News archive from 28 November 2017

More than a THIRD of Americans suffer arthritis - and obesity is driving up rates nationwide, report suggests

Millions more Americans are suffering from arthritis than their doctors realize, a new study reports. Affecting more than one third of adults, rates of arthritis have even outpaced the obesity epidemic, which may in part be fueling the surge in...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

ASK THE DOCTOR: Can a tooth infection spread to the heart? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health concerns

Recently I met two people with the same heart condition caused by getting an infection via their teeth. One needed open heart surgery and the other antibiotics — both nearly died. Is this common and, if so, how does it occur? Trevor Cooke, by email...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

Are scientists FINALLY on the verge of beating dementia? We look at the promising new findings...

Deep within the Andes in a coastal town called Yarumal, 5,000 people are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s by their 40s. The locals say they are cursed with La Bobera, or ‘the foolishness’ — a spell that causes people to lose their minds. But in truth...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

The Daily Mail's Health Hero Awards: The burns therapist who restored Becky's shattered self-confidence

With 60 per cent of her body covered in third- degree burns, teenager Becky Brown could not imagine a day when she’d feel her old, outgoing self again, or be able to dress in her favourite vest tops and short skirts. ‘I dreaded going back to school...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

Deadly scarlet fever cases soar to the highest level in England for 50 years following Asian outbreak and...

Deadly scarlet fever cases have soared to the highest level in England for 50 years, new research reveals. More than 19,000 cases were reported in 2016, which is the most since 1967 and seven times more than in 2011, a study found.  Although the cause...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 
Arthritis: ‘Clicking’ and ‘popping’ joints could be a sign of PAINFUL condition

Arthritis: ‘Clicking’ and ‘popping’ joints could be a sign of PAINFUL condition

Arthritis symptoms include inflammation and joint pain Clicking and popping joints must be taken seriously, rheumatologist urges Creaking joints could be a sign of osteoarthritis Early detection could help to reduce symptoms Arthritis symptoms include...

 

When freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose

Guest by SJ Bradley (Dead Ink Books, £9.99) “INDIVIDUAL freedom, when it’s not connected to some sort of community, ends up feeling pretty meaningless,” singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen once remarked and that comment captures the essence of SJ...

 
Councils ‘dangerously exposed’ as they raid reserves to offset cuts

Councils ‘dangerously exposed’ as they raid reserves to offset cuts

Dundee and Fife have the lowest levels of cash reserves in the country leaving council services across the region “dangerously exposed”. Rainy day funds have dwindled throughout Scotland as local authorities struggle to cope with financial pressures,...

 

Rose-tinted revisionism

The Last Post may be a well-made period drama but it glosses over the brutal history of British colonial rule in the Yemen of the 1960s, says TANUSHKA MARAH AT A time when Yemen is facing famine and cholera brought on by a British-backed war, the BBC...

 
Man, 25, put on Sex Offenders' Register over indecent child images

Man, 25, put on Sex Offenders' Register over indecent child images

A 25-YEAR-old Flimby man has been put on the Sex Offenders Register for a decade after he admitted three counts of possessing child pornography on his laptop. Christopher Ellis, of Pleasant View, Flimby Brow, also admitted perverting the course of...

 

Tory plan for the future is stuck in the past

Labour blasts May for serving up reheated rubbish in hopeless ‘industrial strategy’ LABOUR and trade unionists poured scorn on the Tories’ so-called “industrial strategy” white paper yesterday, branding the “long on words, short on ideas” plan an...

 

Tories’ fighter-jet deal ‘gives support to war profiteers’

BRITAIN should stop subsidising companies that profit from war, anti-arms trade activists insisted yesterday as a major weapons manufacturer announced bumper profits from a fighter-jet deal. US arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin claimed that the F-35...

 

Benefit assessments drive dozens to consider suicide

THOUSANDS of people have told an inquiry into disability benefits of their despair at the system, including dozens who have been driven to suicidal thoughts. MPs have heard how people were denied disability benefits or had to fight to keep their...

 

Lucky him: MI5 spied on ‘uninspiring’ Kingsley Amis

THOSE familiar with the views of author Kingsley Amis in his latter years will be surprised that newly declassified files reveal that spooks once kept tabs on him for his “left-wing political views.” The writer was placed under observation by MI5...

 

Corbyn slams Tories’ ‘living wage’ failure

Those on the rate to be £900 poorer in 2020 TORY failure on the economy will leave full-time workers on the government’s con-trick national living wage (NLW) £900 worse off in 2020, Jeremy Corbyn warned yesterday. Speaking in Glasgow, the Labour...

 


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