DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

‘Why do I keep getting these painful mouth ulcers?’: DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions I have recurring mouth ulcers, which my research suggests is something called Sutton disease II. My doctors haven’t mentioned this, though. I am otherwise healthy but the ulcers make me feel run down and treatments don’t work. I am 57. Dave Keeping, via email. […]

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Fatty liver disease: Anxiety & depression could be early signs of the dangerous condition

Why cholesterol is bad for you The biggest organ inside the body, the liver, lies just below and to the right of the heart. This powerhouse organ performs many vital roles in the body, including processing cholesterol and making proteins that help your blood clot. A cognitive decline could be associated with fatty liver disease. What is the link? In […]

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Covid new strain warning – the six ‘less common’ symptoms of you may be ignoring

Coronavirus symptoms: Dermatologist explains possible rashes Covid cases have increased across the winter period, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordering a third nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. You could be at risk of coronavirus if you develop unexplained aches or pains, it’s been revealed. Covid cases increased throughout December, after the introduction of a new variant […]

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Texas Mom Reveals 15-Year-Old's Battle With COVID-19: 'It Doesn't Discriminate'

A Texas mom is speaking out about her healthy 15-year-old daughter's battle with COVID-19, in hopes that it will remind other parents that young people are at risk. Christina Meredith's daughter, Katelynn Ramirez — an active cheerleader, volleyball player and runner with no pre-existing conditions — is still experiencing symptoms of the virus after being hospitalized in December, the mom […]

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‘An Arm and a Leg’: For Your Next Health Insurance Fight, an Exercise in Financial Self-Defense

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. A listener asked: ‘How do I remain cool when calling insurance companies?” So we called veteran self-defense teacher Lauren Taylor for advice. She leads Defend Yourself, an organization that works to empower people against violence and abuse.  As Taylor teaches it, self-defense involves a lot more than hitting and kicking. It’s about […]

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Maryland County Pledges Investigation of Health Worker’s Coronavirus Death

Officials in Maryland’s Prince George’s County say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relatives and co-workers believe she contracted the coronavirus on the job. The probe follows a story by KHN and the Associated Press two weeks ago focusing on the worker, […]

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How to get rid of spots

Acne: Dr Ross Perry offers skincare tips and treatments Spots are caused by the medical condition acne, which is particularly common on the face and back. But you can still get rid of your spots at home with just a few simple tips and tricks. Acne is a very common skin condition that affects most people at some point in […]

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