Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Eating steak or salmon every day could be 'as good as giving up smoking'  

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 06:53 PM PDT

People who eat lots of protein-rich food have lower blood pressure and more healthy arteries - significantly lowering the risk of heart attack and stroke, say University of East Anglia researchers.

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Pregnant women with low levels of thyroxine are more likely to have math-challenged children

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 06:51 PM PDT

Hormone tests could conceivably be used to identify children likely to need extra help in maths at school, said researchers from the VU University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.

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Staying up all night 'doesn't impair medics' abilities'

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 06:50 PM PDT

A study of more than 40,000 operations in Ontario, Canada, found patients weren't more likely to suffer death, complications or longer hospital days if their doctor worked the night before.

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Pictures show IVF child from first few cells to bonny little Jaycie

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 06:49 PM PDT

An incredible set of photos document Jaycie Jones life from the very first moments when she was no more than cells in an IVF lab in Nottingham to a scan just a month before her birth.

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Niall Dumigan slept in his contact lenses drunk and feared he would go BLIND

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 06:48 PM PDT

Niall Dumigan, 28, of London, said experiencing an eye ulcer from sleeping in his lenses was the' worst pain he has ever felt'. 'Imagine looking straight at the sun, but permanently,' he said.

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Lisa Brown is starving to death because of superior mesenteric artery syndrome

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 06:46 PM PDT

Lisa Brown, 32, from Wisconsin, is one of 400 people across the world to suffer a condition where her aorta and another artery compresses part of the small intestine, making it impossible to eat.

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E-cigarette industry funded experts who ruled that vaping is safe

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 06:43 PM PDT

Public Health England called last week for electronic 'nicotine sticks' to be prescribed on the NHS as part of a 'game-changing' review of medical evidence.

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Goths are THREE times more likely to be depressed than other teenagers

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 05:33 PM PDT

Listening to music from the goth genre might lower teenagers' mood and exacerbate symptoms of depression, experts from Oxford and Bristol found. Pictured is famous goth Marilyn Manson.

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At last, all babies will be given a jab for meningitis B

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 05:19 PM PDT

All babies will finally be offered a free vaccine against deadly meningitis B – ending a 17-month delay in its roll-out. From Tuesday the NHS will offer it to all babies in England born since May 1.

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Taking antibiotics increases the risk of type 2 diabetes

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 01:58 PM PDT

Antibiotics are designed to kill the bacteria that cause infections. But they also kill off some of the 'good' bacteria in the gut, known to influence digestion and metabolism, suggest Dutch researchers.

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Man with 'bionic penis' reveals he kept his lack of manhood a SECRET from his wife

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 12:36 PM PDT

Mohammed Abad, 43, from Edinburgh, has revealed he broke down on his wedding night and told his new bride he had lost his penis in a freak accident. Now single, he hopes to lose his virginity.

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Rise of middle-aged men in lycra having varicose vein surgery

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 12:01 PM PDT

The surge in treatment has been triggered by men going to the gym or cycling and becoming more body-conscious, according to the Veincentre, which says men now account for a third of clients.

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Cannabis DOES change the way teenage boys' brains develop

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 12:00 PM PDT

Experimenting with cannabis before the age of 16 may affect how the cerebral cortex - the brain's outer layer - develops, researchers from Toronto University found.

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Nottinghamshire student left totally paralysed after blaming symptoms on a hangover

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 10:55 AM PDT

Rachael Bailey, 20, from Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurological condition where the immune system begins to attack the nervous system.

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Mother who picks her skin until it bleeds gets 27 tattoos to cover her hundreds of scars

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 06:05 AM PDT

Nicole Dobbie, 28, from Selkirk, Scotland, has dermatillomania, which causes her to spend hours every day scratching and picking at her own skin. The condition leaves her housebound.

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The blood test that predicts if breast cancer will return

Posted: 27 Aug 2015 02:45 AM PDT

Experts at the Royal Marsden Hospital said the DNA test, which could be in widespread use in as little as five years, will help doctors keep one step ahead of breast cancer and even 'outsmart' it.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Not noticing memory problems found to be sign of the onset of dementia 

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 06:41 PM PDT

When you lose your car keys and then go upstairs only to forget why, it's easy to fear your memory is fading. But these 'senior moments' should be welcomed.

