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Care homes should be paid for by NHS hospitals to reduce patient downtime, Labor says

Hospital bosses must raid their NHS budgets to pay for care home places so patients don't end up in 'lobster trap' wards, Labor will demand today. Wes Streeting hails 'trailblazing' trustees who chose to fund social care to ease 'deadlock' in their hospitals. The party's health spokesman will also tell leaders...

What causes my heart rate to drop? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

I am 75 and extremely fit - I enjoy cycling, weight lifting, spinning and walking. My resting heart rate averaged around 46-48bpm, but since my third Covid vaccination it has dropped to 39-43bpm. The same happened to my wife and my youngest son (40 years old). ...

How to use the healing power of garlic: It is good for blood pressure and can fight colds. But what about the smell?...

Garlic has been considered one of nature's healthiest foods for thousands of years. More recently, studies have shown that it actually has an effect, improving blood pressure, cholesterol levels and immunity. Garlic's health benefits come from the many natural compounds it contains, especially allicin (which is also responsible for...

Tummy tuck gone wrong: Mum’s birthday present in Turkey leaves her in hospital with a rotting stomach

A mother's stomach was covered in rotting flesh after a mangled stomach lining in Turkey became infected and left her in hospital. Janet Smalley, 49, from Accrington, Lancashire, had surgery for her upcoming 50th birthday and flew to Istanbul on September 26. But days after the procedure, she "started shaking...

Driving to the airport this winter? Plan ahead to reap the rewards: how to avoid sky-high parking fees

Getting to the airport by car is extremely important to many travelers. You have too many bags and public transport is often scarce, especially if you have an early morning flight. But getting to UK airports by car is becoming more and more complicated. The fees are so...

The Flash | The film’s prelude comic introduces the villain to the DC universe

Reproduction: CC Reproduction: CC   The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #3, the new issue of the upcoming movie prequel comic, brought the villain spinning top to the DCU. In the DCU, spinning topo Roscoe Dillon (his real name), is a criminal who steals the components of his weapons, which he...

Main cause of type 2 diabetes confirmed: chemicals made to break down sugar worsen condition

For years, scientists have wondered exactly how high blood sugar worsens the effects of type 2 diabetes. But researchers at the University of Oxford have now found why the condition is worsening. Their study looked at how cells in the pancreas that produce the hormone insulin - which lowers blood sugar...

Fluoride in water is of limited use as improvements in toothpaste have reduced its beneficial effects, research says

A new study suggests that adding fluoride to water supplies has only modest benefits for children's dental health. The mineral strengthens tooth enamel, but thanks to improvements in toothpaste over the past 50 years, the improvement in oral health from adding water has greatly diminished, according to a study from...

Passenger’s screams for her child to “puke” cause chaos as United flight from San Francisco to Chicago prepares to land – pushing flight attendant,...

A passenger on a United Airways flight flew into a rage after she yelled at her toddler to throw up, leading to a physical altercation with flight attendants. The incident on a flight from San Francisco to Chicago began Sunday morning after the woman stood up as the plane...

How I Lived the Good Life Aboard England’s Palace Floating WAGs: JO KESSEL browses 400-pound bottles of bubbly, a snow chamber, a 140-pound age-reversing...

It's hard to say which sparkles more at night: the Doha skyline or the new £1bn cruise ship moored across the street awaiting the arrival of the World Cup wags. What is clear is that MSC World Europe will be perfect with 6,774 passengers when the wives and girlfriends of...