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Kourtney Kardashian shares the postpartum fashion and beauty secrets that have saved her as she takes care of baby Rocky

Kourtney Kardashian shares the postpartum fashion and beauty secrets that have saved her as she takes care of baby Rocky

Kourtney Kardashian has shared with fans some of her personal tips for looking good postpartum while balancing the practicalities of being a mom. It’s been almost four months since Kourtney gave birth to her son Rocky with husband Travis Barker, and she’s kept it real when talking about what’s required to be an attentive mother while breastfeeding. So she took to Instagram to share her postpartum fashion and beauty secrets. © @kourtneykardash InstagramKourtney Kardashian shares her morning getting ready routine She wrote: “getting dressed postpartum while breastfeeding = throwing on an oversized coat, flat shoes pretty much always, loves leggings, sweats, anything baggy and comfortable”. She added that often this means stealing her husband’s “vintage t shirts and dickies”. Kourtney made it clear that she doesn’t really have time to spend on her wardrobe anymore, because “anything super fast to throw on = less time away from my baby the better”. The Lemme entrepreneur shared this caption under a mirror selfie in which she wore an oversized trench over a black top and jeans, to …

17-year-old student revolutionizes dementia care worldwide

17-year-old student revolutionizes dementia care worldwide

At the tender age of 12, Hemesh experienced a moment that would shape his future, a moment of sheer panic and realization that would drive him towards a remarkable mission. (CREDIT: Hemesh Chadalavada) In the summer of 2018, young Hemesh Chadalavada embarked on a heartwarming journey filled with cherished memories spent with his beloved grandmother, Jayasree, in their family home in Guntur, southern India. The days were adorned with endless movies and the exquisite aroma of her chicken biryani wafting through the air. At the tender age of 12, Hemesh experienced a moment that would shape his future, a moment of sheer panic and realization that would drive him towards a remarkable mission. On that fateful evening, while Hemesh sat engrossed in front of the television, Jayasree, then 63, left the room to make a cup of tea. Little did she know that her world, and Hemesh’s, were about to change. As Hemesh ventured into the kitchen, he discovered a gas stove left on, a seemingly innocuous oversight. But for Jayasree, it was a stark …

Low-income babies on Medi-Cal behind on vital preventive care

Low-income babies on Medi-Cal behind on vital preventive care

Good morning. It’s Monday, Feb. 26. I’m Jenny Gold, a reporter on The Times’ early childhood education team — and a mom who has done her share of schlepping to the pediatrician’s office. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. California kids aren’t making it to the doctor. Here’s why Pediatricians recommend that children go to the doctor for regular checkups pretty frequently. For parents, that means taking your baby at least six times in the first 15 months, another two times by age 2 and once every year after that. But in California, something is amiss. Although 97% of children have insurance coverage, many aren’t actually making it to a doctor. California ranks 46th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in the percentage of kids ages 0 to 5 who have been to a well-child visit in the last year. And the problem is worse for the more than half of California children covered by Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance for low-income residents — including 1.4 million 0- …

California babies aren’t getting vital preventive care. Here’s why

California babies aren’t getting vital preventive care. Here’s why

Maria Mercado’s 5- and 7-year-old daughters haven’t been to the doctor for a check-up in two years. And it’s not for lack of trying. Mercado, a factory worker in South Los Angeles, has called the pediatrician’s office over and over hoping to book an appointment for a well-child visit, only to be told there are no appointments available and to call back in a month. Sometimes, she waits on hold for an hour. Like more than half of children in California, Mercado’s daughters have Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance program for low-income residents. Her children are two years behind on their vaccinations. Mercado isn’t sure if they’re growing well, and they haven’t been screened for vision, hearing or developmental delays. Her older daughter has developed a stutter, and she worries the girl might need speech therapy. “It is frustrating because as a mom, you want your kids to hit every milestone,” she said. “And if you see something’s going on and they’re not helping you, it’s like, what am I supposed to do at this …

Woman’s Boss And Co-Worker Retaliate Against Her For Taking Time Off To Care For Ill Mother

Woman’s Boss And Co-Worker Retaliate Against Her For Taking Time Off To Care For Ill Mother

Everyone goes through a difficult time in life eventually, and if you’re lucky, it happens while you have an understanding boss and co-workers. One woman on Reddit was not so fortunate, however, and it’s created a situation that highlights one of the biggest holes in America’s employment laws.  Her co-worker and boss are retaliating because she took time off to help her dying mother.  Dealing with a close family member or even a close friend who is at the end of their life is a harrowing experience, and it can be impossible to devote yourself 100% to your job in the midst of such a struggle. As boomers age, these situations are becoming ever more common for American workers. RELATED: Hardworking Employee Spent 15 Years At Company Just To Be Fired In A 5-Minute Meeting Nevertheless, it is also all too common that bosses and managers are not understanding when workers find themselves in these harrowing situations. For a woman on Reddit, it’s resulted in a downright cruel situation at work that unfortunately falls into a legal …

