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LifeStyle: Family & Relationships

The First Warning Sign of Alzheimer's May Surprise You

Tuesday  13:01,   08 may 2018

This problem crops up long before any clinical diagnosis of the disease​. We've all heard the stories of the grandma who got lost on her way home from the grocery store, or the great uncle who relies on GPS for the drive to his weekly doctor's[...]

Confessions Of An...A&E Doctor

Tuesday  11:20,   08 may 2018

Most of us dread the thought of ending up in hospital, but there are some people who actually choose to be there. It’s hard not to respect the work of doctors and nurses, especially the junior ones who earn a fraction of what senior staff make and[...]

Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Set To Rise By 15% In The UK In The Next Two Decades

Thursday  08:36,   03 may 2018

Ovarian cancer diagnoses worldwide are set to rise by more than half (nearly 55%) in the next 20 years, primarily because post-menopausal women are living longer. The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition says we will also see a 15% increase in diagnoses[...]

Common Mistakes With Contact Lens That Can Hurt Your Eyes

Tuesday  16:41,   01 may 2018

Studies have shown that many people continue to make common mistakes with their contact lenses. Here are five of them that you should[...]

Don’t Let My Son’s Death Be In Vain This World Asthma Day

Tuesday  13:45,   01 may 2018

When I think of asthma, I think of my beautiful son Tiernan. I think of him fighting for breath, his lips turning blue, as I desperately gave him CPR on the lounge floor. Well, when I think of asthma, I think of my beautiful son[...]

Does Stress Cause Cancer? 2 In 5 People Incorrectly Believe It Does

Friday  09:06,   27 april 2018

Almost half of people mistakenly believe factors such as stress and food additives cause cancer, a new study has found. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds surveyed 1,330 people in England and found that[...]

Two million Britons take medicine that may increase the risk of dementia, depression and Parkinson's by a third

Thursday  09:36,   26 april 2018

Researchers from the University of East Anglia found patients taking anticholinergics were 30 per cent more likely to develop dementia than those not taking the drugs.A study highlighted a 30 per cent higher risk from some drugs prescribed for[...]

'Dry Drowning' Is in the News Again — Here's What You Need to Know

Wednesday  12:01,   25 april 2018

<p>This week, a 4-year-old girl nearly died after having a physical reaction days after inhaling pool water. Thankfully, her mom remembered a widely publicized news story from last summer.</p>This week, a 4-year-old girl from Florida nearly[...]

Just one alcoholic drink a day raises the risk of mouth cancer, gum disease AND heart disease

Wednesday  08:56,   25 april 2018

A New York University study revealed that people who drank one or more alcoholic beverage per day had an excess of harmful oral bacteria and a drought of healthy bacteria to fight off harmful strains. Related: These Methods Will Help You Lose That[...]

4 health conditions people mistake for Cystitis

Tuesday  17:42,   24 april 2018

Don't always blame it on a UTI.But according Tania Adib, a Harley Street gynaecologist, we should be careful not to assume it's always a UTI. "The most common symptoms of cystitis are a stinging or burning sensation when passing urine, a need to [...]

Organic tampons, cups no safer against toxic shock: study

Tuesday  16:00,   24 april 2018

Organic cotton tampons are often advertised as safer alternatives, but a study Friday said they are not better than regular tampons at preventing toxic shock syndrome.&nbsp;Menstrual cups can also raise the risk of toxic shock, and should be[...]

First scrotum and penis transplant performed

Tuesday  13:35,   24 april 2018

A man who lost his genitals in a war injury has received the world's first full penis and scrotum transplant.  Surgeons at Baltimore's John Hopkins University have rebuilt the veteran's entire pelvic region from the parts of a deceased[...]

Coffee in pregnancy ‘raises risk of an overweight child’: Women who drink just two cups a day could see their children weighing more than those who don't have caffeine regularly

Tuesday  11:30,   24 april 2018

The findings from a study of 51,000 mothers and infants in Norway call into question NHS guidelines which say expectant mothers can safely consume up to two cups of coffee a day. Researchers looked at the link between caffeine intake during[...]

Your G&T could double up as a hay fever remedy – find out how!

Tuesday  07:45,   24 april 2018

Hay fever sufferers could find relief from their symptoms by drinking gin and tonic, according to a new studyIf you're one of the sufferers who have tried every medicine or natural remedy available to no avail, you may well find relief with one very [...]

'A daily shower isn't necessary': Bathing every day could INCREASE your risk of infections, warn experts as they reveal how many times you should wash

Saturday  15:05,   21 april 2018

Showering excessively can reduce skin hydration, causing it to become dry and cracked, which allows germs to enter, according to infectious-disease expert Dr Elaine Larson from Columbia University. She adds most people bathe in the belief it will[...]