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Co-Op Slammed For ‘Sexist’ Easter Egg Advert Suggesting Daughters Should ‘Do The Washing Up’

The Co-op has been accused of perpetuating “sexist” gender stereotypes through its latest advert for Easter eggs. The ad, which appeared in newspapers on Tuesday, featured an image of a chocolate egg along with the caption: “Be a good egg. Treat your daughter for doing the washing up.” Dozens of people left complaints on Co-op…

These Temporary Tattoos Are Helping People To Stop Self Harming

A psychology student from London is selling temporary tattoos and stickers online to help people with mental illness, and stop them from self-harming. Francesca Timbers, first decided to create her products after she suffered with depression and anxiety in 2011, her final year of university. Timbers told HuffPost UK: “What I felt in that moment; helpless,…

Appendicitis Symptoms And Treatment Explained After Emma Willis Reveals She Had Emergency Surgery

Emma Willis has undergone emergency surgery after being diagnosed with a case of appendicitis. The presenter visited A&E with a stomach ache, which she originally dismissed as a “bad case of trapped wind”. But doctors soon discovered she had a “horribly infected appendix” which needed to be removed. Willis is now recovering at home, but…

7 Things People With HIV Want You To Know

Being diagnosed with HIV was once seen as a “death sentence”, but new research proves this idea is most definitely outdated. Researchers looked at data of more than 88,000 people with HIV and found that young people receiving treatment now have a “near-normal” life expectancy thanks to improvements in antiretroviral therapy. A 20-year-old patient starting…

Aloe Vera-Based Contraceptive Could Prevent Pregnancy With Fewer Side Effects Than The Pill

Women who struggle with side effects of the contraceptive pill may soon have a new option, thanks to the discovery of a non-hormonal method of contraception. Two herbs used as folk therapy contraceptives contain chemicals that block a key step in fertilisation, a study has found. Extracts from the plants could provide the basis of…

Parents Called Out For Sending Children To School With Cold McDonald’s For Lunch

A headteacher has shamed parents who are sending their children to school with “worrying” packed lunches, including a day-old McDonald’s Happy Meal. Jon Carthy, who works at the Byron Primary School in Gillingham, Kent, issued the warning to parents in a school newsletter, highlighting real examples of food that he and his staff have uncovered…

Evening Classes Can Improve Physical And Mental Health, Study Shows

Attending evening classes can improve a person’s physical and mental health, new research suggests. Scientists from the University of Oxford followed 135 adults who embarked on seven-month creative courses, including singing, crafts and creative writing. They found that classes left people feeling more confident and satisfied with their lives while also motivating them to be…

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