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Around 1 in 500 men have an extra X or Y chromosome, which disrupts their sperm production but scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London (pictured) may cure male infertility.
Around 1 in 500 men have an extra X or Y chromosome, which disrupts their sperm production but scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London (pictured) may cure male infertility.
Posted: 19-08-2017
Being pregnant and giving birth in both the US and the UK were hugely contrasting experiences. Both were simultaneously wonderful and hellish, but for very different reasons, Katherine Bebo explains.
Being pregnant and giving birth in both the US and the UK were hugely contrasting experiences. Both were simultaneously wonderful and hellish, but for very different reasons, Katherine Bebo explains.
Posted: 19-08-2017
Londa Schiebinger, a science history professor at Stanford University, sheds light on how slave owners tested dangerous medical experiments on people in her new book Secret Cures Of Slaves.
Londa Schiebinger, a science history professor at Stanford University, sheds light on how slave owners tested dangerous medical experiments on people in her new book Secret Cures Of Slaves.
Posted: 18-08-2017
The study, conducted at University College London and Zhejang University in China, provides strong evidence that stress in a woman's early adulthood could have serious consequences later in life.
The study, conducted at University College London and Zhejang University in China, provides strong evidence that stress in a woman's early adulthood could have serious consequences later in life.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Researchers from the University of Western Australia tested a second artificial womb on fetal lambs. They were able to keep the lambs in there for one week and say the animals were born healthy.
Researchers from the University of Western Australia tested a second artificial womb on fetal lambs. They were able to keep the lambs in there for one week and say the animals were born healthy.
Posted: 18-08-2017
The Florida Department of Health switched thousands of children out of healthcare plans to something that their doctors don't accept, putting their lives and well-being at risk.
The Florida Department of Health switched thousands of children out of healthcare plans to something that their doctors don't accept, putting their lives and well-being at risk.
Posted: 18-08-2017
The rate of deaths related to fentanyl overdoses in US cities increased 600 percent from 2014 to 2016, according to a new analysis. The problem is particularly bad in East Coast cities.
The rate of deaths related to fentanyl overdoses in US cities increased 600 percent from 2014 to 2016, according to a new analysis. The problem is particularly bad in East Coast cities.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Sarah Toth, 26, was addicted to OxyContin. She tried methadone to get clean. But it wasn't until the Pennsylvania mother found the YouTube trend of ASMR videos that she kicked the habit.
Sarah Toth, 26, was addicted to OxyContin. She tried methadone to get clean. But it wasn't until the Pennsylvania mother found the YouTube trend of ASMR videos that she kicked the habit.
Posted: 18-08-2017
It showed those happy to work in lower-paid jobs spend less time revising for their upcoming exams - because they don't need A grades - and more time to spend with their friends, which can lead to the pub.
It showed those happy to work in lower-paid jobs spend less time revising for their upcoming exams - because they don't need A grades - and more time to spend with their friends, which can lead to the pub.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Standing on the scales produced 'unexpected' effects of encouraging people to cut back on junk food, scientists at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania said.
Standing on the scales produced 'unexpected' effects of encouraging people to cut back on junk food, scientists at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania said.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Experts at the University of Waterloo found young people with chronic illnesses 363 percent more likely to attempt suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people.
Experts at the University of Waterloo found young people with chronic illnesses 363 percent more likely to attempt suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people.
Posted: 18-08-2017
The 5:2 diet is the best known of the fasts and was made famous by Dr Michael Mosley. An increase in fat loss was demonstrated in a 2011 Manchester University study.
The 5:2 diet is the best known of the fasts and was made famous by Dr Michael Mosley. An increase in fat loss was demonstrated in a 2011 Manchester University study.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Michael Ziobro, 22, died in his New Jersey home from a heart arrhythmia. His parents believe that marijuana is what caused the heart arrhythmia. They want people to be aware of the risks of smoking.
Michael Ziobro, 22, died in his New Jersey home from a heart arrhythmia. His parents believe that marijuana is what caused the heart arrhythmia. They want people to be aware of the risks of smoking.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Researchers from the universities of Exeter and Queensland found disapproving of so-called 'bolting' makes people more inclined to gulp their drink in one go and warning them has no effect.
Researchers from the universities of Exeter and Queensland found disapproving of so-called 'bolting' makes people more inclined to gulp their drink in one go and warning them has no effect.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Experts say the test made by Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles is one of the biggest breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research to date, offering the first sign of a cost-effective and non-invasive test.
Experts say the test made by Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles is one of the biggest breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research to date, offering the first sign of a cost-effective and non-invasive test.
Posted: 18-08-2017
DNA testing analysis - which can go for up to $200 - does not make people healthier, a study has found. Those who know which diseases they are prone to do not act differently after finding out.
DNA testing analysis - which can go for up to $200 - does not make people healthier, a study has found. Those who know which diseases they are prone to do not act differently after finding out.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Security operative Polly Wilton has protected the likes of Sir Richard Dannatt, then head of the British Army. She explains how she stay in top form, as Hitman's Bodyguard debuts.
Security operative Polly Wilton has protected the likes of Sir Richard Dannatt, then head of the British Army. She explains how she stay in top form, as Hitman's Bodyguard debuts.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Researchers from Stockholm University found that all of a study's participants stopped putting things off after having online or face-to-face group cognitive behavioural therapy sessions.
Researchers from Stockholm University found that all of a study's participants stopped putting things off after having online or face-to-face group cognitive behavioural therapy sessions.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are four times more likely to go on to smoke tobacco, research led by the University of Leeds has found. The study is the first UK evidence of the sort.
Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are four times more likely to go on to smoke tobacco, research led by the University of Leeds has found. The study is the first UK evidence of the sort.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Women who take the Pill are far less likely to suffer from a common form of arthritis later in life, scientists have found.
Women who take the Pill are far less likely to suffer from a common form of arthritis later in life, scientists have found.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Researchers from the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodz found parabens are significantly associated with an increased number of abnormally sized and shaped sperm.
Researchers from the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodz found parabens are significantly associated with an increased number of abnormally sized and shaped sperm.
Posted: 18-08-2017
The image, which won a British Heart Foundation photo contest, was snapped by a University of Leeds researcher who is studying how clots form.
The image, which won a British Heart Foundation photo contest, was snapped by a University of Leeds researcher who is studying how clots form.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Found in high levels in oranges, peppers and kale, scientists at the Perlmutter Cancer Centre in New York believe it encourages blood cancer stem cells, which fuel the growth of tumours, to die.
Found in high levels in oranges, peppers and kale, scientists at the Perlmutter Cancer Centre in New York believe it encourages blood cancer stem cells, which fuel the growth of tumours, to die.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Paula Edwards, 54, from Loughborough, was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer in 2012 and was initially given 12 months to live.
Paula Edwards, 54, from Loughborough, was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer in 2012 and was initially given 12 months to live.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Former NFL star William White is getting ready to start taking edaravone, a potentially groundbreaking drug that could slow the progression of ALS in people with the disease.
Former NFL star William White is getting ready to start taking edaravone, a potentially groundbreaking drug that could slow the progression of ALS in people with the disease.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Bikash Hazarika, 21, from a remote village in Assam, northeast India, who weighs just 134lbs (61kg), cannot walk, sit or sleep because his belly has swelled to an enormous 22lbs (10kg).
Bikash Hazarika, 21, from a remote village in Assam, northeast India, who weighs just 134lbs (61kg), cannot walk, sit or sleep because his belly has swelled to an enormous 22lbs (10kg).
Posted: 18-08-2017
Shampooing hair and using soap removes nuclear dust but conditioner can 'bind radioactive material to your hair', according to warnings from by Guam's Office for Civil Defence (stock image).
Shampooing hair and using soap removes nuclear dust but conditioner can 'bind radioactive material to your hair', according to warnings from by Guam's Office for Civil Defence (stock image).
Posted: 18-08-2017
EXCLUSIVE: Following cries for the scandal-hit procedure to be halted, floods of affected women, including Julie Gilsenan, 41, have sought help from Wedlake Bell, a leading London-based law firm.
EXCLUSIVE: Following cries for the scandal-hit procedure to be halted, floods of affected women, including Julie Gilsenan, 41, have sought help from Wedlake Bell, a leading London-based law firm.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Angus Palmes, 13, from weighs just 2 st and 2lbs, the same size as an average toddler, and his condition is so rare it doesn't even have a name. His mother calls it the 'happy syndrome'.
Angus Palmes, 13, from weighs just 2 st and 2lbs, the same size as an average toddler, and his condition is so rare it doesn't even have a name. His mother calls it the 'happy syndrome'.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Alexander Robertson, a journalist at MailOnline, signed up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey, a 100-mile ride through the closed-off streets of the capital, with his friend James.
Alexander Robertson, a journalist at MailOnline, signed up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey, a 100-mile ride through the closed-off streets of the capital, with his friend James.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Kyran Quinlan, associate professor of pediatrics at Rush University, said: 'Neck floats for babies scare me to death, and I hope they scare parents. These are potential death traps.'
Kyran Quinlan, associate professor of pediatrics at Rush University, said: 'Neck floats for babies scare me to death, and I hope they scare parents. These are potential death traps.'
Posted: 18-08-2017
French doctors discuss the awkwardness of asking middle-aged women about the impact of their mesh implants on their sex lives, including talking about 'fellatio' and 'the clitoris with or without g-spot'.
French doctors discuss the awkwardness of asking middle-aged women about the impact of their mesh implants on their sex lives, including talking about 'fellatio' and 'the clitoris with or without g-spot'.
Posted: 18-08-2017
The UK Government is drawing up guidelines aimed at drastically cutting the calories in popular savoury foods.
The UK Government is drawing up guidelines aimed at drastically cutting the calories in popular savoury foods.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Georgina Russell, 31, from Preston, is desperate to help her brother Ashley - who has a brain tumour. She is set to harvest stem cells from her baby's umbilical cord in an attempt to save him.
Georgina Russell, 31, from Preston, is desperate to help her brother Ashley - who has a brain tumour. She is set to harvest stem cells from her baby's umbilical cord in an attempt to save him.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Emma George, 24, had taken Felicity to a hospital urgent care centre in Dudley after the baby, who had been born premature, had a temperature, was not feeding and was becoming difficult to rouse.
Emma George, 24, had taken Felicity to a hospital urgent care centre in Dudley after the baby, who had been born premature, had a temperature, was not feeding and was becoming difficult to rouse.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Sir Leonard Fenwick, 70, the health service's longest-serving chief executive, claimed last night that he had been the victim of a witch-hunt at Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust.
Sir Leonard Fenwick, 70, the health service's longest-serving chief executive, claimed last night that he had been the victim of a witch-hunt at Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Cecillia Gonzalez, 12, was playing in a friend's yard in Dawsonville, Georgia, when a timber rattlesnake bit her in the leg. She had to be rushed to an Atlanta hospital and treated with doses of anti-venom.
