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    MANY of us believe we know most of the obvious cancer symptoms. Unexplained lumps, bumps are general tiredness are widely understood to be early indicators of the disease. 1Bone cancer often leg pain making it difficult for the affected person to walk But struggling to walk can also be a sign of the illness. Bone cancer, often referred to as bone sarcoma, is relatively rare with fewer than 600 people diagnosed with the disease in the UK each year. There are several types of bone cancer; chondrosarcoma is the most common in adulthood, and osteosarcoma is the most common in children and young adults. The disease, which kills around one person each day, often causes leg pain making it difficult for the affected person to walk. Any bone can be infected, although bone cancer most often develops in the long bones of the legs or upper arms, the NHS explains. "The pain can sometimes be wrongly mistaken for arthritis in adults and growing pains in children and teenagers," it says. Sometimes bone pain can be misdiagnosed as tendonitis or a sports injury, as...
    THERE are around 10,300 new cases of bladder cancer every year in the UK, equating to around 28 cases each day. It's the eleventh most common cancer in the country, so it's key that you know the signs and symptoms to look out for. 1If you experience blood in your urine or you have a change in toilet habits then it could be a sign of bladder cancerCredit: Getty - Contributor Experts at Cancer Research UK said one of the main symptoms of the illness is noticeable when you pee. Medics explained: "The main symptom of bladder cancer is blood in your urine. This is the same for both men and women. "Bladder cancer can also cause problems with passing urine." They added that doctors refer to blood in the urine as haematuria (pronounced heem-at-you-ree-ah). Read more on bladder cancer LEG up The warning signs in your legs that could mean you have bladder cancer revealed You might see blood in your pee which will usually look bright red. In some cases it might be such small amounts that you...
    AS temperatures drop, it's likely many more of us are suffering with the sniffles. However, experts say that there are times when cold-like symptoms could be a sign of cancer. 1Most of the time, a cold will go away on its own, but there are times you symptoms could be down to cancerCredit: Getty The disease will affect one in two of us during our lifetime, data from Cancer Research UK states. While most of the time your cough, sore throat and runny nose will just be down to the common cold, there are other instances when you should follow up with an expert. 1. Night sweats Medics at the charity said that night sweats or having a high temperature can be caused by infections and viral illnesses. Read more on cancer symptoms NIGHT HOWL The cancer symptom that strikes at night - and 12 other signs you need to knowGET CHECKED The cancer symptom you can hear and 8 other signs you need to know This could include the flu, colds and even Covid. It's also often experienced by...
    CATCHING cancer early can be the difference between life and death. And it's no different for bowel cancer, a disease which claims the life of 46 Brits each day, according to Cancer Research UK. 1The most obvious red flag when it comes to bowel cancer is finding blood in your stool Bowel cancer, also known as colon cancer, is the second deadliest form of the disease in the UK. Early diagnosis saves lives and is why The Sun launched the No Time 2 Lose campaign in April 2018, calling on the Government to lower the screening age for the disease from 60 to 50. Bowel Cancer UK also previously launched its 'Never Too Young' campaign after it was revealed that millions of people were unaware that you could get bowel cancer under the age of 50. Here are the three symptoms to watch out for when you go to the loo: 1. Blood One of the most obvious red flags when it comes to bowel cancer is finding blood in your stool. Bowel Cancer UK says: "There are several possible causes of bleeding from your...
    LOOSE WOMEN star Nadia Sawalha has revealed her "life changing condition" for the first time on TV today. During an episode of the hit ITV show, the presenter, 58, told the panel she has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 1It’s estimated that ADHD affects 3-4 per cent of the adult populatio The common disorder, which is often diagnosed in childhood, often sparks symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It’s estimated that ADHD affects 3-4 per cent of the adult population, with the majority of cases going undiagnosed. Nadia made a film about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for the daytime show and discovered she had been living with the condition since childhood.    The mum-of-two, who recently feared she had early onset dementia, talked through her symptoms which are characterised by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. read more on ADHDEYE SEE YOU Taking a selfie 'could help detect if you have Alzheimer's or ADHD' She told ADHD specialist Rebecca: "I...
    CASES of a dangerous Victorian disease have surged in recent weeks and parents have been warned to be on the lookout for symptoms. Scarlet fever is one of winter’s childhood illnesses. 1Scarlet fever is caused by bacteria known as group A streptococcusCredit: Getty - Contributor The bacterial infection can be caught by anyone, but most commonly affects children under ten. Complications from scarlet fever are rare but can include deadly illnesses such as pneumonia and meningitis. New infectious disease data suggests cases of scarlet fever have increased by 60 per cent within the last month, from 16 October to the 20 November. This is higher than what is expected for this time of year. read more on scarlet fever KNOW THE SIGNS I'm a doctor, these 6 historical diseases are on the rise & what to look forBOOMERGRAN! Gran, 100, beats virus after surviving heart attacks, scarlet fever & measles Cases of scarlet fever are highest in the east midlands, which accounts for 17 per cent of all infections in England. Meanwhile, the south west appears to have the fewest...