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Obsession with calories makes obesity crisis worse

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 06:31 PM PDT

Experts accuse the slimming industry of exaggerating dietary myths and say limiting the amount we eat, rather than focusing on the quality, doesn't help people stay healthy.

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Could drinking WATER before each meal be the key to slimming?

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 05:17 PM PDT

University of Birmingham researchers say the 'simple' intervention could be 'hugely beneficial' and can easily be promoted by doctors and other health professionals.

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9 health symptoms men should NEVER ignore from sex problems to heavy drinking

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 05:12 PM PDT

From lack of smell to needing the loo in the night, seemingly everyday symptoms can be a sign of more serious illness, doctors warn. Here, experts reveal problems men shouldn't ignore.

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Oldest siblings found to be 40% more likely to be obese than younger siblings

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 05:11 PM PDT

A study suggests that birth order may play an important role in determining weight and researchers warned that firstborns could be at risk of other health problems too.

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Video shows Wilf Ford's daily agony of eczema

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 05:10 PM PDT

Wilf Ford, from Lancashire, suffers severe atopic eczema, which leaves him in constant pain, his entire body covered in sore, red patches that require treatment every hour.

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Global life expectancy has risen by 6 years since 1990

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 05:00 PM PDT

A study in The Lancet reveals life expectancy for both sexes rose by 6.2 years, from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71.5 in 2013. Experts found heart disease is the global leading cause of health loss.

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562 NHS complaints every day is 'just the tip of the iceberg' experts warn

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 04:20 PM PDT

NHS figures reveal the health service receives more than 3,900 complaints each week, with those concerning delayed appointments increasing by 19.1 per cent in the last year.

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Scientist discovers new way of diagnosing early onset dementia

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 02:43 PM PDT

People with frontotemporal dementia have more fluid on the brain, Helen Beaumont, of the University of Manchester found. She hopes the discovery which could lead to earlier diagnosis.

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Lack of housework is 'making women fat', study claims  

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 01:34 PM PDT

The average female now spends almost 20 per cent less time on chores than her counterpart in the early 1980s, researchers from Manchester University and Royal Holloway, University of London, found.

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Teens' marks can drop by 10% if their hay fever plays up during exams

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 01:34 PM PDT

The negative impact hay fever can have on exam grades could also apply in other settings, like the workplace, experts from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology warned.

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The 22-year-old and her grandmother who are BOTH fighting breast cancer

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 01:14 PM PDT

Madison Joyce, from Staffordshire, discovered she had the disease earlier this summer - just days after her grandmother, Maureen Stanway, 73, was diagnosed.

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NHS children's units could close due to many female doctors on maternity leave

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 12:53 PM PDT

Three quarters of doctors training to be paediatricians are women, leading to a high proportion being on maternity leave, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health warned.

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Baby girl born with her TONGUE constantly poking out undergoes surgery so it can finally fit in her mouth

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 05:03 AM PDT

Ocea Varney, 18 months, from Vancouver, Canada, was born with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome, a congenital overgrowth disorder. A fifth of babies with it develop cancer.

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Women are more likely to give up cigarettes for vaping

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 01:09 AM PDT

The findings come days after Public Health England concluded that, on 'the best estimate so far', e-cigarettes were about 95 per cent less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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5m adults at risk of diabetes as 1 in 9 over-16s have high blood sugar level

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 01:06 AM PDT

Another five million adults are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, an official report warns today. Some 2.9million people are already diagnosed with the condition, costing the country £8.8billion a year.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Heart disease death rate drops by 45% in a decade

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 07:17 PM PDT

The new study, by experts at Oxford University, shows there has been a 44.4 per cent drop in death rates among men in the UK and a 43.6 per cent drop among women linked to heart problems.

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Geeta Devi dies after doctors leave the head of her baby inside her womb

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 06:35 PM PDT

Geeta Devi, 32, was admitted to a government hospital, in Uttar Pradesh, northern India. After the horrific birth she was forced to go to another hospital to have the head removed before she died.

