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 Heart failure kills more Brits than top four cancers 53m Updated Heart failure kills more Brits than top four cancers
More of us are now developing the deadly condition than getting the four commonest forms of cancer, a major study from Oxford University shows.
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 Charles Manson exploited a basic psychological need 1h 53m Updated Charles Manson exploited a basic psychological need
Lou Manza is a Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. He has spent years studying the psychology of people that follow cults.
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 Adobo spices recalled after FDA warns of Salmonella fears 2h Adobo spices recalled after FDA warns of Salmonella fears
Two varieties of adobo spices distributed in Puerto Rico have been recalled by popular American food producer Goya after the FDA warned they may be contaminated with salmonella.
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 Sugar industry blocked research linking sucrose to cancer 2h Updated Sugar industry blocked research linking sucrose to cancer
The researchers at the University of California at San Francisco say that, had this paper been published in 1968, it would have led to scrutiny and even regulation of sugar by the FDA.
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 Diabetes drug could heart transplant organ rejection 2h Diabetes drug could heart transplant organ rejection
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London successfully repurposed a diabetes drug to prevent rejection without the side effects of current immunosuppressive drugs.
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 Once-conjoined twins are going home for Thanksgiving 3h Once-conjoined twins are going home for Thanksgiving
Just five months after their 11-hour operation at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, once-conjoined twin girls Erin and Abby Delaney are heading home to North Carolina for Thanksgiving.
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 Researcher deliberately injected Americans with herpes 4h Updated Researcher deliberately injected Americans with herpes
A researcher illegally injected people eight Americans in Illinois with a live herpes virus in an unregulated experiment for a vaccine that is now backed by billionaire Peter Thiel.
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 Cancer drugs could combat high blood pressure 5h Updated Cancer drugs could combat high blood pressure
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Centre in Washington found certain drugs cut off tumors' blood supply, which results in reduced blood pressure and could be a treatment.
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Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms5h Updated Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms
The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar’s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful.
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 Cancer risk factors are different for men and women 5h Updated Cancer risk factors are different for men and women
Cigarettes, red meat and alcohol carry a higher cancer risk for men than women. Women should be more wary of excess body weight than men, the American Cancer Society report found.
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 Vitamin D could prevent rheumatoid arthritis 6h Updated Vitamin D could prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers from the University of Birmingham build on past studies that show vitamin D strengthens the immune system, however, already-affected joints are 'committed' to swelling.
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 Misconception about lone mad scientist can be dangerous 6h Updated Misconception about lone mad scientist can be dangerous
The 'lone genius' scientist stereotype could be dangerous, as the opinion of a lone commenter may be considered equal with that of hundreds of people who have made the subject their life's work
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NHS overcharged by millions for key drug, says watchdog7h Updated NHS overcharged by millions for key drug, says watchdog
A 6,000% price rise in an essential thyroid drug led the NHS to overpay, the UK competition body says.
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 Conjoined Filipino twins to separate despite death risk 7h Conjoined Filipino twins to separate despite death risk
Joy and Joyce Magsino, 10, from the Philippines, were born with angular frontal partial craniopagus. New images show the twins in hospital yesterday in preparation for surgery.
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 Self-harm has surged among teen girls, CDC data shows 8h Updated Self-harm has surged among teen girls, CDC data shows
Rates of teens' self-harm in the US, especially among girls, have been rising significantly in recent years, according to new data on emergency room visits from the CDC.
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 NHS forced to pay extra £34 million on common thyroid pill 8h Updated NHS forced to pay extra £34 million on common thyroid pill
Ontario-based pharmaceutical company Concordia, which manufacturers liothyronine tablets, increased the drug's price per pack by nearly 6,000 per cent from £4.46 to £258.19.
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The Psychology of the Black Friday Shopping Mob8h Updated The Psychology of the Black Friday Shopping Mob
What makes Black Friday shoppers behave so badly? Social scientists and psychologists are trying to find out.
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 Stop shaming your obese kids, pediatricians urge parents 9h Updated Stop shaming your obese kids, pediatricians urge parents
Shaming kids does not lead to weight loss. And yet, scores of parents and physicians seem to struggle with that concept, pediatricians and the Obesity Society warn in a new policy statement.
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 Rise in prescriptions for GABA drugs is worrying experts 9h Rise in prescriptions for GABA drugs is worrying experts
GABA drugs are increasingly being used to treat nerve pain such as diabetic neuropathy (a complication of diabetes), shingles pain and trigeminal neuralgia (severe facial pain).
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 Jelly made of alcohol could help kill off cancer 9h Jelly made of alcohol could help kill off cancer
The implant is injected into the middle of a tumour, where it slowly releases tiny amounts of ethanol — the pure alcohol that makes up, for example, 12 to 14 per cent of wine.
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 Couples having IVF do not need to abstain from sex 10h Updated Couples having IVF do not need to abstain from sex
EXCLUSIVE: Many clinics advise women to refrain from intimacy due to risk of infection and damage from an orgasmic contraction. But Dr Hana Visnova, from Prague, says there's no evidence.
