Experts have stated that waistlines of about 57 per cent women are bigger than they should be and this is a cause of concern. Citing this as a reason for cancer and infertility, doctors have said that women must make an attempt to keep their waistlines in check.
The healthy size is 80cm but researchers found that the average waist measurement for women is 4.9cm larger.
Experts have stated that larger waistlines are a problem because this can lead to an array of problems like type 2 diabetes, heart problems and infertility along with cancers.
Side-effects of medicine made Vicky Sewart change her decision to fight cancer with her diet and not medicine. This included exercise as well in her regimen to get back to her healthy self along with special foods.
Turmeric was something that she used majorly as she says that this super spice almost makes cancer cells commit a suicide.
Turmeric was used by her in stir-fry, making curries and a range of foods that she made.
According to a new report, the availability of alcohol in various areas has to be regulated for which licensing authorities need greater powers.
The powers to control alcohol availability are not sufficient in England and Wales for the licensing authorities, Alcohol Concern Cymru says. This becomes even worse in city centres as here there are many retailers in close proximity to each other.
There are chances that following the first industrial action in about 37 years staged by GPs and hospital doctors negotiations over doctors' pension reforms could reopen.
It was stated by the British Medical Association (BMA) that seeing the Thursday's action it was ready to get back round the table with the Government.
Lesley Brown was the world's first test-tube baby's mother and she has died at the age of 64.
It was about 34 years ago that Lesley made medical history when she gave birth to Louise.
It was for nine years that she and her husband John were trying to have a baby but were unable to do so. Then they signed up for an experimental procedure that was called in vitro fertilization.
At the first attempt only she became pregnant and it was on July 25, 1978, that Louise Joy Brown was born with a weight of 5lb 12oz at the Oldham General Hospital by caesarean section at 11:47 pm.
In about 37 years doctors are taking industrial action for the first time and the issue is over their pensions. And they are doing this despite an attempt made by ministers at the last minute to dissuade them from doing so.
Doctors saw Health Secretary Andrew Lansley pleading with them for not to take any such step.
He told the doctors that this step of their will not be of any use so they must not take part in a pointless strike.
According to NHS leaders, patients should be kept away from all this.
As planned by doctors, there will be an industrial action following a dispute over pensions but there will be strike by staff employed by the British Medical Association following a row over pay a day before doctors take their step.
A pay offer of 1.5 per cent will be rejected by hundreds of members of the GMB who work for the BMA along with an extra 0.5 per cent for high performers and will walk out for 24 hours.
According to a study, excessive use of smartphones, laptops and tablets can be a major risk to people's health as they are working with them even after leaving office.
People have becomes nothing more than screen slaves as they are working even after getting back home after work, according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
There can be neck and back pain due to a poor posture maintained while working with these machines. About two thirds of people, according to an online survey continued working outside office hours.
According to Swedish doctors, a major blood vessel of a 10-year-old girl has been replaced with one grown with her own stem cells. It was reported that this had to be done due to a poor blood flow between her intestines and liver.
A dead man’s vein was taken and then it was stripped of its own cells and then bathed in stem cells from the girl.
This led to a major improvement in the quality of the girl’s life, the surgeons said.
This development is the latest in the series of body parts grown, or engineered, to match the tissue of the patient.
Cancer can be fought by a bug that normally gives children the sniffles.
Tumors can be reduced by reovirus and this is what the researchers are hopeful about. Reovirus usually causes mild colds or stomach upsets.
It can be possible that diseases like breast cancer and skin cancer are fought with by the virus, which would be given to outpatients through a drip.
Researchers stated that the way the reovirus works is by killing a cancer cell by entering it and replicating within it. As compared to conventional cancer treatments, this seems to produce fewer side effects.
Researchers from the UK have stated that there is very little effect of lifestyle choices on sperm count and other options can also get delayed due to lifestyle advice given to tackle male infertility.
The semen quality is not affected by smoking, alcohol consumption and being obese, their study said.
It was also stated that it is better to avoid them as avoiding them was still `good health advice'.
It was however stated that a link with higher sperm levels was established with wearing boxer shorts rather than tighter underwear.
According to a report, it is right that life-threatening disorders can be prevented by fertility treatment which creates embryos from two women and one man.
Genetic material from three people is there in children born through ‘three-person IVF’.
Children who are suffering from very severe and debilitating disorders could be freed by using this technique, the UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics said.
The technique was cited as dangerous and unnecessary by other groups.
A man who was in his 50s has died following Legionnaires’ disease and he also had underlying health conditions. Apart from this, two women along with 13 men are getting treatment at the intensive care following the outbreak.
One man has allowed to go home after being treated. Health experts are also investigating about 15 cases that are suspected and this includes five women and 10 men.
South-west Edinburgh has reported a majority of the confirmed cases.
Public is not aware of the dangers linked to smoking cannabis and the impact is being underestimated, experts are warning.
A survey of about 1000 adults was conducted by the British Lung Foundation and it was seen that about a third did not feel that cannabis was harmful for health.
It was also seen that tobacco cigarettes were taken to be more harmful by about 88 per cent people whereas, the risk of lung cancer due to cannabis was 20 times more.
According to the BLF this unawareness was a cause of severe concern.
In England, an eight-year peak has been reached by the number of patients facing waiting times of more than four hours in accident and emergency units.
NHS performance data stated that a rise of more than a quarter has been seen in the proportion of people facing the lengthy wait for treatment and since 2004 has reached its highest level.
From January to March, a wait of more than four hours was witnessed by 4.2 per cent of A&E patients, the King Fund’s report stated. Last year this number of people who did so was 3.4 per cent.