Living an active life is vital for overall health and is the best way to build skeletal muscle. People are best able to improve their muscle mass by performing the right exercises and eating particular foods. Taking a supplement along with a healthy regime could help the goal...
How is bowel cancer diagnosed?A GP will be able to detect a lump in the abdomen with a rectal examination but tests are needed.These include either a flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, barium enemas or a CT scan.A CT scan is an x-ray procedure, which as the advantage of not...
It came as more cities were locked down and Lunar New Year celebrations cancelled. The first 17 killed were 13 men and four women, all from central China’s Hubei province. The virus originated in its regional capital, Wuhan. Last night, it was suspected a new victim was the first from...
Has Coronavirus been confirmed in the UK?In the UK, an incident team has been set up to deal with the threat of the virus, with five people currently being tested for the virus.According to BBC Scotland, one of the patients is a Chinese student who is believed to...
There's currently no cure for Parkinson's disease but increasing evidence suggests certain factors may influence your risk of developing it.Research is increasingly drawing to link to environment factors, for example, and a new study published in the journal Environmental Health, has made an important contribution to this area.Researchers...
Arthritis is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that cause pain and inflammation in a joint.Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are the two most common forms of arthritis, and, while they bear similar symptoms, they are distinguishable by their cause.RA is an autoimmune condition, meaning...
The five-year-old featured on our front page in 2019 as we campaigned for an NHS deal for Orkambi. In April, when we secured the 100,000 petition names to trigger a debate in Parliament, she thanked readers with a sign saying “We did it!” And in October, when the UK...
Heart attacks tend to strike suddenly and can have fatal consequences so reacting quickly is essential to improving your chances of survival.The dramatic nature of heart attacks may give off the impression that they can catch you off guard, but there are normally a series of warning signs...
High blood pressure can be a result of too much salt intake. An excess of salt (sodium) within the body disturbs important processes and can put a strain on kidneys, arteries, the heart and brain. That’s why salty beans need to stay away from the breakfast plate.Forget that...
Travellers wear masks at Hong Kong airport (Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)The SARS-like infection has claimed 17 lives in China with more than 600 cases already confirmed worldwide. But Health Secretary Matt Hancock insisted we do not need face masks and gave assurances that the NHS...