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Ten ways to relax after work without alcohol or food
Ten ways to relax after work without alcohol or food

Ten ways to relax after work without alcohol or food

It can be difficult to switch off at the end of a stressful day. For our self-soothing special, Louise Chunn, founder of welldoing.org, suggests 10 things to do if you can’t relax after wo...
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:43:54
Men who had 5 oral sex partners have highest cancer risk
Men who had 5 oral sex partners have highest cancer risk

Men who had 5 oral sex partners have highest cancer risk

New research by Johns Hopkins shows oral infection with cancer-causing HPV was rare among women regardless of how many oral sex partners they had. For men, the risk is far higher....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:58:01
One in five OAPS believe they have great sex lives
One in five OAPS believe they have great sex lives

One in five OAPS believe they have great sex lives

The quiz of 2,000 British adults in their 50s, 60s and 70s, found they are not officially 'over the hill' until they turn 83. Nearly a quarter said they still feel in their prime due to th...
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:10:21
Where in England are the fattest 5 year olds?
Where in England are the fattest 5 year olds?

Where in England are the fattest 5 year olds?

Figures obtained by NHS Digital reveal that 22.6 per cent of youngsters in the very first year of school are overweight or obese. It is a jump on the 22.1 per cent recorded in 2015/16....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:27:54
Rennes study: dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity
Rennes study: dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity

Rennes study: dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity

Dyslexia in some people may be linked to round spots in both eyes, that indicate neither eye is dominant, according to a new study from the University of Rennes in France....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:14:22
What do Jennifer Aniston and Heidi Montag have in common?
What do Jennifer Aniston and Heidi Montag have in common?

What do Jennifer Aniston and Heidi Montag have in common?

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in the US found a certain procedure causes outsiders to rate people as being of higher than average attractiveness, success and health....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:52:22
Pollution kills nine million each year, report finds
Pollution kills nine million each year, report finds

Pollution kills nine million each year, report finds

Air pollution accounted for 6.5 million deaths on its own, a report published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet found. Icahn School of Medicine in New York scientists made the ...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:30:46
Dreaming and REM sleep improve health, expert says
Dreaming and REM sleep improve health, expert says

Dreaming and REM sleep improve health, expert says

You don't just need to sleep to have good health, you need to dream, according to a sleep and dream specialist from the University of Arizona. REM sleep improves physical and emotional hea...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:33:58
Trainer reveals exercise Victoria Secrets models do
Trainer reveals exercise Victoria Secrets models do

Trainer reveals exercise Victoria Secrets models do

Victoria's Secret models have some of the most envied figures in the world. Trainer Michael Blauner reveals the type of cardio that keeps them in shape.Surprisingly, it's not HIIT....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:48:15
Insurance is a driving factor in black breast cancer death
Insurance is a driving factor in black breast cancer death

Insurance is a driving factor in black breast cancer death

About 23 percent of US black women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004-2013 had either no health insurance or had Medicaid coverage, versus 8 percent of white breast cancer patients....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:27:35
Schools blamed for children not drinking enough water
Schools blamed for children not drinking enough water

Schools blamed for children not drinking enough water

Guidelines state 5-8 year-olds should have 5 glasses of water a day but most have under 2. And 32% go through entire school day having just one glass of water, survey shows....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:20:39
US FDA approve second gene therapy for blood cancer
US FDA approve second gene therapy for blood cancer

US FDA approve second gene therapy for blood cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphomas....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:33:46
German scientists prove living next to forest helps brain
German scientists prove living next to forest helps brain

German scientists prove living next to forest helps brain

Living near an abundance of trees makes adults less stressed by strengthening an area of the brain that controls emotional processing, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf experts f...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:27:07
Disney films help kids come to terms with death
Disney films help kids come to terms with death

Disney films help kids come to terms with death

Professor Kelly Tenzek, of the University at Buffalo, analyzed 57 Disney movies based on psychology criteria to see whether they aptly tapped into end-of-life questions. She found that the...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:26:03
Texas woman literally had a broken heart when her dog died
Texas woman literally had a broken heart when her dog died

Texas woman literally had a broken heart when her dog died

Joanie Simpson, 62, of Texas, lost her Yorkshire terrier in May 2016. The devastation she experienced as a result nearly killed her. Pictured is a scan of Simpson's broken heart....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:52:36
Last unknown structure of HIV virus solved
Last unknown structure of HIV virus solved

Last unknown structure of HIV virus solved

The last unknown structure of HIV has been solved by scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Understanding the final piece could help scientists to 'disarm' the virus from a...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:27:15
Yoga and jogging could HALVE risk of heart disease
Yoga and jogging could HALVE risk of heart disease

Yoga and jogging could HALVE risk of heart disease

Researchers from HG SMS Hospital in Jaipur, India studied how the combination of yoga and aerobic exercise can impact the heart. They found it improves life expectancy in adults....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:05:47
Scientists develop probe to prevent Alzheimer's disease
Scientists develop probe to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Scientists develop probe to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from Rice University in Houston, Texas, designed a device that could cure Alzheimer's. This probe uses light therapy to target clumps in the brain that can cause symptoms of de...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:04:35
Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis
Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Researchers from Orebro University in Sweden studied the connection between concussions and multiple sclerosis. They found adolescents who had a concussion increased their risk by 22 perce...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:43:58
Traditional Chinese medicine could cause liver cancer
Traditional Chinese medicine could cause liver cancer