Cecillia Gonzalez, 12, was playing in a friend's yard in Dawsonville, Georgia, when a timber rattlesnake bit her in the leg. She had to be rushed to an Atlanta hospital and treated with doses of anti-venom.
Posted: 17-08-2017
University of Buffalo researchers stimulated the brain's of mice using magnetic nanoparticles, and the achievement could lead to treatments for neurological diseases such as Parkinson's.
University of Buffalo researchers stimulated the brain's of mice using magnetic nanoparticles, and the achievement could lead to treatments for neurological diseases such as Parkinson's.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Haley Flatt, 14, of Oklahoma, was diagnosed with a rare benign brain tumor when she was 11. She had surgery but only 75 percent of the tumor could be removed.
Haley Flatt, 14, of Oklahoma, was diagnosed with a rare benign brain tumor when she was 11. She had surgery but only 75 percent of the tumor could be removed.
Posted: 17-08-2017
In July alone a total of 908 patients were put on mixed sex wards in England - 205 every week. This is the second highest rate since October – only January was worse at 1,036 patients.
In July alone a total of 908 patients were put on mixed sex wards in England - 205 every week. This is the second highest rate since October – only January was worse at 1,036 patients.
Posted: 17-08-2017
The Alliance for Natural Health International says it received reports those refusing the HPV jab are being 'intimidated' and has shared a refusal letter template for parents to send to schools.
The Alliance for Natural Health International says it received reports those refusing the HPV jab are being 'intimidated' and has shared a refusal letter template for parents to send to schools.
Posted: 17-08-2017
High intensity interval training (HIIT) combats high insulin resistance, a Spanish study found. Women at risk for diabetes showed lower glucose levels after a 10-week course.
High intensity interval training (HIIT) combats high insulin resistance, a Spanish study found. Women at risk for diabetes showed lower glucose levels after a 10-week course.
Posted: 17-08-2017
A new study published by the British Journal of Nutrition found that significant numbers of kids who skip breakfast do not receive proper amounts of calcium, iodine, iron and folate.
A new study published by the British Journal of Nutrition found that significant numbers of kids who skip breakfast do not receive proper amounts of calcium, iodine, iron and folate.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Researchers from Drexel University in Philadelphia found that more than 10 studies have identified a link between cloudy water and acute gastrointestinal illness, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Researchers from Drexel University in Philadelphia found that more than 10 studies have identified a link between cloudy water and acute gastrointestinal illness, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Folate, abundant in green vegetables, causes the body to release a cancer-causing compound that can 'lethally damage' the DNA of mutated cells, early trials by the Medical Research Council show.
Folate, abundant in green vegetables, causes the body to release a cancer-causing compound that can 'lethally damage' the DNA of mutated cells, early trials by the Medical Research Council show.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Scientists at Stanford University said their findings provide the 'first evidence' of a strong link between poor vision and dementia.
Scientists at Stanford University said their findings provide the 'first evidence' of a strong link between poor vision and dementia.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Researchers at Macquarie University in Australia strengthened the link between scent and attraction and showed that a man's diet can make him smell more or less desirable to women.
Researchers at Macquarie University in Australia strengthened the link between scent and attraction and showed that a man's diet can make him smell more or less desirable to women.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Former police officer Robert Alexander passed on Monday at 43 from a brain tumor. In November 2016, his firefighter father Raymond died at 76, having battled seven cancers in 13 years.
Former police officer Robert Alexander passed on Monday at 43 from a brain tumor. In November 2016, his firefighter father Raymond died at 76, having battled seven cancers in 13 years.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Arizona baby Cole Hansberger could not sit up on the day of his first birthday last week. His mother rushed him to the emergency room and he was diagnosed with botulism.
Arizona baby Cole Hansberger could not sit up on the day of his first birthday last week. His mother rushed him to the emergency room and he was diagnosed with botulism.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside developed the technique, which weakens connections between the nerve cells involved in forming certain memories (stock image).
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside developed the technique, which weakens connections between the nerve cells involved in forming certain memories (stock image).
Posted: 17-08-2017
Shanna Newby, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, has been in and out of consciousness since the trip last week. She has also lost the use of her limbs.
Shanna Newby, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, has been in and out of consciousness since the trip last week. She has also lost the use of her limbs.
Posted: 17-08-2017
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found a way to test for bits of DNA released by dying tumor cells into a sufferer's blood.
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found a way to test for bits of DNA released by dying tumor cells into a sufferer's blood.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Dr Heather Morgan has completed the first major research into the impact of heels. She began working on the study after an agonising fall caused by her favourite high-heeled boots.
Dr Heather Morgan has completed the first major research into the impact of heels. She began working on the study after an agonising fall caused by her favourite high-heeled boots.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Aaron McCaffrey (pictured), 27, from Manchester became addicted to diarrhoea-relief tablets that he had stockpiled.
Aaron McCaffrey (pictured), 27, from Manchester became addicted to diarrhoea-relief tablets that he had stockpiled.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Professor Onno van Schayck, of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, made the claim after reviewing alarming new global data published in a prestigious medical journal.
Professor Onno van Schayck, of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, made the claim after reviewing alarming new global data published in a prestigious medical journal.
Posted: 17-08-2017
The study by Warwick University found that only two-thirds planned to work as GPs six months after they finished training.
