CDC launches task force for polio-like disease as MORE cases emerge

Another 16 children have contracted the rare polio-like disease, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) - bringing the total number of confirmed cases this year to 109 across 29 states, the CDC has revealed.Another 167...

Charities risk becoming irrelevant, warns new report

Health Connections Mendip (HCM) never set out to be a model for anything. However, this deceptively simple project in the small Somerset town of Frome is being talked about, not just as a...

Blood transfusions 'absolutely critical' for Essex boy Henry

Parents of a two-year-old boy with a rare blood disease are appealing for more donors to keep their appointments over the festive period.Henry, from Harwich in Essex, has Diamond-Blackfan anaemia and is unable...

Mental health patients have been thrown down the Brexit rabbit-hole | Zoe Williams

The whole thing reads like a misprint: if you present at your GP’s with mild to moderate depression or anxiety, you will wait, on average, six weeks for treatment, which itself sounds like...

Brit dies after getting stranded in Madagascar while on dream holiday to celebrate end...

A BRITISH man has died after getting stranded in Madagascar while on a dream holiday to celebrate the end of chemotherapy treatment. Jon Paul McAllister was on a trip round the Indian Ocean when...

Mouth cancer symptoms: If your breath smells like this you could have the deadly...

Mouth cancer may not be the most common cancer in the UK, but around 7,300 people are diagnosed with he disease every year.There are a number of things that can increase your risk...

Newlywed struck down by polio-like illness on dream honeymoon after coming down with a...

A Wisconsin man was struck down with a rare polio-like illness just days after he got married.Adam and Bridget Spoerri, from Burnham Park, were on their honeymoon in late July on Lake Superior...

Food giants told to slash sugar or face tax on chocolate and biscuits

FOOD giants face a tax on sweet treats unless they cut sugar levels. The threat comes after data showed no reduction in sugar in chocolates and biscuits.   Getty - Contributor One in three children leave...

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