Monday, July 27, 2015

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Health Articles | Mail Online


How to get an A-list midriff like Eva Longoria's

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 10:05 PM PDT

We reveal how to get the physiques of the stars. This week: Eva Longoria's stomach.

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Celery and beetroot are rich in nitrates which help lower blood pressure

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 06:31 PM PDT

Nitric oxide tells your blood vessels to expand, so lowering blood pressure. That's why beetroot in particular is so good for blood pressure.

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Infants born at low weight or premature are more likely to become introverted

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 06:26 PM PDT

Experts at the universities of Warwick, Oxford and Brighton have warned that infants born more than five weeks early are more likely to become introverted, risk averse and neurotic in later life.

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Why families shouldn't overturn a loved one's decision to donate organs

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 06:24 PM PDT

Ashley Kemp and her father Mark faced the question of whether to the organs of mother and wife Mandy, 46, from Cheshire, to be taken for transplant.

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Is your back pain all in the mind?

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 06:22 PM PDT

Like millions of others, Marie Lovell, from Durham, now a fit and healthy fortysomething, was living with crippling chronic back pain.

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BBC's Trust Me, I'm A Doctor says it's healthier to cook with LARD than sunflower oil

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 06:15 PM PDT

When it comes to choosing an oil or fat for cooking, we have never been so spoiled for choice. But which of them really is best to cook with?

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Geko electric plaster could help wound heals quicker by sending small shocks

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 06:13 PM PDT

The device, which is called the Geko and has been developed by British doctors, is around the size of a wristwatch and sends small electric shocks.

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Shirley Anne Field under the microscope as she answers our health questions

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 06:09 PM PDT

Actress Shirley Anne Field, 76, answers our health quiz.

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Cut-price fertility boost that childless couples are not told about

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 06:04 PM PDT

After four years of failed attempts to get pregnant, Tracy Hedges, 36, who lives in Dudley in the West Midlands, was convinced she'd never conceive. Then she tried IUI.

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How the EarPopper device helped my son avoid endless ear operations

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 05:47 PM PDT

Finn was suffering from glue ear, which affects 80 per cent of children at some point.

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Ice cold gas that kills prostate cancer and cuts side-effects

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 05:28 PM PDT

David Tallant, 68, a grandfather and retired carpenter from Poole, Dorset, had his prostate cancer treated with a freezing procedure, as he tells CHLOE LAMBERT.

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Girl shed 2st by ditching four packets of crisps and two litres of Coke-a-day

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 05:12 PM PDT

Brooke Clarke weighed 10st 1lb at the age of 10, putting her in the 'very overweight' category. But through regular exercise and healthy eating, she has lost 2st and is now a healthy 8st for her height.

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Tiny magnetic beads to unblock your arteries as they move through blood

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 05:03 PM PDT

The metal balls, each one smaller than a speck of dust, are formed into a chain three to four beads long, and held together with a chemical bond.

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ASK THE DOCTOR: Why is there always a tickle in my throat? 

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 04:53 PM PDT

A patient constantly feels the need to cough to clear their throat. Dr Scurr advises.

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Coffee may ward off breast cancer: Women who drink five cups a day 'have lower risk'

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 04:47 PM PDT

Coffee may protect women against breast cancer, say Swedish researchers. They analysed two decades of data from more than 40,000 women.

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Claire Cerikci gives birth to naturally conceived triplets

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 02:18 PM PDT

Claire Cerikci, 37, from Chelmsford, Essex, gave birth to the boys, Kuzey and Koray - who are identical twins - and their brother Ayaz. All three are doing well and are now at home.

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Children who use iPads could suffer from chronic neck and back pain

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 01:53 PM PDT

Stephanie Cassidy, a Melbourne-based occupational therapist, said children should spend a maximum of half an hour in a fixed position before moving again.

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Contraceptive implants and injections for girls nearly TRIPLES in decade 

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 01:48 PM PDT

Some 8,400 teenagers aged 15 or under received the long-acting treatments on the NHS last year. Sex is illegal until the age of 16 - but contraceptive treatment is not and can be given to any girl.

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Why eating red meat can cause bowel cancer

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 01:21 PM PDT

Danish scientists believe haem - part of the blood's haemoglobin that binds in oxygen - may cause the link between red meat at increased risk of bowel cancer, as it is found in higher quantities in red meat than white meat.

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Baby with 'blueberry muffin' syndrome is diagnosed with leukaemia

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 12:44 PM PDT

Kole Smithers, from Sheffield, developed the dark-coloured lumps when he was just over a month old. His mother Shannon was horrified to discover they were actually a sign of cancer.

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Does semen control a woman's genes, hormones and fertility?

