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Day: May 6, 2019

Featured, Life Style

How to conquer anxiety

    Whether it’s a racing heart and sweaty palms before a big meeting, an irrational reluctance to walk into a party, or a strong sense of doom before stepping on to a flight, we’ve all experienced anxiety at some point in our lives. But an increasing number of people find the palpitations, shortness of breath, tears and trembling too overwhelming and too frequent. Such are the stresses of modern life that many doctors fear we are facing an anxiety epidemic, with more than eight million cases being reported each year in the UK alone. Anxiety is an essential tool designed to protect us from danger. But these days it is being too often triggered by situations that are emotionally challenging rather than truly life-threatening. We would know. As a married couple, we’ve be...
New £40m NHS plan for pregnant women
Featured, United Kingdom

New £40m NHS plan for pregnant women

    All expectant mothers are to be given the same midwife throughout their pregnancy in a £40 million NHS promise. Maternity deaths are expected to fall by 50 per cent after thousands more expectant mothers will be offered a named midwife to guide them through pregnancy. To coincide with International Day of the Midwife 2019 on Sunday, the NHS has said that funding to transform maternity services will be doubled this year to £40 million. A key element of this support will be to give women access to the same midwife or small team of midwives during pregnancy, the birth of their child and post birth. Currently it is not uncommon for a woman to see a different midwife at all nine or ten of her antenatal consultations, and then a further new member of staff at the birth....
New Zealand PM on her proposal
Australia, Featured

New Zealand PM on her proposal

    Jacinda Ardern has revealed more details about her romantic surprise proposal and why she doesn't wear her engagement ring on the correct finger. The New Zealand prime minister confirmed last week that long time partner Clarke Gayford popped the question over the Easter break after she was spotted wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on her left hand. A coy Ms Ardern was unable to dodge reporters questions about her recent proposal during a post-cabinet press conference in Wellington on Monday, where she was reluctant to spill too many intimate details. There are some things I don't mind keeping for ourselves, Ms Ardern told reporters. This is a very public job and I'm quite happy to put quite a bit of ourselves out there. But there are some things I wou...