Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Ebola outbreak will 'explode' by mid-December, scientists warn

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:58 PM PDT

This is unless international efforts to control the virus are increased, warn a team of U.S. scientists led by Yale University experts.

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Ten times harder to become pregnant aged 43 than at 37: Doctors warn speeding up of biological clock means women will take four years to conceive rather than four months

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:21 PM PDT

Researcher Meredith Brower from the University of California, Los Angeles, said eggs needed for pregnancy rises 'almost exponentially' after 42, and urged women to freeze their eggs without delay.

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Trying for a baby? Drop a dress size: Women who lose 11lb conceive up to two weeks faster - and it doesn't matter what you weight to start with 

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:10 PM PDT

Researchers, from the Harvard School of Public Health in the US, said the finding couldn't simply be explained by overweight women having irregular periods.

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Pippa Middleton reveals four steps she uses to keep her toned behind in shape 

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 05:47 PM PDT

Pippa Middleton has decided to share the simple 30-minute total body workout that helps her achieve her toned behind – and keeps it in shape.

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Middle-aged swingers' 'drug-fuelled orgies' fuelling rise in STIs

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 05:08 PM PDT

A Dutch study found almost half of older swingers admitted taking illegal substances to boost their prowess in the bedroom and keep multiple partners satisfied.

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Exposure to UV rays releases protein which helps metabolism

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 01:02 PM PDT

Researchers from Edinburgh and Southampton Universities found moderate exposure to UV helps slow the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Allergic reaction to ibuprofen causes man's skin to erupt in blisters

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Paul Burkhardt, 36, from Crewkerne, Somerset, suffered a severe reaction to a 70p packet of ibuprofen. He believes one more dose could have been fatal.

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'Fat people CAN'T take responsibility for their weight - there's too much temptation,' says obesity doctor

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 08:29 AM PDT

Dr Sally Norton, from Bristol, says sedentary jobs, poor quality food and daily stress means few of us have the time or energy to deal with our health in the remaining hours.

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Overweight people to be PAID to lose weight: Slimmers will be given cash or shopping vouchers under new NHS plans - but only if they have a job

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 08:13 AM PDT

More than two thirds of UK adults are clinically overweight or obese and the NHS spends £5bna year treating obesity-related illnesses.

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Rachel Baker addicted to snacking sheds NINE stone

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 08:11 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Baker, 32, from Surrey, lost in under a year after being told by her doctor that her BMI was 'off the chart'.

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Natasha Mash discovers brown mark she thought was melted chocolate is CANCER

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:32 AM PDT

Natasha Mash, from Watford, Hertfordshire, was told by a doctor her mole was nothing to worry about. But another doctor noticed the mark and she was diagnosed with deadly skin cancer.

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A daily wine or beer is good for your memory and better than being teetoal

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:08 AM PDT

Researchers from the University of Texas found people who enjoy a daily alcoholic beverage had more grey matter in the hippocampus, the area of the brain which controls memory.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


40 and want a baby? Find a younger man: Women's chances of motherhood plummet if partner is older than 43½ 

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 06:41 PM PDT

Once a woman hits 40, she should seek out a younger man if she wants to get pregnant. Film director Sam Taylor-Wood, 47, has two children with husband Aaron, 23 years her junior (pictured).

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BPA could raise risk of diabetes, obesity and cancer

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 01:02 PM PDT

Researchers from the University of Missouri found that the chemical bisphenol-A can enter the bloodstream through the skin. The chemical can disrupt hormones and cause health problems.

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The spray that claims to kill Ebola: Non-toxic chemical can get rid of deadly virus without damaging the body, British company says 

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 10:26 AM PDT

DuoMax claims it is the only product in the world which can kill Ebola without damaging the human skin or being toxic to the body in anyway. But critics say any disinfectant would work.

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Why shift workers should avoid tucking into steak, brown rice or green veg at night: Iron-rich foods 'disrupt the body clock'

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 09:12 AM PDT

Researchers at the University of Utah found that eating iron-rich foods disrupts the way the liver regulates blood sugar. This leads to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes and cancer for shift workers.

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How arguing with your spouse could make you FAT

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 08:31 AM PDT

Researchers from Ohio State University found rowing couples with a history of depression burned fewer calories after meals, which translates to putting on and extra 12 pounds a year.

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William Pooley who survived Ebola returns to Sierra Leone

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 08:26 AM PDT

William Pooley, 29, who became the first confirmed Briton to contract Ebola, arrived in the capital Freetown yesterday and will now resume work in an Ebola isolation unit run by UK medical staff.

