Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Eat to beat diabetes: Why you can STILL enjoy these takeaway treats - or opt for a super salad that will fill you up

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 05:42 PM PDT

The problem with foods that are rich in refined carbs is that they are rapidly broken down and digested by the body, creating a spike in blood sugar levels, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY.

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Four in five Britons have a heart that is older than they are

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 04:58 PM PDT

Research by University College London, based on the responses of 575,000 users on the NHS Choices website, shows some men and women in their mid-40s had hearts typical of 60-year-olds.

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Are YOU losing the ageing lottery?

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 02:31 PM PDT

Scientists at UCLA have identified the clearest evidence to date that each individual has their own 'internal clock' that moves at a different pace to others. Five per cent of us age much faster, they said.

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It DOES get better with age! Middle-aged women enjoy sex more as they get older, study claims 

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 02:18 PM PDT

Middle-aged women are more likely to enjoy making love than 20-somethings, according a team at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

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Surrey teenager who thought cramps were food allergy discovers she has rare tumour

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 02:07 PM PDT

Kezia Denne, 16, from Elstead, Surrey, was rushed to hospital complaining of stomach pains. Doctors tested her and said she had a germ cell tumour - immature teratoma - in her ovary.

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No more measles in America: Region becomes world's first to eliminate the disease

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 01:36 PM PDT

Measles is now the fifth vaccine-preventable disease to be eliminated in the Americas, after smallpox, polio, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome, officials said.

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Quicker detection of lung, breast and bowel cancer 'could save the NHS £44 million'

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 01:20 PM PDT

Speaking at the launch conference of a new cancer research initiative, Sir Salvador Moncada from Manchester University highlighted the importance of an early diagnosis.

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Stiff Bull herbal cofferr containing 'natural Viagra' is soaring in sales in the US

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 11:48 AM PDT

More than 200,000 men a month order online shipments of Stiff Bull Coffee, a herbal stimulant that supposedly rejuvenates sexual performance.

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis claims more lives in UK than leukaemia, brain or stomach cancer

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 11:46 AM PDT

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis affects 32,500 people in the UK. Here sufferers, including Ron Flewett, from Spalding, share their stories about living with the deadly disease.

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This month is the best shape you will be in all year, study reveals

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 11:15 AM PDT

Researchers at Cornell University collaborated with Tampere University in Finland found waistlines begin expanding at Thanksgiving, then yo-yo until leveling out at the end of summer.

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More menopause misery: Women who suffer with hot flushes are more likely to have depression 

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 11:00 AM PDT

Women who believed their sleep was being interrupted by night sweats were more likely to suffer mild symptoms of depression, the study by Harvard Medical School found.

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Man with severe facial deformities which give him 'alien-like' features is hoping for surgery

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 10:37 AM PDT

Xia Yuanhai, 53, who lives in Laotu village in Chongqing, southwestern China, has facial hyperplasia – excessive tissue enlargement which became pronounced in adulthood.

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Want to cut YOUR chances of getting breast cancer? Do 30 minutes of exercise a day

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 10:14 AM PDT

The women, from across the UK, are modelling sportswear designed by M&S to raise awareness of exercise reducing the risk of breast cancer to mark the launch of next month's awareness campaign.

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Are YOU on contraception? You're more likely to be depressed

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 10:10 AM PDT

Teenagers on the Pill appeared to be more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant than older women, researchers from the University of Copenhagen found.

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10 key facts people should know about your own health

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 09:42 AM PDT

Vitamin firm Healthspan carried out a survey of 2,000 UK adults and discovered 4 in 10 said it would take a health scare before worrying about issues like cholesterol levels or blood pressure.

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Miami reports first case of local Dengue fever as Zika spreads 

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 09:38 AM PDT

Despite efforts targeted at quashing Zika, there are now more than 100 locally-infected residents in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and other surrounding counties.

