Bowel cancer warning: A traditional dish may increase your risk of the deadly disease

Sources of insoluble fibre include whole grains, such as brown rice, wheat, spelt, nuts, seeds, potato skins and dried figs.

Soluble fibre dissolves in water and forms a gel in the gut; good sources include oats, barley, beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, apples and carrots.

It’s recommended to aim for at least 30g of fibre every day, but to increase the amount you eat daily in slow increments.

This is so that the body can adjust to the increase of fibre without causing pain, wind or bloating.



Mouth cancer symptoms: The taste in your mouth that may signal the deadly disease

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a tumour develops in a part of the mouth. It may be on the surface of the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth (palate), the lips or gums. According to the NHS, early detection can boost your chance of survival from 50 percent to 90 percent.

It is therefore imperative to act on the warning signs as soon as they appear.

According to Cancer Research UK, a broken area in the lining of the mouth (ulcer) that will not heal is a common symptom of mouth cancer.

There is also a secondary symptom of cancer that is associated with a particular taste.

Speaking to the Express.co.uk, Luke Cascarini, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital,(part of HCA UK), explained: “If you have got the cancer in your mouth and it is fungating, then you will be able to taste that you have ‘rotten meat’ in your mouth.

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“However, cancers do not kill your tastebuds, they just invade the tongue.

According to Cascarini, you might have a different taste in your mouth because as cancers grow, they decay in the middle and it can taste like you have rotten meat in your mouth.

He explained: “When cancers are small, they are getting enough blood supply so they can stay alive. When they grow so big, the blood vessels cannot feed the middle of the cancer, so the middle part dies.”

As the cancer gets bigger, you may find you have a horrible taste in your mouth, which also smells bad, he said.

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It is akin to people who have really bad gum disease or tonsil disease, Cascarini added.

As he explained, numbness of your lip that comes on suddenly can also be a first sign of the cancer.

“If you notice any symptoms of mouth cancer, refer to your dentist,” Cascarini advised.

Am I at risk?

It is not known what causes mouth cancers, but there are some factors that can increase your risk of developing it.

Having any of these risk factors does not mean that you will definitely develop cancer, however.

Smoking tobacco can significantly increase your risk of developing mouth cancer.

Research suggests that more than 60 out of 100 of mouth and oropharyngeal cancers in the UK are caused by smoking.

There is some evidence that people exposed to secondhand smoke (passive smoking) at home or in the workplace may have a small increase in their risk of mouth and oropharyngeal cancer, reports Cancer Research UK.

In fact, if you both smoke and drink alcohol, this further increases your risk.

As the NHS explains, both tobacco and alcohol are carcinogenic, which means they contain chemicals that can damage the DNA in cells and lead to cancer.

“It’s not known exactly what triggers the DNA changes that lead to mouth cancer, or why only a small number of people develop it,” says the NHS.

Other risk factors for mouth cancer include:

  • Chewing tobacco or other smokeless tobacco products
  • Chewing betel nuts with or without added tobacco
  • An unhealthy diet
  • The human papillomavirus (HPV).



Kim Jong-un's deadly surprise: North Korea leader could unveil new weapon in warning to US

And North Korea expert Martyn Williams said despite rumours to the contrary, Kim remains in good health – albeit “incredibly overweight”. An analysis published on the 38 North website yesterday and written by California-based journalist Mr Williams and colleague Peter Markowsky suggested preparations are already in full swing for the event, being staged to mark the 75th anniversary of the Communist Party of Korea.

However, satellite imagery also showed large numbers of assembled materiel, including multiple-rocket launcher vehicles, suggesting an ulterior motive was to emphasise the Hermit State’s military strength.

Mr Williams told Express.co.uk: “As for a new weapon, of course, it’s possible something appears and equally possible it doesn’t.

“We haven’t seen anything through satellite imagery that would confirm that one way or the other.”

Following rumours which swept the world in April suggesting Kim was either dead or incapacitated, the October 10 anniversary represents a good opportunity for the Supreme Leader to show he remains in full control.

However, Mr Williams told Express.co.uk he did not think this would be the 36-year-old’s be the primary motivation.

He explained: “Rather than his health, I think the prime driver behind the size of this parade is domestic propaganda: the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

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With reference to Kim’s well-being, Mr Williams said: “In terms of Kim’s health, he’s already done a bunch of visits around the country to see typhoon damage.

“I think that all showed him in as good health as someone who is incredibly overweight can be.”

The 38 North analysis said: “North Korea does not publicly confirm its military parades in advance, but the preparations can usually be seen via satellite imagery two to six months prior.

“The recent training strongly suggests a large military parade is planned for the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10.

“In the centre road of the mock parade route around the replica of Kim Il-sung Square, a line of large vehicles appears to be exiting the square.

“Among them is a group of nine longer vehicles, three abreast, that are likely multiple-rocket launcher vehicles.

“Just ahead of those are 10 smaller military vehicles, also three abreast and one standalone, and farther ahead is a group of eight or more (the trees block some from view) slightly smaller military vehicles or trucks.”

The analysis adds: “At Kim Il-sung Square, people can be seen practising for the parade.

