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Boys have up to 10% fewer sperm if their fathers smoked before they were born25m Boys have up to 10% fewer sperm if their fathers smoked before they were born
It's the first time paternal smoking has been linked to the son's lower sperm in a large study by researchers in Denmark. The dangers of pregnant mothers smoking has long been established.
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Essex Strep A outbreak: Twelve people dead29m Updated Essex Strep A outbreak: Twelve people dead
A total of 32 people were infected with the invasive Group A streptococcal infection, a report says.
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Pioneering operation for Glaucoma if the eye drops stop working41m Updated Pioneering operation for Glaucoma if the eye drops stop working
Jean Billam (pictured), 78, a retired nursery nurse from Sheffield, benefited from a new procedure to treat glaucoma, as she tells CAROL DAVIS.
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Why I handed back my adopted babies when I got pregnant: Woman tells of heartbreaking decision1h 1m Why I handed back my adopted babies when I got pregnant: Woman tells of heartbreaking decision
School librarian Ali Sanders adopted twins after doctors said she was infertile. But the day after she brought them home to Staffordshire with husband Michael she found out she was pregnant.
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Superbug salad: Leafy green vegetables could carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria1h 57m Updated Superbug salad: Leafy green vegetables could carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Lettuce was of concern to the experts at the University of Southern California because the natural grooves and folds in its leaves make it difficult to wash thoroughly.
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MMR vaccination rates in slight fall among children in Scotland2h MMR vaccination rates in slight fall among children in Scotland
Uptake rates from children receiving the vaccine by five years of age have dropped slightly but remains high at 96.6%
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Pregnant mother, 36, died after collapsing in a hospital car park DAYS before she was due3h Updated Pregnant mother, 36, died after collapsing in a hospital car park DAYS before she was due
Rachel Molloy was rushed to hospital with stomach pains on April 24. Her daughter, Isabelle, was born via C-section at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, before Mrs Molloy died the next day.
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These are the reasons people shave their pubic hair3h These are the reasons people shave their pubic hair
Researchers from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Flanders, Belgium, surveyed more than 4,000 people and found women who were under 20 or lesbian were most likely to go hairless.
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AbbVie to Acquire Allergan, Botox’s Maker, for $63 Billion4h AbbVie to Acquire Allergan, Botox’s Maker, for $63 Billion
The deal would give AbbVie a potent source of popular treatments as it faces the loss of patent protection for its best-selling drug, Humira.
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Seeing the doctor? Scientists say you should MEDITATE before you go into room4h Seeing the doctor? Scientists say you should MEDITATE before you go into room
University of Michigan researchers looked at 1,450 adults and found those who meditated in the waiting room retained information about a number of health conditions.
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Hot flushes, sleepless nights and moodswings... could ANDREW PIERCE be going through the manopause?5h Updated Hot flushes, sleepless nights and moodswings... could ANDREW PIERCE be going through the manopause?
ANDREW PIERCE: Even the learned British Medical Journal opined on the subject back in 2000, running a series of articles by experts on both sides of the argument.
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U.K. Court Says Mentally Disabled Woman Must Have Abortion6h Updated U.K. Court Says Mentally Disabled Woman Must Have Abortion
A judge called her decision “heartbreaking,” but in the best interest of the woman, who is 22 weeks pregnant.
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Twelve died in Essex Strep A outbreak6h Twelve died in Essex Strep A outbreak
A total of 32 people were infected with the Group A streptococcal infection, a report reveals.
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Helping Students With Test Anxiety6h Updated Helping Students With Test Anxiety
Parents and teachers can use the time leading up to the test to help minimize children’s fears.
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Woman who would eat cakes everyday loses 182lbs in 18 months thanks to self discipline and exercise 7h Updated Woman who would eat cakes everyday loses 182lbs in 18 months thanks to self discipline and exercise 
Vanessa Brennan, 36, lost 182lbs in 18 months, At her heaviest she weighted 357lbs and wore a size 32. She got a new lease of life after since losing the weight and says her life completely changed.