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 11:54 AM PDT

University of East Anglia scientists, say one of the proteins in semen is a 'master regulator' of genes  - and females exposed to it showed a wide range of changes in gene expression.

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Essex patients most likely to Google chlamydia while Shropshire is diarrhoea capital

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 11:33 AM PDT

A new survey reveals the health complaint patients in the UK are most likely to search for is back pain. Meanwhile diarrhoea, depression, rheumatism and multiple sclerosis are also in the top five.

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How tongue piercings can ruin your smile

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 08:33 AM PDT

Dr Liran Levin from the University of Alberta in Canada warned tongue piercings can also cause severe complications including nerve damage, haemorrhaging, severe infection and swelling.

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What's causing your muscles to ache? Experts give reasons and cures

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 07:59 AM PDT

Muscle aches and pains are common after exercise but could be caused by a host of deficiencies including Vitamin D and iron. Experts give their top recovery tips including light exercise on rest days.

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Mother Davina Neild's heartbreak as premature daughter dies

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 06:07 AM PDT

Davina Neild, from Widnes, Merseyside, pictured cradling her tiny daughter Isla Dolly shortly before she passed away at just five days old, having been born at 25 weeks.

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How to avoid the mid-afternoon office slump at work

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 04:41 AM PDT

For many of us the tell-tale signs of the impending afternoon slump are all too familiar. Here Dr Sally Norton offers her top tips to beat the wave of tiredness and loss of concentration that hits at around 3pm.

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NHS 7 day week row grows as weekend hospitals have 66% less top doctors

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 04:07 AM PDT

Hospitals across the UK have less than a third the number of consultants working on emergencies at weekends than they do during the week, an official study has found.

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Who's YOUR celebrity body match? Take this test to find out

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 03:13 AM PDT

A new test by Fitbay asks for details about body shape - from weight and height to length of arms and torso - then finds the strongest match from among 350 international celebrities.

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Sleeping doubles chance of recalling something that has been forgotten

Posted: 27 Jul 2015 01:53 AM PDT

Volunteers taking part in a study at the University of Exeter were asked to remember made-up words either before a night's sleep or after 12 hours of wakefulness.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Sugary Ribena axed by Tesco as supermarket removes added sugar drinks

Posted: 26 Jul 2015 06:58 PM PDT

Capri-Sun, added-sugar versions of Rubicon and Jucee drinks are also to go on September 7 as kids return to school after the summer break. The move was immediately welcomed by health campaigners.

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Placebos can work even when patients know the treatment is fake

Posted: 26 Jul 2015 05:30 PM PDT

Researchers at the University of Colorado in Boulder found that people can still feel the benefit from a pain relief treatment even when they are aware it has no medical value.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Women flocking to endure brutal nip-tucks in a bid to emulate daring stars

Posted: 25 Jul 2015 06:14 PM PDT

Tightening treatments of which Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden is said to be a fan, help combat crinkly cleavage skin by using radiofrequency thermal waves.

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Recovery 'colleges' preventing a mental health crisis hit by funding crisis

Posted: 25 Jul 2015 04:01 PM PDT

Recovery 'colleges', which help patients with anxiety and depression become self-care experts rather than relying on therapists, are under threat, campaigners have warned.

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Heart experts treat Beating high blood pressure by firing ultrasound at kidneys 

Posted: 25 Jul 2015 04:00 PM PDT

The technique, called renal denervation, provides an alternative treatment for patients who have been unable to control the condition using conventional medication, or through surgery.

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The Wanted's Singer Nathan now the voice of reason

Posted: 25 Jul 2015 03:59 PM PDT

As part of boy-band The Wanted, Nathan Sykes was filmed as he underwent voice-saving surgery.The singer, from Gloucester, had a nodule successfully removed and has since recovered.

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Tom Pettingale on a 1k-mile charity ride but Crohn's disease means he has to survive on shakes

Posted: 25 Jul 2015 03:55 PM PDT

It sounds bizarre, but it is the only way Tom has found to control the effects of Crohn's disease, the inflammatory bowel condition that has ravaged his body since he was ten.

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English patients must leave country to get drugs for eye condition

Posted: 25 Jul 2015 07:14 AM PDT

The Royal National Institute of Blind People says people suffering with inflammatory eye condition uveitis are not being given access to the drugs needed to treat the condition.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

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Worrying is GOOD for you: anxiety and sleepless nights are part of planning ahead

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 06:44 PM PDT

FRANCIS O'GORMAN: I am a worrier! And there is nothing wrong with that. I'm certainly not alone: there are millions of us, our numbers swollen by the sheer complexity and demands of modern life.

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Alcohol should be seen as a drug, not a reward, THE MIND DOCTOR writes

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 05:55 PM PDT

Despite the image of problem drinkers being teenage bingers throwing punches, or winos sitting on a park bench, in reality it's the well-off middle-aged who are worst, writes DR MAX.

