It's something that makes plenty of us a little squeamish but the health of our digestive system is crucially important to our wellbeing. Diseases like Crohn's and bowel cancer are responsible for one in eight deaths nationwide. And some minor conditions, that many are too embarrassed to speak out about, can cause real discomfort. Research out this week from King's College London, says that something as common as constipation - which is diagnosed in more than one million GP consultations and 63,000 hospital admissions in the UK every year - is widely misdiagnosed by patients themselves. Here's what you need to know about your digestive health. What does the research out today say? Researchers asked 2,557 members of the public (934 of whom had said they were constipated) about their health and symptoms. It found the public’s perception of constipation differs drastically from that of doctors, and also from the formal diagnosis guidelines. The results showed nearly one in three … [Read more...] about How often you should poo and other important digestion facts
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Mainstream medicine is designed to treat people who are already ill, not stop them from getting ill in the first place. So says Dr Harrison Weisinger – a man who is highly qualified to comment, on both a personal and professional level. A family doctor in his native Australia, Dr Weisinger is also a university professor who lectures on topics such as nutrition and neural development, and has published dozens of scientific papers on the complex physiological effects of the food we eat. His academic credentials are impressive, but his personal story of illness and recovery is perhaps even more remarkable. By the time he was 40, he had undergone stenting for a blocked coronary artery, been admitted to hospital dozens of times for Crohn’s disease, resulting in multiple bowel surgeries, undergone a hip replacement, and had radiotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Listen to Dr Weisinger: how to fight back from illness Quite a sickly sort, then? Not from what I can see. … [Read more...] about ‘Medicine is not set up for health, it’s set up for disease’
How this couple transformed a Georgian-era property in Co Down - steeped in six generations of family history - into five-star country retreat that's won a string of awards BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The historic Newforge House in the village of Magheralin, Co Down, was once home to linen manufacturer Henry Mathers. Five generations on, linen has given way to cotton, but current owners John and Louise Mathers are weaving a legacy of success in the hospitality business. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/how-this-couple-transformed-a-georgianera-property-in-co-down-steeped-in-six-generations-of-family-history-into-fivestar-country-retreat-thats-won-a-string-of-awards-37913824.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/article37913821.ece/aca50/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-03-16_lif_48750838_I2.JPG Email The historic Newforge House in the village of Magheralin, Co Down, was once home to linen manufacturer Henry Mathers. Five generations on, linen has given way to cotton, … [Read more...] about How this couple transformed a Georgian-era property in Co Down
A hair expert claims POO transplants could be used to treat alopecia. So-called faecal microbiota transplantation involves faeces being collected from a donor then swapped into the bowel of a recipient patient. Designed to restore gut bacteria to healthy levels, it's sometimes used to treat gastrointestinal conditions like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Now leading Manchester hair restoration surgeon Dr Bessam Farjo says faecal transplants could also be a bizarre solution for certain types of alopecia too. Studies into the links between faecal transplants and hair growth are limited. But Dr Farjo pointed to research carried out in 2017 by scientists at the Center for Women’s Gastrointestinal Medicine in Providence, America. Published evidence saw author Dr Colleen Kelly explain how hair growth was observed in two patients with alopecia areata, which causes patches of baldness about the size of a large coin, who received faecal transplants to treat bacterial infection … [Read more...] about Why poo transplants could soon be used to treat hair loss
QUADRIGA is the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Canada, which has currently suspended all trading — leaving its 115,000 users without access to an estimated C$250million (£146million). But what happened at Quadriga? Here's everything you need to know. What is QuadrigaCX? Quadriga is a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange that has suspended all trading after its 30-year-old founder, Gerald Cotten, suddenly died. It is estimated that around C$180million (£105million) in cryptocurrency is currently unaccounted for at the firm, which was granted temporary bankruptcy protection in a Canadian court. Since Cotten died, the company said it is desperately trying to "locate and secure our very significant cryptocurrency reserves", the BBC reports. Court documents show Quadriga owes up to 115,000 users around C$250million - around C$70million in hard currency and a between C$180 and C$190 in cryptocurrency, depending on market values. Can people get their Bitcoin and other … [Read more...] about Quadriga – what happened to the cryptocurrency exchange and can people get their Bitcoin back?