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The newborn who looks like an 80-year-old: Rare ageing condition means baby boy has wrinkles and thick hair on his back

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 07:05 AM PDT

Born in Magura, Bangladesh, local doctors have been left stunned as to what the cause of the baby boy's ageing is - but they believe he has progeria.

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Mother who was told her pregnancy could KILL her says she'd risk it all again after having a baby boy

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 06:25 AM PDT

Rachel Kierstenson, 37, from Hertford, was diagnosed with cancer after finding a lump in her right breast. The effects of chemotherapy meant her chances of having a family were slim.

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High Court rules in favour of Jeremy Hunt over junior doctors contract dispute

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 06:04 AM PDT

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has won a High Court case over the controversial new junior doctors' contract. Mr Justice Green ruled in favour of the Health Secretary today.

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Harvard University study shows eating healthily really does save your life

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 03:47 AM PDT

Non-statin therapies - such as a healthy diet - reduced the risk of heart problems by 25 per cent by cutting bad cholesterol levels, slightly more than statins, researchers from Harvard University found.

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How COMPUTERS are helping people with stroke-induced blindness to see: Treatment improves movement and 'strengthens eyes within weeks'

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 02:06 AM PDT

University of Aberdeen scientists found that this treatment can improve what remains of the partially sighted patients' vision by training them to better detect objects in their visual field.

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MPs call for end to 'incredibly dangerous' pratice of discharging between 11pm and 6am 

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 01:22 AM PDT

Some figures show the numbers discharged overnight, such as 74-year-old Elsie Allanson (pictured with her daughter), from Tadcaster in North Yorkshire, could be as high as 400 a night.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Acne sufferers' cells have built-in protection that keeps them looking younger 

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 04:36 PM PDT

The suggestion comes from King's College London researchers who studied tiny structures called telomeres, caps on the ends of chromosomes that protect the DNA (file image).

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Eat to beat diabetes says Dr Michael Mosley

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 04:26 PM PDT

Most of us want to lose weight to feel confident, fit and — in our heart of hearts — to look great. But fast, effective weight loss will also have a massive impact on many other aspects of your health, too.

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Meet the most advanced amputee in the WORLD

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 04:11 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Loomis, of Canton, Ohio, had her right arm amputated last fall. Now, in an exclusive clip from The Doctors, she shares news of her groundbreaking prosthesis.

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Fifth of bowl cancer patients diagnosed in A&E had previously been turned away by a GP

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 03:40 PM PDT

One in five patients had previously been sent away by their GP despite having 'red flag' symptoms. Patients who find out at a later stage are far less like to survive.

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Meet the world's first 'three-parent baby': Boy - delivered by US medical team in Mexico - carries a tiny piece of genetic code from a third donor 'parent' to avoid inheriting a disease from his mom

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 01:31 PM PDT

Like all humans, the five-month-old boy carries DNA from both his parents. But he also has a tiny piece of genetic code from a donor. He was engineered by a US team in Mexico.

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D-day for Jeremy Hunt: High Court set to deliver its verdict on controversial contracts

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 12:12 PM PDT

Mr Justice Green, who analysed evidence at over a two-day High Court hearing in London last week, is scheduled to deliver a ruling about Jeremy Hunt's new NHS contract on Wednesday.

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The NHS needs 20 MORE hospitals: Experts warn 'tsunami' of patients means A&Es can't cope

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 11:09 AM PDT

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine said the rising demographic caused by the growing levels of elderly, immigration and high birth rates are heaping pressure on A&Es.

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Geneva study claims aluminium deodorants salts 'may trigger tumours'

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 08:44 AM PDT

André-Pascal Sappino, from the University of Geneva, compared people's previous scepticism over the subject to how asbestos was once viewed. He has called for a ban on aluminium salts.

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Family doctors paid up to £400m to look after patients who have DIED or moved away

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 07:44 AM PDT

Data from NHS Digital shows the number of patients registered with GPs in England increased to 57.3 million in March 2016 - despite the population estimate being just 54.3 million people.