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Parkinson's disease drugs can turn patients into gamblers, sex addicts and compulsive shoppers

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 06:52 AM PDT

The drugs were 277 times more likely to result in impulse control symptoms than other drugs, say researchers at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Virginia.

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Woman who had no idea she was pregnant gives birth at GP surgery

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 06:26 AM PDT

Clare Evans, 24, from Newport, South Wales, was complaining of abdominal pain and went to her doctor. Hours later her waters broke and she gave birth in the GP surgery's treatment room.

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Ellie Harrington with Down's syndrome who has learnt to talk by copying her sister Evie

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 06:23 AM PDT

Two-year-old Ellie Harrington, from Ely, Cambridgeshire, has started walking early in order to keep up with four-year-old sister Evie. Parents say the pair are a 'little double act'.

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Teenagers who smoke cannabis regularly do worse in exams, study finds 

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 04:22 AM PDT

Researchers from University College London found that teenagers who smoked cannabis 50 times by the age of 15 show 'impaired' educational abilities and did worse in their GCSE exams.

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Children from frozen embryos are 'more sociable' than those born from fresh ones 

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 04:22 AM PDT

Researchers from the Zheijiang University in China say the findings should allay fears that children born from frozen embryos are somehow inferior.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


The baby born hooked on happy pills because his mother had PRE-natal depression 

Posted: 21 Oct 2014 07:24 PM PDT

Etienne suffered from drug withdrawal as his tiny body adapted to being gradually weaned off the medication his mother Susan Barden from Crawley, West Sussex, took while she was pregnant.

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Cold sores may DOUBLE the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Posted: 21 Oct 2014 06:46 PM PDT

Professor Hugo Lövheim, from Umea University in Sweden, said the study findings could be used to develop treatment for the disease.

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Woman discovers she has TWO wombs and TWO cervixes after routine smear test

Posted: 21 Oct 2014 10:54 AM PDT

Jane Woodhead, 38, from Barry, Wales, went for a routine smear test and was amazed to find she was born with two wombs, a condition called 'uterus didelphys' which carries risks during pregnancy.

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Number of children lacking Vitamin D soars by more than 200% in five years

Posted: 21 Oct 2014 09:39 AM PDT

The number of children with vitamin D deficiency has soared by more than 200 per cent in five years as parents unaware of problem, a study shows.

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Graphic designer is left paralysed from the neck down after suffering a COLD 

Posted: 21 Oct 2014 09:26 AM PDT

Derek Ledingham, 41, from Aberdeen, was left paralysed and fighting for his life after suffering a common cold. He has had to re-learn to walk again after seven months in hospital.

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Would YOU tell your family you had cancer? 25% of patients say no

Posted: 21 Oct 2014 08:59 AM PDT

The poll, commissioned for Bupa, also found women were more likely to keep a diagnosis to themselves - even from their spouse.

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How the number of eggs a woman has predicts her risk of a heart attack

Posted: 21 Oct 2014 07:52 AM PDT

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, suggest women who experience early menopause may be ageing faster generally.

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Video shows a moth and tick pulled out from a man's ear and the moth is still ALIVE

Posted: 21 Oct 2014 07:00 AM PDT

The man, known only as 'Mikey', from the U.S., is seen shouting in agony before his friends remove a furry brown moth that had burrowed into his ear canal, batting its wings.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


How too much light at night can make you ill

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 11:05 PM PDT

There are growing concerns that constant exposure to light when it's dark damages our health by disrupting our circadian rhythm - the body's built-in clock.

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Should women take HRT before the menopause?

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 10:46 PM PDT

Some specialists say women shouldn't just have to cope, but should be encouraged to take preventative action in their 40s, when early menopausal changes occur.

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Obesity and alcohol may be more likely to trigger a heart attack than 'bad' genes

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 07:01 PM PDT

Heart attacks are not as strongly linked to family history and genetics as previously believed, say Scientists at the Intermountain Medical Centre, Utah.

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Mums-to-be are warned they must stop eating for two: Overweight pregnant women should be sent to slimming classes, say MPs

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 06:50 PM PDT

An all-party group of MPs and peers called for new guidance from midwives and GPs, who should challenge the 'fallacy' that eating extra makes a healthy baby.

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High blood pressure? You can't beat eating beetroot 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 06:47 PM PDT

Watermelon and beetroot are thought to boost the levels of nitric acid, a compound that causes blood vessels to open up. Watermelon contains amino acids that can help generate nitric oxide.

