US diplomats did suffer ear damage after mysterious illness at Cuba embassy – doctors

More than two dozen diplomats stationed at the US embassy in Cuba suffered genuine in-ear damage after a mystery illness caused “intense” pain and dizziness, a study by the doctors who first treated them found. The series of unexplained cases had prompted fears that the diplomats were intentionally targeted by Cuba with some kind of […]

Health officials warn not to eat romaine this Thanksgiving because they’re worried about E. coli — here’s what the illness is

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images The CDC warned on Tuesday that Americans should avoid all forms of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak. E. coli is a species of bacteria that lives in the intestines of people and animals. Some E. coli are harmless and live inside our healthy guts, but other strains […]

Preventing illness will save NHS

He said: “A heart attack can cost £20,000 to treat. If it can be prevented, that has huge cost implications. “I would estimate 50 to 70 per cent of my patients’ medical costs would not just be reduced but eliminated if their diets were healthier and they exercised more. This could save the NHS billions […]

Preventing illness will save NHS

PREVENTING serious illness before a patient needs to see a doctor is “the secret to the NHS’s long term sustainability”, as it would save billions of pounds, a medical chief has warned. Writing in the Sunday Express, Dr Kailash Chand, the honorary vice president of the British Medical Association, claimed nine out of 10 modern […]