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January 11, 2018New capsule being tried for HIV medication that you only have to take once-a-week. Normally, you have to take antiretroviral drugs everyday. If you don't, the consequences can be really damaging. It's being trialled on pigs and will be hoping to try it on humans in two years. BBC World Service: Health Check.

January 11, 2018. Negative emotions and negative thoughts can definitely be beneficial, when they are in moderation. When you're depressed, negative thinking is quite dysfunctional and unhealthy, when you're worrying too much, when you're pessimistic all the time is going to be harmful to your relationships and productivity at work. BBC World Service: health Check.

January 11, 2018Diet and exercise are better than drugs at controlling type 2 diabetes. Patients who took part in weight loss programme had healthier blood sugar levels'. Patients who take regular exercise are less likely to need drugs, research shows. A better diet can control diabetes more effectively than drugs, the studies show. NHS lifestyle weight management programmes can have a 'meaningful clinical effect’. Type 2 diabetes patient, Ian Armstrong, 71, from Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, dropped nearly 3st from 17st after completing the course and was able to stop his insulin. Mail.

January 11, 2018Everyday habits that may be secretly ageing youMost people are aware of the main causes of ageing such as sun damage and smoking. Too much TV - When enjoying your favourite programme keep your body moving by getting up every half hour. Rubbing the eyes - Stop pulling and tugging at the skin around your eyes. Be gentle when cleansing and if eyes are irritated, resist the urge to rub them. Sleeping in the wrong position - Try changing sides or better still, train yourself to sleep on your back. This position will help prevent facial wrinkles and breakouts from rubbing your skin on pillowcase. Too much coffee -  It is recommended that you don’t exceed 400mg per day – a cup of tea contains around 75mg, an espresso around 70mg, a large black coffee around 300mg. Eating late at night - The timing of meals can make a huge difference to your weight. Have a small meal or snack every three to four hours throughout the day to keep your metabolism fired up. Screen overload - Take regular screen breaks. Go for a walk outside to top up vitamin D levels which will boost collagen and elastin, and don’t use technology for two hours before bed to give your brain a chance to wind down. The wrong fats -  When preparing meals pick good fats – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated – found in oily fish, avocados, soya and nuts. Use virgin cold-pressed olive oil but be careful not to heat it to smoking point as it will release toxic chemicals. Over-heated homes - Invest in a humidifier to help counteract dry air. Express.

January 10, 2018Tomorrow the government launches a 25 year environmental plan. The government is unveiling its new 'green credentials' later this week, and today we discovered raising the 5p levy on plastic bags to corner shops for the first time. Globally, we've become addicted to plastic. 322 million tonnes of the stuff is produced every year and 8 million tonnes of that enter the sea, choking wild-life and entering the food chain. ITV News.

January 10, 2018. Is your mole itchy or sore? Do the ABCDE check-list to detect first signs of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells and is one of the most common cancers in the world. There are three main types but melanoma is the most serious, often detected by a new mole or a change in the appearance of an existing on. The NHS suggests a ABCDE checklist to help you tell the difference between a normal mole and a melanoma. Asymmetrical - melanomas have two very different halves and are an irregular shape. Border - melanomas have a notched or ragged border. Colours - melanomas will be a mix of two or more colours. Diameter - melanomas are larger than 6mm in diameter. Enlargement or elevation - a mole that changes size over time is more likely to be a melanoma, Melanomas can appear anywhere on your body, but they most commonly appear on the back in men and not he legs in women. They can also develop underneath a nail, on the sole of the foot, in the mouth, to in the genital areas, but these types of melanoma are rare. Express.

January 9, 2018..A woman who believed she had a serious bowel condition for six years had actually just swallowed a sauce sachet wrapper. The 41-year-old patient had been receiving treatment for Crohn’s disease after complaining of acute abdominal pain and bloating. Doctors at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, eventually decided surgery was the only option when the patient failed to respond to standard treatment. But keyhole surgery found an inflamed mass in the small intestine, revealing two pieces of plastic packaging bearing the famous Heinz branding. Doctors said it was the first case of ingested plastic packaging mimicking the symptoms of Crohn's disease. Standard.

January 9, 2018A prisoner in northern Spain has woken up in a hospital mortuary after he'd been certified dead by three experienced doctors. Prisoner Gonzalo Montoya Jimenez regained conciousness hours after he was going to be given a post-mortem. He's now recovering in hospital;. BBC World Service News.

January 9, 2018An app designed by Great Ormond Street Hospital staff that replaces the traditional clipboard at the end of patients' beds has saved thousands of nursing hours and been hailed as a pioneering use of technology. Developed by GOSH clinical site practitioner and nurse Sarah Newcombe, the app enables staff to enter the vital signs of up to 350 patients using hand-held devices rather than with pen and paper. The system generates automatic alerts to relevant specialist teams at the hospital if patients show signs of deterioration. Sky News.

January 9, 2018. Aussie flu 'to kill 750,000 people' Fears deadly epidemic will wipe out Brits. A deadly flu pandemic raging out of control could kill up to 750,000 people in Britain, the Government’s disaster planners have warned. Star.

January 8, 2018Anorexia and other eating disorders are not a short-term condition. It will take years for anyone to recover from this condition. Its so important to recognise there is positive help out there and you won't be dismissed because you're a man. And indeed, and very sadly, anorexia can kill. Dr Sarah Jarvis. Radio 2.

