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 Women will be told not to be afraid of smear tests in new NHS campaign 2h Updated Women will be told not to be afraid of smear tests in new NHS campaign
Daily Mail
The Public Health England information campaign will launch in six weeks' time. There will be adverts on TV and social media designed to increase take-up of smear tests and screening.
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 Blood test could detect the onset of dementia decades before symptoms are noticed, study finds 2h Updated Blood test could detect the onset of dementia decades before symptoms are noticed, study finds
Daily Mail
A new study from Washington University has found increased levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain in the blood match the speed at which the brain loses neurons and shrinks.
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 Florida man says a fecal transplant cured him of a life-threatening infection 2h Florida man says a fecal transplant cured him of a life-threatening infection
Daily Mail
Douglas Lee, from Hillsborough, Florida, developed a C difficile infection - caused by antibiotics killing both good and bad bacteria - after he got his wisdom teeth removed.
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 How to eat healthy AND cheap: Dietitians reveal their favorite Trader Joe’s products 2h How to eat healthy AND cheap: Dietitians reveal their favorite Trader Joe’s products
Daily Mail
Two dietitians revealed their favorite Trader Joe's products that marry the convenience of pre-packaged food with the quality nutrition that comes with eating whole, healthy foods.
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 Going to university will NOT protect you from dementia 2h Updated Going to university will NOT protect you from dementia
Daily Mail
A University of California study has found that it is education up to the age of 20 that is the decisive factor whether you will resist the ravages of Alzheimer's disease.
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 SECRETS OF AN A-LIST BODY: This week, how to get Sandra Oh’s arms 3h SECRETS OF AN A-LIST BODY: This week, how to get Sandra Oh’s arms
Daily Mail
The Killing Eve star, 47, has worked with Hollywood trainer Dove Rose for two decades and follows a regimen including dance and yoga.
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 My drive to save lives on every golf course 3h My drive to save lives on every golf course
Daily Mail
Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher came back from the dead three times after he suffered a cardiac arrest following a day of golf. Now, he's paying his good fortune forward to help others.
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 How a pair of virtual reality goggles can help you to beat pain    3h How a pair of virtual reality goggles can help you to beat pain   
Daily Mail
VR therapy has been used since 2000 in specialist clinics to reduce pain in patients with burns, and is now becoming more widely available.
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 ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions  3h Updated ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions 
Daily Mail
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your personal concerns in his weekly Good Health column. Today, he advises on deviated septums.
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 Are desperate cancer patients who raise money online falling prey to quack medicine? 3h Are desperate cancer patients who raise money online falling prey to quack medicine?
Daily Mail
While crowdfunding is helping patients gain access to conventional but costly mainstream treatment, people also use it for treatment at clinics offering alternative medicine.
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 Why did it take 40 years for me to be diagnosed with autism?  3h Why did it take 40 years for me to be diagnosed with autism? 
Daily Mail
Sophia Grech, 48, from London, describes her lifelong struggle with the condition as ‘a living hell’ - not least because she didn't know she had it.
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 Rubbing your elbow or toe after you bang them may really help 4h Rubbing your elbow or toe after you bang them may really help
Daily Mail
The advantage of this may be that rubbing your own arm or stubbed toe shuts down the brain's response to touch, so that pain does not register either, say researchers at Linköping University in Sweden.
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 Michigan girl, 11, born with limp arms and legs could soon WALK for the first time  4h Michigan girl, 11, born with limp arms and legs could soon WALK for the first time 
Daily Mail
Ali Stone, 11, was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare disorder that causes curved joins and has left her wheelchair-bound. But Dr David Feldman says he can get her walking.
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 Family desperately searches for bone marrow donor for five-year-old daughter 4h Family desperately searches for bone marrow donor for five-year-old daughter
Daily Mail
Norah Gratz-Lazarus, from Alameda, was diagnosed with fanconi anemia, a disorder in which bone marrow makes too few blood cells. Her family say they need 10,000 new donors to find a match.
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 Tiny skin patch the size of a dollar coin uses your sweat to measure health risks without a needle  5h Updated Tiny skin patch the size of a dollar coin uses your sweat to measure health risks without a needle 
Daily Mail
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a wearable that acts like a lab on a skin patch, measuring chemicals like sugar and pH levels to help track patients health, needle free.
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 How to feel great on Blue Monday: 11 tips 5h Updated How to feel great on Blue Monday: 11 tips
Daily Mail
By Blue Monday most of us will have broken our New Year’s resolutions and the majority of us still have at least another week or more until we get paid. But these tips can help.
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Is it OK to take the pill every day without a break?5h Updated Is it OK to take the pill every day without a break?
BBC
Women can avoid monthly bleeding if they run oral contraceptive pill packets back to back - but is it safe?
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 Hope for epileptics as scientists discover device implanted in the brain cuts seizures by 93% 7h Updated Hope for epileptics as scientists discover device implanted in the brain cuts seizures by 93%
Daily Mail
Scientists from the University of Ferrara, Italy, created a chip that continuously releases the protein GDNF. This helps produce the chemical messenger dopamine, which reduces seizures.
