Saturday, November 22, 2014

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If this picture of 'perfect' women is being blamed for self-hate and eating disorders... then why isn't this one?

Posted: 22 Nov 2014 05:39 PM PST

Complainants said the Victoria's Secret advert played on women's insecurities and sent out damaging messages. What if men made a similar response to the David Gandy posters for M&S?

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The party's over: Former WAG Lizzie Cundy reveals how a cancer scare forced her to give up her champagne lifestyle

Posted: 22 Nov 2014 05:19 PM PST

Lizzie is suffering from pre-cancerous condition Barrett's Oesophagus, which she says was brought on by her 'out-of-control' drinking.

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The secret of Tulisa's 'Bond Girl' body revealed 

Posted: 22 Nov 2014 05:09 PM PST

When singer Tulisa Contostavlos rose from the sea like Ursula Andress in the Judges' Houses section of X Factor, she showed off a super-toned body in a tiny bikini - and it's all down to yoga.

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From feverfew to magnetic zappers, a brain expert reveals the migraine busters that really DO work!

Posted: 22 Nov 2014 02:04 PM PST

As the Christmas party season gets into swing, those who suffer from migraines might find they are struck down more often. Dr Andrew Dowson gives an expert to what is worth trying.

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Indian man has 50 maggots removed from his NOSE in video

Posted: 22 Nov 2014 09:53 AM PST

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Without treatment to remove the maggots, the 55-year-old man from Mumbai, India, risked infections such as meningitis and even death.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

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Why a fry-up isn't as bad as we thought: Carbohydrates 'put you MORE at risk of diabetes and heart disease than saturated fat' 

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 05:51 PM PST

Higher consumption of carbohydrates, not saturated fat, was associated with changes linked to diabetes and heart disease, scientists found.

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HIV positive mother Amanda Mammadova conceives two babies naturally

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 04:41 PM PST

Amanda Mammadova was diagnosed with the virus in 2010 – but her husband Ali and daughter are HIV negative. She said 'it wouldn't be the end of the world' if her second child is born with the illness,

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Why KISSING is better for your health than shaking someone's hand

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 01:52 PM PST

Our lips are the body's most exposed erogenous zone, explains Sheril Kirshenbaum, the author of The Science of Kissing.

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Daisy the Labrador has helped find disease in 551 patients 

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 07:51 AM PST

Daisy the Labrador, right, has detected cancer in 551 different patients including her owner Dr Claire Guest, left, who did not know she had a malignant lump in one of her breasts.

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A&E forced to turn away patients as admissions rise by up to 27% 

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 07:45 AM PST

Overcrowding in some parts of the country is now believed to be the worst in living memory and hospitals must now turn away all but the most critically-ill patients.

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Could COFFEE treat a cocaine addiction? Caffeine 'blocks drug-induced changes in the brain'

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 07:00 AM PST

Scientists in New York have found caffeine can block the changes in the brain associated with cocaine use, particularly in women, who are known to be more prone to cocaine addiction.

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Chemicals in SUNSCREEN 'may impair male fertility'

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 06:49 AM PST

Research from the National Institute of Health (NIIH) found that chemicals in sunscreen interfere with the body's hormones may impair male fertility.

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The alarming map linking obesity and cancer: Death rates rise fastest in Britain's fattest region

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 04:51 AM PST

The highest increase in cancer death rates in a decade were recorded in Copeland, Cumbria where 75 per cent of the population are overweight or obese - the highest in the UK.

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Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital in legal threat to evict elderly patients

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 12:44 AM PST

Families are being told they have seven days to find their relative a space in a care home – or risk being taken to court, by managers at Bournemouth (pictured) and Christchurch Hospitals.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Tiny parasitic tapeworm burrows its way through a man's brain for FOUR YEARS

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 09:03 PM PST

Surgeons at Addenbrooke's Hospital successfully removed the worm which travelled 5cm from the right side of their patient's brain to the left.

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Slow down the ageing process and feel like a 20-something in your 70s ... by jogging

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 05:29 PM PST

Research found those aged 69 or older who ran for exercise use about the same amount of energy when walking as a typical 20-year-old..

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Dunking bread in olive oil could cut heart attack risk in six weeks

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 05:13 PM PST

Tests by Glasgow University found regular consumption of olive oil improved chemical signals in the body linked to coronary artery disease - particularly in those who don't normally eat olive oil.

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For a contented life, head to Costa Rica, Vietnam or Mexico

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 01:09 PM PST

The map was compiled by the relocation site Movehub, using data from the latest Happy Planet Index, which ranks 151 countries depending on the extent to which they deliver long, happy lives.