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Why doctors should prescribe WALKING to elderly patients: Study reveals gentle physical activity dramatically improves balance

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 06:56 AM PDT

Simple physical activity like walking helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if they'd long been couch potatoes, according to the Yale University study.

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Fillings which REPAIR tooth decay will 'revolutionise dentistry'

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 05:07 AM PDT

The compound - known as bioactive glass - is set to do away with the need for mercury fillings, scientists from Queen Mary University of London, hope.

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Barnsley toddlers allergy to SUNLIGHT means they must go outside at night

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 03:56 AM PDT

When brothers Vincent, one, and Zakkery, 10 months, from Barnsley, are exposed to light they develop a painful rash. Doctors suspect they have the rare Erythropoietic Protoporphyria.

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Mother who 'looked pregnant for 3 YEARS' found to have tumour growing in her womb

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 03:42 AM PDT

Margaret Mcmahon, 48, from Belfast, was initially told her abdominal pains were due to irritable bowel syndrome. But after paying for her own CAT scan doctors discovered she had an 18cm tumour.

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New bowel cancer test will cut number of NHS patients needing endoscopies

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 02:46 AM PDT

The new FIT test is being rolled out in the UK over the next few years and is simpler than the current test which involves collecting six samples of faeces over a few days to look for bowel diseases.

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Nine in ten Britons live in areas where air pollution exceeds safe limits

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 12:33 AM PDT

Diesel engines are one of the biggest polluters – contributing microscopic specks called particulates in the air increase the risk of asthma, as well as strokes and lung cancer (file image).

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Monday, September 26, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


How having a miserable husband (or wife) is bad for your health 

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 09:27 PM PDT

Dr Chopik, of Michigan State University, tracked the health and happiness of almost 2,000 couples for six years. Analysis showed that a partner's happiness affected their other half's health.

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Secrets of an A-list body: We reveal how to achieve Holly Hunter's gym-honed arms

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 09:11 PM PDT

Wearing a sleeveless blouse at a recent awards ceremony, 58-year-old Holly Hunter revealed her toned arms. The Georgia actress says running around after her children keeps her in shape.

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The medical condition that leaves women with ever bigger legs, even when they diet

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 08:57 PM PDT

As she hit puberty, what troubled Laura Childs from Dover was not her skin, but her legs, which began to balloon completely out of proportion with the rest of her body - up to two dress sizes bigger.

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Former competitive swimmer lost both legs battling sepsis in Mallorca

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 08:45 PM PDT

A campaign by the UK Sepsis Trust, backed by the Daily Mail, has resulted in the announcement of a nationwide awareness programme earlier this month.

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Can you really trust a GP who diagnoses you over a Webcam?

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 08:42 PM PDT

The NHS is paying doctors to provide appointments via webcam, and now in three practices covering 31,000 people in Greater Manchester and Southend in Essex, with plans to extend it.

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Millions admit going back to the office while still contagious with the flu

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 08:40 PM PDT

A survey found that 37 per cent of people in Britain admitted heading to the office while still contagious, with one in ten people ignoring their flu symptoms altogether.

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Eat to beat diabetes: Delicious dinners that are just 500 calories, quick breakfasts that will keep you full until lunch and comfort food that could save your life 

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 08:09 PM PDT

Research has shown that eating 800 calories a day for eight weeks is the best way to lose weight quickly and dramatically reduce your risk of diabetes, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY

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Is turning off a pacemaker ever the right thing to do? When a life-saving heart implant becomes a painful burden

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 05:59 PM PDT

Last year, Polish-born Ms Adamowicz, 71, who had lived in the UK for more than 30 years, revealed she wanted the pacemaker turned off, even though she knew it would lead to her death.

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Fears 'food paranoia' is gripping the nation as four in ten of us now choose to eat a specialist diet 

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 05:52 PM PDT

One in five say their dietary choice is specifically designed to help prevent conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol or hypertension.

