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May 8, 2018 5:37 AM FURY and BACKLASH as Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman refers to French President as a 'king'

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has faced widespread criticism on social media after his spokesman wrote an article in which he appeared to refer to the President as “king”, whose touch is “performative”. Writing in Le Monde newspaper Bruno Roger-Petit, Macron’s spokesman and former journalist, said: "For Emmanuel Macron, the touch is fundamental; it's a second 17

May 1, 2018 10:10 PM Diseases from ticks, mosquitoes and fleas have TRIPLED in the US in less than 15 years due to rising temperatures, report reveals

Diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016, and officials said Tuesday rising temperatures and an increasingly connected global society are to blame. More than 642,000 cases of these illnesses were reported during the 13 years studied in the Vital Signs report from the US Centers for Disease Control 8

April 20, 2018 9:18 PM Interactive map reveals millions of people around the world may be at risk of broken bones because of of their low calcium intakes (so how does YOUR country fare?)

Millions of people around the world may be at risk of osteoporosis, an interactive map about global calcium intake intake has revealed. The mineral, found in milk, cheese and yoghurt, is essential for bone health and a deficiency can lead to the agonising condition. However, global data shows just 21 countries - mostly in Europe - are getting the recommended 25

April 17, 2018 6:29 PM Why you need the flu shot this year: Doctor reveals the best time to get it done

As the weather begins to turn wintry, one important thing you can do to protect yourself against seasonal sickness is to make sure you have a flu shot. While you might not think this is necessary, or discount the flu as little worse than a bad head cold, it's something that can kill up to 1500 Australians every year. FEMAIL spoke to general practitioner 26

April 5, 2018 6:32 AM 'Sin taxes' can help to curb chronic disease: How levies on soft drinks, snacks, alcohol and tobacco are more likely to change the behaviour of poorer consumers

So-called 'sin taxes' on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco, could be a powerful tool for combating rising rates of chronic disease worldwide, researchers claim. A global study found taxes on soft drinks, snacks, alcohol and tobacco are more likely to change the lifestyle behaviour of vulnerable poorer consumers. At the same time, most of the tax revenues 21

March 1, 2018 3:03 AM Do you need to throw away your rockmelon? The simple checks to make sure your fruit is safe to eat

Australians have been urged to throw out their rockmelons after a listeria outbreak linked to the fruit left two people dead in New South Wales. Eight other elderly people across NSW, Victoria and Queensland have also been diagnosed after eating the fruit bought between January 17 and February 9. The outbreak has led to authorities urging people not to eat the melon 9

February 19, 2018 8:10 AM MORE of York's lost hospitals remembered

WE promised you last week, in our piece on the history of York's many hospitals, that we'd bring you information about more of the city's lost hospitals this week. So here we go, starting with Fulford... The Fulford and Maternity Hospital (often just known as Fulford Maternity Hospital) The building which became the Fulford Hospital and Maternity Hospital 14

February 14, 2018 1:21 AM Drug which relieves the devastating symptoms of psychosis could replace 'chemical cosh' for Alzheimer's patients

Thousands of dementia patients could be helped by a new drug which relieves the devastating symptoms, scientists claim. They have developed a new medication to treat the symptoms of psychosis, which include terrifying delusions or hallucinations. Currently, many patients are given controversial antipsychotics – dubbed chemical cosh - which sedate patients 34

February 4, 2018 11:14 PM One patient dies from malnutrition almost daily on NHS wards: Charities brand statistics 'shocking' after number jumps by a third in a decade

One malnourished person is dying in hospital almost every day, ‘shameful’ figures reveal. A total of 351 patients in England and Wales had malnutrition listed on their death certificate as an underlying cause or contributory factor in 2016. The figure is 18 per cent up on the 297 recorded the year before – and 31 per cent higher than a decade ago. Over the past decade 36

January 28, 2018 6:33 AM UK flu epidemic: DEATHS rise as Aussie and Japanese strains cause hospitalisations

The news comes as thousands of people have been hospitalised throughout the UK, as four strains of the virus have hit people, including “Aussie” and “Japanese” strains. The Japanese strain is thought to be responsible for almost half of the hospitalisations recorded, while the H3N2 strain that was prevalent in Australia is believed to have caused a sixth 22