Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Did drug to make my lashes lusher turn my green eyes brown? LEAH HARDY investigates the disturbing side effect of a treatment backed by stars from Claire Danes to Brooke Shields

Posted: 28 Mar 2015 07:56 PM PDT

As I took a moment between meetings to refresh my mascara, I felt a jolt of panic. Around the pupil of my once green and gold eyes, there was a faint, murky brown ring, writes LEAH HARDY.

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This incurably ill British woman's amazing online friendship with an American she'd never met spurred him to shed 28 STONE - and save his life. Here she tells their heart-warming story. It's truly... thinspirational 

Posted: 28 Mar 2015 05:22 PM PDT

At his heaviest, Brian weighed a staggering 45st, but thanks to his friendship with Jackie Eastham, he lost a breathtaking 28 stone and is now a figure of inspiration.

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World first as surgeons spot a brain tumour - with a 'bleeping pen': Laser helps surgeons tell the difference between healthy and cancerous tissue

Posted: 28 Mar 2015 03:32 PM PDT

A British hospital is trialling a laser that bleeps like a parking sensor on a car when scalpels get to the edge of cancerous areas of the brain, letting surgeons know their margin for error.

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MATT ROBERTS: Avoiding a stoop isn't a tall order 

Posted: 28 Mar 2015 03:06 PM PDT

MATT ROBERTS give a 67-year-old woman advice on exercises she can do to improve her posture, helping her avoid age-related height loss and curvature of the back.

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HEALTH NOTES: Strictly Steve Backshall races through the pain

Posted: 28 Mar 2015 03:04 PM PDT

Steve Backshall may have won a legion of female fans on Strictly Come Dancing by flaunting his pecs and biceps – but the wildlife presenter admits his body is 'falling apart'.

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Boost for Alzheimer's patients after drug trial success: New treatment reverses damage to brain caused by disease

Posted: 28 Mar 2015 03:03 PM PDT

A new Alzheimer's drug that reverses the damage the disease causes in patients' brains could 'change the landscape' of future treatment, according to researchers.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

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30-year-old who had double mastectomy because of cancer gene risk discovered she ALREADY had the disease

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 11:06 AM PDT

Emma Cunliffe, from Cheshire, had elected for the surgery ahead of her 31st birthday - the age at which both her mother (right) and grandmother were diagnosed with the disease.

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Army nurse Anna Cross cured of Ebola after being the first to take experimental drug

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 10:55 AM PDT

Reservist Corporal Anna Cross, 25, from Cambridge, who also works for the NHS as an intensive care nurse, was the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug MIL 77.

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Burger King, Costa Coffee and Greggs in hospitals amounts to 'negligence', critics say

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 10:27 AM PDT

The new figures come just days after MPs called for a ban on fast-food outlets such as Burger King from hospitals.

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Forget weight loss surgery - you can get the same results dieting and exercising for FOUR hours a day, leading expert claims

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 09:29 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Morbidly obese people have time to watch 4 hours of TV a day, so they have time to carry out 4 hours of exercise, said Dr Robert Huizenga, of UCLA, and creator of the 'Biggest Loser' programme.

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Dodgy breast implant compensation deadline for thousands of British women totalling £500m

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 07:25 AM PDT

Many British women do not realise they can still claim compensation for PIP implants, which have higher rupture rates, according to the Stanton Fisher Group, a firm of UK financial claims specialists.

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Baby with swollen stomach the size of a FOOTBALL makes miraculous recovery - despite doctors warning he may not even be born alive 

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 07:01 AM PDT

Miles Skinner, nine months old, from Norwich, was born with a huge bulging belly due to chylous ascites, a rare condition which stops the body breaking down fats, storing it as liquid instead.

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Nearly half of office workers get less than 30 minutes of activity a day and a third are so busy they delay going to the loo

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 04:47 AM PDT

Almost 40 per cent admit they are so bound to their desk they have emailed someone right next to them, according to a survey by the On Your Feet Britain campaign.

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One in 20 parents mistakenly thinks crisps counts towards daily portions

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 01:32 AM PDT

One in 20 British parents mistakenly believe that a packet of crisps counts towards their childrens' 'five-a-day' items of fruit or vegetables, a survey has revealed.

