YOUR eczema could be a sign of a killer disease, new research suggests. Experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found patients with severe eczema were 70 per cent more likely to suffer heart failure than those without the condition. The study of more than two million people also found those with the itchy skin condition were 20 per cent more likely to suffer a stroke. They were also up to 50 per cent more likely to suffer other heart problems including angina, myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular death and up to 20 per cent more likely to suffer non-fatal heart disease. The risk was mainly for patients with severe eczema, including people on oral immunosuppressive drugs, those receiving phototherapy treatment for eczema or who were referred to dermatologists. Lead author Dr Sinead Langan, Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow at the school, said: "Increasing evidence suggests that severe eczema could be associated with a wider range of … [Read more...] about Your eczema could be an early warning sign of these killer conditions, experts warn
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BARBARA WINDSOR has been battling Alzheimer’s for four years. Here are five symptoms that could show early signs of dementia. By Laura Mitchell / Published 10th May 2018 GETTY ALZHEIMER'S: Barbara Windsor was diagnosed with the disease in April 2014 Former Eastenders cast member Dame Barbara Windsor was diagnosed with the disease in April 2014.Most people will know that memory loss is a sign of the Alzheimer’s, but there are many other early warning signs you should look out for.Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 62% of those diagnosed.It is estimated that around 85,000 people suffer with the terminal condition in the UK alone. And this is set to rise to more than one million cases by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.And while it is most common in people over 70, there are over 40,000 people under 65 with dementia in Britain. 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Memory loss that disrupts daily life … [Read more...] about Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s: Five early warning signs of dementia
Dog fur is great at keeping dogs protected in the cold, but in the warmer weather it can be a burden. Dogs, unlike humans, try to deal with heat by panting. They have some sweat glands in their footpads, but this only helps a little bit. When panting isn’t enough for them, their body temperature starts to rise and, if this isn’t brought back down, it can prove fatal. Remember, don’t leave your dog in the hot car or forget to leave them shady areas in your home. Here’s what to watch for and how to cool your dog down. Signs of heat stroke in dogs 1. Heavy Panting A dog’s main way to cool down is by panting, but how they pant can differ. When they’re in warmer weather dogs usually start with a slightly opened mouth light panting. As they get warmer it changes to fully open mouthed panting with a swollen tongue that hangs out to the side. If your dog is doing this, get them to a cool and shady spot straight away — somewhere with a fan or air … [Read more...] about How to spot the signs of heat stroke in your dog
IT CAN be unpleasant, it involves the bowels - typically a part of the body we dismiss and certainly NOT something we talk about. But, the reality is you must listen to your insides, for being in tune with your intestines could save your life. What is bowel cancer? Bowel cancer, also known as colon cancer or colorectal cancer, is the fourth most common form of the disease in the UK, after breast, prostate and lung cancers. More than 41,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with the disease each year, according to Bowel Cancer UK. And a recent study has warned around one in five bowel cancer patients told they have the disease in A&E, have suffered some of the "red flag" symptoms at least a year before their diagnosis. Experts have warned doctors are therefore missing key opportunities to diagnose patients with bowel cancer - opportunities that could mean the difference between life and death. Former football stars David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand have joined forces with … [Read more...] about What are bowel cancer’s symptoms, what are the signs of Andrew Lansley’s condition and how is colon cancer treated?
0 Have your say A weak handshake could be a sign of a failing heart according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation. Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that grip strength can be associated with changes in the heart’s structure and function, and could be used as a broad measure of someone’s heart health.By asking people to grip a device called a dynamometer for 3 seconds, the scientists were able to determine someone’s grip strength and compare this to detailed scans of their heart.Using data from nearly 5,000 people enrolled in the UK Biobank study, also part-funded by the BHF, the team found that people with low grip strength had weaker hearts that were less able to pump blood around the body. Low hand grip strength was also associated with having enlarged, damaged hearts. Participants in the study underwent cutting-edge heart scans that allowed the researchers to precisely work out the volume of blood that was … [Read more...] about Weak handshake ‘could be a sign of a failing heart’