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Two or more servings of red meat a week raises women’s risk of endometriosis...

Two or more servings of red meat a week raises women’s risk of endometriosis by 56 percent, new research suggests. For unclear reasons, unprocessed meats,...

Being underweight INCREASES the risk of breast cancer in pre-menopausal women, study finds

Being underweight increases the risk of breast cancer in pre-menopausal women, new research suggests. Carrying too little weight between the ages of 18 and 24...

Eating a balanced diet cuts risk of cancer death by 65%

Billions of dollars have been spent on research to work out how to prevent dying from cancer. The result: countless studies identifying lifestyle tweaks that...

Man awarded $18.4m after doctors canceled his HIV test because he was not ‘at...

A federal jury in Boston has awarded $18.4 million to a man who said two doctors failed to test him for HIV, which later...

A blood test can tell your doctor if you’re cheating on your diet  

A blood test could soon tell on you if you cheat on your diet. Scientists have developed a screening tool that measures dozens of metabolites...

Ruth Quilietti-Bird spent her birthday fighting for her life with sepsis

A mother-of-two spent her 40th birthday fighting for her life in intensive care with sepsis and became the 'most ill person in the UK'.  Ruth Quilietti-Bird,...

WHAT IS AN OSTEOBLASTOMA?

An osteoblastoma is a benign tumour of the bone that mainly affects children and adults between the ages of 10 and 25, figures...

3 days of constipation caused man to have a build-up of 2 litres of...

A 57-year-old man narrowly escaped death after not being able to go to the toilet for three days.  Doctors in Australia saved the unnamed patient's...

Mom shares photo of nurse shaving toddler’s head days after he is diagnosed with...

A mother has shared a powerful photo of her son's head being shaved following a cancer diagnosis. Two-year-old Wyatt Brooks, from Dallas, Texas, was diagnosed...

Herpes strains that 90 percent of us have is ‘abundant’ in brains of sufferers,...

Herpes viruses may raise the risk Alzheimer's by moving into the brain and disrupting human genes involved in the disease, new research suggests. The common...

What is a parasite?

A parasite is an organism which lives inside another living organism, and depends on other creatures in order to stay alive. They often...

Mysterious itchy lump on woman’s face is a parasitic worm

A 32-year-old woman in Russia visited medics after noticing strange lumps on her face for two weeks, where she discovered she had a worm...

Are YOU at risk of liver disease? Take this test to find out

Millions of adults can today discover their risk of developing deadly liver disease by taking a handy online tool.  The 11-step calculator, created by the...

Are the BCG jabs a solution to type 1 diabetes? Patients’ blood sugars drop...

The BCG vaccines may be a solution to type 1 diabetes, new research suggests. Three years after having the jabs, which protect against tuberculosis (TB),...

Marijuana users feel MORE pain, study debunks theory cannabis numbs discomfort

Marijuana users feel more pain, new research suggests. After an injury, people who use cannabis require higher doses of painkillers than non users, a US...

Girl, 2, has such bad psoriasis she ‘looks like a little crab’ and strangers...

A toddler with such severe psoriasis her skin goes 'lobster red' gets shunned by strangers who make rude remarks and ask her parents if...

A detained immigrant has contracted chickenpox in California prison holding 1,000 asylum seekers

A detained immigrant has contracted chickenpox in one of the facilities at the center of Trump's latest crackdown on asylum seekers. The person is one...

Doctors should prescribe hearing aids at first sign that hearing loss is affecting life 

Hearing aids should be given at the first sign a person's life is being negatively impacted Doctors are being told to prescribe hearing aids at...

Twin’s heartbreak as identical sister, 16, dies from sepsis

A twin has revealed her heartbreak after her identical sister died from sepsis just six hours after suffering from flu-like symptoms. Lucy Ellis, 16, was...

Civil War ‘bone pit’ reveals how combat surgeons who sawed off limbs to save...

Scientists have unearthed a Civil War 'bone pit' containing the amputated limbs of Union soldiers. The discovery gives a unique insight into the surprisingly exacting...

Common Parkinson’s drugs may turn people into compulsive gamblers

Common drugs taken by thousands of patients battling Parkinson's may turn them into compulsive gamblers, research warns. New evidence has uncovered a link between dopamine...

Michigan girl hailed hero for saving mom who suffered seizure

A three-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero for saving her mother after she suffered a seizure. Jessa Lavely was walking the family dog...

Don’t panic about forgetting things! Memory loss can be GOOD for our brains, study...

You shouldn't stress so much over forgetting the name of your fourth grade teacher, or the square root of 144, new research suggests.  Failing to...

Fat patients with an irregular heartbeat can REVERSE by losing weight

Fat people with an irregular heartbeat can reverse the condition simply by losing weight, a landmark study has found. Around one million people in Britain...

