Children as young as 12 are attempting suicide after developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a shocking study has found. One in 13 young people in the UK develop PTSD before the age of 18 following traumatic events such as assault or sexual violence. A person is twice as likely to experience a mental health disorder following

DIY teeth whitening kits sold in high street stores can damage enamel and increase sensitivity, dentists warn. A study led by experts at the University of Manchester Dental School reveals the risks of using over-the-counter products. European regulations mean teeth whitening treatments that contain hydrogen peroxide – a bleaching agent – can be provided only

Beijing: Consumption of allium vegetables including garlic, onion and leek, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, researchers say. Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract’s lower end. The study, published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that the odds of having

A tailor’s fingers ‘erupted’ in ulcers and her fingernails fell off because of a painful condition which makes her digits extremely sensitive to the cold. Alex Busby, from Warwickshire, suffers from Raynaud’s, a common phenomenon which can cause serious damage if left untreated. Her symptoms began with what she thought was poor circulation, with parts

Several more people have been infected with salmonella after eating contaminated turkey, federal health authorities say. Since December, 63 more people have fallen ill – bringing the nationwide total to 279 in 41 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The multi-state outbreak has resulted in 107

Ask anyone about the benefits of technology and it probably won’t take them long to rhyme off a list of examples: it helps broaden your knowledge, connect with friends, both new and old, and allows you to see things you’ve never seen before. But what about the drawbacks? Here’s a major one: increased screen time

A woman underwent pioneering surgery to have her vagina rebuilt using her bowel in a desperate attempt to become a mother. Tara Gratton, 37, of Stakeford, Northumberland, suffers from Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKS). This caused her to have an ‘underdeveloped’ vagina and ovaries, despite her genitals appearing normal from the outside. Diagnosed at just 14, Ms

New Delhi: If you’re trying to shed some pounds and slim down your waistline, you probably already know the link between metabolism and weight. In fact, your metabolism seems to hold the secret to a successful weight loss. It is claimed that having a high metabolism helps your body burns more calories and makes it easier

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34.3 million adults in the United States alone currently smoke cigarettes and that more than 16 million live with a smoking-related disease, many of which affect the cardiovascular system. A new study, conducted by a Rutgers researcher, finds that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day

High Street supplements which are marketed for heart health and energy may combat infertility, research suggests. A study found a selection of nutritional capsules taken by thousands every day boost the number, size and speed of a man’s sperm. Although unclear whether this leads to pregnancy, an expert said ‘it is a logical assumption that