Friday, February 12, 2016

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Scans reveal cyst on woman's ovary after doctors blamed pain on being obese

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 05:37 PM PST

Doctors at James Paget Hospital in Norfolk discovered that a 'morbidly obese' 22-year-old woman had a huge cyst on her ovaries filled with six liters of blood-like fluid - that her GP thought was just fat.

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MAX PEMBERTON on why his most horrifying moment as a doctor makes him uneasy about BBC suicide show

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 04:55 PM PST

He sat there, in floods of tears, begging me to say there was some way to save him.

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Tinder app users numbering 750k are infested with pubic lice, scientist warns

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 04:20 PM PST

Dr Cameron Webb, a scientist at the University of Syndey, says there is no evidence waxing has made pubic lice extinct. He says they are still rife, with 1 to 2 per cent of the population infested.

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Zika virus link to microcephaly 'should be proven within weeks', WHO says

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 03:55 PM PST

Experts at the WHO say the link between the virus and birth defect is 'strongly suspected', while the association with Guillain-Barre syndrome is 'highly probable', adding the evidence should be available within weeks.

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Toddler makes her way off heart and lung transplant list after 13 surgeries

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 03:33 PM PST

Zoey Jones, of Tennessee, was born with VACTERL syndrome, a rare condition that left her with an esophagus that was not attached to her trachea, a small intestine unattached to her stomach, and heart and lung abnormalities.

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Cure a headache by holding a pencil between your teeth to relaxe jaw muscles

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 03:24 PM PST

London aesthetic specialist Dr Jane Leonard said tension headaches are often related to the jaw muscles as well as spasms of muscles in the face, neck and scalp.

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Nearly half of women blame themselves when their partner can't perform in bed

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 02:55 PM PST

Erectile dysfunction will affect more than half of men between 40 and 70. A survey by Superdrug Online Doctor found 80 per cent of women underestimated how common it was.

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'Statins for the brain' could prevent millions of Alzheimer’s Disease cases

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 02:13 PM PST

Cambridge University scientists say in future all adults over 30 could be offered the drugs to keep their brain healthy for as long as possible.

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MIT student Steven Keating cuts up and studies his OWN brain tumor

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 01:25 PM PST

Steven Keating, 27, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had a tumor that composed 10 per cent of his brain removed - and then said he did what any curious PhD student would do - he dissected it.

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Foods that will get you in the mood this Valentines Day weekend

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 10:57 AM PST

While many associate garlic with bad breath, it has actually been considered an aphrodisiac since ancient Egyptian times. And red berries, figs and honey have been linked with sexual arousal.

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Zika virus may 'linger in semen for up to 2 months after symptoms fade'

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 10:51 AM PST

A British man, 68, became infected with Zika virus after traveling to the Cook Islands in 2014. Tests on his return to the UK confirmed presence of the virus in his semen two months after infection.

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River of brown pus pours from abscess caused by infected tattoo in video

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 10:17 AM PST

WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT: The woman, from China, has an infected abscess on her back, where a pocket of pus has become infected. The clip shows a doctor draining the cyst.

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Pizza Express meal has THREE times more salt than a Big Mac meal

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 09:36 AM PST

An investigation by the website treated.com found the salt content of meals served at high street restaurant chains was often higher than at some meals at fast food outlets.

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Eating foods rich in vitamin D during pregnancy 'protects your child from developing allergies'

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 08:29 AM PST

Scientists from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York found pregnant women who ingest high levels of foods with vitamin D lower their baby's risk of allergies by 20 per cent.

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Amy Revell who had her tongue pierced is hospitalised after blood lump bursts

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 07:52 AM PST

Amy Revell, 17, from Stirling, developed the lump - 'like a purple ball' - under her tongue. She needed hospital treatment after the incident - but still wants her lip pierced.

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Man has giant cluster of WARTS sliced out of his foot leaving crater-like wound 

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 06:58 AM PST

In the clip Dr Leo Krawetz, a podiatrist, in Tampa, Florida, cuts a huge chunk of skin out of a man's heel in order to get rid of of scab-like mosaic warts.