Traditional Chinese medicine could cause liver cancer

Scientists said the danger stems from chemicals called aristolochic acids, derived from the woody vines of Aristolochia plants. The report was published in Science Translational Medicine....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:35:22
Woman wins High Court claim go-ahead against vaginal mesh
Woman wins High Court claim go-ahead against vaginal mesh

Woman wins High Court claim go-ahead against vaginal mesh

In January 2007, Barbara Wise was fitted with an implant at Benenden Hospital in Kent to treat her urinary incontinence. She claims her surgeon failed to explain the procedure or alternati...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:25:05
Nepalese girl with synaesthesia can smell colours
Nepalese girl with synaesthesia can smell colours

Nepalese girl with synaesthesia can smell colours

Deepti Regmi, from Nepal, believes that her strange talent comes from God. Footage taken of the youngster shows her identifying several colours by raising them to her nose and sniffing the...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:31:48
Breast milk for adults could be available as a supplement
Breast milk for adults could be available as a supplement

Breast milk for adults could be available as a supplement

Californian start-up Sugarlogix plans to make a pill containing the health-giving sugars found in breast milk. It could be the next a superfood, if it proves as beneficial to adults....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:25:55
Injection may help people lose 10% of their weight
Injection may help people lose 10% of their weight

Injection may help people lose 10% of their weight

Researchers based in Amgen's LA office also found that when given to monkeys, the injection improved their blood glucose levels, which lessens their risk of type 2 diabetes....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:44:38
Healthiest sweet treat to give to children at Halloween
Healthiest sweet treat to give to children at Halloween

Healthiest sweet treat to give to children at Halloween

Chicago-based Dr Mary Hayes says some treats are 'less worse' than others, depending on how much sugar they contain and how easily they wash off teeth.She shares tips for when kids eat swe...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:21:23
Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind 
Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind 

Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind 

Research led by the University of California found when male titi monkeys felt jealous they had heightened activity in the area of the brain associated with social pain (stock image)....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:36:11
Liverpool mother shows off daughter's 'wild' head of hair
Liverpool mother shows off daughter's 'wild' head of hair

Liverpool mother shows off daughter's 'wild' head of hair

Adorable Jolee Shead, from Liverpool, was born with her luscious locks and mum Laura, 28, says people keep stopping her in the street to marvel at her daughter's barnet....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:11:01
Hampshire girl struggles to walk due to arthritis in video
Hampshire girl struggles to walk due to arthritis in video

Hampshire girl struggles to walk due to arthritis in video

Sophie Lucas, from Hampshire, has juvenile arthritis which could leave her wheelchair-bound and blind. Mother Rebecca filmed a clip of her crying as evidence after struggling to get help....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:34:38
Halloween contact lenses could leave party-goers blind
Halloween contact lenses could leave party-goers blind

Halloween contact lenses could leave party-goers blind

The warning follows the case of Tia Goode, from Merthyr, Wales, who was left in unbearable pain after ripping off her cornea as she was trying to remove a pair of cat-eye contact lenses in...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:37:05
NHS 'not screening for some forms of cancer costing lives'
NHS 'not screening for some forms of cancer costing lives'

NHS 'not screening for some forms of cancer costing lives'

Ovarian Cancer Action said around one in six cases are linked to the mutated BRCA gene – famously carried by Angelina Jolie – which significantly increases their risk....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:23:07
One in five women who use sunbeds are 'tanorexics'
One in five women who use sunbeds are 'tanorexics'

One in five women who use sunbeds are 'tanorexics'

The findings from Georgetown University Medical Center suggest that for some young women, education about cancer risks from tanning may not be enough to make them stop....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:02:22
Even five minuts of walking cuts your risk of early death
Even five minuts of walking cuts your risk of early death

Even five minuts of walking cuts your risk of early death

Even if you fall short of the golden number of 10,000 daily steps, walking still decreases your risk of an early death, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:01:07
Sexist doctors are putting their lives at risk
Sexist doctors are putting their lives at risk

Sexist doctors are putting their lives at risk

Recent studies suggests that sexism within healthcare could be affecting the treatment women receive and how they are diagnosed. Women shared their experiences....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:38:37
Kate Winslet's yoga instructor reveals her top tips
Kate Winslet's yoga instructor reveals her top tips

Kate Winslet's yoga instructor reveals her top tips

Twenty years on from Titanic, 42-year-old Kate is still thriving in a tough industry. Here, her instructor Niki Perry explains why yoga is the perfect practice to stay fit and happy throug...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:23:30
Hepatits A outbreak has killed 19 in San Diego
Hepatits A outbreak has killed 19 in San Diego

