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Republican strategy on healthcare bill in flux ahead of vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senate leaders aim to hold a procedural vote as early as Tuesday to take up legislation to repeal or replace Obamacare, but it remained unclear which version of the bill senators would vote on. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on a pledge to roll back former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the 2010 ...

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A Les Mills fitness expert on HIIT, cardio and whether you should work out on an empty stomach

(Picture: Les Mills/Instagram) HIIT is having a real moment in the sun. It’s ridiculously time effective, it’s unrelenting and it’s supposed to be excellent for targeting belly fat . Instagram account ‘I had a miscarriage’ is breaking the silence around rainbow babies But how much do you need to do to feel the benefits? If you’re switching from a cardio-based ...

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‘Coffee naps’ might just be the best way to get an energy kick

(Picture: Getty) Many of us drink coffee as part of our daily routines but fail to really feel any benefits of doing so. Where once we might have had a slight buzz, these days we still feel dead inside even after a double espresso. Getting married won’t save you from the clutches of illness and death, says new study But ...

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Meet the brand making genderless underwear for people who get periods

(Picture: Pyramid Seven/Instagram) This is Pyramid Seven. They’re a ‘queer-owned’, Chicago-based boxer brief brand who make underwear for periods, not gender. People are confused by these sweatshirts with random words on them What does that mean? Well, they create underwear that doesn’t conform to the ultra-feminine mould that most period-related garments do. Founded by friends Michelle Janayea and Zipporah Jarmon, ...

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Blood donation rules relaxed for gay men and sex workers

Blood donation rules for sex workers and gay men are being relaxed in England and Scotland after improvements in the accuracy of testing procedures. Men who have sex with men can now give blood three months after their last sexual activity instead of 12. And sex workers, who were previously barred from donating, now can, subject to the same three-month ...

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India's Delhi government tells Philip Morris to remove all ads

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The state government in India’s capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply. The order, sent by Delhi state’s chief tobacco control officer S. K. Arora, comes days after Reuters reported that ...

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HIV and cancer teams double up to seek out new disease killers

LONDON, (Reuters) – HIV experts at an international conference starting on Saturday are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS. The two diseases, while very different in many ways, have some key crossover points when it comes to developing new treatments, specialists ...

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U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – Patricia Canon drives poor rural Kentucky women to distant abortion clinics each week, part of a national army of volunteers who are growing bolder even as abortion foes ratchet up opposition to the activists they have branded as “accomplices to murder.”     The Kentucky Health Justice Network, where she volunteers, is one of dozens of non-profit ...

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Getting married won’t save you from the clutches of illness and death, says new study

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Sorry, married couples. Looks like you’re no better off than us sad singles. Apart from, you know, tax and insurance benefits, security, and having found eternal love. When it comes to health, a new study suggests that marriage no longer gives you much of an advantage. The average UK worker is working over a week ...

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