    MILLIONS of women are at risk of a silent killer cancer due to a drop in testing, data has revealed. Figures published by NHS Digital show that a total of 5.12m individuals were invited for screening for cervical cancer in 2021-22. 1Checks are done for certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that can cause changes to the cells of your cervixCredit: Getty - Contributor However, just 3.5m women actually attended appointments for screening - meaning many are at risk of illness. Cervical cancer causes around 853 deaths each year in the UK with over 3,000 cases being recorded, Cancer Research UK states. It's referred to as a silent killer, as it often presents no symptoms in its early stages. While the number of tests carried out has increased by 15 per cent on last year, coverage was seen to be the lowest in those aged 25 to 49, decreasing to 67.6 per cent from 69 per cent in 2021. Read more on cervical cancerDEADLY DELAY My niece was given laxatives for her symptoms - now we're planning her funeralGAME-CHANGER New...
    EVERY year over 5,700 people are diagnosed with myeloma, Myeloma UK states. It accounts for 15 per cent of blood cancers and two per cent of all cancers. 1Experts have said that there is one sign of myeloma that could strike in the morningCredit: Getty The illness arises from plasma cells and the charity said at any one time in the UK, around 24,000 people are living with myeloma. It can affect your body in several ways and most of the symptoms are caused by a buildup of the abnormal plasma cells in the bone marrow. But medics have said that there is one sign that could strike in the morning. Experts at Cancer Research UK said that you may feel drowsy and find it hard to wake up. Read more on blood cancer TAKE NOTE Urgent warning as millions of Brits don’t know the key signs of deadly cancerSHOCK DIAGNOSIS My beautiful wife died of blood cancer after being told nothing was wrong The charity said that this is down to too much calcium in your blood - which...
    OVER 10,000 Brits are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK each year, data from Cancer Research UK states. That equates to around 29 people every day, with the illness being the tenth most common cancer in the country. 1Experts have warned that there are signs of pancreatic cancer that you can spot in your eyesCredit: Getty It can be hard to spot, as the disease doesn't usually cause symptoms in the early stages. But as the cancer grows, it can start to causes symptoms, medics at the charity said. One strange symptom that you might not associate with the illness, can be found in your eyes. Experts stated that many people with pancreatic cancer have jaundice when they first go to the doctors. Read more on pancreatic cancerDRUG HOPE ‘Breakthrough’ in pancreatic cancer care as scientists discover potential CURESCAN-BELIEVABLE Incredible scans show new drugs reversing deadliest cancer for first time Guidance states: "Jaundice is yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. "The wee (urine) is darker than normal and poo (stools or bowel motions) may...
    LUNG cancer is one of the most deadliest forms of the illness in the UK, data from Cancer Research UK states. It accounts for around 13 per cent of all new cases of the disease each year and each day, around 130 people are told they have the illness. 1Experts have said that there is a symptom of lung cancer that could be seen in your fingers and nailsCredit: Alamy While you might associate it mainly with your chest area, experts say that there is a surprising symptom that you might see on your hands. Medics at Cancer Research UK said some people have swollen fingers and nails, also known as finger clubbing. In most cases, it might not be cancer, but the charity explained that the issue can be a sign of underlying health conditions present in the lungs and heart. It's not clear what causes the clubbing, but research from the charity shows that it may be due to large cells such as megakaryocytes, which get stuck in the small blood vessels at the tips of the fingers....
    OVARIAN cancer is one of the most common forms of the illness in the UK, killing over 4,000 people a year, Cancer Research UK states. Early detection can lead to better health outcomes, so it's important to know the key signs of the silent killer. 1Experts have said that there could be signs of ovarian cancer that you can spot at meal timesCredit: Getty The illness is often referred to as this, due to the fact that obvious symptoms often develop only when it has reached a more advanced stage, experts at Harvard Medical School say. While we should always be aware of any new changes in our body, experts say there is one red flag symptom of the illness that you might notice at mealtimes. Speaking to The Sun, London-based GP Dr Stephanie Ooi said: "Some women might notice a loss of appetite or an inability to finish their meals." Dr Ooi, of private healthcare service MyHealthcare Clinic added that some of the earliest signs can also include a swelling in the stomach or the sensation of feeling full as...
    A PLACE in the Sun's Jonnie Irwin has revealed he 'doesn't know how long he has left to live' following a terminal cancer diagnosis. The 48-year-old was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020, which has now spread to his brain. 2Jonnie Irwin was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020. He is pictured above with his two-year-old twins Rafa and CormacCredit: INSTAGRAM 2He has spoken out about his condition and says he wants to do as much as he can with wife Jess (pictured together above) and his three childrenCredit: INSTAGRAM Irwin revealed the first warning sign of his illness came while he was filming A Place In The Sun in August 2020 in Italy, when his vision became blurry while driving. “Within a week of flying back from filming, I was being given six months to live,” he said. Speaking to Hello! magazine, he said he now wants to do as much as he can with wife Jess, 40, son Rex, three, and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac. "I don’t know how long I have left, but I try to...