Hepatits A outbreak has killed 19 in San Diego

California’s hepatitis A outbreak has claimed 19 lives in San Diego, and 500 cases have been confirmed, as of Tuesday. On Friday, California's governor declared a state of emergency....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:01:07
Cleft palate charity under fire for insensitive letters
Cleft palate charity under fire for insensitive letters

Cleft palate charity under fire for insensitive letters

The cleft palate charity Kylie Jenner partners with sent out letters saying that children with the condition live out nightmares everyday and comparing them to children in Halloween costum...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:39:35
Taking breaks from your diet can help with weight loss
Taking breaks from your diet can help with weight loss

Taking breaks from your diet can help with weight loss

Most people trying to lose weight know how pesky those last kilos can be. Luckily new research from the University of Tasmania says taking two-week breaks from your diet can help....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:08:20
New study says women should give birth lying on their side
New study says women should give birth lying on their side

New study says women should give birth lying on their side

Expectant mothers are told to stay active in labour or adopt upright positions. But a new study by the University of Birmingham, the largest to date on the issue, questions this advice....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:27:29
Eating well in your 30s keeps you fit in your 60s
Eating well in your 30s keeps you fit in your 60s

Eating well in your 30s keeps you fit in your 60s

Researchers at the University of Southampton tracked the diets of 969 men and women from their 30s into their late 60s. They found those on a Mediterranean diet were more mobile later on....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:04:14
Dentist warns of opioid addictions after son's overdose
Dentist warns of opioid addictions after son's overdose

Dentist warns of opioid addictions after son's overdose

Adam Abubaker (left) died of a heroin overdose at 21 years old. Now, his father, Dr Omar Abubaker (right), an oral surgeon, teaches future dentists about the dangers of prescribing opioids...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:22:02
Strictly's Karen Clifton: 10 exercises you can do at home
Strictly's Karen Clifton: 10 exercises you can do at home

Strictly's Karen Clifton: 10 exercises you can do at home

The Strictly star has taken to social media to reveal how she stays in such great shape. Karen is a fan of planks, push ups, mountain climbers, resistance bands and skipping....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:27:57
Sperm age calculator shows if a man can conceive
Sperm age calculator shows if a man can conceive

Sperm age calculator shows if a man can conceive

Researchers from the University of Utah developed a sperm age calculator to determine a man's fertility. They found that age and smoking can impact the genetics of a father's child....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:17:39
Opioid deaths down in Colorado after marijuana legalized
Opioid deaths down in Colorado after marijuana legalized

Opioid deaths down in Colorado after marijuana legalized

Opioid overdose deaths have fallen 6.5 percent in Colorado in the last two years, since stores there were able to start legally selling recreational marijuana, according to a new study....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:15:00
Are you getting enough iodine? Expert reveals warning sign
Are you getting enough iodine? Expert reveals warning sign

Are you getting enough iodine? Expert reveals warning sign

London-based registered nutritionist Rob Hobson believes many are putting their health at risk by avoiding milk in favour of non-fortified dairy-free alternatives. Such people should eat f...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:03:14
5 reasons why crying is good for your health
5 reasons why crying is good for your health

5 reasons why crying is good for your health

Experts found that crying can be good for the health. When someone cries, they release built up emotions that can cause stress. Crying also releases toxic hormones out of the body through ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:45:09
Intermittent fasting can cause weight loss in just weeks 
Intermittent fasting can cause weight loss in just weeks 

Intermittent fasting can cause weight loss in just weeks 

Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario found mice who are fed a normal diet for two days followed by 24 hours without food shed a substantial amount of weight in just s...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:58:02
Textured breast implants might be causing breast cancer
Textured breast implants might be causing breast cancer

Textured breast implants might be causing breast cancer

Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that textured implants might be more dangerous than smooth implants. They are supposedly more likely to cause breast cancer....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:56:57
New drug could be a 'functional cure' for HIV, study says
New drug could be a 'functional cure' for HIV, study says

New drug could be a 'functional cure' for HIV, study says

Scientists at Scripps Research Institute in Florida have developed a new therapy that they say may one day be a 'functional cure' for HIV, if it proves as effective in humans as it has in ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:56:49
Firefighters cut cancer risk by showering after a blaze
Firefighters cut cancer risk by showering after a blaze

Firefighters cut cancer risk by showering after a blaze

Researchers at the University of Ottawa found five times the amount of cancer-causing chemicals on the skin of firefighters - a higher figure than previously thought - but a shower cut the...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:54:03
Things that make your pubic hair go grey prematurely
Things that make your pubic hair go grey prematurely

Things that make your pubic hair go grey prematurely

British TV presenter Davina McCall once tweeted about discovering greys 'down there' Ageing and genetics are key causes but lifestyle factors can speed up process, says an expert....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:31:30
When you die you know you're dead as the mind still works
When you die you know you're dead as the mind still works

When you die you know you're dead as the mind still works

A person's consciousness continues to work after the body has died, a study from New York University Langone School of Medicine finds. The findings echo the new Hollywood film Flatliners....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:15:38
Break carb cravings with eight tips from nutritionists
Break carb cravings with eight tips from nutritionists

