Monday, 23 October 2017

Health

09/07/2017 - 00:38

Endometriosis isn't just painful periods, it's a chronic condition in a league of its own.

One in 10 women has it yet, in the UK, it takes on average seven years to get it correctly diagnosed by a doctor - something experts want to change.

With endometriosis, tissue that behaves like womb lining is found in other bits of the body, causing nasty symptoms.

09/07/2017 - 00:26

A test that involves drawing a spiral on a sheet of paper could be used to diagnose early Parkinson's disease.

Australian researchers have trialled software that measures writing speed and pen pressure on the page.

08/29/2017 - 23:14

A hospital A&E department in Northern Ireland is to start using a new, rapid test for meningitis that should speed up diagnosis and save lives.

Meningitis can kill in hours yet the current way to positively identify the infection takes about two days.

08/29/2017 - 23:12

Graham Ward was 60 when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

It came after decades of eating and drinking too much in a high-stress, sedentary job: "It was an explosion waiting to happen," he said.

08/28/2017 - 00:50

India appears to be in the grip of a swine flu outbreak with 1,094 recorded deaths over the past eight months, said an official report on Wednesday.

The last three weeks have seen the highest number of fatalities, at 342.

A total of 22,186 cases have been reported across the country.

08/23/2017 - 00:14

Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government's drive to tackle child obesity in England.

Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day.

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