    FINDING your baby floppy, unresponsive and even blue from lack of oxygen is every parent’s worst nightmare. But it’s what can happen to babies and young children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — a common but little-known illness that can be fatal. 4Christine's daughter Aria was 12 days old when she came down with RSVCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 4Christine, pictured with daughter Aria, wants other parents to be aware of RSVCredit: Chris Balcombe It’s a leading cause of infant mortality and is especially dangerous to babies born prematurely. Cases of the bug, which infects the lungs, have surged recently, especially among under-fives. Lorna Smith had never heard of RSV before young son Caolan was struck down with it. “Seeing your tiny baby connected to loads of machines, struggling to breathe, has to be one of the most traumatic things a mother can experience,” says Lorna, 35, from Southampton. READ MORE ON RSVSymptom checker Is it flu, RSV or Covid? A parent's guide to the three deadly viruses SICK NOTE UK faces 'very difficult winter' with combined threat of Covid...
    THE number of children in hospital with a deadly virus has soared in the last week, official data has revealed. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the cause of deaths for thousands of kids under five, across the world. 1Data from the UKHSA shows how hospitalisations of children under the age of five have soared in the last week Now data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has revealed that not only have cases risen - but that hospitalisations have also surged in the under 5s. The chart above shows that over 16 children per 100,000 of the population in the under 5s have been hospitalised with the bug. That's far more than any other age group, with in some groups, less that one child per 100,000 having been hospitalised. Cases of the illness are highest in that age group at 29.3 per cent, in figures taken from the week ending October 23. Read more on RSVNEW ALERT Urgent warning as cases of dangerous kids' virus surge - the signs you must knowMUM'S WARNING My little boy went blue and...
    OLYMPIC TV presenter Gaby Logan broke down in tears while recalling her husband’s “horrible” battle with cancer. The 49-year-old was on Steven Bartlett's The Diary of a CEO podcast when she opened up about Kenny Logan’s diagnosis. 1Gaby Logan MBE is a Welsh presenter and a former international rhythmic gymnastCredit: Getty The 50-year-old former Scotland rugby star was told he had prostate cancer in February and Gabby spoke to Steven about his illness. It's the most common cancer amongst men in the UK with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed each year. New figures from the NHS have revealed that more people than ever before are receiving potentially life-saving urological checks. Prostate cancer is very treatable if caught early and medics are now urging Brits to be aware of the signs in order to stop the illness in its tracks. Read more on prostate cancer GET CHECKED The 7 signs of prostate cancer you need to know as treatments surge'LIFE SAVING' Brits could 'avoid invasive prostate cancer checks by looking at genetics' In most cases, the illness doesn’t have any symptoms until the growth is big enough to put pressure...
    IT’S no longer just a problem we face on an occasional basis.  Stress has been called the health epidemic of the 21st century by the World Health Organisation (WHO), with research by the Mental Health Foundation finding that 74 per cent of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year, that they’ve felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. 1One in 14 adults feel stressed everyday - these are the physical signs to watch out forCredit: Getty In fact, around one in 14 UK adults feel stressed every single day.  What’s even more concerning is that 16 per cent of adults have admitted to self-harming as a result of stress. With November 2 marking Stress Awareness Day, it’s time to recognise the symptoms of stress and make efforts to reduce them, before they become even more of a problem.  While short term stress can be good, triggering a release of adrenaline in the body and kicking us into fight or flight mode to help us deal with certain situations, it’s the chronic, long term stress that...
    A ONCE common Covid symptom has been removed from the symptom list, as cases of the virus continue to climb. Earlier this month, Covid appeared to be presenting like flu in many people it infected. 1Scientists warm of a  'swarm' of Omicron strains that could threaten this winterCredit: Reuters But now, fewer people are experiencing a fever with Covid than ever before, the ZOE Symptom Tracker app has revealed. Professor Tim Spector, of the Zoe Health Study, said: "It really is a complete waste of everyone's time to be screening workplaces and care homes... for fever at the moment." Earlier this month, 43 per cent of all people who had Covid reported having a a fever. This comes as scientists warned of a so-called 'swarm' of Omicron strains that could threaten this winter. Read more on CovidVIRAL LOAD Covid cases at 2million for first time in months - as latest wave has ‘peaked’MAPPED The 6 worst Covid hotspots revealed as viral clusters emerge - are you at risk? Currently, Omicron is the main strain circulating, which has been proven to...
    CASES of norovirus are rising in England, new data has revealed. Infections are up 16 per cent and medics have warned figures are slightly higher than the usual for this time of year. 2The graph above shows how infections of norovirus have risen between September and October 2The report states that between September 26 and October 9, there have been on average, 132 cases of norovirusCredit: Getty - Contributor Figures from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) state there have been over 100 new cases reported. However, in most instances, norovirus is a bug that can leave you vomiting and rushing to the toilet. This means that many who have the illness may not have been tested, so in reality, cases could be much higher. The report states that between September 26 and October 9, there have been on average, 132 cases of norovirus. Read more on norovirus BUG BEAR The 3 unusual norovirus symptoms you should never ignore as UK cases riseBUG BEAR Norovirus surge warning 'hand sanitiser won’t kill bug' - the 6 signs to watch for But...
