Monday, 12 November 2018

Health

07/30/2018 - 00:19

The family of only the second person in the UK to have ME recorded on their death certificate say they feel "vindicated" by the ruling.

Merryn Crofts from Rochdale died in May last year, 10 days after her 21st birthday.

07/30/2018 - 00:11

Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced.

Those that meet safety and quality standards are to be made legal for patients with an "exceptional clinical need", Sajid Javid said.

07/22/2018 - 17:21

A drug to treat malaria - the first such pill to get approval in 60 years - has been given the green light by authorities in the United States.

The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria, which makes 8.5 million people ill each year.

07/18/2018 - 22:49

Potentially toxic algae is blooming in rivers and lochs during Scotland's long, hot summer, scientists have warned.

Blue-green algae, which poses a health risk to humans and animals, has flourished during the warm spell.

The algae has reportedly led to the death of two dogs after they ingested the substance earlier this summer.

07/18/2018 - 22:46

Parents are being warned about potentially toxic levels of chemicals in slime toys popular with children. The consumer group Which? tested 11 of the most popular products on the market and found eight of them had above the recommended levels of boron.

The chemical is found in borax, a common ingredient in slime that helps to create its stickiness.

07/18/2018 - 22:43

Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a simple way to protect your heart - but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best.

Cochrane researchers looked at trials in over 100,000 people and found little proof that it prevented heart disease.

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