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Engine alert forces Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner back to Dublin

Technical experts were trying to discover the cause of an engine problem on an Ethiopian Airlines jet stranded in Dublin after being forced to turn back over the Atlantic on Friday. The crew of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner returned to the Irish capital after the plane’s left engine signalled a fault following a scheduled stopover en route from Addis Ababa to Washington. In a statement, Ethiopian Airlines praised the crew and apologised to passengers, who were later picked up in a second jet sent to Dublin to allow them to complete their journey.

Posted on 24 October 2015 | 9:55 am

Colorado movie gunman James Holmes assaulted by fellow prisoner

Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes listens at a court hearing before beginning his life sentence with no chance of parole, in Centennial, ColoradoConvicted mass killer James Holmes, who is serving multiple life sentences for gunning down a dozen people at a movie theater in 2012, was assaulted by another inmate at a high-security Colorado prison, a corrections official said on Friday. Holmes was not injured when he was attacked by 27-year-old Mark C. Daniels at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, said Adrienne Jacobson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Daniels lunged at Holmes and “took some swings” at him as the two prisoners were being escorted by guards down a hallway inside the lockup on Oct. 8, she said.

Posted on 24 October 2015 | 6:06 am

Clinic offers rare hope for Sudan breast cancer patients

Aida Abdulla (L) watches as Dr Samrin Farouk Habbani prepares the mammogram machine at the Khartoum Breast Care Centre on October 15, 2015Local doctors told Aida Abdulla her chest pain was an infection, arthritis or muscle strain. Now she is preparing for surgery at the Khartoum Breast Care Centre (KBCC), the only specialised hospital in Sudan, a country of more than 30 million. Everyone was worried because we have never seen this illness before," said the 49-year-old, dressed in purple and orange robes in a spotless clinic at the KBCC.

Posted on 24 October 2015 | 3:20 am

GNC wants Oregon lawsuit on spiked products moved to federal court

(Reuters) – Nutritional products retailer GNC Holding Inc on Friday said a lawsuit by Oregon’s attorney general that alleged it sold products containing two illegal synthetic drugs was “without merit” and said it filed a motion to move the case to federal court. The lawsuit, filed by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Thursday, alleged GNC sold products containing either stimulants picamilon or BMPEA (beta-methylphenylethylamine). GNC said in a statement that the products it sells are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and said its vendors “certify that they are in full compliance” with the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Posted on 24 October 2015 | 1:34 am

Dermatologist for Michael Jackson, other stars, dies

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2011 file photo, dermatologist Arnold Klein poses for a portrait in his office in Beverly Hills, Calif. Klein, dermatologist to the late Michael Jackson and other Hollywood celebrities, has died in Palm Springs, California. The Riverside County sheriff-coroner's office says the 70-year-old Klein died Thursday evening, Oct. 22, 2015, at Eisenhower Medical Center. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Arnold Klein once said, "Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I'm really happy."

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:46 pm

Many seriously ill Americans lack access to palliative care

Access to so-called palliative care is greatest in the New England, Pacific and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., researchers report in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Far fewer hospitals have palliative care programs in the Southern states. People who live near larger hospitals are also more likely to have access to palliative care – it’s offered in 90 percent of hospitals with at least 300 beds but just 56 percent of hospitals with fewer beds.

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:40 pm

Hormone Replacement’s "AHAH" Moment

Inchworm Week At Slowmo GuantanamoI was privileged to attend a recent continuing education conference about estrogen replacement at menopause, held at the Yale School of Medicine, organized by my friend and colleague, Dr. Phil Sarrel. Highlights for me included both Dr. Sarrel's important insights, and a very poignant, personal story told by Michelle King Robson, founder of…

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:27 pm

Ryan sets ambitious agenda if elected House speaker

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) smiles as he walks at the end of the day of the House Freedom Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in WashingtonPaul Ryan revealed a bold to-do list when he agreed to run for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but to carry it out he will need a level of compromise and cohesion that has been sorely lacking on Capitol Hill for a long time. If all goes as expected next week, the Wisconsin lawmaker and 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee will replace John Boehner as House speaker. Ryan is known among Republicans as a policy expert.

