Heart attack: Drinking this amount of alcohol could trigger the deadly condition

A heart attack can be life threatening. The deadly condition occurs when a blood clot forms inside the artery after a fatty deposit has broken off from the artery wall. The heart is essentially a pump that keeps blood moving around the body. It delivers oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body and also carries away unwanted carbon […]

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Genetic test could aid quest to reveal causes of rare diseases

The causes of rare diseases could be uncovered using an approach created to identify genetic mutations that trigger a muscle-wasting condition, a study suggests. Researchers have devised a way to pinpoint defective genes that are linked to a rare form of muscular dystrophy, which causes muscle weakening and heart problems. The approach could help doctors perform a faster and cheaper […]

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Stomach bloating: Feeling this sensitivity could mean it’s more than just bloating

Stomach bloating is a feeling of the stomach feeling stretched, puffy and uncomfortable. It’s a common occurrence for most particularly after an indulgent evening of alcohol and unhealthy foods. Sometimes, however, bloating could be a sign of an underlying cause and an intolerance. READ MORE Stomach bloating: How to tell when it is serious Gluten intolerance is a fairly common […]

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Carpenter's condition causes ulcers on his face, chest and arms

Carpenter says he looks like a ZOMBIE because of a rare condition that causes pus-filled ulcers on his face, chest and arms Steve Young, of Devon, was diagnosed with pyoderma gangrenosum in August The carpenter has since had to give up his job because of the ulcers on his body The 32-year-old claims that he spends half-an-hour every day dressing […]

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Dementia symptoms: Five ways you can prevent vascular dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of symptoms associated with brain damage. Vascular dementia is a common type of dementia caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. It’s estimated to affect around 150,000 people in the UK. While there is no cure for vascular dementia, taking certain lifestyle decisions may reduce a person’s risk of developing the […]

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This Model Just Opened Up About a Rare Condition That Causes Her Skin to Shed Every 2 Weeks

Being comfortable in your own skin can be tricky regardless of what you look like. But it can be even more difficult if you didn’t grow up seeing people who look like you represented in modeling campaigns, in the media, or even on the street. That’s what led Jeyza Gary to become a model, according to an as-told-to Refinery29 essay she […]

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Stomach bloating: The best fruit to beat bloating – have you tried this?

Stomach bloating typically describes what happens when too much gas fills up a person’s gastrointestinal tract. This can provide considerable discomfort – many people complain of a stretching sensation in their tummy and painful abdominal cramps. One underlying trigger of bloating is indigestion. If a person’s bloating is caused by indigestion, a particular fruit may alleviate symptoms. According to medical […]

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Type 2 diabetes: ‘Health’ drinks containing more sugar than doughnuts – what are they?

The current recommendation for sugar intake is that it does not exceed 10 per cent of daily energy intake. A recent review published by The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) highlighted the need for this percentage to be further reduced to 5 per cent. When the afternoon lull hits, most reach for something a little fizzy however according to […]

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Stomach bloating: Your swelling may signify this digestive condition – are you at risk?

Stomach bloating describes the uncomfortable sensation that typically follows an overindulgence in certain foods. People tend to experience a stretchy, puffy sensation in their tummy and painful abdominal cramps.  Cutting out gassy culprits normally does the trick. However, tummy swelling can also signify an underlying digestive conditions known as diverticular disease and diverticulitis.  Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive […]

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