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Now men, not women, can expect the healthiest lives but women are still living for longer

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 01:32 AM PDT

Men are now more likely to live a longer proportion of their lives in good health than women. However, women still live longer than men overall – though the gap is closing.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

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UK surgeons complete Europe's first transplant of a non-beating heart

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 04:46 PM PDT

Huseyin Ulucan, 60, from London, became the first successful recipient of a non-beating heart transplant after being operated on by surgeons at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

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Being highly educated DOESN'T make you any happier than being a dropout

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 12:01 PM PDT

The Warwick University researchers say while people who get better grades tend to have a better job and more income, these don't equip them any better to deal with personal issues.

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Scientists discover humans are hardwired to overcome heartbreak and rejection

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 11:42 AM PDT

While getting over a relationship is like battling a cocaine addiction, the brain has evolved a mechanism to help heartbroken people pull through, say scientists from St Louis University.

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Do YOU struggle to tell your left from your right? You're far from alone, says academic

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 10:44 AM PDT

Gerard Gormley, of Queen's University Belfast, says right-left confusion is more common in women, but can affect up to 20 per cent of adults.

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Shocking video shows man with 100 flesh-eating maggots inside his nose

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 07:02 AM PDT

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The 65-year-old from Sao Paulo, Brazil, saw 'worms' emerging from his nose and went to hospital, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Mother left with a paralysed face and in crippling pain after being bitten on the HIP by a tick while gardening

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 07:02 AM PDT

Claire Dean, 43, from Castle Douglas, Scotland, developed Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick in her garden. She suffered pain so bad she had to quit her job and is still receiving physiotherapy for her face.

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Denying breast scans to the over 70s is costing lives, MPs warn

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 02:31 AM PDT

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer has said it is wrong that women in Britain are no longer invited for mammograms once they reach 70.

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Milk might help people beat dementia with antioxidant that protects brain cells

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 02:30 AM PDT

Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center found a link between milk consumption and higher levels of an anti-oxidant which might minimise damage to brain cells.

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Why the over-55s are more likely to go for a walk than the young

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 05:18 PM PDT

A poll of 2,000 people across the UK found that over-55s spend more than twice as much time outdoors than those aged between 16 and 24, walking an average of 20 miles every four weeks.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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New bracelet changes colour to warn when you're close to getting sunburnt

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 04:41 PM PDT

The bracelets, invented by experts at Queens University, Ireland, contain a blue dye which absorbs UV light and gradually turns clear, warning a person to get out of the sun.

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The real truth about calories - and why counting them could be making you FATTER

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 12:12 PM PDT

A new TV programme sets out to explain how it's the type of calories we consume - and not necessarily the number - that's important.

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Can cracking your knuckles cause arthritis? One man cracked the joints on one hand for 60 YEARS to find out...

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 11:23 AM PDT

Donald Unger, 68, from California, was wary of his mother's warning over knuckle cracking. For six decades he cracked his right knuckle but not his left to find out once and for all if it caused arthritis...

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Egg sales soar thanks to popularity of high protein diets

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 11:20 AM PDT

Egg consumption rose by 2.4 per cent or an extra 700,000 a day in 2014, with the rise attributed to the popularity of protein-rich Paleo and Atkins diets, according to retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel.

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Boy, 12, who weighed more than 10st put HIMSELF on a diet and lost 3st

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 08:14 AM PDT

Owen Clarke, 12, from Leicester, managed to lose three stone in five months after becoming embarrassed by his 10st 8lbs (67kg) weight. He inspired his mother to change her diet too.

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The moment the world turns from grey into shades of the rainbow: Moving video shows colour blind people seeing normally for the first time

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 06:13 AM PDT

New glasses by EnChroma correct colour blindness by helping distinguish between colours. People are seen viewing flowers, sunsets and their children's crayon drawings for the first time in their lives.

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Drug-resistant TB could kill 75 million people over the next 35 years, experts claim

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 06:00 AM PDT

The warning, which is a global figure, came from Jim O'Neill, a former investment bank chief appointed last year by UK Government to head a review into antimicrobial resistance.

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Children of smokers are 'up to four times more likely to get heart disease later in life'

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 04:48 AM PDT

The dangers still exist even if smokers try and limit their child's exposure to second hand smoke - so the only way to protect children is to not smoke at all, say Finnish researchers.

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What stops women working out?

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 02:01 AM PDT

Millions of women across the UK are not taking enough exercise because they are afraid of being 'judged', a report by MPs on the Commons' Health Select Committee has found.

