New mothers in England to receive health check six weeks after giving birth

The health check on mothers will be separate to the six-week check that all babies already have. Photograph: Image Source/Getty Images/Image Source New mothers will be given a physical and mental health check six weeks after giving birth, in a victory for campaigners. From April, the 600,000 women a year who have babies in England will undergo an assessment of their health and wellbeing with either a GP or practice nurse at their surgery. The appointments will be dedicated to exploring the mother’s health and be separate to the six-week check that…

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How to Get Six Pack Abs Without Going to the Gym

The summer season is around the corner and it is time to get into your short pants and t-shirts to flaunt your physique. That perfect V-shaped torso, chiseled muscles and toned body are desired by all yet achieved by very few. Burning enough calories and following a strict diet is one way to get into shape. Six-pack abdominal muscles are one of the most desirable fitness goals around the globe today. It’s a fitness statement like no other. What exactly is ‘Six-Pack’? Six-pack is a thin sheet of abdominal muscles;…

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Skip the Super-Flexible Yoga Instructor, Instead, Try Six Weeks of Introductory Moves

Plagued by stiff or painful joints as we age, some of us consider yoga. We sign up for a “gentle” yoga class but find ourselves pushing too hard to keep up, feeling inadequate, becoming more rigid instead of more relaxed. So we try a yoga video, which we can do alone at home. But there’s still that incredibly flexible teacher on the screen, effortlessly making us feel tense and clumsy. In contrast, there’s something soothingly achievable about “Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility and…

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Five in Six Infants Undernourished, Risk Irreversible Mental and Physical Damage: U.N.

Five in six children under two years old in developing countries are not getting enough of the right kinds of food, putting them at risk of irreversible mental and physical damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday. Half of children aged between six and 23 months are not being fed frequently enough, UNICEF said. And a widespread lack of solid foods and variety of ingredients are depriving the same age group of essential nutrients when their growing brains, bones and bodies need them the most, the agency said.…

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Six reasons why you should eat fat

Think fatty foods only contribute to a pleasantly plump body? A new book debunks this popular myth and tells you why you should be enjoying your olive oil and meat. Weight loss from eating good fats? Check. Heart disease prevention? Check. Revved metabolism? Check. But the health benefits from eating more of the right fats don’t end there! Here’s a look at all the other good things healthy fats can do for your body, your brain, your mood, and more… EATING FAT PREVENTS BRAIN AGING AND DEMENTIA Low-fat diets have…

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Karbonn Quattro L52, Titanium Mach Six Launched With VR Headsets in India

Karbonn on Monday unveiled two new smartphones – the Quattro L52 and Titanium Mach 6 – bundled with a Karbonn VR headset in India. Both the Karbonn Quattro L52 and Karbonn Titanium Mach Sixsmartphones are priced at Rs. 8,790 and Rs. 7,490 respectively, and come with the company’s new Karbonn VR headset. Karbonn says that its virtual reality (VR) headset is made of sturdy ABS plastic fibre that can offer an “enhanced life-like viewing experience.” The domestic handset maker adds that the VR headset comes fitted with bi-convex lenses which…

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