The study by Warwick University found that only two-thirds planned to work as GPs six months after they finished training.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Elderly patients are being failed by hospitals as their relatives are too scared to complain, with a report revealing that more than two-thirds of those who complain claiming it made no difference to care.
Elderly patients are being failed by hospitals as their relatives are too scared to complain, with a report revealing that more than two-thirds of those who complain claiming it made no difference to care.
Posted: 17-08-2017
The groundbreaking findings, out of McGill University, could lead to a smell test for early signs of dementia, an idea which has long been touted by researchers.
The groundbreaking findings, out of McGill University, could lead to a smell test for early signs of dementia, an idea which has long been touted by researchers.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Brain scans in a study by University College London shows people become desensitised to deceiving. Those who have been unfaithful in the past are far more likely to do it again.
Brain scans in a study by University College London shows people become desensitised to deceiving. Those who have been unfaithful in the past are far more likely to do it again.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found that eating walnuts boosts brain activity in the region associated with control, suggesting people have more discipline with food.
Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found that eating walnuts boosts brain activity in the region associated with control, suggesting people have more discipline with food.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they’re not overweight, new research by the University of Arizona has warned.
Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they’re not overweight, new research by the University of Arizona has warned.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Researchers from Harvard University found that the more light that shines through a woman's bedroom window, the greater her risk of developing the disease if she is pre-menopausal.
Researchers from Harvard University found that the more light that shines through a woman's bedroom window, the greater her risk of developing the disease if she is pre-menopausal.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Two-year-old Finley Amos, from Hereford, had four amputations after contracting meningitis and septicaemia. His parents say he has coped with the partial loss of his limbs better than they have.
Two-year-old Finley Amos, from Hereford, had four amputations after contracting meningitis and septicaemia. His parents say he has coped with the partial loss of his limbs better than they have.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Recent research shows the Nordic diet is linked with a smaller decline in memory. MailOnline shares recipes from restaurateur and TV chef Claus Meyer's book The Nordic Kitchen.
Recent research shows the Nordic diet is linked with a smaller decline in memory. MailOnline shares recipes from restaurateur and TV chef Claus Meyer's book The Nordic Kitchen.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Bethany Gambardella-Greenway, 39, was diagnosed with stage 3-A melanoma 18 months after a misdiagnose from her dermatologist. The Texas mother-of-two is left with a scar on her head.
Bethany Gambardella-Greenway, 39, was diagnosed with stage 3-A melanoma 18 months after a misdiagnose from her dermatologist. The Texas mother-of-two is left with a scar on her head.
Posted: 17-08-2017
EXCLUSIVE: Lead Urogynaecologist at the University of Glasgow Dr Wael Agur told MailOnline: 'Evidence has shown the studies sponsored by industry are more likely to show favourable results.'
EXCLUSIVE: Lead Urogynaecologist at the University of Glasgow Dr Wael Agur told MailOnline: 'Evidence has shown the studies sponsored by industry are more likely to show favourable results.'
Posted: 17-08-2017
Rebecca Savage, a mother-of-four from Granger, Indiana, lost two of her teenage sons (pictured left), Jack (left), 18, and Nick (right), 19, in one night after the boys overdosed on oxycodone.
Rebecca Savage, a mother-of-four from Granger, Indiana, lost two of her teenage sons (pictured left), Jack (left), 18, and Nick (right), 19, in one night after the boys overdosed on oxycodone.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Dr Andrew Thomson filled gaps in his diary with 'ghost' patients - including a 'M Mouse'. The cynical ploy was designed to lighten his workload at the Academy Health Centre in Forfar, Tayside.
Dr Andrew Thomson filled gaps in his diary with 'ghost' patients - including a 'M Mouse'. The cynical ploy was designed to lighten his workload at the Academy Health Centre in Forfar, Tayside.
Posted: 17-08-2017
A Sydney woman managed to lose five kilos within six weeks from her own home. Marine Sudre, 27, is a professional kite boarder but wanted to get in shape for an upcoming competition.
A Sydney woman managed to lose five kilos within six weeks from her own home. Marine Sudre, 27, is a professional kite boarder but wanted to get in shape for an upcoming competition.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Police forces from across England and Wales received almost 2,500 reports of assaults in care homes in the 12 months to April – up from the 1,100 reported three years previously.
Police forces from across England and Wales received almost 2,500 reports of assaults in care homes in the 12 months to April – up from the 1,100 reported three years previously.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Regular orgasms - even if alone - help to keep vaginal tissue healthy, meaning it is less likely to become inflammed, thin or dry, according to London-based sex therapist Dr Louise Mazanti.
Regular orgasms - even if alone - help to keep vaginal tissue healthy, meaning it is less likely to become inflammed, thin or dry, according to London-based sex therapist Dr Louise Mazanti.
Posted: 17-08-2017
EXCLUSIVE Janette Nelson, 43, from Newtownards, Northern Ireland, battles guilt every day as she depends on her children to help her wash, dress and even catheterise.
EXCLUSIVE Janette Nelson, 43, from Newtownards, Northern Ireland, battles guilt every day as she depends on her children to help her wash, dress and even catheterise.
Posted: 17-08-2017
According to Sydney-based skin expert Emma Hobson, your face can act like a map of what is happening with your health.
According to Sydney-based skin expert Emma Hobson, your face can act like a map of what is happening with your health.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Michael Edwards (pictured), from Fawsley in Northamptonshire, was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration - a leading cause of blindness in the over-60s.