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NHS could save £8.2m in dental treatments if youngsters chewed sugar-free gum

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 03:21 AM PST

Research published in the British Dental Journal estimates the savings - equivalent of 354,000 dental check-ups - would be made if 12-year-olds chewed three pieces a day.

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Life begins at 65: You've got 20 more years ahead of you  

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 02:16 AM PST

Official figures published today reveal that life expectancy has risen to its highest ever level in England.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Diabetes drug found to help beat cocaine addiction

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 07:39 PM PST

Scientists from University of Pennsylvania discovered that Byetta, a diabetes drug that targets a hormone dealing with food consumption, can also decrease an addict's desire for cocaine.

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Cannabis DOES alter your brain and younger you start the greater the risk of damage

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 04:27 PM PST

Scientists from the University of Texas at Dallas found people who use cannabis before age 16 have underdeveloped brains - and those who start after age 16 suffer accelerated brain aging.

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Junior doctor describes treating 100 cancer patients single-handedly

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 04:10 PM PST

Richard Bowman describes helping patients who 'couldn't breathe' and another who had 'bleeding in their head' at a hospital in Birmingham in a post which has already been shared 4,000 times.

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Expert busts 5 common myths about the sniffles and reveals flu strikes once a decade

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 03:11 PM PST

An expert from New York University revealed many people incorrectly assume they have the flu when they're just sick, the flu shot doesn't cause illness, drugs can't stop flu symptoms - and more.

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Angelina Jolie has lead to more women under 40 having tests for BRCA gene 

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 02:16 PM PST

Scientists from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute revealed genetic testing rates for BRCA mutations - which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer - have increased, thanks to actress Angelina Jolie.

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Increasing vaccination rates could reduce the need for antibiotics

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 01:42 PM PST

A UK government report revealed vaccines could help combat drug-resistant superbugs - which may end up killing 10 million additional people a year and costing an extra $100 trillion by 2050.

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Number of people battling dementia has FALLEN by 20% every decade since the 70s

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 12:35 PM PST

A new study from Boston University noted dementia rates have dropped - likely because of an increase in heart disease medication - which offers hope that the disease can be prevented, or at least delayed.

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Pregnant women should NOT use e-cigs as they could be ‘worse than tobacco smoke’

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 12:34 PM PST

Professor Judith Zelikoff, from New York University, told scientists many women switched to e-cigarettes on the 'misguided' belief they are safer than tobacco.

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Zika Virus could prove fatal with three deaths linked to suspected complications

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 12:11 PM PST

The Brazilian Health Ministry said the virus was found in the body of a woman, 20, who died from respiratory problems. It was also found in the body of two adults who died from suspected Zika complications.

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High-cholesterol diets are 'not linked to increased risk of heart attack'

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 11:39 AM PST

Scientists from University of Eastern Finland revealed eating an egg each day does not increase the risk of suffering heart disease, even in those people genetically predisposed.

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Iron tablets can damage the body in just 10 MINUTES

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 11:19 AM PST

Iron supplements contain 10 times more iron than is necessary for health, researchers from the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London said.

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Dentist Alan Morrison who sparked HIV scare is struck off for the SECOND time

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 10:50 AM PST

Alan Morrison has been struck off the dental register for failing to sterilise instruments or change his gloves in between treating patients at his clinics in Cumnock and Drongan, Scotland.

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Why teaching pupils grit and determination is a waste of time

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 09:28 AM PST

Intelligence is a much better predictor of exam success, accounting for 40 per cent of achievement, a study by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London found.

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Fife woman who woke up looking three months pregnant had a one STONE tumour

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 09:28 AM PST

Sandra Currie, 44, from Fife, was struggling to breathe because of the tumour. Doctors took out her gallbladder, spleen, appendix, part of her diaphragm, ovaries, and uterus.

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Junior doctors vow to 'consider all options' as Jeremy Hunt imposes new contract

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 09:25 AM PST

Mr Hunt said today: 'The door remained open for three years and we demonstrated time and again a willingness to negotiate.' The BMA said it would now 'consider all options'.

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Colorado toddler swallowed a battery which burned a hole in his throat

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 07:59 AM PST

Logan Stiff was struggling to breathe, lethargic and struggled to swallow. An X-ray revealed the toddler, from Colorado, had swallowed a button battery, which burned a hole in his throat.

