Eddie Edwards, 55, is the epitome of an underdog. From an early age he dreamed of competing as a professional skier in the winter olympics. In a dramatic defiance of the odds - he was disadvantaged by his weight, farsighted and completely self-funded - Edwards went on to...
A mystery lung disease has raised the alarm in the US, where health officials have warned of a potential link to vaping. Figures obtained by CNN from health departments across the country have uncovered more than 120 cases of the disease among users. To ‘vape’ people use e-cigarettes...
Rory Cowan, 60, played the infamous Rory Brown in Mrs Brown’s Boys from 2011 to 2017. A year after leaving the show, the Irish actor and entertainer revealed he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Rory was diagnosed with the condition after returning from his holiday in Israel...
Stomach bloating describes what happens when too much gas clogs up a person’s gastrointestinal tract. The result tends to be an uncomfortable bout of tummy swelling. Common wisdom says to cut out gassy foods known to trigger the condition. An everyday drink can also help to alleviate symptoms.According...
Type 2 diabetes means a person’s pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels. Over time, insulin resistance significantly raises the risk of developing life-threatening complications, such as a heart attack or stroke. People with type 2 diabetes have to find other ways to regulate...
High blood pressure is a common condition in the UK, with more than one in four people living with it. It is an insidious condition because it tends to creep up announced and only reveals itself once it is serious. Fortunately, as it is strongly linked to lifestyle...
Potassium deficiency can occur if a person lacks foods rich in potassium in their diet. Potassium is key to many processes in the body, and one important part of the body it can affect is a person’s bowel movements, according to Dr Andrew Thornber, Now Patient chief medical...
Stomach bloating is a feeling most are familiar with. It’s when the belly feels stretched, swollen, puffy, or hard. There are few reasons as to why a person suddenly bloats after a meal. From swallowing too much air, the body holding onto too much water, or having an...
Olympic silver medalist Black was told the devastating news about his heart condition at the tender age of 11. Doctors told him he would probably never be able to take part in competitive sports. Determined not to let this define him, Black exercised daily and led a healthy...
The best way to ensure you age well through food choices is the Mediterranean diet (Image: OksanaKiian/Getty Images)"It's simple: if you eat well, you age well. In fact, you can reverse much of the ageing process by packing your diet with healthy, mind-boosting foods," he says. With all the...