Joanna is one of at least 9,000 non-smokers in the UK diagnosed with lung cancer every year.
Assya Shabir was born with epidermolysis bullosa, known as butterfly skin due the fragile tissue. Doctors told her parents she had 24 hours to live – but as she approaches her 30th birthday, Assya, from Birmingham, says she feels “blessed”. For more stories like this see Faces of England on Instagram. Source link Facebook Twitter […]
Image copyright Thinkstock A leading expert in psychiatric medication has said the growing prescription of antidepressants to teenagers is doing more harm than good. Prof David Healy questioned why they were being given the medication when clinical trial results were so poor. Last year, figures obtained by BBC Scotland showed more than 5,500 under-18s in […]
Image copyright Getty Images An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, say doctors. The results of the large international trial on 27,000 patients means the drug could soon be used by millions. The British Heart Foundation said the findings were a significant advance in fighting […]