Shingles symptoms: Two early signs to spot to avoid painful complications warns Dr Chris

Shingles is a viral infection – the same virus that causes chickenpox – which can cause a painful rash. After a person has had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive near the spinal cord. It can be years later, when the person’s immune system is at its lowest, that it creeps up and erupts into shingles. […]

Back pain warning – avoid drinking this many cups of coffee or risk painful backache

Back pain is a common condition that usually improves without any treatment, within a few weeks or months, according to the NHS. It could be caused by having bad posture, a small injury, or sleeping in an awkward position. The painful condition could also be caused by eating certain foods, or drinking some drinks, it’s […]

Kirsty Young fibromyalgia: Top treatments to ease painful symptoms

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome, is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. As well as pain, sufferers may experience fatigue, muscle stiffness, difficulty sleeping, problems with mental processes – known as ‘fibro-fog’ – such as problems with memory and concentration, headaches and irritable bowel syndrome. Although there is no cure for […]

After watching their dog die ‘a painful death,’ owners want ban on strychnine used by Sask., Alta. farmers

Strychnine is used by farmers under provincial oversight to control the ground squirrel and northern pocket gopher population. But dog owners and others want them to ban strychnine for use on gophers due to the effect it has on other animals — something Health Canada is considering.

Avengers Infinity War Spider-Man DEATH: Filmmakers reveal painful TRUTH before Avengers 4

It was bad enough the first time around. Tom Holland’s heartbreaking performance made the death of Spidey one of the most powerful scenes in Marvel Cinematic history. Or any film history, for that matter. And that was before we knew the gut-wrenching truth behind what was going on. Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo […]

Stomach bloating: Swap butter for THIS alternative to avoid the painful swelling

Stomach bloating could be avoided by eating avocados instead of butter, it has been claimed. That’s according to health and wellness author Maeve Madden. Writing in her book ‘Beat Your Bloat’ she decried butter, and other dairy products, as her bloating “arch enemy”. “Dairy makes me so bloated it looks like I’m pregnant with a […]