Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Health

05/06/2018 - 08:16

Women who regularly eat fast food and not enough fruit are more likely to struggle to conceive, a study suggests. A survey of 5,598 women found those who ate fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to get pregnant than those who never or rarely ate it.

05/06/2018 - 08:13

Children as young as 11 are being treated for abusing the anxiety drug Xanax, the BBC has found. Drugs charity Addaction said it was also aware of 13-year-olds "dealing" the tranquiliser on school premises.

04/29/2018 - 23:09

A High Court judge is starting work this week as chairman of a public inquiry into the biggest treatment scandal in NHS history. Tens of thousands want answers after being infected with hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood products.

04/29/2018 - 23:06

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 - 20:56

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 - 20:18

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.

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