Author - Ruth Mabhiza

Woman ‘suffering PTSD after watching husband die

Woman 'suffering PTSD after watching husband die Woman 'suffering PTSD after watching husband die in agony waiting for an ambulance'. ‘They couldn’t have saved him but he wouldn’t have died in absolute agony’ Tony and Michelle Lane were driven by a nephew to King’s Mill Hospital after being told an ambulance would take 60 minutes ( Enchufla Con Clave/ WikiMedia ) The wife of a stroke victim has told how she now suffers from PTSD after being forced to listen to her dying husband’s cries of agony while driving him [...]

Sit less and move more to reduce risk of early death, study says

Sit less and move more to reduce risk of early death, study says Short spells of movement help, but research finds overall time spent seated must be cut. Walking to speak to a co-worker rather than speaking on the phone, was one suggested way of increasing activity. Photograph: Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images Are you sitting comfortably? Then get up and move about – even if it is just a walk about the office. That is the advice from experts who say periods of sitting [...]

Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age

Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age Exercise is beneficial no matter your age – make sure you know what suits you The type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age ( Getty ) The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing [...]

Gut bacteria transplant shown to prevent deadly allergic reaction

Gut bacteria transplant shown to prevent deadly allergic reaction Gut bacteria transplant shown to prevent deadly allergic reaction, giving hope for future treatment Gut bacteria taken from healthy infants transplanted into mice prevented anaphylaxis, while bacteria from infants with cow's-milk allergy did not. *Cows milk allergy is the most common food allergy in children( REX Features ) A gut bacteria transplant could help pave the way to new treatments for common childhood food allergies after researchers showed it could prevent potentially life-threatening reactions to cow’s milk. In the latest study, [...]

UK mental health services falling behind those for physical health

UK mental health services falling behind those for physical health A new report on current trends in Schizophrenia services in the UK launched by Janssen has found that mental health services are falling behind physical health services. Newer, more innovative commissioning approaches have been introduced in physical healthcare, however findings show that "the vast majority" of mental health providers are still using "outdated" approaches, such as outdated block contracts, which provide no transparency on how funding is used and whether they [...]