Health News

Coronavirus protection: Do N95 masks work? Should I wear a face mask amid outbreak?

The deadly coronavirus has infected more than 1,300 and killed at least 41 since its discovery in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December. So far, tests in the UK on 31 people have come back negative, but the Chief Medical Officer for England said there was a “fair chance” the UK would see […]

Health News

Boy saves his grandmother from drowning in the bath

Boy, nine, saves his grandmother from drowning in the bath when she had a seizure after he learned life-saving skills on YouTube Kian Aliffe was staying with his grandma, Angela Jones, 51, in South Wales He heard strange noises in the bathroom while Ms Jones bathed   She was found floating in the water with her […]

Health News

Japanese maker pushes umami overhaul for much-maligned MSG

Umami-bomb or toxic allergen? There are perhaps few condiments as controversial as MSG, but most scientists say it’s safe, and now a Japanese firm is trying to give it a reputation overhaul. In much of the world, monosodium glutamate or MSG is a beloved ingredient. It’s in stock cubes and potato chips, and sprinkled on […]

Health News

Mum-of-two has half of her tongue removed after ulcer turned cancerous

Mother’s tiny ulcer turned out to be CANCER which left her needing half of her tongue and a chunk of her neck removed Karen Liesching-Schroder, from Essex, initially thought nothing of ulcer in 2014 When it didn’t shift for 18 months she visited doctors who said it wasn’t cancer  Within weeks the school nurse couldn’t eat […]

Health News

Potent, unregulated steroid creams readily available in U.S.

(HealthDay)—Potent prescription-strength topical corticosteroids without a prescription (PSTCw/oP) are readily available in many U.S. cities, according to a letter to the editor published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Rebecca S. Kimyon, from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues investigated the availability of PSTCw/oPs in the […]