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Father loses 2 stone in 2 weeks due to crippling bowel condition ulcerative colitis

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 06:13 PM PDT

Seb Tucknott, 29, of West Sussex, has ulcerative colitis, a long-term bowel condition. He has given a candid account of his condition to let others know they are not alone.

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You will sleep better if you live by the sea, or a park or woodland

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 05:44 PM PDT

Public Health England says there is growing evidence that lack of sleep is fuelling health problems including obesity, heart disease and diabetes. It also takes its toll on mental health.

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The baby carried in a womb donated by his grandmother

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 02:19 PM PDT

The unnamed baby, now nine months old, was born after his grandmother donated her womb to her daughter, as part of a project by Gothenburg University, Sweden. The daughter had lost her womb to cancer.

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Dementia treatment will cost a trillion US dollars globally by 2018

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 11:06 AM PDT

The World Alzheimer Report estimates that the global cost of treating dementia will reach a trillion US dollars (£634 million) - making it the world's 18th largest economy.

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Incense 'more toxic than cigarette smoke' over cancer linked compounds

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 10:57 AM PDT

Incense smoke causes genetic mutations and change cells' DNA, which can lead to cancer, according to a study by the South China University of Technology.

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Woman's vigorous FLOSSING triggers a nasty knee infection

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 10:32 AM PDT

The 65-year-old patient, from Wisconsin, visited hospital complaining of knee pain, swelling and chills. Tests revealed an infection caused by streptococcus gordonii, usually found in the mouth.

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Omega-3 supplements 'do not slow mental decline'

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 10:31 AM PDT

Harvard scientists tracked 4,000 patients for five years and found the whole group declined at roughly the same rate, no matter whether they had taken the supplements or not.

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Could your bad habits actually be GOOD for you?

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 09:06 AM PDT

Dr Sally Norton reveals how some so-called bad habits, including a shopping splurge on pay day and a weekend lie-in are in fact, anything but, and can boost your health and wellbeing.

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GSK survey reveals HALF of adults fail to brush their teeth at night because they're too tired

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 07:27 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: A survey published today reveals 45 per cent of adults fail to brush their teeth at night, while 28 per cent admit to only using water without toothpaste and 14 per cent use just their finger to brush their teeth.

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Mother, 30, is left temporarily blind and looking like the 'Nutty Professor' after horrific allergic reaction to hair dye she had used for 10 YEARS

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 07:14 AM PDT

Marina Hyde, 30, from Coalville, Leicestershire, was rushed to A&E after suffering a severe allergic reaction to Schwarzkopf XXL hair dye in Cosmic Blue.

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UK teenage pregnancies fall to lowest level on record

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 06:41 AM PDT

The latest teenage pregnancy rate for the three months to June last year stands at 23.3 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 17, down from 47.1 in 1969 when records first began.

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Henry Barber-Riley staggers around, slurs his words and vomits due to rare genetic condition

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 04:42 AM PDT

Henry Barber-Riley, five, from Lutterworth, Leicstershire, suffers from episodic ataxia type 2, which causes him to have 'episodes' in which he staggers and slurs his words.

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One third of breast cancer patients say no to new drug over baby fears

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 01:33 AM PDT

A third of young breast cancer patients refuse to take effective drugs because they are worried about the impact on their fertility, a study has shown.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Women are 'more likely to be bisexual than men' and change their minds

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 10:00 PM PDT

In contrast, males tended to describe themselves as '100 per cent heterosexual' or '100 per cent homosexual', found the researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Antibacterial wet wipes may SPREAD deadly bacteria like MRSA

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 07:08 PM PDT

Researchers in Wales found that the use of wipes in hospitals may actually be spreading deadly bacteria, including MRSA.

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How to get Orlando Bloom's arms

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 06:58 PM PDT

We reveal how to get the enviable physiques of the stars. This week: Orlando Bloom's arms.

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Wallsall boy who's allergic to WATER and hot and cold weather can trigger hives

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 06:36 PM PDT

Harry Floyd, 4, from Walsall, West Midlands, suffers from physical urticaria, essentially a skin allergy to a host of seemingly benign triggers including water and hot or cold weather.

