Toddler has such bad eczema strangers ask if he’s a BURNS victim

Toddler has such bad eczema strangers ask if he’s a BURNS victim and he ‘only sleeps for four hours a night’ because of the constant itching Theo Burchell developed patches of red, itchy skin at just six months old The now two-year-old claws at his skin every night until it bleeds His mother Hannah Burchell even had to call 999 when he […]

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You’re having a heart attack. Why not ask for help?

A perceived inability to act on symptoms could signify a life-threatening situation, according to research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Most deaths from heart attack occur in the first few hours after the start of symptoms. Quick treatment is crucial to restore blood flow to blocked arteries […]

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ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions

ASK THE GP: Has my bowel operation damaged my little finger? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions Shortly after having a bowel operation I discovered that both my little fingers were numb — the one on the right being particularly bothersome. The orthopaedic doctor examined the nerves of the elbow regions for a possible cause, promising further appointments. Is […]

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