Getting fit after pregnancy can be complicated

Even after their doctor has cleared them to exercise, many postpartum women are confused about how to safely return to fitness. For his clients, Crossfit coach and physical therapist Ryan Smith first evaluates their fitness levels and goals before, during and after giving birth. “There’s a wide range of what women want, from simply feeling More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Processed meats and ready meals 'still too high in salt'

There is still too much salt in processed meats such as sausages and bacon and ready meals, a Public Health England report suggests. The groups of foods were among those that met none of the average salt targets More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Facebook banned mastectomy nipple tattoo pictures

A woman who provides nipple tattoos to women who have undergone mastectomies has criticised Facebook for banning pictures of her work. Gemma Winstanley from East Yorkshire carries out the work for free, but last More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Banning sweets at supermarket checkouts 'works'

Banning sweets, chocolate and crisps at supermarket checkouts appears to stop unhealthy impulse buying by shoppers, a large UK study suggests. Researchers used data from 30,000 households to look at the year More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

People who use emollient creams to treat dry and itchy skin conditions are being warned they can build up in fabrics and cause them to catch fire more easily. The medicines regulator says clear warnings on product More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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NHS Fife offers patients hip replacement day surgery

NHS Fife has become the first health board in Scotland to perform hip replacements in day surgery. The procedure is only suitable for about 15% of patients but can speed up recovery and free up hospital beds. More...

By SLPundit On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Gently stroking babies 'provides pain relief'

Gently stroking a baby reduces activity in their brain associated with painful experiences, a study has found. The study, by University of Oxford and Liverpool John Moores University, monitored the brain activity More...

By SLPundit On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Heart attack risk is 37 per cent higher on Christmas Eve

Heart attacks are believed to be more common in times of heightened emotions, brought on by things such as sporting events, hurricanes and stock market crashes. Now, add Christmas Eve to that list. The risk of More...

By SLPundit On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Dingwall Pupils fall ill after drinking vaping fluid

Pupils at a school in Highlands became seriously ill after drinking vaping fluid contained within electronic cigarettes. Dingwall Academy has sent letters home with its students warning that the liquid is “highly More...

By SLPundit On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Psychiatric nurse jailed for patient punch

A psychiatric nurse who broke a patient’s nose when he punched him three times has been given a nine-month prison sentence. Patrick Maguire, from Tollymore Brae in Newcastle, admitted causing actual bodily More...