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  • Why men are likely to be grumpy in the afternoon: Study reveals young males experience a slump in mood at around 2pm

    August 22, 2017 9:01 AM 8

    If you're a man and often find yourself in a grump in the afternoon, then there's good news, as a new study suggests that you aren't alone. Scientists have taken brain scans of young men at various times throughout the day, and found that their mood slumped at around 2pm. The researchers hope their findings could help to develop treatments for people

  • NHS call for equality over private hospitals' tax break

    August 20, 2017 11:06 PM 46

    NHS trusts are calling for equal treatment on business rates after research revealed private hospitals get discounts worth £52m over five years. A study suggests more than one in four private hospitals are charities, giving them an 80% rebate in business rates. But NHS trusts all have to pay in full, and will face a £300m increase in rates over the next five years

  • How webcams help parents bond with premature babies

    August 18, 2017 11:01 PM 15

    Webcams could help to improve early bonding between parents and their premature babies. Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University analysed the views of parents and professionals using webcams. The majority of parents in the study, published in BMC Pediatrics, benefited from being able to see their baby 24 hours a day, seven days a week in neonatal

  • Instagram fitness star’s underwear selfie goes viral – can you see why?

    August 18, 2017 6:35 AM 22

    When you are trying to lose weight, it is almost inevitable you will fall off the wagon at some point. The fitness blogger, who has an impressive 1.3 million followers on the social media platform, recently shared a post about cheat meals that has garnered a whopping 36,000 likes. The picture Anna shared shows three composite images of her – before and after

  • This is the best time of year to lose weight – here's why

    August 17, 2017 5:20 PM 36

    And with winter just around the corner, there really hasn’t been a better time to start losing weight than right now. This research comes from weight loss app Lose It who revealed that the start of the school year is the optimum time to slim down. To come to this conclusion, the company looked at the average monthly weight loss of their users over the course

  • Man loses 14st – you won’t believe what he looks like now

    August 16, 2017 1:45 PM 33

    For 37-year-old Charles Pask, having a bath is a novelty – one he has not had for over 20 years. This is because Charles used to weight 33st and could not fit in a bath. His GP told him he weighed 33st and 7.5lbs which left Charles “distraught”. Charles was approved for weight loss surgery through the NHS but declined as his “passion for food and cooking

  • Do you panic when your phone isn't in your hand? Smartphone separation anxiety is getting WORSE as people see their devices as an extension of their being, experts warn

    August 16, 2017 8:45 AM 10

    Many people will be familiar with the uneasy feeling of being without a mobile phone for just a short period of time, and scientists now believe they understand why this happens. 'Smartphone separation anxiety' it is not about being unable to make calls but rooted in the fact smartphones are where we store digital memories, a new study has found

  • Troy University's Official Student Newspaper

    August 16, 2017 7:00 AM 27

    Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer The Troy University Board of Trustees approved a five percent increase in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year. Undergraduate tuition was raised $15 from $301 per credit hour to $316 per credit hour and graduate tuition increased by $20 from $397 to $417 per credit hour. There will also be a $3 increase in University general

  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust 'still has some way to go' to improve, watchdog warns

    August 16, 2017 5:01 AM 12

    Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust "still has some way to go" to improve its standard of care for patients, the health watchdog has warned. The trust had been previously been rated as “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission. Inspectors visited the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in December 2016 to check whether

  • Freshers urged to get meningitis vaccination

    August 16, 2017 4:44 AM 25

    The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said young people who find out they have a place at university this week have only two weeks to get vaccinated in order to be immune frommeningitis in time for the start of term. The RCN said new students should make an appointment this month to give time for immunity to build before Freshers' Week. Helen Donovan, public