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New prostate cancer test that 'smells' the disease in urine and will save lives

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 07:43 AM PST

The researchers, from Liverpool and Bristol, say the test is an important milestone in fighting the disease. More than 1.1 million cases of prostate cancer were recorded globally in 2012.

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Darlington footballer Mike Coleman who broke his leg had to wait TWO hours

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 07:42 AM PST

Mike Coleman, 28, needed surgery to fix the two breaks in his leg after being injured during a match in Darlington on Saturday. The ambulance was sent from Hartlepool, nearly 30 miles away.

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How DO some people stay slim without trying? It's all about chicken and no diets

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 07:24 AM PST

Those who are 'effortlessly thin' say chicken is their favourite meat, fruit is their favourite breakfast and they eat salad for lunch, research carried out by the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell university found.

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Indian father is convinced he is PREGNANT after having sex with another man

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 06:52 AM PST

The 52-year-old Indian man refused to believe only women can become pregnant. The situation is reminiscent of the fictional film Junior, where Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a pregnant scientist.

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Longest surviving heart transplant patient dies aged 73 from blood poisoning

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 06:17 AM PST

John McCafferty lived for more than three decades with the new heart until he died, aged 73, at Milton Keynes Hospital on Tuesday. He was officially recognised by Guinness World Records in 2013.

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Atlanta McBride whose burst appendix made her bowels GANGRENOUS survives

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 05:19 AM PST

Atlanta McBride, 19, from Halifax, was rushed for a life-saving operation, in which doctors drained her abdomen of the poison released from the burst appendix and removed the gangrenous flesh.

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Pfizer boss slams NHS watchdog for denying patients life-changing treatments

Posted: 11 Feb 2016 01:46 AM PST

Erik Nordkamp, managing director of Pfizer UK, says England is also one of the worst countries in the world - if not the worst - for getting breakthrough drugs to those who need them.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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US to study Zika virus link to Guillain-Barre in Puerto Rico

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 08:45 PM PST

A team of CDC scientists are traveling to Puerto Rico to investigate the links between Zika and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder where the body's immune system attacks the nervous system.

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Zika virus found in the brain of an aborted fetus diagnosed with microcephaly

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 05:10 PM PST

Doctors in Slovenia found high levels of Zika virus in the brain tissue of a fetus during autopsy. The mother caught Zika while in Brazil and opted for a termination after scans revealed her baby was suffering microcephaly.

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Women with an overactive thyroid are 'at greater risk of breast cancer'

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 04:28 PM PST

Danish scientists women suffering hyperthyroidism, where they produce high levels of the hormone thyroxine, have an 11 per cent greater chance of breast cancer, than the rest of the population.

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New guidelines to drink less alcohol will 'make no difference' says Theresa Marteau

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 04:19 PM PST

Cambridge University academic Professor Theresa Marteau, a member of the Alcohol Guidelines Development Group, said the advice is 'unlikely to have a direct impact on drinking'.

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Failing to exercise in your 30s and 40s is linked with dementia and early death

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 02:43 PM PST

People with poor levels of physical fitness in their 30s and 40s were likely to have smaller brains two decades later, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine found.

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'Smart' drug in development to tackle resistant strain of malaria

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 02:39 PM PST

Scientists in Cambridge, California and Melborne have developed a drug targeting the mosquito-borne malaria parasite's waste disposal system - as it becomes more resistant to common antimalarial medication.

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Booze 'allows gut bacteria to engulf the liver, increasing the risk of disease'

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 12:55 PM PST

Scientists from University of California, San Diego, revealed alcohol impairs the body's ability to keep microbes in check - breaking down barriers to allow bacteria to migrate into the liver.

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Zika virus could cause babies to go BLIND

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 12:26 PM PST

Scientists in Brazil revealed the Zika virus may also be linked to eye defects. In a new study, 34.5 per cent of babies with congenital Zika also had eye lesions, ocular nerve and retinal damage.

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Tennent’s lager to become first alcohol product in UK to display calorie information

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 11:40 AM PST

Brewers Tennent Caledonian will put calorie information on its cans and bottles of lager from March in a move to 'educate drinkers and promote the responsible consumption of alcohol'.

