Health News

…from around the UK

  • SARAH VINE: Why do the rights of one transgender pupil trump the rest of the school's students? 22 Aug 2018 01:23 Charleston Daily Mail After I wrote about the madness of gender-neutral toilets in last week's Mail, I received a truly extraordinary email. It was from a woman whose daughter is around the same age as my own (15/16) and who, like her, attends an all-girls' school …
  • The ex-policeman who challenged Australia's PM 22 Aug 2018 01:09 BBC Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Peter Dutton speaks to reporters after his failed challenge on Tuesday Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has narrowly failed to seize the prime ministership from Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Dutton, …
  • In Photos: The dramatic sinkholes which have opened up in Yorkshire 22 Aug 2018 00:31 Yorkshire Post Ripon residents were shocked this morning to discover a sinkhole in the city centre - but it's not the first sinkhole to appear in Yorkshire recently! This is the third sinkhole to appear in Ripon in four years with the last two, which happened in …
  • Freshers are urged to make sure they are up-to-date with their meningitis and measles jabs 21 Aug 2018 23:07 Charleston Daily Mail New university students should check they have had their MMR jab amid ongoing measles outbreaks in Europe, health officials urged today. Public Health England's request comes as the number of cases of the contagious bug on the continent has reached an …
  • Two Manchester restaurants are at the centre of a suspected hepatitis A outbreak 21 Aug 2018 22:58 Manchester Evening News Two Manchester restaurants are at the centre of a suspected hepatitis A outbreak. Public Health England, the national health watchdog, has confirmed they have been informed of three cases of the liver infection among staff ‘associated with Albert’s Shed …
  • Why Fewer Guys Are Getting Circumcised 21 Aug 2018 22:07 Cosmopolitan Getty ImagesMichael Zwahlen / EyeEm About one in three men around the world are circumcised, which means their foreskin—a roll of retractable tissue that contains nerve endings and protects the head of the penis—was surgically removed after they were …
  • Who is Professor Mthuli Ncube? 21 Aug 2018 20:42 Bulawayo 24 News PROFESSOR Mthuli NCUBE is a financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert. He has vast experience and worked in the private sector, public sector, academia, and international financial institutions. He is a citizen of Zimbabwe. Professor …
  • Syrian dictator Assad's British wife visits cancer-hit children 21 Aug 2018 20:38 Charleston Daily Mail The wife of Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad has visited cancer striken children after revealing her own breast cancer diagnosis just two weeks ago. Asma al-Assad has started treatment for early stage breast cancer and was today pictured at the Basma's …
  • Why Harry and Meghan's big tour may affect the couple's plans to start a family 21 Aug 2018 20:02 ITV Channel TV I start this post by saying that it’s none of my business, or anyone’s business, whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning to have children anytime soon, or whether they want to have a family at all. However, I’m writing this because of the …
  • Measles outbreak: All you need to know about the MMR vaccine, symptoms and measles rash 21 Aug 2018 18:34 Evening Standard Cases of measles in Europe have reached an eight-year high, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Across the continent, more than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, resulting in 37 deaths. Despite the WHO …