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Beetroot juice could help you exercise for longer

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 05:42 PM PDT

Beetroot juice contains nitrate, which widens blood vessels and increases blood flow - helping to increase stamina when exercising, researchers from the University of California said.

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Waiting times for hip, knee and cataract operations rise by a third

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 05:35 PM PDT

Waiting times for crucial operations have increased by a third in the past year and many of those left waiting are elderly, a report has revealed.

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How to deal with bad breath and why mints just make the problem WORSE

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 03:07 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Chewing on parsley and dill, rubbing teeth with an abrasive cloth, and doubling the amount of water you drink can often solve bad breath, according to dental experts.

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Surgeon Stuart Gould's Facebook picture of himself mopping the floor at 10pm goes viral

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 12:47 PM PDT

Stuart Gould, a consultant surgeon at North West London NHS Trust, dedicated his post to his trainees, some of whom worked 17 hour days.

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The woman who is terrified of large objects: 33-year-old can have a panic attack if she sees a ship, plane, lorry or cloud due to bizarre phobia

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 09:44 AM PDT

Amy Carson, 33, from Liverpool, claims she suffers from megalophobia, a fear of big things. Boats and planes become personified with faces in her mind, and she fears they will chase her.

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World's first 'test-tube baby' Louise Brown reveals mother received blood-splattered HATE MAIL

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 08:27 AM PDT

On the eve of her birthday, Louise Brown, 36, reveals the cruel hate mail her mother received after her birth in 1978, including blood-spattered letters, a plastic foetus and a broken test tube made of glass.

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Green light today for malaria vaccine that could save millions

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 08:18 AM PDT

The world's first malaria vaccine, produced by GlaxoSmithKline and backed by Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, is expected to be given the green light today.

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E.coli found lurking on car steering wheels and handbrakes

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 07:12 AM PDT

Cars were put under the microscope by scientists from the University of Nottingham. They found evidence of potentially deadly bugs staphylococcus and Ecoli lurking on steering wheels.

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Thame woman shuns chemotherapy for CARROTS to beat breast cancer

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 07:03 AM PDT

Despite being told she needs surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Alex Wynn, 33, from Thame, Oxfordshire, claims to be treating her breast cancer with a strict diet.

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End-of-life chemotherapy can give cancer patients WORSE quality of life

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 06:21 AM PDT

A study by experts at Weill Cornell Medical College found chemotherapy can give terminally ill cancer patients a worse quality of life than without. The drug was found to reduce many patients' ability to function.

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University students with the most friends 'are happier in their 50s'

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 06:19 AM PDT

Having lots of friends at the age of 20 is beneficial for emotional wellbeing later in life as its helps people figure out who they really are, say University of Rochester researchers.

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Red tape may deny breast cancer victims 5p-a-day pill

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 04:38 AM PDT

Researchers at Oxford and Sheffield universities found the drugs could prevent 1,300 deaths a year, but campaigners fear NHS red tape will prevent doctors from prescribing them.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Jade Pateman told she was 'too young' for smear test has cervical cancer

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 10:23 PM PDT

Jade Pateman, from Shildon, County Durham, is now campaigning for the cervical screening age to be lowered from 25 to 20 after being told she has between just 18 months and two years to live.

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Middle class over-50s most likely to consume harmful alcohol levels

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 09:49 PM PDT

Men and women aged over 55 who have done well in their careers and enjoy good health are the most likely to drink to harmful levels, according to a new British study.

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Red tape may deny breast cancer victims 5pm-a-day pill

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 06:52 PM PDT

Researchers at Oxford and Sheffield universities found the drugs could prevent 1,300 deaths a year, but campaigners fear NHS red tape will prevent doctors from prescribing them.

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Pupils prefer e-cigarettes to smoking tobacco

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 06:32 PM PDT

Official figures reveal the number of schoolchildren smoking has fallen to its lowest level since 1982, as 22 per cent of pupils admit that they have tried an e-cigarette in the last year.

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The schizophrenia gene test for babies: 'Immense' breakthrough discovers if gene linked to mental illness is active in infants 

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 05:07 PM PDT

Researchers in Cardiff discovered that the gene associated with schizophrenia is active in newborns, which raises the possibility that infants could be screened and treated before it develops.

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Roman Sharples, the tiny premature twin born HALF the size of his brother

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 04:13 PM PDT

Roman Sharples was half the weight of twin brother Samuel after developing in the top of his mother's heart-shaped womb. The family, from Wimbledon, say both boys, now 18 months, are healthy.

