Monday, August 29, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Why your BIRTH MONTH could raise your autism risk: Babies lacking the 'sunshine vitamin' are more likely to have learning disabilities

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 09:13 PM PDT

Last week, researchers at Cambridge and Glasgow universities found that babies conceived between January and March are more likely to have learning difficulties such as autism or dyslexia.

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e reveal how to get Goldie Hawn's shoulders 

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 08:48 PM PDT

Looking at her toned shoulders in pictures taken outside her LA mansion recently, it's hard to believe Goldie Hawn is 70. We reveal how to get that upper arm and shoulder strength.

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Why are men more likely to die from cancer?

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 08:48 PM PDT

Each year 179,000 men receive a cancer diagnosis, compared with 173,00 women, says Cancer Research UK. Yet the fact remains that men are less likely to consult a doctor if they find a lump.

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Fortifying food leads to an 11 per cent cut in defects among infants

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 08:42 PM PDT

The analysis of data in Canada found that the introduction of mandatory fortification of flour led to an 11 per cent cut in the number of congenital heart problems in babies.

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Bexleyheath twins beat the odds to survive after being born joined at the abdomen

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 06:11 PM PDT

Rosie and Ruby Formosa from Bexleyheath, South-East London, were born joined at the abdomen and their parents were told they would not survive but now the identical twins are starting school.

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Doctors failing to spot thousands of heart attacks in women with fatal results

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 06:01 PM PDT

According to an analysis of 600,000 British patients, women are 50 per cent more likely than men to have a heart attack misdiagnosed. But often doctors dismiss their symptoms as indigestion.

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E-cigarettes 'as bad for the heart as tobacco' finds Athens Medical School study

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 06:01 PM PDT

The Greek scientists said their trial of healthy men and women, with an average age of 30, shows e-cigarettes are 'far more dangerous than people realise'.

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Olympic diving champion Chris Mears reveals how he nearly died when his spleen ruptured due to glandular fever

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 05:51 PM PDT

The 23-year-old from Berkshire collapsed while competing in the Youth Olympic Festival, Sydney, in January 2009. He was diagnosed with glandular fever and a ruptured spleen.

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Paleo diet could save you from a heart attack

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 04:56 PM PDT

Within two months of living off food that a cave man could eat, participants in a new clinical study by the University of Houston saw a dramatic improvement in their health.

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My grandson keeps pulling his hair out - what can we do to stop the terrible bald patches?

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 04:52 PM PDT

This is where someone pulls, twists or plucks their hair in a repetitive way, leading to traction alopecia — patches of obvious hair loss as a result of the hair being pulled under strain, says Dr Martin Scurr.

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Could diabetes jabs be replaced by a simple skin patch? 

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 04:49 PM PDT

Chelsi Brown, 24, an office worker from Cambridge, is one of the first pregnant women to have the new device fitted. The wireless patch delivers insulin automatically and keeps mother and baby safe.

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Sleep Expert reveals the 10 easy ways to banish insomnia

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 04:39 PM PDT

Now a clinical nutritionist in the U.S., 36-year-old Shawn Stevenson has helped some 3,000 clients turn around their lifestyles. Here he explains how you can improve your sleeping habits.

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World Health Organisation study suggests even thin people can be fat on the inside

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 03:49 PM PDT

Natasha Marshland of Diabetes UK says more slim people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as a result of hidden fat that lies around the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas.

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Are YOU feeling breathless? The menopause could be to blame 

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 03:44 PM PDT

Debi Roberts from Hertfordshire had lived with asthma since she was child but for most of her adult life it had little impact. Today, she relies on powerful inhalers and steroid tablets to survive.

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Hospital patients could be saved from life-threatening blunders by a mini metal detector

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 02:53 PM PDT

The handheld device is used after operations to detect pieces of equipment most commonly left behind after surgery, and is now being tested in a trial in Iowa involving 27,000 patients.

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Revealed, 5 of the healthiest waters that aren't packed with sugar 

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 02:09 PM PDT

There's no doubt that the healthiest way to hydrate is by drinking water, but if you want something with a bit extra what's the healthiest choice? Here dietitian Sian Porter chooses five of the best.

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9/11 had major impact on physical and mental health of rescue teams

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 02:01 PM PDT

The new research by Stony Brook University confirms the connection between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia.

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Chronic fatigue discovered to be a real condition

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 01:25 PM PDT

People with symptoms of the debilitating condition - also known as ME - have a specific chemical signature in their blood. These are similar to those in hibernating animals, say Californian researchers.

