Health

Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer together

February 16, 2019

Friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo, a long-term condition where pale white patches develop on the skin due to a lack of the pigment melanin. Vitiligo is a rare and misunderstood skin condition, and its sufferers are often stigmatized and isolated. But it has brought these two […]

Read More

Tilly Lockey: ‘I can paint with my bionic arms’

February 15, 2019

Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now paint and apply make-up. She lost both of her hands after contracting meningitis as a baby and is now at the forefront of testing the technology. Her latest set, complete with pressure sensors and fine motor control, are not yet available on […]

Read More

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

February 15, 2019

Image copyright Getty Images The brain function of very late risers and “morning larks” during the hours of the working day is different, according to a study. Researchers scanned the brains of night owls with a bedtime of 02:30 and a wake time of 10:15, along with early risers. The tests – performed between 08:00 […]

Read More

Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

February 15, 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. This is much longer than believed, the researchers said, and the findings will help patients and surgeons decide when to carry out surgery. […]

Read More

Super gonorrhoea: Why the STI could become untreatable

February 15, 2019

What happens if you can’t treat the second-most common STI, gonorrhoea? This sexually transmitted infection affects millions of people around the world every year. But those working on the front line are worried they are running out of drugs to treat it. Newsnight’s Kay Devlin explores the challenges involved in stopping the spread of super […]

Read More

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row

February 14, 2019

Image caption Call the Midwife has won praise for tackling sensitive issues The BBC has been criticised for not linking directly to information on abortion after the issue was dealt with in an episode of Call the Midwife. Doctors, midwives and pro-choice charities highlighted the issue after the BBC’s Action Line website was advertised after […]

Read More

Chemicals ‘repair damaged neurons in mice’

February 14, 2019

Image caption Brain signals weaken when some cells wear out New results suggest ageing brains can potentially be rejuvenated, at least in mice, according to researchers. Very early-stage experiments indicate that drugs can be developed to stop or even reverse mental decline. The results were presented at the 2019 meeting of the American Association for […]

Read More

Down’s syndrome: Parents help Michael and Alison find love

February 14, 2019

A couple who both have Down’s syndrome have spoken about how their relationship has thrived thanks to the support of their families. Alison Williams, 35, and Michael Gallagher, 31, from Anglesey, have been together for 12 years after meeting at a sports club. Support group Mencap Cymru said people with learning disabilities have the right […]

Read More

A&E waits at worst level for 15 years

February 14, 2019

Image copyright Getty Images A&E waits in England have reached their worst level since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004. The deterioration in performance came after hospitals appeared to be coping well in the early part of winter. During January, just 84.4% of patients were treated or admitted in four hours – well below […]

Read More

‘Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code’

February 14, 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable through a healthy diet and lifestyle People are being encouraged to know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers as well as they know their bank Pin code – because it could save their life. These numbers flag up early signs of cardiovascular […]

Read More
WP Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com