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                  • 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 them.
                    - 3 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 10:35am -
                  • 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.
                    - 3 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 10:34am -
                  • 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 2015.
                    - 4 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 9:37am -
                  • 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.
                    - 4 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 9:23am -
                  • 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 the sexual attention they get.
                    - 4 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 9:00am -
                  • 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.
                    - 9 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 4:02am -
                  • Yoga and jogging could half 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.
                    - 9 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 4:01am -
                  • 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.
                    - 9 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 4:01am -
                  • 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.
                    - 10 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 3:38am -
                  • 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 through it all.
                    - 10 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 3:23am -
                  • Hepatits A outbreak has killed 19 in San Diego
                    California’s hepatitis A outbreak has claimed 19 lives in San Diego, 和 500 cases have been confirmed, as of Tuesday. On Friday, California's governor declared a state of emergency.
                    - 10 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 3:01am -
                  • 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 costumes.
                    - 11 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 2:39am -
                  • 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.
                    - 12 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 1:08am -
                  • 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.
                    - 13 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 12:27am -
                  • 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.
                    - 13 hours ago 19 Oct 17, 12:04am -
                  • 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 unnecessarily.
                    - 14 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 11:22pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 15 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 10:27pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 15 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 10:17pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 15 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 10:15pm -
                  • 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 fish and eggs.
                    - 15 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 10:03pm -
                  • 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 the tear ducts.
                    - 16 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 9:45pm -
                  • 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 six weeks.
                    - 16 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 8:58pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 16 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 8:56pm -
                  • 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 mice.
                    - 16 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 8:56pm -
                  • 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 their risk.
                    - 16 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 8:54pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 17 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 8:31pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 17 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 8:15pm -
                  • 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 day.
                    - 17 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 8:09pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 19 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 6:46pm -
                  • 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 language.
                    - 19 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 6:34pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 20 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 5:06pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 20 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 4:56pm -
                  • 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 supermarkets.
                    - 21 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 4:11pm -
                  • 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 than others.
                    - 22 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 3:38pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 22 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 3:27pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 22 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 3:21pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 22 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 3:14pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 23 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 2:48pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 23 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 2:33pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 23 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 2:15pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 23 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 2:02pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 24 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 1:49pm -
                  • 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 his wife.
                    - 24 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 1:20pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 12:48pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 12:44pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 11:05am -
                  • 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.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 10:13am -
                  • 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.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 9:51am -
                  • 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 NHS by staying fit.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 9:14am -
                  • 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 halts the condition.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 8:31am -
                  • 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.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 7:10am -
                  • 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.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 6:29am -
                  • 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.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 6:09am -
                  • 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.
                    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 17, 1:33am -
                  • 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 bedtime routines.
                    - 2 days ago 18 Oct 17, 1:00am -
                  • 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.
                    - 2 days ago 18 Oct 17, 12:47am -
                  • 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.
                    - 2 days ago 18 Oct 17, 12:10am -
                  • 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 arteries.
                    - 2 days ago 17 Oct 17, 11:46pm -
                  • 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.
                    - 2 days ago 17 Oct 17, 11:33pm -

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