Don’t let your dogs jump out of a 4×4, vets warn

Well-heeled owners of 'Chelsea tractors' often fill them with children and dogs. But letting a dog jump out of the back of the boot could...

Four drinks in one session could permanently alter your sleep genes, study suggests

Just one night of binge drinking could make it harder to sleep for the rest of your life, a new study has warned.  Scientists say it...

Children separated from their parents suffer permanent damage to their physical and mental health

The separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border has sparked global uproar.  Trump administration border control agents have been detaining kids as...

Young adults urged to check they’ve had MMR vaccine before summer travel

Young people are being warned to make sure they are vaccinated against measles before travelling to Europe where large outbreaks are continuing.  Public Health England...

The NHS is nowhere near crisis point yet, claims chief of market research firm

The NHS is 'nowhere near' crisis point, the boss of a renowned market research firm used by the Government has controversially claimed. Ben Page, chief...

What’s REALLY causing your child’s stomach pain? Common causes and five simple swaps that...

Stomach aches are common among children, but it can be difficult to work out what is causing them. Some 95 per cent of parents say...

One in 15 opioid overdose survivors die within a year of recovery, study finds 

One in 15 people who suffer a nonfatal opioid overdose will die within a year afterward, new research suggests.   Even after surviving an opioid overdose,...

Is THIS the solution to Alzheimer’s? Scientists believe the formula boosts memories

Hope has been raised for Alzheimer's patients as scientists today claimed a complex nutritional formula could hold the key to the devastating illness. Early trials...

Incredible photos capture the unusual lives of prisoners who cannot remember their crimes 

California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of...

Scientists discover bacteria in testicles that could dictate a man’s fertility in world first

Men's testicles have their own bacteria and they are different depending on fertility, scientists have discovered for the first time.  Testes were thought for a...

Girl, 3, with an inoperable brain tumour may now survive

A terminally ill three year-old has been given £250,000 from a mystery benefactor to pay for experimental treatment. Edie Molyneux, from Tranmere, is battling a...

Florida teen hospitalized after being stung by a venomous CATERPILLAR

A Florida teenager had to be rushed to the emergency room after he was stung by a poisonous caterpillar. Logan Pergola, of Land O'Lakes, was...

A stressful job could leave you blind: Psychological pressure can cause vision loss, scientists...

Too much stress can make you lose your eyesight, a study has found. Although it is well known that losing their vision can stress people...

Soaps and toothpastes may be behind the antibiotic-resistance crisis

Soaps and toothpastes may be behind the antibiotic-resistance crisis, new research suggests. Triclosan, a chemical found in many everyday products, stops infections responding to the...

Young adults urged to check they’ve had the MMR vaccine before summer travel

Young people are being warned to make sure they are vaccinated against measles before travelling to Europe where large outbreaks are continuing.  Public Health England...

200,000 bottles of supermarket own-brand cough syrups are recalled

Health officials today recalled 200,000 bottles of blackcurrant cough syrups for children sold in supermarkets amid fears they may contain mould. Parents were urged to...

How your HAIR can tell if you’re an alcoholic

A substance found in hair determines how likely people are to be alcoholics, new research suggests. People suffering from alcohol-use disorders are more likely to...

Good social media experiences DON’T outweigh the bad

Good social media experiences do not outweigh the bad, new research suggests. For every 10 percent increase in negative social media experiences, people's risk of...

What are the possible complications of measles?

Most people will recover from measles within one or two weeks, but complications can develop. People most at risk of complications include teenagers and...

Mother-of-two, 30, was diagnosed with a golf-ball sized brain tumour after crashing her car

A mother-of-two was diagnosed with a golf-ball sized brain tumour after ploughing her car into a tree.  Lauren Neville, 30, whose 10 daily seizures were...

Posh sun creams FAIL to meet NHS guidelines

Branded sun creams are failing to stick to NHS guidelines on protection - despite costing up to twice as much as cheaper lotions.  Health officials...

Singer, 24, collapsed and fell off a stage because her brain is overflowing out...

A singer-songwriter who collapsed and fell off the stage at a local festival discovered she was having persistent fainting fits because her brain is...

Vaping helps smokers quit – even if they don’t want to, study finds

Vaping helps smokers quit - even if they do not want to, new research suggests. Some 17 per cent of e-cigarette users once enjoyed smoking...

Doctors ordered to recognise the ‘human value’ of patients with dementia in major care overhaul

Doctors have been ordered to recognise the ‘human value’ of patients with dementia as part of a major overhaul of care. Dementia patients should be...

Research says marijuana might improve sex drive for some

Marijuana has been portrayed in our culture as a way to suppress nausea, treat nerve pain and of course to get high . But, for...

