Lifestyle

Smoking rates in Britain now at lowest ever level

A decade after cigarettes were banished from Britain’s pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, smoking rates in the country have reached the lowest ever recorded, shows new research. There are now 1.9 million fewer smokers in the country compared with when the smoking ban was introduced in 2007, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK, a British charity. Smoke-free ... Read More »

Childhood depression increases risk of adult addictions: Study

Suffering from depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood may increase the risk of developing addictions later in life, according to a new study. Based on a large amount of data from previous studies on these participants, the researchers identified a correlation between various psychiatric disorders among children and later risk of developing addictions. The findings showed that individuals diagnosed ... Read More »

Health and fitness chain begins work on new Huntingdon gym

Anytime Fitness staff James Ducket, sales manager, with Drew Davis in front of the unit that will be transformed in the 24-hour gym A fitness chain has unveiled plans to transform a former clothes store into Huntingdon’s first 24-hour gym. Anytime Fitness has started a £450,000 refurbishment of Unit 9, in St Benedict’s Court, to give users the opportunity to ... Read More »

Fashion fan reveals how she lost 7 stone to fit into her dream dress by giving up junk food

FASHION fan Jenna Hurst always looked like she was enjoying her shopping trips with friends – until she got to the changing room. At size 22 and weighing 17st 7lb, she would head into the privacy of the cubicle with an armful of outfits then just pretend to try them on. JOHN ARON/HOTSPOT MEDIA   Jenna with the dream dress ... Read More »

Star City Parenting: Present parenting takes effort

When you ignore or don’t even hear your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. PhotoSpin When you ignore – and especially when you don’t even hear — your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. Often, you’re distracted because you’re focused on something else, such as your mobile device, a TV show or someone else. Your child, ... Read More »

IQ has fallen since Victorian age and genes are to blame

Our mental abilities have undergone a significant decline since the Victorian era, as genes driving intelligence have become less common since the 19th century, scientists say. Researchers, led by Michael Woodley from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, used a bank of genomes recovered from the remains of 99 people from central and eastern Europe. The oldest of these died in about 2,000 BC while ... Read More »

Infertility a medical condition that can be treated: Experts

In about infertility, which is still considered a taboo in Indian society, TOI has launched a national campaign, ‘Fertile Conversations’, in partnership with Nova IVI Fertility. A public seminar was organised in Delhi last Saturday as part of the campaign. “The hush-hush attitude and social stigma surrounding fertility needs to go. Social apathy is causing physical trauma and depression and victims are invariably ... Read More »

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’ Researchers from the US based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) collected samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab and tested them for resistance to a range of antibiotic medications critical to human medicine. They found high levels of antibiotic resistant pathogens in chickens being raised for eggs and meat in poultry ... Read More »

Setting the right example

Teach your children well and show them the way… But, it’s always easier said than done. Bringing up a child in the way he or she should is not an easy thing to do. No matter how much you do or what you do for them, there will always be room for complaint. However, one thing for certain is that ... Read More »

Smart home platform Wink has been acquired by will.i.am

Struggling smart home platform Wink has been acquired by lifestyle and technology company, i.am+, the company owned by musician and hit and miss (but mostly miss) tech entrepreneur will.i.am. Wink has had a rocky existence, starting life as part of the failing tech incubator Quirky, only to be spun-off after Wink went bankrupt. In an emailed statement, Wink said both the app and the ... Read More »