Break carb cravings with eight tips from nutritionists

Nikki Ostrower, a nutritional expert, and Dana James, a functional medicine nutritionist, in NYC offer eight tips to curb carb cravings including making sure to eat breakfast every single ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:09:27
Cash-strapped NHS chiefs axe routine surgery for the obese
Cash-strapped NHS chiefs axe routine surgery for the obese

Cash-strapped NHS chiefs axe routine surgery for the obese

The two trusts introducing the tests, East and North Hertfordshire and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Groups, are trying to save £68 million this year....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:46:59
Alcohol helps to improve foreign language skills
Alcohol helps to improve foreign language skills

Alcohol helps to improve foreign language skills

Researchers at the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King's College London found that a low dose of alcohol can improve bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second langu...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:34:09
The pill should be taken every day without breaks
The pill should be taken every day without breaks

The pill should be taken every day without breaks

Continuous use is the '21st century way to take the pill', according to Professor John Guillebaud from University College London. It may also reduce emergency contraception use....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:06:05
Just a hug is enough to soothe the pain of loneliness
Just a hug is enough to soothe the pain of loneliness

Just a hug is enough to soothe the pain of loneliness

University College London researchers warn cuddles are in threat of being forgotten about, as humans interact digitally more. The findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:56:43
Butchers and farm shops under spotlight over dirty chicken
Butchers and farm shops under spotlight over dirty chicken

Butchers and farm shops under spotlight over dirty chicken

Butchers and farm shops are under the spotlight amid allegations they are selling dirty chicken. At the same time, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is scaling back the policing of supermark...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:11:55
Intelligent people have a higher risk of mental illness
Intelligent people have a higher risk of mental illness

Intelligent people have a higher risk of mental illness

Researchers at Pitzer College screened 3,715 highly-intelligent people for mental illness. They found they had double the rate of mental illness and a higher risk of asthma and allergies t...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:38:29
Ribena is just as bad for your teeth as Coca Cola
Ribena is just as bad for your teeth as Coca Cola

Ribena is just as bad for your teeth as Coca Cola

EXCLUSIVE: Tests on 23 beverages revealed the blackcurrant-flavoured drink to be one of the worst offenders for acidity. Ribena Light scored between 2.5-3.5 on the pH chart....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:27:12
Sprouts may make aggressive breast cancers treatable
Sprouts may make aggressive breast cancers treatable

Sprouts may make aggressive breast cancers treatable

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found compounds in cruciferous vegetables and the herbal drink 'turn off' cancerous genes that influence tumor treatment response....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:21:22
Guide celebrates British countryside to coax foreign GPs
Guide celebrates British countryside to coax foreign GPs

Guide celebrates British countryside to coax foreign GPs

In a frantic drive to plug the growing shortage of doctors, the Royal College of GPs has released a guide to encourage those trained abroad to make the 'overwhelming' move....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:14:26
Is the answer to dyslexia in our eyes?
Is the answer to dyslexia in our eyes?

Is the answer to dyslexia in our eyes?

Scientists at Oxford University have found that dyslexics have an unusual pattern of cells in their eyes which makes letters appear back to front....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:48:01
Vaginal mesh victims deserve an apology, Tory MP warns
Vaginal mesh victims deserve an apology, Tory MP warns

Vaginal mesh victims deserve an apology, Tory MP warns

Dr Sarah Wollaston, health committee chairman, said the Government 'cannot allow' the scandal-hit procedure to continue to be offered to women for problems after childbirth....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:33:30
HPV vaccines ARE safe
HPV vaccines ARE safe

HPV vaccines ARE safe

Researchers from the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark found the jabs are only associated with coeliac disease, which may be due to undiagnosed case being picked up during vaccination....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:15:34
Taking probiotics in pregnancy helps post-natal depression
Taking probiotics in pregnancy helps post-natal depression

Taking probiotics in pregnancy helps post-natal depression

Women at risk of depression while pregnant or after giving birth could benefit from increasing their intake of probiotics during pregnancy, according to a New Zealand study....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:02:12
Study shows the link between migraines and depression
Study shows the link between migraines and depression

Study shows the link between migraines and depression

The more migraine headaches someone gets, the more intense their anxiety and depression are likely to be, according to the findings of a new Taiwanese study of 588 migraine sufferers....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:49:16
One in nine American men has oral HPV reveal new figures
One in nine American men has oral HPV reveal new figures

One in nine American men has oral HPV reveal new figures

Researchers from the University of Florida found men were more likely to get oral HPV than women. Actor Michael Douglas said in 2013 that he got throat cancer from performing oral sex on h...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:20:42
Fitness queen Ashy Bines shares her day on a plate
Fitness queen Ashy Bines shares her day on a plate

Fitness queen Ashy Bines shares her day on a plate

Australian Instagram star Ashy Bines, from the Gold Coast, has shared the secrets to her diet by revealing what her typical day on a plate looks like....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:48:16
Just one hospital in England hits targets in the past year
Just one hospital in England hits targets in the past year

