Hearing aids and ops for cataracts ‘slows rate of memory loss by up to three-quarters’

HEARING aids and cataract surgery can slow down the rate of memory loss by up to three quarters, according to a new study. Researchers found cognitive decline – which affects memory and thinking skills – is slowed after patient’s hearing and sight are improved. Getty Hearing and vision intervention may slow down some cases of …

Man’s penis FELL OFF at home after rotting away when routine op went wrong

A MAN’S penis fell off after trauma from surgery caused it to rot away. The 65-year-old went to hospital 10 days after his member started to turn black. Getty – Contributor The man’s penis began to rot away after doctors damaged his urethra putting in a catheter Doctors at  King George’s Medical University Hospital in India …

Dating apps like Tinder and Bumble blamed for the rise in levels of sexually transmitted infections

DATING apps are partly to blame for a rise in sexually-transmitted infections, experts believe. The hot weather may also have helped cause a steep increase in syphilis because people are more sexually active when it is sunny. Alamy According to the health board, dating apps like Tinder have sparked an increase in STDs One health …

Who is Katie Stubblefield, what did she look like before her face transplant and what does she do now?

KATIE Stubblefield was the youngest ever person to receive a face transplant. Here we look at her amazing story, from nearly dying to an extraordinary facial surgery that has given her a new start. Cleveland Clinic Thanks to her incredible operation, Katie Stubblefield is forging a new life Who is Katie Stubblefield? The 21-year-old lost her …

STIFF TEST Scientists claim Viagra could new miracle cure for BLINDNESS

IT might be hard to believe, but erectile dysfunction medication Viagra could make the blind see again. Scientists claim the little blue pills could actively repair damaged eyes and stop further loss of vision. PA:Press Association ‘Miracle’ sex drug Viagra might also cure blindness Tests by researchers at Colombia University in New York suggest the …

Men exaggerate the number of bedded partners to improve sexual appearances

MEN are more likely than women to exaggerate their tally of sexual partners, a study reveals today. British fellas claim to have bedded an average of 14 while women say they have slept with seven. Getty – Contributor Men claim to have slept with more women than they actually have in a bid to appear …

Millions of asthma sufferers urged to stay inside as thunderstorms plus high pollen count could trigger deadly attacks

MILLIONS of asthma sufferers are being urged to stay indoors as thunderstorms in parts of the UK could trigger potentially deadly asthma attacks. The glorious heatwave we’ve seen over the last week is set to be interrupted with rain and thunderstorms in some areas. Getty – Contributor Thunderstorms combined with pollen puts asthma sufferers at …

Babies are being taken from new mums with mental health issues over ‘disgraceful’ NHS bed shortages

MUMS are being separated from their newborn babies because of “disgraceful” failings in NHS mental health services, doctors warn. Women seeking help after giving birth are being denied the care they need because of a severe shortage of mother and baby beds. Getty – Contributor New mums with mental health difficulties are being separated from …

Woman left in agony for three years after ‘tattoo triggered chronic leg pain’

YOU should think twice about getting a tattoo if you’re immune system isn’t up to scratch, doctors have warned. It comes after a woman was left in agony for almost a year after having a large tattoo on her left leg. SWNS:South West News Service A woman was left in chronic pain months after having …