#WorldCancerDay: 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

#WorldCancerDay: 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 […]

#WorldCancerDay: Persistent sore throat could be voice box cancer warning

A persistent sore throat combined with shortness of breath, problems swallowing or earache is a greater warning sign of laryngeal cancer than hoarseness alone, new research reveals

#WorldCancerDay: Persistent sore throat could be voice box cancer warningGeneral physicians should consider larynx cancer when patients report a persistent sore throat, particularly when combined with other seemingly low-level symptoms. Led by the University of Exeter, a study of more than 800 patients diagnosed with cancer of the larynx has found more than a five per cent risk of cancer from a persistent sore […]

The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our heart health, finds study

The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our risk of a heart attack, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology

The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our heart health, finds studyPeople whose diets contain relatively little palmitic and stearic acid – saturated fats composed of 16 or more carbon atoms (longer-chain saturated fats) that are typically found in meats – and eat plant-based proteins instead have decreased chances of myocardial infarction. Moreover, individuals who eat more saturated fats with 14 or fewer carbon atoms (shorter-chain […]

Does the sound of someone loudly chewing food bother you?  

Misophonia refers to a disorder where people are selectively sensitive to certain sounds. These sounds act as specific triggers such as lip smacking, breathing, chewing, typing, etc. This cause the affected person to react, the reaction itself can just be mild irritation, or it can worsen to rage and even physical aggression

Does the sound of someone loudly chewing food bother you?  Researchers are still studying this disorder, with some studies finding links between misophonia and post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety. Those who have misoponia might describe it as when a sound ‘drives you crazy.’ Their reactions can range from anger and annoyance to panic and the need to flee. The disorder is […]

This baby boy survived twenty-five heart attacks in one day!

A nine-month old baby stunned doctors after he survived 25 heart attacks in a single day - believed to be the most ever suffered in 24 hours by one person in the UK. Theo Fry, now 19 months old, has had 30 cardiac arrests in total and has also been through 17 operations, all before his first birthday

This baby boy survived twenty-five heart attacks in one day!When he was just nine months old, Theo survived an incredible twenty-five heart attacks in 24 hours, this is thought to be the most ever seen by UK medics in one person in one day. His fight for life had begun at eight days old – and before his first birthday he had fought off […]

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 […]

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 […]