Health

Transformation of Ohio baby born with cyst on his face

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Transformation of Ohio baby born with cyst on his face
A baby boy is celebrating his first birthday today with a smile on his new face after a complex surgery removed a large mass that covered his eyes and nose. Zakary Riegel was born with a rare condition that caused brain tissue to grow in between his eyes and outside of his face to form Read More

Surgeon reused five anal catheters on dozens of patients

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Surgeon reused five anal catheters on dozens of patients
A New Jersey surgeon’s medical license has been temporarily suspended for allegedly reusing disposable anal catheters on multiple patients. Attorney General Christopher Porrino says East Brunswick, New jersey-based colon and rectal surgeon Dr Sanjiv Patankar allegedly washed and reused the one-use catheters that are inserted into patients during medical procedures. State officials say they have Read More

Why mindLESSness is the new thing in mental health

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Why mindLESSness is the new thing in mental health
Mindfulness practice has seen a huge boom in the past decade, with countless books, apps and other products on the market.  Mindful interventions are used in schools, the workplace and of course by individuals. But have we become a little obsesses with ‘being in the moment’? And is there another approach to wellbeing?  By doing, Read More

Healthline devise test to assess risk of diabetes

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Healthline devise test to assess risk of diabetes
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

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Lining your stomach before drinking does not fix hangovers
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

8 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

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Masterchef finalist battles thyroid cancer at 33
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

8 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

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Aussie flu surged 156 per cent in just one week
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

8 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