E-cigarettes in the UK could be BANNED under World Health Organisation recommendations

E-cigarettes in the UK could be BANNED under World Health Organisation recommendations to outlaw vaping World Health Organisation (WHO) have set out plans to prohibit e-cigarettes  Potential ban detailed in report from WHO’s tobacco regulatory committee Clive Bates, a tobacco harm expert, called the recommendations ‘bizarre’   By Monica Greep For Mailonline Published: 15:10 GMT, 28 February … Read more

E-cigarettes in the UK could be BANNED under World Health Organisation recommendations

E-cigarettes in the UK could be BANNED under World Health Organisation recommendations to outlaw vaping World Health Organisation (WHO) have set out plans to prohibit e-cigarettes  Potential ban detailed in report from WHO’s tobacco regulatory committee Clive Bates, a tobacco harm expert, called the recommendations ‘bizarre’   By Monica Greep For Mailonline Published: 15:10 GMT, 28 February … Read more

Coronavirus jab may help fight cancer, chronic pain… and even Alzheimer’s

Joan Wakefield has barely been able to walk for the best part of six months. The 72-year-old from Stockport had a knee replacement in October and has since suffered infections in the scar tissue, causing agonising pain. Then at the beginning of this month she received the first dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. ‘I woke up … Read more

HEALTH NOTES: Britons have an average of seven fillings and DIY eye checks… on a phone app

HEALTH NOTES: Britons have an average of seven fillings and DIY eye checks… on a phone app By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 22:00 GMT, 27 February 2021 | Updated: 22:00 GMT, 27 February 2021 The average UK adult has had no fewer than seven fillings, according to new research.  It’s more than twice the number … Read more

Coronavirus jab may help fight cancer, chronic pain… and even Alzheimer’s

Joan Wakefield has barely been able to walk for the best part of six months. The 72-year-old from Stockport had a knee replacement in October and has since suffered infections in the scar tissue, causing agonising pain. Then at the beginning of this month she received the first dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. ‘I woke up … Read more

Antidepressants could be prescribed by GPs as the new weapon in the war on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Antidepressants could soon be prescribed routinely by GPs to treat the UK’s most common bowel condition. Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, affects nine million Britons, causing agonising pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation – with few effective treatments available. Now, hundreds of GPs will offer a low dose of mood-boosting drugs to patients, as part of a … Read more

Is this really the end of our Covid nightmare?

Scientists are not usually the most confrontational bunch. But in the past few weeks the normally staid and uncontroversial world of epidemiology – a branch of medicine that involves working out how diseases spread and what can be done to control them – has erupted into all-out war. Personal insults have been traded and deeply polarised … Read more

Virtual reality-style goggles that ‘see’ through skin to fix face tumours

Virtual reality-style goggles that let doctors ‘see’ inside the body can spare patients with facial tumours from disfiguring paralysis. The goggles reveal the exact layout of delicate nerves surrounding growths, helping surgeons avoid damaging them during surgery. About 30 UK patients have already been among the first in the world to benefit from the cutting-edge technology … Read more

Is my red eye and migraine a result of staring at screens? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions

I woke up one morning a week ago with one bright red eye. It’s not sore but looks quite startling. A few days beforehand, I’d had a migraine. Are the two things linked, or could it be that I am staring at screens too much? Most people will get slightly bloodshot eyes from time to … Read more

Is this really the end of our Covid nightmare?

Scientists are not usually the most confrontational bunch. But in the past few weeks the normally staid and uncontroversial world of epidemiology – a branch of medicine that involves working out how diseases spread and what can be done to control them – has erupted into all-out war. Personal insults have been traded and deeply polarised … Read more