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More than 120 kids in 22 states diagnosed or suspected to have mysterious virus 5h Updated More than 120 kids in 22 states diagnosed or suspected to have mysterious virus 
Daily Mail
The Centers for Disease Control Prevention confirmed on Tuesday that 62 children in 22 states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis and 127 in total are under investigation.
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Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections5h Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections
BBC
Scientists hope it'll make condoms easier to use and cut rates of sexually transmitted infections.
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6h Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their GRANDCHILDREN developing ADHD, study suggests
Daily Mail
A new study from Florida State University has found that fathers who smoke are more likely to have children and grandchildren with attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity.
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Babies have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts if they are breastfed9h Babies have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts if they are breastfed
Daily Mail
In the largest study of its kind, the Helsinki University researchers analysed the genes of 16 mothers and their babies over eight months.
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Bariatric surgery can reduce heart attacks, strokes and death in obese people10h Bariatric surgery can reduce heart attacks, strokes and death in obese people
Daily Mail
Two new studies from Kaiser Permanente and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health found those who undergo surgery are 40 percent less likely to have a heart attack or stroke.
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Vaccine that protects against anthrax and plague has been developed amid fears of terror threats11h Updated Vaccine that protects against anthrax and plague has been developed amid fears of terror threats
Daily Mail
Researchers from The Catholic University of America created a single vaccine that could provide protection against the two diseases, even if someone is infected with a deadly dose.
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Half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, study reveals  11h Updated Half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, study reveals  
Daily Mail
The study by Orlando Health comes after figures showed fewer kids were vaccinated last year - something US Surgeon General Jerome Adams blamed for the record-high death toll from flu last year.
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Can a well-positioned tennis ball help prevent snoring?12h Can a well-positioned tennis ball help prevent snoring?
The Guardian
The NHS website claims that taping one to your pyjamas will stop you from snoring. But, as our intrepid reporter discovers, it’s not quite so simple ‘Try taping a tennis ball to the back of your sleepwear,” is one of the simple lifestyle changes you can make to prevent snoring, offered by the
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Do legal cannabis products really work as well as over-the-counter Ibuprofen?12h Updated Do legal cannabis products really work as well as over-the-counter Ibuprofen?
Daily Mail
It comes after Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that from next month ‘specialist’ doctors — such as neurologists — will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.
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Events planner, 36, nearly died after a tummy tuck left her battling THREE flesh-eating bugs 12h Updated Events planner, 36, nearly died after a tummy tuck left her battling THREE flesh-eating bugs 
Daily Mail
Laura Franks, who weighed 308lbs (22st) at her heaviest, lost 97lbs (7st) after gastric bypass surgery in 2013. The 36-year-old, from Atlanta, Georgia, went to Colombia for the tuck.
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Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years13h Updated Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years
BBC
More than 23,000 people died last winter as Scotland experienced its worst flu outbreak in seven years.
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Fresh allegations of illegally stored clinical waste in body parts scandal14h Updated Fresh allegations of illegally stored clinical waste in body parts scandal
Daily Mail
The claims by Labour come after the body parts scandal, where amputated limbs were among 350 tonnes of clinical waste stockpiled instead of incinerated in Normanton, West Yorkshire.
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Hypertension medications ARE safe during pregnancy, study reveals14h Hypertension medications ARE safe during pregnancy, study reveals
Daily Mail
A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School has found that less than one percent of babies born to women who take beta-blockers have congenital malformations.
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Mother, 29, dies after battling ovarian cancer for five years15h Updated Mother, 29, dies after battling ovarian cancer for five years
Daily Mail
Gemma Nuttall, 29, from Rossendale, Lancashire, initially turned down cancer treatment because she was pregnant with Penelope and the drugs would have killed her unborn daughter.
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Nurse, 22, lands a job at the same hospital where she was treated for leukaemia15h Nurse, 22, lands a job at the same hospital where she was treated for leukaemia
Daily Mail
Brooke Evans, from Redditch in Worcestershire, has started work as a haematology nurse at Queen's Hospital in Birmingham, where she had chemo in 2013.
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10 DIY medical tests you can do right now16h 10 DIY medical tests you can do right now
Daily Mail
In a bid to slash the 50 heart disease deaths which happen daily, Public Health England recently asked all UK adults to measure their ‘Heart Age’. But here are ten more to try...
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Would you trust a £200 scanner to check your breasts at home? Ground-breaking new gadgets developed17h Would you trust a £200 scanner to check your breasts at home? Ground-breaking new gadgets developed
Daily Mail
Over the past three years, boffins have been focusing on women’s health concerns, from fertility and contraceptives to breast cancer and pregnancy care.
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Restart a Heart Day: How to perform CPR if someone is unresponsive and not breathing17h Restart a Heart Day: How to perform CPR if someone is unresponsive and not breathing
The Independent
Carrying out CPR before an ambulance arrives can help save a person's life
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New York hunter, 61, dies after eating SQUIRREL BRAINS21h Updated New York hunter, 61, dies after eating SQUIRREL BRAINS
Daily Mail
A 61-year-old man from Rochester, New York, was diagnosed with, and later died from, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in 2015 after he ate squirrel brains that were contaminated with infectious proteins.
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ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions21h ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
Daily Mail
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your health concerns. This week, he details the key symptoms of post- viral fatigue while revealing the best way to avoid painful cramps.
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