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 Doctors told to DOUBLE the dose of antibiotics gonorrhoea patients are given 8h Doctors told to DOUBLE the dose of antibiotics gonorrhoea patients are given
Daily Mail
The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV has published new guidelines for doctors treating gonorrhoea and says they should be given a dose twice as high as current recommendations.
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Sickle cell: Call The Midwife shines spotlight on disease9h Sickle cell: Call The Midwife shines spotlight on disease
BBC
Sickle cell carriers took to social media to praise the show's portrayal of the genetic disease.
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 Is pollution making you depressed? Sadness spikes when air quality drops, study finds  9h Is pollution making you depressed? Sadness spikes when air quality drops, study finds 
Daily Mail
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studied social media users in China, were air pollution is rife. They found sadness was more common when air quality dropped.
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 Twin baby girls were both diagnosed with a rare eye cancer just DAYS after being born 10h Updated Twin baby girls were both diagnosed with a rare eye cancer just DAYS after being born
Daily Mail
Twins Ella and Eve, of Pennsylvania, were diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma by the time they were one-month-old. Although off chemo for now, the disease could return at any time.
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 Number of visits to England’s A&E departments by homeless people ‘has more than TREBLED since 2011’ 10h Number of visits to England’s A&E departments by homeless people ‘has more than TREBLED since 2011’
Daily Mail
The British Medical Association found nearly 32,000 homeless people visited A&E departments in England last year. They blame rising admissions on Government cuts and drugs.
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 Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo is moving towards a major city home to one million inhabitants 10h Updated Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo is moving towards a major city home to one million inhabitants
Daily Mail
Health experts warn Ebola could be spreading from the north of the North Kivu province to the south, where it could wreak havoc on Goma, a busy trading city with close links to Rwanda.
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12h Whether you are an apple or pear depends on your genes
Daily Mail
A study of more than 360,000 volunteers by Uppsala University found where a person stores their fat is determined by 98 points in their DNA - of which 37 are stronger in women.
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 Toddler is overcoming a horrific reaction to steroid creams 13h Updated Toddler is overcoming a horrific reaction to steroid creams
Daily Mail
Colby Chun, now 20 months old, of Honolulu, Hawaii, was prescribed steroid-based creams, wet wraps and oral drugs in June 2017 to treat a small patch of eczema on his ear.
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13h Thames Water staff offering mental health support to colleagues
BBC
Some companies are offering help and support to employees with mental health issues.
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 Wheelchair-bound girl struggles to pour herself a drink because of rare muscle weakening condition 13h Wheelchair-bound girl struggles to pour herself a drink because of rare muscle weakening condition
Daily Mail
Sophie Anderson has the genetic Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type Two (SMA). She has been in a wheelchair since she was diagnosed at 12 months old.
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Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor14h Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor
BBC
A report by Public Health Wales looks at the potential consequences of any form of Brexit.
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 Obese mother who vowed to lose weight after becoming stuck in a TURNSTILE loses EIGHT STONE 14h Obese mother who vowed to lose weight after becoming stuck in a TURNSTILE loses EIGHT STONE
Daily Mail
Aimee Medler, 26, from Norwich, was encouraged to lose weight after her 22st frame became wedged in a turnstile at Great Yarmouth race track. She now weighs in at 14st.
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 ‘Promising’ test could predict whether breast cancer will come back 15h ‘Promising’ test could predict whether breast cancer will come back
Daily Mail
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied tumour samples from women with breast cancer and found hormone therapy drugs aromatase inhibitors triggered tell-tale genetic changes.
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18h My partner won’t give me the clitoral stimulation I need to reach orgasm
The Guardian
I love giving him pleasure, but he is reluctant to do the same for me and shrugs it off any time I mention it
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18h Social jetlag – are late nights and chaotic sleep patterns making you ill?
The Guardian
Waking later at weekends can have the same effect as jetlag – and lead to weight gain, reduced mental performance and chronic illness. But there is a solution Do you set an alarm to wake you up on weekdays, then hit the snooze button at weekends because you need more sleep? If so, you could be experiencing social jetlag – a condition associated with weight gain, reduced mental performance and chronic illness. “Social jetlag promotes practically everything that’s bad in our bodies,” says Till Roenneberg, professor of chronobiology at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, who coined the term. It occurs when we go to bed later and wake up later at the weekend than on weekdays. Like normal jetlag, it is a consequence of being forced to shift our bodies between two time zones: one dictated by work and social obligations, the other by our internal timing system, the circadian clock. It is estimated that two-thirds of us experience at least one hour of social jetlag a week, and a third experience two hours or more – equivalent to flying from London to Tel Aviv and back each week.
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18h Updated Six ways social media negatively affects your mental health
The Independent
Documenting your every move on social media can take its toll
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19h Seven ways to boost your self-esteem
The Guardian
Check negative self-talk, set manageable goals, take regular exercise – and try your hand at gardening How we value and perceive ourselves and our abilities is believed to be strongly tied to influences in childhood. A
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