Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


GPs accused of failing to monitor patients or give them vital advice 

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 05:52 PM PDT

The condition is becoming more common due to obesity and in some areas - including Tower Hamlets in East London - the proportion of patients who have their diabetes under control falls to 28 per cent.

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Scientists grow tiny human stomachs in the lab

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 12:20 PM PDT

Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital said the breakthrough is significant because until now, research on stomach diseases had to be carried out on mouse models of the stomach.

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What your PERSONALITY says about your health

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 11:48 AM PDT

Researchers from Washington University, Missouri, found that being a conscientious and open person protects against stroke, arthritis, lung disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Length of gene determines how happy you will be - and Danes rank top

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 11:02 AM PDT

Scientists at Warwick University found mood comes down to a gene which regulates levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain. The famously grumpy American actor Larry David, is pictured.

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Doctor reveals the best way to attack a pimple without damaging your skin

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 10:56 AM PDT

Dr Mehmet Oz said the technique many of us adopt - pressing the healthy skin around the spot - actually damages it, as does jabbing a needle straight into the blemish.

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Does this guy have the weirdest snoring ever? Viewers liken it to an 'elephant giving birth' - but what do YOU think? 

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 10:43 AM PDT

In a bizarre video that has gone viral, the young man who was asleep claims he was unwell and his throat had swollen.

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DEMENTIA is now the leading killer of women

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 10:43 AM PDT

Figure from the Office for National Statistics show dementia now claims 32,000 lives a year, overtaking heart disease as the biggest killer of women.

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Cystic fibrosis sufferer Naomi Hulme, died before she could have lung transplant

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Naomi Hulme, from Macclesfield, suffered from the genetic condition cystic fibrosis. Her condition worsened before doctors could arrange an operation.

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Unborn baby whose heart is growing OUTSIDE his body due to ectopia cordis

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 10:04 AM PDT

Samantha Kerr, 33, from Kent, has refused an abortion - even though doctors warned her son's chances of survival are slim. She has named her unborn baby Gabriel, which means 'miracle'.

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How SELFIES can help cure skin conditions

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 07:19 AM PDT

Researchers from the University of Colorado, Denver, U.S., found the numbers of people whose eczema cleared was similar whether they sent their doctor selfies or physically went to the clinic.

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NHS errors that left patients infertile, brain-damaged or dead REVEALED 

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 05:36 AM PDT

An official report reveals how basic errors left a baby brain-damaged and a woman unable to have children, and in some cases resulted in needless deaths.

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Two fist-sized portions of carrots and broccoli a day reduce 'bad fats' in the body

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 04:23 AM PDT

Scientists at the universities of Texas and Southern California found it is the type of vegetables you eat, rather than the quantity that can make a difference to a person's health.

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Dangers of more than 3 glasses of milk a day

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 01:16 AM PDT

Drinking more than three glasses of milk a day may not protect bones against breaking - and may even lead to higher rates of death, say researchers.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Hidden heart risk of prostate cancer drugs: Treatment found to treble risk of fatal attack among men who already have cardiac problems

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 09:00 PM PDT

US academics found the treatment trebled the likelihood of death among men with existing heart problems. Cancer experts said the benefits of the treatment outweigh any possible risks.

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Paracetamol could also help to ease our anxieties: Pills could reduce the anguish of situations that cause psychological pain 

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 07:08 PM PDT

Researchers have found that taking the pills designed to suppress physical pain could also be used to reduce the anguish of situations that can cause psychological pain.

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Jordon Moody who lost part of her leg to cancer has new knee joint made using her FOOT

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 01:26 PM PDT

Jordon Moody, 22, from East Yorkshire, was diagnosed with bone cancer, which meant her thigh had to be amputated - with her lower leg then moved up in the place of it.

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Did YOU know one glass of apple juice has SEVEN teaspoons of sugar in it

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 11:42 AM PDT

A survey by Bupa found that 90 per cent of mothers had no idea about the high levels of sugar in these products - and nearly half were concerned their child might be addicted to sugar.

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Give children fake cough medicine to treat their symptoms, scientists say 

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 11:21 AM PDT

Scientists at the Penn State College of Medicine found a placebo cough syrup was as effective as agave nectar at treating the symptoms of a night-time cough in children.

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Could this be the end of statin side-effects?

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 10:33 AM PDT

Doctors at the Queen Mary, University of London, have identified two genes which determine how effective the drugs will be prompting hopes for a new test to identify those at risk of side-effects.

