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December 21, 2017.  1 in 4 people are affected by mental health. The most common are depressive disorders, anxiety led conditions. Eating disorders. Mens mental health has been a big topic this year particularly talking about things like suicide which is extremely important. Ask them if they're OK, speak to them. Dr Ranj Singh. ITV: This Morning. The main thing is, you're not alone. Talk about it. Talk to friends. Talk to your GP if you don't have anyone else. There are so many self-help things you can do to start with. So exercising, eating well, sleeping well, mindfulness and yoga all help, and accepting and acknowledging a problem helps. Dr Sara. ITV: This Morning.

December 21, 2017Eating salad vegetables every day could help stave off dementia by boosting memory power, research has revealed. Scientists have found a daily serving of foods such as lettuce and spinach could be linked to a slower rate of brain ageing,  the equivalent over a lifetime of keeping the brain 11 years younger. The study found that people who ate salads each day had a slower rate of decline on tests of memory and thinking skills than people who never or rarely touched such foods. The team of researchers discovered that eating greens regularly reduced the likelihood of the symptoms of dementia or diseases which cause it such as Alzheimer’s. In the study the projected difference between the two groups, one regularly eating greens and the other not. Over a lifetime was the equivalent of being just over a decade younger in age, according to the American research team. Express.

December 20, 2017What exactly is house-hold dust? Dust is the falling apart of the things of our daily life. If you're indoors its about half-clothing, pieces of materiel. About a quarter of dead skin and other bodily detritus, and a quarter indoor magic, and some specific manifestation of your individual life. There are many tiny little animals and worms are floating in that dust along with the other stuff. Dust is very much alive. Its full of toxic chemicals that come out of our everyday products like our furniture, cloths and flooring. Even in children's toys. There were over 40 chemicals in indoor dust. Many of them are toxic and have been linked to health hazards like developmental and reproductive toxicity and even cancer. We shed 17 million micro-organisms an hour. BBC World Service: CrowdScience.

December 20, 2017. What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?. A headache is a pain in the head. A migraine is a pain in the head with other symptoms like sight sensitivity, sound sensitivity, smell sensitivity and throwing up. Not being able to concentrate or sleep or think properly. Headaches is the third most prevalent disease in the world. A new pioneering injection called blockers which stop migraine. These blockers will be available next year. Botox injections can also be used in the treatment of persistent headaches. Professor Peter Goadsby of Neurology, King's College London, ITV This Morning.

December 20, 2017Model reveals ‘hell’ of having her leg amputated due to toxic tampon. Lauren Wasser thought she was getting the flu. Hours later she was in hospital having her leg amputated, all because of a ‘toxic’ tampon. Lauren Wasser grew up surrounded by models and lived a glamorous lifestyle most girls envy. So when she lost her right leg in 2012 to a near fatal bout of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) caused by a tampon, she thought she would never model again. But since then the 28-year-old’s career has taken off and she has become an avid campaigner about teaching girls the dangers of TSS. Liveleak.

December 20, 2017Drugs are too expensive for the NHS – and people are paying with their lives’. Don’t blame the NHS for denying vital medication, say members of a new activist group,Just Treatment. Blame the pharma companies hooked on huge profits. Just Treatment wants to have full transparency of the drug industry to reveal how much public and private investment was made in the development of a medicine, how much drug companies spend on marketing and sales, full disclosure of all trial evidence, and full openness on the prices being charged. An NHS England spokesman responds: “As the NHS goes into the most financially challenging few years in its history,  responsible pharma companies understand they too need to play their part. We’re already striking innovative deals that enable us to widen access to medicines for patients while driving maximum value for taxpayers.” Guardian.

December 19, 2017.  HIV is a big problem in Malawi. HIV is a huge problem there. Over a million people are living with HIV, and that's nearly 10% of the adult population. HIV is a virus which damages a persons immune system, and without treatment they can develop symptoms like cancer, or infections like flu and T.B. (tuberculosis). And across the whole of Southern Africa, there are over 7000 young woman getting infected every week. BBC World Service: World Hacks.