Just one hospital in England hits targets in the past year

Growing demand is leaving the NHS struggling to serve patients, with Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust in Bedfordshire the only service to have achieved its goals....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:44:42
Engineers have created a motorised mouth guard
Engineers have created a motorised mouth guard

Engineers have created a motorised mouth guard

The motorised mouth guard created by Venice-based company Unico is expected to be delivered in February 2018 and it will ship anywhere in the world....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:05:43
Smokers face breath tests before NHS surgery
Smokers face breath tests before NHS surgery

Smokers face breath tests before NHS surgery

Patients who smoke will be breathalysed to check they have given up before being referred for an operation at East and North Hertfordshire and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Groups....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:13:11
How to avoid catching a disease from public toilets
How to avoid catching a disease from public toilets

How to avoid catching a disease from public toilets

NHS physician Dr Preethi Daniel says the most commonly-asked question from patients is about toilets. Her words come amid a hepatitis A outbreak in California linked to public toilets....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:51:33
Don't offer your seat on trains and buses to the elderly
Don't offer your seat on trains and buses to the elderly

Don't offer your seat on trains and buses to the elderly

Relatives should urge older loves ones to walk to the shops with their bags, says an Oxford professor. He called on pensioners to 'understand their role' in avoiding being a burden to the ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:14:36
Type 2 diabetes breakthrough
Type 2 diabetes breakthrough

Type 2 diabetes breakthrough

Leicester Diabetes Centre experts found semaglutide helped 71 per cent of patients shed pounds - it is believed this is the first type 2 diabetes pill to instigate weight loss. It also hal...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:31:44
The cures of yesteryear including cocaine for toothache
The cures of yesteryear including cocaine for toothache

The cures of yesteryear including cocaine for toothache

These and many more weird and wacky remedies have been outlined in a new book, Quackery: A Brief History Of The Worst Ways To Cure Everything, written by a Nebraska doctor....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:10:15
Obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children, study finds
Obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children, study finds

Obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children, study finds

A new study published by Pediatric Allergy and Immunology has found that obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:29:00
Dietitian names foods you should not eat during pregnancy
Dietitian names foods you should not eat during pregnancy

Dietitian names foods you should not eat during pregnancy

Leading Australian dietitian Melanie McGrice reveals the high-risk foods that can harm mothers-to-be and their unborn babies....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:09:57
Jeyaraj Vadiveloo on how many healthy years we have left
Jeyaraj Vadiveloo on how many healthy years we have left

Jeyaraj Vadiveloo on how many healthy years we have left

Jeyaraj Vadiveloo, a professor at the University of Connecticut, led a team developing an online calculator to assess a person's 'healthy life expectancy'. Try it here....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:33:40
Getting tipsy in front of kids could harm their wellbeing
Getting tipsy in front of kids could harm their wellbeing

Getting tipsy in front of kids could harm their wellbeing

Parents who get tipsy in front of their children are having a negative impact on family life, according to a report. They are inclined to cause arguments, be less sensitive and disrupt bed...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:00:10
Marijuana does change your brain and make you addicted
Marijuana does change your brain and make you addicted

Marijuana does change your brain and make you addicted

This new research by Brigham Young University suggests there is still much we do not know about how different properties of the drug impact the brain....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:47:15
Father dies of asthma attack from California wildfires
Father dies of asthma attack from California wildfires

Father dies of asthma attack from California wildfires

Joshua Hoefer (left), 27, of California, experienced a fatal asthma attack as a result of the wildfires last week. He is pictured here with his five-year-old son, Nathan....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:10:02
Too much exercise can kill you if you're a white man
Too much exercise can kill you if you're a white man

Too much exercise can kill you if you're a white man

Researchers in Chicago assessed workouts over 25 years and made the surprising discovery that very active white men are 86 percent more likely to experience a buildup of plaque in the arte...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:46:14
World’s tallest 12-year-old towers above at 7ft 5ins
World’s tallest 12-year-old towers above at 7ft 5ins

World’s tallest 12-year-old towers above at 7ft 5ins

Gabriel Gomes, from Brazil, suffers from gigantism, caused by a tumour of the pituitary gland. A documentary called Body Bizarre, airing on Thursday, follows the boy's journey....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:33:10
Opioids killed more Americans in 2016 than the Vietnam War
Opioids killed more Americans in 2016 than the Vietnam War

Opioids killed more Americans in 2016 than the Vietnam War

While the Vietnam war claimed 58,200 lives in 19 years and six months, opioids killed 64,070 Americans in 2016 alone, a new report by the Police Executive Research Forum explains....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:32:53
Genes that cause OCD identified by scientists
Genes that cause OCD identified by scientists

Genes that cause OCD identified by scientists

The findings confirm suspicions that the condition – suffered by David Beckham – is genetic, found a study by The Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the US....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:10:38
Lack of sleep nearly triples risk of gestational diabetes
Lack of sleep nearly triples risk of gestational diabetes

Lack of sleep nearly triples risk of gestational diabetes

Pregnant women who get less than 6.25 hours of sleep are significantly more likely to develop a form of pregnancy-related diabetes, a new study from the University of Illinois, Chicago fin...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:55:19
Conjoined Congo twins have surgery to separate
Conjoined Congo twins have surgery to separate

Conjoined Congo twins have surgery to separate

One-week-old Anick and Destin were born in a remote village in the DR of Congo. The girls were joined at the abdomen and share some internal organs. They will return home in 3 weeks....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:48:01
Could this explain why boys more likely to have autism?
Could this explain why boys more likely to have autism?

