Sunday, January 15, 2017

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How hot chilli peppers could help you live longer

Posted: 15 Jan 2017 08:24 PM PST

A study by Vermont University in the US, found that consumption of hot red chili peppers was associated with reduced mortality, with the chillies warding of heart conditions and strokes.

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How paying children money to eat their greens could halt the obesity crisis 

Posted: 15 Jan 2017 08:19 PM PST

Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum charity, believes putting money into a bank account in exchange for a child eating vegetables could be solution to the UK's obesity crisis.

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Why the eldest child is the unhealthiest of them all

Posted: 15 Jan 2017 05:42 PM PST

From obesity to raised dietary fat and high blood pressure, being the eldest child is not always an advantage, a new study based on the health records of almost 400,000 Norwegians has found.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

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DR ELLIE CANNON: Steps to relaxing your restless legs  

Posted: 14 Jan 2017 07:04 PM PST

Restless legs syndrome is a difficult condition to treat as the underlying cause is not fully understood. Sufferers usually have an irresistible desire to move, twitch or jerk their legs, particularly at night.

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'Fitbark' claims to be the way to get your FAT FIDO fitter 

Posted: 14 Jan 2017 06:34 PM PST

Britain faces an epidemic of canine obesity, with an estimated 45 per cent of dogs said to be overweight. The question is, would Fitbark help solve the problem?

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Is there ANYTHING trackers can't keep tabs on? 

Posted: 14 Jan 2017 06:27 PM PST

A range of cutting-edge devices, which focus on everything from digestive health and diabetes management to emotional wellbeing, were unveiled at a show last week in Las Vegas.

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Charles Eugster says I'm proof you can get a beach body at any age

Posted: 14 Jan 2017 06:17 PM PST

With the right diet and exercise - and a determination to do battle with the consequences of inactivity - you can transform your life, writes CHARLES EUGSTER (pictured in Staffordshire).

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We turned Dad from a 19st fast food junkie facing amputation into a super-fit cyclist

Posted: 14 Jan 2017 06:09 PM PST

Geoff Whitington, star of the documentary Fixing Dad, shed six stone and reversed his type 2 diabetes. In 2013, he faced the real possibility of losing his foot due to complications of diabetes.

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Drug U-turn is 'milestone' for arthritis: New once-a-day tablet helps control the condition  

Posted: 14 Jan 2017 02:44 PM PST

One sufferer who could soon be benefiting is Briton Pamela Relph, 27, (pictured). She is the only athlete in the world to have won two Paralympic gold medals in rowing.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

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Gagging for a drink but trying to take part in Dry January? Read our guide to help you make it through...

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 09:18 PM PST

EXCLUSIVE: Dr Gary Bolger, chief medical officer at AXA PPP healthcare - a UK-based insurance agency - reveals his top six tips to help you cut down on your alcohol intake this month.

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Race to make vaccine for the PLAGUE amid fears terrorists could use it to kill millions

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 09:09 PM PST

Researchers at the University of Texas, backed by the Department of Defense, warn Yersinia pestis is one of the most likely candidates for a bioweapon.

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Having a chicory salad for lunch could stop you from getting dementia

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 06:00 PM PST

Chicoric acid was found to prevent the formation of toxic clumps, the signature hallmark of Alzheimer's disease that are known as amyloid plaques, in the brain, Chinese researchers discovered.

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Critically ill Liz Sheppard's miraculous response to experimental cancer treatment

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 05:10 PM PST

Liz Sheppard, from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, sought public donations to allow her to undergo immunotherapy treatment privately, and has already seen remarkable results.

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From texting to having sex: The ultimate full-body workout to flex your muscles WITHOUT hitting the gym

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 04:27 PM PST

Anatomy expert Mike Aunger is part of a campaign about how to properly train, fuel and use our muscles. Here he explains what muscles we use during day-to-day activities - including sex.

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How much protein do you REALLY need? Less than you think, a dietitian explains 

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 04:16 PM PST

The public are encouraged to believe that their own diets are in some way lacking in protein, and that they need to focus on their protein intake to make up for some sort of deficit, a dietitian warns.

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Sorry, but dry January is actually bad for us 

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 04:12 PM PST

Please, will someone save me from the dry January bores? I'm fed up with their sanctimony whenever having an alcoholic drink is mentioned, writes DR MAX PEMBERTON.

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Doctors operate on twins in the WOMB after discovering condition that starved one

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 04:02 PM PST

Jake and Oliver Whettingsteel, from London, have celebrated their first birthday. The twins had a 50% chance of living after surgery while in the womb to separate their blood vessels.