December 19, 2017Scientists have found the first parts of a possible chemical test for Parkinson’s thanks to the nose of a Scottish woman who can smell the disease. Joy Milne, a 67-year-old retired nurse from Perth, began to notice an increasingly musky note in the scent of her husband Les, about a decade before he was diagnosed with the condition in 1997. A subsequent experiment by researchers at the University of Edinburgh established that Mrs Milne could accurately determine which of a dozen T-shirts had been worn by Parkinson’s patients from their smell. Times.

December 19, 2017An outbreak of legionnaires' disease in Majorca which claimed the life of a British tourist and affected 19 other British holidaymakers has been traced to a hotel Jacuzzi. A spokesman added: “The tourists affected stayed in Palmanova between August 13 and October 13. The disease, which isn't contagious and can’t be spread directly from person to person, is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water. It can be particularly serious in people with pre-existing health conditions. Most deaths occur in people who are 70 or older. Express.

December 19, 2017. I'm carrying my sick baby so she can be an organ donor. We want to help other poorly children to survive. When I pass away, I will happily give -up my organs to help others. Hayley Martin. ITV This Morning.

December 19, 2017.  Little girl with heart condition who has spent every Christmas in hospital donates 1,000 presents to hospital patients. Lilly was born with seven holes in her heart and spent every Christmas in hospital is finally spending her first Christmas at home with her family, but has begged her mum to let her go back and deliver presents to poorly kids. Liveleak.

December 18, 2017UK pop idol Darius Danesh nearly died after drinking water from the river Thames.  He was showing off a charities new water filter, but there was a mistake and he ended up getting meningitis and was in a coma, but he's all right now. Heat Radio.

December 18, 2017Social Media is bad for your health, says Facebook. Facebook has finally conceded that social media can harm mental health but it proposed that users improve their well-being by posting more updates and ... “Our research and other academic literature suggests that it's about how you use social media that matters when it comes to your well-being,” they said. Instagram was the worse. Sky News.

December 18, 2017The mysterious death of a pharmaceuticals billionaire and his wife in Toronto is now being investigated by homicide detectives. Police reports say Barry and Honey Sherman died of “ligature neck compression” meaning they were both strangled. Toronto is abuzz about the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman, who were known for making a fortune in the tough business of generic drugs, and giving a lot of it away to charity. The couple were found hanging from a railing by the side of their pool on Friday by a real estate agent. Barry Sherman founded Apotex Inc in 1974 and built it into one of the world’s biggest generic drug makers, which made him one of Canada’s richest people. But despite his immense wealth he lived a relatively modest life, preferring to give much of it away to charity. Liveleak.

December 18, 2017Stop sleeping with your cell phone: Anything closer than arm's length could cause cancer and infertility, health officials warn. Department of Health released advice to minimize cell phone radiation exposure. Radiation from the devices has been linked to cancer and infertility. Children's developing brains may be particularly vulnerable. Exposure risks are highest when cell phones have fewer bars of service or are downloading or streaming media. Mail.

December 18, 2017Exercise reduces tremors, limb rigidity, slowness of movement and balance, scientists have said. The study of 128 patients found it prevented the devastating symptoms from worsening for at least six months – and the benefit could last longer.Participants who indulged in short bursts of hard physical activity were 15 per cent better off than those who remained sedentary – enough to make a difference to their quality of life. Daniel Corcos, professor of physical therapy and human movement sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago, said: “If you have Parkinson’s disease and you want to delay the progression of your symptoms you should exercise three times a week. It’s that simple.” Express.

December 18, 2017
Shigellosis has been reported at schools in the Guildford and Woking area, with 17 confirmed cases it’s been reported. Letters were sent to parents of children at schools in the area, informing them of the outbreak. According to The Mirror, the letter said: “We are aware of a number of families where older children and adults have also been affected." Public Health England (PHE) has contacted schools and GPs in the area to provide advice on how to prevent the infection from spreading. Express.

December 17, 2017Jeremy Hunt to lead charge against alcoholic parenting crisis. Children of alcoholic parents have been thrown a lifeline after Jeremy Hunt told campaigners he wants to help them. Children as young as five are phoning a helpline to be read bedtime stories because their parents are too drunk. Councillors at the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) are being called so often by some children that they keep a stack of their favourite books by their telephones. Express.

December 1, 2017Over 100,000 people are living with H.I.V in England alone. ITV This Morning.

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