January 8, 2018Former Vice President of Pfizer gives shocking admission about the Gardasil vaccine. Dr. Peter Rost admits what every parent has been fearing, that these vaccines are not safe for our children. Big Pharma is intent of keeping the public in the dark, and in making billions of dollars each year due to the environment of fear that they have created. alzheimersmag.

January 8, 2018. Augmented reality (A.R)  If you're uncomfortable with seeing homeless people on the streets, you can use augmented reality to block it out so you don't have to see them. If someone goes off to war and they don't want to see the faces of the people they are fighting, they can block that off. The downside to this technology is it can make us a less emphatic species. Tech Tent: BBC World Service.

January 8, 2018. New treatment to help people with incurable brain tumours. Health check. BBC World Service.

January 8, 2018. New Viagra. Sex Bomb. Gel containing explosive hailed as impotence cure. Men suffering with erectile dysfunction were found to have had remarkable success with the rub-on-gel by using a pea-size amount. It works up to 12 times faster than Viagra - used by nearly three million Brits. Studies look promising. Safety testing is essential but thus far all looks good. Sun.

January 7, 2018Waitrose, Tesco and Co-op among major retailers to ban under-18s from buying corrosive substances after a shock rise in number of acid attacks. In London the number of acid attacks rose by more than 200 in just three years. Across the UK there were 408 acid attacks from November 2016 to April 2017. Retailers have agreed to a voluntary ban ahead of impending legislation. Mail.

January 7, 2018. Keep calm, warm, and travel safely. TOWP.

January 6, 2018Snow and wet weather wreak havoc across Europe. Much of Europe is on high alert this weekend as severe weather wreaks havoc. In Cervinia in northern Italy, more than two meters of snow fell in a few hours overnight, isolating the city and sparking avalanche warnings. Several days of heavy, wet snow have already set off one avalanche that killed a German woman and her daughter on an off-piste ski run. In south-western Germany, heavy rainfall has caused widespread disruption to a number of cities hit by flooding. The threat of landslides has forced authorities in many areas to issue evacuation orders. A number of roads have been destroyed and shipping traffic on the River Rhine between France and Germany has been halted because of the high tide. It's a similar situation in the French capital where heavy rain has caused the River Seine to rise by more than three metres. With more downpours expected this weekend, officials say they have prepared emergency measures in case of flooding. Poland, however, is experience unusually warm weather that has led flowers to prematurely bloom in parks and gardens across the country because of high temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius during the day.  Normally, January is winter's coldest month. Last year, temperatures dropped to 20 degrees Celsius below zero in Poland. Liveleak.

January 6, 2018. Parts of the U.S are experiencing what could be the coldest night in the countries history with temperatures expected to fall with wind chills making it feel as cold as -35 Celsius / -31F. Sky News.

January 6, 2018. Tens of thousands of addicts and vulnerable people are being warned about joining support groups on Facebook that claim to be anonymous but are not after a Sky news investigation found membership lists "anonymous" recovery groups are easily accessed by outsiders. Sky News.

January 6, 2018Across parts of Scotland, temperatures may fall as low a -10C, while in the rest of England. The Public Health authority for the North East of England tweeted yesterday warning people to wear thin layers of clothes and shoe soles with good grip before heading out. The warning comes as the NHS faces mounting pressure this winter forcing hospitals to cancel thousands of operations, sparking fears the health service is in a 'winter crisis.'

January 5, 2018How do you tell the difference between a harmless mozzie and a lethal one? Mosquitoes, love them or hate them. At best they're an irritant, at worse they're dead;y. With many carrying diseases like the Zika virus, and the single biggest killer in human history, Malaria. . They can beat their wings in the range of 600 to a 1000 times per second to make this high-pitch sound. There are over 3500 species of mosquito. A team of scientists are trying to identify and monitor mosquitoes by the sound they make Inside Science: BBC World Service.

January 5, 2018. It is a whiteout in New York's iconic Times Square, which has been hit by the winter storm that has brought death and destruction to the east coast of the United States. Thousands of flights have been cancelled and delayed. The whiteout conditions saw planes grounded temporarily at New York City's two main airports. And many hoping to fly from Newark airport in New Jersey were disappointed. The blizzard has blasted Boston where schools will remain closed today. And flooding in the city has tied a 40-year record, the National Weather Service said.  The snowfall has come amid a cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for over a week now and left more than a dozen people dead. Liveleak.

January 5, 2018The prime minister said she hoped the operations would be rescheduled ‘as soon as possible’.The prime minister’s apology came a day after health secretary Jeremy Hunt said sorry for around 55,000 cancelled operations. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Mrs May of ‘ignoring’ warnings as his party said the government had axed thousands of beds.But Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the British Medical Association, said the NHS was underfunded by £10 billion a year compared to leading EU countries and called on the government to ‘plug this funding deficit’. Metro.

January 5, 2018Arctic blast hits UK as flu deaths double in one week. Freezing temperatures are on the way potentially causing more trouble for hospitals already feeling with the winter flu. Daily Star: Sky News Preview.

January 5, 2018. 1 in 7 women suffer from anxiety during pregnancy, and 1 in 10 experienced mental health problems while pregnant. ITV News.


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