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The conventional pants had been replaced by pull-up leggings long ago, but now the blouses wouldn’t close.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.