Mountain-dwellers near Everest have forearms 1cm shorter than lowland people, study finds

People living up high mountains have shorter forearms because their bodies put more effort into growing other bones, according to research. A study of Sherpa...

Caffeine-sensitive cells may let diabetics control their blood sugar

Coffee could be the new insulin injection for diabetes sufferers, new research suggests.    For the 1.25 that have type 1 diabetes, injecting insulin is an...

Rural Americans are 2 to 3 times more at risk of severe obesity

Rural Americans of all ages are at far greater risks of obesity than their metropolitan counterparts, the newest CDC figures show.  An epidemic proportion of...

Parents who binged on alcohol as teens may have antisocial kids

Binge drinking in your teens can endanger the health of future children, warns new research. Heavy booze sessions during adolescence reduces offspring's growth, makes them...

Disney issues warning that Incredibles 2 may cause seizures

Incredibles 2, which has dominated the box office since its premiere on Friday, now comes with a health warning. Walt Disney Pictures sent an advisory to...

Disney issues warning that Incredibles 2 may cause seizures due to scenes with flashing...

Incredibles 2, which has dominated the box office since its premiere on Friday, now comes with a health warning. Walt Disney Pictures sent an advisory to...

Parents’ teenage binge drinking could stunt their children’s growth and make their kids antisocial

Binge drinking in your teens can endanger the health of future children, warns new research. Heavy booze sessions during adolescence reduces offspring's growth, makes them...

Scientists work out your risk of dying early because of alcohol

People who enjoy the occasional tipple are less likely to suffer a premature death than abstainers, research suggests. Mortality rates are lowest in light drinkers,...

CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions to your home

CVS Health will make prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says it also will...

There is a good chance of curing the common cold in the next 10...

Some people get barely any symptoms and recover rapidly. Others end up confined to bed, surrounded by used tissues.  For those with compromised immune systems...

Would YOU try the 16:8 diet? It boosts weight loss after 12 weeks

Following the 16:8 diet boosts weight loss after just 12 weeks, new research suggests. Eating whatever you want for the eight hours between 10am and...

What are the pros and cons of cannabis?

Cannabis is an illegal Class B drug in the UK, meaning possession could result in a five year prison sentence and those who...

Woman whose lupus sent her into heart and kidney failure describes agonizing five-year battle

A five-year battle with lupus left one woman in the prime of her life with a failing heart and kidneys - but the young...

Young adults that go gluten-free are more likely to purge and smoke

Eating gluten-free has been linked to an unhealthy obsession with controlling weight, a new study has shown. Researchers from the University of Minnesota say that...

What is Orkambi the ‘wonder drug’?

Orkambi is a medication licensed for use by people in the UK with cystic fibrosis, but it is not offered on the...

Gender dysphoria is no longer considered a mental health condition

Gender dysphoria is no longer considered as a mental disorder by the World Health Organization. The UN agency yesterday released its latest edition of the...

Cigarette smoking reaches an all-time low in the US down to just 14 percent,...

Smoking has hit an all-time low in the US, government figures show.  Just 13.9 percent of US adults smoked in 2017, down from about 15.5...

How alcohol protects the heart: Scientists discover moderate drinking toughens up heart cells

Alcohol can strengthen the heart because it teaches cells how to cope with stress, a study has found.   The organisms the body produces to clear...

Siblings who get on are less likely to be mentally damaged by warring parents,...

Siblings who get on are less likely to be mentally damaged by warring parents, new research suggests. Children from argumentative households are less at risk...

Girl, 3, is left fighting for her life in hospital after suffering a stroke

A three-year-old girl is currently fighting for her life in hospital after suffering a stroke during a family holiday to Portugal.  Holly Alcock, from Stafford,...

HIV tests give false negative results for up to SEVEN MONTHS

People taking a controversial preventative HIV drug could give false negative results for up to seven months, new research suggests.  Tests are unable to pick...

WHAT IS PRECEYES?

PRECEYES uses robots to assist eye surgeons during procedures.  It allows greater precision of movement and removes hand tremors, which improves patient safety. PRECEYES' tools...

Vegetarian diets help type 2 diabetics lose weight and could prevent them dying of...

Vegetarian diets help type 2 diabetics lose weight and could prevent them dying of heart disease, new research suggests. Ditching meat also improves such patients'...

Eat popcorn with chopsticks: Scientists reveal how to stop getting bored of life’s simple...

People could enjoy their favourite foods, drinks and gadgets for longer by mixing up the way they use them to keep them seeming new,...

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF SMOKING CANNABIS?

Cannabis is an illegal Class B drug in the UK, meaning possession could result in a five year prison sentence and those who...

