News archive from 12 July 2016

Me and my operation: new pacemaker can reduce high blood pressure

THE PATIENT Back in 2014, I felt tired and unwell for several months with flu-like symptoms, a headache and aching limbs. Around this time, I also discovered I had high blood pressure (although the two were related, I didn’t know this at the time). My...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Health
 

Patients who receive blood transfusions from young, female donors 'are more likely to die'

Blood donations from young women may be linked to poorer survival rates in recipients, research suggests. Red blood cell transfusions are the most common medical procedure provided in hospitals, with more than 100 million units collected across the...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Health
 

Is water the 'cornerstone' of a weight-loss diet? Obese people are 'less likely to be well hydrated'

Fad diets, weight-loss surgery and hypnotherapy - all are touted as solutions to the ever-spiraling obesity crisis. But, a new piece of research, published today, suggests the answer may be much more simple. The potential secret weapon in the fight...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Health
 

'I'd rather do alternative medicine than go to the GP': Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie under the...

Olympic athlete Linford Christie takes our health quiz. CAN YOU RUN UP THE STAIRS? I’m fitter than the average 50-year-old, but I’m not as fit as I used to be. When I was competing, I trained between three and six hours a day, seven days a week.  I...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Health
 

Doctors should NOT recommend e-cigarettes to smokers - existing treatments are more effective and safer,...

E-cigarettes should not be recommended to smokers who are trying to quit their habit, experts today said. Existing treatments are more effective than the devices in helping people stub out their cigarettes, and there is no strong evidence that...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Health
 
Sex education in schools 'unfit' for smartphone generation, survey finds

Sex education in schools 'unfit' for smartphone generation, survey finds

Three-quarters of young people are not taught about sexual consent, while one in seven said they did not receive any sex and relationship education (SRE) at all, and 95% said they were not taught about LGBT relationships, according to a report from...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

'More cases of antibiotic-resistant superbug will be diagnosed in US in the coming months,' infectious...

After two confirmed U.S. cases of a superbug that thwarts a last-resort antibiotic, infectious disease experts have warned they expect more cases in coming months. This is because the bacterial gene behind it is likely far more widespread than...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Health
 

Pregnant women who take vitamins to boost their baby's health 'are wasting their money' as there is no...

Many mothers-to-be purchase expensive vitamin tablets in a bid to give their little bundle of joy the best start in life. But they are wasting their money as there is no evidence they improve the baby's health, a new study has warned. High levels of...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Health
 

Your mother was right: You will catch your death of cold if you don't put on a coat outside

It seems mother was right: failing to wrap up properly may raise your odds of catching a cold. Research shows the body finds it easier to fight off the common cold virus when it is nice and warm. Three of the immune system’s weapons work better at a...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Health
 

Sex education is 'unfit for the smartphone generation': Lack of information 'is causing a sexual health...

A lack of adequate sex education is leaving young people vulnerable to bullying, homophobia, and at risk of sexually transmitted infections, a leading charity today warned.   It is 'infrequent, low quality, and almost never covers lesbian, gay,...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Health
 
Tackling inequity for disabled jobseekers

Tackling inequity for disabled jobseekers

0 Have your say Almost half of businesses in the North East are apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they won’t be able to do the job and concerns about making inappropriate comments or actions, according to new...

 

Unite Policy Conference: McCluskey damns Labour ‘wreckers’

Leader turns union’s wrath on MPs’ ‘cowardly’ coup bid PLOTTERS seeking to oust Jeremy Corbyn will be “branded forever with the mark of infamy for betraying their party and their country,” Len McCluskey said yesterday. The Unite general secretary said...

 

Eagle loses her union nest egg

Wealthy Blairites only likely financial backers ANGELA EAGLE may have to rely on wealthy Blairites to fund her coup after trade unions rallied behind Jeremy Corbyn. Ms Eagle finally pulled the trigger on the faltering putsch against Mr Corbyn...

 
West Ham co-chairman: Dimitri Payet is worth £100m and he could be in line for a new deal

West Ham co-chairman: Dimitri Payet is worth £100m and he could be in line for a new deal

The France international enjoyed a remarkable first season in the Premier League last term and continued his fine displays for France at Euro 2016. And his performances have led to a host of top European clubs showing an interest in him. But Sullivan...

 
Tour de France: Adam Yates prepared to go head-to-head with two-time winner Chris Froome

Tour de France: Adam Yates prepared to go head-to-head with two-time winner Chris Froome

But now another British rider is shadowing the double winner - and is just 16 seconds away from wearing yellow himself. Adam Yates, the 23-year-old riding for Australia's Orica-Bike Exchange team, is in second place overall after a breakthrough...

 


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