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:11 pm

The next big thing in Korean beauty: muscles

Ray Yang, a celebrity trainer, leads participants taking part in a workout session during TV program "The Body Show" at a gym in SeoulBy Hooyeon Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Looks no longer center only on the face in beauty-obsessed South Korea, where more women are hitting the gym to improve muscle tone and physical health. As the ideal of beauty evolves in a country that is a trendsetter in cosmetics and the pursuit of plastic surgery, women's fitness has become a growth business, say purveyors of health products, from diet supplements to dumb-bells. Now they exercise," said celebrity trainer Ray Yang, who leads a workout session during the Body Show, a weekly television event targeted at women that is now in its second season.

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:05 pm

Cutting Calories: Every Little Bit Does Count

Study shows that the benefit of even small reductions in calories Include lower blood pressure, cholesterol. A new study holds out hope that cutting our calories even by a little bit can help keep us healthier and extend our lives.The National Institutes of Health study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, reports that…

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 9:44 pm

Health – Physical, mental and sexual health coverage

Get the latest health news and wellbeing advice from the Telegraph, including family health, diet and fitness.

A&E departments flooded with Easter egg over-indulgers

One hospital was forced to plead with people who had eaten too much to stay away on one of the busiest weekends of the year


Posted on 29 March 2016 | 8:44 am

Police officers deliver baby boy after being flagged down by van driver

Child named Alex after two constables come to the aid of a woman in Harrow


Posted on 29 March 2016 | 3:27 am

Pet owner spends £4,000 on operation to save beloved cat

10-year-old Burmese moggy fitted with metal stent after airway narrowed


Posted on 28 March 2016 | 7:45 pm

Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists

Mental illnesses, like depression, are largely triggered by life events not genetics, and more funding should be allocated to find their true cause


Posted on 28 March 2016 | 5:27 pm

Simple blood test to detect concussion could mean children avoid scans

Scientists’ finding means children who bang their heads may not need to undergo radiation-exposing scans


Posted on 28 March 2016 | 5:00 pm

Yoga ‘cures cancer,’ claims senior Indian government official

The head of India’s ministry for alternative medicine said research at a Bangalore institute showed that yoga techniques could prevent or arrest the disease


Posted on 27 March 2016 | 1:07 pm

Aldo Zilli: A lot of British mums can’t cook

Aldo Zilli, the chef, argues parents should take responsibility for teaching their children to cook


Posted on 26 March 2016 | 6:00 am

Men with Zika should wait six months before unprotected sex say US health experts

New warning from US Centres for Disease Control says men should abstain from unprotected sex for six months


Posted on 26 March 2016 | 3:25 am

Nutritionists say ‘baffling’ official guidance to halve dairy food intake puts public health at risk

Public Health England, the Government’s official advisory body on diet, says reducing milk and cheese is vital to cut obesity


Posted on 25 March 2016 | 9:30 pm

Britain hit by severe Spring flu outbreak

Health officials issue warnings as flu figures reach five-year high


Posted on 25 March 2016 | 10:28 am

BBC News – Health

Woman fights deceased daughter egg case

A 60-year-old woman who wants to use her late daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild is continuing her legal battle.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 2:50 pm

Zika: Africa ‘reasonably well prepared’

Africa braces for Zika virus

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 12:19 pm

Zika may cause baby eye problems

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 10:12 am

‘Big cut’ in antibiotic prescriptions

GPs in England have “dramatically” reduced the number of antibiotic prescriptions they prescribe to patients, latest figures reveal.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 8:06 am

Bursary cut ‘may worsen NHS staff gaps’

Plans to scrap student bursaries and charge nurses and other health staff for their degrees in England could backfire, unions are warning.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 1:10 am

Care ‘has improved for 12,000 in homes’

More than 12,000 people in England are now safer and being looked after better in care homes than they were two years ago, the Care Quality Commission says.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 12:14 am

VIDEO: The football league for overweight men

A football league exclusively for men who classed as obese has been launched in Somerset.

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 7:08 pm

NHS doctor joined Islamic State group

An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State group in Syria, the BBC learns from leaked IS recruitment papers.

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 4:00 pm

Diabetes surgery ‘missed by thousands’

Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 2:20 pm

VIDEO: How this pig helped a man to see again

Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig’s cornea into his eye.

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 8:55 am