VIDEO: Mental fitness program helps Rugby fans to ‘offload’

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Mental health nurse Phil Cooper's burning desire is to stop boys and men sinking to the levels of despair that led rugby league international Terry Newton to take his own life at the age of just 31. Newton, who hanged himself in 2010, had his contract terminated by Wakefield after being suspended for two years following a positive test for human growth hormone. The Great Britain player had fought a hidden battle with depression. Now rugby league clubs in the northwest of England have joined in ...

Gang arrested in Kuwait for tampering with expats’ blood

Saturday, 3 February 2018

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health, Dr. Majda Al Qattan, said on Friday that a group of people were arrested for tampering with expat blood tests at the foreign labor test center. Earlier, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior (MoI) had urgently ordered for blood tests on four Egyptian nationals for Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Aids, reported the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). The results showed that two individuals suffered from Hepatitis B ...

3 worthy New Year’s resolutions that can actually save your life

Monday, 1 January 2018

Do you make your New Year’s resolutions just to break them? Here is a list of practical resolutions to benefit your mind and body

Got 10 minutes a day? Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Sunday, 31 December 2017

You can increase your chances for long-term success if you follow these four simple tips to achieve your fitness goals.

With obesity on rise, Paris reflects on mirrored ‘fatphobia’

Saturday, 16 December 2017

France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen as almost sinful. Now, after taking a hard look at the contradictions in the mirror, its capital has launched a campaign to counter sizeism, an often disregarded kind of discrimination in the image-conscious city known for luxury fashion brands and tiny waists. Paris anti-discrimination chief Helene Bidard began the initiative after falling victim to weight-related insults and ...

Will Europe ban the wildly popular doner kebab?

Sunday, 3 December 2017

The doner kebab, that grilled fast-food sandwich which is the gastronomic equivalent of an American hamburger in many European cities, is under fire. The European Union's legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in the processed meat that is the heart of the popular street snack. Up-in-arms kebab vendors skewer the idea. EU lawmakers are citing health concerns based on studies that linked phosphates to cardiovascular disease. Owners of takeout restaurants and industry groups say the ...

Saudi doctors reduce 20kg of 5-year-old girl’s weight in a month

Thursday, 30 November 2017

A Saudi medical team has succeeded in reducing the weight of a Saudi girl, no more than five years old, by 20 kilograms in one month, without any complications on her health. The girl, named Safia, weighed 85 kg because of what has been described as her inability to stop eating. The doctor who supervised her treatment, Hamed al-Oudaani, said she was suffering from the syndrome Prader Willi. Prader-Willi (PRAH-dur VIL-e) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that results in a number of physical, ...

India health minister says people have cancer because of their sins

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Health minister of the Indian state of Assam has created furor with his remarks related to causes of cancer.Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he called “divine justice”, a news report revealed.According to a Times of India report, the comments from the BJP leader sparked sharp reactions in the political circles and among cancer patients.“God makes us suffer when we sin. ...

Study: Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also found coffee consumption was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia and some cancers.Three or four cups a day confer the greatest benefit, the scientists said, except for women who are pregnant or who have a higher risk of suffering fractures.Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks worldwide. To better understand its effects on health, Robin Poole, a public health specialist at ...

WATCH: 5 foam roller moves you aren’t doing, but should

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

If you’re seeking relief after a tough gym session or after your regular sports match, then, foam rolling can help ease your discomfort and even speed up recovery. Applying pressure to the muscles with a dense foam roller or ball is a type of self-myofascial release, or self-massage. The goal is to boost circulation of blood to the muscle. You will improve tissue mobility and in turn improve performance in whatever event you’re doing and help you prepare for the next round. 1. Quad ...

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