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Woman from County Durham paralysed after stroke triggered by contraceptive pill

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 10:57 AM PST

Donna Watson, now 28, from County Durham, says doctors believe her contraceptive pill, Rigevidon, caused high blood pressure and borderline high cholesterol.

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A fifth of type 2 diabetics will NOT benefit from exercise due to genetics

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 10:39 AM PST

Researchers from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, U.S., said genetic patterns could identify which patients would respond to an exercise programme and those who wouldn't.

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Hand dryers 'worse' at spreading germs than paper towels, study claims 

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 10:04 AM PST

Researchers from the University Of Leeds found 27 times more bacteria around jet-air dryers than around paper towel dispensers, and five times more than around warm air dryers.

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Jennifer Adair, scoliosis sufferer forced to give up sport due twisted spine

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 09:29 AM PST

Jennifer Adair, 34, from Manchester, was forced to give up sport after being diagnosed with scoliosis at age 14. Now, she has run 250 miles in the Amazon thanks to successful surgery on her spine.

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Sugar doesn't just make you fat - it can also trigger depression, anxiety and stress

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 09:16 AM PST

Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta, U.S., found diets high in fructose altered how the brain responds to stress, making depression and anxiety worse.

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Wedding day turns to disaster as bride and groom end up suffering food poisoning

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 08:50 AM PST

Kirsty Taylor-Pendlebury, 26, and her husband Carl, from Hertforshire, fell ill on the morning of their wedding day in Turkey. They hastily said 'I do' before going to hospital with gastroenteritis.

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Obesity costs the global economy as much as war and terrorism, totalling $2TRILLION a year 

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 08:25 AM PST

Researchers at the McKinsey Global Institute have warned if the current prevalence of obesity continues at current rates, almost half the world's adults will be overweight or obese by 2030.

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Mother says gastric band has ruined her life after it left her with crippling stomach pains

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 07:45 AM PST

Kelly Urey, from Lancashire, has been left with nausea, bloating, cramping, diarrhoea, dizziness, fatigue and unsightly excess skin after the procedure. But doctors say she is imagining it.

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Video shows teenager peeling away scab the length of his arm

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 07:12 AM PST

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Max Holmes, from New Zealand, laughs as he pulls off the scab. 'It doesn't hurt, it's good,' he says. However, dermatologists warn he risks infection and scarring.

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High-flying women 'face depression', new study finds

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 01:14 AM PST

Women who have power at work are at risk of poorer mental health than women further down the career ladder, a study has found. Researchers in Texas found men feel better about having power.

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GPs urged to test patients with coughs for cancer over early dismissal fears

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 12:47 AM PST

NHS watchdog NICE has told GPs to send patients with 'unobvious' symptoms such as coughs, tiredness and unexplained bruising, for blood tests and X-rays in a bid to boost the UK's poor cancer survival rate.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Nurse sues NHS after her sister died after 'errors' by East Surrey Hospital

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 04:16 PM PST

Neurological nurse Julie Shorter, 52, from Burgess Hill, is suing East Surrey Hospital for the nervous shock and 'psychological injury' she claims she suffered after watching her sister die aged 39.

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Most who think they have food intolerance are over eating processed food, scientist claims

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 04:01 PM PST

Researchers from the University of Warwick's Warwick Crop Centre found processing foods removes the natural health benefits - and additives lead to more food intolerances.

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Cigarettes are more deadly than carrying extra pounds, doctors say 

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 03:58 PM PST

Research from the Health Promotion Department in Moriguchi City, Japan, found that people who gained more than 2kg after quitting smoking had a 26 per cent lower risk of death compared to smokers.

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Rise in Chinese people undergoing procedures to sound deeper or more high-pitched

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 03:58 PM PST

Voice operations are the latest in a booming cosmetic surgery market, despite carrying the risk of losing the voice altogether. Academics blame rigid gender roles.

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'Ban fat customers from fast food places like bartenders ban drunks,' says weight loss expert

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 03:57 PM PST

Steve Miller, presenter of Sky's Fat Families, has called for new training for staff at fast food chains, to help them refuse obese customers in a 'delicate but forthright' manner, to shock start weight loss.

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Being trapped in a bad marriage 'increases risk of heart disease'

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 03:07 PM PST

Researchers from Michigan State University advised that relationship counselling should be directed at older couples as well as honeymoon couples beginning their married lives.