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Manuka honey could be used on medical devices to stop bacteria building up

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 05:34 PM PDT

Around 100 million urinary catheters are used around the world, but they carry a high infection risk. The honey stops 'biofilms' – a goo consisting of a mixture of different types of bacteria – building up.

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Go easy on the housework ladies, it gives you back and neck pain four years earlier than men 

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 05:19 PM PDT

Rishi Loatey, of the British Chiropractic Association, which commissioned the research, also suggested that women may suffer from carrying heavy handbags.

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Mother whose baby died 6 days old describes how she found comfort in donating his organs

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 04:35 PM PDT

Sarah Gray embarked on an unusual journey to find out if the donation of her late son's organs really made a difference, revealing a side of science that laymen seldom glimpse.

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How to ease breathlessness by BLOCKING AIRWAYS

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 04:33 PM PDT

The device, currently on trial in hospitals in China and the US, is inserted in a minimally invasive, 60-minute procedure. Up to five of the valves can be inserted into position around the affected area.

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Which trendy muesli is the healthiest?

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 04:33 PM PDT

Bircher muesli is a good, lighter alternative to porridge. However, not all of us have time in the morning to make our own. Here, dietitian Alison Clark rates your favourite ready-made alternatives...

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Experts warn global warming may create ideal conditions for deadly diseases

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 04:24 PM PDT

According to a report from the Department of Health, Health Effects Of Climate Change In The UK, British winters will become less cold but wetter, and summers will become warmer and drier.

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10 healthiest places to live in America (hint: no capital cities made the cut)

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 04:16 PM PDT

Highlands Ranch, Colorado, a quiet community 15 miles from Denver which has the lowest obesity rate in the country. It also boasts low disease rates and generally good diets.

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'People think I need plastic surgery!': TV presenter Nick Knowles takes our health quiz

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 04:07 PM PDT

Nick Knowles claims to be 80 per cent vegan, 15 per cent veggie and 5 per cent whatever he wants. He also says he likes sex more than fruit crumble, rugby and motorbikes - which says a lot!

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Are YOU exhausted? Probably. Two-thirds of us feel we need more rest, global study shows 

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 04:01 PM PDT

The Rest Test, led by researchers from Durham University, involved more than 18,000 people from 134 different countries to investigate their resting habits and attitudes towards relaxation.

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Got kidney stones? Ride a roller coaster! Study shows it is the most pain-free way

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 03:44 PM PDT

A team at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine confirmed a number of patients passed kidney stones on the mine train ride at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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Each pound of extra belly fat 'increases blood pressure'

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 03:31 PM PDT

The amount of 'hidden' fat around the belly and its density is the most accurate way to determine if someone is a healthy weight, researchers from Boston University claim.

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'Is my mother's depression a sign of dementia?'

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 03:08 PM PDT

While one reader consults Dr Scurr about his mother's rapidly increasing depression, Roger Herridge from Kent seeks advice for treating an itchy rash that covers his entire body.

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When 'seeing snow' means your eyes are in danger: From hallucinations to floating halos, we reveal the hidden causes for the symptoms

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 03:03 PM PDT

For ten years Laura Richardson from Merseyside knew that as darkness fell her vision would change. Her eyes would fill with dancing dots that looked like static on a television screen.

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Experts reveal how much men really think about sex and why others might prefer a nap

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 02:37 PM PDT

Three experts from two Australian universities reveal ageing is not necessarily associated with a decrease in sexual desire. But it is related to having sex less often.

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You heard it here first: The cutting-edge operation that can mend a burst or missing eardrum

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 02:36 PM PDT

Every year, thousands of patients require surgery to repair a perforated eardrum. Patricia Duncan, 59, a nurse from Lanarkshire, tried the new treatment, as she tells OONA MASHTA.

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Why morning sickness isn't so bad after all

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 12:57 PM PDT

Nausea and nausea with vomiting were linked with a 75 per cent reduction in the risk of losing a pregnancy, researchers from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland found.

