Advert

Life

  • Behaviour issues in children with night terrors could be helped with cognitive therapy

    Behaviour issues in children with night terrors could be helped with cognitive therapy

    Young children who receive cognitive behavior therapy to help them cope with night terrors may have fewer behavior problems tied to poor sleep than kids who receive therapy that doesn't include advice on how to manage symptoms, a recent study...

  • It’s not just another day

    It’s not just another day

    For many people, one look at the calendar today will make them very nervous. Some will nurse mild anxiety while others will suffer full-blown panic attacks and reschedule all their meetings. And yet, for others, Friday 13 is no different than any...

  • 40 per cent of John Lewis's sales came from the internet over Christmas

    40 per cent of John Lewis's sales came from the internet over Christmas

    Britain's biggest department store John Lewis said it needed to invest heavily in its online business this year after 40 per cent of total sales came from the internet over Christmas, showing the speed of change ripping through the...

  • Need a good night’s sleep?

    Need a good night’s sleep?

    People in middle to old age should stop drinking tea or coffee after lunch in order to get a good night’s sleep, experts have said. A new report also suggests that older people should limit daytime naps to no more than half an hour. It states that...

  • High intake of red meat ups risk of diverticulitis in men

    Men who eat lots of red meat are much more likely to have diverticulitis than their peers who stick mainly with chicken or fish, a new study suggests. Researchers examined more than two decades of data on more than 46,000 men and found frequent...

  • WHO: Smoking deaths to rise a third by 2030

    WHO: Smoking deaths to rise a third by 2030

    Smoking will kill a third more people per year by 2030, and it costs the global economy more than $1 trillion per annum, a World Health Organisation study said. Lucy Fielder reports.

  • Rescued from South Korea meat market, dogs head for new homes in the US, UK and Canada

    Rescued from South Korea meat market, dogs head for new homes in the US, UK and Canada

    "You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages. The puppy is moved from a rusty cage on a dog-meat...

  • Misuse of medicine worldwide

    Misuse of medicine worldwide

    Up to 70 per cent of hysterectomies in the US, a quarter of knee replacements in Spain and more than half the antibiotics prescribed in China are inappropriate, overused healthcare, researchers said yesterday. Experts who carried out a series of...

  • Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives

    Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives

    Fashion giant Ralph Lauren Corp, whose designs are sashayed on Hollywood’s red carpets, has unveiled plans to trace wood pulp used in its clothes to avoid buying from regions destroying forests or violating human rights. Rising cotton prices have...

  • Menswear trends from London

    Menswear trends from London

    London relaunched its menswear fashion week last Friday with a new name and quirky designs as the city seeks to hold on to its status as a creativity hub following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. In contrast to fashion capital rivals...

  • 'Weekend warrior' workouts linked to longer life

    'Weekend warrior' workouts linked to longer life

    When it comes to workouts, exercising only on the weekends is still better than doing nothing at all, a new study suggests. Compared with inactive adults, people who get any amount of exercise may live longer, according to the study of middle-aged...

  • Poorer quality second embryo can hamper IVF pregnancy chances

    Poorer quality second embryo can hamper IVF pregnancy chances

    Putting two embryos back during IVF can cut the chance of falling pregnant by more than a quarter if one is poor quality, new research suggests. A study of almost 1,500 embryos that were implanted in women of all ages found that putting back a...

  • IVF embryo environment can impact future health

    IVF embryo environment can impact future health

    The environment in which an IVF embryo spends its first few days can have an impact on whether it will go on to be genetically normal, research suggests. A new study found that chromosomal problems can arise as an embryo starts to divide, with...

  • New Bentley is world's fastest four-seat car

    New Bentley is world's fastest four-seat car

    Bentley has announced its fastest and most powerful production model to date: the new Bentley Continental Supersports. A top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds) make the new Continental...

  • A look at sugar

    A look at sugar

    We know that sugar causes many health problems in the body. However, the latest evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is, effectively, ‘diabetes of the brain’. Some researchers claim the two illnesses are so similar that Alzheimer’s should...

  • Celebrating 180 years of the P&O-Malta connection

    Celebrating 180 years of the P&O-Malta connection

    P&O Cruises’ Aurora will call at Malta after she leaves Southampton on January 9 for a circumnavigation of the globe. The cruise, which has been described as having been 180 years in the making, will celebrate the foundation of P&O in 1837. Aurora...

  • Exercising with a slipped disc

    I often come across people living with the uncomfortable and often painful effects of disc herniation, or as it is more colloquially termed ‘slip disc’. Not to be confused with what we might normally think of when hearing the word ‘hernia’, this...

  • Help your child excel in life

    Help your child excel in life

    A resilience programme targeted at vulnerable and marginalised children helps foster the skills needed to overcome difficulties and adversity in the real world. Simonne Pace discovers how perseverance can be nurtured. As much as academic...

  • Peril at the Post Office

    “As I approached the desk with my palms sweating and a tight knot in the pit of my stomach, I dreaded the worst. Never knowing the outcome of my decisions was an anxiety that I wasn’t sure I could live with much longer…” One would be forgiven for...

  • Myth Debunked: Is Pluto a planet?

    What really is a planet? Our solar system is host to thousands of objects ranging from planets to asteroids to comets, and many others. In recent years, however, there’s been a focus on how many planets the solar system contains, eight or nine? On...

Advert
Advert