DEMENTIA is an umbrella term for a range of conditions characterised by progressive loss of cognitive function. The condition usually starts with forgetfulness, but new findings suggest some kinds of financial behaviour may also point to the initial stages of the disease.
THE 79-year-old Bond girl Britt Ekland became known globally for her beauty after appearing in several films and The Man with the Golden Gun. Yet although the world could admire her beauty, Ekland herself could not. In fact, the star suffered from a mental health disorder known as body dysmorphia.
DIRK BOGARDE features in A Bridge Too Far at 2:50pm today on Channel 5. After an extraordinary career that saw him feature in dozens of films between the 1930s and 1990s, Dirk Bogarde sadly died in 1999 from a heart attack that was preceded by a stroke.
VEGETABLES are known to be good for our bodies - as they are packed full of vitamins and nutrients, while low in calories. However, research has suggested one type of the food could increase your risk of cancer.
DONALD SUTHERLAND, who stars in The First Great Train Robbery at 1:50pm today on BBC, has had a lot of health issues over the years. His most serious ordeal, a meningitis infection, saw him have a near-death experience.
ACTOR Ben Gazzara, who stars in The Bridge at Remagen at 12:30pm today , died from a common but deadly form of cancer in 2012 at the age of 81. What happened to the star and what do we know about the condition that killed him?
VITAMINS are essential when it comes to keeping our bodies working. And different vitamin deficiencies can cause different health problems. This means there can be very specific signs to look out for that should not be ignored.
SOME of us can feel guilty when enjoying a few glasses of our favourite tipple. Drinking is one of those vices linked to a myriad of health issues. However, research has shown one drink in particular could help people living with a serious condition.
KEEPING fit is one way to help our bodies stay in good working order as we get older. Not only does exercise keep us more active and agile, but it helps our organs stay healthy and reduces the risk of certain diseases. However, new research shows there is a link between staying in shape in our youth and our mental wellbeing as we age.
INSECT bites and stings can be a nuisance in the summer and can often be painful for a short time afterwards. Here are some of the most common insects found in the UK that you could encounter outdoors.
FROM medical conditions to tight hair styles, there can be plenty of factors leading to hair loss. However, when you turn to hair care tips, the last thing you'd expect is more harm than good. An expert spoke to Express.co.uk about a "popular" hair treatment which could give you "brittle" hair.
SHAUN HUGHES who works as an IT manager describes himself as happy, healthy and "in control" of his life. But this has not always been the case. Only three years ago the 38-year-old weighed 28 stone, had a body-mass index of 53 and was struggling to get his asthma under control.
AMID comments from the Health Secretary suggesting the NHS didn't need any more money, Express.co.uk has decided to interview a doctor from the NHS to ascertain whether a health service besieged by financial cuts and a pandemic requires more funding.
STATINS are vitally important to so many people living with high cholesterol. Taken correctly they can not only lower cholesterol but ultimately reduce your risk of serious complications such as heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. However, like all medicines there are side effects to be wary of.
THOUSANDS of patients with advanced prostate cancer could be spared tough chemotherapy after doctors uncovered who really benefits from it. They looked at 2,200 men given docetaxel chemo - the most common type offered to patients whose cancer has spread.
PROSTATE cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, particularly among those over the age of 50. Though the disease often does not show any symptoms, changes to your urine can be some of the first to emerge. What should men be aware of?
A LOT of us take being able to carry out everyday tasks for granted. Not many would think twice about boiling the kettle for a cup of tea. But these daily activities can be so much harder for a person with dementia - and can be a giveaway when it comes to getting diagnosed.
OVER the last couple of years many have started to associate a change in our taste and smell with Covid-19. However, research suggests it could actually be a sign of high blood pressure if found with other symptoms - a condition which, if left untreated, could have serious consequences for our health.
HAVING high cholesterol is a potentially deadly health risk that often shows no symptoms. Most patients don't realise they have high levels unless they get a blood test - or suffer from one of the serious consequences such as a heart attack or stroke. But there are some indicators that could appear in your eyes.
ADVOCATES of the juice cleanse claim the "detox" diet has a range of health benefits including weight loss and improving energy levels. But how healthy really are they? Express.co.uk talked to several registered nutritionists to find out.
STAND-UP comedian Ed Gamble, 36, is no stranger to speaking out about his type 1 diabetes. Having turned his diagnosis into a special called Blood Sugar, he often points out how type 1 can be misunderstood. For Diabetes Week, Ed sat down with Express.co.uk to recall the first signs that led his mum to pick up the symptoms of diabetes when he was only 13 years old.
SOMETIMES cancer symptoms may be vague, and this is often the case with ovarian cancer. Moreover, experts have warned that sometimes people will attribute symptoms to another condition. Ultimately, if you have any signs these should be flagged with a GP, as catching ovarian cancer is important for treatment.
IN RECENT years radio DJ Roman Kemp has tried to keep open a conversation on mental health, particularly for men. As new research reveals that 35 percent of men actively avoid conversations with others about their mental wellbeing, Kemp, 29, has challenged himself and others to ask themselves how they are feeling out of 10 to try and rid the stigma once and for all.
AS OTHER stories grab the public's attention, it is easy to forget COVID-19 is still a threat to the public. While case numbers have dropped in recent months, they are set to rise again in large part due to two sub-variants of Omicron known as BA.4 and BA.5. Express.co.uk spoke to leading immunologist Professor Denis Kinane about the threat they pose.
MONKEYPOX UK cases are now in the hundreds and there is no sign the current trend is abating. According to Doctor Kathrine O'Reilly, Medical Director at International SOS, there is one telltale sign that may "appear before any other symptoms" and it's not been "seen historically".
MONKEYPOX is not a sexually transmitted disease, rather it is a viral infection spread through skin-to-skin contact and large droplets. However, this could be about to change as the WHO investigates reports of the virus being found in semen.
DEMENTIA is an umbrella of neurodegenerative diseases known to affect the brain. Every year, it tears families and minds apart. As well as searching for a cure, scientists are also researching for ways people can reduce their risk of the condition.
CANCER is a pernicious group of diseases responsible for thousands of deaths every year. Although treatments are improving, many will still die. As part of their quest to fight cancer, scientists are attempting to develop a vaccine to fight cancer cells.
GENERAL PRACTITIONERS have come under a lot of fire in recent weeks amid a conflict over whether they should have more face-to-face appointments and work on Saturdays. Just days later, they're receiving criticism from England's most senior doctor over how many medicines they prescribe.
ALTHOUGH other stories currently dominate the agenda, coronavirus and its consequences continue to remain a present threat and nuisance to the population. As immunologists worry about a summer resurgence of the virus, scientists are looking into whether the likelihood of developing long Covid has grown or receded.
BLOOD clots are harmless so long as they remain stagnant. When the clot breaks off, however, the condition often leads to disability and death. According to research, a condition that affects millions in the UK could increase the odds of risky blood clots twofold.
The mercury is set to soar to 34C (93F) in the South East tomorrow, higher than the 27C (80F) expected in Faro, Portugal. Britain's sky-high temperatures even prompted health chiefs to issue a warning.