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Common antibiotic taken in pregnancy may double risk of epilepsy or cerebral palsy

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 06:31 PM PDT

Researchers from Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London have called for a thorough safety review over erythromycin in light of their study's findings.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Antibiotics linked to a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes: Repeated use of some types of treatment can increase chance by 23%

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 06:44 PM PDT

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that patients prescribed at least two courses of antibiotics were at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, which is heavily associated with lifestyle.

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Air pollution linked to raised stroke risk: Studies reveal smog connected to death, anxiety and hospital admissions

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 06:13 PM PDT

Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of dying from stroke - with a new review revealing a link with short-term exposure to carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide.

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Liver cancer risk increases by 4% for every 10g of alcohol consumed

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 06:04 PM PDT

Just three drinks a day can be enough to cause liver cancer, with the increase in risk per 10g of alcohol consumed – around one alcoholic drink – is about 4 per cent, says the World Cancer Research Fund.

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Will there be another Angelina Jolie effect? Experts predict more ovary ops

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 05:36 PM PDT

A key deciding factor in deciding whether a woman should have her ovaries removed is if her cancer risk outweighs the risk of surgical menopause, which can raise the risk of heart disease and dementia.

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Experts warn breast milk sold online should be screened for diseases

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 04:46 PM PDT

Breast milk sold online is often cheaper than milk from regulated banks, but has not been screened for disease and contains more bacteria, researchers writing in the British Medical Journal warned.

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Chinese woman has 8cm parasite removed from her brain

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 04:08 PM PDT

Yin Meng, 29, from China's Yunnan Province, had been complaining of headaches for six years when she keeled over at work. She was found to have a parasitic infection called sparaganosis.

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My eczema was so bad I left a trail of skin flakes when I walked, says woman who says £1.99 PORRIDGE OATS are the best remedy

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 10:15 AM PDT

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Amy-Louise James, 25, from Northmapton, had such itchy eczema that flakes of skin fell from her body - forcing her to apologise to strangers for being 'disgusting'.

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Men who exercise have 'better sexual function' 

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 09:11 AM PDT

The optimum amount of weekly exercise is equivalent of 2 hours of strenuous exercise (running or swimming), 3.5 hours of moderate or 6 hours of light exercise, say Cedars-Sinai experts.

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Want rice with HALF the calories? Just cook it with coconut oil and refrigerate it overnight before eating

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 08:47 AM PDT

The method increases the amount of resistant starch in the rice, which is indigestible to humans and so lowers calories, scientists from the College of Chemical Sciences, Sri Lanka, discovered.

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Great-grandfather who bravely lost half his face to rare cancer is given the devastating news the disease is now incurable

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 06:13 AM PDT

Raymond Martin, 64, from Newcastle, has facial angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that has caused a gaping hole to develop under his right eye. Doctors say no treatment can now help him.

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Saving the lives of premature babies can actually prolong suffering, doctors warned 

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 05:55 AM PDT

New guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health also says seriously ill children should have a greater say in deciding whether they want to continue treatment.

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Dr Sarah Jackson says poking fun at the obese is like racism or sexism

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 03:18 AM PDT

Obesity expert Dr Sarah Jackson said that the law should protect against weight discrimination, in the same way at it prohibits singling out people based on their age, gender or race.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Colon cancer: Scarless operation to take out colon cancer via your belly button

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 08:39 PM PDT

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK and rates are rising. Julia Lonsdale, 65, a retired nurse, underwent a new procedure to remove her tumour, leaving no visible scar.

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Laser that can spot cervical cancer early

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 08:27 PM PDT

The new technique, known as photoacoustic imaging, involves firing pulses of light, more of which is absorbed by cancerous cells than by healthy tissue.

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Even though I've had three children, I've never experienced labour

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 07:35 PM PDT

The 35-year-old singer on how her three sons and gigs keep her fit, surviving on six hours sleep a night and why door hinges leave her squeamish.

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My son's eczema was so awful he looked like a burns victim'

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 06:57 PM PDT

Jessica Chandler, 27, from Wolverhampton, said she was repeatedly asked if her son Ollie, now nearly two, had been in a fire. She stumbled across a cream she claims has nearly cured the condition.

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Statins 'slash hospital admissions for heart failure by 10%' study reveals 

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 06:48 PM PDT

The Glasgow University study shows for the first time that statins improve the outcome for those suffering from a common heart disorder.

