Thursday, May 23, 2019

Antibiotic resistance as big a threat as climate change – chief medic

Protests against climate change should be extended to the other greatest threat facing humanity, according to England’s chief medical officer, who says an...

U.S. doctors asked how they feel about caring for transgender patients

(Reuters Health) - Most primary care physicians in the U.S. are willing to provide routine care to transgender individuals, but that doesn’t mean...

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Is your tongue this colour? It could be a sign you're...

Vitamin B12 is involved in making red blood cells and keeping the nervous system healthy. A lack of B12 can lead to vitamin...

Student claims doctors labelled her 'SUPERFICIAL' for wanting scoliosis surgery

A student has claimed doctors labelled her 'superficial' for wanting scoliosis surgery to correct her 'wonky' back.  Emma Hall, from Sligo, Ireland, discovered her...

China to crack down on illegal activity at slaughterhouses to combat African swine fever:...

FILE PHOTO: Pigs are pictured at a farm on the outskirts of Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan province November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Jason...

GPs to prescribe very low calorie diets in hope of reversing diabetes

Thousands of people are to be offered a very low calorie diet (VLCD) by their GPs in the hope of reversing their type...

EMA committee recommends restrictions on fluoroquinolone, quinolone antibiotics

(Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency’s risk assessment committee has recommended restrictions on the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics fluoroquinolone and quinolone following a...

Diabetes type 2: Are you at risk? Five factors that increase your chance of...

Diabetes type 2 is usually diagnosed following blood or urine tests carried out by your GP.But if symptoms do show, they can include...

Premier League star’s hilarious account of having ‘camera 12,000ft up his backside’ to test...

BURNLEY star Jonathan Walters has shared the intimate details of a bowel cancer test he went through after losing his mum to the...

Best supplements for tiredness: Feeling tired all the time? Two nutrients to beat fatigue

Feeling tired could simply be a result of a poor night’s sleep. But if you feel tired regularly, even after a good night’s...

Large majority of British public in favour of cannabis being legalised for medical use

A LARGE MAJORITY of Brits are now in favour of legalising cannabis for medical use, it was revealed yesterday. Some 86 percent back the...

Bayer Roundup cancer trial goes to jury after closing arguments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A trial in which a California man alleged his use of Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused his...

Mental health problems don't end with age. Older people need help too | Emily...

After years languishing in the dark, mental illness is finally getting its moment in the spotlight. Frustrating political football it may be, but...

Ebola response tightens in eastern Congo as seven new cases confirmed: health ministry

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese authorities announced a ban on Wednesday on harboring suspected Ebola patients and promised police protection for health workers at...

Hear what it's like to have tinnitus: From a kettle boiling to TV static

From a kettle boiling to insects flying, below are the eight most common noises millions of tinnitus sufferers have to tolerate every day. Some...

Patients, visitors and staff paid more than £227MILLION to the NHS in parking fines...

THE NHS raked in £227million in parking fines and charges from patients, visitors and staff last year, figures show. Almost £70million was raised from...

Oncologists hide HALF of the funding they receive for clinical trials of cancer drugs

Oncologists don't disclose nearly half of the funding they receive for clinical trials of cancer drugs, new research reveals.Drug companies with deep pockets...

Prostate cancer WARNING: Something you do at work everyday could increase risk of disease

Prostate cancer causes are largely unknown, but certain factors have been proven to increase your risk of developing the condition. For example, the...

NHS at 70: Patients used to die of broken legs, now doctors are trained...

I will always remember one of the first patients I treated as a young surgeon. He was on a motorbike and about the same...

Three in four Brits 'would never tell friends about their bad breath' poll claims

Millions of young Brits admit they’ve got friends with awful breath – but they wouldn't dream of telling them, according to research. A...

Type 2 diabetes: Lower blood sugar by adding extract of BILBERRIES to diet

Diabetes is a condition in which the level of glucose in a person’s blood is too high. According to Diabetes.co.uk, bilberries could be...

How to sleep: When to eat breakfast during winter to ensure you get your...

Sleep is very important when it comes to a person’s health - not getting enough can lead to serious health conditions such as...

Artist paints the stomach-churning inch-long parasitic worms that were living in his eyeballs 

An artist's parasitic worm infection has been immortalised in his work.Ben Taylor, an Australian-born painter who now resides in the UK, was infected...

How to sleep – the one fruit you should AVOID before bed or risk...

The body needs enough sleep to help it function properly, according to the NHS.Not getting enough sleep is bad for your mental and...

E-cigarettes are nearly TWICE as effective as nicotine gum, patches or sprays

E-cigarettes are nearly twice as effective as nicotine gum or patches at helping people quit smoking, a landmark trial found.The NHS-funded study identified...

Heartbreak can kill you: Grief from losing a loved one causes deadly inflammation, study...

The grief of losing a loved one can cause life-threatening inflammation, new research shows.Researchers at Rice University interviewed 99 people who had lost...

DR MIKE DILKES reveals everything you need to know about combating hay fever

Maybe it’s pollen. Or perhaps it’s peanuts, pets or a certain washing detergent. Whatever the trigger, allergies affect 21 million people in the...

More doctors say men should think twice about prostate cancer screening

(Reuters Health) - Most men shouldn’t get routine prostate cancer screening because the potential benefits are small and there are clear harms, an...

Poor diet kills more than smoking and hypertension, Bill Gates study reveals

Experts warn the so-called 'Western diet' - heavy in red meat, fats and sugar, and low in fruit and veg - was responsible...