Dementia care home opens a pre-school center for children

Dementia care home opens a pre-school center for children

‘I was mindful of Jacob missing out on how much you can learn from people of different ages’ … Jacob Farrell-Ogunyemi and Margaret Darby. (CREDIT: Fabio De Paola) In England, a dementia care village has embraced the idea of community support by incorporating a day nursery for young children, fostering interaction and mutual learning between different generations. Belong, a non-profit organization specializing in dementia care, operates senior homes across the country, particularly in the northwest and West Midlands regions. Their latest venture is a pioneering facility that not only provides care for older individuals but also integrates a daycare center for children. Partnering with the UK charity Ready Generations, Belong has created a unique environment where residents can live independently while enjoying the company of children. The village offers various amenities such as shops and services, aiming to support older people in maintaining an active lifestyle. Children participate in daily activities with the residents, including shared meals, storytelling, arts and crafts, and exercise sessions, providing stimulation and joy to both generations. At Belong, fostering a …

Your illness worsens – so care is cut off. This is the scandal playing out in eating disorder treatment | John Harris

Your illness worsens – so care is cut off. This is the scandal playing out in eating disorder treatment | John Harris

Last week, I had a long conversation with a woman who is trying desperately to loosen the awful grip of an eating disorder. She wanted to remain anonymous; for the sake of this article, I’ll call her Jane. She is in her 30s and lives in Norfolk. Her illness, first diagnosed when she was a teenager, is known as the restricting type of anorexia, meaning that she has a long history of drastically limiting her food intake to the point of self-starvation. Over the past 10 years or so, she has spent some of her time as an NHS inpatient. She told me about her first stay in a specialist ward, where there was “a massive turnover of staff. We all knew we needed therapy, and we couldn’t get it.” She was once moved to a residential facility hundreds of miles from home, in Scotland: “You’d hear people screaming and being held down while they were fed.” And again and again, she talked about the impossibility of coping with the repeated switch from this kind …

Corrective vs. Preventive Treatments: How To Choose Anti-Ageing Skin Care

Corrective vs. Preventive Treatments: How To Choose Anti-Ageing Skin Care

If you’re interested in diminishing the look of wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots or other skin features that develop with age, you may be considering expensive skin care products or treatments. But before you shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars on cosmetic procedures, it’s important to understand which ones can actually make a corrective impact and which ones can’t. Certain common beauty treatments, including the use of Botox and topical SPF products, may be most effective when used preventively, before the skin changes. Meanwhile, other remedies, like fillers and chemical peels, are quite effective at reversing the appearance of ageing in a corrective manner. To help you better understand the best treatment for your particular skin concern, we consulted five dermatologists and plastic surgeons for their expert advice. What’s the difference between preventive and corrective skin care? Most beauty treatments fall into one of two categories — preventive or corrective — and many can be used for both. “Preventative treatments improve and strengthen the skin to keep the ageing process at bay, while …

Doctors shocked and angry as Alabama ruling throws IVF care into turmoil | IVF

Doctors shocked and angry as Alabama ruling throws IVF care into turmoil | IVF

Doctors are reacting with shock and fury to an Alabama supreme court decision that has shut down in vitro fertilization at the state’s largest infertility clinics. Physicians said the decision, which ruled embryos are “extrauterine children”, grossly misunderstood reproductive medicine and was “devastating” for infertile patients. “We made the impossible decision to pause new IVF treatments at our center, which is devastating for our patients and the state,” said Dr Mamie McLean, a fertility specialist at Alabama Fertility, which performed about 700 rounds of IVF in 2023. “Our legal team is telling us that, as the ruling is written, that modern fertility treatments cannot continue in the state of Alabama because of the risk to physicians and embryologists, given that embryos are now considered children,” said McLean. The chief legal officer and general counsel for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Molly Meegan, said she expected confusion about how to implement the decision to make IVF “either completely unavailable or too expensive for most patients” in Alabama. The Alabama supreme court’s decision ruled …

Cancer treatment: Prioritising patient-centric care

Cancer treatment: Prioritising patient-centric care

Denis Lacombe, CEO of the EORTC, explains the importance of patient-centric clinical research in cancer treatment and the commitment of the organisation to improving quality of life. Cancer treatment has long been a challenge in the field of medicine, but it is one the world continuously rises to with innovative and persistent research dedicated to solutions. At the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the mission is to improve cancer patients’ survival and quality of life. The EORTC is a non-governmental organisation, utilising 60 years of experience to run an extensive, international academic programme spanning over 30 countries. The Innovation Platform Editor Maddie Hall sat down with Denis Lacombe, CEO of the EORTC, to discuss the organisation’s dedication to patient-centric clinical research and the pragmatic clinical trials that are transforming the future of cancer treatment. Denis Lacombe Objectives of the organisation The primary objective of the EORTC is to leave no one behind. As such, the organisation addresses clinical situations that have been comparatively neglected, such as rare cancers or elderly patients. …