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Doctors baffled by Iowa boy's mystery illness causing loss of hunger and thirst

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 10:31 AM PDT

Landon Jones, 12, from Waterloo, Iowa, woke up one October morning last year having lost his appetite. Tests at five different hospitals have failed to offer a diagnosis prompting his parents' plea for help.

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Footballer Louie Shields 'died' in his sleep for 25 MINUTES after cardiac arrest but makes recovery

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 10:20 AM PDT

Louie Shields, 23, from Blackpool, is now raising money for charity after his heart stopped while he slept, causing him to be placed in an induced coma for four days.

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Video shows skater in New York with splinter of wood yanked from his leg

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 10:10 AM PDT

It was taken of a skater in New York, who had just had an accident with his beloved board. He explained: 'The skateboard shot up and hit me in the thigh.'

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Revealed: The best sex positions for women with a bad back

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 09:54 AM PDT

A new study at the University of Waterloo documented exactly how the spine moves during sex and found contrary to popular belief 'spooning' is not always the best position to ease pain.

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Aim-Straight improves men's aim AND helps detect prostate cancer and diabetes

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 08:56 AM PDT

Aim-Straight, the brainchild of British pair Michael Shelton and Peter Maxwell, contains reagents which react to blood, protein and glucose in urine, changing colour to alert to the signs of diabetes and prostate cancer.

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Men who sleep with multiple women REDUCE their risk of prostate cancer 

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 06:40 AM PDT

Researchers at the University of Montreal found men with more than 20 notches on their bedpost slashed their risk of prostate cancer by 28 per cent. Celibacy, on the other hand, doubles the disease.

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Couple having sex in the sea in Italy hospitalised after their genitals stuck together

Posted: 28 Oct 2014 06:40 AM PDT

The Italian couple were set free after the woman was given an injection commonly used to dilate the uterus of a pregnant woman, according to a local new

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Monday, October 27, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Girl's leg shrivels and turns BLACK after snake bite causes her leg to rot away

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 09:02 PM PDT

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The unidentified girl, 13, from Venezuela, was brought to a hospital in Carcaras after being treated with her indigenous culture's remedies for a month.

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Joey Essex under the microscope

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 06:47 PM PDT

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex, 24, answers our health quiz.

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Why it's not just the old at risk of dementia 

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 06:46 PM PDT

Mum-of-three Karen Lewis, 51, from London is used to the reaction she gets when she tells people she has dementia. 'They normally say: 'But you don't look old enough.'

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Statins and aspirin may be more effective if taken at NIGHT  

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 06:06 PM PDT

The University of Pennsylvania study found many genes are governed by the body clock and become more or less active at certain times of the day.

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Dunk a missing tooth in milk to save your smile

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 06:01 PM PDT

One lazy Sunday morning back in July, Emma Stephens, 44, from Hertfordshire, slipped while climbing out of the bath - landing teeth-first on the bath rim.

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Your immune system if why you feel ghastly when you catch a cold

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 05:55 PM PDT

An astounding number of germs lurk invisibly everywhere we look or touch: on door handles, computer keyboards and kitchen counters.

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Eating too much salt puts up your blood pressure, but too little may be just as bad

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 05:49 PM PDT

In the drive to reduce our consumption, are there dangers in setting targets that are too low?

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Tea and orange juice 'can cut ovarian cancer risk by a third'

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 05:36 PM PDT

University of East Anglia scientists found women who ate foods high in the antioxidant compounds flavonoids had a much lower risk of developing ovarian tumours.

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The choc-ice loaded with friendly bacteria that can ward off sore throats 

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 05:25 PM PDT

Scientists at Pacific Dental College and Hospital, in India, tested a choc-ice containing bifidobacteria, which normally live in human intestines.

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Daily Mail End The Donor Shortage Campaign: Should we all be put on the organ donor register? 

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 04:58 PM PDT

From December 1 next year, Wales is changing to an 'opt out' system. England has no plans to follow. Here Caroline Scott talks to two people affected by the issue.

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Daily dose of Viagra to ease pain of cystitis

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 04:45 PM PDT

New research suggests that the anti-impotence drug for men also helps to ease symptoms in women with interstitial cystitis, a severe form of the bladder infection.

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Anti-snore mask that won't keep you awake all night

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 04:44 PM PDT

Chronic snoring is often a sign of sleep apnoea, a condition that affects nearly one in 20 people and causes the tissues in the throat to collapse, blocking the airways.

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ME AND MY OPERATION: Tiny jet of water that helps cut away tumours

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 04:16 PM PDT

IT company manager Salman Sharif, 44, from London, had the procedure two months ago. He tells CAROL DAVIS his story.

