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  • Security experts vow to catch cyber criminals amid warnings of another attack

    May 14, 2017 5:03 AM 16

    Speaking after a Cobra meeting on Saturday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd admitted "there's always more" that can be done to protect against viruses. She said: "If you look at who's been impacted by this virus, it's a huge variety across different industries and across international governments. "This is a virus that attacked Windows platforms. The fact is the NHS has fallen

  • Woman's amputation operation cancelled after cyber attacks

    May 13, 2017 5:17 PM 18

    Jessica Laughton has complex regional pain syndrome, that's left her bedbound. Jessica Laughton has complex regional pain syndrome - severe pain that's plagued her since she was 12 and left her bedbound for the past year. The 23 year old, from Driffield, was due to have her left leg amputated above the knee in Blackpool today - but despite travelling

  • Healthy eating health centre

    May 12, 2017 11:29 AM 8

    12th May 2017 – With the rise in popularity of sushi, doctors are warning of the dangers caused by parasites in raw or undercooked fish and seafood. The story of a 32 year old man from Portugal has been written about in BMJ Case Reports. The previously healthy man had a parasitic infection which caused him severe stomach pain, vomiting and a week-long

  • Rise of the SUPERSIZED ambulances: Obesity crisis sees health bosses spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on vehicles designed to carry overweight patients

    May 11, 2017 3:01 PM 10

    Britain's obesity epidemic has prompted a surge in health bosses spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on specially designed ambulances for larger patients. Over a ten year period hospital admissions for obese patients has risen from 52,000 in 2006 to 520,000 in 2016, and meant that more bariatric ambulances have been needed. The highest number of admissions

  • World's fattest woman left in critical condition after weight-loss surgery

    May 11, 2017 7:17 AM 18

    THE Egyptian woman, who has lost an incredible 50st, is currently suffering from a series of health complications. Earlier this week Eman was airlifted to a new hospital in Abu Dhabi, but medics in UAE say she’s suffering from a "cardiac issue" and infected bed sores. Shaimaa also suggested that her sister hadn’t lost as much weight as doctors said – sparking

  • Ibuprofen WARNING: Regular usage for just ONE week 'increases heart attack risk'

    May 10, 2017 9:03 AM 15

    EXPERTS have advised people to try and avoid regularly taking ibuprofen after research showed just a week on the painkiller was enough to increase the risk of a heart attack by half. A major new analysis has unmasked the health hazard in the common anti-inflammatory drugs with evidence suggesting the danger exists even after one day. The scientists say the over the counter

  • Taking Ibuprofen For One Week Could 'Increase Heart Attack Risk'

    May 10, 2017 7:48 AM 19

    'People must be made aware of the risk.' Routinely taking common painkillers, including ibuprofen, could put people at a heightened risk of heart attack, new research has found. Experts have drawn a link between taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to treat pain and inflammation, and an increased risk of heart attacks

  • Study says painkillers could increase heart attack risk

    May 10, 2017 5:51 AM 9

    Painkillers used by millions of people in the UK have been linked to heart attack risk. Common painkillers used by millions of people around the UK have been linked to an increased risk of a heart attack, researchers have warned. The study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that taking any dose of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

  • 'Heart attack risk' for common Nsaid painkillers

    May 9, 2017 11:47 PM 11

    A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of Nsaid painkillers - such as ibuprofen - and heart attacks. The paper, published in The BMJ, builds on a previous body of work linking these drugs to heart problems. This research suggests the risk could be greatest in the first 30 days of taking the drugs. But scientists say the findings

  • Dementia sufferers invited to create and exhibit new art at one-day workshop at Grove Library

    May 7, 2017 9:33 AM 9

    DEMENTIA sufferers have been invited to create and exhibit artworks at a one-day workshop and exhibition. Grove Library has invited Alzheimer’s patients to join the therapeutic art session on Monday, May 15, from 10am to 12.30pm. Work produced in the morning will go on display in the afternoon and volunteers from the Alzheimer’s Society will also drop by from 2pm offering