Type 2 diabetes affects around one in 16 people in the UK with 3.9 million people living with the condition. Left untreated, dangerous health complications could ensue this is why it’s so pertinent to have the ability to spot the potential warning signs and if your breath smells like this, you could be in danger.
Skin signs of COVID-19 can range from purple toes, known as “COVID toes” seen in patients with mild infections, to a net-like rash signaling the presence of life-threatening blood clots in patients with severe disease. Certain skin changes may also be the only sign of COVID-19 infection, or may accompany or follow other COVID-19 symptoms,
Steve Pemberton, 52, an actor and writer, made a name for himself in shows such as Benidorm, Doctor Who, Shameless, Happy Valley and Blackpool. Steve revealed he was only 25 when he suffered a heart attack while working for a theatre company in Germany. What are the symptoms of the condition to look out for? READ
As Victoria grapples with a second-wave outbreak of COVID-19, the importance of large-scale testing has again been highlighted. Without its “testing blitz” aiming at 10,000 tests a day, the extent of the outbreak would have been invisible for much longer. Australia-wide, we’ve so far achieved a seven-day rolling average of a little more than 50,000
We all have a lot of love to give (all kinds of love in all kinds of ways!) but dropping the L-bomb and actually telling your partner “hey, I love you/am in love with you” in any relationship means things are moving to the next level. Which is why it is actually possible to say
Vitamin B12 is needed to help keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. The nutrient is found naturally in a wide variety of animal foods and is added to some fortified foods. Not getting enough vitamin B12 in the diet is one of
Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. Cancer can be life-threatening but lifestyle interventions can be taken to improve your chances of survival. READ MORE Coronavirus news: Expert warns of 50,000 extra cancer
Type 2 diabetes is a very serious condition whereby a person’s insulin the pancreas makes can’t work properly or the pancreas can’t make enough it. This causes blood sugar levels to become too high and as such a number of health problems may ensue including heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage, foot ulcers and stroke.
When a person has a heart attack part of their muscle suddenly becomes block, preventing the heart from getting the oxygen-rich blood it needs to function. Timely treatment is critical as without it, the blocked heart muscle is at risk for permanent damage the longer blood flow remains cut off. Not all heart problems come
New tattoos always carry the risk of infection. Of course, doing your homework and getting inked at a reputable tattoo shop can help mitigate the chances of your tattoo becoming infected. Below, dermatologists share how to care for your skin after you get a tattoo, how to tell if your tattoo is infected, and what
Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm, according to the Mayo Clinic. If caught early enough, the condition can sometimes be cured so it imperative to spot the warning signs. Now winter is fast-approaching and the temperature is plummeting,
Bed bugs are blood-sucking pests with shocking reproductive abilities and mutated features that will make anyone’s skin crawl. Bed bugs feed on cats, dogs, other pets and humans and are immune to pesticides. This immunity to pesticides has caused their numbers to rise and outbreaks of the pests to become more frequent in cities around
Is THIS what causes mysterious polio-like illness in kids? Scientists discover signs that a common cold virus may trigger life-threatening paralysis in children Since 2014, nearly 600 people – mostly young children – have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis The mysterious polio-like condition has left young children with mysterious paralysis that becomes life-threatening for some
New Kent-led research shows that popular mobile phone games could provide a new tool to help doctors spot early signs of cognitive decline, some of which may indicate the onset of serious conditions like dementia. Investigating the link between patterns of tap, swipe and rotational gestures during mobile game play and the users’ cognitive performance,
High blood pressure is prevalent in the UK, with more than one in four people living with the condition, yet many people will not realise it. The condition is often branded the “silent killer” because it usually goes undetected until it is serious. A high blood pressure reading can raise a person’s risk of developing
TYPE 2 diabetes means a person’s pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels. Overtime, unchecked blood sugar levels can pose a number serious health complications such as heart disease and strokes. It may come as a surprise that the chronic condition can also lead to a certain sexual health problem. What
Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland. The prostate is a small gland at the base of the bladder. It is about the size of a walnut but gets bigger as men get older. Initial symptoms of prostate cancer tend to show up once the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that
Heart attacks occur when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to a part of a person’s heart muscle. They come on suddenly and can prove to be fatal with 160,000 deaths from heart and circulatory diseases each year in the UK. Finding a drug that could limit the risk of heart attacks has
Bowel cancer describes cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. Advanced bowel (colorectal) cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum that has spread to other parts of the body. Bowel cancer most commonly spreads to the liver or lungs.
BOSTON -Increasingly, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research has focused on the preclinical stage, when people have biological evidence of AD but no or minimal symptoms, and when interventions might have the potential to prevent future decline of older adults. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have shed important new light on this area, reporting in a