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Indestructible strain of E.coli 'has reached the US', researchers warn

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 12:55 PM PDT

The superbug has mobile genes that make it resistant to two types of antibiotics now considered last-line defenses against life-threatening bacteria, according to a Rutgers University study.

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Zika virus could be cured by tapeworm antidote

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 11:22 AM PDT

The discovery by Florida State University has been hailed as a medical breakthrough as federal regulators race to find treatment for the infection, which is spreading through the US.

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Curtin University researchers reveal the 5 best health boosts you get from sex

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 10:31 AM PDT

Don't buy into that extortionate diet fad or juice cleanse. Have more sex. That is the advice of two mental health and exercise experts at Curtin University.

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FDA issues emergency approval for new 2-hour Zika test amid race to control the virus 

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 09:51 AM PDT

The move to bypass normal approval channels to approve the LightMix test comes amid a race to diagnose and treat the growing number of Americans contracting the mosquito-borne virus.

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New contact lenses slowly release medicine into the eye

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 09:49 AM PDT

In animal tests, the lenses were at least as good as traditional eye drops at treating glaucoma, the second biggest cause of blindness worldwide, say Boston-based scientists.

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Teenager was just 'weeks from death' after health experts dismissed brain tumour symptoms

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 09:03 AM PDT

Lita Ruskin, 15, from Stoke-on-Trent, was turned away by healthcare professionals including a GP and opticians before the growth, which was was part benign and part cancerous, was found.

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Excess packaging on fruit and vegetables is putting customers off a healthy diet

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 05:53 AM PDT

A Dutch experiment found we are twice as likely to pick healthy food if it isn't coated in cellophane and plastic wrapping because it appears fresher and more appetising, the study suggests.

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Binge-drinking on your birthday can trigger dangerous alcohol habits

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 05:30 AM PDT

Being tipsy on your birthday – or even a little wobbly – is par for the course for many of us. But making the night go with a bang could trigger dangerous drinking behaviour, scientists say.

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Doctors call for GP appointments to be extended by five minutes

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 05:25 AM PDT

GP appointments should be five minutes longer as Britain's population becomes older and fatter, the British Medical Association has urged.

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Study has found eating a Mediterranean diet could be better than statins

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 05:24 AM PDT

Leading experts have said that people with cardiovascular disease should be prescribed a diet high in olive oil, vegetables and nuts before doctors consider turning to pills.

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Nepalese ichthyosis sufferer's life transformed by a simple tub of Vaseline

Posted: 29 Aug 2016 05:03 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE. WARNING - VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT: Nagina, 13, from Nepal, has a severe condition that makes the skin thick and scaly. A lack of treatment had caused her to seize up.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Regular eating found to reduce the chance of dying from clogged arteries by 30%

Posted: 28 Aug 2016 05:29 PM PDT

The study by Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore University shows half a dozen meals or snacks daily can slash the risk of dying from clogged arteries by more than 30 per cent.

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Shocking toll of asthma on the nation's health leads to call for urgent overhaul

Posted: 28 Aug 2016 05:05 PM PDT

The study, led by Edinburgh University researchers, used 27 different sources of NHS and government data to build a picture of the toll that asthma is taking on the nation.

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Computer games found to be as good as drugs for relaxing youngsters before an operation

Posted: 28 Aug 2016 04:58 PM PDT

Boys and girls that played on an iPad ahead of surgery were just as calm as those given powerful sedatives and a new study suggests computer games are as good as drugs at helping children relax.

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How working hard makes women sick

Posted: 28 Aug 2016 04:54 PM PDT

A new study suggests that too much hard work really can make you suffer from health and injury problems - with the effect particularly pronounced for women working for busy manufacturing companies.

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People who live close to busy roads found to be most likely to snore

Posted: 28 Aug 2016 04:35 PM PDT

A study of 12,000 people found 25 per cent of men snored heavily at least three nights a week. Ane Johannessen, an epidemiologist at Bergen University in Norway, worked on the research.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Implant made from pig skin offers minimal scarring and speedy recovery for patients

Posted: 27 Aug 2016 07:34 PM PDT

The Japanese inventors of the new grafting technique claim it improves strength and function by more than 80 per cent and provides pain relief and English hospitals are already offering the treatment.

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Beverly Knight has quit chocolate and curries in order to keep her voice in top shape

Posted: 27 Aug 2016 05:38 PM PDT

British soul singer Beverly Knight has quit chocolate and curries in order to keep her voice in top shape for her lead role in the musical The Bodyguard.

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New treatment offers salvation for prostate patients 

Posted: 27 Aug 2016 05:37 PM PDT

Lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS) is estimated to affect about 3.2 million men in the UK and is usually caused by abnormalities of the prostate, urethra or bladder.

