Jillian Michaels: 'Obesity is not something that should be glamorized'

The former “Biggest Loser” trainer isn’t holding back. Jilian Michaels is speaking her mind on the touchy subject of health and weight. In a new interview with “Women’s Health U.K.,” the former “Biggest Loser” trainer opens up about why she thinks political correctness is doing more harm than good in the wellness community. “I think…

The Dry January Movement: Is It About Health Or Alcohol?

Experienced independent writer with a background in the wine industry. The approximately seven-year New Year’s Resolution trend that appears to have gained traction, Dry January, is billed as a health trend. In fact, the first line of a recent press release I received was emphatic, “The latest New Year’s trend has nothing to do with…

Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk

It is common knowledge that exercise is good for physical health, but a new study shows that it can also help curtail episodes of depression, even in those who have an increased genetic risk. According to the researchers, who are from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the study is the first of its kind….

Mighty Mice Head to Space on Important Health Mission

On Thursday, Dec. 5, researchers from The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), UConn Health, and Connecticut Children’s sent genetically-engineered “Mighty Mice” to the International Space Station to learn about the effect of microgravity on muscle and bone loss. The mice were launched at 12:29 p.m. on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket…

Not just counterfeit: Legal THC vaping products linked to lung illnesses

New evidence shows that legitimate THC vaping products are also making people sick, meaning that illegal, off-brand vapes aren’t the only products to blame for the current outbreak of vaping-related illnesses. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that at least six patients suspected of having the vaping lung illness purchased THC products at licensed…

Billionaires only, please! London vault for the ultra-rich opens

Exclusive safety deposit bank near Harrods angles to be world’s most expensiveWelcome to the billionaires’ new piggy bank. A bank vault in a grade-II listed 120-year-old former mansion next to the Dorchester Hotel on London’s Park Lane will open for business next week. This is no ordinary bank. This one will be slightly more discerning…

'Laziness has won': apostrophe society admits its defeat

Organisation formed in 2001 to preserve punctuation mark comes to a full stop A society dedicated to preserving the “much-abused” apostrophe is to be shut down as its chairman said “ignorance and laziness” had won. John Richards, who worked in journalism for much of his career, started the Apostrophe Protection Society in 2001 after he…

Emilia Clarke: ‘I didn’t want people to think of me as sick'

As she stars in this year’s Christmas feelgood movie, Emilia Clarke talks about the intense scrutiny of Game of Thrones, how she coped with the brain haemorrhage that almost killed her – and why we all need to escape reality sometimes Emilia Clarke had a headache. It was 2011, just before Valentine’s Day and just…

Is it safe to use public wifi?

Suggestions I’m worried as I bought something online using my mobile on an airport network While in the airport last week I went online and purchased something over my smartphone. My partner said I was mad because I was using the airport’s open-access wifi. Is it really that dangerous? Can crooks get your card details…

Nicotine sickness: the latest vaping scare

The rampant use of e-cigarettes in the US is raising concerns about nicotine poisoning and mental health issues among young vapers Sharon Levy, director of the adolescent substance use and addiction programme at the children’s hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, is quick to recall the first time a teenager with vaping-induced nicotine poisoning arrived at her…