‘I was weak, despairing, confused’: did writing a fiction attain me ill?

It started with a bottomless tiredness, and soon novelist Sarah Perry was unable to function. Had she brought it all on herself? On Christmas Eve 2013, with hail falling on Norwich, I set out to jog three miles through the cyclone on the track beside the river. The spire of the cathedral was overshadowed by…

I live a healthier life now I’m free of the trappings of modernity | Mark Boyle

Being healthy is not related to physicians, ambulances and technology. I use natural methods to keep my body in balance, writes Mark Boyle, the Guardians Life Without Technology columnist When people learn of my decision to reject modern complex technology in favour of older, slower, forgotten routes, their first line of investigation usually involves healthcare.…

Cannabis tourism in California- a women’s wellness retreat with puff love

At the Ganja Goddess Getaway, yes, there are yoga classes and spiritual talks but the mother lode comes from the spliffs, edibles and pot-infused mocktails that aid the healing Wearing a T-shirt with the slogan” Mary Jane Smokewear”, a woman with long, grey pigtails crawled towards me, offering a hitting off a balloon suitcase inflated…

New Zealand to consider miscarriage leave for parents in bid to tackle ‘taboo’ subject

Women and their partners could be entitled to three days of paid bereavement leave after a miscarriage or stillbirth A bill legislating three days’ paid bereavement leave for women and their partners after a miscarriage will be considered by New Zealand’s parliament. The Labour MP Ginny Andersen, who sponsored the bill, said miscarriage was still…

I live a healthier life now I’m free of the trappings of modernity | Mark Boyle

Being healthy is not about doctors, ambulances and technology. I use natural methods to keep my body in balance, writes Mark Boyle, the Guardians Life Without Technology columnist When people learn of my decided not to reject modern complex technology in favour of older, slower, forgotten styles, their first line of investigation usually involves healthcare.…

I live a healthier life now I’m free of the trappings of modernity | Mark Boyle

Being healthy is not about doctors, ambulances and technology. I use natural methods to keep my body in balance, writes Mark Boyle, the Guardians Life Without Technology columnist When people learn of my decision to reject modern complex technology in favour of older, slower, forgotten routes, their first line of inquiry usually involves healthcare. Considering…

Disturbed sleep patterns may be key to ADHD, study discovers

Research links disruption of body clock to number of chronic conditions Struggling to concentrate, having too much energy and being unable to control behaviour- the main manifestations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder( ADHD)- have been linked to interruptions in sleep, researchers will reveal on Sunday. The findings underline a growing awareness among doctors that disturbed…