Antibiotics Can Lead to Life-Threatening Fungal Infection Because of Disruption to the Gut’s Immune System

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Hospitalized patients who are prescribed antibiotics are more likely to get fungal infections due to disruption of the immune system in the gut. Immune-boosting drugs may reduce the health risks associated with complex infections. Patients who have been prescribed antibiotics in the hospital are more likely to get fungal infections due to the disruption of … Read more

Married couple of 40 years diagnosed with cancer just five months apart beat disease 

After successfully raising two children and four grandchildren, Diane and Paul Boothby have just overcome their biggest challenge yet: they both beat cancer.

Married couples swear to fight all of life’s tribulations together, and in their 40 years of marriage, Diane and Paul Boothby have been no exception. But after successfully raising two children and four grandchildren, the couple have just overcome their biggest challenge yet: they have both beaten cancer. Ms Boothby, 63, was diagnosed with ovarian … Read more

Mum’s heartbreak after son struck down with rare ‘dancing eye syndrome’

Rafferty was diagnosed with opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome by experts at Evelina London Children’s Hospital

The tumor triggered a rare condition known as opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. Also known as “dancing eye syndrome”, it is a neurological condition that attacks children. Rafferty was diagnosed with opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome by experts at Evelina London Children’s Hospital ( Image: PA) A mum has spoken candidly of her relief to have her ‘baby boy’ back after … Read more

Dementia symptoms dismissed as ‘just getting old’ – as new checklist produced by charity | UK News

An ageing population is piling pressure on the social care system

Dementia symptoms can often be mistakenly blamed on the simple act of getting older – which delays when people receive a correct diagnosis, research shows. The Alzheimer Society has worked with the Royal College of GPs to help people identify the symptoms of dementia and seek help. The study found that one in four people … Read more

The ‘healthy’ habits that are actually harming your gut

The ‘healthy’ habits that are actually harming your gut

It is now estimated that at least 10% of UK consumers follow a gluten-free diet, while only 1% of the population is celiac. A 2016 University of Sheffield study surveyed over 10,000 people in 2012, by which time 13% were following a gluten-free diet. A similar survey in 2015 found that figure had risen to … Read more