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ASK THE DOCTOR: Will a laser banish my wife's varicose veins? 

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 04:09 PM PDT

A patient is considering laser treatment after seeing an advert. Dr Martin Scurr advises on whether it would work.

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Secrets of an A-list body: Ben Affleck's biceps

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 03:48 PM PDT

We reveal how to get the enviable physiques of the stars. This week: Hollywood star Ben Affleck's biceps.

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Breast cancer patients can benefit most from yoga and meditation, says new guide

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 01:01 PM PDT

The US based Society for Integrative Oncology said the relaxation techniques could help manage anxiety, depression, stress and fatigue which commonly affect breast cancer sufferers.

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Woman claims air con saved her life after discovering cancerous lump in breast while tryng to warm up

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 11:49 AM PDT

Elaine Delaney, from Hackney, London, now credits her cold office with saving her life, after it alerted her to the tumour last December.

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Lose weight and give up smoking or you can't have surgery, hospital tells patients  

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 11:26 AM PDT

Bosses in Devon said the measures are 'urgent and necessary' to help recover a £14.5 million debt. Patients with a BMI of 40 or more will be targeted under the plans.

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Testing men for prostate cancer 'causes harm - and may not save lives', experts warn

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 10:27 AM PDT

The current blood test results in up to one in five men being wrongly told they have the disease, it is claimed in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Feeling poorly? Forget paracetamol - listening to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is voted the perfect pick-me-up

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 08:43 AM PDT

Almost 90 per cent of people agreed listening to music can make people feel better when unwell, according to a ComRes survey.

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Young mother has life-saving hysterectomy at 21 after suffering early stages of miscarriage NINE times before giving birth to baby girl 

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 07:07 AM PDT

Lucy Richards, 21, from Warrington, was diagnosed with the rare womb disorder placenta previa, which causes severe bleeding. She discovered she was expecting at five weeks when doctors said she was in the midst of a miscarriage.

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Novelty Halloween contact lenses can cause blindness and should 'never be worn'

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 06:39 AM PDT

The lenses, available online and in fancy dress shops, can cause ulcers, tears on the cornea, infections and permanent sight damage.

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Boy, 5, fell victim to horrific condition that caused 99% of the skin on his body to peel away

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 06:14 AM PDT

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Ben Thomas, 5, from Waltham Abbey in Essex, lost 99 per cent of his skin to a rare condition. His mother said she watched helplessly, unable to 'give him a cuddle'.

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Fitness fanatic has half his brain FROZEN to end years of epileptic seizures

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 04:34 AM PDT

Lewis Unwin, 21, from Hornchurch in Essex, was diagnosed with Rasmussen syndrome, a condition which causes nerve cells in the brain to malfunction, triggering epileptic seizures.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Now hospitals are saving babies born at just 22 weeks: Medical advances raise new doubts on abortion limit 

Posted: 26 Oct 2014 06:25 PM PDT

Lily Burrows, now aged five, was given just a 5 per cent chance of survival when she was born at 23 weeks. One top Newcastle doctor said he believed 23 weeks was 'the new 24' in terms of survival chances.

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How scratching the lining of the womb can double the chances of having IVF baby 

Posted: 26 Oct 2014 06:00 PM PDT

A study found that gently scratching the lining of the womb before IVF greatly increased the odds of pregnancy, cutting the financial and emotional cost of repeated treatment.

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Could simple eye test reveal Alzheimer's? Computer software that analyses changes in veins and arteries could spot disease in early stages 

Posted: 26 Oct 2014 05:58 PM PDT

The software has been developed by researchers at the University of Dundee who they believe it could point out early signs of dementia by examining people's eyes. (file image)

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Autism '23% more likely in babies born by C-section': Women warned not to be alarmed by findings because risk still remains small 

Posted: 26 Oct 2014 05:10 PM PDT

In Britain, up to 1 in 4 deliveries now take place by C-section as they are often recommended to women having children later in life, say researchers from University College Cork.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik backs the 'baby wearing theory'

Posted: 25 Oct 2014 06:35 PM PDT

Star of The Big Bang Theory Mayim Bialik follows the Attachment Parenting theory, a philosophy which sees parents sleep alongside babies.

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Are YOU fat because your husband is a control freak? This woman put on four stone while married to a man who forced her to over-eat. And she is just one of thousands...

Posted: 25 Oct 2014 05:15 PM PDT

Maria-Louise Warne, 57, felt compelled to overeat by her former husband Following the collapse of her marriage, she reveals how her partner made her gain weight - and why she is one of many.

