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Using E-Cigarettes Is ‘Far Safer Than Smoking’, Study On Long-Term Vaping Suggests

Scientists have claimed using e-cigarettes is “far safer than smoking” after analysing the saliva and urine of long-term users for the first time. In a study funded by Cancer Research UK, scientists concluded that e-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes. They found that people who swapped smoking regular cigarettes for…

Newlywed Discovers She Has Thyroid Cancer After Doctor In Supermarket Spots Symptom

Please note: this article contains an image of a medical nature which some may consider graphic. Newlywed Danielle McCulloch’s life was saved by an eagle-eyed medic who she bumped into while on honeymoon.  Danielle, 26, was holidaying in Cyprus just days after getting married when a doctor spotted a strange lump on her neck when she was…

Physically Demanding Jobs And Night Shifts ‘Linked To Poor Fertility In Women’

Heavy lifting and night shifts have been linked to poor fertility among women, in a new study.  Research found that a physically demanding job or work schedules outside of normal office hours may lower a woman’s ability to conceive. It is the first study of its kind to measure whether workplace factors might affect a woman’s biological capacity to…

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Living With Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system, and according to the NHS, affects approximately 115,000 people in the UK.  How the condition manifests itself can vary from patient to patient; general symptoms include diarrhoea, abdominal pain and unintended weight loss. While that gives you some idea…

Stephen Hawking Reveals Simple Formula For Tackling Obesity, Adding ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’

Professor Stephen Hawking is campaigning for people to tackle obesity before it’s too late. In a new advert for Swedish non-profit GEN-PEP, the British cosmologist and physicist says that humanity faces a major challenge and “millions of lives are in danger”. He adds that obesity is now one of the most serious public health problems…

Sugar-Laden Yoghurts Could Soon Be Shrunk Or Reformulated In Bid To Tackle Obesity

Shop-bought yoghurts such as Petit Filous and Muller Corners could soon face a major overhaul as part of the government’s plan to tackle obesity. Public Health England, who is in charge of the nation’s childhood obesity action plan, proposed that manufacturers should cap the size of single serving yoghurt pots at 125g.  It also wants…

The NHS Will Give 10 Blind Patients An Experimental New Bionic Eye

NHS England has revealed that it will give 10 blind patients an experimental bionic eye that could restore their sight. The 10 patients all suffer from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), an inherited disease that causes blindness. Peter Byrne/PA Archive The procedures will take place at Manchester Eye Hospital (MREH) and Moorfields Eye Hospital where surgeons will…

Doctors Slam Company Behind Colourful Inhaler Cases As ‘Dangerous’

Medical experts have branded a company developing colourful inhaler cases as “dangerous”. The French company, called Inhal Colors, is developing a range of coloured inhaler cases which will enable users to match their inhaler with “their look and lifestyle”. Doctors have slammed the concept because, typically, inhalers come in different colours to show that they contain…

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