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Thursday, 21 January 2021

Breastfeeding and childbearing linked to lower early menopause risk

Results of a new epidemiological analysis of more than 108,000 women observed a lower risk of early menopause among women who had at least one pregnancy lasting at least six months and among those who had breastfed their infants. Further, risk was lowest among those who breastfed exclusively. The work…

Nutritionist, 29, reveals she woke up with a half-paralysed FACE

How STRESS paralysed one half of my face: Nutritionist reveals how she woke up with a drooping eye and mouth after experiencing cold-like symptoms for a week Danielle Ferguson, from California, lost all feeling in right side of face in August Stress thought to have weakened immune system and inflamed…

Health latest: Sepsis ‘now killing more than cancer’

And the UK has one of the worst infection rates in Europe with 50,000 people a year dying of the condition.  Globally, it was linked to 11 million deaths in 2017, compared with 9.6 million deaths from cancer in 2018.  Every three seconds someone dies from the condition, which accounts…

Liver fibrosis ‘off switch’ discovered in mice

Chronic alcohol abuse and hepatitis can injure the liver, often leading to a buildup of collagen and scar tissue. Understanding this process, known as liver fibrosis, could help researchers develop new ways to prevent or treat conditions such as alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic flatty liver disease…

Protein powder, shake, and supplement: How much can our body actually use?

Once only used by bodybuilders, more and more people are using sports supplements as a regular part of their health and fitness regime—and the industry is booming worldwide. Protein shakes, powders, bars, and pills are being marketed to the average gym-goer as an essential part of getting fit. A recent…

Man who nearly died from blood clot launches preventative device

Man who nearly died from a blood clot that travelled from his leg to his heart and lungs launches £26.40 device that can ‘prevent people going through same experience’ Paul Westerman was just 44 when he developed the blood clot that almost killed him after suffering a knee injury while…

Britain's top experts show you how to get your gut in great shape

Get your gut in great shape: From sitting up straight at the table to lavender milk before bed, experts’ top 20 tips on how to avoid bloating, irritable bowel syndrome and a sluggish stomach Today, the fourth part of our 100 health secrets series opens the kitchen cupboards to reveal…

Parents tell of saving son from a condition which blights daughter

Parents tell of the bittersweet joy of saving their son through IVF from a hereditary condition which blights their six-year-old daughter Jeremy Norton, 35, from Wigston, Leicestershire, has Marfan Syndrome The condition is where the connective tissue throughout the body is too fragile  Consequently the walls of the aorta, main…