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Back in my Louboutins...thanks to a stem cell jab in the foot: Experimental treatment that fixed socialite Hofit Golan's broken leg

Posted: 25 Oct 2014 03:16 PM PDT

Hofit Golan, the 33-year-old Israeli-born socialite had controversial holistic therapy using injections of embryonic stem cells from animals after suffering an accident at a London nightclub in 2011.

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Saved from life on dialysis... by the UK's first ever keyhole kidney transplant operation: Former soldier given sister's organ in pioneering procedure

Posted: 25 Oct 2014 03:02 PM PDT

Brian Blanchard, pictured with his sister, Pam Morphett, who donated one of her kidneys to him, has become the first man to be given a kidney transplant by keyhole surgery in the UK.

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Cancer alert after women miss out on vital gene test: Ovarian cancer sufferers in 'critical danger' as NHS does not offer genetic testing 

Posted: 25 Oct 2014 03:01 PM PDT

Women with ovarian cancer are in 'critical danger' of missing out on life-saving treatment because the NHS does not offer them genetic testing, say campaigners.

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Two thirds of middle-aged men will be obese within 20 years, according to new forecasts by medics

Posted: 25 Oct 2014 10:33 AM PDT

A new Public Health England report forecasts that 63 per cent of British men in their fifties will be obese by 2034, and 38 per cent of women of the same age will also be overweight.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Patients give up on GPs and go online to get a diagnosis with visits to the Government's health website NHS choices up 40% 

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 06:59 PM PDT

The most popular topics searched for were pregnancy and baby health. Campaigners said patients are turning to the internet because it is increasingly difficult to get a GP appointment.

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Women are more fertile during a new moon and most likely to conceive during the darkest nights, say scientists

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 06:02 PM PDT

Woman may be at their most sexually aroused during a full moon, a study says. Infertility specialist Phillip Chenette from the Pacific Fertility Centre in San Francisco analysed data from a phone app.

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Better posture leads to better mood by influencing nervous system, study says

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 04:53 PM PDT

An Auckland, New Zealand study has shown those who sit up straight with good posture feel more enthusiastic, excited, strong and fearless during high pressure situations.

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Vitamin D could stop prostate tumour growth 

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 04:46 PM PDT

Scientists from Colorado have found Vitamin D, which is produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight, boosts a gene which helps block tumour growth.

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Mother loses 9st after being refused surgery on varicose veins

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 02:19 PM PDT

Tracy Cairns, 43, from North Tyneside, says she now can't believe she let herself get to 19 stone - and says the doctor's comment changed her life.

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Ebola vaccine will be ready for use next year, WHO says

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 01:40 PM PDT

Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be ready for use in 2015 but it is not clear if any will work, the World Health Organisation has said. 

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How bad breath could be a sign of liver disease and mouth ulcers could indicate cancer: Leading dentist reveals what your mouth says about your health

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 12:08 PM PDT

From the colour of your teeth to the condition of gums, your mouth can tell you a great deal about your overall health, says Dr Sameer Patel, Clinical Director at Elleven Dental, in London.

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The GPs being paid £200 every time they diagnose dementia - FOUR times the amount proposed under new Government scheme

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 10:30 AM PDT

The payments to GPs in Bristol were already in place months before Wednesday's pledge by ministers to dramatically improve rates of dementia diagnosis.

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War on cancer is stalling because pharmaceutical firms only create drugs they know will make a profit, leading scientist claims

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 10:17 AM PDT

Professor Paul Workman, chief executive of the Institute of Cancer Research in London said firms were only interested in 'the low hanging fruits' of cancer which are easily treatable.

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'I couldn't see and everything was blurry': Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards reveals she has eye condition that made filming nearly impossible

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 09:31 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Kyle, 45, says dry eyes made her constantly uncomfortable and needing to use eye drops every five minutes, even when filming - which then made her mascara run.

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Britain should become a 'smoke-free' country, Jeremy Hunt declares 

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 05:27 AM PDT

Jeremy Hunt agreed with one of his own MPs who said Britain should become 'smoke-free' in the next five years, with tobacco companies 'taxed out of existence.'

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Britain is worst in the West for inactivity 

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 03:23 AM PDT

A lack of exercise is as dangerous as smoking and is directly to blame for one in six deaths in Britain, a report has warned.

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Change clocks to tackle childhood obesity

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 03:23 AM PDT

Lighter evenings would increase the amount of time children engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity each day, researchers in London and Bristol have found.

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