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Experts suggest that the classic combination of beer and peanuts - often consumed in pubs across the UK - can even be better than a sports drink or water to get rehydrated after a race.
Epileptic Billy Caldwell travelled regularly to the US for medication to treat up to 100 seizures a day. Doctors in the States gave him cannabis oil to help stop the episodes.
TORONTO - The average Canadian adult does not need to be screened for infection with hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that can in time cause cirrhosis or cancer of the liver, says a task force that de
Scientists found a link between family structure and emotional behaviour at 11. This in turn affected whether or not they were likely to be obese, research found.
One individual, who has complex health needs, has been occupying a hospital bed for 1,338 days in a hospital run by Hywel Dda University Health Board, in Milford Haven, South Wales.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would m
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson and Co will acquire C R Bard Inc, in a $24 billion cash-and-stock deal, adding Bard's devices to its portfolio in the high-growth
There were 6,438 gastric band procedures last year, up 520 per cent in a decade. Telford and Wrekin in the West Midlands perform the most gastric bypass procedures in England.
Women can terminate foetuses with disabilities up until birth – rather than 24 weeks - but Shelley Wall says children like her son Noah (pictured) should have 'equal rights' from conception.
This exercise is for anyone who spends a long time sitting down. It works to strengthen your back and improve posture. All you need is a resistance band.
Soot is emitted from engines, especially from diesel vehicles, polluting the air. United Nations was leading discussions for a global standard in air quality as 40,000 Brits die from air pollution a
In the past three years at least 2,037 adults died before care visits could be arranged, with many forced to spend their final weeks in hospital instead of at home.
Elvera Funk did something this April she hasn’t been able to do in years. She baked pies for Easter. While that may not sound like a notable achievement, the 54-year-old mother of four and gra
What happened: Highlighting a failed Liberal promise to find a family doctor for every British Columbian, the NDP on Monday issued a news release saying that 700,000 residents still don’t have o
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Becton Dickinson and Co will acquire C R Bard Inc in a $24 billion cash-and-stock deal that will give shareholders of the target about 15 percent of the combined entity, the two U
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's drugmakers pushed for a decision as early as June on the new location for the headquarters of the bloc's medicines watchdog, which will relocate from London after Britai
Kayleigh Wood, 26, from March, Cambridgeshire, first became pregnant at 16. She had excess scarring in her abdomen and had an operation to remove it. Baby Reggie was born in October.
(Reuters) - Florida officials on Sunday lifted evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes threatened by wildfires in drought-stricken central and southwestern parts of the state, after rainfall helped fi
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, a White House official said on Sunday.
To help you go from a wannabe to a full-fledged runner, watch this space for a weekly series of workouts that take eight weeks to complete and requires you carve out time from your busy schedule to co
Physical therapist Erika Mundinger says everyone should be performing a sun salutation while the kettle boils to make sure you fit some exercise into your daily routine.
The series, sees the woman dubbed ‘the new David Attenborough’ travelling across the UK to witness everything from the arrival of spring lambs to the moment an orang-utan delivers her baby.
Actress Miriam Margolyes has revealed that she is able to enjoy British countryside walks for the first time in years after a having a knee-replacement operation to tackle osteoarthritis.
Bosses at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill took five years to act, only suspending the consultant in late 2013, by which time at least 27 men had suffered ‘serious significant harm’.
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to count
A survey of 5,000 parents and pupils at UK independent and state schools found that more than a third of children tell adults to stop checking social media as it interferes with family life.
Both Prince William and Harry spoke at length this week publicly about the impact losing their mother at such a young age as a BMJ study shows children who lose a parent are at a greater risk of sui
The study of 2,315 mentally fit over 65s at the University of Exeter found those who challenged their brain in early or mid life were more resilient to changes resulting from age or illness.
Depression destroys lives insidiously, dismantling them piece by piece until little remains. With around a quarter experiencing depression, it represents a significant public health issue.
British surgeons are injecting the toxin, loved by celebrities and millions of Britons for its ability to reduce lines in the face, into the shoulders of patients with rotator cuff arthropathy.
The new programme, designed by staff at Medway Foundation Trust in Kent, has cut the incidence of traumatic tearing from seven per cent to just one per cent of patients.
MATT ROBERTS on cycling to beat the pain of arthritis, the best exercises for slimming down when you are over 50 and how important it is for our politicians to be fit.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a "celebration"
NEW HOPE, Pa. (Reuters) - In his white dress shirt and black pin-striped pants, U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick stood out from the other birdwatchers gathered near a grove of bud-studded trees i
EXCLUSIVE: Young people would prefer to pay for a same-day service than wait weeks for an NHS consultation. Longer appointment times are also thought to be a draw towards going private.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed a "celebration" of
(Reuters) - Scattered wildfires were burning in drought-stricken parts of central and southwestern Florida on Saturday, destroying nine homes and triggering evacuation orders for about 2,000 other res
TORONTO - Ontario's NDP leader says if her party wins the 2018 election, they will create a provincial universal pharmacare plan. Andrea Horwath made the policy announcement in a speech to delegates
Government-funded fertility treatment in England has been severely rationed in recent months as the health service is forced to try and plug a black hole in funding.
Colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, new research shows. An
When Congress returns to work this coming week, they'll find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation, and a budget deadline that's dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between Pres
A quarter century later, Sherry Duncan Paterson still remembers exactly what her husband Bob told her when she woke up. “When I was sick I was very blue and grey. And the first words my hus
I waggle my 7-iron a couple of times, take dead aim at the pin, and, just when I’m ready to pull the trigger, a deafening explosion shakes me to the core. I back off from my ball and watch as a
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists will stage an unprecedented protest on Saturday, a March for Science provoked by steep cuts President Donald Trump has proposed for science and research budgets,
I was shivering, badly. The frost had gradually covered the fly of my tent, and then crept into the vestibule until finally it covered my sleeping bag. I groaned and rolled over, yet it wasn̵
Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April
(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said its lead experimental drug for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, significantly reduced liver fat versus placebo, according to data from a mid-stage trial
(Reuters) - A wildfire in southwest Florida triggered evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes on Friday, prompting the governor to deploy National Guard troops to help residents fleeing the flames.
A high-fat diet and obesity turn 'hero' virus-fighting liver immune cells 'rogue,' leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, according to research.
A meta-data analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK (laser-assisted in situ kerato
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers a
SALINAS, Calif. (Reuters) - Record rains are a double-edged sword for California's Salinas Valley: While the recent deluge virtually ended the state's historic drought, it also created muddy, unworkab
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Saturday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its copy of Johnson & Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade, the first dru
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Miss Vickie's is voluntarily recalling its jalapeno-flavoured kettle cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of salmonella in the seasoning used in the product. The comp
A group of psychiatrists at a conference at Yale University claimed President Donald Trump is 'mentally ill' and dangerous. But not everybody agrees that this is a fair 'diagnosis'.
Federal regulators have approved another alternative version of Remicade, an expensive injected drug widely used for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders
Something dawned on me as I recently heard my children speak of how active I was. Or, more accurately, once was.    My youngest, who is 13, began talking about how young and active her frien
Days after his death, Aaron Hernandez's family announced that the former NFL star's brain will be examined for signs of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
Weeks after the Republican's proposed health bill failed before coming to a vote, representatives are floating new proposals to "repeal and replace" Obamacare.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Canada has one of the world’s highest rates of childhood inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with new diagnoses increasing the most among Canadian children younger than 5, ne
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