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How Lyme disease is spread is revealed by unraveling tick's DNA

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 11:22 AM PST

Scientists from Purdue University in Indiana found the genome of Lyme disease-spreading ticks is 'far more similar to mammals than insects' - and that the ticks' saliva allows them to feed off a host for days.

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Twins joined at the HEAD to be separated in painstaking surgery

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 11:01 AM PST

The success rate for the surgery Syrian sisters Tuqa and Yakeen need is 60 per cent - but this kind of separation surgery is the most difficult and complicated, doctors have warned.

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Expert reveals 5 common causes of erectile dysfunction

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 10:51 AM PST

An expert at Texas A&M University said erectile dysfunction affects one in five men over the age of 60, but adds the condition does not have to be an inevitable part of growing older.

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'World's first' home sperm test kit claims to measure sperm quality AND count

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 10:09 AM PST

The test, called SwimCount, is being launched in the UK by JRBiomedical Ltd, based in Llandudno Junction, North Wales. It claims the device is 96 per cent accurate.

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Mother left with horrific burns over 75% of her body after freak campfire accident creates scar cream to help other victims 

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 10:07 AM PST

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Jane Healy, 56, of Kent, nearly died in 1969 when a camping stove blew up in her face and the pyjamas she was wearing melted on to her skin.

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Sainsbury's, Asda and Co-op withdraw French cheese Camembert over Listeria fears

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 08:31 AM PST

The bug is linked to miscarriage and is also a danger to the elderly and people who are already sick and so have a weakened immune system - and can take up eight weeks to appear.

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New blood sugar patch 'could change the lives of type 1 diabetics'

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 08:01 AM PST

The patch, made by medical supplies company Abbott, automatically reads blood sugar levels from the cells just below the skin. Reading are sent using the same technology as contactless cards.

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Junior doctors striking stage an online protest promoting their work in the NHS

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 07:39 AM PST

Today, junior doctors launched an online campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #IAmTheDoctorWho, before outlining some of the life-saving or caring they do.

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Hidden health conditions millions of women suffer from like bacterial vaginosis

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 07:25 AM PST

Some 75 per cent of women will suffer thrush in in their lifetime, and many know nothing about the common condition bacterial vaginosis. Here, experts explain symptoms can be debilitating..

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Baby is born with her BRAIN growing through the back of her head

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 07:18 AM PST

Alana Long, of Accrington, Lancashire, was born with encephalocele, a birth defect causing parts of her brain to grow through a hole in the back of her skull in the womb.

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Watch the revolting moment a man has a cyst the size of a GOLF BALL dragged out of his arm

Posted: 10 Feb 2016 07:11 AM PST

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Californian dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee, aka Dr Pimple Popper, removes the white, bloody cyst which resembles an eyeball from a Halloween costume.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Lara Casalotti battling leukaemia is saved as a suitable stem cell donor is found

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 06:07 PM PST

Lara Casalotti, 24, from London, faced a 'needle in a haystack' search because of her heritage. Following her campaign, about 20,000 people have joined registers so others can be helped too.

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Eat WALNUTS if you want to lose weight and lower your cholesterol

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 05:31 PM PST

Even though walnuts are higher in fat and calories, the walnut-rich diet was associated with the same degree of weight loss as a lower fat diet, the University of California study found.

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Harmful bacterial molecules are the REAL reason junk food is so bad for us

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 05:25 PM PST

University of Leicester scientists say these molecules are undetectable in fresh foods, but abundant in foods like ready-chopped vegetables, pasta sauces and sandwiches.

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ME chronic fatigue sufferers are 6 times more likely to commit suicide

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 05:21 PM PST

The King's College London research, published in The Lancet medical journal, is the first to highlight suicide as a major risk factor for the condition, which is also known as M.E.

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Bryony Bateman told she was 'fat and lazy' after weight soared had thyroid cancer

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 04:58 PM PST

Bryony Bateman, 27, from Bristol joined a slimming club and exercised regularly but couldn't lose weight. Tests on a banana-shaped growth on her neck revealed she had thyroid cancer.

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6 signs of heart disease you should NEVER ignore

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 04:55 PM PST

A Texas A&M Health Science Center cardiologist revealed sexual dysfunction, puffy feet or legs, swollen or bleeding gums, heartburn and snoring are all symptoms of heart disease.