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Two thirds of families are cutting back on sugar after experts warn it is the 'new tobacco'

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 06:29 PM PDT

Half of people cutting down sugar have ditched fizzy drinks and a third have cut out fruit juice, according to research conducted for The Grocer magazine by consultants Bridgethorne.

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How being a baker can give you asthma and why hairdressers have terrible skin

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 06:08 PM PDT

You may not have given much thought to the impact it could have on your health. Here, we look at surprising ways in which different occupations can affect your well-being.

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Coronation Street's Simon Gregson under the microscope

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 05:53 PM PDT

Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson, 40, answers our health quiz.

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Bowel cancer test ignored because it's 'too much of a faff' 

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 05:40 PM PDT

Barry Murphy, 65, from London ignored an invitation to a screening for bowel cancer.

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The neck implant that can cut blood pressure

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 05:28 PM PDT

The device, roughly the size of a baked bean, is inserted into one of the two carotid arteries that carry blood full of oxygen from the heart to the brain.

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When a stroke stops you recognising your children because of face blindness

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 05:10 PM PDT

Bob Cockshott, 59, from London, suffers from face blindness - where you are not able to recognise faces.

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Restless Legs Syndrome could be the reason why you're tired all the time

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 04:53 PM PDT

'I was told I have Restless Legs Syndrome - a common condition affecting the nervous system which causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs,' writes BARBARA METCALFE.

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Minitouch device that banishes heavy periods in 60 seconds 

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 04:40 PM PDT

Julie Turner, 47, an administrator from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, underwent the 60-second procedure in March, as she tells SOPHIE GOODCHILD.

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Anti-ageing pills and creams that may just make you look OLDER

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 04:30 PM PDT

Disturbing evidence is emerging that shows antioxidant supplements are not only often unnecessary, they may also do more harm than good.

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Florida scientists discover how to 'switch off' cancer

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 03:57 PM PDT

In exciting experiments, Mayo Clinic researchers made cancerous breast and bladder cells benign again. And they believe many other types of cancer should be in their grasp.

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People who cried during a film felt better than those who didn't

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 03:08 PM PDT

People who cried while watching a film actually felt happier afterwards - perhaps because crying changes brain chemistry, suggested the Dutch researchers, from Tilburg University.

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Taking beta blockers could extend lives of ovarian cancer victims

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 10:49 AM PDT

The research, by experts at the University of Texas, found that women who were taking the stress relieving pills survived the disease - which is diagnosed in 7,000 British woman a year - longer.

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Boy, 2, born with THREE penises due to incredibly rare condition has surgery to remove the extra appendages

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 09:45 AM PDT

The unidentified two-year-old boy, from Uttar Pradesh, India, suffers from diphallia, a condition where a man is born with multiple genitalia. He had the extra appendages removed last month.

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Revealed, the 9 factors that increase your risk of Alzheimer's

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 09:27 AM PDT

But the risk was lowered in people who drank coffee, took folic acid, took statins, oestrogen or anti-inflammatory drugs, researchers from the University of California in San Francisco found.

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Adding chilli to food really CAN help you lose weight

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 08:07 AM PDT

A compound in chilli causes the stomach to stretch and release signals which tell the body it is full, researchers from the University of Adelaide found.

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Baby born three MONTHS early is held by her father for the first time

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 06:44 AM PDT

Mollie Perrin, now 17 weeks old, of Hull, is finally being allowed home with her parents, after a placental disorder meant she stopped growing in the womb and was born weighing just 1lbs 1oz.

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Psoriasis sufferer proudly shows off the red welts covering 97% of her body

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 05:49 AM PDT

Giorgia Lanuzza, 24, from Basingstoke, was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 13, shortly after her father died. For years she's faced cruel taunts from strangers and classmates and said she was left feeling a 'freak'.

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Father with brain tumour is given just weeks to live

Posted: 24 Aug 2015 05:41 AM PDT

Alex Lewis Mayhew, 40, of Ibstock, Leicestershire, has been diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a brain tumour commonly found in children and has been told he will not live longer than a month.

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