July 21, 2018 2:35 PM Japan heatwave: How many people has sweltering temperatures killed? How hot is it?
Baking Britain cracks as the hot weather continues. “The elderly and those with pre-existent conditions, such as asthma and heart failure, are likely to face declining health due to exacerbation of their conditions due to weather. “Heat exhaustion and stroke, dehydration, migraines, loss of sleep and mood alteration can all occur due to dangerous heat. They also warn for people 6
July 21, 2018 7:50 AM Seaford Town Council hands out grants of £17,650
Care for the Carers was awarded £600 to run two joint cinema trips for carers to the Seaford community Cinema which would support up to 16 carers and the person they each care for. Cuckmere Buses received £750 to meet ongoing annual running costs and void deficits. Seaford Community Events Committee gets £1,500 towards the cost of Event Management and Health 7
July 19, 2018 9:20 AM Richard Bacon Twitter: BBC star gives major health update after coma and 'nearly dying'
RICHARD BACON updated his Twitter followers with good news on his health after the BBC favourite was put in a medically induced coma and “nearly dying”. The former Blue Peter presenter told his 1.32 million Twitter followers he had been cleared to leave hospital two weeks after he was admitted. “Cleared for take off,” he said, sharing a picture of his hospital 6
July 19, 2018 9:04 AM REVEALED: 1,200 avoidable deaths in Swindon since 2014
Data from the Department of Health and Social Care shows between 2014 and 2016, more than 1,207 people’s deaths were deemed avoidable. Statisticians believe they could have been treated by doctors or their deaths could have been prevented by public health measures, such as anti-smoking campaigns. Of the 1,207 avoidable deaths in 2014-2016, 729 were men and 478 were women 3
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 7
July 18, 2018 8:38 AM Richard Bacon thanks wife after ‘nearly dying’ from infection
Richard Bacon has paid tribute to his wife Rebecca as he shared an update on his improving health and his expected release from hospital. The ex-Blue Peter host, who was put in a medically induced coma earlier this month after falling ill, posted photographs on social media of their hands intertwined from his hospital bed. He said: “Last full day in hospital 6
July 16, 2018 3:37 PM Father's heartache after post-mortem finds teen died of blood clot
A post-mortem examination has revealed that the Radcliffe schoolboy died of a blood clot. His father Stephen Platt wants to make people aware of the symptoms his son experienced to try and prevent similar deaths, after receiving the post-mortem findings last Thursday. The 48-year-old, who lives in Cobden Street, Radcliffe, said: "We were told it is very rare for someone 8
July 15, 2018 2:58 AM Private referrals by NHS soar 600%
THE NUMBER of patients referred to private hospitals by NHS bosses has surged by nearly 600 per cent over the last decade as an under-staffed health service buckles under unprecedented demand, figures reveal. Alarmed campaigners fear it is another example of creeping privatisation in the NHS and the figures follow a government health watchdog report 7
July 14, 2018 11:14 AM Canary Islands holiday THREAT as bacteria SPREADS among tourists with risk of ‘EPIDEMIC'
DEADLY bacteria resistant to antibiotics has swarmed the Canary Islands infecting a number of tourists as fears of an epidemic on the holiday hotspot rise. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has issued a warning a real epidemic is at risk after 13 Swedish and Norwegian holiday-makers were taken ill with life-threatening pneumonia 10
July 14, 2018 7:44 AM Spanish bull run: 28 injured after being trampled and gored
Spanish health officials say the last run left six people injured in the fastest dash this year. Tomas Belzunegui, a spokesman with Navarra's provincial hospital, said the six were bruised after being trampled on Saturday as the bulls completed the 850-metre course along cobbled streets in two minutes, 12 seconds. One man was dragged by a bull for several 7