Robots perform sight-saving eye operations BETTER than surgeons, reveals pioneering trial

Robots perform sight-saving eye operations better than humans, new research suggests. In a study of 12 patients suffering from distorted vision, a robotic procedure, known...

Watching Sir David Attenborough’s nature documentaries may boost people’s sex lives

Watching Sir David Attenborough's nature documentaries may boost people's sex lives, new research suggests. Planet Earth and Blue Planet could improve viewers' confidence by helping...

Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US

Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US As of June 2018, the US is short on 182 drugs and medical supplies, including...

One third of teens take supplements and shun mainstream drugs

One third of American children and teenagers are dietary supplements, and an increasing number are taking alternative medicines  according to new research. The supplement industry...

Man recovering from SIXTH liver transplant in lifelong battle

A 23-year-old man who has had six liver transplants because of a rare condition will start university later this year after battling the odds...

Some heal wounds faster and others fight infection, but which super-plasters are worth the...

They are the first thing you reach for when you cut yourself and a staple of the first-aid box. But gone are the days when...

Modern medicine could NOT have saved Robert F Kennedy, neurologists confirm 

Even modern medicine would not likely have saved Senator Robert F Kennedy from the shot to the head that killed him 50 years ago,...

‘Drinking’ vinegars that could cut blood sugars

Would you try it? Drinking vinegars are the new health trend, according to experts Traditionally a preservative, sometimes used for household cleaning, and considered the...

How the secret to a longer life is at your feet

Sole purpose: Experts believe that our feet are literally the foundation of our health We worry about our waistlines, get our eyes tested and make...

Kim Kardashian DELETES Instagram post with morning sickness pill

Kim Kardashian posted and then quickly deleted an Instagram post promoting morning sickness pills years after being reprimanded by the FDA for endorsing the...

Why ARE migraines being treated with a drug linked to birth defects?

Twelve weeks into her fifth pregnancy, Nikki Mason, then 28, was prescribed a drug that would change her life for ever. She had been diagnosed...

Cystic fibrosis patient left in chronic pain after getting a TATTOO

A cystic fibrosis patient was left in chronic pain after getting a tattoo because of her compromised immune system. The woman, from Scotland, had a...

Can a plastic bracelet really ease painful wrists?

A plastic wristband offers a novel way to treat the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects more than a million people in the...

Scan could spot arthritis before joints start hurting by detecting tiny changes in the...

A scan for arthritis could detect people with the disease before their joints become painful. Engineers say a CT scan – used to create a...

Increases in the life expectancy of Britons have come to an end

The lifespans of men and women in Britain have stopped lengthening, a report revealed yesterday. It found that after a century of routinely increasing life...

Why that flashing light in your eyes could be a warning of blindness

Delay in diagnosis: Gill Hudson needed a total of five operations to save her vision   Boxing Day evening, 2016. I’m upstairs in the bathroom trying...

Children could hold the key to curing sepsis

Scientists have hopes of developing a cure for sepsis after discovering vital clues from child survivors of the deadly disease. Sepsis – dubbed the ‘silent...

Getting married cuts heart risk by 40 per cent, research claims

Married people are more than 40 per cent less likely to suffer or die from heart disease than those who are not, according to...

How a positive outlook can transform cancer care

Funny side: Travel writer Ileana von Hirsch had breast cancer diagnosed in 2016 Cancer is not a laughing matter, of course.  There is nothing funny about...

Psychotic states of America: Study reveals which states have more psychopaths

Connecticut has more psychopaths than any other state, according to a new study. The idyllic east coast state is known for its small towns, family-friendly...

Half of men denied life-saver MRI scan for prostate cancer

Half of men are being denied access to a life-saving technique to spot prostate cancer, a major investigation has found. Patients suspected of having the...

Why you’re less likely to get breast cancer treatment at age 75

Older women with breast cancer are far less likely to undergo lifesaving treatments, a major audit has shown. While 96 per cent of patients aged...

Electric shocks could help stroke victims regain movement

Stroke victims may be able to regain the use of their arms and legs from an implant that delivers electric shocks to the brain.  Using...

Terminally ill man to testify against Roundup in major trial over weed killer’s links...

A terminally-ill man is the first to take Roundup to trial, claiming that the weed killer is responsible for giving him cancer. Dewayne Johnson, 46,...

Did England listen to Rihanna before World Cup match

England snatched a win over Tunisia in their first World Cup fixture on Monday, mainly thanks to a powerful first half.  Captain Harry Kane and...

Indian doctors save girl, 19, who has lived her whole life with her organs...

A teenager who lived with her vital organs outside her body for 19 years has been saved by doctors. Sauda Suleiman Amour, 19, was born...