Could this explain why boys more likely to have autism?

Figures suggest four boys are diagnosed with autism to every one girl. Experts at the University of Iowa found male mice with a genetic cause show signs of being on the spectrum - but fema...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:29:58
Exercise pill PPARD burns fat and grows muscle
Exercise pill PPARD burns fat and grows muscle

Exercise pill PPARD burns fat and grows muscle

Ronald Evans and his team at Salk Institute in San Diego, California, developed a drug that could burn fat and build muscle without working out. They tested the new drug on mice....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:58:49
The humble roundworm offers hope for dementia sufferers
The humble roundworm offers hope for dementia sufferers

The humble roundworm offers hope for dementia sufferers

A study from the University of Iowa found that when worms were taught to sniff danger it protected neurons. This could lead to non-pharmaceutical treatment for dementia and Huntington's di...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:28:50
Strange illness caused Louisville boy to sleep for 2 weeks
Strange illness caused Louisville boy to sleep for 2 weeks

Strange illness caused Louisville boy to sleep for 2 weeks

Wyatt Shaw, seven, fell into a deep sleep for 11 days after his uncle's wedding in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Doctors thought he had a brain infection but tests came out negative. Seizure me...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:50:21
Apple Watch spots NY man’s life-threatening blood clot
Apple Watch spots NY man’s life-threatening blood clot

Apple Watch spots NY man’s life-threatening blood clot

James Green, from New York, credits the gadget, which can cost in excess of £1,500, for spotting a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs. His timepiece notified him of a sudden rise in ...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:38:27
Men may be at-risk of death when receiving blood from mums
Men may be at-risk of death when receiving blood from mums

Men may be at-risk of death when receiving blood from mums

Researchers from Sanquin Research in Leiden, the Netherlands, found the most common cause of such deaths is transfusion-related acute lung injury. Women are unaffected by these transfusion...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:20:26
How could a supermarket mesh bag like this be approved?
How could a supermarket mesh bag like this be approved?

How could a supermarket mesh bag like this be approved?

It’s more than 40 years since women first started to complain that a surgical mesh sling designed to treat post-childbirth damage was causing excruciating pain....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:18:39
Seven hours sleep maximises sleep quality
Seven hours sleep maximises sleep quality

Seven hours sleep maximises sleep quality

Researchers from the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China, found getting more than nine hours shut eye reduces the stability of sperm's DNA by 40% by hindering testosteron...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:33:39
Meryl Streep reveals her beauty secret that costs nothing
Meryl Streep reveals her beauty secret that costs nothing

Meryl Streep reveals her beauty secret that costs nothing

Meryl Streep reportedly refuses to touch her face as part of her beauty regime, says to journalist Fi Glover. Touching your face can spread bacteria and cause disease, doctors claim....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:49:02
Indian girl's cheeks swell due to mysterious condition
Indian girl's cheeks swell due to mysterious condition

Indian girl's cheeks swell due to mysterious condition

Suman Kumari, 17, from a slum in Delhi, has seen her face slowly become disfigured - but doctors are baffled as to why it has happened. Her swollen face has caused her problems chewing....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:24:33
Michigan mother's birth control implant went missing
Michigan mother's birth control implant went missing

Michigan mother's birth control implant went missing

Kelly King, 23, from Greenville, Michigan, decided to get the implant removed just a year after it was placed in her arm due to the severe side effects she endured. It made her feel 'crazy...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:07:18
Stress is as bad as a high-fat diet for women
Stress is as bad as a high-fat diet for women

Stress is as bad as a high-fat diet for women

Researchers from Brigham Young University found only female mice's guts are affected by stress, which is concerning considering women are more at-risk of depression and anxiety, which is l...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:20:51
Men sustaining sex injuries has increased by four times
Men sustaining sex injuries has increased by four times

Men sustaining sex injuries has increased by four times

According to Stephen Makinde, clinical director of the 'Perfect Balance' clinic in Harley Street, men are suffering from wrist fractures, ankle sprains, back problems and even hernias....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:08:43
Does it matter when my father takes donepezil?
Does it matter when my father takes donepezil?

Does it matter when my father takes donepezil?