Michael Edwards (pictured), from Fawsley in Northamptonshire, was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration - a leading cause of blindness in the over-60s.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Children with peanut allergies could overcome the life-threatening reaction for up to four years, Australian researchers say following a breakthrough in a new treatment.
Children with peanut allergies could overcome the life-threatening reaction for up to four years, Australian researchers say following a breakthrough in a new treatment.
Posted: 17-08-2017
The researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas found blood flow in the putamen - an area of the brain associated with reward, learning and habits - was greater in users than nonusers.
The researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas found blood flow in the putamen - an area of the brain associated with reward, learning and habits - was greater in users than nonusers.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Sharmila Collins has dedicated her life to nursing her 15-year-old daughter who suffers from Butterfly Syndrome. She began a foundation to fund research towards finding a cure.
Sharmila Collins has dedicated her life to nursing her 15-year-old daughter who suffers from Butterfly Syndrome. She began a foundation to fund research towards finding a cure.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Replacing soda with water will help you lose 14 pounds a year, a new study has found. The average American drinks 150 calories from soda each day.
Replacing soda with water will help you lose 14 pounds a year, a new study has found. The average American drinks 150 calories from soda each day.
Posted: 16-08-2017
American offices are grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile - and they could be driving more people to seek mental health treatment, a new study found.
American offices are grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile - and they could be driving more people to seek mental health treatment, a new study found.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona analysed comments on social media, and found that women felt a sense of belonging when talking about a TV series.
Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona analysed comments on social media, and found that women felt a sense of belonging when talking about a TV series.
Posted: 16-08-2017
The Martin Fisher Foundation, an organisation dedicated to reducing the deaths from the virus, was behind the installation of the machine at Brighton Sauna.
The Martin Fisher Foundation, an organisation dedicated to reducing the deaths from the virus, was behind the installation of the machine at Brighton Sauna.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Maddie and Patrick Spink, 37, of Gweek, Cornwall, were instructed to undergo a five month sex ban after Patrick had his cancer-ridden testicle removed last year.
Maddie and Patrick Spink, 37, of Gweek, Cornwall, were instructed to undergo a five month sex ban after Patrick had his cancer-ridden testicle removed last year.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Research shows some are more susceptible than others to overeating high-fat, high-sugar foods. Colorado State University food scientist Melissa Wdowik explores what drove Elvis's obsession.
Research shows some are more susceptible than others to overeating high-fat, high-sugar foods. Colorado State University food scientist Melissa Wdowik explores what drove Elvis's obsession.
Posted: 16-08-2017
King's College Hospital in South London was responsible for 31 cases of Candida auris fungus infections during a year-long outbreak, figures show. Bosses at its trust blamed a lack of nurses.
King's College Hospital in South London was responsible for 31 cases of Candida auris fungus infections during a year-long outbreak, figures show. Bosses at its trust blamed a lack of nurses.
Posted: 16-08-2017
King's College London researchers discovered specific immune cells, called MDSCs, start to accumulate in high levels in the lungs before the cancer spreads.
King's College London researchers discovered specific immune cells, called MDSCs, start to accumulate in high levels in the lungs before the cancer spreads.
Posted: 16-08-2017
A review by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University suggests teenage risk taking and the experience gained from it play a role in adolescent development.
A review by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University suggests teenage risk taking and the experience gained from it play a role in adolescent development.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Colorado-born Shannon, 20, and New Yorker Genna Gottschalk, 24, have both been sober for over a year but getting to that point wasn't always easy.
Colorado-born Shannon, 20, and New Yorker Genna Gottschalk, 24, have both been sober for over a year but getting to that point wasn't always easy.
Posted: 16-08-2017
We spoke to Steve Moyer, celebrity trainer to Zoe Saldana, about his seven rules on how to get fit. He says to find a goal that you want to work towards to help inspire you to stay active in your daily life.
We spoke to Steve Moyer, celebrity trainer to Zoe Saldana, about his seven rules on how to get fit. He says to find a goal that you want to work towards to help inspire you to stay active in your daily life.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Vicky Veness, 30, from Cheltenham, shared a picture of herself taken just hours before her diagnosis, explaining that 'when you have cancer you won't necessarily look ill on the outside'.
Vicky Veness, 30, from Cheltenham, shared a picture of herself taken just hours before her diagnosis, explaining that 'when you have cancer you won't necessarily look ill on the outside'.
Posted: 16-08-2017
An American Medical Association said that few injuries resulting from pubic hair grooming require medical attention but those that do are 'severe' and can require surgical treatment.
An American Medical Association said that few injuries resulting from pubic hair grooming require medical attention but those that do are 'severe' and can require surgical treatment.
Posted: 16-08-2017
It’s complicated, we know. That’s why we have asked leading UK relationship therapist Andrew G Marshall for advice on how to break up when there are children involved.
It’s complicated, we know. That’s why we have asked leading UK relationship therapist Andrew G Marshall for advice on how to break up when there are children involved.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Researchers from the universities of Texas, Dallas, and California, Irvine, found that mice who eat at abnormal times produce less of a specific enzyme that repairs UV damage to the skin.
Researchers from the universities of Texas, Dallas, and California, Irvine, found that mice who eat at abnormal times produce less of a specific enzyme that repairs UV damage to the skin.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Researchers from the universities of Harvard and California, Berkeley, found that among those who desire easier access to abortions, 91 percent believe this will inevitably occur in the future.
Researchers from the universities of Harvard and California, Berkeley, found that among those who desire easier access to abortions, 91 percent believe this will inevitably occur in the future.