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Fewer reps could reap BETTER results, scientist explains

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 03:31 PM PST

Performing fewer reps during your workout could actually have better results for your workout. Researchers in Scotland found that after two reps, overall fitness dropped by 5%.

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Nevada woman killed by superbug resistant to EVERY antibiotic in the US

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 01:58 PM PST

Reno doctors tried to cure the 70-year-old patient with 26 antibiotics after she was admitted to an acute care hospital in mid-August 2016. But nothing stood up against the aggressive bacteria.

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Girl, 5, forced to spend Christmas in hospital after slight headache turned out to be aggressive brain cancer

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 01:57 PM PST

Rylee Bernosky, 5, from Florida, went to the hospital complaining of a headache. Doctors found a rare brain tumor. She is now looking a 6-8 months of chemotherapy and radiation.

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Screen time is GOOD for teen brains: Why 257 minutes is the 'sweet spot' before computers damage mental health and behavior

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 12:48 PM PST

Researchers at the University of Oxford have calculated the 'sweet spot' at which point young people get the most out of online activity: 257 minutes.

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Sprinting for 40 seconds each day can make you 12% fitter

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 12:35 PM PST

Scientists at the University of Stirling found only 10 minutes of walking, interspersed with two 20-second bursts of sprinting as fast as someone can, could make an inactive person 12 per cent fitter.

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Ruby Connar and daughter, 13, both finish cancer treatment on the same day

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 12:08 PM PST

Ruby Connar, 13, from Exeter, was diagnosed with leukaemia five years ago. But while undergoing chemotherapy, her mother, Josie, 48, also discovered a cancerous lump on her breast.

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Family release pictures of MS-suffering mother in her final days of 'torture'

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 10:14 AM PST

Flora Lormier, from Glenrothes, had begged her husband and daughter to help her die over a period of two years. When she passed away naturally in December, she was left in a fragile state.

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Are you seeing ghosts? Get yourself to an optician NOT an exorcist, leading expert warns

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 09:12 AM PST

Dr David Allamby, a laser eye surgeon at London's Focus Clinic, says hallucinations can be caused by Charles Bonnet syndrome that affects people who have experienced vision loss.

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Four in 10 NHS hospitals declared major alert in their A&E departments

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 06:59 AM PST

Overall, NHS hospitals issued 226 serious alerts in the first week of 2017, saying they were experiencing major pressures in their A&E departments.

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Boy, 5, dies following his battle with an ultra-rare fatal brain tumour PNET

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 06:49 AM PST

Joshua McCormack, from Lancashire, was one of just 66 people in the world with an aggressive primitive neuroectodermal tumour. His mother broke the devastating news of his death on Facebook.

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Jokiva Rivers suffers from genetic condition that causes severe blisters

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 03:13 AM PST

Jokiva Rivers, from New Orleans, started to notice blisters forming across her cheeks and necks when she was 18 - but her doctors were unsure why. But medical tests revealed she had lupus.

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NHS hospitals offload sick on to families and GPs are called in to clear wards 

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 12:03 AM PST

Tales of patients returning after operations to see people in their beds and a Leicester hospital asking relatives to administer injections to loved ones, has revealed the pressures facing the NHS.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

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British boy receives lifesaving surgery for rare cancer in Kansas

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 09:03 PM PST

Alex Goodwin, from Rugby, England, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma last year after months of agony in his joints and muscles.

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Five-minute urine test that says if your diet's healthy

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 06:00 PM PST

The test, which its developers at Imperial College London hope will be available within two years, could be used in the future to help dieters keep their food consumption on track.

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The millions of bacteria lurking in YOUR hair, skin, lungs, gut and mouth - and why

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 05:15 PM PST

Colorful scans taken by microscopist Dennis Kunkel in Hawaii show the millions of bacteria that live in and on our bodies including our skin, hair, mouths, stomachs and lungs.

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No more yo-yoing, delicious al desko lunches and you can even feast on cakes and muffins: Dr Xand van Tulleken's Definitive Diet 

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 05:08 PM PST

Dr Xand van Tulleken gives his tips on how to avoid giving up on your diet and how maintaining a flexible approach is key. He also provides recipes for work lunches and odd treats that are still healthy.

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Why a Western diet makes overeating feel orgasmic

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 05:03 PM PST

A Western diet could be causing you to overeat and make you obese. A California-based study showed that receptors respond similarly to when you smoke cannabis and get the 'munchies'.

