Today, World Sepsis Day is commemorated across the globe to raise awareness of the life-threatening condition.It is a rare condition which can occur when a person suffers complications from an infection.
On Friday 13 September, Public Health England released a report stating that up to 95,600 people in the UK could be unaware that they are infected with hepatitis C.The health body has urged individuals who are most at risk to get tested, as the virus can become fatal if left untreated.
Women who suffer from a common vaginal infection that makes them more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections may soon be treated with vaginal fluid transplants.Scientists in the US are currently researching the technique, which would involve taking vaginal bacteria from a healthy donor and transferring it to the patient, in treating bacterial vaginosis (BV).
One person takes their own life every 40 seconds, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found, despite the number of people dying by suicide worldwide declining.The figures, according to WHO, show the continued work that needs to be done by some countries to prevent preventable deaths by suicide.
The conventional pants had been replaced by pull-up leggings long ago, but now the blouses wouldn’t close. Except for a few treasured tops that might fit my friend Julia, I popped the rest into a bag for Goodwill. A physical and psychological trial, living with cancer also poses the ongoing challenge of finding apparel for bodies altered by treatment.During more than a decade as a cancer patient, I have gone through multiple operations, treatments and procedures. Every time doctors reshaped my anatomy, I found myself flummoxed in my closet. After debulking surgery for ovarian cancer, anything tight around the midriff hurt. At chemotherapy infusions, most garments hung off my skeletal frame. Interventional radiologists left me with a long, thick tube emerging from my right buttock and attached to an output bag.
Adults should lift weights twice a week to stay fit and healthy, according to new national guidelines.Top doctors state that muscle strengthening exercises could help delay the natural decline in muscle mass and bone density that starts from around age 50.
Children whose mothers experience stress during pregnancy are more likely to develop personality disorders later in life, a new study has claimed.It has previously been reported that prenatal stress has been linked to the development of psychotic, anxiety and depressive disorders among children.
A snack tax of 20 per cent on sweets, cakes and biscuits would be more effective than the current levy on sugary drinks, say experts.Research published yesterday in the British Medical Journal revealed that a reduction in the consumption of high sugar snacks could cut obesity in the UK from about 28 per cent to 25 per cent.
Vegans and vegetarians have a lower risk of coronary heart disease than meat-eaters but a greater risk of having a stroke, researchers have found.The study, conducted by the University of Oxford, analysed data from more than 48,000 adults who signed up to a wider study between 1993 and 2001, and who had no history of heart disease or stroke.
Drinking just two soft drinks a day, whether they contain sugar or artificial sweeteners, could increase the risk of premature death, new research suggests.The World Health Organisation (WHO) study analysed data from more than 450,000 adults across 10 European countries.
Almost one in five children have contemplated suicide because of bullying at school, a new study has revealed.The survey of 1,003 pupils, aged 11 to 16, was conducted by The Diana Award, an anti-bullying charity set up in honour of the late Princess Diana and is backed by her son, the Duke of Cambridge.
Dua Lipa has revealed that she uses social media ‘in bite sizes’ to help protect her mental health.In a new interview with British Vogue, the 24-year-old explained how she takes care of her wellbeing and deals with the pressures that so often come with fame.
Almost one in eight young people who have sought mental health support have had to manage on their own, new research has found.A major new study conducted by child and adolescent mental health charity YoungMinds has highlighted the “huge gaps” that exist within early support for young people who are experiencing mental health problems.
Serena Williams has shared a throwback picture from the day her daughter was born in celebration of the two-year-old's birthday.On 1 September 2017, Williams gave birth to Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., her first child with her husband Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of social news platform Reddit.
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has opened up about her Asperger's diagnosis, explaining why she does not frequently speak publicly about living with the condition.Earlier this week, Thunberg arrived in New York City after spending 15 days at sea in order to attend a climate change summit in the Big Apple.
Ariana Grande has reportedly said that her depression and anxiety have lately been at an "all-time high", explaining that she had to cancel a recent meet and greet after experiencing a bout of panic attacks.On Friday, the singer was due to meet some fans before a performance in Antwerp, Belgium, as part of her Sweetener world tour.
Health officials in the US have issued a warning about vaping in light of the recent mysterious illnesses linked to use of e-cigarettes.Earlier this month, it was reported that 153 cases of vaping-related respiratory illnesses had been recorded in the US.
The CEO of e-cigarette company Juul has warned non-smokers against vaping, stating that they are not the firm's "target consumer".On Thursday, Juul CEO Kevin Burns was interviewed by CBS This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil regarding the impact the company has had on smoking rates in the US.
Former Love Island contestant Theo Campbell has revealed the moment his eye was “split” in half by a champagne cork in a video shared on his Instagram story.Earlier this week, it was reported that Campbell had lost vision in one eye following an incident with a champagne cork which occurred while he was on holiday in Ibiza.
The most popular baby names in England and Wales in 2018 have been revealed.On Thursday, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its annual baby name survey, disclosing the names which are currently the most favoured across the nation.