Health

Healthline devise test to assess risk of diabetes

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Diabetes is a global epidemic expected to be the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. The condition is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation – and places a huge strain on our health services.   Yet type 2 form of the disease – which accounts for 90 Read More

Lining your stomach before drinking does not fix hangovers

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Drinking alcohol is fun – the after-effects, less so.  It is little wonder, then, that people the world over have sought remedies to mitigate the dreaded hangover. Here we put some of the better known myths to scientific scrutiny. The alcohol myth to line your stomach with a glass of milk before a night of Read More

Newcastle mother-of-three was nearly killed by her SPOT

2 months ago adcity Comments Off on Newcastle mother-of-three was nearly killed by her SPOT
A mother-of-three has revealed how a tiny spot on her arm almost claimed her life – after it led to deadly sepsis which doctors assumed would kill her. Beverley Gardner, 51, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, first noticed the blemish on her right elbow in September – but thought nothing of it. The spot quickly turned red and Read More

Masterchef finalist battles thyroid cancer at 33

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Last year’s Masterchef finalist Billy Wright has revealed his shock at battling with thyroid cancer at age 33 – after he ignored a lump on his neck for a year. The Londoner dismissed the growth as a swollen lymph node – something he has occasionally suffered with since he was young. Billy, who won an Read More

Aggressive flu strain is already widespread in 36 states

2 months ago adcity Comments Off on Aggressive flu strain is already widespread in 36 states
The flu is already gripping 36 states and has killed at least 70 people in the US, according to data released by the CDC on Friday. Flu season officially begins in October but this year’s particularly dangerous strain, H3N2, has come relatively early and the season has probably not reached its peak yet. The same Read More

Aussie flu surged 156 per cent in just one week

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The dreaded Aussie flu outbreak expected to be the worst in 50 years has taken hold of Britain as official figures reveal cases have more than doubled in one week. Government statistics show 1,111 people were struck down with flu as temperatures dropped last week – a 156 per cent jump on the previous seven Read More

Why a woman’s worst period of the year is in January

2 months ago adcity Comments Off on Why a woman’s worst period of the year is in January
Periods are never fun.  Aside from some perks – sometimes slightly bigger breasts, and confirmation that you’re not involuntarily pregnant – there is no shortage of downsides. From cramps to mood swings to break-outs to exhaustion, most women dread the menstrual and luteal (pre-menstrual stress) phases of their cycle. But there is no period more painful Read More

Are we reaching the end of the US opioid epidemic?

2 months ago adcity Comments Off on Are we reaching the end of the US opioid epidemic?
The opioid epidemic claimed the lives of more than 63,000 Americans in 2016. If we are to call the rampant drug abuse and overdoses an ‘epidemic,’ then research suggests it may actually be past its peak, and the slowdown that is already occurring will continue, regardless of new federal proclamations.  The epidemic cost may have Read More

Just one sleepless night increases Alzheimer’s risk

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People who sleep poorly are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease because the proteins that, in part, cause it build up in the brain after just one sleepless night, a new study revealed.    Many studies have linked insufficient sleep with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s – as well as at least 10 chronic diseases Read More

Could the NFL ever be safe for players’ brains?

2 months ago adcity Comments Off on Could the NFL ever be safe for players’ brains?
This was an unprecedented year in research highlighting the dangers of head injuries to football players, striking the NFL and raising questions about the future of the league.  In an attempt to improve players’ overall safety and prevent injuries, the NFL has implemented nearly 50 rule changes in the past 15 years, with the most Read More