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Sleep tight! Insomnia does NOT cause an early death10m Sleep tight! Insomnia does NOT cause an early death
In a review of more than 36million people, experts from Flinders University, Adelaide, found there is no evidence struggling to nod off, waking in the night or feeling sleepy during the day affects mortality.
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Colorado man uses pliers to pull out object wedged above his top lip14m Colorado man uses pliers to pull out object wedged above his top lip
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Christopher Yocom, 28, from Denver, Colorado, first noticed a spot above his top lip four days before he captured the footage in his own bathroom.
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NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening58m NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening
The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000 women.
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What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot This Year, No Matter Who’s Paying2h What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot This Year, No Matter Who’s Paying
Flu season is here, and there are at least six types of vaccine to choose from. It’s worth studying the options to determine which is likely to protect you the most.
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Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made2h Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made
The Putian network of 8,000 facilities, which expanded rapidly with little government oversight, is facing national outrage and scrutiny over a death and fraud allegations.
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Living With Cancer: Tackling Cancer Anxiety2h Living With Cancer: Tackling Cancer Anxiety
No matter how long I deal with periodic blood tests, abdominal CTs and mammograms, they always trigger a huge wave of ‘scanxiety.’
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Migraines can raise the risk of an irregular heartbeat3h Migraines can raise the risk of an irregular heartbeat
Researchers at the University of South Carolina said the raised risk may be down to problems with the autonomic nervous system, which control the heart and blood vessels.
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How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight6h Updated How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight
Adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms.
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NHS system error puts lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent screening letters10h Updated NHS system error puts lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent screening letters
A blunder by the company Capita, which failed to send letters to thousands of women inviting them to cervical screening appointments, has been called 'incredibly serious' and 'appalling' by experts.
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Health threats of California wildfires: How smoke, dust and toxic fungus pose long-term risks10h Updated Health threats of California wildfires: How smoke, dust and toxic fungus pose long-term risks
As devastating photos have shown, the fires ravaging California have decimated buildings, creating clouds of dust for miles. California also has dangerous fungus in the ground.
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Inspectors widen review into troubled NHS maternity unit for the THIRD time10h Updated Inspectors widen review into troubled NHS maternity unit for the THIRD time
Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust is the subject of a major probe over concerns that dozens of babies and mothers died needlessly.
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California man, 26, who tried to kill himself receives face transplant in NYC 25-hour surgery10h Updated California man, 26, who tried to kill himself receives face transplant in NYC 25-hour surgery
Cameron Underwood, who battled depression for years, was 24 when he tried to take his own life with a shotgun in June 2016 after drinking all day. A year-and-a-half later he had surgery in New York.
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Should we pay people for donating blood?12h Should we pay people for donating blood?
Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?
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Damning report reveals pancreatic cancer death rates have soared by 5% across Europe13h Damning report reveals pancreatic cancer death rates have soared by 5% across Europe
A report by the non-profit organisation, United European Gastroenterology, compared how many people died of pancreatic cancer in 28 countries in Europe from 1990-2016.
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There’s a Stress Gap Between Men and Women. Here’s Why It’s Important.14h There’s a Stress Gap Between Men and Women. Here’s Why It’s Important.
Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s what the data says, and how to take care of yourself.
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Low carb diets DO work and are the best way to help slimmers keep weight off, study finds15h Low carb diets DO work and are the best way to help slimmers keep weight off, study finds
A new study from Boston Children's Hospital has found that levels of ghrelin, a hormone that increases appetite, were lower in those on a low-carb diet than a high-carb diet.
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US medical association stands by its opposition to assisted suicide15h US medical association stands by its opposition to assisted suicide
The largest association of US doctors reaffirmed its stance that assisted suicide does 'more harm than good,' and made small updates to its rule - but physicians on both sides were dissatisfied.
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The anti-vaxxer maps of America: Where the trend is taking hold15h The anti-vaxxer maps of America: Where the trend is taking hold
Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, at Baylor College of Medicine, reveals the 18 US states that allow nonmedical vaccine exemptions.
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Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will rage on for another six months16h Updated Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will rage on for another six months
Peter Salama, the World Health Organization's emergency response chief, says makeshift medical centres which don't have running water and reuse needles are spreading ebola.
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Gluten-free diets DO help you lose weight - because it drives people to eat fewer carbs and more veg16h Updated Gluten-free diets DO help you lose weight - because it drives people to eat fewer carbs and more veg
Any weight loss and reduction in tummy pain are due to eating more vegetables and other fiber-rich foods - rather than cutting out the composite of proteins specifically, say scientists.
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Channel 5 viewers applaud surgeons who conducted open heart surgery live on air17h Channel 5 viewers applaud surgeons who conducted open heart surgery live on air
GRAPHIC CONTENT: The first episode of Operation Live aired last night and London heart surgeon Kulvinder Lall performed an aortic valve replacement on a 69-year-old man.
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Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?17h Updated Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?
Genetically modified foods was mixed with another species' DNA. Gene-edited food is more precise, using CRISPR to avoid side effects. Scientists are starting with heart-healthy foods.
