Category: Health News

Girl with ‘Alzheimer’s’ defies death sentence to start pre-school

Girl, four, with ‘childhood Alzheimer’s’ defies her death sentence to start pre-school and ballet classes after taking a trial drug Marian McGlockin diagnosed with Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) aged one  Cruel disease causes organ damage, muscle stiffness, seizures and dementia  Child, from California, has taken part in clinical trial of drug known as VTS 270 Youngster now

Not just moms, dads too must avoid alcohol before conception, says study

Congenital heart diseases are the most common birth defects, with approximately 1.35 million babies affected every year. The general perception that only expecting mothers or women planning pregnancy should quit alcohol to avoid health complications, has been busted. A recent study published in the journal ‘European Journal of Preventive Cardiology’, shed light on drinking patterns

Breast cancer deaths hit a record LOW, analysis reveals

Breast cancer deaths hit a record LOW in Britain as analysis reveals 130,000 deaths from the killer disease have been avoided since 1989 There were 59.8 breast cancer deaths out of every 100,000 women in 1989 The rate was just 33.4 in 2017, which is the most recent available yearly figure Charities credited better tests

Healthcare challenges faced by transgender people of color

Transgender people who are also racial and ethnic minorities have a difficult time finding a healthcare setting where all aspects of their identity are welcome, understood and addressed. In a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, a research team from the University of Chicago Medicine shows how

Government BANS export of 24 medications amid nationwide shortage

Government BANS drug wholesalers from exporting 24 medications including HRT pills amid nationwide shortage Government imposed ban last night on export of HRT drugs, epipens and more UK pharmaceuticals are not able to sell their product abroad for higher price  Follows pharmacists’ warning they are ‘barely coping’ trying to source medicine  Drug wholesalers have been

High cholesterol: Three exercises to help lower your cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance and is not inherently “bad”. In fact, the body needs cholesterol to build cells. However, having too much cholesterol can pose a problem. Cholesterol comes from the body from foods derived from animals. Meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products contain cholesterol, known as dietary cholesterol. These same foods are also

FODMAPs diet relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

New research from King’s College London has found that a diet low in fermented carbohydrates has improved certain gut symptoms and improved health-related quality of life for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In a paper published today in Gastroenterology a team of researchers carried out a trial of a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides,

Artificial blood can be transfused regardless of blood type

Artificial blood made in the laboratory could be transfused into ANY patient – regardless of their blood type, claim scientists When tested on 10 rabbits with severe blood loss, six of them survived This is reportedly comparable to if the animals were treated with real blood  Patients currently have to go to hospital where doctors

Ageing population trend provides massive opportunities for Japan, UK health tech collaboration, report finds

Japan’s healthcare system shares a couple of similarities with the UK’s. Both countries provide universal healthcare, and both are now grappling with the challenges posed by ageing populations. According to a report published today, that trend is also creating new opportunities for collaboration. WHY IT MATTERS In 2018, citizens aged 65 and over accounted for 28% of