“On parade day, thousands will pack the square to wave and hold banners as military vehicles pass the newly refurbished viewing stand.”



Kim Jong-un's deadly surprise: North Korea leader could unveil new weapon in warning to US

And North Korea expert Martyn Williams said despite rumours to the contrary, Kim remains in good health – albeit “incredibly overweight”. An analysis published on the 38 North website yesterday and written by California-based journalist Mr Williams and colleague Peter Markowsky suggested preparations are already in full swing for the event, being staged to mark the 75th anniversary of the Communist Party of Korea.

However, satellite imagery also showed large numbers of assembled materiel, including multiple-rocket launcher vehicles, suggesting an ulterior motive was to emphasise the Hermit State’s military strength.

Mr Williams told Express.co.uk: “As for a new weapon, of course, it’s possible something appears and equally possible it doesn’t.

“We haven’t seen anything through satellite imagery that would confirm that one way or the other.”

Following rumours which swept the world in April suggesting Kim was either dead or incapacitated, the October 10 anniversary represents a good opportunity for the Supreme Leader to show he remains in full control.

However, Mr Williams told Express.co.uk he did not think this would be the 36-year-old’s be the primary motivation.

He explained: “Rather than his health, I think the prime driver behind the size of this parade is domestic propaganda: the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

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With reference to Kim’s well-being, Mr Williams said: “In terms of Kim’s health, he’s already done a bunch of visits around the country to see typhoon damage.

“I think that all showed him in as good health as someone who is incredibly overweight can be.”

The 38 North analysis said: “North Korea does not publicly confirm its military parades in advance, but the preparations can usually be seen via satellite imagery two to six months prior.

“The recent training strongly suggests a large military parade is planned for the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10.

“In the centre road of the mock parade route around the replica of Kim Il-sung Square, a line of large vehicles appears to be exiting the square.

“Among them is a group of nine longer vehicles, three abreast, that are likely multiple-rocket launcher vehicles.

“Just ahead of those are 10 smaller military vehicles, also three abreast and one standalone, and farther ahead is a group of eight or more (the trees block some from view) slightly smaller military vehicles or trucks.”

The analysis adds: “At Kim Il-sung Square, people can be seen practising for the parade.

“On parade day, thousands will pack the square to wave and hold banners as military vehicles pass the newly refurbished viewing stand.”



UK pandemic warning: Exotic pets could cause new deadly virus – call for action

Most were destined for the pet trade, and came from 90 countries including disease hotspots such as Singapore, Ghana, Indonesia, El Salvador, Cameroon, Nicaragua and Madagascar, says the charity World Animal Protection. COVID has been traced to a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, where the virus is thought to have jumped to humans from bats, possibly via pangolins.

Seventy percent of all diseases that leap from animals to humans are thought to emerge from wild animals. Among the “zoonotic” diseases that have crossed to humans are Sars, Ebola and Aids.

World Animal Protection described the wildlife trade as “a lethal hotbed of disease”.

The stress of captivity and transport weakens the immune systems, bringing animals into unnatural proximity with others and people, often in unsanitary conditions.

Peter Kemple Hardy, the group’s wildlife campaign manager, said: “This evidence shows that the legal wildlife trade into the UK is causing suffering to millions of animals and risking another public health crisis.

“We must not overlook the dangers this poses. Harmful and deadly pathogens can be transmitted to humans regardless of a wild animal’s legal status. In a post-COVID world, we should demand nothing less than a global and permanent ban on the commercial wildlife trade to protect wild animals, human health and the planet.”

The group used Freedom of Information requests to discover that 2.4 million amphibians, 578,772 reptiles, 150,638 mammals, and 99,111 birds were imported for commercial purposes including the exotic pet trade from 2014 to 2018.

Eighty-one bats, mainly from Madagascar, came, even though this family of animals has been linked to zoonotic diseases.

The group said: “Reptiles imported from tropical countries have a high possibility of carrying potentially dangerous pathogens.”

These include Q fever, lyme disease and salmonella.

Imported animals can also pose a threat to native wildlife.

In 2006 chytridiomycosis, which has caused the decline or extinction of 501 amphibian species, was found in escaped bullfrogs breeding in the UK.

Early on in the pandemic Dr Christian Walzer, of New York’s Wildlife Conservation Society, described wildlife markets as vast and industrialised “cauldrons of contagion”.

He added: “One could not design better conditions for the emergence of new diseases.”

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said anyone in the business of selling pets must have a valid licence and meet statutory minimum welfare standards, which include preventing the spread of disease.

It added: “We remain fully committed to ensuring that any trade in wildlife is safe, sustainable, legal, and adheres to high standards of welfare.”

In addition, defences are being boosted by a £1.4billion investment in the Animal and Plant Health Agency.



Lidl urgent chicken recall over deadly listeria extended – don't eat these products

The Food Standards Agency revealed an previous recall over listeria fears has been extended, affecting Lidl stores in Northern Ireland. Certain chicken products are being recalled from shelves.

A risk statement from the FSA read a follows.

“The products listed above might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

“Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

“Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.”

Customers who have bought the Eat Natural Brazil & Sultana with Peanuts and Almonds Bar 50g, should return the product to a Tesco store for a full refund.

