Health

John Ramsay reveals seven signs of dementia to look for

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Christmas is often recognised as the time of the year for a catch up with relatives from all corners of the world.  With many seeing loved ones for the first time in a while, changes can be more stark than if they were to see them every day. And it is the perfect opportunity to Read More

Girl, 3, makes miracle recovery before pulling the plug

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A three-year-old girl from Alabama made a remarkable recovery when she began breathing on her own as doctors prepared to take her off life support. Lacey Jane Ayers was in a horrific car accident Saturday afternoon while coming home from Christmas shopping with her mother, father and newborn brother in the car.  While the rest Read More

Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson believes he has CTE

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Former NFL running back Larry Johnson said he believes he suffers from CTE, the neurodegenerative disease that has stricken football players’ brains. The 38-year-old who last played in 2011 told The Washington Post that he battles self-destructive impulses that he calls ‘demons’ which he thinks were caused by consistent blows to the head during his Read More

Bristol Uni says smokers less attractive to opposite sex

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Smokers may defy the health warnings by telling themselves their habit makes them look cool.  After all, sex symbols James Dean and Humphrey Bogart were rarely seen without a cigarette. However, the latest evidence shows that smoking actually makes you less attractive to the opposite sex. Telltale wrinkles from puffing on a cigarette may be Read More

You’re more likely to die if treated by older doctor

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Patients in hospital are more likely to die when treated by doctors who are older, new research has found. Those treated by medics over 60 had a higher mortality rate within a month of admission compared to those cared for by physicians under 40. The difference was one additional patient death for every 77 individuals. Read More

Elderly woman has a tumour TWICE the size of her head

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An elderly woman who had simple surgery to remove a mole on her face now has a tumour twice the size of her head. Teresita Briones, 79, visited her doctor five years ago to have the small blemish on her right cheek removed in what should have been a straight-forward procedure. But she began to Read More

Cannabis could prevent mental decline in HIV sufferers

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Cannabis could prevent mental decline in up to 50 percent of HIV sufferers, new research reveals. Patients who use marijuana have fewer inflammatory white blood cells, which are involved in the immune system, a study found. This could save infected people from mental decline, which affects up to 50 percent of sufferers due to ongoing Read More

‘Heat-not-burn’ tobacco is still a health risk

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‘Heat-not-burn’ tobacco products are harmful to health even if they are safer than conventional cigarettes. Although ‘smokeless’ products expose users to up to 90 per cent fewer harmful chemicals, limited data means their precise risk is unclear, according to a Committee of Toxicology (COT) report presented to Public Health England (PHE). COT chair Alan Boobis, Read More

Why it’s so bad to drink 12 Diet Cokes a day like Trump 

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President Donald Trump drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day, according to reports from the New York Times, a habit that may elevate his risk for a wide range of diseases.  That quantity of the artificially-sweetened drink amounts to a ‘mega dose,’ says Harvard nutritionist Dr Vasanti Malik.  The President’s health was called into Read More

Mississippi mother’s sore throat turned out to be cancer

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A mother is fighting to stay alive for her three-year-old son after she was diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer just weeks after giving birth to him. Kristin Freeze, 35, fell sick with a sore throat and one swollen gland three weeks after delivering her first-born in 2014, and she assumed it was strep throat. Read More