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:10:15
Merlin Thomas looks at the truth behind 'unhealthy' habits
Merlin Thomas looks at the truth behind 'unhealthy' habits

Merlin Thomas looks at the truth behind 'unhealthy' habits

Cut back on chocolate. Cut down on caffeine. Cut out the booze. These are the first things many of us do to lose weight and feel better. But is it really necessary for a long and healthy l...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:50:11
Thinkladder app easing access to mental health tools
Thinkladder app easing access to mental health tools

Thinkladder app easing access to mental health tools

Smartphone app Thinkladder, built to help people with depression and anxiety, offers empowering insights for users to form healthier thought paths....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:09:29
What your armpits say about your health
What your armpits say about your health

What your armpits say about your health

Microbes in our armpits are responsible for our body odor, but they're also part of the same system that helps our skin and guts fight off pathogens and may need to be kept in balance, lik...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:33:23
Best exercises for your body according to a Harvard doctor
Best exercises for your body according to a Harvard doctor

Best exercises for your body according to a Harvard doctor

Long-distance running can be hard on your joints. Harvard professor Dr I-Min Lee outlines alternative workouts which are better for you and can aid weight loss, build muscle and boost hear...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:29:41
Can staring at Dodow's blue dot help you beat insomnia?
Can staring at Dodow's blue dot help you beat insomnia?

Can staring at Dodow's blue dot help you beat insomnia?

Staring at the ceiling, willing sleep to come to no avail, is a wearing nightly trial for up to a third of British adults. I should know — I’m one of them. For most of my life, I’ve strugg...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:27:25
Got a bad back? Read this before seeing a chiropractor
Got a bad back? Read this before seeing a chiropractor

Got a bad back? Read this before seeing a chiropractor

John Lawler, 80, from York, lost consciousness during treatment at a private chiropractic clinic in the city. He died the next day at Leeds General Infirmary....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:22:25
NHS trial has a beam of light check your blood pressure
NHS trial has a beam of light check your blood pressure

NHS trial has a beam of light check your blood pressure

A device that monitors blood pressure by shining light along the skin could be available in the next few months....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:18:53
How to get Janet Jackson's impressively toned shoulders
How to get Janet Jackson's impressively toned shoulders

How to get Janet Jackson's impressively toned shoulders

At 51, singer and mother-of-one Janet Jackson recently showed off impressively toned shoulders in a black gown at an LA party — the result of intense workouts that focus on weight training...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:55:31
Jamie Oliver sugar tax hailed success after sales fall 11%
Jamie Oliver sugar tax hailed success after sales fall 11%

Jamie Oliver sugar tax hailed success after sales fall 11%

Sales of fizzy drinks fell by 11 per cent at Jamie Oliver's UK restaurants after he imposed his own 10p 'sugar tax' levy, a study has shown. Coca Colas increased to £2.65 at his chain....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:46:57
How sugar feeds cancer and makes it harder to treat
How sugar feeds cancer and makes it harder to treat

How sugar feeds cancer and makes it harder to treat

The Dutch study explains why cancer cells rapidly break down sugars without producing much energy - a phenomenon discovered in 1920, dubbed the 'Warburg effect'....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:44:19
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK makes girl's mermaid wish happen
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK makes girl's mermaid wish happen

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK makes girl's mermaid wish happen

At seven years old, Chloe Wilde is determined to become a mermaid, and absolutely nothing will get in her way. Certainly not the fact that she was born with half a functioning heart....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:18:18
Ask The Doctor: What's making me want to scratch?
Ask The Doctor: What's making me want to scratch?

Ask The Doctor: What's making me want to scratch?

A reader writes: 'For the past four months, I have been suffering with itchy skin all over my body. I have red spots, which are mostly small, but occasionally, I get large hives.'...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:08:39
Over 300 patients sue over defective hip replacements
Over 300 patients sue over defective hip replacements

Over 300 patients sue over defective hip replacements

More than 300 UK hip replacement patients have begun a court battle over 'defective' implants that allegedly left them in pain and up to 100 times more likely to need the devices replaced....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:56:39
Fat cells from your tummy could fix your creaky knees
Fat cells from your tummy could fix your creaky knees

Fat cells from your tummy could fix your creaky knees

A new procedure for knee pain involves injections of fat taken from the abdomen. John Wakefield, 57, (pictured) from Shiptonthorpe, North Yorkshire, underwent the treatment....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:49:03
World's first child car seat with airbags launched in UK
World's first child car seat with airbags launched in UK

World's first child car seat with airbags launched in UK

London-based Maxi Cosi has created a child car seat that detects a collision in 0.05 seconds and instantly inflates bags in the shoulder pads of the harness to protect toddlers from the im...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:51
Teen suffering from rare disease to participate in pageant
Teen suffering from rare disease to participate in pageant

Teen suffering from rare disease to participate in pageant

Macey Brietenback (pictured), 16, from Maryland, lives with a rare, potentially-fatal disease called visceral myopathy, but she will soon participate in a beauty pageant....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:42:57
Refer NHS patients to Weight Watchers, study suggests
Refer NHS patients to Weight Watchers, study suggests

Refer NHS patients to Weight Watchers, study suggests

Patients sent on the commercial programme also recorded weight loss of 22lbs (10kg) after just a year on average - which keeps type 2 diabetes at bay, researchers led by Bromley Council fo...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:30:46
The HEART clinics helping save cancer patients' lives
The HEART clinics helping save cancer patients' lives

The HEART clinics helping save cancer patients' lives

As she digested the news that her breast cancer had not only come back, but had spread to her bones, Nicola Neame’s ‘overriding concern’ was to get the disease under control....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:13:13
College students think ADHD medication helped with grades
College students think ADHD medication helped with grades

