The number of years a woman can expect to live in decent health has stalled for the first time due to the rising prevalence of dementia, according to a Government report. British women now have a healthy life expectancy - the number of years of good health - of 63.9 years, less than the 64.1 years enjoyed between 2009 and 11. Whilst this is currently the same as for men, the new analysis by Public Health England shows that in contrast to women, male healthy life expectancy has continued to improve over the same period. The disparity forms part of a wider picture showing British women to be among the sickest in Europe, compared to British men who fair relatively well. Women from the UK ranked 18 lowest of out 28 EU countries for premature death, whereas UK men were ranked 10th. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are now the leading cause of death among women, amounting for 15.8 per cent of deaths, and experts believe the impact of the disease in damaging life expectancy has … [Read more...] about Women’s healthy life expectancy stalled thanks to Alzheimer’s disease
Genetically related diseases
PUBLISHED: 18:19 12 June 2018 Kath Sansom Professor Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert Archant A leading professor from Canada is calling for large scale studies into the link between mesh and autoimmune diseases. People are frustrated because doctors say there is no evidence that their symptoms are due to their implanted mesh, so this problem should be scientifically studied, he said. Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, director of rheumatology at the University of Alberta, Canada and professor of medicine and immunology in the Netherlands, said: “Many patients who have had mesh for hernia or gynaecological repair are convinced that their mesh has caused them to make them ill, yet in medical literature there’s no large scale studies to prove it. “Doctors say it’s a chance occurrence and generally believe there’s not much that can be done for these patients, yet many suffer terribly.” Professor Cohen Tervaert was the first to report the link between mesh … [Read more...] about The link between surgical mesh implants and auto immune diseases needs studying, says leading Canadian professor
If a relation has coeliac disease, your odds of having the condition rise significantly, as Ashleigh O’Neill’s mother discovered. Helen O’Callaghan meets the family ahead of Coeliac Awareness Week.When her 11-year-old daughter gets invited to a birthday party, Catherine O’Neill rings up the hosting mum and asks ‘what food are you having?’The Fermoy mother-of-two used to be mortified about doing this. “Now I think: what’s worse – me being embarrassed or my child being sick?”Ashleigh has coeliac disease, a genetic condition that causes her body to react abnormally to gluten, a type of protein found in wheat, barley and rye. She was diagnosed at six, having endured symptoms through her toddler years that no doctor could explain. “She had trouble with bowel movements. She’d be screaming with constipation pain. She got a rash. We were told it was thrush, then ‘she might have worms’. She got different … [Read more...] about Cork mother says daughter would ‘scream with pain’ before coeliac disease diagnosis
Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland 7 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-44025049 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Studies on genetic links to health and disease have received a £53m boost from the Medical Research Council (MRC).The funds will support work at the MRC Human Genetics Unit at … [Read more...] about Human genetics studies get £53m boost
"Scientists Find Surprising Link Between Birth Month And Disease Risk," the Huffington Post reports. Using data mining techniques on 1.7 million electronic medical records, US researchers found an association between birth month and certain chronic diseases, as well as less serious conditions such as insect bites.Fifty-five diseases were found to be associated with birth month – 19 were previously reported in the literature, 20 were for conditions with close relationships to those previously reported, and 16 were new associations. The newly found associations were a mixed bag, ranging from various cardiovascular diseases (such as high blood pressure and heart failure) and prostate cancer, to incidents such as bruising and insect bites.The researchers speculate, based on the findings of other studies, why seasonal factors may contribute to specific disease risk, suggesting it could be the result of exposure to antigens such as pollen, varying vitamin D levels, and possibly … [Read more...] about Does your birthday affect your disease risk?