Twelve people have died after coming into contact with a harmful infection called Group A Streptococcus (GAS) in Essex. It is believed those who died, and were infected, were elderly people living in community and care homes. The number of fatalities may rise as health authorities try to...
Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that leads to redness, blistering, oozing, scaling and thickening. It is a long-term condition in most people, although it can improve over time. It appears in the first few months of life and affects around 10 per cent of babies...
Early symptoms of Parkinson’s can often be missed as they can be quite subtle and sporadic. It also affects different people in different ways. The symptoms can be divided into two categories including motor and non-motor symptoms. Motor symptoms relate more to the muscles and joints and involve...
Visceral fat is measured using a body composition monitor which measures your entire body and gives detailed information on the body’s composition. The composition monitor gives a reading between one and 59. A rating between one and 12 indicates that you have a healthy level of visceral fat....
High blood pressure, known as hypertension, affects more than 5.5 million people in England who don’t even know they have the condition according to GOV.UK. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury and recorded as either the systolic blood pressure - the highest pressure in blood vessels...
Michael Barrymore, 67, has opened up over the past few years about his descent into alcohol dependence, but also what helped him make a recovery. In an interview with 5 News in 2014, the Strike it Lucky host said he never drank when he worked because of his...
Claire King 54, born Jayne Claire Seed, was born in 1962 and is an English actress who has graced UK television screens for over 20 years. She has played characters in Bad Girls, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Coronation Street and has also appeared in series including Strictly Come Dancing,...
Alesha Dixon, 40, will be appearing on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent once more this evening, as the judges continue their nationwide search for someone to perform at the Royal Variety Performance. She started her career as part of the group Mis-Teeq in 2001, but has since starred as a judge...
Alzheimer’s disease is a physical disease and is named after Alois Alzheimer who is the doctor who first described it. The brain is an incredible organ, made up of billions of nerve cells that connect to each other. If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, the connections between these...
Type 2 diabetes is a condition involving the body's resistance to insulin, the hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into the cells or when a person doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain normal glucose levels. The build-up of sugar and fatty particles in the blood vessels causes...