Posted: 16-08-2017
The unidentified woman, believed to be from Leicester, was diagnosed with a valsalva retinopathy after striking the difficult downward pose. Doctors described the case as 'unusual'.
The unidentified woman, believed to be from Leicester, was diagnosed with a valsalva retinopathy after striking the difficult downward pose. Doctors described the case as 'unusual'.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Charlotte Hannibal, business student at Nottingham Trent University, also lost most of her left hand and the finger tips on her right from the Men W strain.
Charlotte Hannibal, business student at Nottingham Trent University, also lost most of her left hand and the finger tips on her right from the Men W strain.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Kentucky researchers studied gender-typical behavior of adopted children. 'A male and female role model is not necessary for typical gender development,' said the study author.
Kentucky researchers studied gender-typical behavior of adopted children. 'A male and female role model is not necessary for typical gender development,' said the study author.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Researchers at the University of Michigan and the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research found higher binge-viewing frequency leads to poorer sleep quality and fatigue.
Researchers at the University of Michigan and the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research found higher binge-viewing frequency leads to poorer sleep quality and fatigue.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Christopher Fairhurst was killed from alcohol poisoning after battling depression. He was often 'twentieth in the queue' when he tried to book an appointment at Edenfield Road Surgery, Rochdale.
Christopher Fairhurst was killed from alcohol poisoning after battling depression. He was often 'twentieth in the queue' when he tried to book an appointment at Edenfield Road Surgery, Rochdale.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Layne Custer (pictured in hospital) from Texas developed painful sores on his back, stomach and legs that bled and turned black He was eventually diagnosed with a deadly staph infection.
Layne Custer (pictured in hospital) from Texas developed painful sores on his back, stomach and legs that bled and turned black He was eventually diagnosed with a deadly staph infection.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Stephen Spence, 52, from Burnley, suffered a cardiac arrest that caused him to make strange noises in the night because he struggled to breathe. His wife, Kate, assumed he had been snoring.
Stephen Spence, 52, from Burnley, suffered a cardiac arrest that caused him to make strange noises in the night because he struggled to breathe. His wife, Kate, assumed he had been snoring.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Charlie Nagy, 19 months old, from Arizona, US, is one of youngest patients to have the condition so severe. People have accused parents Ashley and Andrew of allowing her to get sunburnt.
Charlie Nagy, 19 months old, from Arizona, US, is one of youngest patients to have the condition so severe. People have accused parents Ashley and Andrew of allowing her to get sunburnt.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, found that patients who respond to ketamine have better overall activity levels and sleep.
Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, found that patients who respond to ketamine have better overall activity levels and sleep.
Posted: 16-08-2017
New data from the CDC showed that the drug overdose death rate for teens increased in 2015 for the first time since 2007. The report highlights the growing opioid crisis in America.
New data from the CDC showed that the drug overdose death rate for teens increased in 2015 for the first time since 2007. The report highlights the growing opioid crisis in America.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Rajib Gain, 19, from Sathkira, Bangladesh, developed a tumour in his hand. Without an early diagnosis, the tumour grew and spread to his back and leg, meaning he cannot walk or change his clothes.
Rajib Gain, 19, from Sathkira, Bangladesh, developed a tumour in his hand. Without an early diagnosis, the tumour grew and spread to his back and leg, meaning he cannot walk or change his clothes.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Annie Bird, 19, from Edinburgh revealed her senses can become overloaded causing her panic attacks. The University of Sussex has devised an online diagnostic test.
Annie Bird, 19, from Edinburgh revealed her senses can become overloaded causing her panic attacks. The University of Sussex has devised an online diagnostic test.
Posted: 16-08-2017
A study by Sungkyunkwan University and City University of Hong Kong found smartphone separation anxiety is getting worse (stock image).
A study by Sungkyunkwan University and City University of Hong Kong found smartphone separation anxiety is getting worse (stock image).
Posted: 16-08-2017
EXCLUSIVE: WARNING CONTAINS IMAGE SOME MAY FIND UPSETTING: Mary Vince, 37, from Lancashire, lost baby Johnny just a week before her due date and says friends vanished.
EXCLUSIVE: WARNING CONTAINS IMAGE SOME MAY FIND UPSETTING: Mary Vince, 37, from Lancashire, lost baby Johnny just a week before her due date and says friends vanished.
Posted: 16-08-2017
More than 71,000 new care places for over-65s will be needed in England alone by 2025 – a third more than those available in 2015, says a study carried out by researchers at Newcastle University.
More than 71,000 new care places for over-65s will be needed in England alone by 2025 – a third more than those available in 2015, says a study carried out by researchers at Newcastle University.
Posted: 16-08-2017
British researchers recently revealed a formula for the most alluring angle for the curve of a woman’s spine where it meets her bottom — 45 degrees.
British researchers recently revealed a formula for the most alluring angle for the curve of a woman’s spine where it meets her bottom — 45 degrees.
Posted: 16-08-2017
A new study suggests that some of the death's of the crew on the 1845 Franklin expedition in the Arctic may have been due to tuberculosis resulting in Addison's disease, which causes dehydration.
A new study suggests that some of the death's of the crew on the 1845 Franklin expedition in the Arctic may have been due to tuberculosis resulting in Addison's disease, which causes dehydration.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Researchers at George Washington University found cosmetics marketed to ethnic minorities - such as skin lighteners and straighteners - contain more toxins than products marketed to white women.
Researchers at George Washington University found cosmetics marketed to ethnic minorities - such as skin lighteners and straighteners - contain more toxins than products marketed to white women.
