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Woman in ‘locked in’ syndrome for 9 years after tummy bug

Woman in ‘locked in’ syndrome for 9 years after tummy bug »

20 Feb, 2018
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A newly-married woman has been left trapped in her body for nine years after she was struck down by a tummy bug. 

Why hip pain can linger long after your baby’s born

Why hip pain can linger long after your baby’s born »

20 Feb, 2018
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The sound of my baby giggling brought tears to my eyes. Not of happiness, but of frustration. Instead of holding my three-month-old

UK babies are more likely to die early than in Cuba

UK babies are more likely to die early than in Cuba »

20 Feb, 2018
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British babies are more likely to die in their first month than those born in Latvia, Belarus and Cuba. Researchers suggested reasons

The operation to save patients with pancreatic cancer  

The operation to save patients with pancreatic cancer   »

20 Feb, 2018
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As a keen runner, Kate Rigby was well versed in the rigours of long-distance races, having completed more than 15 half-marathons since

The cage that cuts the number of times men need the loo

The cage that cuts the number of times men need the loo »

20 Feb, 2018
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A tiny wire cage may help men suffering symptoms of an enlarged prostate.  The cage, implanted under mild sedation in five minutes,

Are any of the trendy alternatives to jam good for you?

Are any of the trendy alternatives to jam good for you? »

20 Feb, 2018
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Peanut butter is set to overtake jam as the nation’s favourite spread in a backlash against sugary foods — and you may

Women who suffered heart attacks reveal easy-to-miss signs

Women who suffered heart attacks reveal easy-to-miss signs »

20 Feb, 2018
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Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for women, even in those with breast cancer.   It kills one in

ASK THE GP: Can airport scanners give me cancer?

ASK THE GP: Can airport scanners give me cancer? »

20 Feb, 2018
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At the airport recently, security scanners buzzed at my sandals as they had a metal buckle. I removed them and had to

Smartphone app could prevent food poisoning

Smartphone app could prevent food poisoning »

20 Feb, 2018
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Researchers have developed a smartphone app that alerts users to bacteria in their food using only a $30 microscope attachment. One in

Women with ovarian cancer who think they’re just bloated

Women with ovarian cancer who think they’re just bloated »

20 Feb, 2018
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Women are more likely to change their diet than seek medical help when suffering from a key symptom of ovarian cancer ,

Jilly Cooper answers our health quiz

Jilly Cooper answers our health quiz »

20 Feb, 2018
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CAN YOU RUN UP THE STAIRS? I can, but I don’t. I had a hip replacement two years ago and since then

Are YOU an asthma sufferer who never uses their inhaler?

Are YOU an asthma sufferer who never uses their inhaler? »

20 Feb, 2018
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Tiernan Green never regarded his asthma as serious.  If he ever felt tightness of the chest after playing football — something that

Ingenious tips from experts to get 8 hours sleep

Ingenious tips from experts to get 8 hours sleep »

20 Feb, 2018
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We all know that lack of sleep is a major health concern — sleep deprivation can have a knock-on effect on all

Reading crime novels could help ease depression  

Reading crime novels could help ease depression   »

20 Feb, 2018
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Many a bookworm will tell you that curling up with a paperback is a salve for the mind. And it seems scientists

Strike two years ago strikes had a ‘significant impact’

Strike two years ago strikes had a ‘significant impact’ »

20 Feb, 2018
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The junior doctors’ strikes in England two years ago had a ‘significant impact’ on patients – with thousands of appointments cancelled, a

Grey’s Anatomy ‘distorts’ patient expectations

Grey’s Anatomy ‘distorts’ patient expectations »

20 Feb, 2018
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Grey’s Anatomy may be fiction, but a new study warns it is riddled with inaccuracies that skew patients’ understanding of healthcare. The

Can a £1 Gummy Bear made from CANNABIS boost your health?

Can a £1 Gummy Bear made from CANNABIS boost your health? »

20 Feb, 2018
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Earlier this month, Dee Mani, a mother of two from Birmingham , claimed she’d cured her aggressive breast cancer by taking a

A common sex injury women might not know about

A common sex injury women might not know about »

19 Feb, 2018
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There’s a sex injury that’s common, painful – but poorly understood.  A bruised cervix can occur during vigorous sex, or sex with

Photos of artificial limbs given to World War I veterans

Photos of artificial limbs given to World War I veterans »

19 Feb, 2018
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Fascinating images reveal the ‘bionic men’ of World War One after pictures of war veterans given artificial limbs during the early 20th

Experts reveal the four main types of drinkers

Experts reveal the four main types of drinkers »

19 Feb, 2018
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It’s easy to see alcohol consumption being a result of thousands of years of ritual and a lifetime of habit.  But have

Cutting out MSG significantly eases pain, study finds 

Cutting out MSG significantly eases pain, study finds  »

19 Feb, 2018
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Cutting out the controversial takeaway flavour-enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) significantly eases pain, new research suggests. Eliminating the food additive, which is also

Patients days from death to be offered ‘compassion’ signs

Patients days from death to be offered ‘compassion’ signs »

19 Feb, 2018
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Hospital patients just hours or days from death are to be offered ‘compassion’ signs near their beds to alert staff and visitors.

7 ridiculous sex myths even smart people believe

7 ridiculous sex myths even smart people believe »

19 Feb, 2018
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When it comes to having sex, there are nuggets of so-called wisdom most of take as gospel.  Those with dodgy hearts or

Peppa Pig does not cause autism, experts insist

Peppa Pig does not cause autism, experts insist »

19 Feb, 2018
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There is no Harvard study that says a British children’s television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims.  In

Women have twice the risk for fatal heart complications

Women have twice the risk for fatal heart complications »

19 Feb, 2018
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Women are twice as likely to develop fatal heart complications than men, new research warns. The study found mental stress such as

Diabetes could be triggered by virus, scientists warn

Diabetes could be triggered by virus, scientists warn »

19 Feb, 2018
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Viruses may trigger both type 1 and type 2 diabetes because they contain proteins that mimic insulin, a surprise discovery suggests. People

Running can help preserve memory by combating stress

Running can help preserve memory by combating stress »

19 Feb, 2018
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Jogging may be the answer to jogging your memory as new research reveals it strengthens signals in the brain. Exercise has long

Study shows women more attractive in a group than alone

Study shows women more attractive in a group than alone »

19 Feb, 2018
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A new study found that women in groups are rated as more attractive than those alone. Dubbed the ‘cheerleader’ effect, the research,

New hope for Parkinson’s disease cure

New hope for Parkinson’s disease cure »

19 Feb, 2018
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New research has provided fresh hope for a Parkinson’s disease cure. Scientists have discovered excessive calcium levels in the brain may be behind

A single woman's guide to sleeping with a married man

A single woman's guide to sleeping with a married man »

19 Feb, 2018
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Firstly, remember that you two are destined to be together. It's a shame that he's married, but that's just bad luck, and