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July 18, 2018 11:30 AM Norovirus UK warning: How you can AVOID mutating infection

THE only way to avoid norovirus is to avoid “everyday life” a leading health expert has warned as he said the virus “mutates rapidly”. Dr Peter Cowling says norovirus is specially designed to evade our immune system, but it leaves no lasting effects. The UK has been hit by a norovirus outbreak with dozens of cases recorded in Gloucestershire, Cornwall 5

July 8, 2018 7:20 AM Former pubic health minister reveals the terrible fallout from her mother’s alcoholism

Common mental health disorders from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias. According to the 29-page Families First report, problematic parental alcohol use is involved in up to 33 per cent of child abuse cases while 61 per cent of care applications in England involve the misuse of alcohol or drugs. The report also points 9

July 8, 2018 2:58 AM £1 jab for mothers-to-be slashes cerebral palsy

A ONE-OFF £1 magnesium injection given to mothers-to-be in early labour reduces cerebral palsy cases by up to 40 per cent. All women who go into labour before 30 weeks will now be given the treatment under a scheme being rolled out by NHS England. The move, which follows a pilot study at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol, is expected to save thousands of babies 7

July 2, 2018 9:11 AM WHAT IS A MYOMA TUMOUR?

Myoma tumours, also known as fibroids, are non-cancerous growths on the cervix. They affect up to 80 per cent of women in the UK and US at some point in their lives. If large, they can bleed, become infected, interfere with urination or cause pain during sex. Bleeding from the vagina is the main symptom, which can lead to anaemia and fatigue. If myomas 7

July 1, 2018 3:20 PM Liverpool stick with Karius as concussion vanishes

Hard cheese on any Liverpool fans hoping for an upgrade on goalkeeper Loris Karius, whose errors cost the reds so dear in the Champions’ League final. The Sun says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given up on signing Roma’s Alisson Becker and wants Karius to remain as his number one. Karius “made two horrendous mistakes” as Liverpool lost to Real Madrid 9

June 29, 2018 11:22 AM Pope replaces Australian prelate who opposes sex abuse norm

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Melbourne's archbishop, who said he'd prefer jail to telling civil authorities about any sex abuse of children that might be revealed to him in the confessional. The Vatican said Friday that the pontiff has appointed Monsignor Peter Comensoli, 54, to head the archdiocese, replacing Archbishop 7

June 29, 2018 11:18 AM Carrie Gracie: I want my back pay to help other women win equality at work

Journalist Carrie Gracie has said she wants the backdated pay she has received from the BBC to be used to “help other women win equality at work”. The corporation’s former China editor has donated the money to gender equality campaigning charity the Fawcett Society to set up a fund for women who need legal advice on equal pay claims and to support the organisation’s 9

June 29, 2018 12:06 AM Legalising cannabis 'would raise £1bn in tax for the UK'

Legalising cannabis would raise £1bn a year in tax for the UK, a think tank has estimated. The report from the Institute of Economic Affairs has valued the UK's black market in cannabis at £2.6bn. Legalising the class B drug would also lead to savings for public services including the police, it said. It comes after former Conservative leader Lord Hague 10

June 28, 2018 11:07 PM Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to tainted irrigation canal

NEW YORK (AP) - Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak and five people died. The outbreak, which started in the spring, is now over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The illnesses 8

June 28, 2018 8:34 PM DR Congo's Ebola outbreak coming to an end: minister

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is just weeks away from being defeated, after claiming 29 lives, the country's health minister said Thursday. The "countdown" has begun, Oly Ilunga, said, noting that "all those in contact with the last confirmed cases of Ebola have finished their 21-day surveillance period without 3