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ME AND MY OPERATION: Tiny tubes in your neck that could cut the risk of a stroke

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 06:44 PM PDT

Brian Langford, 75, a retired bus driver from Edmonton, North London, had the procedure, as he tells DIANA PILKINGTON.

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Salt could make your immune system go haywire 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 06:40 PM PDT

That's the thinking behind a new U.S. trial looking at the effect of salt on immune cells.

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The wife who came back to earth as a butterfly: The poignant moment that a grieving husband lost his scepticism about the after-life 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 06:36 PM PDT

In the latest extract from his book, Dr Eben Alexander explores reincarnation and the moment a sceptical widower started to believe in the after-life despite his scientific inclinations.

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Is the NHS's therapy for depression a total waste of time? 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 06:26 PM PDT

A quarter of us suffer from a mental illness at any one time, mostly anxiety or depression. The cost to our economy is enormous and for too long the only treatment was pills.

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ASK THE DOCTOR: Is exercise safe with a faulty heartbeat? 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 06:06 PM PDT

A patient is concerned about exercising after being diagnosed with the heart condition atrial fibrillation.

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Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex': Low libido linked to additives used to soften materials found in every home 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 05:55 PM PDT

Women with the highest levels of phthalates in their bodies were more than twice as likely to say 'not tonight dear' as those with the lowest amounts, a new US study has found

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Secrets of an A-list body: Naomi Watts's arms 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 05:41 PM PDT

We reveal how to get the physiques of the stars.  This week: Naomi Watts's arms.

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Jack Vettriano under the microscope 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 05:26 PM PDT

Artist Jack Vettriano, 62, answers our health quiz.

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Diabetes patients told they've got milder type 2 but in fact they have type 1

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 05:18 PM PDT

Geoff Paul, 43, from South-East London was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. By the time doctors realised he actually had type 1, he was hospitalised.

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Families desperate for right to be given untested 'last chance' drugs 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 05:01 PM PDT

Time may be running out for Andrew Culliford, 37. The father-of-one was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in July 2011 at the age of just 34. He was told he had just two to five years to live.

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Cryolipolysis claims to kill fat cells through the skin - but is it safe?

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 03:57 PM PDT

Marketed as an alternative to liposuction, advocates say cryolipolysis, as it is officially called, uses extremely low temperatures kill the fat cells without affecting the skin.

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The woman with 'sleeping beauty syndrome' which means she is only awake for TWO hours a day 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 10:36 AM PDT

Beth Goodier, 20, from Stockport, suffers from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, which dominates her life. Even when she wakes, she can be in a child-like state.

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Lynda Bellingham's life claimed at shocking speed by colon cancer

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 09:40 AM PDT

Lynda had planned to spend one last Christmas with her family, but died yesterday. Such a rapid decline is unusual, but not uncommon, oncologist Professor Karol Sikora told MailOnline.

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Sugary soft drinks could age the body as much as SMOKING, scientists warn 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 09:35 AM PDT

People who drank the amount of sugar found in of two cans of cola a day had DNA changes of cells 4.6 years older, say researchers at the University of California at San Francisco.

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Dying patients could be given untested drugs: New law could be passed early next year after Government gives its backing

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 09:33 AM PDT

The Medical Innovation Bill, launched by Lord Saachi (pictured with wife Josephine, who died from cancer), aims to give legal protection to doctors to try other treatments when other options have failed.

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NHS chief urges 1.3million hospital staff to join gyms and weight-watching groups in battle against obesity

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 08:22 AM PDT

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, plans to reduce the sale of high-sugar and high-fat products on hospital premises. He wants trusts to offer healthy food to staff 24 hours a day.

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Scientists grow human intestine giving hope to people with gut problems and cancer patients

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 07:07 AM PDT

Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Ohio have created tissue fragments using a type of stem cell that were transplanted into mice.

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Alcopops are fuelling a rise in liver deaths, warn doctors

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 06:30 AM PDT

Experts say young Britons are paying the price of growing up with cheap drink available round the clock as figures show there are nearly 11,000 deaths from liver disease a year in England.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

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A pint of beer a day 'can double men's fertility': But coffee and being vegetarian cuts odds of conceiving 

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 06:49 PM PDT

Resarchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston came to the surprising conclusion after studying 105 men whose wives and girlfriends were undergoing IVF. 

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The danger of common childhood illnesses: Tonsillitis and ear infections 'can cause hearing loss in later life' 

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 06:43 PM PDT

The Newcastle Thousand Families Study made the connection after monitoring babies from 1947 to the present day, measuring their health, growth and development.