Posted: 16-08-2017
South Carolina is following in the footsteps of New Hampshire, which sued Purdue Pharma last week for deceptive marketing of the highly addictive opioid.
South Carolina is following in the footsteps of New Hampshire, which sued Purdue Pharma last week for deceptive marketing of the highly addictive opioid.
Posted: 16-08-2017
The drug, a horse tranquilizer, has become a popular street drug. The 10-month-old girl, her grandma and brother were found at home in Indiana unconscious after eating from the bowls.
The drug, a horse tranquilizer, has become a popular street drug. The 10-month-old girl, her grandma and brother were found at home in Indiana unconscious after eating from the bowls.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Experts from the Mayo Clinic say that healthcare for lesbians needs improvement. They have a higher chance of smoking and obesity than heterosexual women, according to new studies.
Experts from the Mayo Clinic say that healthcare for lesbians needs improvement. They have a higher chance of smoking and obesity than heterosexual women, according to new studies.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Experts say the data from the CDC show doctors have likely become better at recognizing and treating depression with medicine but stigma remains around male mental health.
Experts say the data from the CDC show doctors have likely become better at recognizing and treating depression with medicine but stigma remains around male mental health.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Serena Williams has been open about her unexpected pregnancy and how she stays in shape. The 35-year-old posted videos on Instagram and Snapchat showing viewers her exercises.
Serena Williams has been open about her unexpected pregnancy and how she stays in shape. The 35-year-old posted videos on Instagram and Snapchat showing viewers her exercises.
Posted: 15-08-2017
UK safety experts last night blamed a ‘cult-like fixation’ with so-called natural births with minimal medical intervention for the errors and record negligence bills.
UK safety experts last night blamed a ‘cult-like fixation’ with so-called natural births with minimal medical intervention for the errors and record negligence bills.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Doug Bergeson was building a frame for a fireplace at his home in Marinette, Wisconsin, on June 25 when his nail gun slipped and the nail pierced him in the heart.
Doug Bergeson was building a frame for a fireplace at his home in Marinette, Wisconsin, on June 25 when his nail gun slipped and the nail pierced him in the heart.
Posted: 15-08-2017
EXCLUSIVE: Ian Hamilton, based at York University, made the warning. It follows Olivia Christopher's death at BoomTown Festival last year, who had fatal levels of MDMA in her system.
EXCLUSIVE: Ian Hamilton, based at York University, made the warning. It follows Olivia Christopher's death at BoomTown Festival last year, who had fatal levels of MDMA in her system.
Posted: 15-08-2017
University of California, Los Angeles researchers discovered drugs that increase the production of lactate - the substance which makes muscles burn, activating stem cells in dormant hair follicles.
University of California, Los Angeles researchers discovered drugs that increase the production of lactate - the substance which makes muscles burn, activating stem cells in dormant hair follicles.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Ely Bowman, from Irvine, California, was born with Batten's Disease, a rare nerve disorder that typically causes seizures, speech loss, paralysis and eventually an early death.
Ely Bowman, from Irvine, California, was born with Batten's Disease, a rare nerve disorder that typically causes seizures, speech loss, paralysis and eventually an early death.
Posted: 15-08-2017
The study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health coincides with the release of new CDC data showing American women are taking antidepressants more than ever.
The study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health coincides with the release of new CDC data showing American women are taking antidepressants more than ever.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Charlie Gard's parents have announced they will use £1.3 million donated by well-wishers to set up a 'Charlie Gard Foundation' to help other children with rare diseases.
Charlie Gard's parents have announced they will use £1.3 million donated by well-wishers to set up a 'Charlie Gard Foundation' to help other children with rare diseases.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Each extra hour of sleep kids get at night is linked to a lower body weight, more lean muscle mass and less accumulation of sugars, researchers at the University of London report in Pediatrics.
Each extra hour of sleep kids get at night is linked to a lower body weight, more lean muscle mass and less accumulation of sugars, researchers at the University of London report in Pediatrics.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Brigham and Women's Hospital and LSE experts ask the FDA to improve its 'accelerated approval' method. Less than half of the drugs were completed tests for effectiveness or dangerous side effects.
Brigham and Women's Hospital and LSE experts ask the FDA to improve its 'accelerated approval' method. Less than half of the drugs were completed tests for effectiveness or dangerous side effects.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Myalgic encephalomyelitis can leave those affected bedridden for years. It's linked with as many as 60 symptoms, the most common being a feeling of constant exhaustion (file pic).
Myalgic encephalomyelitis can leave those affected bedridden for years. It's linked with as many as 60 symptoms, the most common being a feeling of constant exhaustion (file pic).
Posted: 15-08-2017
EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School scientists have mapped the ageing changes of facial bones in detail over the course of eight years.
EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School scientists have mapped the ageing changes of facial bones in detail over the course of eight years.
Posted: 15-08-2017
In an effort to reduce cases of hospital-acquired infections, researchers at Stanford University developed an AI camera-tracking system that identifies when staff use hand sanitizer dispensers.
In an effort to reduce cases of hospital-acquired infections, researchers at Stanford University developed an AI camera-tracking system that identifies when staff use hand sanitizer dispensers.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Adults who recently signed up for a new gym membership made just 0.14 more visits a week with the promise of financial rewards, Case Western Reserve University scientists found.
Adults who recently signed up for a new gym membership made just 0.14 more visits a week with the promise of financial rewards, Case Western Reserve University scientists found.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Kaylee Moats, from Gilbert, Arizona, suffers from Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser syndrome - which means she has no cervix, uterus or vaginal opening.
