Kate, William Feel 'Mean' Homeschooling Kids Through Break

Little white lies! Duchess Kate and Prince William homeschooled Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, straight through spring break. “Don’t tell the children but we’ve actually kept it going through the holidays,” the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, told the BBC on Thursday, April 16. “I feel very mean.” Her husband, 37, added that homeschooling has been “fun,” while Kate went […]

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'Terminal cancer diagnosis made me feel nothing but gratitude for life I've had'

Doreen was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer four years ago – there is no cure. The cancer had already spread to Doreen’s brain by the time it was detected, but the 70-year-old has taken the diagnosis in her stride, literally. A passionate long-distance walker, Doreen feels grateful that she is still able to keep active and says that walking […]

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Why do you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight?

‘Radiation levels at 40,000 feet were 100 TIMES higher than in central London’: EVE SIMMONS flies 10,000 miles and for almost 19 hours on the world’s longest plane journey to discover… why you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight? The flight attendant hands me a folded napkin and asks: ‘Ice?’ It’s a simple question, but I can’t seem to […]

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If your health care provider is nice, you’ll feel less pain

Having blood drawn by a courteous health care provider can really take the sting out of those procedures, suggests a study being presented at the Anesthesiology 2019 annual meeting. In fact, an empathetic provider—one who asks about patients’ previous experiences with needles and takes their preferences into account—could make all the difference when it comes to pain management. Patients in […]

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Leg amputees feel and use nerve-stimulating leg prosthesis as a real limb

A European consortium led by ETH Zurich and SensArs Neuroprosthetics reports that tiny electrodes implanted in a patients’ thigh nerve allow them to feel natural sensations of touch and movement from a prosthesis. Amputees can then walk freely while thinking about activities other than controlling the device. The details of the work were published in Science Translational Medicine and represent […]

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Cancer sufferer reveals she was made to feel like a ‘hypochondriac’

Cancer sufferer, 29, reveals she was made to feel like a ‘hypochondriac’ for three years by her GP who repeatedly dismissed her ‘constant thrush’, night sweats and armpit pain Rebecca Hetherington started to lose her appetite and feel ‘fluey’ in 2013  Locum doctor eventually referred her for an ultrasound scan in April 2016 Diagnosed with stage two metastatic papillary thyroid cancer on […]

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This serotonin-boosting workout promises to make you feel happier

Start standing straight, with your feet together and arms down by your side, once comfortable begin to shift your weight to your left foot. Then, bend your right knee, reaching down to clasp your inner right ankle and using your hand to draw your right foot alongside your inner left thigh. Be sure to rest the foot above or below […]

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‘Short sleepers’ can get just 4 hours a night and feel fine. But is their health at risk?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Sleep is overrated.” So proclaims Stephen Klasko, who throughout his life has taken pride in sleeping only four or five hours a night. Those extra few hours away from his pillow, he believes, have allowed him to write books, run marathons, and achieve his lofty professional goals. An obstetrician and gynecologist, he’s the president and CEO […]

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