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Going out in the cold without a coat can make you ill, according to landmark study 21 Oct 9:34pm Updated Going out in the cold without a coat can make you ill, according to landmark study
In cold conditions the heart has to pump harder to force blood through narrowed vessels, driving up blood pressure and increasing the chances of death in those with existing heart problems.
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Depression rates are twice as high among gay and queer teens, study finds 21 Oct 8:14pm Updated Depression rates are twice as high among gay and queer teens, study finds
A new study from Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Rhode Island found that gay, lesbian and bisexual teens' rates of depression rose slightly from 51.4% in 1999 to 51.9% in 2017.
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Cancer-causing stomach bug has become TWICE as hard to treat with antibiotics in the last 20 years 21 Oct 8:01pm Updated Cancer-causing stomach bug has become TWICE as hard to treat with antibiotics in the last 20 years
Rates of resistance of Helicobacter pylori against clarithromycin jumped from under 10 per cent in 1998 to almost 22 per cent last year, according to French scientists.
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Scientists discover signs a virus may trigger polio-like illness 21 Oct 7:52pm Updated Scientists discover signs a virus may trigger polio-like illness
Acute flaccid myelitis has left nearly 600 in the US - mostly children - with life-threatening paralysis. At last University of California, San Francisco, scientists found signs it's caused by enteroviruses.
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Controversial fecal transplants brought relief for 50% IBS sufferers 21 Oct 7:25pm Updated Controversial fecal transplants brought relief for 50% IBS sufferers
A new study from the University of Bergen in Norway found that 47% of IBS patients who received two fecal transplants from a 'super donor' said their symptoms completely disappeared.
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Coal soap can soothe an itchy scalp. DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 21 Oct 5:19pm Coal soap can soothe an itchy scalp. DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
ASK THE GP: For four months I have been suffering from an itchy scalp. There are no visible blemishes, but it is very irritating. The chemist suggested using a special shampoo. I am 79.
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Parents have a moral duty to give their children the MMR jab warns Health Secretary Matt Hancock  21 Oct 5:09pm Parents have a moral duty to give their children the MMR jab warns Health Secretary Matt Hancock 
Health Secretary Matt Hancock (pictured) says unvaccinated youngsters may catch measles themselves and then infect vulnerable, high-risk patients.
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Family of sick baby who suffered a cardiac arrest in his sleep are trying to raise £120,000 21 Oct 4:23pm Updated Family of sick baby who suffered a cardiac arrest in his sleep are trying to raise £120,000
Michael Labuschagne, now 10 months, of Bristol, was rushed to hospital at 14 weeks old. Doctors discovered he had a rare heart tumour which can only be operated on in Boston.
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Meditation makes drugs for treating opioid addiction 1.5 times more effective 21 Oct 2:18pm Updated Meditation makes drugs for treating opioid addiction 1.5 times more effective
A new study from Rutgers University in New Jersey, found those recovering from opioid addiction were better at controlling cravings if they practiced mindfulness along with using methadone.
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The dance class designed to keep you twinkle-toed 21 Oct 10:59am The dance class designed to keep you twinkle-toed
Angela Neustatter, 76, tried out a class from the Dance to Health programme, designed to stop us from falling over. The session combines physiotherapy exercises with dance routines.
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Potato puree is just as good for athletes at boosting their performance as carb gels 21 Oct 10:04am Updated Potato puree is just as good for athletes at boosting their performance as carb gels
The 60g dose every hour acted as 'race fuel' for fatigued cyclists in a study at the University of Illinois. It worked as well as trendy carbohydrate gels which are mostly high in sugar.
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Mother loses her arm after catching a flesh-eating bug 21 Oct 8:23am Mother loses her arm after catching a flesh-eating bug
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Keirra Eames, 26, of Utah, had necrotising fasciitis which led to sepsis. She had woken up in the night with pain in her arm.
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Essure coil leaves woman in agony for more than five years 21 Oct 7:00am Updated Essure coil leaves woman in agony for more than five years
EXCLUSIVE: Amy Speers (left, right and inset), 34, from County Down, Bangor, Northern Ireland, was left in agony for more than five years after having an Essure sterilisation implant.
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British and US scientists in £55m bid to detect cancers before tumours even appear 21 Oct 2:40am British and US scientists in £55m bid to detect cancers before tumours even appear
A ground-breaking tie-up between leading researchers in Britain and the US aims to detect the disease before it even appears in the body - saving millions of lives.
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