    THE latest Covid wave has peaked, as infections have fallen 11 per cent in the last week, new data has revealed. Around one in 21 people in the UK have the bug - with numbers now also falling in the youngest age groups. 1The graph above shows how Covid infections have started to fall once more - signifying the end of the current waveCredit: Zoe Health Study Experts at the ZOE Symptom Tracker app revealed that there are currently an estimated 209,243 infections, down from 235,829 last week. The decrease in cases, the medics say, indicates that the current wave has peaked. Rates seem to have fallen in all age groups, with infections in those aged 0-17 dropping the most. If you've had the virus before, then you might think you'd know exactly what to look out for. Read more on Covid-19XMAS WISH Covid expert gives his early predictions for Xmas amid 'swarm of Omicron strains'DRUG DEAL Drug used to treat addiction could 'cure' long Covid, scientists discover But as strains have evolved and changed over the last two years, so have...
    IN a major step forward, women can now access HRT over the counter - and Boots Pharmacy is the first to offer it. Anne Higgins, Pharmacy Director at Boots, said the move marked a "landmark moment for women's health". 4Woman are finally able to access one type of HRT over the counter, and there are more products available to help ease symptomsCredit: Getty She explained women can access vaginal tablet Gina - prescribed to treat dryness, soreness, itching, and burning down there - after a quick consultation with a pharmacist in store, although women still have to pay for it. "It means the treatment is more convenient and accessible for women," she told The Sun. "Women can walk into any Boots store to speak to a pharmacist about their menopause symptoms, with no appointment needed, and many stores have consultation rooms available for privacy." Boots Pharmacist Bina Mehta adds: “Menopause can trigger over 40 signs and symptoms. READ MORE ON MENOPAUSECHANGE IN OPINION Brit women say there ARE positives of having the menopauseGET A BOOST From probiotics to sleep...
    TV's George Alagiah will be taking a break from presenting after scans revealed his cancer had spread further. The well-known newsreader - who has fronted BBC News At Six since 2003 - said he is dealing with "some tough stuff". 1Georgereturned to work this April after receiving more treatment. The 66 year-old was first diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in 2014 and later said it had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. George returned to our screens in April after receiving more treatment. But today he has said: "A recent scan showed that my cancer has spread further so it’s back to some tough stuff. "I’m missing my colleagues. Working in the newsroom has been such an important part of keeping energised and motivated." Read more on bowel cancerASK DR ZOE From IBS to bowel cancer - Dr Zoe Williams answers your questions‘CHECK YOUR POO’ Tens of thousands tested for bowel cancer thanks to Dame Debs' message What are the first symptoms of bowel cancer? Being aware of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, spotting any changes...
    CASES of Covid are rising once more in the UK, with many people being struck down with the bug. If you've had the virus before, then you might think you'd know exactly what to look out for. 2It's estimated that there are around 235,829 new daily symptomatic cases of Covid in the UKCredit: Getty But as strains have evolved and changed over the last two years, so have the symptoms. New data from the ZOE Symptom Tracker app has revealed the first warning sign you might have the illness. Of those testing positive right now, 63.55 per cent are coming down with a sore throat, figures show. It's estimated that there are around 235,829 new daily symptomatic cases of Covid in the UK. Read more on Covid-19NEW WARNING Covid deaths start to rise as Brits told 'stay away from elderly if you're ill'VIRAL LOAD Urgent warning to anyone who’s had Covid over devastating side effect This is up almost 34 per cent from 176,090 daily cases two weeks ago, figures from ZOE shows. As testing is no longer free, it can be difficult to...
    MANY of us assume we know the symptoms of cancer. But some signs might not be quite as obvious as you might expect. 1The cruel disease kills around half of all those who have it, according to a charityCredit: Getty Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, with over 20,500 Brits diagnosed each year. The deadly condition is more common in older adults, with most new cases diagnosed in people aged 60 and above. Because the symptoms can be quite vague around quarter of all cases are diagnosed at a late stage, particularly in women. The cruel disease kills around half of all those who have it, according to charity Action Bladder Cancer UK. Read more on cancerVITAL CHECK Revolutionary AI scanner could transform treatment for cancer patientsASK DR ZOE From IBS to bowel cancer - Dr Zoe Williams answers your questions When it comes to cancer, catching it early is vital to increase chances of survival. And bladder cancer is no different. In fact, there are very few treatments to help with...
    FORMER Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has said he was left "speaking like a toddler" after suffering a mini stroke. The 35-year-old, who played Weatherfield's Tommy Duckworth in the long-running soap spent five days in a London hospital after waking up at home unable to speak properly in August. 2Chris fountain and his mum 2The former Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has said he was left "speaking like a toddler"Credit: Rex Features The actor told the Daily Mirror that doctors had discovered he had suffered a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) - known as a mini stroke - after a blood clot lodged in his brain. Chris said: "I woke up one morning and knew something wasn't right. "My mum called me and I just couldn't get my words out. "I started walking round my house looking at things and I could think what the word was, like television or fridge, but I couldn't say it," he said. Read more on strokesBEST MEDICINE Seven in ten heart attacks & strokes 'could be prevented with better sleep'PILL POPPER Warning as 4p...