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Prescribing FOOD to tackle obesity

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 12:54 PM PDT

It is the latest push to tackle America's critical obesity epidemic. At least 20 per cent of every state is obese. And the hardest-hit areas have nowhere to buy fresh food, studies show.

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Why we are nowhere near a Zika vaccine - despite millions of taxpayers’ money spent

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 12:51 PM PDT

Even with pre-clinical and early stage clinical trials underway, we still may not see a Zika vaccine licensed and approved for use in humans for years.

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Men with high testosterone levels are MORE generous - but only to make themselves look better

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 12:00 PM PDT

Researchers at University College Dublin say the extra generosity is a 'status display' designed to make a man with high testosterone seem more impressive among his peers.

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Family's heartbreak as twins boys are BOTH diagnosed with the same rare leukemia

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 11:51 AM PDT

Zane and Zac Taylor have both been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Even their doctors were shocked. The five-year-olds recently moved with their family from Nebraska to Michigan.

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Four-month baldness treatment ruxolitinib helps patients regrow a full head of hair

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 10:20 AM PDT

Three quarters of sufferers of alopecia areata reported significant hair regrowth when taking ruxolitinib, researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center, New York, found.

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New test could diagnose urinary infection within HOURS

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 06:53 AM PDT

The new test, by the University of East Anglia, will work faster than traditional culture methods which take up to 3 days to identify bacteria and test their drug resistance from a urine sample.

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Teenage boy diagnosed with deadly brain tumour from routine eye test at Specsavers

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 06:53 AM PDT

Callum Salkeld, 15, from Whitley Bay, had been suffering from constant headaches for a few months. His worried parents took him to the GP, who suggested going for an eye test.

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Rochdale student gives birth to a healthy baby boy after inheriting HIV from mother

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 06:49 AM PDT

Paida Mutopo, 20, from Rochdale, was told she was HIV-positive when she was just 11. Five months ago, she gave birth to a healthy son, Kai, who does not have the virus.

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New study claims couples are 14% less likely to break up if they have regular date nights

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 05:46 AM PDT

A new study suggests that by going to the cinema, restaurant or theatre - and getting away from children - married couples can reduce their chance of splitting up.

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Portsmouth mother reveals son contracted HERPES from someone with a cold sore

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 05:40 AM PDT

Amy Stinton, 30, from Portsmouth, had to rush her 14-month-old son Oliver to hospital after he came out in painful blisters on his feet, legs, under his arms and around his mouth.

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Poor testing of 'super-cystitis' could leave women with symptoms 'for rest of their lives'

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 04:26 AM PDT

Urinary tract infections affect 150 million people worldwide each year. But James Malone-Lee, a professor of medicine, at University College London, said the real number could be higher.

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BMA members say they feel abandoned by their leaders as junior doctors strikes are called off

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 02:44 AM PDT

Dr Ellen McCourt (pictured), chair of the junior doctors committee, said the strikes were suspended 'in light of feedback from doctors, patients and the public.

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Temporary TATTOOS could be used to treat MS

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 02:42 AM PDT

Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine came up with the technique, which uses nanoparticles, as a way of allowing the drugs to stay in the system longer than if they were injected.

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Cancer patients in early trials of treatments may have unrealistic expectations

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 02:24 AM PDT

Cancer patients were keen to consider trials for new drugs, with up to 84 per cent willing to enrol, researchers from The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, found.

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Junior doctors call off strike action over concerns for patient safety 

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 12:26 AM PDT

Chair of the British Medical Association Junior Doctor Committee, Dr Ellen McCourt, has announced that industrial action set to take place in October, November and December has now been cancelled.

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Cancer sufferer unable to have sex after failed breast implants left her disabled 

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 12:16 AM PDT

WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT AND NUDITY - Sheffield mother-of-two Aly Tate underwent a double mastectomy in 1997 and got breast implants but has since had 21 operations.

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