THE Queen had a successful cataract operation in May, it was revealed – but what exactly is a cataract? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 8th June 2018 The Queen had been seen wearing sunglasses in public during recent royal engagements.Now Buckingham Palace have confirmed this is because she underwent eye surgery to remove a cataract in May.Queen Elizabeth had been treated as a day patient at the private King Edward VII’s hospital in London.A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “I can confirm that the Queen underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month.” GETTY WHAT IS A CATARACT? Queen Elizabeth has had a successful operation “I can confirm that the Queen underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month” Buckingham Palace spokesman What is a cataract?A cataract is “a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil”, according to a definition by All … [Read more...] about Queen eye surgery: What is a cataract? What happens during the eye surgery?
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Exercise “is the best medicine” and should be prescribed to all cancer patients to slow their disease's progression and improve their chances of survival, according to the first guidance of its sort anywhere in the world. Withdrawing from exercise after a diagnosis or while undergoing treatment actively harms cancer patients’ chances of survival, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) has said. In the first evidence-backed position statement of its kind, more than 20 organisations involved in cancer care and exercise call for physical activity to be built into every treatment plan. Read more PHE warned about problems with cancer screening in March 2017 Nearly 90% of women at risk of breast cancer shun preventative drugs 'Children should do exercise in maths and English to boost grades' Short bouts of exercise as beneficial as longer workouts, study finds “If we could turn the benefits of exercise into a pill it would be demanded by patients, … [Read more...] about Exercise is ‘the best medicine’ and should be prescribed to every cancer patient, expert guidelines say
DIABETES symptoms include unexplained weight loss and excessive thirst. You can avoid the disease by adding more of this vegetable to your diet. By Laura Mitchell / Published 24th April 2018 GETTY HEALTH: Type-2 diabetes can lead to life-threatening conditions like heart disease and strokes Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. While most people with type-1 diabetes are born with it, type-2 can come on at any time.With type-2 diabetes, the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don't react to insulin.The hormone insulin – produced by the pancreas – is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood.Controlling your blood sugar level is very important as serious health complications like heart disease and strokes can arise if it gets too high. 13 hidden signs you could have type-2 diabetes Often hungry and thirsty? If you suffer from these 13 symptoms you should … [Read more...] about Type-2 Diabetes: Eating this green vegetable PREVENTS high blood sugar levels says expert
How many times have you watched the London Marathon from the comfort of your own home and said that next year will be the year you do it? It’s easy to get swept away at the sight of a sea of runners pounding the streets during the annual spectacle of athleticism, friendship and bravery. Who can forget on race day last year when millions of people around the world were moved by the sight of Swansea Harrier Matthew Rees forgetting about his finishing time and helping David Wyeth down The Mall to the finish line. That moment encapsulated the unique spirit of what is also one of the biggest charity events of the year. Runners regularly raise more than £50m, and more than £830m has gone into the pots of hundreds of charities around the country since it was first launched in 1981. But to take part takes hours of training and a large amount of grit and determination. These are just some of the runners from Wales who’ve been inspired them to take part this year... … [Read more...] about The remarkable stories of London Marathon 2018 runners
Your blood sugar level is in constant flux, depending on what you've eaten, when you ate it, and what you did afterwards. A finger-prick blood test can ascertain your level at any moment in the day – it's a crucial tool for diabetes sufferers, as they need to manage their body's insulin response. In people with diabetes, explains Dr Soon Song, a consultant physician and diabetologist at BMI Thornbury Hospital in South Yorkshire and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the blood glucose levels are raised both before and after a meal. “In a healthy individual without diabetes,” he says, “the body produces the correct amount of insulin from the pancreas to normalise the blood glucose level. But in diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin and/or the body is not able to use the glucose effectively due to lack of responsiveness to insulin action (known as insulin resistance). “So the blood … [Read more...] about Blood sugar and glucose levels: what they mean, and what they should be