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For Vitiligo Patients, New Treatments Offer Hope10h Updated For Vitiligo Patients, New Treatments Offer Hope
“We now have a much better understanding of the immunological pathways involved in vitiligo, which is providing insight on how to target and treat the disease better,” an expert says.
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Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes10h Updated Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes
Children who completed a full course of rotavirus vaccine were at lower risk of developing Type 1 diabetes.
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An Anti-Aging Pill? Think Twice10h Updated An Anti-Aging Pill? Think Twice
The diabetes drug metformin, sometimes taken to slow aging, may blunt the health benefits of exercise.
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Drug Companies Are Focusing on the Poor After Decades of Ignoring Them10h Updated Drug Companies Are Focusing on the Poor After Decades of Ignoring Them
The pharmaceutical industry once sued to keep AIDS drugs from dying Africans. Now companies boast of their efforts to get medicines to the developing world.
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A Boy Who Had Spinal Surgery in the Womb Stands on His Own Two Feet10h Updated A Boy Who Had Spinal Surgery in the Womb Stands on His Own Two Feet
Operating before birth can minimize nerve damage caused by severe defects in tissue around the spinal column.
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Do you know the hygiene hot spots in your home?14h Do you know the hygiene hot spots in your home?
Where and when you should be cleaning to avoid infections and illness in your family, according to experts.
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Forget stinging eyes, saggy swimsuits and painfully tight hats14h Forget stinging eyes, saggy swimsuits and painfully tight hats
A £24 pair of goggles are a 'useful option' for those who cannot see while swimming, says medical director of the Centre for Sight in London.
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ASK THE GP: How can my wife stop the bruising on her shins? 14h ASK THE GP: How can my wife stop the bruising on her shins? 
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your health concerns. This week, he addresses the issue of bruising.
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Boy, 17, died after Lyme disease infected his heart15h Updated Boy, 17, died after Lyme disease infected his heart
Joseph Leone seemed to have a mild cold in the summer of 2013. A month later, he collapsed on the front lawn of his home in Poughkeepsie, New York. He died of Lyme disease that attacked his heart.
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Arsenic in Bottled Water Prompts a Product Removal: How Much Is Safe?16h Updated Arsenic in Bottled Water Prompts a Product Removal: How Much Is Safe?
Consumer advocates support more consistent oversight of the bottled-water industry and say it should be regulated similarly to tap water.
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Boy, 1, thriving after groundbreaking surgery in the WOMB to treat spina bifida17h Boy, 1, thriving after groundbreaking surgery in the WOMB to treat spina bifida
When Charley's condition first became apparent on the 13-week scan, California sweethearts Lexi and Joshuwa Royer were advised to consider abortion. But they heard about a new experiment.
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The hi-tech house of hope: It could be a revolution for dementia patients18h The hi-tech house of hope: It could be a revolution for dementia patients
June and Phil Bell's inviting period home - complete with an Aga, plump sofas and numerous happy family photographs - looks much like any other in this leafy part of Surrey.
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Twin boys delivered at 24 WEEKS who needed brain and heart surgery to survive are now thriving19h Twin boys delivered at 24 WEEKS who needed brain and heart surgery to survive are now thriving
Lochlan Timothy and Lex Anthony O'Malley were born four months early on July 18, 2017, in Washington. Doctors warned their parents the odds were against them, but they survived.
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Supreme Court to Hear Insurers’ Suit on Obamacare20h Supreme Court to Hear Insurers’ Suit on Obamacare
Insurance companies say they are owed some $12 billion promised to them in “risk corridor” provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
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Boy with cancer can now livestream his school lessons to his hospital bed20h Updated Boy with cancer can now livestream his school lessons to his hospital bed
Oscar Saxelby-Lee, from Worcester, has been able to get some sense of normality in his life thanks to a robot which allows him to see and talk to his teachers and school-friends.
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About the Idea That You’re Growing Horns From Looking Down at Your Phone …21h Updated About the Idea That You’re Growing Horns From Looking Down at Your Phone …
Neck strain and bone spurs are certainly possible from poor posture, but some experts doubt that cellphones are the only culprit.
