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Tomatoes boost sperm quality, study suggests 8 Oct 6:30pm Updated Tomatoes boost sperm quality, study suggests
The key ingredient is lycopene, the chemical which gives tomatoes their red colour and is already thought to reduce blood pressure, according to the researchers at the University of Sheffield.
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Would you get injected with HERPES to treat skin cancer? New therapy uses the STI to attack tumors  8 Oct 4:34pm Would you get injected with HERPES to treat skin cancer? New therapy uses the STI to attack tumors 
Bill Tripoli, of Louisiana, was diagnosed with melanoma in 2014. He was then treated with a drug that injects a genetically modified version of the herpes virus directly into tumors.
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New York confirms boy, 17, was first to die of vaping in the state 8 Oct 1:55pm New York confirms boy, 17, was first to die of vaping in the state
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that a 17-year-old boy from the Bronx died of vaping-linked illness, becoming the first fatality of the state's 110 patients.
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Zantac is pulled from shelves in the UK 8 Oct 1:50pm Updated Zantac is pulled from shelves in the UK
Health officials in the UK have recalled four batches of common heartburn drug Zantac over fears they could contain a cancer-causing chemical.
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Horse-rider gets face rebuilt after accident leaves jaw hanging off 8 Oct 1:17pm Updated Horse-rider gets face rebuilt after accident leaves jaw hanging off
Emily Eccles, a high school student, smacked into a gatepost while riding near Baslow, Derbyshire, in August, leaving her jaw dangling from the rest of her head by just a sliver of skin.
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Babies born to women who are stressed during pregnancy have different brain structures 8 Oct 12:26pm Updated Babies born to women who are stressed during pregnancy have different brain structures
Scientists at King's College London asked mothers about their stress levels during pregnancy. They found changes in white matter tracts, which has been linked to several mental health problems.
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Multiple sclerosis could be stopped in the next DECADE, researchers say 8 Oct 10:51am Updated Multiple sclerosis could be stopped in the next DECADE, researchers say
MS is thought to affect 100,000 people in the UK, with 14 patients being diagnosed every day. There is no cure - but 2019 saw a number of breakthroughs which give experts hope.
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First vaping death reported in Connecticut brings national toll to 19 8 Oct 10:43am Updated First vaping death reported in Connecticut brings national toll to 19
On Thursday, Connecticut confirmed that one of the 25 people with severe lung damage from vaping in the state had died. The death of the person, who was between 30 and 39 is the first in the state.
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Mother contracts a life-threatening blood infection from a TAMPON 8 Oct 10:15am Updated Mother contracts a life-threatening blood infection from a TAMPON
Greta Zarate, 32, initially came down with flu-like symptoms on the first day of her period on January 31. Four days later she was rushed to hospital when her blood pressure plunged and organs failed.
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Ebola fears in SWEDEN as patient is rushed to hospital with symptoms of the killer virus  8 Oct 9:48am Updated Ebola fears in SWEDEN as patient is rushed to hospital with symptoms of the killer virus 
The patient was rushed to Skane University Hospital in Lund on Monday after suffering symptoms linked to the killer virus. Doctors say they can't rule out Ebola until test results come back.
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Owning a dog could cut your risk of death by up to 65%, studies suggest 8 Oct 9:36am Updated Owning a dog could cut your risk of death by up to 65%, studies suggest
On the heels of two studies finding dog owners have better survival of heart attacks and strokes, the American Heart Association has stopped just short of recommending prescription pups.
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Horse-rider, 15, left with half her jaw hanging off by the skin gets her face rebuilt 8 Oct 9:22am Updated Horse-rider, 15, left with half her jaw hanging off by the skin gets her face rebuilt
Emily Eccles, a high school student, smacked into a gatepost while riding near Baslow, Derbyshire, in August, leaving her jaw dangling from the rest of her head by just a sliver of skin.
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Woman relearns how to walk after surgeons used her HIP bone to rebuild her jaw destroyed by a tumour 8 Oct 4:40am Woman relearns how to walk after surgeons used her HIP bone to rebuild her jaw destroyed by a tumour
EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Levy, 30, from Wandsworth, was struck with a rare tumour which was eating away at her jaw. Surgeons rebuilt her face using her hip bone in an eleven-hour operation.
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Is the pill past its sell-by date? The once-a-day pill may become obsolete after almost 60 years  8 Oct 4:18am Updated Is the pill past its sell-by date? The once-a-day pill may become obsolete after almost 60 years 
There are more than three million prescriptions for the pill annually in the UK. Yet there are growing concerns that GPs are too reliant on it, leaving women missing out on more effective alternatives.
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Insulin pill that could replace daily injections: Scientists create a capsule for diabetes patients 8 Oct 2:50am Updated Insulin pill that could replace daily injections: Scientists create a capsule for diabetes patients
A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created a 30mm pill coated in a protective layer of polymer that is capable of surviving stomach acid.
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Inflammation may be main driver of autism, say scientists who studied brains of 8 kids on spectrum 8 Oct 12:08am Updated Inflammation may be main driver of autism, say scientists who studied brains of 8 kids on spectrum
A new study led by Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, has found high numbers of an inflammatory protein in the brains of children with autism spectrum disorder.
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