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HIV infections in UK reach all-time high but 25% of people are unaware they have it

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 11:06 AM PST

In London, one in eight sexually active gay men now has the condition, new figures from Public Health England show.

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Welsh hospital surgeon took 'calculated risk' giving kidneys from alcoholic to two patients

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 10:25 AM PST

Argiris Asderakis (pictured) claims he did not know the kidneys that killed Darren Hughes, 42, Robert 'Jim' Stuart, 67, were infected - and that not knowing exact cause of death of a donor was 'not uncommon'.

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NHS England publishes data for over 5,000 doctors

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 10:16 AM PST

Death rates relating to almost 5,000 surgeons across 13 specialties have today been published by the NHS, as part of a 'major transparency drive'.

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Rise in ADHD cases is 'due to marketing, not medicine'

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 10:00 AM PST

Researchers from Brandeis Univeristy,U.S., said ADHD continues a long history of medicalising human behaviour. 'We may look back ask, what did we do to these kids?' one expert said.

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Triathlete who 'died' SIX times on his honeymoon after being ravaged by virus finally receives a new heart - and defies the odds to become a father

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 09:55 AM PST

Andrew Britton, 34, from Denham, Buckinghamshire, has finally received a new heart after a year of living in hospital. His wife has also just given birth to their first child, Frank Fabio.

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Mother, 32, dies from chickenpox after medication for bowel condition left her body unable to fight the infection

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 08:04 AM PST

Medication to control Crohn's disease meant that Stacey Mccormack, from Tyne and Wear, was unable to fight off the simple infection as her immune system was so weak.

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British nurse who survived Ebola says response has been 'woefully slow'

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 07:51 AM PST

Will Pooley, 29, from Suffolk, returned to Sierra Leone to treat victims of the virus after overcoming it himself. He criticised Europe and the U.S. saying their response has been 'too slow'.

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Doctors explain how they will cut risk of ovarian cancer

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 02:06 AM PST

The removal of fallopian tubes could reduced the risk of the most serious type of ovarian cancer by almost two-thirds for women in their 40s and 50s, it is claimed.

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Brain training is 'a waste of time'

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 01:00 AM PST

A study by the University of Sydney found that brain training computer games played at home had no beneficial effect and were a waste of time and money.

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Obesity 'can raise prostate cancer risk': One in ten cases could be prevented if men kept themselves at a healthy weight 

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 12:50 AM PST

An estimated 4,100 men a year could avoid developing prostate cancer if they kept control of their weight and avoided becoming obese,the Imperial College London research has claimed.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Desperate mother forced to take son in a taxi to hospital 100 miles away - where he was found to be riddled with cancer - after local doctors insisted he was 'fine'

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 05:23 PM PST

Rebbeca George, 27, from Barrow, Cumbria, was forced to spend £90 on the taxi journey from her home in the Lake District, the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital with son Jake.

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Freezing chicken could slash the risk of food poisoning

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 04:20 PM PST

Dr Frieda Jorgensen, of Public Health England, said freezing meat kills 90 per cent of the campylobacter cells, making it much less likely that the germs will be passed to humans.

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Baby monitors designed to prevent cot death have no proven benefits, scientists claim

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 03:31 PM PST

The wearable devices may even lull parents into a false sense of security, University of Sheffield researchers have warned.

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UK patient tested for Ebola, health officials confirm

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 01:51 PM PST

Public Health England confirmed a man is being tested for the deadly virus after he arrived at a GP clinic next to Asda in Hereford complaining of diarrhoea having recently travelled to West Africa.

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Natural antioxidant found in nuts, red meat and seafood improves chances of conceiving

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 01:49 PM PST

Research from the University of Adelaide found that selenium plays a crucial role in the early stages of conception.

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Image shows hunching over your phone puts four STONE of pressure on the spine

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 01:36 PM PST

Research due to be published in the journal Surgical Technology International found bending the neck 60 degrees adds 60lbs, or worth of pressure, on the neck.

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Booze damages part of the brain that deals with self-control

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 01:02 PM PST

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found that alcohol damages the frontal lobes of the brain, which are the areas of the brain important in self-regulation and impulse control.

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Eating biscuits and cakes could damage your memory regardless of your age 

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 11:49 AM PST

Healthy people who ate the most products containing trans fats - found in some processed foods - had worse scores in a word memory test, say University of California, San Diego researchers.

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Running can be GOOD for your knees and may prevent osteoarthritis, experts claim

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 10:42 AM PST

A new study presented at the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting found regular runners were less likely to develop osteoarthritis, a painful condition caused by damage to the cartilage.

