Bulimic Eloise Parry, 21, suffered 'distressing death' after using toxic slimming aid

Bulimic Eloise Parry, 21, suffered 'distressing death' after using toxic slimming aid

A bulimic student suffered the “most distressing” death after becoming “psychologically addicted” to a toxic slimming aid she bought online, a court heard. The night before her death, Eloise Parry, 21, had taken eight of the diet pills containing the poisonous Dinitrophenol (DNP). Prosecutor Richard Barraclough QC told Inner London Crown Court that taking the […]

The joy of giving blood: sublime calm followed by cosy smugness

The joy of giving blood: sublime calm followed by cosy smugness

Does anyone else know they saved the lives of more than 2 million babies? James Harrison does. Over six decades, the 81-year old Australian, donated his exceptional blood 1,100 times. His blood is precious for a critical antibody used in the blood plasma medication called anti-D, given as injections to mothers with a negative blood […]

Florida woman files lawsuit alleging Rose Acre eggs gave her salmonella

Florida woman files lawsuit alleging Rose Acre eggs gave her salmonella

CLOSE A farm out of southeastern Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs that have been distributed to consumers in nine states because of possible salmonella contamination. USA TODAY Rose Acre Farms made a donation of eggs not under recall to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana in Indianapolis.(Photo: Courtesy of Debbie Wilson) A 70-year-old […]

Welcome to Tick Season, Here's Everything You Need To Know

Welcome to Tick Season, Here's Everything You Need To Know

(Dan Thombs/Flickr) An American Dog Tick Warm weather is finally here, which of course means the ticks are also upon us (it is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, after all). The nausea-inducing horror story this year (thanks, New Jersey!) is the East Asian tick, also known as the longhorn or bush tick. These guys can basically […]

Taiwan issues travel alert for DR Congo due to Ebola outbreak

Taiwan issues travel alert for DR Congo due to Ebola outbreak

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday issued a travel warning for the Democratic Republic of Congo, citing a new outbreak of the Ebola virus there. In its Level 2 travel advisory, the CDC cautioned against travel to the affected areas and urged people to stay away from wildlife if […]

Ebola Outbreak Leads to 19 Deaths in Congo

Ebola Outbreak Leads to 19 Deaths in Congo

WHO preparing for the worst in DR Congo Ebola outbreak. (AFP/ File Photo) A total of 39 Ebola virus disease cases have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including 19 deaths from April 4 through May 13, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Three health care workers were also among […]

Cure for Common Cold a Step Closer as Scientists Create New Virus-Blocking Molecule

Cure for Common Cold a Step Closer as Scientists Create New Virus-Blocking Molecule

Scientists hope a new molecule which blocks the viruses which cause the common cold could one day consign the irritating condition to history.  The common cold is tough to treat and vaccinate against because the symptoms are triggered by almost 200 different quickly evolving viruses. The best line of defense is good hygiene practices to prevent it from spreading, […]