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How Viagra could help halt heart attacks and strokes, with some doctors saying it should be routinely prescribed

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 06:11 PM PDT

Italian scientists found the anti-impotence pills can drastically improve the functioning of men's hearts,with those taking the drug with certain conditions showing improvements.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


A 'vampire op' let me breathe again: How surgeons drain all your blood so lung clots can be removed 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 08:45 PM PDT

Annette Malocco (pictured), from the West Midlands, had the pioneering operation to remove blood clots from her lungs two weeks ago after suffering for a year with breathing difficulties.

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Must we give up our little treats? Coffee. Cake. A glass of wine. Could you live without them? Our writers quit their favourite vices for three months...to see if abstinence really is worth the pain 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:31 PM PDT

After three months without sugar, caffeine and alcohol, the three participants experienced monumental changes in weight, attention span and behaviour.

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Hand creams, eye masks and even woolly socks. But whatever you do...Don't give cupcakes to cancer patients, says LUCY O'DONNELL 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:13 PM PDT

In the second part of her no-nonsense guide to thriving with cancer, Lucy O'Donnell explains how to cope with chemotherapy – and why sweet treats are the last thing you should give a patient.

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Agyness Deyn is a role model for epileptics, by DR ELLIE CANNON

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:12 PM PDT

The Former supermodel stars in Electricity, playing a woman with epilepsy. Her character is described as a 'witty, sexy, searingly defiant Northerner', with her condition the last thing on the list.

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Health notes: How 50 Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan got his rock solid physique 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:10 PM PDT

This week's issues and advice include tips on how to get sculpted abs like Jamie Dornan (pictured), guidance on how to avoid strokes and a glimpse at the latest designer bespoke prosthetic limbs.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Menopause? It can change your life for the better: It's the ideal time for diets and the gym, say experts 

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:21 PM PDT

Women should also consider taking up a hobby such as crosswords, reading or cards to ward off dementia in their later years, experts say.

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U2's Bono has suffered glaucoma for years so THAT's why he wears sunglasses

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:00 PM PDT

U2 frontman Bono has revealed he has suffered from glaucoma for many years, prompting his continual use of dark glasses. If left untreated glaucoma can cause blindness.

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Young model has 'rag doll' syndrome which makes her go weak and floppy at any moment

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 03:40 PM PDT

Clare-Alana Ford, 22, from Hayling Island, Hants, suffers from a bizarre condition that makes her body go limp and weak without warning. Despite this she has forged a career as a model.

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Cyclist Ryan Smith left in coma van crash visits ITV's This Morning

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 01:09 PM PDT

Ryan Smith, 17, from Chapel St Leonards in Lincolnshire, said that he has come on 'leaps and bounds' in his rehabilitation after a crash with a van left him in a coma for four months.

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Ebola no longer an epidemic 'it's a humanitarian crisis that may not be over until we find a vaccine'

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 12:30 PM PDT

Professor Peter Piot spoke at length about his experiences of the Ebola virus and predictions for how the current outbreak can be tackled. He said: 'In theory it is very easy to control but this outbreak has got completely out of hand.'

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Surgeons forced to carry out open heart surgery by MOBILE PHONE light after blackout

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 10:03 AM PDT

The team of surgeons in Kyrgyzstan were working to save the life of a patient suffering heart disease. But halfway through the delicate operation the lights went out following a government crackdown on electricity consumption.

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'This proves homeopathy DOESN'T work ': Scientist swallows 50 homeopathic sleeping pills in one go - and says she doesn't feel drowsy at all

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 09:56 AM PDT

Yvette d'Entremont, a forensic chemist from Southern California, filmed herself downing the tablets to prove they were nothing but 'sugar pills'.

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Quarter of obese children missed by BMI tests could be at risk of diabetes and heart disease

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:36 AM PDT

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the US said while the BMI test correctly identifies obese children, it does not take into account body fat percentage and so misses those who appear to be a normal weight.

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'Wonder drug' which Truvada can reduce HIV risk by 92% could be offered on NHS 

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:04 AM PDT

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London found the drug Truvada was 'highly protective against HIV' and will speed up their trial.

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Piling on the pounds? Blame it on jet lag

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 06:02 AM PDT

Scientists have discovered changing time zones - and the resulting disruption to the circadian rhythm, also known as the biological clock - could be making you fat.

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Five patients dead and dozens 'came to harm' under Dr Paul Miller

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 01:31 AM PDT

Hospital doctor Paul Miller, 59, was suspended by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust after a panel found 27 patients came to harm between 2006 and 2013 under his care.

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