The best before dates that are affected include September 2020, October 2020, November 2020, December 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021, April 2021, May 2021 and June 2021.

No receipt is required and no other Eat Natural products are known to be affected.

Customers who have recently bought this product are urged to check the best before date immediately.



Three most common warning signs of deadly high blood pressure – and when to see a doctor

But just because you develop chest pain or dizziness, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have high blood pressure.

Chest pain may also be caused by something less serious, including heartburn or indigestion.

Dizziness, meanwhile, may simply be a sign that you’ve stood up too fast, or a problem inside your ear.

You should still speak to a doctor if your dizziness or chest pain won’t go away, however.



Heart attack: The character traits that put you at a higher risk of a deadly heart attack

Study author Tracey Vitori said: “Hostility is a personality trait that includes being sarcastic, cynical, resentful, impatient or irritable.

“It’s not just a one-off occurrence but characterises how a person interacts with people.

“We know that taking control of lifestyle habits improves the outlook for heart attack patients and our study suggests that improving hostile behaviours could also be a positive move.”

Heart attack symptoms – what to look for

Heart attack symptoms vary from person to person. According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), they can include:

  • Pain or discomfort in your chest that happens suddenly and doesn’t go away
  • Pain that spreads to your left or right arm, or to your neck, jaw, back or stomach. For some people the pain or tightness is severe, while for others it’s uncomfortable
  • Feeling sick, sweaty, light-headed or short of breath.

Other less common symptoms include:

  • A sudden feeling of anxiety that can feel similar to a panic attack
  • Excessive coughing or wheezing due to a build up of fluid in the lungs.



Holiday horror: NASA satellite shows deadly hurricane as freak weather devastates Greece

A freak Mediterranean hurricane known as a ‘medicane’ has ravaged Greek islands, and even completely washed away entire beaches. The devastation has uprooted trees, severely flooded entire cities and caused power cuts on the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese. Cyclone Ianos swept through central Greece last night and has even reached the Greek capital of Athens, with an emergency was declared at Zakynthos.

Greek civil protection authorities have been put on maximum alert for the aftermath of the hurricane. 

Authorities have confirmed that at least two people have died so far from the medicane. 

Greece’s national meteorological office issued a red alert for the Ionian isles, Peloponnese peninsula and central Greece.

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) warned of a threat to life throughout the country.

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The weather agency warned of “severe rain and thunderstorms and gale-force winds” through the weekend, with Crete also at risk later on Sunday. 

Five boats sank off Zakynthos and Lefkada on Friday.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said the government will provide economic relief to the affected areas.

He said: “Saving human lives is our priority.”

The fire brigade revealed it has received more than 2,450 calls for assistance. 

Nikolaos Gousios, a resident at Farsala, told state TV: “We’re dealing with a total catastrophe.”

Eyewitnesses posted footage online showing the cyclone even washing away the entire Jerusalem Beach on Friday. 

Waves were described as 7 metres high when the cyclone struck Greece, with train services linking the north and south of the country completely cut.



Prostate cancer symptoms: The one sign of the deadly disease all men should look out for

A consultant urologist at The Princess Grace Hospital, Dr Qazi specialises in diseases of the male anatomy. Here, he speaks exclusively to dailyexpress.co.uk about prostate cancer.

Quite frankly, he explains that by the time symptoms of prostate cancer occur, it’s “usually beyond the stage of a complete cure”.

However, there is hope as it can be “treated, nonetheless”, meaning people can still enjoy a high-quality life.

Dr Qazi begins to differentiate between “local symptoms” and “systemic symptoms”.

Local symptoms are “related to the presence of cancer, invading adjacent structures”, he explained.

Systemic symptoms, on the other hand, are “related to the cancer spreading across the body”.

The one sign all men should look out for – in terms of “local symptoms” – is “change in urination”.

This can include a weakened flow of urine, dribbling, or waking up at night to pass urine.

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These signs occur when the cancerous tumour enlarges or deforms the prostate and the urethra that passes through it.

The prostate

Teach Me Anatomy declared the prostate as the “largest accessory gland in the male reproductive system”.

It secretes “proteolytic enzymes into the semen, which act to break down clotting factors in the ejaculate”.

This enables semen to remain in a fluid state – ideal for travelling through the female reproductive tract.

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The prostate gland is positioned near the neck of the bladder, by the external urethral sphincter and the ampulla of the rectum.

Commonly described as the “size of a walnut”, physicians are able to detect abnormal lumps or hardened areas through a rectal examination.

Dr Qazi highlights other local symptoms of prostate cancer you’re encouraged to discuss with your GP (if it applies to you).

For instance, any blood mixed with semen to urine should be regarded as a warning sign.

This could be a sign that the cancer has “invaded the vertebral bones and the

spine”.

Moreover, “like many cancers, unexplained weight loss is a sign of advanced prostate cancer”.

Diagnosis of prostate cancer will likely include a blood test and an “urgent referral to the hospital” for an MRI scan.

The first step with treating any type of cancer, including prostate cancer, is making your doctor aware of any symptoms you may be experiencing.