Tuesday, August 20, 2019

High blood pressure: Drinking this Chinese tea could lower your reading

High blood pressure affects more than one in four adults in the UK, according to government figures, but many people don’t know they...

Hospitals treat 1,000 dementia patients a day because basic social care is so poor

Poor social care has driven up emergency admissions of dementia sufferers to nearly 1,000 a day.The number of dementia patients admitted to hospital...

AstraZeneca's Farxiga meets main goal of heart failure study

The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in...

Elderly in Hong Kong looking to China for affordable care in retirement

HONG KONG (Reuters) - After spending time with his 84-year-old mother in a senior care home in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen,...

Type 2 diabetes: One overlooked but essential part of managing your condition

Type 2 diabetes means a person’s pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to control blood sugar levels. Overtime, rising blood sugar levels can pose...

Almost 1,000 dementia patients are admitted to A&E every day, NHS figures reveal

THE number of dementia patients admitted to hospitals as emergency cases has soared by a third in four years, NHS figures reveal. Poor social...

FDA declines to approve Sarepta's second Duchenne treatment

(Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its newest treatment for Duchenne muscular...

Adding vitamin D to flour would prevent 10million cases of deficiency

Poor lifestyles are causing a surge of diseases linked to the Victorian era in the UK, experts warned in March 2017.A fall in...

Adding vitamin D to flour ‘could save the NHS £65million by slashing cases of...

ADDING vitamin D to flour could save the NHS £65million by slashing cases of rickets and falls, a study suggests. Researchers say fortifying the...

Relief from arthritis? Ignore online myth that WD-40 works… these gadgets DO cure creaky...

Niggly knees affect one in four of us at some point, be it arthritis, a sports injury or referred pain from your back,...

Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal program over Trump rule

Planned Parenthood said Monday it is withdrawing from the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting...

Statins: Cholesterol drug can prevent liver cancer – new research

Researchers found that the cholesterol lowering pills can also help prolong the lives of patients with chronic viral hepatitis. They were investigating whether...

New AI can diagnose life-threatening heart arrhythmia in 10 seconds

New AI can diagnose life-threatening heart arrhythmia in 10 seconds by...

Nabriva prices two pneumonia antibiotic versions at over $200 per day

(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc on Monday priced an oral and injectable version of its antibiotic Xenleta, which treats community-acquired pneumonia, at more...

How to live longer: Best diet to increase life expectancy – foods to eat...

Long life has largely been attributed to healthy eating over the years - this, alongside regular exercise, limited alcohol intake and not smoking...

Back pain: Five exercises you can do at home to help manage back pain

Back pain, which is particularly common in the lower back, is usually the result of an injury or muscle strain. In most cases...

Seven Arizona women claim cheap injections left their lips 'oozing' and infected

At least seven Arizona women claim they were left with painful infections after undergoing botched lip filler injections.The women say they had separate...

Parents urged to give kids MMR vaccine – as figures show thousands at risk...

ONE in seven kids will start primary school next month without having had their MMR jabs. Health chiefs warn that 90,000 pupils will be...

Study prompts call for lower fluoride consumption by pregnant women

(Reuters Health) - Adding fluoride to the water supply prevents tooth decay, but women who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy may also trim...

Optical implant ‘could restore sight to blind people’

The implant stimulates the optic nerve (Picture: SWNS; Shutterstock)Blind people could be able to regain some of their sight, according to new research. A...

How human poo 'transplants' could help doctors treat deadliest form of skin cancer

A team of Canadian scientists is exploring whether human poo transplants can be used to treat one of the deadliest forms...

Man, 26, faces weeks in hospital after he was chemically burnt by a hair...

A man faces a five-week stint in hospital after he endured chemical burns on his groin from a hair removal cream.William Bishop decided...

MMR vaccine: one in seven five-year-olds in England may not be immunised

One in seven five-year-olds may not be up to date with their MMR immunisation, Public Health England has warned, rising to one in...

Unexplained infant death rate falls to record low, says ONS

The unexplained infant death rate in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level on record, official figures show. The number of children...

Michael Abrams obituary

My father, Michael Abrams, who has died aged 86, was a doctor and public health consultant and served as deputy chief medical officer...

Best supplement for cholesterol: Could this natural remedy lower your cholesterol level?

High cholesterol is the result of having too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in the blood.According to the NHS, too much...

Man suffers horror chemical groin burns after using Veet hair removal cream before a...

A MAN was left in agony with chemical burns after trying to groom his pubes before a date. William Bishop was left with blistering...