New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain

A study from McMaster University has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop sore, aching muscles. The use of statin drugs to significantly lower cholesterol, and ultimately reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, has become widespread and large-scale studies suggest that nearly half of Americans and

The Best Baby Play Mats for Active Kids

Playmats, or activity gyms, are designed to engage your little one. With bold colors; a soft surface; rattles, mirrors, and a smattering of other toys, these sensory centersmotivate, stimulate and inspire. They are baby’s first interactive toy. Plus, children spend a lot of time on the floor. From wiggling and rolling to crawling and sitting

Teenager with TWO vaginas says it took doctors eight years to spot

Teenager with TWO vaginas, wombs and cervixes says it took doctors eight years to spot her unusual anatomy after they repeatedly dismissed her excruciating period pains Molly-Rose Taylor, 19, from Gillingham, was diagnosed with uterus didelphys  For years medics failed to spot the 2cm-thick wall of tissue dividing her vagina  Two periods caused the nanny excruciating period

School lunches keep Japan’s kids topping nutrition lists

Japan manages a rare feat for a developed country when it comes to feeding its children—high scores for nutrition but very low obesity rates. One major key? School lunches. A landmark report by the UN’s children agency UNICEF released Tuesday shows Japan topping the charts for childhood health indicators, with low rates of infant mortality

Mothers-to-be who are stressed are more likely to have a daughter

Mothers-to-be who are stressed are more likely to have a daughter, finds study Only 31% of women showing physical stress, such as comfort eating, had a boy Only 40% psychologically stressed, experiencing anxiety, have a boy Scientists said male foetuses are more vulnerable to stress hormones  If you’re trying to get pregnant and want to have

Does Tamiflu REALLY Do Anything For The Flu?

There’s lots of misinformation about the flu out there: the flu shot makes you sick (nope), the flu is just a really bad cold (def not), and you catch the flu from going outside with wet hair (nuh-uh). But when it comes to Tamiflu—the FDA-approved medication that promises to make your flu symptoms disappear and

Gretchen Rossi's Daughter Is Already Talking at 3 Months

Gretchen Rossi’s 3-month-old daughter, Skylar, is growing leaps and bounds! “In just the last couple days, we can’t believe how much she’s talking,” the Real Housewives of Orange County alum, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively on Thursday, October 10, at the WEtv Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition premiere. “She says, ‘Hi.’ She says, ‘Yeah.’ The

Flu season 2019: When is flu season this year? When does it end?

Flu season is a natural annual occurrence characterised by frequent outbreaks of several different strains of the influenza virus. The season comes during dry, cold weather, which hampers the immune system and allows viruses to spread and multiply with ease. While the first few cases start to appear in October, there is an official projected

How to live longer: Do this type of exercise to extend your lifespan

Mounting evidence shows that eating a healthy, balanced diet and keeping fit offers a robust defence against life-threatening complications, such as heart disease. Committing to both is a sure-fire way to extend longevity. Exercise advice, like dietary advice, can sometimes seem overwhelming, however, especially if a person is getting fit for the first time. Fortunately,

How much sleep you need, and all your bedtime questions answered

Sleep is one of those things that’s necessary for absolutely everybody, while also being pretty hard to understand to understand or find for some. Insomnia is an ever-present spectre for some, while conditions like sleep paralysis, sleep apnea, severe snoring, or night terrors pervade the lives of others. Given that sleep can affect everything from

Study finds WeChat program helps recovery of heart disease patients

Patients recovering from life-threatening coronary heart disease who received rehabilitation through WeChat experienced a better recovery than those having standard care, new Curtin University-led research has found. The research, published in The Lancet Digital Health, recruited 312 patients with coronary heart disease from a hospital in Shanghai, China, and measured the effectiveness of a smartphone-based