Turtle meat – the ultimate survival diet?

Image copyright Getty Images Douglas Robertson was 18 when his father, Dougal, a former merchant navy officer, decided it’d be fun for the family to sell his farm, buy a 43ft wooden schooner and sail around the world. “Every day was an adventure – life was idyllic,” says Douglas, of the 1971 voyage. Indeed, it […]

Trump Proposals Could Increase Health Costs for Consumers

But Bari Talente, an executive vice president of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, said, “Many people with M.S. rely on co-pay assistance, even for generic medications.” In the last few years, she said, generic versions of the drug Copaxone have become available, but even they have high prices. One of the generic medicines costs $60,000 […]

Is it OK to take the pill every day without a break?

Image copyright Getty Images Newspaper headlines this week have advised women that they can take contraceptive pills “every day of the month, without any break” to avoid monthly bleeds and period pain. But the professional body behind the guidelines that prompted the news reports says their recommendations have been misinterpreted. The Faculty of Sexual and […]

Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could certain medicines be in short supply after Brexit? The recruitment of health workers and supply of medicines are key concerns for Wales after Brexit, a report says. Public Health Wales (PHW) highlighted how the health of the poorest, those with lower educational qualifications, and those working in agriculture […]

Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community

Image copyright PA Image caption Ant McPartlin has spoken out about his ADHD diagnosis Ant McPartlin has spoken publically for the first time about being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The TV presenter said the diagnosis “made sense” as “there are a lot of links to alcohol dependency”. He also spoke to The […]

A Rising Threat to Pregnant Women: Syphilis

Syphilis continues to make a dismaying comeback in the United States. Between 2012 and 2016, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis among women increased 111 percent. Over the same period, the rate of congenital syphilis increased by 87 percent. The sexually transmitted disease is caused by infection with the bacterium Treponema pallidum. The bacterium […]

When Cancer Meets the Internet

That said, people facing cancer often can glean valuable information and support through the internet. “The internet can be a tool that can give people access to good scientifically vetted information,” Dr. Schapira said. “It can help patients be better prepared for a consultation with an expert. And after such a consultation, they can check […]