    SIX million more Brits are set to be invited to have their Covid booster jabs. Invites for over-75s and vulnerable people are in the post urging people to come forward and get jabbed. 1Virus cases are rising as medics fear winter will be rough as people are indoorsCredit: PA Vulnerable people being reminded to book in their jab as soon as possible include those who are most likely to develop serious illness from Covid. These are: people with suppressed immune systems, those who are pregnant, have a learning disability or another health issue. Invites for the over-50s will follow. Virus cases are rising as medics fear winter will be rough as people are indoors more and immunity wears off. Read more on CovidVIRAL ALERT Telltale Covid symptoms revealed as cases surge by 20% in a weekMAPPED The 20 worst Covid hotspots revealed - as one in 50 Brits are infected right now The vaccines have been updated to fend off Omicron and future variants. NHS England's Professor Sir Stephen Powis, said: "The threat of a Covid-19 and flu season creating a “twindemic” this winter is real. "Infections levels continue to rise...
    EBOLA is a deadly disease and doctors in the UK have been put on high alert after an outbreak in Uganda claimed the lives of 10 people. Medics said the risk to Brits remains 'very low' and that there are currently no cases of the illness confirmed in the UK. 1Doctors are pictured above outside an Ebola isolation section in Mubende, UgandaCredit: AP Uganda has been hit by the Sudan strain of the deadly virus, for which there is currently no proven vaccine. There have been 43 confirmed cases in the country, with four health workers among the 10 people confirmed to have died. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) says it’s currently monitoring the outbreak of the disease. A public health alert has been issued urging healthcare professionals to look out for symptoms in patients who have recently returned from affected areas. Read more on Ebola VIRAL THREAT New fears as man dies of Ebola weeks after six deaths from 'strange illness'DEADLY OUTBREAK Two people die after testing positive for Ebola-like Marburg virus in Ghana With that in mind, the key five...
    THOUSANDS of Brits have been given the wrong flu jab which leaves them exposed to the deadly virus this coming winter. Many people aged 65 years and over could have been given a flu jab which is ineffective for the age group. 1Many 65 year olds could be called back to receive an effective flu jabCredit: PA Experts have called on healthcare professionals to revaccinate all those who received the wrong vaccines with an effective jab so they are protected against this virus this winter In a letter, sent to NHS staff, Tim Davies, NHS lead for screening and immunisation, said that “a significant number” of over 65s had been given the wrong vaccine "nationally." The jab, known as QIVe, does not create a strong enough immune response in those 65 and older to keep them protected from flu. The vaccine is only meant be given to people between 18–64 years who have underlying health issues such as chronic heart disease or diabetes. Read more on fluSPOT THE DIFFERENCE Cold, flu or Covid? Key symptoms as Omicron cases surge in new...
    VIRUSES have a magical ability to mutate into different more deadly and more infectious versions of themselves. And Covid is no exception. 1The new strain has the ability to evade the immunity provided by current vaccinesCredit: ? NEXU Science Communication 2020 | No re-sale. No redistribution allowed without prior wr The latest version of the virus, a subvariant of Omicron called BA.2.75.2, is raising alarm bells among health professions. So far, the strain has been reported in 47, including the UK. Subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are currently the most dominant strains in the Britain. Why is the subvariant worrying experts? Read more on CovidSPOT THE DIFFERENCE Cold, flu or Covid? Key symptoms as Omicron cases surge in new waveDOCTOR'S ORDERS Urgent warning to anyone who gets Covid over risk of nasty side effect The new strain, dubbed Centaurus on Twitter, has the ability to evade the immunity provided by current vaccines. It also can’t be neutralised by many of the antiviral drug treatments available. This means it could become the dominant strain and cause another wave of the virus. ...
    A GYNAECOLOGY expert has revealed the five signs of potential cancer every woman should be aware of. A survey from the gynaecological cancer research charity The Eve Appeal found that only one in three people can’t name a single gynaecological cancer and only two per cent can name all five. 6There are five gynaecological cancers people should be aware of (stock image)Credit: Getty Valentina Milanova, Founder of Daye, a gynae health company that aims to raise the standards in gynae health, outlined the five gynaecological cancers there are and what people need to look out for in each. Milanova said the two most common symptoms of gynaecological cancers are abdominal bloating and spotting - bleeding outside of the time of your menstrual cycle. She told the Daily Mail: “Because bloating and spotting are both very common, individuals frequently miss out on the early signs of gynaecological cancers. “This is why patients typically present late with cancer making the treatment harder and less likely to be successful.” Read More on CancerBREAST BE AWARE Millions of women at risk of killer cancer...
    There are some symptoms that women shouldn't ignore - but do you know what they are? A survey by The Eve Appeal, the UK's leading gynaecological cancer research charity, found that one in three people can’t name a single gynaecological cancer and only two per cent can name all five. Valentina Milanova, Founder of Daye, a gynae health company that is committed to raising the standards in gynae health, has outlined the five gynaecoloical cancers there are and what to look out for in each.  Valentina stated that the two most common symptoms of gynaecological cancers are abdominal bloating and spotting - bleeding outside of the time of your menstrual cycle.  She said: 'Because bloating and spotting are both very common, individuals frequently miss out on the early signs of gynaecological cancers.  This is why patients typically present late with cancer making the treatment harder and less likely to be successful.' She provided the shocking statistic that only 20 per cent of people with ovarian cancer present themselves when they are at stage I or II.  Here, she outlines the five...
