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

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

Mysterious hepatitis outbreak in children will continue ‘throughout the summer’, expert warns

Mysterious hepatitis outbreak in children will continue 'throughout the summer', expert warns

The mysterious hepatitis outbreak in the United States will continue “through the summer” and many cases are already undiagnosed, a top virologist warned on Friday – as the global death toll reached 12 with five deaths in the United States. Scientists are intrigued as to the cause, but leading theories suggest that a type of … Read more

England will end free NHS flu jabs for over-50s but Scotland won’t

While the government has said England will abandon Covid measures which saw the annual flu jab given free to adults aged 50-64 and secondary school children aged 11-15, Scotland and the Wales have broken ranks and said they will continue to offer these groups a free jab

A major flaw has emerged in the flu vaccination strategy adopted by England and other home countries. While the government has said England will abandon Covid measures which saw the annual flu jab given free to adults aged 50-64 and secondary school children aged 11-15, Scotland and the Wales have broken ranks and said they … Read more

Obesity Health Expert Claims Meal Deals Should Be Banned From Supermarkets

Obesity Health Expert Claims Meal Deals Should Be Banned From Supermarkets

An obesity expert has said meal deals in supermarkets should be ‘illegal’. Health Service Executive (HSE) clinical manager Dr Donal O’Shea made the comments on The Pat Kenny Show on Wednesday May 11 and suggested store staff be ‘trained’ to try and sell snacks to customers. O’Shea urged the public to be ‘super aware’ of … Read more

Octopuses Tragically Destroy Themselves After Mating. We May Finally Know Why

Octopuses Tragically Destroy Themselves After Mating. We May Finally Know Why

Octopuses are doomed to be orphans from an early age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins to self-harm, ripping off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few months … Read more

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen could worsen back pain, study suggests

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen could worsen back pain, study suggests

Taking ibuprofen for back pain could increase the risk of developing long-term pain, a study has found. An analysis of 500,000 UK adults showed that those who took anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen to treat back pain had a 70% higher risk of developing long-term pain, compared to those who had used alternatives like paracetamol. … Read more