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Doncaster mother suffering toxic shock syndrome caused by a TAMPON wakes from coma

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 08:45 AM PST

Joanna Cartwright, 27, from Doncaster, woke from an eight-day coma unable to recognise her family after suffering the life-threatening condition toxic shock syndrome.

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Great-great grandfather bled to death after medics failed to tell him to stop taking blood-thinning drugs before operation

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 08:32 AM PST

Gordon McQueeney, 77, bled to death at the Royal Bolton Hospital after surgeons took a biopsy of his liver. The hospital has offered his widow Dorothy £14,000 compensation conceding they didn't know he was on blood-thinning medication.

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New Calorific app shows exactly what 200 calories of different foods looks like

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 08:22 AM PST

Calorific is a new app for smartphones that aims to help users manage their calorie intake by showing just how much 200 calories of any given food stuff looks like.

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The baby saved by a blob of superglue

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 06:55 AM PST

Jack Jones, now five months old, from St Helens, underwent a six hour operation to remove pressure in his brain. Surgeons saved his life using Histoacryl, a medical form of superglue.

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Patients Association says it has 'no confidence' in NHS watchdog that deals with complaints

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 06:46 AM PST

The Patients Association says says the independent NHS ombudsman has failed countless families, such as the parents of Sam Morrish (pictured), three, who died due to multiple health service failings.

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1,200 GP surgeries could be putting patients at risk, says watchdog

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 12:54 AM PST

The Care Quality Commission has identified 1,200 practices in England which may not be providing safe care, including 864 surgeries it has categorised as of 'highest concern'.

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Elderly people who are poor 'have eight fewer teeth than the richest 20% of society'

Posted: 18 Nov 2014 12:21 AM PST

More than 6,000 people aged 21 and over from all income groups were involved in the British study, published today in the Journal of Dental Research.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

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Parkinson's and dementia strike together: Reports suggest Robin Williams suffered this cruel double blow

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 08:37 PM PST

These people have Parkinsonian symptoms — slow movement and problems with gait — as well as confusion, memory loss, hallucinations and delusions associated with dementia.

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We need 15 days more sleep a year, say yawning women 

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 08:07 PM PST

Overall, Britons say they need seven and a half hours a night, but they are getting fewer than six hours 40 minutes, with women feeling the need for more time in bed than men.

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Norovirus: Vomiting Larry helping beat winter vomit bug

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 07:19 PM PST

To investigate the spread of the bug, which strikes up to a million people each year, the scientists developed a type of robot, called Vomiting Larry, that simulates human projectile vomiting.

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DR SCURR: Why has my daughter's eye become so red and sore?

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 06:55 PM PST

Dr Martin Scurr on how to treat blepharitis, a common condition in which the eyelids become inflamed, and ejaculatory dysfunction, plus hospitals can't keep ignoring GPs.

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Hot wire that can burn away men's prostate problems

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 06:16 PM PST

Most men over the age of 50 have an enlarged prostate, which can cause bladder problems. Frank Jones, 74, underwent a new procedure with fewer risks than the standard treatment.

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Heels; Falls are the main cause of accidental deaths in the elderly, but there maybe a surprising solution... Can wearing heels into your 70s save you from deadly falls?

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 06:06 PM PST

It may sound frivolous, but, in fact, high heels — and their effect on balance — could have serious implications for women's health and even their lifespan.

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Donor: The German teenager who saved my life: How a global network of stem cell donors found an unlikely saviour for a British granny

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 05:35 PM PST

When Sue Walters was diagnosed with leukaemia, her only chance of survival was a stem cell transplant — previously known as a bone marrow transplant. Doctors found student Nicola Gerber.

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Matt LeBlanc arms: Secrets of an A-list body

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 05:28 PM PST

The former Friends star recently showed off his muscular arms in a tight-fitting top. 'I train every day, I run, I'm as healthy as a horse,' says 47-year-old actor.

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The secret to ageing slowly? Ditch the carbs and cut back on calories

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 05:27 PM PST

New York University researchers found calorie-reduced diets stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to ageing and memory formation in the brain.

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Tim Henman: 'When I was playing it was a battle to keep my calorie intake high enough'

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 05:23 PM PST

Former British No 1 tennis player, 40, on the benefits of taking the stairs and eating bananas, cutting out sugar, and how his family helped him cope when he stopped competing.