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How RICE may cause cancer: Traces of arsenic found on grains sold in UK shops

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 03:21 PM PDT

Researchers in Belfast recommend that parents steam rice using a coffee percolator to decontaminate it after tests on UK products found levels of arsenic that are dangerous to children.

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Alzheimer's patient Roy Fuller's family hail new drug solanezumab

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 03:13 PM PDT

Roy Fuller, 81, from East Sussex, was diagnosed with ­Alzheimer's in 2008. He is one of the first patients in the world to benefit from the breakthrough drug, solanezumab.

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Cyclist speared through neck by a tree branch is lucky to be alive

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 03:10 PM PDT

The unnamed man fell from his mountain bike while cycling in New Mexico. He was impaled by the 2cm spike, which narrowly missed his airway and major artery. It was removed in surgery.

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Woman has a 'lunch hour' nose job to look like Michelle Keegan

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 03:05 PM PDT

Nichola Mahoney, 23, from St Helens, Merseyside, says she cried with happiness after having the £600 procedure, and says it has changed her life.

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How Instagram and Facebook can leave teenagers suicidal: Those who spend two hours a day on social networking sites are 'more likely to have mental health problems'

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 10:59 AM PDT

Researchers from Ottawa Public Health say parents should consider frequent use of social networking sites a sign of psychological problems.

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Can't stop eating? Your hormones might be to blame rather than gluttony

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 10:58 AM PDT

A Rutgers University study found a lack of peptide is linked to eating when full and a preference for fatty foods. Scientists believe it could help lead the battle against obesity, drug and alcohol addiction.

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Stockton mother kisses her baby before his life support machine is switched off 

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 09:43 AM PDT

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sarah Marriott and partner Jonathon Blenkinsop switched off their son Seb's life support machine at 11.07am on April 9 - exactly one week after he was born.

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Body Weight Planner calculates how many calories you need to cut to lose weight

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 09:38 AM PDT

The Body Weight Planner tool, created by the National Institutes of Health, uses a mathematical model which incorporates all the latest research on weight loss.

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Thousands of British healthcare staff believe gay people can be 'cured'

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 04:56 AM PDT

One in ten health and social care workers have heard colleagues express these views - and many have overheard negative remarks about lesbian, gay or bisexual people, says the charity Stonewall.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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New eye drops could mark the end of NHS cataract operations

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 05:43 PM PDT

Opthalmologists from University of California discovered that a chemical called lanosterol that is naturally present in healthy eyes can break up the clumps that cloud the lens.

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Doctor blasts Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about being paid £2.61 an hour

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 02:26 PM PDT

Karan Kapoor, an ENT consultant at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, says he has 'never' looked opt out of on call work, even though it would 'make financial sense.'

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Taking pills like Cilest and Yasmin 'boosts spatial awareness', study claims

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 12:21 PM PDT

Pennsylvania State University researchers found women taking pills such as Cilest and Yasmin, which lower the amount of the hormone oestrogen in the body, performed better in spatial awareness tasks.

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Alzheimer's breakthrough as scientists unveil new drug that slows progression

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 10:22 AM PDT

Clinical trials show solanezumab can slow the progression of the illness, if given to patients early enough, according to data presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International conference.

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Tube map shows how many calories you can burn walking between stops

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 10:11 AM PDT

The map, created by Treated.com's GP Dr Wayne Osborne, shows shopping along Oxford St, from Bond St to Tottenham Court Rd, will burn 66 calories, the equivalent of two squares of chocolate.

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Alison Divers's German dentist removes ALL her teeth while she is unconscious

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 07:14 AM PDT

Alison Divers, from Surrey, spent years feeling 'mortified', refusing to smile or be in photographs after the root canal treatment she received in Germany while working in the Army.

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Herefordshire woman whose teeth turned into VAMPIRE FANGS awarded £25k

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 07:13 AM PDT

Charlotte Bateman, 49, from Herefordshire, said she could no longer bear to be seen in public with her jagged teeth. Her condition went undiagnosed despite regular visits to the dentist.

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Heartbreak of mother who didn't move for a FORTNIGHT in desperate bid to save her unborn premature twins as one of them dies just four days after birth 

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 05:25 AM PDT

At just 22 weeks pregnant, Alison Barker, from Gloucestershire, went into labour. She was told not to move unless absolutely necessary - and didn't even wash - in the hope of delaying the twins' arrival.

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Sugary drinks linked to 8k Type 2 diabetes cases each year

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 03:08 AM PDT

People who consume sugary drinks every day have an 18 per cent increased chance of getting type 2 diabetes, research by Cambridge University experts suggests.

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UK scientists invent BIONIC EYE to save Ray Flynn's sight

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 01:41 AM PDT

Ray Flynn, 80, (pictured) from Audenshaw, Manchester, has become the first patient in the world to receive an artificial retina for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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