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 Toddler slowly going BLIND from cancer has treatment 12h Toddler slowly going BLIND from cancer has treatment
Zailian Kaipeng, from India, was in 'constant pain' since he was two months old. His family thank the public after his swollen eyes have already drastically reduced due to treatment.
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 Up to one in five millennials have had anal sex 13h Updated Up to one in five millennials have had anal sex
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and UCL believe young people, particularly girls, may feel pressured into having anal sex, which can be painful or not involve condoms.
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Living With Cancer: Giving Thanks for Survivors14h Living With Cancer: Giving Thanks for Survivors
Living with the disease for almost a decade has made me more susceptible to the sorrow of unrelated but potentially horrific suffering.
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 Nurse who refused to leave Manchester Arena bomb victim 15h Updated Nurse who refused to leave Manchester Arena bomb victim
This week's health hero nominee is nurse Jess Haskins, 33, who helped Manchester bomb victim Adam Lawler, 15. His family believe he wouldn't be as well as he is now without her.
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 Dr Hendow is latest nomination for our Health Hero Awards 15h Dr Hendow is latest nomination for our Health Hero Awards
Dr Gabriel Hendow's Hull surgery has recently been rated Overall Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission — the only sole practice in the country to achieve this rating.
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Well : Activity Trackers Don’t Always Work the Way We Want Them To15h Well : Activity Trackers Don’t Always Work the Way We Want Them To
"You can’t just give a child a Fitbit for Christmas and expect them to be active,” one expert said.
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 West Yorkshire mum says organic juice shrunk her tumours 15h Updated West Yorkshire mum says organic juice shrunk her tumours
Julie Shaw, 54, from West Yorkshire, was told disease had spread to her lungs and liver. She began drinking organic juices which she claims stopped the cancer spreading.
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 New drugs could stop most common type of Dementia 16h Updated New drugs could stop most common type of Dementia
A study by the University of Edinburgh has paved the way for new drugs that could stop dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) which Robin Williams suffered.
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 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt hits back at Ralph Little 17h Updated Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt hits back at Ralph Little
Jeremy Hunt has finally hit back following his Twitter confrontation with Ralf Little after the actor accused the health secretary of lying about his efforts to challenge mental health
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NHS overcharged for thyroid drug, says watchdog17h NHS overcharged for thyroid drug, says watchdog
A 6,000% rise in a key thyroid drug led the NHS to overpay, the Competition and Markets Authority says.
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Concordia overcharged NHS for thyroid drug, says watchdog17h Concordia overcharged NHS for thyroid drug, says watchdog
The NHS was overcharged for a key thyroid drug, the Competition and Markets Authority says.
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Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments19h Updated Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?
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 10 most intimate questions women ask their gynecologist 24h 10 most intimate questions women ask their gynecologist
London-based gynecologist Tania Adib reveals the ten most intimate questions that women ask her. From post-baby sex to vaginal douching, a must-read list for anyone with a vagina.
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 Overweight women at risk of breast tumors being missed 24h Updated Overweight women at risk of breast tumors being missed
Heavier women were more likely to have a larger tumour, found a study by The Karolinksa Institute in Sweden. This may be because the tumour was harder to find in larger breasts.
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 US farmers are depressed, anxious and at risk of suicide 24h Updated US farmers are depressed, anxious and at risk of suicide
As crop prices fall across the US, farmers are increasingly anxious, depressed, and at risk of suicide, as shown by a recent Minnesota survey. Some states have introduced helplines.
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 Clogs are killing your feet, experts say 25h Updated Clogs are killing your feet, experts say
Wooden clogs chipped the foot-bones of people that were loyal to the shoes, according to a new study from Western University. Modern clogs are not much better for you, one podiatrist says.
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 What is the daily minimum of fruit and veg? 25h What is the daily minimum of fruit and veg?
We speak with nutrition experts to break down why the minimum amount is important, and what lower-income families in so-called 'food deserts' can do to maximize their intake of fruit and veg.
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 Anaesthetist reveals what happens beyond theatre doors 25h Anaesthetist reveals what happens beyond theatre doors
Millions of operations are performed on the NHS every year, but most of us give little thought to the complex medicine that allows us to be ‘put to sleep’.
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NHS: The front-line nurses keeping patients out of hospital26h NHS: The front-line nurses keeping patients out of hospital
District nurses help keep patients out of hospital, but in England numbers have halved since 2010.
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New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients27h Updated New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients
By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.
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 Can insomnia due to my menopause cause dementia? 27h Can insomnia due to my menopause cause dementia?
I have had insomnia for years, which I put down to the menopause. Now I’ve come across research that suggests interrupted sleep in middle-age increases the risk of Alzheimer’s. What should I do? I am 62.
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 Can eating peas and peanuts really lead to brain fog? 27h Can eating peas and peanuts really lead to brain fog?
Vegetables and whole grains have long been seen as the key to good health. But could some of these actually be doing us harm?