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HRT and cancer: The verdict all women should read   

Posted: 27 Aug 2016 02:32 PM PDT

The link was suspected as far back as 2001, but widely disputed. The Institute of Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Now suggest the original risk was underestimated.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

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Zika virus test called for all blood donations by FDA

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:00 PM PDT

The move, ordered by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday, is a major expansion in a bid intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.

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Zika virus spread through sex by man with NO symptoms

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 07:59 PM PDT

A Maryland man, who has not been identified, went to the Dominican Republic, where there is a Zika outbreak. He didn't get sick but his sex partner did, the CDC revealed on Friday.

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It is impossible to sustain lifestyle of extremely low calories

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 05:20 PM PDT

Analyzing dozens of studies over the past few years, an obesity doctor and National Institute of Health official found an almost unanimous bounce back to the dieters' original weight after fad diets.

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Medical law professor explains the politics that determine your health 

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 04:43 PM PDT

The price increase, from about $94 for a two-pack of injectable epinephrine to more than $600 in just nine years, has Congress calling for probes into how the manufacturer, Mylan, can justify this increase.

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Teen boy who changed Colorado's medical marijuana laws dies just after bill is passed

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 04:21 PM PDT

Jack Splitt used marijuana to treat pain from cerebral palsy. He and his mother began pushing for what became known as Jack's Law after a teacher ripped off his cannabis skin patch in February 2015.

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Learn to embrace your inner psychopath 

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 04:21 PM PDT

The word 'psychopath' typically conjures up images of a woman in a shower screaming as a man lunges at her with a knife but we all have psychopathic traits we can embrace says Dr Max.

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Baby is abandoned by his parents after horrific condition made his head grow THREE times the normal size

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 03:29 PM PDT

Royal Kumar, from India, was born with hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid on the brain. But his parents abandoned him forcing two of his relatives to take him under their wing.

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Mother's milk contains sugars which protect babies from deadly meningitis and pneumonia

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 01:27 PM PDT

A naturally occurring sugar in breast milk may help prevent Group B streptococcus infection - a common cause of deadly meningitis, researchers from Imperial College London found.

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How Western diet of junk food and soda 'increases your risk of Alzheimer's'

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 11:45 AM PDT

Americans have a higher average risk than most other nationalities of developing the degenerative brain disorder, and have done for years, according to a new international study.

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Nursery nurse told stomach cramps were period pain actually had cervical cancer

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 09:14 AM PDT

Amy Heatman, from Liverpool, said she was heartbroken when doctors said she would need a hysterectomy. She said: 'In a way, that was harder to deal with than being told I had cervical cancer.'

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Recipe: Harissa Salmon with Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:16 AM PDT

Recipe: Harissa Salmon with Cauliflower Tabbouleh

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Recipe: Courgetti Bolognese

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:15 AM PDT

Recipe: Courgetti Bolognese

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Recipe: Chicken and Bacon Open Sandwhich

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:15 AM PDT

Recipe: Chicken and Bacon Open Sandwhich

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Recipe: Moroccan Spiced Beef and Spinach Pittas

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:14 AM PDT

Recipe: Moroccan Spiced Beef and Spinach Pittas

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Recipe: Baked Berry Porridge

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:13 AM PDT

Recipe: Baked Berry Porridge

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Success Stories: Simon

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:08 AM PDT

Simon became the 'funny guy' to hide his heartbreak after the death of his parents. But after suffering a health scare of his own, it was his loyal friends and his Leader, Alice, who helped put him back...

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Success Stories: Paula

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:07 AM PDT

After Nigel and I were first married, our favourite nights were spent cuddled up on the sofa in front of the telly, our plates piled high with whatever comforting dinner I'd cooked from scratch...

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Other kids point and stare at him - but brave boy, 5, born with severe facial cleft knows how to shrug off his bullies: with KINDNESS

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:06 AM PDT

Ethan Zweig, from Los Angeles, California, has a remarkably mature response to children who point and stare at his facial cleft: he immediately goes over and introduces himself.

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Success Stories: Maria

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:04 AM PDT

Maria spent her adult life with her weight and health fluctuating. But she found a way to make a permanent change.

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Woman with bowel condition mortified to be told she was 'scaring the children'

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 08:01 AM PDT

Jade Hughes, 23, from Devon, had a colostomy bag fitted this year after battling ulcerative colitis. She was hurt when a woman said her bag wasn't appropriate to swim in and scared the children.

