A NEWLYWED revealed how she had to learn to read and write again after suffering a stroke at the age of just 27 - just DAYS after returning from her honeymoon. Sarah Revill-Dews, from Nottingham, had just returned from her dream honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives when she suffered a painful headache in May 2017. Initially putting her symptoms down to jet lag, Sarah, now 28, returned to work as a project manager. But as colleagues excitedly asked her about the wedding and honeymoon, she could only say: "It was okay." Sarah had lost the ability to communicate; she was unable to speak, read or write. She said: "When I couldn’t speak properly I knew something was wrong. My colleagues called 111 and the first responder gave me an aspirin as he thought I’d had a stroke." She continued: "However, when I got to hospital, they believed it was a migraine and I was discharged. "Fortunately the first responder had booked me in with the stroke ward the next day but even when … [Read more...] about Newlywed thought her post-honeymoon headache was JET LAG – but actually she’d had a stroke caused by her contraceptive pill
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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?
The owner of Boots has denied overcharging the NHS for a mouthwash used by cancer patients. The Times alleged on Saturday that Walgreens Boots Alliance charged £3,220 for the pain-relieving product that can cost £93. Health Minister Steve Brine called for a possible investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which confirmed it was considering a complaint. The BBC quoted a Walgreens Boots Alliance spokesman as saying: "We firmly reject accusations of overcharging the NHS. "Our senior company leaders have already recently met with officials from the Department of Health to discuss the specials products." Mr Brine said the public would take an "extremely dim view" of any company found to be "exploiting" the NHS. "We have asked the Competition and Markets Authority to consider investigating as a priority," he added. "We have changed the law to enable us to place pharmacies and manufacturers under much stronger scrutiny. "Where there is evidence of collusion … [Read more...] about Boots denies overcharging NHS for mouthwash used by cancer patients
DIAMORPHINE is used to treat severe pain but an ITV documentary looking at serial killer Harold Shipman's crimes means the drug is in the spotlight. From what it is to how the drug is used to relieve labour pains, we give you the lowdown on what you should know about diamorphine. What is diamorphine? Diamorphine, sometimes known as medical heroin, is a powerful opioid painkiller used to treat severe pain - in particular pain after a surgical operation, or pain caused by cancer. Diamorphine works on your nervous system and brain to reduce the amount of pain you feel, and is usually given as an injection while tablets are also available but rarely prescribed. The strong painkiller also carries serious side effects - including confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, confusion, palpitations, losing consciousness and even seizures, according to Patient Info. But in its most deadly doses, the drug is one of the most dangerous opioids, and carries the same risk of overdose as heroin. A senior … [Read more...] about What is diamorphine, did Harold Shipman use the drug to kill his patients and how is it used to relieve labour pain?