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Global Health: Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says27h Global Health: Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says
‘Remarkable progress’ has been made, Unaids said, but millions more worldwide require treatment. Young women are especially hard hit.
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 Farmers are depressed, anxious and at risk of suicide 28h Farmers are depressed, anxious and at risk of suicide
As crop prices fall across the US, farmers are increasingly anxious, depressed, and at risk of suicide, as shown by a recent Minnesota survey. Some states have introduced helplines.
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 What IS the daily minimum of fruit & veg? We explain 29h What IS the daily minimum of fruit & veg? We explain
We speak with nutrition experts to break down why the minimum amount is important, and what lower-income families in so-called 'food deserts' can do to maximize their intake of fruit and veg.
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South West Ambulance staff call for trust boss to resign29h South West Ambulance staff call for trust boss to resign
An open letter from the GMB union claims staff are "struggling to maintain a crumbling service".
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The Checkup: How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight29h Updated The Checkup: How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight
Doctors walk a difficult line as they try to discuss the fraught subject of weight without increasing the distress that many children already feel.
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The Bird and Beyond: 11 Perfect Podcasts for Thanksgiving30h Updated The Bird and Beyond: 11 Perfect Podcasts for Thanksgiving
Tap into the holiday spirit with these podcasts, whether you’re looking for some history, tips, a little existential perspective or simply to be entertained.
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Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Four staff members suspended30h Updated Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Four staff members suspended
Four staff members are suspended from an Antrim hospital as police investigate claims of ill-treatment.
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 Virginia woman with vitiligo now makes light of condition 31h Virginia woman with vitiligo now makes light of condition
Sharekia Winston, 31, from Richmond, Virginia, first developed white, pigment-free patches around her eyebrows two months after her eldest daughter's birth in July 2006, but dismissed it as a rash.
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 Breastmilk protects babies from food allergies 31h Updated Breastmilk protects babies from food allergies
While many studies have suggested this could be the case, this research by Boston Children's Hospital offers the clearest evidence that breast milk can prevent allergies.
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 Men have more sex after a vasectomy 32h Updated Men have more sex after a vasectomy
Just over 12% of the men surveyed had sex more often after having the snip, Frankfurt University researchers found. Meanwhile, just 4.5% reported having it less often.
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Care at home32h Care at home
There are not enough qualified professionals to do this job, says the Royal College of Nursing.
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 Sleeping on your back in pregnancy increases stillbirths 33h Updated Sleeping on your back in pregnancy increases stillbirths
Researchers from Tommy's Stillbirth Research Centre at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester estimate there would be a 3.7 per cent decrease in stillbirths if women slept on their sides.
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Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments33h Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?
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 NHS Digital: Children so fat they need hip replacements 35h NHS Digital: Children so fat they need hip replacements
One child aged ten to 14 and four aged 15 to 19 had an NHS hip replacement last year with obesity as the main or secondary cause, official figures have revealed.
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 NHS trusts are still promoting natural births 36h Updated NHS trusts are still promoting natural births
The NHS is paying a controversial author to persuade midwives to promote ‘natural birth’ despite a series of baby deaths associated with it, campaigners have claimed.
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 The £40 smart plaster that spots sepsis six hours early 36h Updated The £40 smart plaster that spots sepsis six hours early
A smart plaster that detects the early signs of sepsis is to be fast-tracked into NHS hospitals as the gadget is earmarked for rapid adoption across England.
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NI child heart patients going to Dublin triple in number37h NI child heart patients going to Dublin triple in number
Between January and September this year, 23 children travelled to Dublin from Northern Ireland.
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 Wyke baby with meningitis has her fourth limb amputated  37h Wyke baby with meningitis has her fourth limb amputated 
The family of Kia Gott, 11 months, from Wyke, West Yorkshire, have been warned the youngster may lose her sight and hearing, as well as suffering 90 per cent brain damage, after she became ill.
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 Baby with meningitis has her fourth limb amputated  37h Updated Baby with meningitis has her fourth limb amputated 
The family of Kia Gott, 11 months, from Wyke, West Yorkshire, have been warned the youngster may lose her sight and hearing, as well as suffering 90 per cent brain damage, after she became ill.
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 Pakistani man with legs that weigh two stone forced to beg 37h Updated Pakistani man with legs that weigh two stone forced to beg
Muhammad Saleem, 53, is known as the 'elephant man' in Karachi in Pakistan. He suffers from hereditary lymphedema which has caused both his legs to balloon and he has begged for 17 years.
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 Popit reminds you to take your birth control pill 37h Popit reminds you to take your birth control pill
Finland-based company Popit Ltd has created a new device that clips onto your birth control pack and sends an alert to your smartphone if you have forgotten to take your daily pill.
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 New device reminds you to take your birth control pill 38h New device reminds you to take your birth control pill
Finland-based company Popit Ltd has created a new device that clips onto your birth control pack and sends an alert to your smartphone if you have forgotten to take your daily pill.
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Personal Health: Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt38h Personal Health: Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt
Excess sodium is responsible for most cases of hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
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The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again39h The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again
When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation.
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Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds44h Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds
A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.
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