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A third of girls who check social media just THREE times a day have mental health issues 13 Aug 9:05pm A third of girls who check social media just THREE times a day have mental health issues
British researchers tracked social media use and mental health in 13 to 16 year olds, finding that the more teenage girls used social sites, the lower the rates of life satisfaction and happiness.
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Almost nine in 10 Brits think over-stretched A&E services are being overused 13 Aug 7:22pm Almost nine in 10 Brits think over-stretched A&E services are being overused
A National Centre for Social Research survey quizzed almost 3,000 people. It comes after NHS figures last week revealed more people than ever went to A&E in England in July.
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Girl, 18, battling brain damage after crashing into a cliff during pre-prom abseiling  13 Aug 7:11pm Girl, 18, battling brain damage after crashing into a cliff during pre-prom abseiling 
Incredibly, Avery Tanner, of Utah, was caught by a friend after slamming her head into a cliff and falling 25 feet on April 20, the day of her prom. But severe damage was already done.
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Celebrity favorite keto diet may stop one type of cancer in its tracks by cutting off its sugar fuel 13 Aug 4:46pm Updated Celebrity favorite keto diet may stop one type of cancer in its tracks by cutting off its sugar fuel
Researchers at the University of Texas found mice on the diet, who had squamous cell carcinoma, did not experience any growth of their tumors, though the tumors didn't shrink.
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Woman awarded $56 million for botched spinal surgery that left her quadriplegic 13 Aug 2:09pm Woman awarded $56 million for botched spinal surgery that left her quadriplegic
Patricia Jones, now 66, had surgery to alleviate back pain in 2009. Surgeons at Good Samaritan Hospital in New York left her with a piece of bone in her spinal canal that paralyzed her.
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Too much wheat and gluten in early stages of infancy raises risk of coeliac disease 13 Aug 2:04pm Updated Too much wheat and gluten in early stages of infancy raises risk of coeliac disease
Experts in Sweden only looked at rates of coeliac disease among genetically predisposed youngsters. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (stock)
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Artificial intelligence could diagnose breast cancer better than doctors 13 Aug 1:32pm Updated Artificial intelligence could diagnose breast cancer better than doctors
UCLA scientists trained their AI on 240 biopsy images, and tested it against 87 doctors. The machine was on par with pathologists for all, but was better at making one crucial distinction.
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Baby spinach recalled in 10 states after a sample tested positive for Salmonella  13 Aug 12:54pm Baby spinach recalled in 10 states after a sample tested positive for Salmonella 
Dole Fresh Vegetables, which sells in Target and Walmart, issued a warning to customers on Friday to trash their 6oz bags and 10oz clam-shell boxes of baby spinach that have a sell-by date of August 5.
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Blood pressure medication protects the BRAIN, too: Patients on high doses have 37% less damage 13 Aug 11:43am Updated Blood pressure medication protects the BRAIN, too: Patients on high doses have 37% less damage
Taking higher doses of blood pressure medication may slow down the development of white matter lesions - areas of age-related brain damage - linked to Alzheimer's, a new NIH study suggests.
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Rates of underage drinking have plummeted across the world over the last decade 13 Aug 11:21am Updated Rates of underage drinking have plummeted across the world over the last decade
The number of underage drinkers across England, Scotland and Wales shrunk by 40 per cent between 2010 and 2014. No data was analysed for Northern Ireland.
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Infamous Chinese scientist who produced gene-edited babies claims he was following US guidelines 13 Aug 10:58am Updated Infamous Chinese scientist who produced gene-edited babies claims he was following US guidelines
Controversial scientist He Jiankui said he'd followed the US-written guidelines for editing heritable genes when he altered the DNA of two embryos in 2017. Scientists are redrafting the rules this week.
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Aspirin may help some survive breast cancer - but make the disease more aggressive in others 13 Aug 9:56am Updated Aspirin may help some survive breast cancer - but make the disease more aggressive in others
While previous research has found aspirin could help cancer patients, new research by University of North Carolina scientists suggests it depends on the genetic characteristics of the patient and tumor.
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Binge-watching your favourite TV series is bad for your brain, expert warns 13 Aug 9:37am Updated Binge-watching your favourite TV series is bad for your brain, expert warns
Dr Randall Wright from the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas said the past time often leads to social isolation, snacking on junk food and a lack of exercise and sleep, which is bad for the brain.
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Spinal cord tumor survivor, 29, stuns doctors by walking, biking, and lifting weights 13 Aug 9:35am Updated Spinal cord tumor survivor, 29, stuns doctors by walking, biking, and lifting weights
Krystalynn Chee, of Arizona, was 20 when she was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. She needed three surgeries, each harder than the last, and feared she would never walk again.
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An apple a day keeps cancer and heart disease at bay 13 Aug 8:35am Updated An apple a day keeps cancer and heart disease at bay
Scientists from Edith Cowan University, Australia, found people who consume at least 500mg of antioxidants, called flavonoids, a day are less at risk of dying from the conditions.
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How to beat the HRT shortage ... with alternative remedies that could keep those hot flushes at bay 13 Aug 5:18am How to beat the HRT shortage ... with alternative remedies that could keep those hot flushes at bay
Thousands of women who rely on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to cope with the menopause are finding it hard to get their prescription filled in UK pharmacies.
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Healthy living could prevent a THIRD of dementia cases, expert says  13 Aug 3:26am Healthy living could prevent a THIRD of dementia cases, expert says 
Professor Alistair Burns, the national clinical lead for dementia in the NHS, said up to a third of cases were potentially preventable as they were linked to diet, inactivity or poor brain health.
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Man inhaled his DENTURES after being given general anaesthetic 13 Aug 3:18am Man inhaled his DENTURES after being given general anaesthetic
The 72-year-old man thought he had lost his dentures, but they were lodged in his voice box. Doctors in Great Yarmouth revealed the oversight led to him needing more surgery.
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