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Huddersfield father and son both with NF1 discover NHS will only pay for 3-year-old's treatment

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 04:58 PM PST

Nathan Lewis, 30, and Thiago, from Huddersfield, were both born with neurofibromatosis type 1 - which causes masses. They now both have cancerous tumours as a result of the condition.

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Couples are being given false hope by IVF clinics advertising misleading success rates

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 04:53 PM PST

Only 51 per cent of IVF clinics reported birth statistics - the item of importance. Pregnancy rates were being used in the majority of cases, Manchester University researchers found.

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Women with high blood pressure are more likely to have a boy - and the reverse is also true

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 04:50 PM PST

Researchers from the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto found systolic blood pressure before pregnancy was higher in women who had boys and lower in those who had girls.

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Danielle McCulloch found out she had thyroid cancer after bumping into doctor in Cyprus

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 04:49 PM PST

Danielle McCulloch, 26, from Peterborough, was found to have stage three thyroid cancer after going for tests when she returned home from her holiday.

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Jessica Alba's Honest Co recalls organic baby powder in US

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 04:43 PM PST

The baby powder, marketed as a natural alternative to traditional products, is sold in 4 oz. containers. It has been in stores since April 14.

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New warnings on e-cigs: How spotting someone vaping triggers the same cravings as real tobacco 

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 04:33 PM PST

Even though they don't look like a normal cigarette, 'vape pens' can trigger the same cravings as real tobacco products, a study by Chicago University has found.

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Concussions could cause Alzheimer's: Researchers find clearest ever link

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 04:10 PM PST

Scans performed on wounded war veterans in Boston have revealed the clearest evidence to date that head injuries wear down the defenses of brain regions vulnerable to the disease.

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Marijuana DOES cause schizophrenia and triggers heart attacks, experts say

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 04:09 PM PST

A federal advisory panel admitted cannabis can almost certainly ease chronic pain, and might help people sleep. But it dismisses most of the drug's other 'medical benefits' as unproven.

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The bedtime stories for ADULTS: 'Sleep Stories' mix soothing words with sound-effects to help you drift off

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 09:47 AM PST

EXCLUSIVE: Launched last month in the UK and created by Calm, the popular meditation app, users can gain access to 23 tales which are narrated by a host of celebrities.

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North Manchester hospital accused of leaving baby boy 'catastrophically' brain damaged

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 08:10 AM PST

Ibrahim Mehdi was born healthy at North Manchester General Hospital but developed symptoms of jaundice - a usually harmless condition - just days later. But staff failed to act on it.

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Katherine Boulton gives birth in an induced coma after 'dying' for 6 minutes

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 07:00 AM PST

Katherine Boulton, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, had a Caesarean section on Christmas Day while unconscious after suffering a bleed on October 7 2016.

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'Forgotten' surfaces are helping to pass on bugs including flu and norovirus 

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 05:46 AM PST

Hygiene experts have warned often forgotten surfaces such as doorknobs and light switches, which we spend the most time touching, can pass on bugs like norovirus and the flu.

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BBC doc shows NHS doctors forced to decide between saving cancer patient or pensioner

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 04:09 AM PST

Janice was rushed to A&E at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington after suffering from a ruptured blood vessel. But hospital staff had already prepared cancer patient Simon for life-saving surgery.

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Children who think they are transgender 'could have autism'

Posted: 12 Jan 2017 02:54 AM PST

Youngsters who believe they were born in the wrong body are seven times more likely than others to be on the autistic spectrum, said Dr Kenneth Zucker.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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Exercise made easy - and pain free: Dr Xand van Tulleken's Definitive Diet 

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 05:25 PM PST

In the same way that his Definitive Diet helps you shed weight effortlessly without gimmicks, Dr Xand van Tulleken is here to tell you that getting active really doesn't have to be difficult.

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Could Nutella give you CANCER? Chocolate spread maker embroiled in controversy over claims key ingredient is carcinogenic

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 05:17 PM PST

A report by Europe's food safety watchdog claims palm oil is carcinogenic. Nutella manufacturer Ferrero has launched a TV campaign, insisting they use palm oil in a way that is not dangerous.

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How stress puts us at a higher risk of heart attack: Higher activity in certain part of the brain is linked to clotting in the aorta 

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 05:15 PM PST

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have directly linked anxiety and stress to cardiovascular disease for the first time - and discovered exactly why the two are linked.

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Why going to the gym could be dangerous for your mental health

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 04:36 PM PST

People who are exposed to images of images of more muscular people may develop body dysmorphia and think their muscles are smaller, a new Australian study has found.

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Yoga is twice as good for easing back pain as other exercises

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 04:23 PM PST

The practice, which includes stretching and breathing exercises, is an effective way to improve mobility and ease the chronic discomfort, experts said.