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Five million of us have high blood pressure... but don't know it: Condition is nation's biggest 'silent killer' as it has no obvious symptoms

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 04:53 PM PST

High blood pressure, dubbed Britain's 'silent killer', is one of the most common causes of premature death and disability as it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and heart and kidney failure.

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Diet: Never mind healthy vegetables - can a diet full of FAT combat cancer?

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 04:47 PM PST

The idea is to keep carbohydrates low enough so the body starts producing ketones as an alternative energy source — these are produced by the liver from body fat.

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Why the words look blurred when you read in bed

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 03:46 PM PST

Plenty of bodily processes are active under the cover of darkness. One reason for this is that every cell in the body has its own circadian rhythm, or 'clock'. We reveal what happens to the body at night and why.

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False widow spider: I didn't even realise it was a spider bite

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 03:11 PM PST

Last December, actress and TV presenter Julie Peasgood, woke to find a weird, golf-ball sized blister just above her right ankle. It soon became infected and she was on antibiotics.

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Tired and confused? Cutting back on milk maybe to blame

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 02:57 PM PST

Faye, 9, had a swelling on the neck - a sign of iodine deficiency. Up to two in three British girls and women are thought to have low iodine levels which causes mental impairment.

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Additive found in soap, toothpaste and shampoo linked to cancer and liver disease

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 12:23 PM PST

Triclosan, an antimicrobial commonly found in the products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice, say University of California, San Diego researchers.

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Shift work makes us fat because our bodies burn more energy during daylight hours

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 12:06 PM PST

Scientists at the University of Colorado found those on shift work schedules burn less energy, and unless they reduce their food intake, it is enough to cause weight gain.

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Study finds compound in Cannabis plant can help shrink brain tumours

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 11:55 AM PST

Scientists at St George's, University of London, say the most effective treatment was to combine active chemical components of the cannabis plant, which are known as cannabinoids.

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Secondhand marijuana smoke 'just as dangerous as passive cigarette smoke,' scientists warn 

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 11:54 AM PST

Marijuana and tobacco smoke are chemically and physically alike, aside from their active ingredients, say researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.

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Fizzy drinks cans and bottles should carry warning labels, politician claims

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 11:53 AM PST

New York democrat Karim Camara has introduced a bill that would require health warnings on all fizzy drinks with added sugar.

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Frankie-Rose Lea and family receive £176,000 in one weekend to fund life-saving cancer treatment 

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 11:16 AM PST

Strangers helped raise the money after Frankie-Rose Lea's parents Michelle and Sam were forced to put their Kent family home on the market to fund proton beam therapy to try and treat her brain tumour.

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Foetus diagnosed with spina bifida at 20 weeks undergoes operation

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 09:00 AM PST

Frankie Lavis became the first baby to undergo the radical new operation on the NHS. Her parents Gina Beddoe and Dan Lavis had to travel to Belgium where surgeons closed the gap in Frankie's spine.

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Dentist Desmond D'Mello's patients face anxious wait for HIV and hepatitis test results

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 08:51 AM PST

NHS England said 2,403 former patients of Desmond D'Mello have called an advice line, while 2,258 have had blood tests. The dentist is accused of re-using dirty equipment and failed to change his gloves.

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The unborn babies already smiling for the camera

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 08:39 AM PST

With his head rocking backwards and laughing heartily, the unborn son of John and Charlotte Steel, from Manchester, looks the picture of happiness inside his mother's womb.

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Wrexham mother becomes pregnant with TRIPLETS while taking the Pill 'religiously'

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 06:43 AM PST

Christie Fletcher, 22, from Wrexham, North Wales, has beaten the odds of 25,000 to one to give birth to non-identical triplets - something that only usually happens with the help of IVF.

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The Arizona woman who suffers up to 180 orgasms in just two HOURS

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 03:10 AM PST

Cara Anaya-Carlis, 30, from Arizona said the incurable condition which causes spontaneous orgasms is 'ruining her life' as she is house-bound and cannot work or do the school-run.

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Can of energy drink 'could poison a child'

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 02:25 AM PST

Those with diabetes or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be particularly at risk, warn scientists at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.

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Could coffee prevent obesity? Chemical in the drink found to halt weight gain

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 01:48 AM PST

Scientists at the University of Georgia discovered the compound cholorgenic acid, CGA, significantly reduced insulin resistance and the accumulation of fat in the livers of mice fed a high-fat diet.

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Sharp rise in women over 60 treated for alcoholism

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 01:22 AM PST

Over-60s now make up nearly one in 10 of all women undergoing alcohol dependency programmes, Public Health England statistics reveal.

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