A FAMILY'S £3,000 TUI holiday to Mexico was ruined when their hotel ceiling collapsed and the dad was left with a disease caused by eating human poo. The Madley's, from West Yorkshire, say they had to paddle through flood water every day and attempted to sun themselves on a disappointing beach, very different to the one featured in the brochure. Heavy rain brought down part of the ceiling at the Bahia Principe Coba Hotel in Riviera Maya, Yucatan. And Madison, nine, suffered a head injury after slipping on a wet floor during their two-week stay. Adding insult to injury, Dad, Scott, 29, contracted cyclospora - a tropical disease usually caused by eating food contaminated with human faeces. The British Gas engineer said he only ate in the hotel's restaurants and was diagnosed with the illness after returning home. Scott voiced his frustration on social media at the weekend after their June holiday. He claimed the family have complained about the illness, condition of the hotel and … [Read more...] about Family’s £3,000 TUI holiday to Mexico ruined as hotel ceiling collapses and dad left with tropical disease caused by eating human poo
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Humans do not age because of wear and tear but because biological processes - which once helped us - fail to shut off, new research suggests. Scientists from University College London, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London believe that once-useful genetic programmes continue to ‘run-on’ pointlessly in later life causing age-related diseases. For example when women breastfeed, calcium is taken from their bones to fortify their milk, but in later life the same process can fuel osteoporosis, arthritis and calcified blood vessels which leads to heart disease. Similarly men with high levels of testosterone, which is helpful for increasing sperm count in early life, are more at risk of prostate cancer in later life. So increased reproductive success has the downside of shortening lifespan. “For decades scientists studying ageing have thought of ageing bodies as wearing out much like cars do, from a build-up of damage,” said Dr Alex Benedetto, a … [Read more...] about Human ageing not caused by wear and tear but unhelpful genes, study suggests
The rate of medical emergencies caused by alcohol-related liver disease in Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group has rocketed over the last five years. Newly-released data from NHS England shows that it has gone up from 24 patients for every 100,000 people five years ago to 47 in 2017.That is an increase of 94% in a five-year period, higher than the 6% average increase for England.Accident and emergency services in the DoncasterCCG treated 116 patients over the last year.The rate for the whole of England is 26 for every 100,000 people but it ranges from about three in Tower Hamlets to 82 in South Sefton.Professor Roger Williams, director of the Institute of Hepatology, said the statistics for England are "horrifying" and proposed setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol to curb drinking."Liver disease is the only exception to the improvement over the past years in life expectancy for chronic disorders such as strokes, heart disease and many cancers. Mortality rates have increased … [Read more...] about Medical emergencies caused by alcohol-related liver disease in Doncaster soar
PUBLISHED: 12:22 22 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:22 22 June 2018 mike brooke Wendy's parents Patsy and Valerie Holland in the 1960s. Picture source: Holland family Holland family A Muswell Hill woman is living on borrowed time after being diagnosed with the deadly mesothelioma “asbestos disease” caused by hugging her dad as a toddler when he came home each night from working in the docks in the 1960s. Patsy Holland (left) on his wedding day with his best man, footballer Dennis Sorrell who played for Orient. Picture source: Holland family Wendy Holland would jump up and greet her dad as a toddler when he returned from the Royal Docks in east London unloading deadly asbestos cargoes. Lawyers this week are trying to trace employers for compensation to pay for desperate treatment for Wendy, now aged 51, and are appealing for anyone who remembers working with her father Patsy. “I’m determined to fight this horrible disease and go about my life as much as … [Read more...] about Muswell Hill mother dying from “asbestos disease” caused by hugging her father as a child
THERE are hundreds of different types of cancers and it remains one of the biggest killers. The most deadly form is lung cancer, followed by bowel, prostate and then breast. These four cancers account for nearly half, 45 per cent, of overall deaths from cancer. In the UK, around 13,300 people a year are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, according to Cancer Research. And spotting the early signs of the disease could make all the difference when it comes to survival. Experts recommend that those individuals perform regular checks of their skin to spot for potential signs of the disease returning, or new melanomas appearing. What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. This growth can occur when damage is caused to skin cells – most often caused by UV radiation from sunshine or tanning beds. This damage can triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumours. How common is skin … [Read more...] about What are skin cancer signs and symptoms, what does melanoma look like and is it caused by sunburn?