Woman, 26, with skin condition that causes her body to crack open was left suicidal

A woman has revealed that her rare skin condition which causes her body to crack open once left her suicidal.   Mui Thomas, who resides in Hong Kong, suffers from harlequin ichthyosis, which causes scaly skin that grows at ten times the normal rate.  Growing up, Ms Thomas, whose biological parents abandoned her, experienced bullying and … Read more

How a Western diet hinders the flu jab

Many of us rely on the flu jab to keep us fighting fit during the chilly winter months. But research suggests the fatty Western diet may be hindering the vaccine’s effectiveness. Scientists looked at the effect of the food additive tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) – commonly found in cooking oils, frozen meat, chips and crackers – in … Read more

FTSE LIVE: Pound steady as May and Corbyn hold Brexit talks

The FTSE 100 closed up 5.02 points at 7451.89 and the pound was at $1.31 against the dollar. Oil prices hit their highest level so far this year, fuelled by violent clashes in oil-rich Libya. The instability poses a threat to the supply of oil from Libya. A barrel of Brent crude was trading 0.97 … Read more

GPs told to take pictures of suspected skin cancers on their PHONES to slash referrals

GPs told to take pictures of suspicious moles on their PHONES before sending patients for referrals Scheme applies to GPs working in four local areas in North East England Specialists will review photos and offer a urgent or routine appointment Brains behind the project claim they receive 150 urgent referrals a week  By Alexandra Thompson … Read more

Emergency room visits for suicidal children and teens have doubled since 2007, study finds

US emergency room visits for suicidal children and teens have doubled since 2007, study finds Anxiety, depression and suicide among teens have been rising steadily in recent years  In 2015, 1.12 million children and teenagers between five and 18 were seen for suicide attempts or suicidal ideation in the US  That was double the  580,000 … Read more

Guernsey mansion where Victor Hugo penned Les Miserable opens after a stunning £3.8million revamp 

Beautiful Guernsey mansion where Victor Hugo penned Les Misérables re-opens after a stunning £3.8million revamp Author and artist Victor Hugo lived at Hauteville House in Guernsey for 15 years during his exile from France It is now a museum but has been closed for the Past 18 months to undergo an extensive £3.8m restoration  Furniture … Read more