HAVE you heard of Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita? Here's the lowdown on the rare condition... What is arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and what are the symptoms? Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a rare disease in newborns resulting in decreased flexibility of the joints. Symptoms differ from person to person, but can include lack of movement in the below: Shoulders Elbows Wrists Hands Hips Knees Feet The lack of movement does not get worse over time - but treatment is needed to prevent further impairments of the joints. There is no single cause for AMC, one known factor is “fetal akinesia” - which is decreased fetal movement in utero. Who is Liz Carr and how is the condition treated? MOST READ IN FABULOUSTAT'S BAD The worst celeb tattoos of all time, from Karrueche Tran’s zip to Cheryl’s rose GET A GRIP! New dad seeks help asking wife for an open marriage... and lives to regret it MADE IT From Megan McKenna to Izzy Judd: The BGT … [Read more...] about What is arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, what are the causes of Liz Carr’s condition and what symptoms are there?
PATIENTS will no longer be able to get paracetamol and other over-the-counter remedies to treat 35 conditions on the NHS. Under drastic cost-saving plans doctors will be banned from routinely doling out treatment for the likes of colds, constipation, dandruff and indigestion. The crackdown – set to save almost £100million a year – apply to meds that can be bought in chemists. This includes treatments for diarrhoea, athletes’ foot, sore throats, coughs, colds, warts and ulcers. Health chiefs say they need to “prioritise” limited resources and these ailments can be self-managed or will clear up themselves without drugs. Cough mixture, eye drops, laxatives and sun creams are among the products that will no longer be routinely prescribed, following an NHS England board meeting on Thursday. Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said: "Across the NHS our aim is to: 'Think like a patient, act like a taxpayer'. "The NHS is probably the most … [Read more...] about Paracetamol BANNED on the NHS amid crackdown on ‘free’ prescriptions for 35 minor conditions
SEPSIS is the primary cause of death from infection around the world - and claims around 40,000 lives in the UK each year. Duncan Bannatyne’s daughter Abi recently revealed she is lucky to be alive after mistaking deadly sepsis for a hangover. We've got all the information you need on the condition here... What is sepsis? The condition is always triggered by an infection. Most often the culprit is an infection we all recognise - pneumonia, urinary infections (UTIs), skin infections including cellulitis and infections in the stomach, appendicitis for example. Typically, when a person suffers a minor cut, the area surrounding the wound will become red, swollen and warm to touch. This is evidence the body's immune system has kicked into action, releasing white blood cells to the site of the injury to kill off the bacteria causing the infection. The white blood cells and platelets form blood clots in the tissues around the cut. Blood vessels swell to allow more blood to flow, … [Read more...] about What is sepsis, what are the symptoms of Abi Bannatyne’s condition and what are the signs in children and adults?
Yulia Skripal is no longer in a critical condition and is “improving rapidly” following a nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Doctors said her father, Sergei Skripal, remains in a critical but stable condition as the police investigation into the attempted assassination continues to widen. Ms Skripal is said to be conscious and talking, raising the possibility that she will be able to talk to counter-terrorism detectives about the incident on 4 March. Read more Children’s play area near Sergei Skripal’s home cordoned off by police Officers cordoned off a children’s play area near the former Russian spy’s home “as a precautionary measure” on Thursday afternoon. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon said: “I would like to reassure residents that we have placed the cordons around the park, and officers will be searching it, as a precautionary measure. “I would like to … [Read more...] about Yulia Skripal is ‘improving rapidly and no longer in critical condition’ after Salisbury nerve agent attack
Lisa Armstrong is reportedly still hopeful for a reconciliation with estranged husband Ant McPartlin, 42. It's been claimed the Strictly make-up artist has put Ant's recent troubles down to 'toxic' pals and she wants him to ditch them so they can rekindle their love. 41-year-old Lisa, who is still wearing her wedding ring, is said to be hoping the pair can still salvage their 11 year marriage that was announced over in January this year, reports The Sun . An insider told the paper: "Lisa has told close pals that she thinks Ant is lost without her and that the toxic people around him turned him against her. "She thinks the fact he’s now hit rock-bottom will push him back to her and that he wasn’t thinking straight when he filed for divorce." The insider then added: "Lisa thinks that deep down he wants her back, and thinks once he’s out of rehab they can rekindle." Mirror Online has contacted representatives for comment. Ant had been expected to pay Lisa £31million … [Read more...] about Ant McPartlin’s estranged wife Lisa hopes they can reconcile- on one condition