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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.

Takeaways and alcohol ‘causing pet obesity crisis’

Vet charity PDSA highlights statistics indicating more than five million cats, dogs and rabbits in the UK are overweight as it launches slimming contest


Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:30 am

Patients far more likely to die if nurses care for more than six, major study finds

New research finds patients looked after by nurses coping with more than 10 patients have death rates 20 per cent higher than those with a caseload of six


Posted on 9 February 2016 | 11:30 pm

Public backlash against junior doctors’ strike grows, but most back action

On the eve of a second strike by junior doctors, new polling shows a sharp rise in the number of people who strongly oppose industrial action, though most support it


Posted on 9 February 2016 | 6:00 pm

Telling people to avoid all sunshine is very dim

Telegraph View: The latest guidelines that all tanning must be avoided is the latest overzealous health advice to undermine the credibility of its authors


Posted on 9 February 2016 | 6:25 am

Lara Casalotti announces stem cell donor found after her worldwide #Match4Lara appeal

The mixed-race student from London thanks campaigners who launched ‘needle in a haystack’ global hunt for life-saving donor


Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:02 am

Type 1 diabetics have ‘sleeping’ insulin cells which could be woken, say scientists

The majority of type 1 diabetics still have a large reserve of dormant insulin cells and it might be possible to switch them back on


Posted on 8 February 2016 | 10:00 pm

Psychiatrist brother of George Osborne admits sleeping with vulnerable patient

Dr Adam Osborne admitted engaging in an ‘inappropriate’ emotional and sexual relationship with one of his patients


Posted on 8 February 2016 | 7:00 pm

Taking LSD leads to ‘improved psychological wellbeing’ – study

Research has found that psychedelic drugs can improve levels of optimism and openness – while a separate study has found they may help prevent domestic violence


Posted on 8 February 2016 | 5:06 pm

Improved lifestyle slashes risk of developing dementia by 22pc

Prevalence of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s has collapsed by more than 22pc in 20 years, possibly due to healthier lifestyles and better education


Posted on 7 February 2016 | 12:39 pm

Jamie Oliver indicates he will campaign to kick Tories from office if they fail over childhood obesity

TV chef and healthy eating campaigner says ministers should be put ‘out of power as soon as possible’ if they fall short on plans


Posted on 7 February 2016 | 12:15 pm

BBC News – Health

Junior doctors begin second strike

Junior doctors in England walk out for a second time in a row over pay and conditions, forcing the cancellation of nearly 3,000 operations.

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 8:00 am

No safe way to suntan, experts warn

There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warns.

Posted on 9 February 2016 | 9:33 am

Mental health beds search ‘a scandal’

The practice of sending mentally ill adults in England long distances for care is unacceptable and must end, an independent report says.

Posted on 9 February 2016 | 9:17 am

Bacteria ‘see’ like tiny eyeballs

Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.

Posted on 9 February 2016 | 5:59 am

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

Mutant sperm-factories spread in men’s testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.

Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:46 am

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.

Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:45 am

Record rise in ‘NHS dissatisfaction’

The biggest-ever rise in public dissatisfaction with the NHS was recorded last year, according to a long-running survey.

Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:42 am

Safety recall of St John’s Wort tablets

Packets of St John’s Wort tablets are being recalled in the UK as a safety precaution after six batches were found to be contaminated with a toxin.

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:32 am

VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed

The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 8:17 am

Heads warn over pupils’ mental health

Head teachers issue a warning over their struggle to deal with children’s mental health problems at primary schools in England.

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 3:03 am