An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic health care, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday.
Lyme disease symptoms are important to spot – the earlier it’s diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. The disease is spread by infected ticks. A simple bite can lead to facial nerve paralysis, arthritis and meningitis if it’s left untreated. So what are the first signs to look out for, how can it be […]
While police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Chrissy Dunnington at a long-term care facility in Halifax — expert Corrine McIssac says that the type of sores she had on her body are preventable.
A mother from Igloolik, Nunavut, says her four-year-old son’s death could have been prevented if he had been medevaced for care sooner instead of being sent home multiple times during what she says was a shortage of nurses at the local health centre.
OBESITY is “potentially the new smoking” and is set to become the leading cause of preventable cancers, experts warned yesterday.
Cancer Research UK said Britain needs to “act quickly” to combat the rising number of overweight people – and with smoking rates falling, obesity could be the largest cause of preventable cancers in just 15 to 20 years. Scientists called for communications regulator Ofcom to ban junk food adverts before the 9pm watershed and urged […]
The world needs to respond to the urgent humanitarian situation in Yemen, otherwise millions won‘t be able to provide the basic necessities of a decent life for their families, said Ralph El Hage, ICRC regional spokesperson. At least 25 people were reportedly killed by a Saudi coalition airstrike at a busy market in the southwestern […]
DIABETES places sufferers at an increased risk of heart disease and kidney damage, but it could lead to loss of sight too, warn experts. Daily Express :: Health Feed
ASTHMA UK urged patients to visit their GP every year for annual check-ups, after 1000 deaths by the condition could have been prevented in 2016, it claimed. Daily Express :: Health Feed
Asthma deaths totalled 1,410 in the UK in 2016, latest statistics today revealed. That included 1,1237 patient deaths in England and Wales, and 133 deaths in Scotland. Northern Ireland reported 40 deaths from asthma. But two-thirds of all deaths from asthma attacks could have been prevented if they received better basic care, Asthma UK claimed. […]