Thyroid Surgery Complications Can Land Some Back in the Hospital

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid can trigger side effects that send some patients back to the hospital, a new study finds. These side effects include tingling in the fingers that can become tremors and spasms in all muscles of the body — including the heart and muscles surrounding the lungs. “The […]

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'Movement is medicine' – Physiotherapist shares the top benefits as 33pc of Irish adults do not get enough exercise

My job is to get people moving. I find reasons for lack of movement, incorporate movement into rehab plans, progress movement as tolerance increases, and use certain movements as a measure of success. Many of my patients tell me that they don’t have time to do the movement needed to solve their problem. If we do not take the time […]

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Is your child obsessed with luxury goods? Here’s what you can do

With children being exposed to these expensive brands through peers and exposure to malls, it is highly possible that they may nag their parents to purchase them. And more often than not, their demands are met. On other occasions, it is parents themselves who introduce them to these brands, as a way to maintain their status or reflect their personal […]

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Patients dying because of seven-year waiting list for surgery, claims obesity specialist

Some patients who are obese are needlessly dying because they are forced to wait so long for surgery, a leading consultant has warned. Dr Helen Heneghan, bariatric surgeon in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, said nine patients died over five years while on the waiting list for a gastric bypass operation. They developed life-threatening complications such as heart disease due […]

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Patients dying because of seven-year waiting list for surgery – obesity specialist

Some patients who are obese are needlessly dying because they are forced to wait so long for surgery, a leading consultant has warned. Dr Helen Heneghan, bariatric surgeon in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, said nine patients died over five years while on the waiting list for a gastric bypass operation. They developed life-threatening complications such as heart disease due […]

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Crystal wand could magic away a faulty heartbeat for million Britons

Crystal wand could magic away a faulty heartbeat: New device ‘will revolutionise’ atrial fibrillation treatment for one million Britons AcQMap could revolutionise treatment for million Britons with atrial fibrillation The device uses soundwaves to detect precisely where faulty heart beats are  Device consists of catheter, with a basket at its tip, that expands inside the heart  AcQMAP is only available in UK […]

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‘My whole face just turned purple’: Missouri teen goes blind, and it’s a mystery to doctors

Twice in the past 18 months, Jordyn Walker has dealt with painful facial swelling and an illness that has taken away her senses and left doctors baffled. Starting in July 2017, shortly after returning from a cruise with her family, the teen from Smithville, Mo., started having stomach pains and bloody stools, according to WDAF. “It just went haywire from there, […]

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Fast 800: How cutting time spent eating can turbo-charge weight loss

Fast 800 Diet: Doctor Michael Mosley on how cutting the time you spend eating each day can turbo-charge your weight loss Time Restricted Eating is a form of fasting popular among millennials celebrities Aim is to gain benefits by extending night fast from 8 hours to ten or more hours Dr Mosley has provided several healthy soup and salad options […]

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