    Botox fanatics rave about its wrinkle-busting properties. But researchers believe the injections might have another benefit — warding off the blues. And it's not just depression. German scientists think it might also help patients with borderline personality disorder, who often suffer from depression. Botox works by relaxing the muscles in the face to smooth out lines and wrinkles. Researchers say these effects, which last for three months, are responsible for any mental health benefits. Preventing people from frowning — by freezing forehead muscles needed to do so — stops recipients from experiencing negative moods as intensely, according to their theory. The team at Hannover Medical School said Botox 'could have a role' in treating mental illness. Dr Axel Wollmer, a psychiatrist at Semmelweis University and senior study author, told The Telegraph: 'The World Health Organization estimates that the number of people suffering from depression is approximately 280million. 'Established treatments such as psychotherapy or antidepressants don't work sufficiently for about one third of the patients so there is a need to develop novel treatment options, and this is where [Botox] injections could have...
    RYLAN Clark has revealed of two horror dashes to the hospital last year after his body “shut down," and he almost died. The popular TV host was rushed away from his Essex home in an ambulance after suffering heart failure. 1Heart failure affects over 900,000 Brits with 60,000 new cases each year.Credit: PA Medics were forced to administer an injection in hospital in a bid to “restart” his heart. Heart failure happens when the heart is unable to pump blood around the body properly, either because it has become too stiff or weak. The condition affects over 900,000 Brits with 60,000 new cases each year. It is predominantly a disease of older people, however it can also affect young people in some cases. Read more on heart disease ON THE CLOCK How the time you go to bed can 'predict your risk of deadly diabetes'GREEN FINGERS Urgent warning to gardeners as soil ‘increases risk of killer heart disease’ In Rylan's case, his heart rate soared up to 248 BPM - far above the average which lies...
    THE tragic reality is that a half of all Brits will develop cancer at some point in their lifetimes. So it's worth doing everything we can to mitigate the risk, even if that means giving up some things we love - like booze. 1Around one in 25 newly diagnosed cancer cases in the last year are associated with drinking alcoholCredit: Getty Medics say there are 7 known cancers which are directly caused by drinking alcohol. These are: Mouth Upper throat Laryngeal Esophagus  Breast Liver  Bowel  Now there is even clearer evidence that alcohol ups your risk of cancer, which has been highlighted by experts in updated guidance for medics. Around one in 25 newly diagnosed cancer cases in the last year were be associated with drinking alcohol, according to a global study published in The Lancet Oncology. Read more on cancerSPOT CHECK The skin cancer symptoms you should never ignoreDEADLY VICE Common habit is the MAIN cause of preventable cancer & death in UK The guidance, published by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), suggests ways healthcare...
    SADLY, one in two of us will develop cancer at some point during our lifetime. But some cancers are much more deadly than others, which is why it's vital to know the signs and catch it early - when you have the best chance of treating and surviving it. 1Catching cancer early is vital, so treatment can start as swiftly as possibleCredit: Getty Images There are around 167,000 cancer deaths in the UK every year, that means nearly 460 people die of the disease each day. According to the World Health Organisation the three cancers that killed the most people worldwide in 2020 were lung, colorectal and liver cancer. However, these cancers aren't necessarily the most deadly. They just happen to be quite common, so their chances of killing more people is more likely. Read more on cancer HARD TO SWALLOW Britain’s favourite drink ‘increases the risk of SEVEN types of cancer’SMOKE SCREEN Vaping may 'wake up' cancer cells and trigger wave of killer disease The deadliness of a cancer is measured by how likely someone is to survive the effects of the given cancer...
    AS temperature slowly drop across the UK, you might have noticed a few more spiders lurking in your home. Images on social media show many eight-legged friends pitching up in bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms across the country. 1Spiders have been creeping into homes across the UK as temperatures drop and they seek shelter to breedCredit: Getty Most of the time, they are just as afraid of you, as you are of them. But as more and more of them make their way into our cosy homes to get out of the cold and breed, experts have issued a bite warning. Medics at St John Ambulance explained that while spider bite reactions are typically mild and can usually be managed at home, in recent years there has been a rise in False Widow spiders. The creepies can bite, and while they aren't particularly venomous, its bite can feel like a wasp sting.   Read more on spider bites OUCH! What do spider bites look like?BITE HORROR I had the back of my hand REMOVED and was days from death after spider bite...
    AS TV presenter and journalist Bill Turnbull has died of prostate cancer, it’s important for men to know the symptoms and risk factors of the disease.  Bill, who for 15 years woke up the nation as a BBC Breakfast anchor, died at the age of 66 after being diagnosed in 2017. 1Bill Turnbull, TV presenter, has died of prostate cancer at the age of 66Credit: Rex Roughly one in every eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to Prostate Cancer UK, making it the most common male cancer in the UK. A statement from Bill’s family said: "Following a challenging and committed fight against prostate cancer, Bill passed away peacefully at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family on Wednesday, 31st August.” Bill Turnbull said inspiring men to get tested for prostate cancer by publicly revealing his own diagnosis was the “one useful thing” he had done in his life. He had previously said he was “cross with myself” for the pride he had felt at not visiting a GP in four years. Read...
