Doris Day Rockets into the Charts
Almost twenty years since her last album release, Doris Day (pictured here with Rock Hudson) has staged a musical comeback at the age of 87.
The success of Day’s newly released album My Heart has made the singer the oldest artist to ever secure a place in the Top 10 chart with an album featuring previously unheard material. Despite being released 47 years after her last major UK hit, Move Over, Darling, My Heart has gone straight to number nine in the charts.
The record breaking album is made up of tracks recorded between 1951 and 1994, and was produced by her son, who died in 2004.
Women cope with pain better than men…
…although, unsurprisingly, we are more likely to reach for the painkillers.
A poll carried out by joint care brand Regenovex has revealed that women are better at dealing with pain than their male counterparts. Of those who took part in the poll, a quarter of men and 52 per cent of women agreed that women coped with pain in a better way then men.
The report, which questioned more than 3,000 adults, found that women are more likely to seek treatment whereas a huge 78 per cent of men will simply grin and bear it.
With the help of TV personality Gareth Malone and popular television shows such as Glee, choirs have definitely come back in to vogue – and with research showing that joining a choir can have health benefits, it is hardly surprising.
The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health in Canterbury has revealed the extraordinary changes that singing can make to a patient’s health. Research has found that patients with COPD, a form of lung disease, may be able to control and improve their breathlessness through singing whilst those suffering from Parkinsons may be able to make their voices stronger and less wobbly. The upright posture adopted whilst singing also benefits Parkinsons’ and COPD patients.
Joining a choir can also significantly help patients to beat the blues; whilst singing in a group is an uplifting experience, it also triggers the release of the mood hormone oxytocin which lowers both stress levels and blood pressure.