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  • SHOCK PICS: Man reveals why you should think twice before being barefoot in gym showers

    April 29, 2017 7:05 PM 28

    THESE pictures will scare you from ever wanting to go barefoot in a gym shower. A flesh-eating infection from showering without any footwear after a workout has left a bloke in "excruciating pain". What began as a single wart turned into a whole lot worse when it developed into five warts as the virus spread across his foot. Now the man – who wishes

  • Two pints of beer are better than paracetamol for pain relief and can cut discomfort by a QUARTER, claim doctors

    April 29, 2017 9:34 AM 13

    Two pints of beer are better than paracetamol for pain relief and can cut discomfort by a quarter, a study has shown. Medical researchers said blood alcohol content of approximately .08 per cent produced 'a small elevation of pain threshold' and a 'moderate to large reduction in pain intensity ratings'. The analysis, published in The Journal of Pain, observed

  • Ian Paterson: Breast surgeon 'played God' with women's bodies

    April 28, 2017 12:59 PM 21

    Thousands of patients with breast cancer, or who had discovered suspicious lumps, were introduced to Ian Paterson. The surgeon, who has been found guilty of wounding with intent, appeared trusting, kind and with their best interests at heart. But Paterson carried out countless botched and unnecessary operations on his oblivious patients, leaving them disfigured

  • Pizza lovers rejoice! New variety with less than HALF the calories of the average takeaway sends shoppers into a frenzy (and the first batch sold out in just 48 hours)

    April 28, 2017 11:41 AM 12

    Pizza is an indulgent treat usually saved for the weekend but it can often lead to regret the next day if you're someone who tries to avoid eating fatty foods. But now there is a new diet version of the classic fast food meal that has less than half the calories of one from Domino's, with half a teaspoon of fat. The £3.95 guilt-free pizzas come in four flavours

  • Are NHS patients getting the best medicines?

    April 28, 2017 5:30 AM 19

    There's always a tension in decisions about purchasing medicines by the NHS. On the one hand, getting the best value for taxpayers. And on the other, allowing sufficient incentives for drug companies to do business in the UK. Right now, the UK's pharmaceutical industry - or "big pharma" - feels the balance has tipped too far. Trade body the Association

  • Abu Dhabi hospital set to take Eman in its care

    April 28, 2017 2:05 AM 20

    Less than three months after she was brought to Saifee hospital in Mumbai with much fanfare, the hospital has decided to shift Eman to Abu Dhabi. "As the treatment here concludes, she is being shifted to Burjeel hospital in UAE. Secondary physiotherapy will continue over there as it is closer to home for Eman and her family," said Dr Aparna Bhasker

  • More evidence Parkinson's starts in the gut: Removing a section of digestive tract nerve lowers your risk by 40%, study claims

    April 26, 2017 10:41 PM 15

    More evidence has emerged suggesting that Parkinson's disease starts in the gut. According to a new study, the neurodegenerative disease appears to be triggered by a protein in the stomach and spreads to the brain via the vagus nerve. The nerve extends from the abdomen to the brainstem and controls unconscious body processes like heart rate and food digestion

  • Labour pledges pay increase for 'overworked' NHS staff

    April 26, 2017 9:50 AM 16

    Addressing NHS workers directly, he said: "Thank you. For you care, your dedication, your self-sacrifice, your extraordinary efforts every day of the week. Jon Skewes, of the Royal College of Midwives, said: "These are very welcome commitments from the Labour Party. "They recognise the effort, determination and commitment on the part of our hard-working

  • Premature lambs kept alive in 'plastic bag' womb

    April 25, 2017 3:11 PM 16

    Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial womb that looks like a plastic bag. It provides everything the foetus needs to continue growing and maturing, including a nutrient-rich blood supply and a protective sac of amniotic fluid. The approach might one day help premature human babies have a better chance of survival

  • Five reasons you can’t shake that extra belly fat – and how to fix it

    April 23, 2017 12:15 PM 26

    HERE’S how to get rid of belly fat for good. When you’re carrying around extra weight on your stomach, it can not only be uncomfortable – it can be dangerous. If you have a large amount of belly fat, this can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and premature death just to name a few. It’s been proven time and time again