Heather Spurgeon

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Patients Love A Gentler Approach To Surgery, But Surgeons Balk

Surgery can be a necessary misery, endured in hope of health.<p>But what if you took away the misery, and kept the benefits?<p>When hospitals quit subjecting patients to prolonged fasting, nasogastric tubes, abdominal drains, and other commonplaces of surgical care, a study finds, patients feel less pain …

How Often Do You Take a "Mental Health Day"? Here's How to Do It...Without Feeling Guilty

There are days...OMG, there are <i>days.</i> I know you've had them: work is stressful, your personal life feels out of control, you're tired, you're anxious, you're overwhelmed. On these kinds of days, you might feel like you need a self-imposed, semi-spontaneous break from the world—and experts say it's …

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Cancer surgery: Tumour 'sniffing' surgical knife designed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/995000/995724_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524753720_56445a820a5755400ae3ee51bab72350<p><b>An "intelligent" knife that can sniff out tumours to improve cancer surgery has been developed by scientists.</b><p>The Imperial College London team hope to …

Cancer

NHS 'heading for £30bn funding gap'

<b>The NHS in England needs to take urgent decisions about reorganising hospital and GP care to avoid a growing funding gap, according to its leaders.</b><p>In a report, NHS England warns that by 2020-21 the gap between the budget and rising costs could reach £30bn.<p>The organisation's chief executive, Sir …

Health Care

Tuesday's Daily Telegraph front page: 'Scandal of doctors paid more to do less' #tomorrowspaperstoday http://t.co/uVEN3ABsT9

Hospitals to undergo Ofsted-style inspections

Hospitals will regularly undergo tough two-week-long inspections and be given Ofsted-style ratings to revolutionise standards of care for patients, …

Benefits of Yoga: It Boosts Your Career!

Previous research has shown that regular aerobic exercise—even walking—can boost your brain’s performance. But unlike the benefits of aerobic exercise, which take a while to kick in, yoga has a pretty immediate effect on your mind—so you’ll feel it just 30 minutes after you say “Namaste,” says …

Yoga

NICE says NHS must curb hospital falls

<b>The NHS needs to do more to prevent falls in hospitals, the health watchdog NICE has warned.</b><p>Each year in England some 200,000 patients - mostly elderly - slip or trip, resulting in cuts, bruises and fractures that cost the NHS £2.3bn.<p>NICE says staff should be on the look out for high-risk patients …

Physiology

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Perhaps not so silly old bear after all… Winnie-the-Pooh goes digital with iPad app

If you go down to the Hundred Acre Wood today, you’re sure of a big surprise. For its most famous resident, that silly old bear of very little brain, …

Why A Yoga Retreat To Bali Changed My Life

I just got home from brunch with seven of my favorite girlfriends. We caught up, shared stories and mimosas, marveled at a bacon-filled Bloody Mary …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

Yoga

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …