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Coronavirus in Scotland: Covid-19 cases linked to Aberdeen cluster more than double

The number of coronavirus cases linked to a cluster at a pub in Aberdeen has more than doubled, according to a health board. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Covid-19 cases ...→

Wales records no new coronavirus deaths but cases increase by 24

Wales records no new coronavirus deaths but cases increase by 24

It means the overall number of deaths with lab-confirmed Covid-19 since the outbreak began remains at 1,565 Read full article: Wales records no new coronavirus deaths ...→

Lyme disease symptoms: Six lesser-known warning signs you may be infected

Lyme disease symptoms: Six lesser-known warning signs you may be infected

LYME disease is a debilitating bacterial infection and with lockdowns easing and more people venturing outside, knowing the potential risks and symptoms is ext [...] Read full article: Lyme disease symptoms: Six lesser-known ...→

Vitamin B12 deficiency - when a high fever could be a sign of something serious

Vitamin B12 deficiency - when a high fever could be a sign of something serious

VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may develop very slowly over a long period of time. You could be at risk of the deficiency if you [...] Read full article: Vitamin B12 deficiency - when a high fev...→

Bowel cancer warning - does your poo look like this? Signs to look out for in the toilet

Bowel cancer warning - does your poo look like this? Signs to look out for in the toilet

BOWEL cancer symptoms include weight loss, changes to your toilet habit, and feeling very tired for no obvious reason. But you could also be at risk of a tumou [...] Read full article: Bowel cancer warning - does your poo loo...→

Millions of 90-minute Covid tests to be rolled out to hospitals - live updates

Millions of 90-minute Covid tests to be rolled out to hospitals - live updates

Two tests which can detect coronavirus and flu within 90 minutes are to be rolled out in hospitals, care homes and laboratories. The swab and DNA tests will le [...] Read full article: Millions of 90-minute Covid tests to be ...→

‘Let the young get on with their lives’ says expert making ‘herd immunity’ case

Young people who are unlikely to be seriously affected by Covid-19 should be allowed to “get on with their lives” and the case for so-called “herd immunity” mu [...] Read full article: ‘Let the young get on with their lives’ ...→

DUP's Jim Wells 'not convinced' masks will stave off second wave of Covid

DUP's Jim Wells 'not convinced' masks will stave off second wave of Covid

A former health minister has said he remains unconvinced that face coverings will prevent a second deadly wave of Covid-19. Read full article: DUP's Jim Wells 'not convinced' masks wi...→

'Obesity link has worsened chances of Covid-19 patients'

'Obesity link has worsened chances of Covid-19 patients'

We’re currently going through an obesity pandemic – in 2016 more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight or obese worldwide, affecting 65-70% of the adult popu [...] Read full article: 'Obesity link has worsened chances of Co...→

Don Black: 'My heart was jumping all over the place'

Don Black: 'My heart was jumping all over the place'

Oscar-winning lyricist and atrial fibrillation sufferer Don Black talks about his hospitalisation with Covid-19 Read full article: Don Black: 'My heart was jumping all ove...→

How to stay motivated at work when lockdown is taking its toll

How to stay motivated at work when lockdown is taking its toll

It’s week seven of lockdown and we’ve hit a lull.  The novelty of working from home has started to wear off, the endless days of clear blue skies have gone as [...] Read full article: How to stay motivated at work when lockd...→

Blindness breakthrough as monthly jabs first to half leading cause of sight loss

Blindness breakthrough as monthly jabs first to half leading cause of sight loss

MONTHLY jabs of protein can halt the progression of a leading cause of sight loss, scientists have revealed. Read full article: Blindness breakthrough as monthly jabs f...→

Type 2 diabetes: Drinking this type of tea could lower your blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes: Drinking this type of tea could lower your blood sugar

TYPE 2 DIABETES - taking stock of your blood sugar readings is a daily reminder of the health condition. You definitely don't want to do anything that's going [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: Drinking this type of t...→

Number of fillings in NI plunges as dentists issue stark warning

The number of dental filling procedures during lockdown plunged by 144,000 in Northern Ireland, NHS statistics showed. Read full article: Number of fillings in NI plunges as dent...→

How to soothe and heal painful sunburn – plus tips to prevent peeling

How to soothe and heal painful sunburn – plus tips to prevent peeling

The heatwave swept across the UK this week – and Brits are bound to be feeling the burn. Here are some at-home solutions for healing sun burn Read full article: How to soothe and heal painful sunburn –...→

I use STINGING NETTLES to ease my hay fever - after years of misery it's my only relief

I use STINGING NETTLES to ease my hay fever - after years of misery it's my only relief

MILLIONS of Brits are plagued by hay fever every year with many battling with symptoms such as itchy eyes and a runny nose. Pollen levels have soared this year [...] Read full article: I use STINGING NETTLES to ease my hay fe...→

Scotland's covid contact tracing strategy 'shambles' and months before vital app

Scotland's covid contact tracing strategy 'shambles' and months before vital app

There are fears that as lockdown eases a robust contact tracing system will be essential to keeping the spread of the virus under control. Read full article: Scotland's covid contact tracing strateg...→

Pioneering drug for dementia could be available in UK in two years

Pioneering drug for dementia could be available in UK in two years

Projects are under way that could result in new medications for people with the degenerative disease (pictured: Aldo Ceresa, whose symptoms eased during a tria [...] Read full article: Pioneering drug for dementia could be av...→

Dr Michael Mosley on how Mediterranean diet can help you beat lockdown spread

Dr Michael Mosley on how Mediterranean diet can help you beat lockdown spread

Health whizz Dr Michael Mosley who became popular with the 5:2 Diet and Fast 800 has revealed how he kicked his diabetes diagnosis with a healthy diet Read full article: Dr Michael Mosley on how Mediterranean d...→

Heart attack symptoms: A warning sign of the deadly condition that can suddenly appear

Heart attack symptoms: A warning sign of the deadly condition that can suddenly appear

A HEART attack is not a medical condition to be dismissed. Unfortunately, many people don't realise they're having one. Here's the warning sign in your chest t [...] Read full article: Heart attack symptoms: A warning sign of...→

Best supplements for hair: The B-vitamin that could help with hair growth

Best supplements for hair: The B-vitamin that could help with hair growth

BEST SUPPLEMENTS for hair: Are you hoping to have a great mane? Are luscious locks on your wish list? Taking one type of B-vitamin can make that possible. Read full article: Best supplements for hair: The B-vitamin...→

Spa Spy: The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset

Spa Spy: The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset

Our sleuth investigates the curative claims of wellbeing retreats worldwide. This week: The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset Read full article: Spa Spy: The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset...→

Health workers still three times more likely to catch coronavirus despite PPE

Health workers still three times more likely to catch coronavirus despite PPE

The data also suggests that the risk of infection increased at least five-fold among Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) health staff. Read full article: Health workers still three times more li...→

Dad-of-three living with condition that causes his bones to 'die'

Dad-of-three living with condition that causes his bones to 'die'

'It's the same pain as an end-of-life bone cancer sufferer. I'm on very, very high pain medication and even that doesn't really stop the pain' Read full article: Dad-of-three living with condition that ...→

Type 2 diabetes: Five tips for diabetics to stay safe when taking a staycation

Type 2 diabetes: Five tips for diabetics to stay safe when taking a staycation

TYPE 2 DIABETES is the blood sugar condition that needs to be well managed. Diabetics are more vulnerable to developing a severe illness if they catch coronavi [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: Five tips for diabetics...→

Minister Weir must take safety in our schools seriously, says union

Minister Weir must take safety in our schools seriously, says union

A teaching union has said the Education Minister must take the threat of coronavirus spreading in Northern Ireland's schools seriously. Read full article: Minister Weir must take safety in our sc...→

Health chief blasts MP's slur against Asian communities over coronavirus surge

Health chief blasts MP's slur against Asian communities over coronavirus surge

Sandwell's Asian communities praised for 'amazing' response to public health crisis as Covid-19 cases trigger tough new advice Read full article: Health chief blasts MP's slur against As...→

Hair loss treatment: The essential oil mix that promotes full hair growth - what you need

Hair loss treatment: The essential oil mix that promotes full hair growth - what you need

HAIR loss treatments do not have to cost the earth and involve invasive procedures. In fact, an essential oil blend led to full hair growth in one study. Read full article: Hair loss treatment: The essential oil m...→

Five places to wear your mask to rile up the gammons

EVERYONE’S wearing masks now, but do you want to raise the blood pressure of gammons even more? These five locations should outrage the already red-faced. Read full article: Five places to wear your mask to rile up...→

Titanic Belfast reopens with free admission for NHS health workers

Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Frank McCoubrey gave his seal of approval as Titanic Belfast re-opened its doors, offering free admission for NHS health workers. Read full article: Titanic Belfast reopens with free admiss...→

Hair loss treatment: Applying this oil onto the scalp could increase hair growth

Hair loss treatment: Applying this oil onto the scalp could increase hair growth

HAIR loss isn't usually the sign of a serious problem, but for some people, losing their hair can affect them emotionally. While there's no sure cure, accordin [...] Read full article: Hair loss treatment: Applying this oil o...→

Rheumatoid arthritis: Feeling this sensation in your lungs could mean you’re at risk

Rheumatoid arthritis: Feeling this sensation in your lungs could mean you’re at risk

RHEUMATOID arthritis does not always affect a person's joints. Health experts advise if you have this problem with your breathing or in your lungs, you should [...] Read full article: Rheumatoid arthritis: Feeling this sensa...→

Face mask rules: compulsory coverings in shops, fines and who is exempt from wearing one

Face mask rules: compulsory coverings in shops, fines and who is exempt from wearing one

Face coverings are mandatory in shops and supermarkets, and soon-to-be in places of worship and cinemas. Here's everything you need to know Read full article: Face mask rules: compulsory coverings in...→

LIVE UPDATES: NI on high alert as second wave fears grow after Republic of Ireland records massive 85 new cases in 24 hours

Northern Ireland is on high alert after health authorities in the Republic of Ireland recorded 85 new cases in 24 hours on Thursday - it’s the greatest number [...] Read full article: LIVE UPDATES: NI on high alert as second...→

Dementia care: Five ways you can make your home dementia friendly

Dementia care: Five ways you can make your home dementia friendly

DEMENTIA - has the disease taken hold of your beloved? Hoping to have them live at home for as long as possible, how can you make sure your house is dementia f [...] Read full article: Dementia care: Five ways you can make yo...→

Heart attack symptoms: Mucus which resembles this colour could mean you’re at risk

Heart attack symptoms: Mucus which resembles this colour could mean you’re at risk

HEART attack symptoms don't end at chest pain. Other body parts can also warn a person that something is not right, including the mouth and a person's mucus. S [...] Read full article: Heart attack symptoms: Mucus which resem...→

Stomach bloating - the common fruit you should avoid or risk trapped wind pain

Stomach bloating - the common fruit you should avoid or risk trapped wind pain

Stomach bloating affects most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS. But you could avoid feeling bloated by simply cutting back on the n [...] Read full article: Stomach bloating - the common fruit you ...→

You've been applying suncream wrong – doctor shares best way to do it

You've been applying suncream wrong – doctor shares best way to do it

With the UK set for a blazing heatwave this weekend, Brits are bound to get burnt. A whopping 67% of us aren't applying enough suncream to provide protection Read full article: You've been applying suncream wrong – do...→

How to cope with a face mask in the heatwave

How to cope with a face mask in the heatwave

No it's not pleasant, but it is required, so here's how to make your face covering a little less uncomfortable today Read full article: How to cope with a face mask in the heat...→

How to live longer - the simple exercise you should do everyday to avoid an early death

How to live longer - the simple exercise you should do everyday to avoid an early death

HOW to live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could increase your life expectancy with this [...] Read full article: How to live longer - the simple exercise...→

Overweight people in early life may be more prone to dementia

People who are overweight in early adult life may be more prone to dementia in later life, a study suggests. Read full article: Overweight people in early life may be m...→

Hancock claims last-minute lockdown announcement 'crystal clear' - follow live

Hancock claims last-minute lockdown announcement 'crystal clear' - follow live

Matt Hancock has claimed his last-minute imposition of new coronavirus restrictions in northern England was “crystal clear”, after his late-evening tweets spar [...] Read full article: Hancock claims last-minute lockdown anno...→

Covid-19 care home inquiry to investigate human rights breach

Scotland’s post-pandemic Covid public inquiry will investigate whether residents in care homes had their human rights breached by government actions, the First [...] Read full article: Covid-19 care home inquiry to investigat...→

Areas in Black Country and Staffordshire with most coronavirus deaths revealed

Areas in Black Country and Staffordshire with most coronavirus deaths revealed

Hotspots during the coronavirus pandemic where most people have died have been revealed for the Black Country and Staffordshire. Read full article: Areas in Black Country and Staffordshire...→

Birx says 'NO evidence' hydroxychloroquine works to treat coronavirus

Birx says 'NO evidence' hydroxychloroquine works to treat coronavirus

Dr Deborah Birx, the White coronavirus task force response coordinator, said hydroxychloroquine may be useful in anecdotal cases but it hasn't been shown to wo [...] Read full article: Birx says 'NO evidence' hydroxychloroqui...→

Covid patients tell how hearing worsened after hospital discharge

Covid patients tell how hearing worsened after hospital discharge

More than one in 10 people admitted to a UK hospital suffering coronavirus reported a deterioration in their hearing eight weeks after discharge, a study has f [...] Read full article: Covid patients tell how hearing worsened...→

Relief and caution as coronavirus 'shielders' take first tentative steps towards normality

Relief and caution as coronavirus 'shielders' take first tentative steps towards normality

Nervousness rather than excitement will be the overriding emotion for some 80,000 people as the shielding programme is paused for Northern Ireland's most vulne [...] Read full article: Relief and caution as coronavirus 'shiel...→

How to live longer: A plant known to reduce the risk of cancer to boost life longevity

How to live longer: A plant known to reduce the risk of cancer to boost life longevity

HOW TO live longer: When it comes to living a longer and healthier life, most are well aware of what foods and drinks to stay away from. When it comes to what [...] Read full article: How to live longer: A plant known to red...→

Hair loss treatment: The essential oil blend shown to effectively promote hair growth

Hair loss treatment: The essential oil blend shown to effectively promote hair growth

HAIR loss is anathema to self-confidence, providing the necessary conditions for insecurity. The situation may seem hopeless but a natural oil blend has been s [...] Read full article: Hair loss treatment: The essential oil b...→

High blood pressure: The 30p fruit shown to lower reading and reduce heart disease risk

HIGH blood pressure is a harbinger of heart disease so it is imperative to lower a high reading. A citrus fruit has been shown to support this important object [...] Read full article: High blood pressure: The 30p fruit shown...→

New case found in coronavirus cluster in Glasgow and Inverclyde as 14 infected

New case found in coronavirus cluster in Glasgow and Inverclyde as 14 infected

The outbreak has been linked to the Amazon warehouse in Gourock and M&D Green pharmacy in Port Glasgow. Read full article: New case found in coronavirus cluster in...→

HSENI says Northern Ireland companies meeting Covid guidelines despite 438 complaints

More than 400 complaints were made against companies in Northern Ireland in a two-month period during lockdown for breaching coronavirus guidelines. Read full article: HSENI says Northern Ireland companies me...→

Coronavirus latest: Women who take HRT may be at higher risk of dying from COVID-19

Coronavirus latest: Women who take HRT may be at higher risk of dying from COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS could cause a higher death risk for women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to the formation of deadly blood clots, researchers have war [...] Read full article: Coronavirus latest: Women who take HRT m...→

How to lose visceral fat: One of the best types of exercises to target the belly fat

How to lose visceral fat: One of the best types of exercises to target the belly fat

HOW TO lose visceral fat: Exercise is one of the best ways to burn fat, but when it comes to getting rid of visceral fat, a certain exercise is considered best [...] Read full article: How to lose visceral fat: One of the bes...→

Town centre improvements to make it easier for walking and cycling

Town centre improvements to make it easier for walking and cycling

Highways improvements to make it easier for walking and cycling and to help social distancing in some of Staffordshire’s towns will go ahead this month. Read full article: Town centre improvements to make it easi...→

Arthritis diet - the 30p dinner food to protect against joint pain and inflammation

Arthritis diet - the 30p dinner food to protect against joint pain and inflammation

ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK, and can lead to joint pain and inflammation. You could lower your risk of arthritis symptoms and sign [...] Read full article: Arthritis diet - the 30p dinner food to ...→

Heart attack warning - does your stomach feel like this? The painful sign to avoid

Heart attack warning - does your stomach feel like this? The painful sign to avoid

HEART attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, and feeling sick. But, you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and h [...] Read full article: Heart attack warning - does your stomach...→

'Covid vaccine shortages are very likely - without a plan, it will be a feeding frenzy'

'Covid vaccine shortages are very likely - without a plan, it will be a feeding frenzy'

Experts appearing in a new Channel 4 documentary say difficult conversations must be had about medicine and human behaviour in the pandemic Read full article: 'Covid vaccine shortages are very likely...→

Best supplements for the brain: An antioxidant shown to boost brain health and memory

Best supplements for the brain: An antioxidant shown to boost brain health and memory

BEST supplements for the brain: Diet plays a big part in maintaining brain health. Alongside eating certain foods, studies have shown taking a certain suppleme [...] Read full article: Best supplements for the brain: An antio...→

How to get one of the NEW 'ground-breaking' 90-minute coronavirus tests: Are you eligible?

How to get one of the NEW 'ground-breaking' 90-minute coronavirus tests: Are you eligible?

CORONAVIRUS symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. The UK government has confirmed the rollout of millions of new coronavirus [...] Read full article: How to get one of the NEW 'ground-breaki...→

Northern Ireland hair and beauty salons 'as busy as Christmas'

Northern Ireland hair and beauty salons 'as busy as Christmas'

Post-lockdown demand has led to Northern Ireland's hair and beauty industry enjoying its busiest period since Christmas after reopening last month. Read full article: Northern Ireland hair and beauty salons ...→

‘I think about going vegan – it could give me a competitive edge’

‘I think about going vegan – it could give me a competitive edge’

Peter Dumbreck, 46, is a race car driver for Falkin Tyres. He lives just outside Banbury, Oxfordshire with his wife, Claire and their children, Laurie, 14 and [...] Read full article: ‘I think about going vegan – it could gi...→

Mother of Milly Main calls for 'truth' about daughter's hospital death

The mother of a 10-year-old girl who died after contracting an infection at Glasgow’s flagship hospital said a public inquiry must ‘uncover the truth” about th [...] Read full article: Mother of Milly Main calls for 'truth' a...→

Irish government to introduce random coronavirus testing at airports

The Irish Minister for Health has said the Dublin government is to introduce random testing for coronavirus at airports. Read full article: Irish government to introduce random cor...→

What is the future of fitness? 

What is the future of fitness? 

Gyms are open again, but the industry is beset by existential questions as it heads into the post-Covid era Read full article: What is the future of fitness? ...→

Hair loss treatment: The fruit-based oil that could help with significant hair growth

Hair loss treatment: The fruit-based oil that could help with significant hair growth

HAIR LOSS is noticeable, even if it's only you who is spotting it. If you're short of some extra cash for an impending hair transplant, what can you do? It's t [...] Read full article: Hair loss treatment: The fruit-based oil...→

High blood pressure symptoms: Seven signs you may be having a deadly hypertensive crisis

High blood pressure symptoms: Seven signs you may be having a deadly hypertensive crisis

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE that suddenly spikes to 180/120mmHg is a hypertensive crisis. It's unlikely you'll be monitoring your blood pressure when this sudden attac [...] Read full article: High blood pressure symptoms: Seven sign...→

Millions of over-50s may have to 'stay at home' amid second wave fears

Millions of over-50s may have to 'stay at home' amid second wave fears

CORONAVIRUS is gaining momentum across Europe. The city of Leicester is still in lockdown and the Government wants to avoid another national halt on businesses [...] Read full article: Millions of over-50s may have to 'stay a...→

Elderly could be asked to shield again and London locked down in radical plan to halt second wave - follow live

Elderly could be asked to shield again and London locked down in radical plan to halt second wave - follow live

Elderly people could reportedly be asked to shield again, while London could face tougher lockdown restrictions as part of a government blueprint to avoid a se [...] Read full article: Elderly could be asked to shield again a...→

Bill Jamieson: There’s a simple reason it’s so hard to pass the lockdown test

You are one of tens of thousands of once vibrant small businesses in Scotland. You are eager to get back to “normal”. But do you know the rules? Here is a simp [...] Read full article: Bill Jamieson: There’s a simple reason i...→

High cholesterol: Three heart-healthy desserts to help keep cholesterol levels in check

High cholesterol: Three heart-healthy desserts to help keep cholesterol levels in check

HIGH cholesterol is waiting on the other side of that cheeky dessert. Full-fat dairy, such as cream, won't do your lipid levels any favours. However, there are [...] Read full article: High cholesterol: Three heart-healthy de...→

The simple tweaks that can prevent dementia

The simple tweaks that can prevent dementia

Although incurable, a staggering 40 per cent of cases could be prevented in the first place, according to a global report revealed at the Alzheimer's Associati [...] Read full article: The simple tweaks that can prevent demen...→

High cholesterol warning - the three common foods that you should be avoiding

High cholesterol warning - the three common foods that you should be avoiding

HIGH CHOLESTEROL is caused by eating certain foods in your diet, and by not doing enough exercise. You could be at risk of the condition, and should consider c [...] Read full article: High cholesterol warning - the three com...→

How to live longer: Why drinking this tea could boost your life expectancy

How to live longer: Why drinking this tea could boost your life expectancy

HOW TO live longer: Who knew longevity could be extended just by sipping on some tea? According to research, a specific type of brew is linked to various healt [...] Read full article: How to live longer: Why drinking this te...→

Experts warn parents to 'never give babies water' – even if weather is hot

Experts warn parents to 'never give babies water' – even if weather is hot

With temperatures soaring this weekend, experts have urged parents to never give their newborns water as it could lead to a dangerous condition called hyponatr [...] Read full article: Experts warn parents to 'never give babi...→

Skin cancer symptoms: The sign in your mouth that could signal the deadly disease

Skin cancer symptoms: The sign in your mouth that could signal the deadly disease

SKIN CANCER - there's a certain type of skin cancer that can be caught by an infection with a virus. The first sign of the disease appears in the mouth. Here's [...] Read full article: Skin cancer symptoms: The sign in your m...→

Shielding ends for most at risk as Boris Johnson delays lockdown easing - follow live

Shielding ends for most at risk as Boris Johnson delays lockdown easing - follow live

Boris Johnson has delayed a planned easing of England’s lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks amid a rise in coronavirus cases.  The prime minister on F [...] Read full article: Shielding ends for most at risk as Boris...→

Newtownabbey family in no hurry to stop shielding

Newtownabbey family in no hurry to stop shielding

The family of a young Newtownabbey girl who has been shielding for months have said they are in no rush to change their routine. Read full article: Newtownabbey family in no hurry to stop ...→

Stone MP pleads with residents to socially distance

Stone MP pleads with residents to socially distance

An MP has pleaded with residents to maintain social distancing after an outbreak at a Staffordshire pub where crowds had packed into a beer garden. Read full article: Stone MP pleads with residents to social...→

High cholesterol: How to naturally lower 'bad' cholesterol levels according to expert

High cholesterol: How to naturally lower 'bad' cholesterol levels according to expert

HIGH cholesterol can lead to more serious health conditions, which left untreated can be life-threatening. What are the signs to look out for and how can you n [...] Read full article: High cholesterol: How to naturally lower...→

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It's not a tall story - height can be bad...

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It's not a tall story - height can be bad...

DR MAX: At 6ft 1in, I'm relatively tall so it's easy for me to be dismissive of height issues. However, as a society we value height... Read full article: DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It's not a tall ...→

Patients who tested positive for Covid sent back to care homes, confirm trusts

Patients who tested positive for Covid sent back to care homes, confirm trusts

An MLA has called for an immediate investigation into how patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 came to be discharged from hospitals into care homes. Read full article: Patients who tested positive for Covid s...→

High cholesterol: Eat this 5p vegetable daily to lower harmful cholesterol levels

High cholesterol: Eat this 5p vegetable daily to lower harmful cholesterol levels

HIGH cholesterol produces no visible signs but it can lead to cardiovascular problems so it must not be ignored. Luckily, you can lower high cholesterol by mak [...] Read full article: High cholesterol: Eat this 5p vegetable ...→

Two new virus cases in Greater Glasgow cluster as one linked to Sitel outbreak

Two new virus cases in Greater Glasgow cluster as one linked to Sitel outbreak

This now takes the total to 13 and an Incident Management Team (IMT) is contacting anyone who may be affected. Read full article: Two new virus cases in Greater Glasgow c...→

One-in-five infected with virus showed no symptoms

A new antibody testing study the first of its kind in the UK has found that one in five people who have been infected with coronavirus did not show any symptom [...] Read full article: One-in-five infected with virus showed n...→

Face masks Scotland: when and where face coverings are mandatory - rules for shops and public transport explained

Will there be a second wave of coronavirus? If cases of Covid-19 could surge again in UK as Leicester lockdown extended... First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has c [...] Read full article: Face masks Scotland: when and where face...→

How to get rid of visceral fat: A simple diet swap that could help you shed the belly fat

How to get rid of visceral fat: A simple diet swap that could help you shed the belly fat

HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: It's no good for you, carrying that excess abdominal fat. Don't think just because you're trim it's not there. The harmful bell [...] Read full article: How to get rid of visceral fat: A simple...→

Back pain: Three daily habits that could help ease your back pain symptoms

Back pain: Three daily habits that could help ease your back pain symptoms

BACK pain - what a pain in the backside. Sore, tender and aching muscles aren't fun for anyone, and it can really put a damper on your day. Follow these steps [...] Read full article: Back pain: Three daily habits that could...→

Covid-19 is 'bubbling up a little' in up to 30 areas of UK, warns PM

Covid-19 is 'bubbling up a little' in up to 30 areas of UK, warns PM

Covid-19 is "bubbling up" in between 10 and 30 areas around the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned. Mr Johnson warned that "tough local lockdowns" are [...] Read full article: Covid-19 is 'bubbling up a little' in up...→

How to treat sunstroke and heat exhaustion as UK faces hottest day of the year

How to treat sunstroke and heat exhaustion as UK faces hottest day of the year

Sunstroke, otherwise known as heat exhaustion, can make you sick, feel cold or too hot, shaky, confused and tired. So it's important to treat it properly and s [...] Read full article: How to treat sunstroke and heat exhausti...→

Eczema treatment - £2 essential oil to get rid of dry skin and bacterial dermatitis

Eczema treatment - £2 essential oil to get rid of dry skin and bacterial dermatitis

ECZEMA could be treated by using creams, moisturisers or emollients. You could also get rid of the dry skin condition at home by regularly adding this cheap es [...] Read full article: Eczema treatment - £2 essential oil to g...→

Patients discharged from hospital to care homes after testing positive for coronavirus

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust discharged six patients, who had tested positive for coronavirus, to care homes at the start of Northern Ireland’s CO [...] Read full article: Patients discharged from hospital to car...→

Parkinson’s disease warning - when dizziness could be caused by something serious

Parkinson’s disease warning - when dizziness could be caused by something serious

Parkinson's disease is a condition that causes the brain to become progressively more damaged over time, said the NHS. You could be at risk of the neurodegener [...] Read full article: Parkinson’s disease warning - when dizzi...→

Thyroid cancer symptoms: What are the symptoms of thyroid cancer?

Thyroid cancer symptoms: What are the symptoms of thyroid cancer?

THYROID CANCER is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland. What are the symptoms of thyroid cancer? Read full article: Thyroid cancer symptoms: What are the sy...→

Best supplements for menopause: The vitamins recommended to manage the change

Best supplements for menopause: The vitamins recommended to manage the change

BEST SUPPLEMENTS for menopause: Have you entered the window of change? Experts say it marks the end of your menstrual cycles, and you may be in need of certain [...] Read full article: Best supplements for menopause: The vita...→

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: A certain texture in your mouth could signal rising blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: A certain texture in your mouth could signal rising blood sugar

TYPE 2 diabetes occurs when the body's cells are unable to absorb glucose (sugar) from the foods you eat. Instead, sugar accumulates in the blood. When this ha [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes symptoms: A certain text...→

NI spent £115m on nursing cover last year, audit report finds

The cost of covering nursing vacancies in Northern Ireland reached £115 million last year, a new audit report has revealed. Read full article: NI spent £115m on nursing cover last yea...→

Coronavirus symptoms update: Long-lasting symptoms that may appear months after recovery

Coronavirus symptoms update: Long-lasting symptoms that may appear months after recovery

CORONAVIRUS symptoms update: Medical experts are now seeing long-lasting symptoms in COVID-19 patients. One patient described how her symptoms still affect her [...] Read full article: Coronavirus symptoms update: Long-lastin...→

MP Pat in call for answers over NHS claim

MP Pat in call for answers over NHS claim

An MP has demanded answers from the Government over a hospital lockdown delay which may have cost up to 25 lives. Read full article: MP Pat in call for answers over NHS clai...→

Type 2 diabetes: How to lower blood sugar no matter the weather according to expert

Type 2 diabetes: How to lower blood sugar no matter the weather according to expert

TYPE 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. Blood sugar levels rise due to a dysfunction in the way in [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: How to lower blood suga...→

Parkinson’s disease: An early warning sign which is the same as a symptom of COVID-19

Parkinson’s disease: An early warning sign which is the same as a symptom of COVID-19

PARKINSON'S disease symptoms develop slowly over a long time and could be caused by nerve damage in the brain. Experiencing a symptom which is the same as a wa [...] Read full article: Parkinson’s disease: An early warning si...→

Irish Cup final: Unusual atmosphere for the big decider

Irish Cup final: Unusual atmosphere for the big decider

The pandemic will mean a very different atmosphere at tonight's Irish Cup final clash between Glentoran and Ballymena United. Read full article: Irish Cup final: Unusual atmosphere for ...→

Jackson Carlaw resigns RECAP: Updates and reaction as leader of Scottish Conservatives steps down

Nicola Sturgeon announcement: what time Scotland’s first minister will give an update on school openings and the lockdown route map... Last updated: Thursday, [...] Read full article: Jackson Carlaw resigns RECAP: Updates an...→

How to live longer: The minimum amount of exercise you need to do daily to live longer

How to live longer: The minimum amount of exercise you need to do daily to live longer

HOW TO live longer: Of all the myriad ways you can achieve longevity, exercise is undeniably one of the most important. Research has revealed the minimum amoun [...] Read full article: How to live longer: The minimum amount o...→

'I’m struggling with anxiety and OCD every day - I need constant reassurance'

'I’m struggling with anxiety and OCD every day - I need constant reassurance'

Dealing with anxiety and OCD every day can be overwhelming - especially when they lead to intrusive thoughts which can consume you. One sufferer asks agony aun [...] Read full article: 'I’m struggling with anxiety and OCD eve...→

Two police staff members test positive for Covid-19

Two police staff members test positive for Covid-19

Two members of staff at West Midlands Police have tested positive for coronavirus and are now self-isolating. Read full article: Two police staff members test positive f...→

Coronavirus game changer: New 90-min test 'no bigger than a cartridge' snapped up by NHS

Coronavirus game changer: New 90-min test 'no bigger than a cartridge' snapped up by NHS

THE NHS is set to improve its coronavirus testing strategy drastically with the introduction of a new invention that could see results confirmed in less than t [...] Read full article: Coronavirus game changer: New 90-min tes...→

Dementia diet: Following these simple guidelines could help reduce your risk

Dementia diet: Following these simple guidelines could help reduce your risk

DEMENTIA now affects more people around the world than ever before. Doing all you can to help reduce your risk of developing the condition should be in the for [...] Read full article: Dementia diet: Following these simple gu...→

Recovered virus patients urged to donate plasma in case of second wave

Recovered virus patients urged to donate plasma in case of second wave

An urgent appeal has been launched for recovered coronavirus patients to donate their blood plasma and provide an additional line of protection during a possib [...] Read full article: Recovered virus patients urged to donate...→

Type 2 diabetes: A popular drink which reduces post-meal blood glucose and insulin levels

Type 2 diabetes: A popular drink which reduces post-meal blood glucose and insulin levels

TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms could include nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath or vision problems. As blood sugar levels rise, so these symptoms could become dan [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: A popular drink which r...→

Optometrists offer 25,000 eye care sessions in a month to meet demand

Optometrists offer 25,000 eye care sessions in a month to meet demand

Optometrists were able to see twice as many patients in July as had been anticipated as part of efforts to rebuild services following the first Covid-19 wave, [...] Read full article: Optometrists offer 25,000 eye care sessi...→

Week Two of the Summer Fitness Plan for midlifers: upper body and sleep

Week Two of the Summer Fitness Plan for midlifers: upper body and sleep

The second installment of our reset regime, designed by fitness specialists Luke and Jo Gray to help you get back in shape after lockdown Read full article: Week Two of the Summer Fitness Plan for ...→

£50,000 fundraiser to help fix schoolgirl's 'naughty wonky spine'

£50,000 fundraiser to help fix schoolgirl's 'naughty wonky spine'

A family has launched a campaign to raise £50,000 for life-changing spine surgery for a young girl who has to wear a back brace 23 hours-a-day. Read full article: £50,000 fundraiser to help fix schoolgir...→

Testing unit closes in Stone as 1,000 turn out to be swabbed after pub outbreak

Testing unit closes in Stone as 1,000 turn out to be swabbed after pub outbreak

Around 1,000 people turned out to be tested in a Staffordshire town after a coronavirus outbreak was linked to a pub. Read full article: Testing unit closes in Stone as 1,000 tu...→

Prostate cancer symptoms: The ‘difficulty’ when going to the toilet to watch out for

Prostate cancer symptoms: The ‘difficulty’ when going to the toilet to watch out for

PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40000 new cases diagnosed every year. Unfortunately, symptoms only show up when the cance [...] Read full article: Prostate cancer symptoms: The ‘difficult...→

High cholesterol: The tea proven to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol levels

High cholesterol: The tea proven to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol levels

HIGH CHOLESTEROL doesn't need to remain that way. It is entirely possible for you to lower 'bad' cholesterol and promote 'good' cholesterol. It could be as sim [...] Read full article: High cholesterol: The tea proven to redu...→

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: The ‘strange’ sensation in your body to watch out for

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: The ‘strange’ sensation in your body to watch out for

A VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY can occur over time, as the body struggles to absorb the nutrient from the foods you eat. Eventually, you may start to notice problems [...] Read full article: Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: The ‘st...→

Coronavirus crisis: Patients waited four times longer for MRI scans

Coronavirus crisis: Patients waited four times longer for MRI scans

PATIENTS have had to wait up to four times as long for vital tests such as MRI scans since the pandemic's April peak. Read full article: Coronavirus crisis: Patients waited four...→

Cancer research in crisis as pandemic starves clinical trials of funding

One of Scotland’s most eminent scientists says the loss of vital funding to cancer research as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic will have a devastating cost t [...] Read full article: Cancer research in crisis as pandemic st...→

Bad breath causes and symptoms - what to do about it before your next date

Bad breath causes and symptoms - what to do about it before your next date

Don’t let bad breath get in the way of your life – or your sexlife. Here’s what might be causing it and how you can stay smelling fresh (some will surprise you [...] Read full article: Bad breath causes and symptoms - what to...→

Want to slash the risk of dementia by a third? Sort out your hearing! 

Want to slash the risk of dementia by a third? Sort out your hearing! 

Astonishingly, hearing loss in mid-life raises the risk of dementia later on by up to 40 per cent, according to some studies. That makes it the leading prevent [...] Read full article: Want to slash the risk of dementia by a ...→

Dementia ISN'T part of old age - nearly HALF of cases can be avoided

Dementia ISN'T part of old age - nearly HALF of cases can be avoided

DR ELLIE CANNON: Dementia is the most feared condition among people over 50, according to surveys. Yet most people assume there's little they can do to protect [...] Read full article: Dementia ISN'T part of old age - nearly ...→

Ken Hom health: ‘It was completely unexpected’ - chef's shocking health diagnosis

Ken Hom health: ‘It was completely unexpected’ - chef's shocking health diagnosis

KEN HOM is the celebrity chef famed for bringing Chinese food to the masses and making it one of the most popular cuisines in the UK. But the bubbly star had h [...] Read full article: Ken Hom health: ‘It was completely unexp...→

Going back to our caveman roots could be key to happy and healthy life

Going back to our caveman roots could be key to happy and healthy life

Charlène Gisèle says there are just a few simple rules to follow that can transform our lives. They include cleansing cupboards, sleeping well and avoiding pro [...] Read full article: Going back to our caveman roots could be...→

High blood pressure: Walking this many steps a day could lower your reading

High blood pressure: Walking this many steps a day could lower your reading

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE often goes unnoticed until a doctor informs you of the dreaded diagnosis. It's a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, so you def [...] Read full article: High blood pressure: Walking this many s...→

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The sign in your hands that could signal the chronic condition

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The sign in your hands that could signal the chronic condition

TYPE 2 DIABETES is caused when the blood is carrying an excess amount of sugar. Such a scenario could affect your arteries and can cause internal damage. Do yo [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The sign in yo...→

Coronavirus update: Men this height are twice as likely to get infected, study claims

Coronavirus update: Men this height are twice as likely to get infected, study claims

CORONAVIRUS is still a threat to society. Continuous data is being collected on the virus that caused the global pandemic. The latest research has suggested me [...] Read full article: Coronavirus update: Men this height are ...→

We must avoid complacency, says health minister Robin Swann after rise in Northern Ireland Covid deaths

NI’s health minister and chief medical officer have caution at a time when shielding has been paused and the latest figures show an increase in coronavirus dea [...] Read full article: We must avoid complacency, says health m...→

Coronavirus: Concerns mounting over virus resurgence with more cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: Concerns mounting over virus resurgence with more cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Ten new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Northern Ireland yesterday, with a further 38 in the Republic, amid mounting concerns around a resurgence of the vi [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Concerns mounting over viru...→

Younger people now the group catching Covid-19 in Staffordshire

Younger people now the group catching Covid-19 in Staffordshire

Younger people are the main group now contracting coronavirus in Staffordshire, a health boss has said. Read full article: Younger people now the group catching Co...→

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Feeling numb in this body part could be the first sign

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Feeling numb in this body part could be the first sign

VITAMIN B12 deficiency can cause the body to undergo profound and in some cases, permanent changes. Express.co.uk got a first-hand account of the symptoms of B [...] Read full article: Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Feeling...→

How to sleep: The natural supplement shown to promote sleep and alleviate anxiety

How to sleep: The natural supplement shown to promote sleep and alleviate anxiety

HOW TO sleep: Laying wide awake in bed for hours can be torturous but there are ways to reset your body clock. If you are struggling to get enough shut eye, a [...] Read full article: How to sleep: The natural supplement sho...→

Bed bug bites: The specific 'cluster' of bites that means you've been bitten

Bed bug bites: The specific 'cluster' of bites that means you've been bitten

BED BUG bites are one of the few ways you can identify the creepy crawlies. One way to distinguish bed bugs from your regular pests is a unique cluster of bite [...] Read full article: Bed bug bites: The specific 'cluster' of...→

Stone “unlikely” to go back into lockdown despite coronavirus outbreak

Stone “unlikely” to go back into lockdown despite coronavirus outbreak

Plans for a localised lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak at a pub are not yet being considered – as 650 people have been tested for coronavirus in just two [...] Read full article: Stone “unlikely” to go back into lockdow...→

16 cases of coronavirus linked to Stone pub

16 cases of coronavirus linked to Stone pub

Coronavirus cases linked to customers visiting a pub have been traced across several parts of Staffordshire. Read full article: 16 cases of coronavirus linked to Stone ...→

Winter is coming: How worried should we be about coronavirus?

Winter is coming: How worried should we be about coronavirus?

Lockdown restrictions are easing in England, but with a second wave ‘rolling’ across Europe and winter on the horizon, Sophie Gallagher asks if the worst is ye [...] Read full article: Winter is coming: How worried should we ...→

Coronavirus symptoms update: The warning sign that can impact your daily life for months

Coronavirus symptoms update: The warning sign that can impact your daily life for months

CORONAVIRUS still eludes our understanding in certain areas, despite researchers working tirelessly to ascertain all the facts. Why certain symptoms persist fo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus symptoms update: The warning...→

One new coronavirus death in Black Country – but none in Birmingham and Staffordshire

One new coronavirus death in Black Country – but none in Birmingham and Staffordshire

One new coronavirus death has been confirmed at a hospital trust in the Black Country – the first in five days. Read full article: One new coronavirus death in Black Count...→

One patient discharged to care home after testing positive for coronavirus

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust discharged one patient, who had tested positive for coronavirus, to a care home at the start of Northern Ireland’s CO [...] Read full article: One patient discharged to care home afte...→

Scottish health board chief predicts more coronavirus outbreaks in Scotland

"e;We will see outbreaks across the country, and our role within public health is to try and prevent those where possible.” Read full article: Scottish health board chief predicts mor...→

Edinburgh Airport confirms third of staff will be made redundant due to Covid-19

The airport has announced that it is now preparing for ‘prolonged recovery’ to survive the pandemic. Read full article: Edinburgh Airport confirms third of staf...→

Relatives face further delays in visiting care home residents

Relatives face further delays in visiting care home residents

Families desperate to visit elderly relatives in care homes face further delays due to a shortage of test kits. The Government has withdrawn Randox, a brand of [...] Read full article: Relatives face further delays in visitin...→

Council bosses in Covid shutdown warning to Sandwell businesses hit by virus

Council bosses in Covid shutdown warning to Sandwell businesses hit by virus

Businesses in Sandwell with coronavirus cases among staff have been warned they will be shut down unless they contact the borough's public health team for urge [...] Read full article: Council bosses in Covid shutdown warning...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Rise in Covid-19 deaths for first time since June

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Rise in Covid-19 deaths for first time since June

The number of weekly coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland has risen for the first time since mid June, newly release figures show. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Ri...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates Friday July 31

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates Friday July 31

The shielding period for around 80,000 vulnerable people in Northern Ireland has come to an end today. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates Fri...→

Vitamin B12 deficiency: The peculiar warning sign that can appear on the side of the body

Vitamin B12 deficiency: The peculiar warning sign that can appear on the side of the body

VITAMIN B12 deficiency is far more common than people think, with many living their lives suffering from ailments which could be improved by simply adding more [...] Read full article: Vitamin B12 deficiency: The peculiar war...→

Lung cancer symptoms: Do your nails look like this? Lesser-known sign found on the nails

Lung cancer symptoms: Do your nails look like this? Lesser-known sign found on the nails

LUNG cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and if you have noticed your nails beginning to look a certain way, it could mean you are at risk. Read full article: Lung cancer symptoms: Do your nails look...→

High blood pressure: What does your wee smell like? The sign of hypertension in your urine

High blood pressure: What does your wee smell like? The sign of hypertension in your urine

HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, but may include headaches and chest pain. You could also be at risk of deadly hypertension if you develo [...] Read full article: High blood pressure: What does your wee ...→

My eight-week fitness challenge: can I lose the weight I gained in lockdown?

Like many in lockdown, Danielle Robinson became inactive and gained weight. She's keeping a video diary of her attempt to get back in shape Read full article: My eight-week fitness challenge: can I l...→

Coronavirus tracing app launches in Northern Ireland, although some users unable to find it

Coronavirus tracing app launches in Northern Ireland, although some users unable to find it

Northern Ireland's Covid-19 contact-tracing mobile phone app has become the first in the UK to launch - although tracing the app itself was a problem for some [...] Read full article: Coronavirus tracing app launches in Nort...→

'Failure' of test and trace system could lead to more major outbreaks, says Sandwell health boss

'Failure' of test and trace system could lead to more major outbreaks, says Sandwell health boss

A health chief has warned more major coronavirus outbreaks could happen at Black Country businesses due to failures with the Government's test and trace system [...] Read full article: 'Failure' of test and trace system could...→

Seven in 10 Black Country adults overweight or obese

Seven in 10 Black Country adults overweight or obese

Seven in 10 adults in the Black Country are overweight or obese, latest figures show, as the Government launches a strategy to slim down the nation’s waistline [...] Read full article: Seven in 10 Black Country adults overwei...→

The 12 simple lifestyle tweaks that could prevent 40% of dementia cases

The 12 simple lifestyle tweaks that could prevent 40% of dementia cases

FOUR in ten cases of dementia could be prevented or delayed by adopting a healthier lifestyle, a study reveals. Experts have identified a dozen modifiable risk [...] Read full article: The 12 simple lifestyle tweaks that coul...→

Scandal-hit NHS trust admits to negligence in death of six-week-old infant

Hospital trust ‘truly sorry that mistakes were made in care’ of Luchii Gavrilescu, who died after being sent home from hospital with undiagnosed tuberculosis Read full article: Scandal-hit NHS trust admits to negligen...→

How to live longer: The minimum amount of exercise you need to do daily to live longer

How to live longer: The minimum amount of exercise you need to do daily to live longer

HOW TO live longer: Of all the myriad ways you can achieve longevity, exercise is undeniably one of the most important. Research has revealed the minimum amoun [...] Read full article: How to live longer: The minimum amount o...→

High blood pressure: The 30p fruit shown to lower reading and reduce heart disease risk

HIGH blood pressure is a harbinger of heart disease so it is imperative to lower a high reading. A citrus fruit has been shown to support this important object [...] Read full article: High blood pressure: The 30p fruit shown...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Covid-19 cases linked to Aberdeen cluster more than double

The number of coronavirus cases linked to a cluster at a pub in Aberdeen has more than doubled, according to a health board. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Covid-19 cases ...→

HSENI says Northern Ireland companies meeting Covid guidelines despite 438 complaints

More than 400 complaints were made against companies in Northern Ireland in a two-month period during lockdown for breaching coronavirus guidelines. Read full article: HSENI says Northern Ireland companies me...→

How to lose visceral fat: One of the best types of exercises to target the belly fat

How to lose visceral fat: One of the best types of exercises to target the belly fat

HOW TO lose visceral fat: Exercise is one of the best ways to burn fat, but when it comes to getting rid of visceral fat, a certain exercise is considered best [...] Read full article: How to lose visceral fat: One of the bes...→

Wales records no new coronavirus deaths but cases increase by 24

Wales records no new coronavirus deaths but cases increase by 24

It means the overall number of deaths with lab-confirmed Covid-19 since the outbreak began remains at 1,565 Read full article: Wales records no new coronavirus deaths ...→

Coronavirus game changer: New 90-min test 'no bigger than a cartridge' snapped up by NHS

Coronavirus game changer: New 90-min test 'no bigger than a cartridge' snapped up by NHS

THE NHS is set to improve its coronavirus testing strategy drastically with the introduction of a new invention that could see results confirmed in less than t [...] Read full article: Coronavirus game changer: New 90-min tes...→

Heart attack warning - does your stomach feel like this? The painful sign to avoid

Heart attack warning - does your stomach feel like this? The painful sign to avoid

HEART attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, and feeling sick. But, you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and h [...] Read full article: Heart attack warning - does your stomach...→

Vitamin B12 deficiency - when a high fever could be a sign of something serious

Vitamin B12 deficiency - when a high fever could be a sign of something serious

VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may develop very slowly over a long period of time. You could be at risk of the deficiency if you [...] Read full article: Vitamin B12 deficiency - when a high fev...→

Recovered virus patients urged to donate plasma in case of second wave

Recovered virus patients urged to donate plasma in case of second wave

An urgent appeal has been launched for recovered coronavirus patients to donate their blood plasma and provide an additional line of protection during a possib [...] Read full article: Recovered virus patients urged to donate...→

Best supplements for the brain: An antioxidant shown to boost brain health and memory

Best supplements for the brain: An antioxidant shown to boost brain health and memory

BEST supplements for the brain: Diet plays a big part in maintaining brain health. Alongside eating certain foods, studies have shown taking a certain suppleme [...] Read full article: Best supplements for the brain: An antio...→

Millions of 90-minute Covid tests to be rolled out to hospitals - live updates

Millions of 90-minute Covid tests to be rolled out to hospitals - live updates

Two tests which can detect coronavirus and flu within 90 minutes are to be rolled out in hospitals, care homes and laboratories. The swab and DNA tests will le [...] Read full article: Millions of 90-minute Covid tests to be ...→

Type 2 diabetes: A popular drink which reduces post-meal blood glucose and insulin levels

Type 2 diabetes: A popular drink which reduces post-meal blood glucose and insulin levels

TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms could include nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath or vision problems. As blood sugar levels rise, so these symptoms could become dan [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: A popular drink which r...→

Northern Ireland hair and beauty salons 'as busy as Christmas'

Northern Ireland hair and beauty salons 'as busy as Christmas'

Post-lockdown demand has led to Northern Ireland's hair and beauty industry enjoying its busiest period since Christmas after reopening last month. Read full article: Northern Ireland hair and beauty salons ...→

DUP's Jim Wells 'not convinced' masks will stave off second wave of Covid

DUP's Jim Wells 'not convinced' masks will stave off second wave of Covid

A former health minister has said he remains unconvinced that face coverings will prevent a second deadly wave of Covid-19. Read full article: DUP's Jim Wells 'not convinced' masks wi...→

Week Two of the Summer Fitness Plan for midlifers: upper body and sleep

Week Two of the Summer Fitness Plan for midlifers: upper body and sleep

The second installment of our reset regime, designed by fitness specialists Luke and Jo Gray to help you get back in shape after lockdown Read full article: Week Two of the Summer Fitness Plan for ...→

‘I think about going vegan – it could give me a competitive edge’

‘I think about going vegan – it could give me a competitive edge’

Peter Dumbreck, 46, is a race car driver for Falkin Tyres. He lives just outside Banbury, Oxfordshire with his wife, Claire and their children, Laurie, 14 and [...] Read full article: ‘I think about going vegan – it could gi...→

'Obesity link has worsened chances of Covid-19 patients'

'Obesity link has worsened chances of Covid-19 patients'

We’re currently going through an obesity pandemic – in 2016 more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight or obese worldwide, affecting 65-70% of the adult popu [...] Read full article: 'Obesity link has worsened chances of Co...→

Testing unit closes in Stone as 1,000 turn out to be swabbed after pub outbreak

Testing unit closes in Stone as 1,000 turn out to be swabbed after pub outbreak

Around 1,000 people turned out to be tested in a Staffordshire town after a coronavirus outbreak was linked to a pub. Read full article: Testing unit closes in Stone as 1,000 tu...→

Irish government to introduce random coronavirus testing at airports

The Irish Minister for Health has said the Dublin government is to introduce random testing for coronavirus at airports. Read full article: Irish government to introduce random cor...→

Don Black: 'My heart was jumping all over the place'

Don Black: 'My heart was jumping all over the place'

Oscar-winning lyricist and atrial fibrillation sufferer Don Black talks about his hospitalisation with Covid-19 Read full article: Don Black: 'My heart was jumping all ove...→

High cholesterol: The tea proven to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol levels

High cholesterol: The tea proven to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol levels

HIGH CHOLESTEROL doesn't need to remain that way. It is entirely possible for you to lower 'bad' cholesterol and promote 'good' cholesterol. It could be as sim [...] Read full article: High cholesterol: The tea proven to redu...→

Hair loss treatment: The fruit-based oil that could help with significant hair growth

Hair loss treatment: The fruit-based oil that could help with significant hair growth

HAIR LOSS is noticeable, even if it's only you who is spotting it. If you're short of some extra cash for an impending hair transplant, what can you do? It's t [...] Read full article: Hair loss treatment: The fruit-based oil...→

Blindness breakthrough as monthly jabs first to half leading cause of sight loss

Blindness breakthrough as monthly jabs first to half leading cause of sight loss

MONTHLY jabs of protein can halt the progression of a leading cause of sight loss, scientists have revealed. Read full article: Blindness breakthrough as monthly jabs f...→

High blood pressure symptoms: Seven signs you may be having a deadly hypertensive crisis

High blood pressure symptoms: Seven signs you may be having a deadly hypertensive crisis

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE that suddenly spikes to 180/120mmHg is a hypertensive crisis. It's unlikely you'll be monitoring your blood pressure when this sudden attac [...] Read full article: High blood pressure symptoms: Seven sign...→

Type 2 diabetes: Drinking this type of tea could lower your blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes: Drinking this type of tea could lower your blood sugar

TYPE 2 DIABETES - taking stock of your blood sugar readings is a daily reminder of the health condition. You definitely don't want to do anything that's going [...] Read full article: Type 2 diabetes: Drinking this type of t...→

Coronavirus crisis: Patients waited four times longer for MRI scans

Coronavirus crisis: Patients waited four times longer for MRI scans

PATIENTS have had to wait up to four times as long for vital tests such as MRI scans since the pandemic's April peak. Read full article: Coronavirus crisis: Patients waited four...→

Millions of over-50s may have to 'stay at home' amid second wave fears

Millions of over-50s may have to 'stay at home' amid second wave fears

CORONAVIRUS is gaining momentum across Europe. The city of Leicester is still in lockdown and the Government wants to avoid another national halt on businesses [...] Read full article: Millions of over-50s may have to 'stay a...→

How to soothe and heal painful sunburn – plus tips to prevent peeling

How to soothe and heal painful sunburn – plus tips to prevent peeling

The heatwave swept across the UK this week – and Brits are bound to be feeling the burn. Here are some at-home solutions for healing sun burn Read full article: How to soothe and heal painful sunburn –...→

Cancer research in crisis as pandemic starves clinical trials of funding

One of Scotland’s most eminent scientists says the loss of vital funding to cancer research as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic will have a devastating cost t [...] Read full article: Cancer research in crisis as pandemic st...→

Bill Jamieson: There’s a simple reason it’s so hard to pass the lockdown test

You are one of tens of thousands of once vibrant small businesses in Scotland. You are eager to get back to “normal”. But do you know the rules? Here is a simp [...] Read full article: Bill Jamieson: There’s a simple reason i...→

Scotland's covid contact tracing strategy 'shambles' and months before vital app

Scotland's covid contact tracing strategy 'shambles' and months before vital app

There are fears that as lockdown eases a robust contact tracing system will be essential to keeping the spread of the virus under control. Read full article: Scotland's covid contact tracing strateg...→

Want to slash the risk of dementia by a third? Sort out your hearing! 

Want to slash the risk of dementia by a third? Sort out your hearing! 

Astonishingly, hearing loss in mid-life raises the risk of dementia later on by up to 40 per cent, according to some studies. That makes it the leading prevent [...] Read full article: Want to slash the risk of dementia by a ...→

The simple tweaks that can prevent dementia

The simple tweaks that can prevent dementia

Although incurable, a staggering 40 per cent of cases could be prevented in the first place, according to a global report revealed at the Alzheimer's Associati [...] Read full article: The simple tweaks that can prevent demen...→

Dr Michael Mosley on how Mediterranean diet can help you beat lockdown spread

Dr Michael Mosley on how Mediterranean diet can help you beat lockdown spread

Health whizz Dr Michael Mosley who became popular with the 5:2 Diet and Fast 800 has revealed how he kicked his diabetes diagnosis with a healthy diet Read full article: Dr Michael Mosley on how Mediterranean d...→

Ken Hom health: ‘It was completely unexpected’ - chef's shocking health diagnosis

Ken Hom health: ‘It was completely unexpected’ - chef's shocking health diagnosis

KEN HOM is the celebrity chef famed for bringing Chinese food to the masses and making it one of the most popular cuisines in the UK. But the bubbly star had h [...] Read full article: Ken Hom health: ‘It was completely unexp...→

Best supplements for hair: The B-vitamin that could help with hair growth

Best supplements for hair: The B-vitamin that could help with hair growth

BEST SUPPLEMENTS for hair: Are you hoping to have a great mane? Are luscious locks on your wish list? Taking one type of B-vitamin can make that possible. Read full article: Best supplements for hair: The B-vitamin...→

High blood pressure: Walking this many steps a day could lower your reading

High blood pressure: Walking this many steps a day could lower your reading

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE often goes unnoticed until a doctor informs you of the dreaded diagnosis. It's a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, so you def [...] Read full article: High blood pressure: Walking this many s...→

Experts warn parents to 'never give babies water' – even if weather is hot

Experts warn parents to 'never give babies water' – even if weather is hot

With temperatures soaring this weekend, experts have urged parents to never give their newborns water as it could lead to a dangerous condition called hyponatr [...] Read full article: Experts warn parents to 'never give babi...→

Spa Spy: The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset

Spa Spy: The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset

Our sleuth investigates the curative claims of wellbeing retreats worldwide. This week: The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset Read full article: Spa Spy: The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset...→

Coronavirus update: Men this height are twice as likely to get infected, study claims

Coronavirus update: Men this height are twice as likely to get infected, study claims

CORONAVIRUS is still a threat to society. Continuous data is being collected on the virus that caused the global pandemic. The latest research has suggested me [...] Read full article: Coronavirus update: Men this height are ...→

Shielding ends for most at risk as Boris Johnson delays lockdown easing - follow live

Shielding ends for most at risk as Boris Johnson delays lockdown easing - follow live

Boris Johnson has delayed a planned easing of England’s lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks amid a rise in coronavirus cases.  The prime minister on F [...] Read full article: Shielding ends for most at risk as Boris...→

Dad-of-three living with condition that causes his bones to 'die'

Dad-of-three living with condition that causes his bones to 'die'

'It's the same pain as an end-of-life bone cancer sufferer. I'm on very, very high pain medication and even that doesn't really stop the pain' Read full article: Dad-of-three living with condition that ...→

Coronavirus: Concerns mounting over virus resurgence with more cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: Concerns mounting over virus resurgence with more cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Ten new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Northern Ireland yesterday, with a further 38 in the Republic, amid mounting concerns around a resurgence of the vi [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Concerns mounting over viru...→

Stone MP pleads with residents to socially distance

Stone MP pleads with residents to socially distance

An MP has pleaded with residents to maintain social distancing after an outbreak at a Staffordshire pub where crowds had packed into a beer garden. Read full article: Stone MP pleads with residents to social...→

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Feeling numb in this body part could be the first sign

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Feeling numb in this body part could be the first sign

VITAMIN B12 deficiency can cause the body to undergo profound and in some cases, permanent changes. Express.co.uk got a first-hand account of the symptoms of B [...] Read full article: Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Feeling...→

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It's not a tall story - height can be bad...

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It's not a tall story - height can be bad...

DR MAX: At 6ft 1in, I'm relatively tall so it's easy for me to be dismissive of height issues. However, as a society we value height... Read full article: DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It's not a tall ...→

How to sleep: The natural supplement shown to promote sleep and alleviate anxiety

How to sleep: The natural supplement shown to promote sleep and alleviate anxiety

HOW TO sleep: Laying wide awake in bed for hours can be torturous but there are ways to reset your body clock. If you are struggling to get enough shut eye, a [...] Read full article: How to sleep: The natural supplement sho...→

Stone “unlikely” to go back into lockdown despite coronavirus outbreak

Stone “unlikely” to go back into lockdown despite coronavirus outbreak

Plans for a localised lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak at a pub are not yet being considered – as 650 people have been tested for coronavirus in just two [...] Read full article: Stone “unlikely” to go back into lockdow...→