News archive from 8 September 2015

'The last time I went on a date, I passed out': Woman who suddenly faints claims it's stopping her finding...

When Maggie Saunders last went on a date, she ended up unconscious under the table. She feared her shocked dinner companion may have thought she'd drunk too much wine, or dabbled in drugs. Rather, she suffers from a medical condition which causes her...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

NHS patients in Kent will be able to travel to FRANCE for surgery - because 'it's closer and more...

The NHS is to give patients the option of travelling to France for surgery as part of a ground-breaking new deal. Those living in Dover and Deal, Kent could opt to have minor operations and medical procedures at a hospital in Calais. If signed off,...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

People with coughs and colds told not to go to their doctors due to fears that too many are being...

Patients are being urged not to go to their GP with coughs or colds in the latest attempt to tackle the over- prescribing of antibiotics. Guidance from the health watchdog instructs the public to rest at home, take fluids and painkillers and, if...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

Scientists hail 'antibiotic for viruses' which could see one drug used to fight off flu, Ebola and yellow...

A single drug that fights off flu, ebola, yellow fever and other killer viruses could soon be available, thanks to a British breakthrough. Described as ‘an antibiotic for viruses’, the multi-purpose medicine would be able to treat and even prevent...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

How sore joints may be a sign your gut is in trouble: Coeliac disease can cause aches

Having recently had her first baby, sore thumbs were the least of Karen Woodford's worries. 'My daughter Megan was about seven months old, and I thought it might have been from pushing the pram,' says Karen, now a mother of two. Karen, 36, a hospital...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

Loved ones got the flu? Put them in quarantine! And other golden rules the health experts stick to in their...

They are the medical experts to whom we turn for help and advice. Yet when it comes to looking after their own well‑being, what do they do? Here, we ask everyone from a GP to a urologist what is the one rule they think is vital to safeguarding their...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

Glow in the dark eye drops to save your sight: New test could detect glaucoma ten years before symptoms appear

Scientists are developing a new test that could detect glaucoma ten years before symptoms appear - and potentially save the sight of millions of people. The technology, which detects dying nerve cells in the eye, has the potential to identify other...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

Secrets of an A-list body: We reveal how to get Helen Mirren's decolletage 

How to get the enviable physiques of the stars. This week: Helen Mirren's decolletage. Helen Mirren looked in perfect shape on the red carpet recently.  The actress, 70, defies the years with small doses of regular exercise.  She is a fan of walking,...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

ASK THE DOCTOR: My daughter's flushed face is ruining her life 

My daughter, who is 46 and has two children aged eight and 12, has rosacea. Apparently, the only treatment is antibiotics, which she refuses to take. Her dermatologist has suggested blood tests to see if the problem is linked to hormones. The rosacea...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

ME AND MY OPERATION: Grabber to pluck out nasty bowel growths - no op needed! 

Up to one in five adults over the age of 50 has bowel polyps - small growths on the lining of the colon which can become cancerous if left untreated. Allan Smith, 77, a retired automobile company worker from the Isle of Wight underwent a new procedure...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

Yellow lumps that mean your cholesterol's high: Everything you should know about blemishes that pop up on...

Six months ago, my eagle-eyed mum pointed at my eye and asked: 'What's that?' She took my finger, asked me to close my left eye and made me gently trace my eyelid. And there it was - a small painless nodule to one side of my eyelid. My GP gave me some...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

Is this why stairs leave you out of puff? Rare lung disease can make you breathless - and gradually stops...

Jenny Gane first suspected she had a serious health problem when she found herself lagging behind friends on a walking holiday in France in 2009. 'We were a crowd of fit women and I knew I was fitter than most of them,' recalls the 72-year-old retired...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

Are diabetics being given diet advice that just makes their problems WORSE?

There are more than three million people in this country living with type 2 diabetes and a further five million thought to be at risk of developing the disease. Diabetes UK has warned that the cost of treating patients 'could bankrupt the NHS'. In the...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

'I could eat a whole packet of digestives in one sitting! I don't need to watch what I eat': Ben Foden...

England rugby star Ben Foden, 29, answers our health quiz WHAT'S YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? I spent the first part of this year injured, so this is a low point for me. In January, I ruptured my left anterior cruciate ligament in my knee after being tackled...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 

Cancer that doctors can mistake for a minor bug: Polly got antibiotics - but needed a stem cell transplant 

Polly Demetriou knew that, one day, the heavy stab vest she put on before every shift as a policewoman might save her life - and it did, but in a way she could never have imagined. In May 2011, Polly was applying fake tan when she noticed a pea-sized...

Daily Mail, 12:36 in Health
 


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