    IS it acne, an STI or monkeypox? Many people may been left confused and concerned that any new bumps on their skin could be a sign of monkeypox - a virus that has caused outbreaks across the world this summer. 1Monkepox blisters often present much like acne: red spots which look as if they are filled with pusCredit: Getty The Sun spoke with two skin experts to find out what the signs and symptoms of monkeypox lesions are and how can you distinguish them from other skin conditions. Skin and hair specialist Sam Cinkir, CEO of leading skin and hair clinic Este Medical Group, said: “Monkeypox carries a lot of symptoms that can easily be mistaken for other more common illnesses, so it’s important to be aware of what to look out for." Hard blisters Monkepox blisters often present much like acne: red spots which look as if they are filled with pus.  Read more on monkeypoxBOUNCING BACK Monkeypox patients in NHS' world-first drug trial to speed up recoveryJAB FEARS Fears over struggle to contain spread of monkeypox amid...
    HEART conditions can be terrifying. The heart pumps blood around your body and is one of the most important organs - meaning it's key to keeping it in shape. 1Heart valve disease can often go undetected in patients as it can be mistaken for something elseCredit: Getty But one doctor has now warned of a hidden condition, that they say can be 'worse than cancer'. Specialist Dr Mamta Buch said that heart valve disease can often go undetected in patients. The medic explained that this is a condition that is 'increasingly common' as the population gets older. If you have developed heart valve disease, it means that one or more of the valves in your heart has stopped working properly. Read more on heart health HEART RISK Cannabis raises risk of deadly heart problems by three-quarters, study findsSWEET TREAT Chocolate lowers blood pressure - and 10 more things that can too! The organ has four valves that keep blood flowing in the correct direction. In some cases, one or more don't open or close properly - this in turn causes...
    DIABETES patients have been warned to be on the lookout for three new symptoms – these are the signs you need to be aware of. New research has shown that along with the common indicators for type 2 diabetes, sufferers should be aware of back pain, depression and osteoarthritis, after a link was discovered. 2The study found that 25.7 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes also suffered with depression (stock image)Credit: Getty Researchers found that these were among the five most common conditions when people were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Head of Health Analytics at LCP called the findings “unexpected”. Among the common indicators that people may be aware of are excessive tiredness, constantly feeling thirsty and unexplained weight loss, according to the NHS. Those at risk from the condition should also be aware of high blood pressure and heart disease. Read More on DiabetesFIZZ FEAR Artificial sweetener used in fizzy drinks 'could cause diabetes', research findsHEALTH CHECK The 14 signs of killer condition on your FEET you should never ignore The study of...
    EXPERTS have revealed the most common symptoms people are likely to experience when they have heart disease.  Heart disease is the second most common cause of death in the UK, killing around 64,000 Brits each year. 1Understanding and knowing the symptoms of heart disease is “critical” for an “effective diagnosis and treatment decisions, experts have saidCredit: Getty However, many people are unaware of some of the most common symptoms, meaning they let their illness go untreated putting their life at risk.  Researchers from the American Heart Association have said that understanding and knowing the symptoms is “critical” for an “effective diagnosis and treatment decisions". “Some people may not consider symptoms like fatigue, sleep disturbance, weight gain and depression as important or related to cardiovascular disease,” they said.  Read more on heart disease CLEAR THE AIR Cleaning products and PETS wreak havoc on our health and could cause strokesDOCTOR BREW Tea is wonder drug that can 'slash cancer, heart disease and cut dementia' Heart disease is an umbrella term for all diseases which affect the heart. The paper, published in Circulation,...
    (CNN)After Robin Williams died by suicide in August 2014, his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, would soon learn about a disease she had never heard of, but one that had haunted both of their lives. That disease is Lewy body dementia, with which the actor was diagnosed in October 2014 following an autopsy on his brain. "A few months before he passed, he was given a Parkinson's (disease) diagnosis," said Schneider Williams, an artist and advocate for LBD awareness and research, at the Life Itself conference, a health and wellness event presented in partnership with CNN. "But that was just the tip of the iceberg." The misdiagnosis occurred in May 2014 after Robin had been experiencing severe memory, movement, personality, reasoning, sleep and mood changes. The comedian had undergone multiple tests to identify his problem, most of which were negative. "None of the doctors knew that there was this ghost disease underlying all of this," Schneider Williams told CNN in an interview. "When that was revealed, that was like essentially finding out the name of my husband's killer." Schneider Williams...
    By Kristen Rogers | CNN After Robin Williams died by suicide in August 2014, his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, would soon learn about a disease she had never heard of, but one that had haunted both of their lives. That disease is Lewy body dementia, with which the actor was diagnosed in October 2014 following an autopsy on his brain. “A few months before he passed, he was given a Parkinson’s (disease) diagnosis,” said Schneider Williams, an artist and advocate for LBD awareness and research, at the Life Itself conference, a health and wellness event presented in partnership with CNN. “But that was just the tip of the iceberg.” The misdiagnosis occurred in May 2014 after Robin had been experiencing severe memory, movement, personality, reasoning, sleep and mood changes. The comedian had undergone multiple tests to identify his problem, most of which were negative. “None of the doctors knew that there was this ghost disease underlying all of this,” Schneider Williams told CNN in an interview. “When that was revealed, that was like essentially finding out the name of my...
