Health

Vegan influencer slammed for going ‘full on carnivore’ for 30 days & claims it’s made her ‘more focused and healthy’.

A VEGAN influencer has been slammed by fans for going “full on carnivore” for 30 days – and she claims it made her “more focused and healthy”. Alyse Parker posted a video on her YouTube channel earlier this month wher...

Scarlet fever outbreak hits UK as 480 children infected across England and Wales in 1 week.

DOCTORS have reported a scarlet fever outbreak after hundreds of children were infected across England and Wales in just one week. The highly-contagious disease, which used to kill thousands back in the 19th century, is now on the rise – par...

Weight loss: The best carbs to eat to shed pounds – based on your body type.

THEY are often deemed the enemy when it comes to weight loss – with many believing they ruin an otherwise good diet. However, it seems as though carbs actually have an unnecessary rep – as one expert has finally debunked this myth. In ...

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Products to keep your hangovers at bay and bath salts for pre-party sessions.

THE average Brit suffers three hangovers a month – with the booze causing a gut bacteria imbalance which can lead to a lower immune system. So getting your microbial diversity right can help keep an epic hangover, or cold, at bay. We trialled what...

Measles outbreak declared in American Samoa, shuttering schools.

In the neighbouring independent nation of Samoa, more than 60 people have died, mostly children, from the measles and more than 4,000 were infected since the outbreak started in mid-October, health officials said.

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Ditch the energy drinks and opt for better, healthier ways to perk yourself up.

YOU’VE already had two coffees and now you’re reaching for the Red Bull… At this time of year, the dark skies, the many colds doing the rounds, and the fact many of us are burning the candle at both ends can leave us feeling shattered. Studi...

Social media influencer and campaigner Chessie King on how she fought her demons and learned to love herself.

The Insta-world of Hollywood teeth, filtered content and airbrushed bodies can become tiresome, but 26-year-old influencer Chessie King is a breath of fresh air. Three years on from the day she first uploaded a selfie to Instagram with her trouser...

From ‘winter vagina’ to heart attacks and bad skin – the 8 health dangers of cold weather.

WEATHER forecasters are warning that the UK could be face a “40-day freeze” as an Arctic blast brings frost and snow to Britain. And as temperatures plummet to well below zero, the chill could put our health at risk. In fact, the cold winter weath...

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Almost 90% of people in Samoa now vaccinated against measles in wake of deadly outbreak: officials.

The measles virus has infected almost 4,500 people in the South Pacific nation of just 200,000 since late October. Of those who died, 57 were children under the age of four.

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Researchers disprove myth that c-section babies are more likely to get fat later in life.

BABIES born by c-section are no more likely to become obese than those delivered naturally, a study suggests. Researchers say their findings debunk the myth that a caesarean birth raises the odds of a child growing fat. Instead, the mum’s body mas...

The average Brit woman is waiting until her 30s to have a baby, new figures show.

WOMEN are waiting longer to have their first baby, with new mums’ average age at a high of 30.6 years, figures show. More than ever are giving birth after 45 as women increasingly choose education, career and saving for a home over starting a fami...

Samoa charges anti-vaxxer as deadly measles epidemic shuts down nation.

The battle to quell the devastating outbreak has been complicated by a vocal anti-vaccination movement, officials say.

Think you’ve got the flu? 6 ways to know if you’re too sick to go to work.

MILLIONS of Brits soldier on and stay at work despite being struck down by the dreaded flu over the winter months. In fact, as many as half of all workers say they’d still go into work if they had the flu and one in four workers say they wou...

Man has end of his penis amputated after docs noticed it was rotting away during routine check-up.

A MAN needed to have the end of his penis amputated after doctors spotted that it was rotting away during a routine check-up. The 43-year-old patient, who hasn’t been named, was having dialysis treatment for kidney failure at a hospital near...

I slept in mittens to stop me clawing my own skin after developing addiction to eczema cream.

IN complete agony and with constant burning sensations, Alice Burleigh’s eczema had completely taken over her life. The PHD student’s skin had become completely ravaged and she’d been forced tape mittens on her hands just to stop...

Weight loss: I lost 10st because being fat meant I could only do one sex position – all the rest hurt my knees.

CRIPPLED by self-confidence issues and sore knees, Kaitlyn Gonzalez’s huge weight gain meant sex had become an agonising experience. She’d ballooned to a staggering 22 stone after years of skipping breakfast and gorging on McDonaldR...

UK flu hotspots revealed as health bosses warn virus has hit early putting thousands of kids at risk.

THIS map reveals the UK flu hotspots as health bosses warned the virus has hit early – putting thousands of kids at risk. Cumbria, Essex and Kent have reported the most influenza cases, while other parts of the country have also been affecte...

I had to tape my eye open after op to remove brain tumour – which docs dismissed as cheese allergy.

DESPERATELY taping her eye open, Allana Prosser was determined she would prove doctors wrong and see out of her right eye again. The teen’s eye had clamped shut after a devastating operation to remove a deadly brain tumour – months aft...

Cancer has turned me into a tree hugger and it’s worked wonders for my mental health.

CANCER and trees… I know, sounds crazy. All sorts of things are said to ‘protect against’ cancer, turmeric, apples, fish… the list goes on. But you probably never gave a thought to the tree growing outside your window, in y...

Weight loss: Playing Xbox helped me lose 10st after getting so big I could barely walk.

TIPPING the scales at a staggering 19 stone, Laura Dryden’s weight was spiralling out of control. She’d ballooned after years of gorging on cakes and was always known as “the big girl” at school and university. However, Lau...

Company pushes Alzheimer’s drug amid conflicting results.

Aducanumab's developers stopped two studies earlier this year because it didn’t seem to be working, then did a stunning about-face in October and said new results suggest it was effective at a high dose.

More than 140,000 children died from measles in 2018.

MORE than 140,000 people died from measles last year, most of them under-fives, figures show. The “unprecedented” global “crisis” is set to enter its third year, with no sign of improvement. Parents were urged to vaccinate kids where the treatment...

More than 140,000 children died from measles in 2018.

MORE than 140,000 people died from measles last year, most of them under-fives, figures show. The “unprecedented” global “crisis” is set to enter its third year, with no sign of improvement. Parents were urged to vaccinate kids where the treatment...

GP surgeries will offer DNA tests to patients to identify those at increased risk of disease.

PATIENTS will be offered DNA tests in GP surgeries to identify those at increased risk of disease for the first time. The checks will allow doctors to pinpoint those most likely to develop cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. Medics can then...

NHS hospitals pay £583m in compensation to patients after failing to diagnose them correctly.

NHS hospitals have paid £583million in compensation to patients in the past three years after medics failed to diagnose what was wrong with them. There were 4,097 payouts due to failure or a delay in a vital diagnosis. NHS Resolution, which handle...

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