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Babies given paracetamol are nearly a THIRD more likely to develop asthma

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 04:19 PM PST

Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Oslo suspect taking paracetamol induces 'oxidative stress', in which unstable molecules known as free radicals trigger an allergic response.

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Man had hiccups lasting FIVE DAYS because of tumor in his neck... 

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 04:04 PM PST

A New York man was hospitalized three times in one month with a persistent case of hiccups - and the third time, doctors discovered a tumor in his neck that could have paralyzed him.

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Psychoactive ingredient levels in cannabis have 'TRIPLED in the last 20 years'

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 03:58 PM PST

Scientists from University of Mississippi revealed THC levels in marijuana increased from four to 12 per cent over the past 20 years - corresponding to an uptick in weed-related emergency room visits.

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New species of bacteria causes Lyme disease in humans, scientists warn

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 02:52 PM PST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed a new bacteria also causes Lyme disease - with more severe symptoms, such as nausea and rash, than a previously found bacteria.

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New Zika virus cases confirmed in Indiana and Ohio

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 02:14 PM PST

Health officials in Indiana and Ohio confirmed the first cases of Zika virus to be diagnosed in each state, and urged people traveling to affected areas to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

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These Gifs let YOU see through the eyes of the visually impaired

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 12:49 PM PST

London-based Clinic Compare produced Gifs that allow people to experience what it's like to see through four of the most common vision impairments, including cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

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Have scientists found a way to stop breast cancer spreading?

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 12:38 PM PST

Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, found a protein which, when turned on, traps cancerous cells, preventing them from travelling to a new part of the body.

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Running is not only good for your body, it gives your BRAIN a workout too

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 12:27 PM PST

Finnish scientists found aerobic exercise, such as running, increases the neuron reserves in the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for learning, illustrated in red.

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BARLEY may be latest superfood as it 'helps prevent obesity, diabetes and heart disease'

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 11:06 AM PST

Scientists at Lund University in Sweden found the mix of dietary fibers in barley kernels helps stimulate the growth of 'good' bacteria in the gut, and hormones to reduce inflammation.

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Mother left in 'excruciating pain' during C-section is awarded £27,000

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 08:42 AM PST

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust paid the sum after admitting the unidentified woman was not given enough anaesthetic by surgeons at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Twin births almost DOUBLE in 40 years due to IVF and the rise in older mothers

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 07:59 AM PST

The rise is an 'important public health issue' as twins are 'more fragile than singleton babies, researchers from France's Ined demographic research institute said.

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Mother-of-two who can't EAT because of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 07:25 AM PST

Saffron Taylor, 22, from Birmingham, has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). The condition makes her joints dislocate at the slightest touch and meant she needed screws inserting into her knee.

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MS is a cruel disease says Dr CHRISTIAN JESSEN on his uncle's 25-year battle

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 07:05 AM PST

EXCLUSIVE: TV personality Dr Christian Jessen, 38, describes how he watched his uncle Volker, who suffered from MS, from an active vet to being housebound and cared for by his wife.

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Dr Sandra Lee slices into PLUM-sized cyst above a woman's breast on video

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 05:52 AM PST

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Californian dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee, aka Dr Pimple Popper, squeezes the huge cyst - causing an eruption of yellow fluid to seep from the incision.

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Teenager who used £1 face mask claims she has been 'scarred for life' after suffering a severe reaction

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 05:51 AM PST

Chantelle Currell, 19, of Swanscombe, Kent, bought a Montagne Jeunesse mask from Asda to get rid of blackheads. But she felt it 'burning her skin' after just three minutes.

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The man addicted to eating SAND: Rare condition means Indian labourer consumes a plate of gravel a day

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 03:11 AM PST

Hans Raj, 45, of Uttar Pradesh, has Pica, a rare disorder meaning he craves inedible substances. He claims to eat a plate of sand a day and snack on pieces of brick and rock.

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Health Service patients unhappy about waiting times and the standard of appointments 

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 12:52 AM PST

The percentage of adults dissatisfied with the Health Service has risen to 23 per cent – the biggest reported increase in 30 years, a study by London based health charity The King's Fund has found.

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