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Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 8617h Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86
She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.
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Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy18h Updated Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy
The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.
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The fight against germs may be right under our noses!18h Updated The fight against germs may be right under our noses!
Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Teaching Hospital also found the sacs also warn surrounding cells to  protect themselves against invading pathogens.
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Scientists slam documentary that says removing Roundup from food will cure health issues18h Updated Scientists slam documentary that says removing Roundup from food will cure health issues
A new documentary called Secret Ingredients claims that adopting a non-GMO and all-organic diet can cure a number of chronic diseases and disorders including asthma, allergies and autism.
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Phys Ed: Very Brief Workouts Count Toward 150-Minute Goal, New Guidelines Say18h Updated Phys Ed: Very Brief Workouts Count Toward 150-Minute Goal, New Guidelines Say
New federal exercise recommendations include the first-ever federal activity parameters for 3-year-olds, as well as a few surprising omissions.
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Lifting weights for just five minutes can slash stroke and heart attack risk19h Updated Lifting weights for just five minutes can slash stroke and heart attack risk
Pumping iron for just a few minutes cuts the likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome, say researchers from Iowa State University who studied nearly 13,000 adults.
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Woman, 28, who has already beaten four cancers caused by rare genetic disorder20h Updated Woman, 28, who has already beaten four cancers caused by rare genetic disorder
Lauren Erdmann Marler was just 17 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer - for the first time. Now 28, the Midland, Texas native has beaten four cancers caused by a rare twist of genetic fate.
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Big babies are almost THREE TIMES more likely to be obese when they start school 20h Big babies are almost THREE TIMES more likely to be obese when they start school 
Babies are more likely to be heavy if their mothers are overweight. This may then lead to them becoming obese in later life, if they pick up on her unhealthy eating habits, Canadian experts say.
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Devon mother in fight with NHS for cystic fibrosis drug funding20h Updated Devon mother in fight with NHS for cystic fibrosis drug funding
Sarah Burgwin wants the NHS to pay for Orkambi to treat her six-year-old daughter's cystic fibrosis.
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Diet, Not Age, May Account for Rising Blood Pressure20h Diet, Not Age, May Account for Rising Blood Pressure
Comparison of two tribes in the Venezuelan rain forest points to diet, rather than advancing age, as a cause of higher blood pressure.
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Council plans to buy £2,000 electric bicycles to help overweight children ride uphill  21h Updated Council plans to buy £2,000 electric bicycles to help overweight children ride uphill  
Leisure bosses at Conwy Council, Wales, say electric bikes will help youngsters. But residents say it's another example of 'out of touch' town hall chiefs wasting taxpayers' cash on 'nonsense'.
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Council wants to buy £2,000 electric bicycles to help overweight children ride uphill  22h Updated Council wants to buy £2,000 electric bicycles to help overweight children ride uphill  
Leisure bosses at Conwy Council, Wales, say electric bikes will help youngsters. But residents say it's another example of ‘out of touch’ town hall chiefs wasting taxpayers’ cash on ‘nonsense’.
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Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 21522h Updated Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215
More than 200 families seek answers about their maternity care amid a review into baby deaths.
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Thousands caught up in cervical screening blunder24h Thousands caught up in cervical screening blunder
More than 40,000 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters.
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Thousands of diabetes patients to get life-changing glucose monitors24h Updated Thousands of diabetes patients to get life-changing glucose monitors
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, has stepped in to end a ‘postcode lottery’ which saw many people denied access to the life-changing devices as used by Theresa May, pictured.
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Mosquito expert debunks some of the biggest myths around getting bitten and shares tips25h Updated Mosquito expert debunks some of the biggest myths around getting bitten and shares tips
As summer draws near and the mercury continues to rise, Australians are gearing up to confront mosquitoes - as one mozzie expert offers ways to keep them at bay.
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Smokers who spend time with e-cigarette users are more likely to try and quit tobacco25h Updated Smokers who spend time with e-cigarette users are more likely to try and quit tobacco
A study by University College London (UCL) found that smokers who have frequently spent time with vapers, who smoke e-cigarettes, were around 20 per cent more likely to quit tobacco.
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Doctors: Grief as My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor26h Doctors: Grief as My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor
Even when she was gone, she was present in the patient sitting before me and in the way I was newly able to comfort and reassure her.
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Gruesome video shows a doctor removing 15 YEARS worth of gunk from a woman’s ear26h Updated Gruesome video shows a doctor removing 15 YEARS worth of gunk from a woman’s ear
The stomach-churning video from a doctor's surgery in the northern Phu Tho Province in Vietnam shows a doctor treating a woman who was afraid of cleaning her own ears.
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The four different types of obesity and why not all benefit from risky weight-loss surgery28h Updated The four different types of obesity and why not all benefit from risky weight-loss surgery
In a study of more than 2,400 obese people, researchers from Brown University discovered people carrying dangerous amounts of weight can be divided into four distinct subgroups.
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When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More28h When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More
Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.
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