Health

DNA checks for UK’s nuclear bomb veterans

Picture caption Bob Fleming was simply 24 when he witnessed one of the vital highly effective weapons on earth Many years in the past they witnessed nuclear weapons checks within the South Pacific. Now some veterans hope new DNA testing will show it was chargeable for their subsequent unwell well being, which they are saying ruined their lives. “It was awe-inspiring, like one other solar hanging within the sky. The

Teenager Mercy Ngulube with HIV combating for change

Picture caption Mercy Ngulube is the previous chair of the Kids’s HIV Affiliation Youth Committee For 16 years, Mercy Ngulube felt unable to share a secret – she was born with HIV. Now, aged 19, she is a tireless campaigner aiming to sort out the stigma across the virus and is one among 25 folks shortlisted for this year’s St David Awards. Right here she shares her story. I used

Life after Ebola

It has been 4 years because the Ebola virus outbreak within the West African states of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone was first reported. Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham has been again to doc the individuals nonetheless residing with the legacy of the illness. Picture copyright Hugh Kinsella Cunningham The outbreak in 2014 induced extra deaths than all of the others mixed because the virus was found in 1976. The virus

Why are some flu outbreaks a lot worse than others?

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Flu comes alongside each winter, however how many individuals it’s going to infect – and simply how poorly they are going to be – is extremely troublesome to foretell. What makes one flu outbreak worse than one other? After Australia skilled its worst flu season in additional than a decade, it was broadly anticipated that the arrival of winter would see extra individuals than regular fall

Majority of over-65s would really like extra intercourse, survey finds

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Older individuals are usually assumed to need amiable companionship in later life moderately than passion-fuelled romance. However a survey of two,002 older Britons suggests 52% of over-65s really feel they don’t have sufficient intercourse, and almost a 3rd are blissful to have intercourse on a primary date. It additionally discovered one in 10 over-75s have had a number of sexual companions since turning 65. The charity

Valentine’s Day prompts mini child increase, NHS knowledge exhibits

Picture copyright Getty Photos It’s a day recognized for ostentatious shows of romance. But it surely seems Valentine’s Day actually does result in love within the air after new figures, for 2015, confirmed a rise in conceptions across the day. NHS England knowledge exhibits there have been an estimated 16,263 conceptions in England within the week of Valentine’s Day and 16,344 the next week. That quantity was larger than the

Cleansing merchandise linked to poorer lung perform

Picture copyright Getty Photos Common publicity to cleansing merchandise considerably impacts lung perform, analysis has steered. The research of 6,000 individuals by a group from Norway’s College of Bergen, discovered girls seemed to be extra badly affected than males. They stated cleansing chemical compounds have been “pointless” and microfiber cloths and water have been “sufficient for many functions”. UK specialists stated individuals ought to hold their houses nicely ventilated and

Prime girls medical doctors lose out in NHS pay stakes

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Senior NHS feminine medical doctors are incomes lower than their male counterparts, a BBC investigation exhibits. Of the highest 100 incomes consultants in England, simply 5 are girls, regardless of greater than a 3rd of the workforce being feminine. The highest-paid man earned almost £740,000 – two-and-a-half instances that of the highest girl. On common, full-time girls consultants earned almost £14,000 a yr lower than males

Lorde is not right here for unsolicited pimples recommendation

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Lorde has instructed followers who are suffering from pimples: “I really feel your ache”. The singer posted an Instagram story concerning the unhelpful issues individuals say to individuals who, like her, have the pores and skin situation. “Zits sucks. You realize what additionally sucks?” she requested within the video, earlier than mocking the recommendation she’s been given over time. The 21-year-old stated she needs individuals to

Drink worth regulation may lead addicts to medicine, says charity

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption A charity has warned minimal worth on alcohol may lead some to unlawful medicine Placing up the price of alcohol may lead some homeless folks to low cost and unlawful medicine, a charity has warned. Welsh ministers are planning to set a minimal worth for alcohol gross sales as they consider tackling extreme consuming may save a life per week and imply 1,400 fewer