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NHS nurses pay for their training but it needs to recruit 25k each year to keep going

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 07:14 AM PDT

Andrew Street, a professor of health economics at York University, is speaking out after the Government confirmed it is scrapping nursing bursaries, with nurses n ow having to apply for a student loan.

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Psoriasis sufferer asked to leave a swimming pool because of her red flaky skin

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 06:04 AM PDT

Lianne Hunter, 29 from Manchester, was diagnosed with psoriasis at age five. It causes her skin to erupt in painful red patches - made worse by cold weather, sugary foods and stress.

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Soaring number of boys are being born with genital disorders

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 04:59 AM PDT

One in 350 male babies are now born with a devastating condition known as hypospadias. This is where the opening of the penis is lower down, meaning many have to sit down to go to the loo.

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Toddler with a curve in his spine must wear a full-body cast to survive

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 03:55 AM PDT

Charlie Ferris, from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, was diagnosed with scoliosis - twisting of the spine - after his father noticed his back bending abnormally.

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NHS Chiefs plotting a 'glut' of service closures across the country to tackle black hole 

Posted: 26 Aug 2016 12:18 AM PDT

Health bosses are preparing to announce a 'glut' of service closures this autumn in a bid to control the NHS financial crisis, with officials listing services not clinically and financially stable.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

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'Change your sunglasses every TWO years'

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 07:22 PM PDT

Rays from the sun damage lenses over time - meaning they gradually let more UV light through and provide less protection, say researchers from Sao Paulo University.

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I was 'pregnant' for nine YEARS: Agony of the woman who battled tumours that plague 1 in 3 women - and can wreck lives

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 04:01 PM PDT

Beryl Romaine, from Essex, was one of millions of women who suffer from fibroids - benign growths in or around the womb. She was devastated when at 32 she was told she needed a hysterectomy.

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Lifelike baby dolls designed to deter teenagers from having children actually RAISE pregnancy rates

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 01:12 PM PDT

The authors of the study, from the University of Western Australia, suspect the attention given to the girls when they were looking after the dolls encouraged them to have a baby.

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Zika virus can stay in the vagina days after being sexually transmitted

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 12:49 PM PDT

Zika replicates in the vagina and spreads to the foetal brain, Yale researchers found. The discovery follows recent warnings that the virus can survive in semen for as long as six months.

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Government slashes alcohol intake for men but doctors fear amount is still unsafe for women

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 12:11 PM PDT

This is a change from existing guidelines which state while women should stick to 14, men can have as much as 21 units a week. The advice also states drinking is no riskier than driving a car.

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One in six people would rather die young than be alive in their 80s

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 11:21 AM PDT

Hispanics have the highest preference for a shorter life while African-Americans are more likely to want to live to 100 or more, researchers from the Columbia Aging Center, New York, found.

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Study reveals why some of us need five cups a day while others can manage on one

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 10:02 AM PDT

People without a variation in their PDSS2 gene are more likely to have an extra cup of coffee each day as they metabolise caffeine faster, researchers from Scottish and Italian universities found.

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Doctors reveal how to spice things up between the sheets

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 09:51 AM PDT

Dr Anna Pallecaros, a sexual health specialist based in London, says stress depresses the production of the sex hormone testosterone, which causes many women to lose interest.

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Men with hair are perceived as 'more attractive, approachable and successful'

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 08:24 AM PDT

Bald men such as Vin Diesel (right) could struggle to make their way up the career ladder compared to those with hair, such as Gerard Butler (left), say Johns Hopkins University researchers.

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Heartbreaking story of the brothers battling a cruel genetic disorder

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 07:45 AM PDT

Adam and Neil Pearson, 31, from Croydon, suffer from neurofibromatosis, which affects them very differently. Adam has huge tumours all over his face, while Neil battles memory loss and epilepsy.

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Cancer is on the brink of overtaking heart disease as number 1 American killer

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 06:05 AM PDT

Cancer-related deaths are rising due to soaring obesity rates and because people are living longer, while heart disease deaths are falling due to better treatment, official figures show.

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Stafford hospital suspends A&E services for children over staff shortages

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 04:32 AM PDT

The interim measure was brought in at County Hospital, Stafford, due to a 'lack of professionally trained staff', University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust said in a statement today.

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Motorists breathe in 40% more deadly pollutants when sat at red lights

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 04:09 AM PDT

Car emissions take longer to disperse in built-up areas and end up accumulating in the air at traffic lights and junctions, researchers from the University of Surrey found.

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Breast cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy with a new test

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 01:09 AM PDT

The test - called Mammaprint - analyses the genetic make up of the tumour to predict how likely cancer is to return after surgery. It was developed by Portugese, Belgian and US experts.

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