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US regulators approve first ever blood thinner for children to treat heart conditions 16 May 5:57pm US regulators approve first ever blood thinner for children to treat heart conditions
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On Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the widely-used injection made by Pfizer, called Fragmin, to be used for pediatric patients over one month old.
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Woman, 25, needed surgery on her vulva after landing on her jet ski handlebars 16 May 5:40pm Updated Woman, 25, needed surgery on her vulva after landing on her jet ski handlebars
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A 25-year-old woman from New York was left with a vulvar hematoma, a collection of clotted blood vessels in the vulva, after she landed on the handlebars of her jet ski during an accident.
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Weight loss surgery may work better for teens than adults 16 May 5:25pm Weight loss surgery may work better for teens than adults
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The damaging effects of obesity accumulate, and the risk of developing other diseases and dying prematurely rises the longer someone goes. But surgery is only really effective for the youngest.
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Fast walkers could live 15 years longer than dawdlers, study claims 16 May 5:20pm Fast walkers could live 15 years longer than dawdlers, study claims
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Researchers at Leicester University found women who walked briskly had a life expectancy of 86.7 to 87.8 years old, and men who kept up the pace had a life expectancy of 85.2 to 86.8.
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Girl, 5, suffers from rare disease triggered by the sun that could leave her covered in rashes 16 May 4:14pm Girl, 5, suffers from rare disease triggered by the sun that could leave her covered in rashes
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Kaia Ettingoff, five, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed in January 2018 with juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune disorder that leaves her with rashes and muscle inflammation.
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Heartwarming moment boy, 5, with spina bifida walks for the first time at his preschool graduation 16 May 4:10pm Heartwarming moment boy, 5, with spina bifida walks for the first time at his preschool graduation
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Blake Mompher, five, was diagnosed with spina bifida when his mother was 20 weeks pregnant. He walked for the first time without his wheelchair on Saturday at his preschool graduation in Ohio.
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Doctors are fueling opioid crisis in the UK by over-prescribing as deaths rise by almost 50%  16 May 2:06pm Doctors are fueling opioid crisis in the UK by over-prescribing as deaths rise by almost 50% 
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The OECD looked at data from 25 leading economic countries including the UK. Opioid-related deaths increased by more than 20 per cent overall in five years, and by 46 per cent in England and Wales.
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Processed foods such as pizza make people eat too much, too fast and gain weight, study shows 16 May 1:34pm Updated Processed foods such as pizza make people eat too much, too fast and gain weight, study shows
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For the first time, the National Institutes of Health have shown that ultra-processed foods like chips and pre-packaged snacks not only raise risks of overeating and weight gain - they are a cause.
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Pelvic floor exercises could help men overcome erectile dysfunction 16 May 1:09pm Pelvic floor exercises could help men overcome erectile dysfunction
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In the first study of its kind, experts from James Cook University in Australia analysed data from 650 men who used pelvic floor exercises to combat their ED and premature ejaculation.
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Tennis star Nicole Gibbs withdraws from French Open after dentist spotted a rare cancer in her mouth 16 May 11:34am Updated Tennis star Nicole Gibbs withdraws from French Open after dentist spotted a rare cancer in her mouth
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Nicole Gibbs, 26, was at a routine dentist's appointment last month when the doctor spotted a growth on the roof her mouth, which was soon discovered to be salivary gland cancer.
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Man, 56, in hospital after the fried chicken bone he accidentally swallowed perforated his bowel 16 May 10:46am Man, 56, in hospital after the fried chicken bone he accidentally swallowed perforated his bowel
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The unnamed man was treated by doctors in London. After recovering the first time, two months later the bone caused even more damage needing surgery and 45 days treatment in hospital.
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Girl, 11, rushed to hospital with a pencil hanging out of her neck 16 May 8:48am Girl, 11, rushed to hospital with a pencil hanging out of her neck
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The youngster, who has not been named, was bluelighted to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with the pencil still lodged in the left side of her neck.
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How much you REALLY need to eat of five foods claimed to improve health 16 May 8:46am Updated How much you REALLY need to eat of five foods claimed to improve health
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Emma Beckett is an expert in human nutrition at the University of Newcastle in Australia. She explained how much of each of the five foods is needed with an epidemiologist working for a council.
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17th-century English doctor prescribed patients with Pigeon slippers and deer dung 16 May 8:14am Updated 17th-century English doctor prescribed patients with Pigeon slippers and deer dung
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Simon Forman and his protégé Richard Napier paraded through Elizabethan England professing to be able to heal people of anything from witchcraft to 'bloody flux'.
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England is buying more recreational drugs on the dark web than every country except FINLAND 16 May 7:37am England is buying more recreational drugs on the dark web than every country except FINLAND
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More than one in four recreational drug users in England admitted ordering substances on the encrypted network in the last 12 months, according to the Global Drugs Survey.
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Emergency blood deliveries to large hospitals could be stalled for two days as couriers strike 16 May 7:21am Emergency blood deliveries to large hospitals could be stalled for two days as couriers strike
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Couriers, including cyclists, deliver blood to more than 50 hospitals in London and the south-east. Their employment union said their hours had been cut and contracts changed.
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10 ways to thrive when life gets tough, two leading psychologists explain 16 May 7:18am Updated 10 ways to thrive when life gets tough, two leading psychologists explain
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Whether surviving a tragedy or facing up to more day to day challenges, Drs Aria and Meg Arroll can help you learn how to build up your own personal reserves of resilience.
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How measles could rapidly infect YOUR city 16 May 7:03am Updated How measles could rapidly infect YOUR city
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The maps lay bare how the virus could spread across entire cities if current jab rates dropped from 95 per cent to 80 per cent in major cities across the US.
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Older adults who regularly do Sudoku or crosswords have sharper brains 16 May 6:37am Older adults who regularly do Sudoku or crosswords have sharper brains
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Academics at the University of Exeter and King's College London carried out research into more than 19,000 participants who completed an online survey.
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One in 20 NHS doctors are dependent on alcohol, survey finds 16 May 6:29am One in 20 NHS doctors are dependent on alcohol, survey finds
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The study by Birkbeck, University of London and University College London surveyed 417 UK medical doctors. The results were published in the journal BMJ Open.
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Transgender women face a greater risk of breast cancer 16 May 4:40am Transgender women face a greater risk of breast cancer
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Scientists in Amsterdam investigated rates of breast cancer in nearly 3,500 transgender people receiving hormone treatment compared with the general Dutch population.
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Trans woman, 35, is the first in the world to have a vagina made out of FISH SKIN 16 May 3:02am Trans woman, 35, is the first in the world to have a vagina made out of FISH SKIN
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The 35-year-old woman, known only as Maju, had an incision where the vagina should be before surgeons from the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, inserted a mould lined with tilapia skin.
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Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain but increases car crashes and drug overdoses, study suggests 15 May 11:18pm Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain but increases car crashes and drug overdoses, study suggests
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After legalizing marijuana in 2012, Colorado saw fewer hospitalizations for chronic pain but 10 percent more people were hospitalized for car crashes, new UC San Francisco research found.
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