Cancer survivor thanks his hairdresser for saving his life, after she spots cancerous mole

A Northampton hairdresser who spotted a lumpy mole on her first-time client's face has been praised for speaking up after it turned out to be a stage 3 melanoma

Cancer survivor thanks his hairdresser for saving his life, after she spots cancerous moleA hero hairdresser saved a customer’s life after finding a lump on his head which was diagnosed as cancer days later. Erinna Lindfield, 42, urged Adam Statford to get the mole checked out by doctors after discovering it under his left sideburn Driving instructor Adam Shatford, 54, popped in for a quick trim when one […]

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatment

Marisha Chaplin, 26, and Jon Hibbs, 29, who met while undergoing cancer treatment, had already had a daughter through IVF but could not afford a second round. A band of social media mums secretly raised £2,000 for the couple, despite never having met them

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatmentA couple who underwent IVF treatment paid for by friends from a Facebook group have had a baby girl. Marisha Chaplin gave birth to Isla on Saturday via Caesarean section. The new mother-of-two, from Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, said she broke the news to members of the Facebook group as soon as she could. “I messaged them […]

Father-of-three left paralysed from nose down after eating roadside chicken curry

The 40-year-old man was left fighting for his life in an induced coma a couple of days after eating a chicken curry. David Braham became unwell with food poisoning while watching his son play rugby after the dodgy meal

Father-of-three left paralysed from nose down after eating roadside chicken curryThe food poisoning unexpectedly brought on a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillian-Barré Syndrome. David was left paralysed from the face down, unable to talk and breathe while on a ventilator for four months. He has finally learnt to walk on his own eight months after the Chinese curry nearly cost him his life. The former […]

Constipated man gets emergency surgery after his colon bursts

A British man’s worsening battle with constipation ended up costing him part of his gut, due to a rare, sometimes unexplainable condition known as ‘megacolon’

Constipated man gets emergency surgery after his colon burstsThere’s no question that constipation is uncomfortable. But sometimes it can be downright dangerous, as detailed in a paper published in BMJ Case Reports this month. As the report explains, a 24-year-old man’s colon burst from storing too much faeces. According to the report, the unidentified patient visited the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain […]

Bloating: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know about

New research reveals women who dismiss the symptom as minor and opt to self-treat are risking their lives. Worldwide ovarian cancer claims more than 4,000 lives a year

Bloating: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know aboutOnly a third of women would see a doctor when they experience a major symptom of ovarian cancer, according to the charity Target Ovarian Cancer. When faced with persistent bloating, 34% of 1,142 women questioned by YouGov said they would visit their general physician. Half said they would change their diet by doing things like […]

Mental health: UK gets ‘minister for loneliness,’ India needs one too, believe experts

Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression and 260 million are living with anxiety disorders. Mental health should be of utmost importance as it affects the holistic well-being of the individual and the societies in a larger perspective

Mental health: UK gets ‘minister for loneliness,’ India needs one too, believe expertsThe National Mental Health Survey of India, 2015-16 shows urban metros are witnessing a growing burden of mental health problems. Depression is said to affect 350 million people in communities across the world and represents the third leading contributor to the global disease burden. WHO study shows in 2015 over five crore Indians suffered from […]

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all odds

The baby, who had her first surgery within an hour of delivery, is recovering after undergoing three operations which allowed her heart to be put back inside her body. She is believed to be first baby in UK to survive with the extremely rare condition

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all oddsVanellope Hope Wilkins, who has no breastbone, was delivered three weeks ago by caesarean section. She has had three operations to place her heart back in her chest. The condition, ectopia cordis, is extremely rare, with only a few cases per million births, of which most are stillborn. The hospital says it knows of no […]

Sleeping on your side cuts risk of stillbirth in pregnant women

In the third trimester, when the woman is lying on her back, the combined weight of baby and uterus (womb) puts pressure on the main blood vessels that supply the uterus, and this can restrict blood flow/oxygen to the baby. Doctors believe, the risk of stillbirth is halved if women sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy

Sleeping on your side cuts risk of stillbirth in pregnant womenWomen are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth. A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester. The study looked into 291 pregnancies that ended in stillbirth and 735 […]

UK researchers develop avatar therapy to treat schizophrenia patients

In this study, run by King's College London and University College London, 75 patients who had continued to hear voices for more than a year, were given six sessions of avatar therapy while another 75 received the same amount of counselling

UK researchers develop avatar therapy to treat schizophrenia patientsPatients who received this therapy became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling instead. Experts said the therapy could add an important new approach to treating schizophrenia hallucinations. The trial, on 150 people, is published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. It follows a much smaller pilot study in 2013. […]

Shocking: Perils of work from home higher than its benefits

Researchers find stay-at-home employees tend to blur boundaries between personal and work time, and end up putting in more hours, which affects their health

Shocking: Perils of work from home higher than its benefitsWorking remotely is every office worker’s dream. You get to beat the long commute, stay in your pajamas and avoid in-office drama. But it turns out that working from home isn’t as great as it seems. The benefit is linked to higher levels of stress, insomnia and unpaid overtime. The United Nations International Labour Organization […]