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Hundreds more cases in Shropshire baby deaths review21h Updated Hundreds more cases in Shropshire baby deaths review
New cases are understood to include still births and baby deaths in the final stages of labour.
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When My Mother Forgot Me23h Updated When My Mother Forgot Me
It seems too obvious to say that our mothers are our mirrors, but it’s not just that we see ourselves in them; we also see ourselves in how they see us.
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Infants could be fed 6 probiotics to protect them from food allergies, landmark study finds24h Infants could be fed 6 probiotics to protect them from food allergies, landmark study finds
For years, scientists have known that people with allergies could be treated with gut bacteria from healthy people. But this Brigham & Women's study is the first to identify which microbes are protective.
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Anxiety surges among Latinx teens in the US amid deportation fears24h Anxiety surges among Latinx teens in the US amid deportation fears
Nearly half of Latinx children of immigrant parents in the US worry over their families getting separated by Trump's immigration policies, making them anxious, a UC Berkeley study finds.
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Would You Return This Lost Wallet?25h Updated Would You Return This Lost Wallet?
An intriguing new study found that people across the world are more inclined to give back a lost wallet if there is money inside.
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How coffee could be the secret to fighting obesity25h Updated How coffee could be the secret to fighting obesity
Scientists at the University of Nottingham used nine people to test their theory, which had already been successful in a lab. Coffee was found to increase activity in people's brown fat, which burns calories.
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How to stop city pollution from aging your skin27h Updated How to stop city pollution from aging your skin
A dermatologist has revealed her top tips to protecting your skin from damaging city pollution, including having a daily deep cleanse and using a moisturiser which includes vitamins C and E.
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Court battle looms as around 250 women prepare to sue breast implant manufacturer27h Updated Court battle looms as around 250 women prepare to sue breast implant manufacturer
Allegations that breast implants can trigger cancer have been made in the UK since 2011. Pictured, Julie Harris is one of some 250 women suing Allergan Biocell after they claim implants caused cancer.
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It only takes ten minutes in the ocean for bacteria to raising your risk of infection27h It only takes ten minutes in the ocean for bacteria to raising your risk of infection
Researchers at the University of California took skin swabs from nine beachgoers who rarely swim in the ocean and found that their skin was coated in the bacteria genus Vibrio.
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Pregnant mother has to carry both of her twins to full-term - even though one died in the womb 28h Pregnant mother has to carry both of her twins to full-term - even though one died in the womb 
Becki and Cees Van der Land, from Northumberland, were told one twin's heart had stopped at 17 weeks. But the other twin is growing healthily and both will be born soon.
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Experimental cancer vaccine is being tested on dogs28h Experimental cancer vaccine is being tested on dogs
Researchers from Arizona State University and Colorado State University will trial their vaccine on 800 dogs to see if it has any chances of success.
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Burns victim reveals how she scalded 30% of her body after mistaking steam for fog on a night out29h Burns victim reveals how she scalded 30% of her body after mistaking steam for fog on a night out
Kate Komleva, now 28, was heading home from a night out in her native Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2011 when a nearby pipe exploded. After walking through it, she endured 'searing pain'.
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Our son took his own life after gambling addiction30h Our son took his own life after gambling addiction
Jack Richie started gambling at school and took his own life at 24. His parents say the addiction is 'not unlike a heroin addiction'.
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Gambling addiction clinic to help addicts aged 13 to 2532h Gambling addiction clinic to help addicts aged 13 to 25
The first National Problem Gambling Clinic, offering support to people aged 13 to 25, is set to open.
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Same-sex mothers reveal photos of them breastfeeding their newborns together32h Updated Same-sex mothers reveal photos of them breastfeeding their newborns together
Jaclyn and Kelly Pfeiffer, from Oviedo, Florida, went through countless medical procedures in their quest to get pregnant and Kelly finally gave birth to Jackson and Ella in May this year.
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