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Type 2 diabetes warning signs to look out for in your feet

lifelong condition can affect people's every day lives but can also increase the risk of getting other serious problems. Type 2 diabetes is caused by problems with insulin in the body and is often linked to being overweight, inactive or having a family history of the disease. People with the condition have been warned to check their feet daily for signs.

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Bulldogs facing UK ban unless breeders help change body features
dog's shortened muzzle, folded skin and squat body causing breathing, eye and skin conditions.Currently the breed, which is synonymous with Britishness and Winston Churchill, only lives to an average age of eight with the study recommending that people "stop and think" before buying them.Bulldogs were found to be 38 times more likely than other dogs to get dermatitis in skin folds, nearly 27 times more likely to get an eye condition called cherry eye, over 24 times more likely to have a jutting lower jaw and ran nearly 20 times the risk of obstructive airways causing breathing problems.Other conditions that are more commonly seen in bulldogs include having a cyst between the toes (13 times more likely), dry eye (12 times), inward eyelids (11.5 times), mange (eight times), foot infections (five times) and a skin infection, wet dermatitis and dermatitis (three times).Originally developed as an athletic and muscular dog for bull-fighting, it is now bred as a show and companion animal with a short skull, protruding jaw, skin folds, and squat, heavy build.The Netherlands and Norway have already restricted the breeding of English Bulldogs in recent years.Study author Dr Dan O'Neill said: “Every dog deserves to be born with equal and good innate health by having a natural ability to breathe freely, blink fully, exercise easily, have healthy flat skin, mate and give birth.
Festival diseases you really don't want to catch as poo spreads serious illness
Glastonbury music festival.The statement warned attendees about a surge in measles cases and how to best protect themselves.Most of the cases were linked to festivals and other large public gatherings.With this in mind, and music festival season in full swing, what are the lesser-known health conditions you may be at risk of when going to a festival?In the minds of many, large-scale open-air festivals have become associated with spring and summer, attracting huge crowds - and also a number of health conditions.Festivals share the usual health risks associated with large mass gatherings, including transmission of communicable diseases and risk of outbreaks.Fortunately, outdoor gatherings pose less of a risk for a number of conditions - but there are still plenty of nasties you can pick up.High reports of faecal-oral - that's the ingestion of poo - transmission alongside lack of hygiene provides a breeding ground for gross bacteria.To swerve infection, always use hand sanitiser after using festival toilets and before eating or drinking.In terms of health conditions, some reported from music festivals have included:Influenza (the flu)MeaslesMumps virusSTDsNorovirusSexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) run rampant during festivals, with some events even offering VIP access to those who take an STI test when they arrive, like Byron Bay music festival in New Zealand.Herpes in particular can be rife at festivals, following reports from Coachella where a large number of people received treatment for cold sores and genital herpes.You can get genital herpes from skin-to-skin contact with the infected area when there are no visible sores or blisters, so it's always best to use a condom.It