abs while 31 weeks pregnant.
A woman has shared a warning in which she claims that finding a black line down your nail could be a sign of cancer. According to Jean Skinner, who says she's a beauty technician from Uckfield, East Sussex, a client came in asking for a nail colour dark enough to cover the black line on her nail. Skinner urged her to visit the doctor about it, and she claims the woman then found out she had melanoma.
Professional footballers - like all elite athletes - need to pay as much attention to their diet as their training. “Nutrition impacts everything from a player’s endurance levels and speed to their recovery to their sleep patterns,” sports scientist Armando Vinci, who worked alongside the Chelsea manager Antonio Conte for almost a decade, told The Times. “You need to be exercising fairly hard for at least an hour to make them worthwhile, otherwise you are effectively giving yourself an unnecessary dose of sugar,” John Brewer, professor of applied sport science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, said.
A nutritionist and juice shop owner has recently made waves by claiming protein powders should never be mixed with fruits or vegetables in smoothies because it will upset your digestion, however top Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert has refuted the claim, explaining that everyone is different. Many people go for a protein shake as a post-workout snack, mixing protein powder with fruit, veggies, oats, nut butters, seeds and dairy to make a delicious healthy way to re-energise.
Serena Williams has opened up about why she intends to exercise for as long as possible while she’s pregnant.
Fearne Cotton said she has learned to love her body after giving birth to two children, including her “saggy lower tummy”.
Single mothers are just as likely to be in work as women who have no children, official figures show, busting preconceived myths that they are more dependent on state welfare. More than two-thirds (67.8 per cent) of single parents – overwhelmingly women – are now in employment, up from 43.8 per cent just over 20 years ago. Three out of four married or cohabiting mothers have jobs, according to the Office for National Statistics figures, published this summer to reflect the period between January and March.
For decades, official guidance has decreed that the way to find out if you’re a healthy weight is by measuring your BMI. Last year, a study by UCLA concluded that tens of millions of people who had overweight and obese BMI scores were in fact perfectly healthy. There are a myriad of reasons why BMI isn’t as accurate a measure of health as many of us were brought up to believe, but one of the main ones is that BMI can’t distinguish between fat and muscle.
Power napping is undoubtedly a skill. Many people also experience post-lunch sleepiness or a lack of alertness, making it the perfect time to nap. You should aim to nap for 20 to 30 minutes - any longer and you risk falling into a deep sleep which could actually leave you feeling groggy for an hour after waking up.
For many, the prospect of losing weight without changing your diet sounds too good to be true. In a study of 294 female students by researchers at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, it was found that those who hopped on their scales every day over two years saw a drop in both BMI and body fat compared to those who didn’t.
A personal trainer is trying change misconceptions about how people with serious illnesses look – by sharing a glowing photo of herself which was taken hours before she was diagnosed with cancer. Vicky Veness, 30, from Cheltenham, was told she had stage-four lung cancer on the same day that the beaming snap was taken. Doctors initially “brushed off” her symptoms as asthma, meaning it took 18 months for her to be diagnosed with lung cancer.
For a long time, the general consensus has been that if you want to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories and burn more off, creating a calorie deficit. “I think counting macros can be hugely useful - perhaps the most useful thing - for people wanting to reach their health, fitness or weight loss goals,” personal trainer Harry Smith explained to The Independent. Macro is short for macronutrient, of which there are three: protein, carbohydrates and fats.
“Neck floats for babies scare me to death, and I hope they scare parents,” says Kyran Quinlan, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center and former chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention.
Australian researchers may have finally found a cure for peanut allergies in children. In a small but long-term medical trial by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, two thirds of children were cured of their allergy. The 48 children were treated with an experimental immunotherapy treatment.
In a poignant photo posted to Twitter, a baby girl is nestled between her parents’ backs and their pair of tattooed angel wings — a memorial to their first child, who died.
Iceland is close to becoming the first country where no-one gives birth to a child with Down's syndrome. Pre-natal tests were introduced in the early 2000s, and the vast majority who receive a positive test have terminated their pregnancy. While the tests are optional, all expectant mothers are informed about their availability, and up to 85 per cent choose to take it.