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ASK THE DOCTOR: How can I stop my heart from fluttering?

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 06:38 PM PDT

DR SCURR advises on how to deal with a high heartbeat and the risks of dense breast tissue, plus put pharmacists in every GP surgery.

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Vinegar fighting knee operations: How dash fights infection after new knee operations

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 06:15 PM PDT

Surgeons are applying acetic acid to kill bacteria when new knee joints become infected. They hope by bathing the site they can replace the joint in just one operation.

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Cancer survival rates 10 years behind Europe: British figures still well below other countries despite billions being spent to improve situation over the last 15 years

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 06:13 PM PDT

Cancer survival rates in Britain lag more than ten years behind those in many other European countries including France, Sweden, and Italy despite billions being spent to improve survival.

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Bad skin, toothache and nosebleeds: Why that nice hot cuppa maybe bad for you

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 06:06 PM PDT

Researchers found that 40 per cent of tea drinkers do not let the tea infuse for two minutes. This hot liquid can make the blood vessels in the nose expand.

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Helen Mirren's waist: Secrets of an A-list body

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 06:05 PM PDT

At 69, Dame Helen Mirren rocks a figure-hugging dress as well as a much younger woman. Her secret? A 12-minute workout devised by the Royal Canadian Air Force dating back to the Fifties.

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The secret to a long and healthy life? Eating CEREAL: Diet high in grains 'reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes'

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 06:00 PM PDT

The Harvard Public School of Health research found eating an average of 34g (1.2 ounces) of whole grains a day was associated with a 17 per cent reduced risk of premature death.

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Why are so many deadly skin cancers caught late?

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 05:19 PM PDT

Terry Wheeldon noticed a red blister on his stomach after using a sunbed four times. His GP said it was nothing to worry about, but in fact it was the first sign of a malignant melanoma.

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Six questions that could show if you're at risk of dementia

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 05:18 PM PDT

According to the Alzheimer's Society there are already more than 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and that number is set to double over the next 35 years.

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Parkinson's disease: Lucy thought she had RSI

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 04:26 PM PDT

Lucy Norman's was a classic case of RSI misdiagnosis. After seeing her GP, she tried her best to ignore her symptoms, but she began to experience tremors in her leg.

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Scientists discover 'apple shape' gene which tells fat to gather around the stomach

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 03:38 PM PDT

Scientists from from Duke University, North Carolina, say the Plexin D1 gene influences whether a person is 'apple' or 'pear' shaped - and their discovery could help eliminate pot bellies.

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Dylan Samuels who played for Manchester United now spends most of his time in hospital

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 03:17 PM PDT

Dylan Samuels was born with cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic condition where mucus becomes thick and sticky, clogging up a sufferer's lungs and digestive system.

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Scans reveal what smoking does to an unborn baby

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 12:01 PM PDT

Scans reveal foetuses carried by smokers touch their faces more than those carried by non-smokers - a sign of delayed development, experts from Durham and Lancaster Universities found.

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IVF babies 'may be twice as likely to develop autism', study claims 

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 10:51 AM PDT

The increased risk of autism could be explained by complications associated with IVF, such as multiple births, not the treatment itself, said researchers from Columbia University, New York.

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Marijuana is 'a lot more potent than it used to be': Experts warn today's weed is super strength compared to pot smoked in the 80s

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 09:32 AM PDT

Samples also contained contaminants including bacteria, fungi, butane and heavy metals, scientists from the Charas Scientific lab, Colorado, discovered.

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Abi Rounds diagnosed with breast cancer tells family in Facebook video

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 08:41 AM PDT

In the video, Abi Rounds, from Herefordshire, says: 'I never thought I would be sitting here, at the age of 22, getting told I have breast cancer. It is scary and you just don't think it will ever happen to you.'

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Woman discovered breast cancer lump while brushing food crumbs off her chest

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 07:02 AM PDT

Just five days after eating the mushroom and salami pizza, Melanie Thorpe, 52, from Cumbria (with husband Craig), was given the devastating news she actually had two lumps and would need a mastectomy.

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Father lost half his foot after cutting himself in Egypt pool

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 06:28 AM PDT

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Mark Robson, 44, from North Tyneside, has had to quit work as he cannot drive, and struggles with basic household tasks since his injury on the Thomson holiday.

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