Disease

Mum Warns About Lyme Disease Symptoms After A Facebook Post 'Saved Her Son's Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mum want to raise parents' awareness of the symptoms of Lyme disease, after she found "bullseye" spots on her one-year-old's temples, legs and arms....

This Single Test Detects Every Virus That's Ever Infected You

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have come up with an incredibly cheap blood test that can detect every virus that has ever infected you. VirScan can screen a person fo...

This Lady Took A Friend's Antibiotics To Relieve Her Flu, Ended Up With 70% Burns

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Yaasmeen Castanada took a friend’s antibiotics in November, she hoped it would offer relief from her flu-like symptoms. Instead the 19-year-...

This Very Simple Action Can Stop Flu Spreading

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Vaccinations provide an effective form of response in the face of a flu outbreak, but there may be a far more simple way to halt illness. Staying ...

Should We Be Worried About Eating 'Mad Cow Disease' Lamb?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Creuzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD), known more commonly as 'mad cow disease', caused a major scare in the 1990s. But now it's lambs rather than cows that ...

Google Is Going After Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech

Google has revealed the latest project from its ultra-secretive Google X team: Tthey're going to hunt cancer using tiny magnets. In a report by the...

Banter, Flannel-Frolics and Yards of Bleach - The Invention of the 'Lad'

James Dann | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

As everyone knows, the term 'Lad' stands for Loud And (therefore) Depressed. For centuries, little has been known unto the origin of this mythical creature. Until now. Welsh scientist Llyn Granger, who accidentally came across it whilst developing a cure for Mormonism, first noticed the 'Lad' particle in 1994

Confessions of a Charity Leader: Big vs Small

Alex Smith | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Alex Smith

The vast majority of smaller charities are parent led and born out of a desire to have some element of control over a situation that is often out of their control and with little hope. ..

Louise Ridley

What It's Like Living In The Country Worst-Hit By Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet The deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa isn’t only claiming thousands of...

Why I Don't Think that Depression Is a Disease

Danny McCubbin | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

I would hear myself say the same old thing whenever I would go off the rails or be confined to my bedroom for days "there's nothing I can do, I have a chemical in balance, it's a disease...." I don't think that anymore and I can honestly say that I am happy.

Getting to the Root of Health and Disease

Dr. Terry Wahls | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Terry Wahls

If physicians use only medication to treat disease without addressing the underlying factors that contribute to ill health, those diseases will continue and worsen. Every year, patients will grow sicker, need more medication, and accumulate more diagnoses.

Is Ebola Coming to the UK?

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

An outbreak like this is a tragic event, and naturally the stories and images we see and hear in the media are bound to heighten our concerns about what it means for us. I've spoken to a lot of people recently who are worried about it spreading to our UK shores.

The Heroes Of Ground Zero Are Being Diagnosed With Cancer At An Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The heroes of 9/11 - those that rushed in to help on the day the Twin Towers were demolished - are paying a high price for their selfless work. Ac...

Students - Protect Yourselves Against Meningitis

Chris Head | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Head

It is vital that UK students are aware that there is a new freely available Meningitis C booster, which they need before they head off to university... New students are at increased risk of encountering the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease because they are often living in busy halls of residence and in close contact with other new students during fresher's week.

Ebola: What Are The Symptoms Of This Deadly Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Following the Ebola virus outbreak that has now killed 400 people in West Africa, an expert has warned that there may be a possibility of it spreading...

FOUND: Smallpox

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Tech

Cleaners at a medical facility have reportedly stumbled upon an old vial of the virulent, eradicated disease smallpox. The crew was cleaning out a ...

British Doctors On Look Out For Ebola Spread

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

British doctors have been warned to look out for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, now sweeping through West Africa. British health officials hav...

Jessica Elgot

Africa Needs More Than A Witch Doctor To Stop 'Out Of Control' Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

When villagers in some of the most remote corners of West Africa began to show symptoms of a deadly, unknown virus, locals tried traditional cures, be...

'Illness Contracted From Rat's Urine While Kayaking Nearly Killed Me'

M&Y News Agency | Laura Molyneaux | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Adventurous Sam Owen is lucky to be alive after contracting a disease from rat urine while kayaking down a river. Brave Sam, 24, believes the bacte...

Name and Shame?

Ema Borges | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ema Borges

I reacted yesterday to a Twitter post where someone named and shamed a lady who had killed her kitten in a microwave. This disturbed woman's picture went up, just to show her face, and beneath the picture were many comments from naturally reactive, sickened people.

Paving the Way for a Good Life With Dementia

Dr Nori Graham | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nori Graham

Too often I meet people who have been too afraid to seek medical advice because they fear the diagnosis of dementia. We must reinforce the reality that people can live a good life with dementia, so that people may receive a timely diagnosis without the fear of being stigmatised.

Cat Owners Could Catch Tuberculosis As Disease Is Widespread In Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A leading vet has made his fears known about the potential risk of cat owners catching tuberculosis (TB) from their pets. In the Mail On Sunday, Ro...

'Drug-Resistant Superbug' Kills 16 People In Manchester

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

In Manchester, a dangerous ‘superbug’ has killed sixteen people in the past four years. Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act r...

EU Pet Passport Is Not an Open Door to Rabies

Deborah Briggs | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Deborah Briggs

There is a coloured etching currently in the collection of the British Museum by the artist Thomas Lord Busby, depicting a dog stalking the streets of...

Why the Valuation of Natural Capital Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

"Grow your economy. And become poorer!" Not a very inspiring message. It doesn't even sound coherent. But however stupid it might sound, that is what is still happening in many developing countries. And if you don't believe that it is possible to grow your GDP at the same time as seeing a decline in your national wealth then consider the following...