Kaylee Moats, from Gilbert, Arizona, suffers from Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser syndrome - which means she has no cervix, uterus or vaginal opening.
Posted: 15-08-2017
North Carolina experts argue 'brand compatibility' is more influential than sharing similar backgrounds, religion or education. The real issue may be about power imbalances, they say.
North Carolina experts argue 'brand compatibility' is more influential than sharing similar backgrounds, religion or education. The real issue may be about power imbalances, they say.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Researchers from Yale School of Medicine found that breast cancer sufferers who rely on herbs, homeopathy or energy crystals to heal are 5.68 times more at risk of death in five years.
Researchers from Yale School of Medicine found that breast cancer sufferers who rely on herbs, homeopathy or energy crystals to heal are 5.68 times more at risk of death in five years.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Researchers from the University of Queensland discovered new brain cells (pictured) in the amygdala, and hope the findings could lead to treatments for conditions, including PTSD.
Researchers from the University of Queensland discovered new brain cells (pictured) in the amygdala, and hope the findings could lead to treatments for conditions, including PTSD.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Australian mummy blogger Mel Watts has hit back at vicious trolls for calling her a 'horrible mother' after she revealed she's giving her toddler daughter 'bleach baths' to treat her eczema.
Australian mummy blogger Mel Watts has hit back at vicious trolls for calling her a 'horrible mother' after she revealed she's giving her toddler daughter 'bleach baths' to treat her eczema.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Jessica Buck, now 24, from Oxfordshire, was just 18 when she was diagnosed with a pituitary gland tumour, which is causing an over-production of the hormone which stimulates milk production.
Jessica Buck, now 24, from Oxfordshire, was just 18 when she was diagnosed with a pituitary gland tumour, which is causing an over-production of the hormone which stimulates milk production.
Posted: 15-08-2017
A dangerous Japanese fungus is spreading through British hospital wards, health officials warned.
A dangerous Japanese fungus is spreading through British hospital wards, health officials warned.
Posted: 15-08-2017
SPONSORED. As part of a weekly series, Anshu Bhimbat from LloydsPharmacy in Buckinghamshire,answers your common medicine queries...
SPONSORED. As part of a weekly series, Anshu Bhimbat from LloydsPharmacy in Buckinghamshire,answers your common medicine queries...
Posted: 15-08-2017
The researchers, from the University of Bonn, Germany, claim their finding could eventually help people adapt to living around refugees.
The researchers, from the University of Bonn, Germany, claim their finding could eventually help people adapt to living around refugees.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Here, Adam Frosh, a consultant ear, nose and throat specialist at the Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire, assesses a selection of products (such as Swim Seal, left) which we then rated.
Here, Adam Frosh, a consultant ear, nose and throat specialist at the Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire, assesses a selection of products (such as Swim Seal, left) which we then rated.
Posted: 15-08-2017
For Londoner Leyla Hutchings (pictured with surrogate mother Rachael Coleman and baby Zeki) doctors had told her she would risk her life by carrying a baby.
For Londoner Leyla Hutchings (pictured with surrogate mother Rachael Coleman and baby Zeki) doctors had told her she would risk her life by carrying a baby.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Colorado Rockie's pitcher Chad Bettis (pictured left playing and right during chemotherapy treatments) is returning to the major leagues after a nine month battle with testicular cancer.
Colorado Rockie's pitcher Chad Bettis (pictured left playing and right during chemotherapy treatments) is returning to the major leagues after a nine month battle with testicular cancer.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Unlike a traditional sauna, which uses a stove to heat up humid air, infrared saunas (file pic) work like a microwave, heating the body by shaking water molecules in the skin and fat with light beams.
Unlike a traditional sauna, which uses a stove to heat up humid air, infrared saunas (file pic) work like a microwave, heating the body by shaking water molecules in the skin and fat with light beams.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Deaths from the disease have fallen from 17,600 in 1995 to 15,800 in 2015. Better treatment and screening methods and improved public awareness have played a role say Cancer Research UK.
Deaths from the disease have fallen from 17,600 in 1995 to 15,800 in 2015. Better treatment and screening methods and improved public awareness have played a role say Cancer Research UK.
Posted: 14-08-2017
Every week, DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions. This week a patient asks what might have caused their heavy ten-day nosebleed (file pic) which led to surgery.
Every week, DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions. This week a patient asks what might have caused their heavy ten-day nosebleed (file pic) which led to surgery.
Posted: 14-08-2017
A study by Scientists from the University of Texas and Shandong University in China tracked 333,247 Americans for an average of 8.2 years. It found the drinking wine has health benefits.
A study by Scientists from the University of Texas and Shandong University in China tracked 333,247 Americans for an average of 8.2 years. It found the drinking wine has health benefits.
Posted: 14-08-2017
Switzerland's first insect-based food aimed at humans will go on sale on August 21, following a revision of the country's food safety laws, supermarket chain Coop said Monday.
Switzerland's first insect-based food aimed at humans will go on sale on August 21, following a revision of the country's food safety laws, supermarket chain Coop said Monday.
Posted: 14-08-2017
MAUREEN BROOKBANKS talks to two mothers who are part of the growing brood of who encourage their children to call them by their first name and not 'mum.'
MAUREEN BROOKBANKS talks to two mothers who are part of the growing brood of who encourage their children to call them by their first name and not 'mum.'
Posted: 14-08-2017