Saturday, 26 May 2018

Health

04/30/2018 - 00:06

Parents are being investigated for possible child abuse because of the misinterpretation of guidelines on bruising in babies, it's claimed. Official guidelines from health watchdog NICE for hospital workers suggest such bruising is very uncommon.

04/18/2018 - 21:56

An exciting new book that shines a spotlight on women’s health and pregnancy is available online this month. 

Expecting The Greatest: Thriving In Pregnancy:  A Pregnancy Guide,” penned by Dr. Shantalasha Knowles and Dr. Shamanique Bodie-Williams, is a project born out their passion for women’s health and commitment to educate, support and improve the health of pregnant women and their new-borns in the Bahamas.

04/18/2018 - 21:18

Scientists say they have identified genes that cause a deadly heart condition that can only be cured by transplants of the heart or lungs.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension kills 50% of those affected within five years, but little was known about what caused the condition in some people.

Now experts say they have discovered five genes that cause the illness.

04/18/2018 - 21:16

The first person in the world to receive two facial transplants says he is feeling well, three months after his latest groundbreaking operation.

Jérôme Hamon had his first transplanted face removed last year after signs of rejection following a treatment with an incompatible antibiotic during a cold.

The 43 year old remained in a hospital in Paris without a face for two months while a compatible donor was sought.

04/15/2018 - 12:59

People who suffer brain injuries are at increased risk of dementia later in life, a large study suggests. An analysis of 2.8 million people found those who had one or more traumatic brain injuries were 24% more likely to get dementia than those who had not.

The risk was greatest in people who had the injuries in their 20s, who were 63% more likely to get the condition at some point in their life.

04/15/2018 - 12:57

A woman who lost her jaw to cancer has had it regrown from her own skin and bone.

Val had the bottom of her mouth and chin destroyed by cancer more than two years ago.

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