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Joanna Smith, 58, of Clapham, Bedfordshire, first realised something was wrong when she spotted a tiny 'ulcer' in her mouth in October last year, which then grew and became painful.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 11:13 am
Children's eating habits are a common worry for parents as we are so aware now of how important diet is in terms of long term good health, says DR ELLIE CANNON.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 11:09 am
Between June 2017 and 2018, 10,257 NHS personnel blamed a poor work-life balance for them leaving the health service - a 178 per cent increase from just 3,689 in 2010-to-2011.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 10:54 am
Kids who live in public housing, where those materials are commonplace, have toxin levels up to 15 times higher than those who aren't exposed, Duke University scientists found.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 2:52 pm
This time last year, Tammy Lovell hit rock bottom. But it wasn’t a course of pills or bottles of wine that brought her down from the ledge. Her unlikely medicine would instead come in a far furrier form.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 10:37 am
I never miss a check-up, even ‘embarrassing’ ones, and I’m first in line for a flu shot. Every ache and pain has me calling my GP, convinced that it’s cancer, says JO ELVIN.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 8:11 am
The legal version of cannabis sold as a health product in Britain can get users ‘high’, a study has found. Scientists said the active ingredient in cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is psychoactive.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 7:58 am
The other day, BONNIE ESTRIDGE read a quote somewhere online that said ‘adult friendships are two people saying, “I haven’t seen you in ages – we should hang out more until one of you dies’.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 11:02 pm
The patches are designed to treat diabetic leg and foot ulcers – long-term wounds that often fail to close for months or even years and affect 115,000 Britons.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 10:59 pm
The implant – the size of a 2p coin – is now available to NHS patients suffering from heart valve disease, in which the valves that control the flow of blood through the heart function poorly and may leak.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 10:49 pm
During the procedure – also known as refractive lens exchange (RLE) – the lens, which sits just behind the front part of the eye, is removed and replaced with a man-made one.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 10:49 pm
Takeaways are part of everyday life, so much so that research suggests that one young person in six munches on burgers, pizza or fried chicken up to twice a day, says DR MICHAEL MOSLEY.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 10:34 pm
Last spring, Congress pledged $1bn to making a universal flu shot by 2023. Dr Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the NIH, said the funds are needed but a universal shot is not possible.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 10:16 pm
On Saturday, leaders at the NIH and CDC raised the alarm, saying the flu is ‘much harder to prevent than measles’ but insisted that even the least effective vaccines will prevent more deaths.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 8:59 pm
New papers presented at the world's biggest science conference today show there is a myriad of variations within each race, and very little differences between groups.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 1:54 pm
The 25-year-old - who has not been named - gave birth at a hospital in the Diyali Province of eastern Iraq in what is believed to be the first septuplet case in the Middle-Eastern country.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 11:04 am
Tiffany Senter (pictured) of Shasta Lake City, California is only 25, but she's been at deaths door twice. Tiffany was born with cystic fibrosis and has had to have two lung transplants.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 10:07 am
DR MAX: What we should be doing here in Britain is clamping down ever harder — with tough sentences for those who break the law.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 12:06 am
Dr Erin Dunn, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, examined lost milk teeth from six-year-olds, and found those with thinner enamel were more likely to have issues.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 8:24 pm
Between 2013 and 2017, the number of people with highly-transmissible syphilis shot up by 73 percent - and twice as many are now using injection drugs, a CDC report reveals.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 7:55 pm
Instead of long, arduous treadmill tests for heart health, doctors at Harvard University are now recommending push-ups, as doing more than 10 indicates a young man's heart is relatively healthy.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 6:52 pm
Kristina Kruzan, from Seabeck, Washington, was wary of vaccinations and no one would answer her questions. Finally after 15 years she met a doctor who took the time to address her skepticism.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 5:54 pm
Ramanan Laxminarayan, from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy in Washington DC, adds stockpiling the drug would save governments billions in treatment costs.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 5:05 pm
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT James Walton, from Stoke-on-Trent, was given the emergency transplant after his aorta burst in January. He is the the third person in the UK to undergo the procedure.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:55 pm
Jasmyn Anderson, 20, from Edinburgh, was prescribed antidepressants around six months ago after she began to suffer with her mental health while taking Ridgevidon.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:44 pm