College students think ADHD medication helped with grades

Researchers from NYU found that 29 percent of college students from nine colleges used said ADHD medication boosted their grades. These students weren't diagnosed with the mental disorder....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:51:54
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop wins ‘worst pseudoscience' award
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop wins ‘worst pseudoscience' award

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop wins ‘worst pseudoscience' award

The accolade was issued to the wellness site by UK-based The Skeptic magazine. It comes as Goop posted a feature on the powers of 8 crystals. The page's claims were later amended....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:43:19
Sugary diets increase risk of opioid addiction
Sugary diets increase risk of opioid addiction

Sugary diets increase risk of opioid addiction

Professor Francesco Leri who teaches psychology at the University of Guelph in Canada explains how a person's high fructose corn syrup intake could make them vulnerable to opioid addiction...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:52:41
Top Balance Nutrition founder discusses protein shakes
Top Balance Nutrition founder discusses protein shakes

Top Balance Nutrition founder discusses protein shakes

Maria Bella, dietitian, and Nikki Ostrower, a nutritional expert, in NYC explain why the body needs protein and how powders are not always best after a workout. A lot of protein powders ar...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:36:25
Women born by c-section are more likely to have one
Women born by c-section are more likely to have one

Women born by c-section are more likely to have one

Researchers from the University of Vienna found females born via c-section due to their mothers having a condition known as fetopelvic disproportion are 2.8 times more likely to have the d...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:28:56
Higher levels of certain proteins lead to a longer life
Higher levels of certain proteins lead to a longer life

Higher levels of certain proteins lead to a longer life

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio found mice with excess levels of these proteins demonstrated a delay in blood vessel dysfunction associated with aging....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:12:34
Americans are too fat to fight crime, war and fires
Americans are too fat to fight crime, war and fires

Americans are too fat to fight crime, war and fires

More than one quarter of young people in Colorado, the 'fittest' state in the US are too overweight to qualify for military service, according to a new report from the Council for a Strong...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:07:20
Results of over 30,000 published studies could be wrong
Results of over 30,000 published studies could be wrong

Results of over 30,000 published studies could be wrong

Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands found that more than 30,000 scientific papers have been published based on results from contaminated cells....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:03:09
Ellie the robot therapist helps treat soldiers with PTSD
Ellie the robot therapist helps treat soldiers with PTSD

Ellie the robot therapist helps treat soldiers with PTSD

Ellie was designed by researchers at the University of South California to speak with soldiers who may fear that their PTSD could affect their career prospects....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:45:02
Hasselt University: Diesel fumes harm children in the womb
Hasselt University: Diesel fumes harm children in the womb

Hasselt University: Diesel fumes harm children in the womb

The researchers, from Hassselt University in Belgium, found exposure to pollution in the second trimester - between the fourth and sixth months of pregnancy - had the worst impact on the b...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:25:07
Asthma sufferers warned about toxic air caused by Ophelia
Asthma sufferers warned about toxic air caused by Ophelia

Asthma sufferers warned about toxic air caused by Ophelia

Asthma UK said it is 'deeply concerned' about the Saharan dust the fearsome storm has collected as it begins to strike to the UK. There are 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:23:37
Plymouth mother given a diagnosis after 13 years
Plymouth mother given a diagnosis after 13 years

Plymouth mother given a diagnosis after 13 years

Jaks Cotten, 28, from Plymouth, has suffered breathing difficulties, bouts of pneumonia, flu, anxiety, depression, aches, and fatigue in the past 13 years. It has cost her nine jobs....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:03:18
Conjoined Russian twins separated in 30 minutes
Conjoined Russian twins separated in 30 minutes

Conjoined Russian twins separated in 30 minutes

The twin girls, from Moscow, are now set to make a good recovery after doctors, led to believe their skulls were meshed together, were found to be joined only by skin....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:01:17
Netherton man sheds 13st to become professional boxer
Netherton man sheds 13st to become professional boxer

Netherton man sheds 13st to become professional boxer

Barrie McRorie, 29, from Netherton, North Lanarkshire was able to shed 13st following the advice of his doctor to have a major bariatric surgery. He now competes as a pro boxer....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:59:51
Why you shouldn't have surgery in the evening
Why you shouldn't have surgery in the evening

Why you shouldn't have surgery in the evening

Researchers from the University of Michigan also found such complications are significantly more likely to be severe if the surgery is an emergency, as opposed to being scheduled in advanc...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:55:02
Blueberries help children's reaction times
Blueberries help children's reaction times

Blueberries help children's reaction times

Researcher from the University of Reading built on previous research that revealed the antioxidants 'flavonoids' boost communication between nerve cells and aid brain cell regeneration....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:42:57
Lovers are taking up meditation to have 'better sex'
Lovers are taking up meditation to have 'better sex'

Lovers are taking up meditation to have 'better sex'

The ancient Buddhist philosophy, championed by Hollywood stars Emma Watson and Angelina Jolie, has rocketed in popularity in recent years as scientists uncover its benefits....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:55:58
 
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