England has continued to see a rise in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea over the past year. New data shows a 20% increase in cases of syphilis and a 22% increase in gonorrhoea, compared with 2016. Diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England remain stable overall, with around the same number reported as the […]
Chrissy Teigen Got Honest About Postpartum Buttholes. Now Can The Rest Of Us?
When I realized I’d be having a baby around the same time as a princess, a supermodel, a Jenner and a Kardashian, I made some threats about quitting social media. Otherwise, I figured, I’d be spending my maternity leave torturing myself, scrolling through pictures of hot celeb moms who are able to do the impossible […]
Ariana Grande says she has PTSD after Manchester attack
Ariana Grande says she doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to talk about the Manchester Arena bombing without crying. The singer had just finished her concert on May 22 2017 when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device. 22 people died in the attack. In an interview with British Vogue, she revealed how she’s coping […]
World Cup fans advised to get MMR jab
Football fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup should ensure they are up-to-date with their MMR jab, Public Health England has advised. It follows ongoing large measles outbreaks in Europe. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be fatal. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine is given in two doses, typically in […]
There Might Be A Cheaper Drug, But Pharmacists Can’t Tell You That
By Elaine S. Povich A few months ago, Rhode Island state Rep. Brian Kennedy had a mild sinus infection, for which he was prescribed an antibiotic. That would be unremarkable, except for what happened next. Kennedy had a friend behind the pharmacy counter where he went to fill the prescription. The pharmacist-friend said he would […]
'Remarkable' therapy beats terminal breast cancer
Image copyright Getty Images The life of a woman with terminal breast cancer has been saved by a pioneering new therapy, say US researchers. It involved pumping 90 billion cancer-killing immune cells into her body. Judy Perkins, 49, had been given three months to live, but two years later there is no sign of cancer […]
Can You Spare Ten Minutes A Day To Get Fitter?
When told that you can exercise for just ten minutes a day to improve your health you might immediately start imagining just how savage the exercise is going to have to be for that to be the case. We certainly did, so we were very pleasantly surprised to learn that the exercise involved wasn’t an […]
Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy
Thousands of women with early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say. It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour. Cancer doctors said the findings will change practice in their clinics on Monday, and means about 70% of women in this group can be […]
Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving locked-in syndrome
Imagine suddenly finding yourself in a world where you can’t speak, move or even breathe unaided. Your heart stopped on the way to hospital, meaning you’ve briefly technically died, but they managed to keep you alive. But now you have to, somehow, survive what comes next – being ‘locked’ inside your own unresponsive body. Your […]
Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'
Drugs that boost the immune system have saved the lives of some men with terminal prostate cancer, say doctors in the UK. The team at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London said the results were “spectacular” and a “big deal”. However, the therapy will not work for most patients. […]
Hurricane Maria's Death Toll Was Decades In The Making
The New England Journal of Medicine released a study Tuesday estimating that at least 4,645 people died in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. This death toll is more than 70 times the official government estimate of 64 people and is likely still only a fraction of the storm’s full human cost. When Maria […]
'Virtual brain operation' moves a step closer to reality
Software that can map the structure of an individual human brain is being trialled in Belgium in tumour patients. Researchers at Ghent University modelled the brains of 25 tumour patients and 11 controls. They found that the software could accurately predict the effects of the tumour on brain connectivity. Doctors hope to combine neuroimaging data […]
Puerto Rico Governor: There'll 'Be Hell To Pay' If Hurricane Stats Were Withheld
Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, said there would be “hell to pay” if it turned out that officials from his government withheld mortality statistics for Hurricane Maria. On Thursday, Rosselló talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about what his government is doing to count up the deaths resulting from the September 2017 hurricane and responded to the new […]
Educate children to tackle ethnic minority donor crisis, MPs say
School pupils should learn about organ and blood donation to help tackle of the “silent crisis” of a lack of ethnic minority donors in England, a group of Labour MPs has said. Demand for blood, stem cells and organs in these groups is particularly high and supply very low, their review says. Lack of awareness […]
Bereaved parents 'let down at work by lack of support'
Three out of five parents who went back to work after their baby died said no-one talked to them about their loss, a stillbirth charity says. A survey of more than 2,500 bereaved parents also found that most employers did not offer any support. One father said he was sacked after taking seven days off […]