December 4, 2021

Couple with burning red rash on their backsides discover it’s WORMS burrowing into their skin

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TILL RASH DO US PART By Lizzie Parry, Digital Health Editor From The SUN UK The couple were on the Caribbean island of Martinique before noticing a “burning” red rash spread over their behinds A COUPLE sitting on a beautiful Caribbean beach got more than they bargained for – after leaving with a nasty infestation […]

Britain is fighting childhood obesity with a new soda tax. But will it work?

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By Julia Belluz From Vox [Last] week, Britain’s government became one of a handful in the world to introduce a tax on sugary drinks aimed at fighting childhood obesity. Dancing outside of Parliament after the announcement, celebrity chef turned public health champion Jamie Oliver — who has long campaigned for this levy — lauded the move. […]

Shingles vaccination poses threat to patients with high shingles risk

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By Emma Rogers From Vaccine News New research published in the BMJ on Wednesday revealed that those with the highest risk of shingles are not entitled to vaccination, due to safety concerns. Shingles causes an acute painful rash and can eventually lead to a more serious complication called postherpetic neuralgia. In order to determine if […]