First recipients of MND scholarship named

The award was set up in memory of the motor neurone disease campaigner Gordon Aikman who died last year.

United Kingdom

Number of dogs killed by flesh-eating disease Alabama rot in UK DOUBLED last year

THE number of UK dogs killed by a flesh-eating disease called Alabama rot almost doubled last year, vets have revealed. The toll was 37 as the bug struck across 32 counties. The killer disease originated in the 1980s among greyhounds in America. It was fi


Leeds 'so proud' after big-hearted players fund £200,000 cancer treatment of child who begged his nurse mum to 'make him better'

Little Toby Nye, 5, is battling same disease that killed Bradley Lowery and will begin treatment next week after midfielder Samuel Saiz came up with final £25,000 needed

United Kingdom

What’s the difference between an endemic, an epidemic and a pandemic? Outbreak terms explained

OUTBREAKS of disease can spread rapidly and kill thousands but what is the difference between an endemic, epidemic and pandemic? Here’s everything you need to know about the difference in the terms. What is an outbreak? When more cases of a disease

United States

Young women's ADHD prescriptions have soared since 2003, CDC finds

Prescriptions have jumped 700% among US women in their late 20s, raising concerns amid questions over drugs’ safety during pregnancyPrescriptions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications have increased 700% among US women in their l


Girl, 5, survives cancer only to be killed by driverless car that hit her at school gates

A GIRL, five, who beat cancer as a toddler has been killed after being hit by a runaway car, according to reports. Camila de Almeida Torcato, from Toronto, Canada, was diagnosed with the deadly disease aged two. She battled through rounds of gruelling sur


Aztecs were wiped out by horror ‘eye-bleeding’ disease that killed 15million in just five years, scientists reveal

THE Aztecs were wiped out by a horror disease that caused them to bleed from the eyes, mouth and nose, experts have revealed. Scientists say as many as 15 million people – an estimated 80 per cent of  population – were killed when an epid

United Kingdom

Shocking moment woman, 22, was forced to lay on hospital FLOOR for hours due to ‘bed shortage’

A HOSPITAL patient had to lie on the floor in agony for hours due to a bed shortage. Kyra Dew was in horrific pain while visiting Hereford County Hospital A&E department as she suffers with Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease. The 22-year-old was sent by the N


BBC Newsreader George Alagiah reveals his cancer has returned for a second time four years after battling disease

Presenter and newsreader George Alagiah reveals that his cancer has returned [Getty ] George Alagiah, 62, has announced that his cancer has returned four years after he first battled the disease. The veteran BBC newsreader, who has been presenting the B


BBC newsreader George Alagiah reveals cancer has returned for second time

George Alagiah, the BBC newsreader, is to undergo medical treatment for cancer after the disease returned for a second time.

United Kingdom

BBC newsreader George Alagiah, 62, reveals cancer has returned two years after fighting disease

BBC veteran newsreader George Alagiah has revealed his cancer has returned two years after he first battled the disease. The 62-year-old will now undergo treatment after previously being diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014. He later revealed the dis

United Kingdom

Lady Lucan died after taking 'cocktail of drink and drugs'

Lady Lucan took her own life after diagnosing herself with Parkinson's disease, an inquest hears.

United Kingdom

Lady Lucan killed herself with cocktail of drugs and alcohol after self-diagnosing Parkinson's disease

Inquest hears that the estranged wife of Lord Lucan had come to believe she had Parkinson's disease - despite not having been diagnosed by a doctor


Young mum's fatal bowel cancer discovered in pregnancy scan after doctors told her she was 'too young' for disease

Doctors allegedly dismissed Nicole Yarran's symptoms for IBS and Coeliac disease - but months later eight golf ball-sized tumours on her liver during a routine ultrasound

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