Health News

We believe we can stop MS, and this is how

Twenty-five years ago there were no treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) – a neurological condition that affects more than 100,000 people living in the UK. Today the picture is very different. There have been major advances in treatment and, following a series of more recent discoveries, we believe we can stop MS. We’ve reached a […]

Health Problems

Connecticut sees first death this year from mosquito-borne EEE

A Connecticut resident has died from eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the first such death in the state since 2013, health officials report. In addition, another person in the state has contracted the infection, as an outbreak grows. It has been an unusually active year for EEE, with cases reported in several northeast states. In Massachusetts, […]

Health Problems

Brazil confirms first measles death this year

Brazilian health authorities say the country has had its first death from measles this year. Brazil’s Health Ministry said Thursday that a 42-year-old man died from measles in Sao Paulo. He was not vaccinated against the disease. Nearly all the measles cases recorded this year in Brazil are in the state of Sao Paulo, where […]

Personal Health

This Life-Threatening Type of Psoriasis Causes Pus-Filled Bumps

Typically, psoriasis—a chronic, inflammatory skin condition—shows up as red patches that have a silver, scaly appearance. Pustular psoriasis is a little different, and can actually be quite serious.  Pustular psoriasis is characterized by white pustules (or blisters of pus) surrounded by red skin, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF). But—and this is important—pustular psoriasis is […]

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How to check for ticks this summer

With summer in full swing it’s more than likely you’ll be enjoying outdoor adventures. But with the great outdoors comes the possibility of not so great ticks. These are tiny creatures found in woodland, moorland, grassland and parks. Young ticks can be as small as a poppy seed, whilst older ticks look like a tiny […]