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Babies made without mothers 'will come sooner than we think', leading scientists warn

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 04:20 PM PST

Late last year, a team at the University of Bath discovered that sperm and skin cells - or any other kind of non-egg cell - might be all you need for conception. Now experts say it could happen soon.

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How to spice up YOUR sex life: From watermelon to bee pollen, seven foods to get you in the mood 

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 04:19 PM PST

There are some habits you should ditch and some you should embrace to help get you back in the mood, British nutritionist Sarah Flower explains.

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Why you should NEVER drink to forget: Alcohol 'makes bad memories stronger'

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 03:53 PM PST

A new study from Johns Hopkins University claims alcohol not only prevents you from forgetting bad memories but may make them stronger, averting positive effects from psychotherapy.

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University of Gothenburg study shows how temperature drops make you sick

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 03:20 PM PST

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have discovered more details about how a sudden drop in outdoor temperature can confuse your body's defenses.

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Three surgeons try to carry out a virtual heart transplant in a notoriously tricky video game

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 02:37 PM PST

YouTube channel Facts had three Irish surgeons play the video game Surgeon Simulator 2013. As they learned, their real word skills had no application in the notoriously difficult game.

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Could YOUR salad be contaminated? Doctor warns of toxic levels of copper lurking in kale, avocado and coconut

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 11:59 AM PST

An expert claims copper found in produce such as kale, coconut and avocado could be making us sick. Dr Svetlana Koga says although copper is important, high amounts could be dangerous.

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Girl, 2, is left unable to walk after a 'mosquito bite' caused her skin to blister and 'burn' 

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 09:40 AM PST

Momo, from a tribe in northern Thailand, was bitten on the thigh two years ago by what her family say was a mosquito. But it has triggered a mysterious condition.

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Want to stay alert as you get older? Learn how to play the piano, scientists say

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 07:56 AM PST

A study by researchers at the University de Montreal, Canada, found musicians have faster reaction times than those who are unable to play the piano, drums or a guitar.

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Cambridgeshire teen died from sepsis just hours after waking up

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 07:17 AM PST

Adam Tolfree, from Cambridgeshire, was rushed to hospital after his family noticed a rash - a tell-tale sign of the deadly blood infection. But after a short battle he passed away.

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Sheffield pensioner waited 3 hours for an ambulance after breaking her pelvis

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 07:12 AM PST

Freda Stancer, 88, from Sheffield, tumbled outside her home after going outside to feed the birds. She was forced to lay on wet ground in temperatures close to freezing while waiting.

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Manchester mother releases final picture of dying son to raise awareness of meningitis

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 07:04 AM PST

Gaynor McConnell, 33, from Manchester, is determined to show other parents that meningitis doesn't always start with a mottled rash after losing her son, Cayden, to the deadly disease.

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Helen Bolton from Cornwall who waited 2 YEARS for dentist's appointment claims she nearly died

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 06:09 AM PST

Helen Bolton, from Indian Queens, Cornwall, needed 11 and a half hours of live-saving open heart surgery after contracting endocarditis - which originated from bacteria on a tiny cyst on her gum.

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Want a healthy brain? Have eggs for breakfast

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 03:14 AM PST

Finnish researchers have found eggs may actually boost brain functions. Previous research has linked them to high blood pressure - known to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

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Mail Sudthiya from Thailand with tumour given money for food and drugs by monk

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 02:02 AM PST

Mail Sudthiya, from Thailand, suffers from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A monk, known as Bhin, donated money to provide her food and medication in her final days after she couldn't afford treatment.

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Migraine sufferers are at high risk of having a stroke during surgery, study finds

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 01:20 AM PST

Despite being viewed as a benign condition, having a migraine also increases the chances of being readmitted to hospital, a new study by Harvard Medical School discovered.

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Top doctors tell Jeremy Hunt to tackle A&E crisis

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 01:03 AM PST

Jeremy Hunt was told to get a grip on the NHS crisis last night as the country's top medical bodies warned that it could be ignored no longer.

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NHS spends nearly £7 on bag of pasta in £26m gluten-free prescription 'rip-off' 

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 12:34 AM PST

The NHS should stop spending nearly £26million a year on gluten-free food for coeliac patients, including £7 bags of pasta, top GP James Cave said last night.

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Half of GP surgeries are closing doors to patients during normal office hours

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 12:34 AM PST

Half of GP surgeries are closing their doors to patients during normal office hours, a major report reveals. This includes a fifth that shut for at least one afternoon a week.

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