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Crohn’s disease: ‘I always had to be near a toilet’ – signs that made patient housebound

Crohn's disease: ‘I always had to be near a toilet’ - signs that made patient housebound

Crohn’s disease describes a chronic condition in which part of your digestive system becomes inflamed. Around one in every 323 people in the UK suffer from this condition, and Sas became one of them during his 30s. While most people are usually diagnosed at a young age, Sas experienced a sudden onset of symptoms later …

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Levels of the ‘stress hormone’ are key indicators as to whether a person will suffer long-Covid

Researchers found that long Covid patients have around half as much cortisol in their blood as people who recovered from the virus without long-term issue (file photo)

Levels of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol are key indicators as to whether a person will suffer long-Covid, study finds A Yale research team found that people who suffered from ‘long Covid’ had lower levels of cortisol in their blood Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal gland, activating the brain’s alerts The CDC …

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A 29-year-old woman found a mark on her head and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. It turned out to be invasive skin cancer.

A 29-year-old woman found a mark on her head and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. It turned out to be invasive skin cancer.

Melanoma is a rare skin cancer that is more dangerous than other skin cancers because it is most likely to invade other parts of the body.Sarah Lee A 29-year-old woman has said her deadly skin cancer was mistaken for a fungal infection. Sarah Lee, a BBC journalist, said getting melanoma was a “terrifying surprise.” Melanoma …

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Expert warns that monkeypox IS the next pandemic – but ‘not anything like the Covid’ outbreak

Expert warns that monkeypox IS the next pandemic - but 'not anything like the Covid' outbreak

One expert is warning that monkeypox will become the next pandemic to strike the world, as the current outbreak of the virus has caused over 30,000 cases worldwide – with about a third of infections detected in the United States alone, home to the largest outbreak in the world. Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, a epidemiologist at …

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Doctors blamed menopause for my tiredness but now I’ve got weeks to live – I just want more time with my boys

Doctors blamed menopause for my tiredness but now I've got weeks to live - I just want more time with my boys

A WOMAN whose tiredness was blamed on the menopause has been told she has weeks left to live. Sonia Scott, 48, said she was “frustrated” when her symptoms were disregarded due to her age. 5 Sonia Scott is desperate for more time with her four kids after she was told she had weeks left to …

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Testosterone can make males cuddly and sociable, study shows

Testosterone influences the activity of oxytocin - the so-called 'cuddle' or 'bonding' hormone that's associated with social bonding (file photo)

Testosterone is commonly thought of as increasing sexual urges and aggression in men – but a new study shows it has a cuddly side too.  In experiments, researchers injected testosterone into male gerbils to see how they’d behave with their partners.  The injections fostered cuddling and ‘friendly behaviour’ and primed them for ‘positive social interactions’, they …

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