    PEOPLE are being urged to stay vigilant to monkeypox signs.  But it’s easy to mistake for something else, from a cold to herpes. 3High temperature and achey joints are among the first signs of monkeypoxCredit: Getty 3Standard monkeypox symptoms Monkeypox is an illness that lasts up to three weeks, causing various stages of symptoms.  If you come into contact with someone with the virus, you won’t necessarily realise that you have been infected for several days after. You may not be wary of new symptoms and miss them entirely. Familiarise yourself with the features of the virus - which is currently spreading among men who have sex with men - so you don’t get caught out. Read more on monkeypoxVIRAL CLUES Can the monkeypox virus spread via clothes or groceries?VIRAL CLUES I thought I had Covid & feared I'd die in agony in hospital - it was monkeypox Five-seven days The first symptoms of monkeypox appear anywhere between five and 21 days after infection, the NHS says. But on average, people appear to get sick from day seven, according to...
    WE'RE often told that catching cancer in its early stages can hugely increase chances of recovery and even survival.  Despite this, new research has found half of UK adults with possible symptoms of the illness don’t contact their GP within the first six month of feeling ill.  1Poorer people are less likely than wealthier people to get in touch their GP if they have symptoms A YouGov survey of 2,468 people found just 48 per cent of those who’d experienced a “red flag” symptom, such as unexplained weight loss and a new or unusual lump, contacted their GP within half a year. Michelle Mitchell, CRUK chief executive said that spotting cancer early was "vital" if more people are to survive. "The first step in that process is getting help for a possible cancer symptom," she explained. But what are the red flag symptoms you should be looking out for? Read more on cancerKILLER WAITS Cancer patients becoming terminally ill and 'dying because of long NHS waits'‘CHECK YOUR POO’ Tens of thousands tested for bowel cancer thanks to Dame Debs'...
    CASES of Lyme disease have spiked in the last 15 years with medics warning it remains a 'concern'. The illness is a bacterial infection spread by ticks when they bite humans. 1Most people develop a distinctive red rash the shape of a circle with a ring around it between three and 30 days after they were bittenCredit: Getty There are round 3,000 cases of Lyme disease in England every year. But new data coming out of the US suggests that infections there are at an all time high. In just 15 years, incidences have risen by 357 per cent in rural areas, with urban areas like New York also seeing a 65 per cent rise. The new data comes from insurance claims collected by FAIR Health. Read more on Lyme disease DANGER ZONE Warning over disease caught from bugs in parks that can cause heart failureBLOOD SUCKERS I was bitten by a tick and got Lyme disease - it's ruined my life Experts looked at a database ofprivate healthcare claims on Lyme disease over the last 15 years. Most people in the...
    A UROLOGIST has busted five cancer myths that everyone needs to know and revealed when to get help. Prostate cancer and biopsy specialist Petr Holy debunked misconceptions around areas including ages of patients, symptoms and treatments. 2A urologist has busted five cancer mythsCredit: Alamy 2Petr Holy urged men to keep a close eye on their healthCredit: Linkedln And he called upon all men to keep a close eye on their health. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men and the second most common cancer in the UK. Mr Holy, of the Men’s Health Clinic in Kingston, South London, said: “Unfortunately, it’s thought many people have put off seeing their GP during the pandemic for fear of burdening the health service. "We want to make sure people are getting the help they need. Our message is this: If you are concerned about any changes, however small they may be, please speak to your GP, even if you feel well.  READ MORE ON CANCERHIDDEN SIGNS How to spot when your cough could be a sign of the UK’s deadliest...
    A COVID expert has warned people of the two symptoms that mean you should assume you have the virus when you wake up. Professor Tim Spector said that fatigue in the morning, even after a good night's sleep, and a sore throat may be tell-tale signs you have the virus. 1Professor Tim Spector has warned people of the two symptoms that mean you should assume you have the virus when waking upCredit: Alamy The prof, who heads up the ZOE Health Study, added that a sore throat is more commonly reported in people with Covid than a regular cold. Professor Spector tweeted his advice: "Twice as many covid cases as common colds currently- the ratio has never been so high. "Symptoms much the same except generally more fatigue and sore throat - so best to assume it’s Covid! "Hopefully this wave will be over soon." Read more in HealthFRESH PANDEMIC Monkeypox declared global emergency by WHO after 70 countries affected'IT WAS HELL' I travelled to Turkey to get teeth like Rylan but new smile left me suicidal Prof Spector added that if...
    Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT as it’s usually known, can be a phenomenal, life-enhancing treatment. Whether in tablet form, patch, spray or gel, it can help combat some of the worst symptoms of the menopause – from hot flushes and insomnia, to low mood and muscle aches. But for women who’ve had breast cancer, unfortunately, it isn’t generally an option. HRT works by topping up falling oestrogen levels – the same hormone that drives many breast tumours – and this raises the risk of cancer recurrence. So these women are generally told to steer clear. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT as it’s usually known, can be a phenomenal, life-enhancing treatment for women In last week’s Mail on Sunday my colleague Dr Liz O’Riordan, a former breast cancer surgeon who has had breast cancer twice herself, wrote in detail about this and received an outpouring of support from both the breast cancer community and women’s health experts. They had been hugely worried by recent claims by the influential GP and menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson that ‘most of the evidence’ suggested...