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Woman awarded $56 million for botched spinal surgery that left her quadriplegic 13 Aug 2:09pm Woman awarded $56 million for botched spinal surgery that left her quadriplegic
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Patricia Jones, now 66, had surgery to alleviate back pain in 2009. Surgeons at Good Samaritan Hospital in New York left her with a piece of bone in her spinal canal that paralyzed her.
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Too much wheat and gluten in early stages of infancy raises risk of coeliac disease 13 Aug 2:04pm Updated Too much wheat and gluten in early stages of infancy raises risk of coeliac disease
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Experts in Sweden only looked at rates of coeliac disease among genetically predisposed youngsters. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (stock)
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Artificial intelligence could diagnose breast cancer better than doctors 13 Aug 1:32pm Updated Artificial intelligence could diagnose breast cancer better than doctors
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UCLA scientists trained their AI on 240 biopsy images, and tested it against 87 doctors. The machine was on par with pathologists for all, but was better at making one crucial distinction.
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Baby spinach recalled in 10 states after a sample tested positive for Salmonella  13 Aug 12:54pm Updated Baby spinach recalled in 10 states after a sample tested positive for Salmonella 
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Dole Fresh Vegetables, which sells in Target and Walmart, issued a warning to customers on Friday to trash their 6oz bags and 10oz clam-shell boxes of baby spinach that have a sell-by date of August 5.
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Blood pressure medication protects the BRAIN, too: Patients on high doses have 37% less damage 13 Aug 11:43am Blood pressure medication protects the BRAIN, too: Patients on high doses have 37% less damage
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Taking higher doses of blood pressure medication may slow down the development of white matter lesions - areas of age-related brain damage - linked to Alzheimer's, a new NIH study suggests.
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Rates of underage drinking have plummeted across the world over the last decade 13 Aug 11:21am Updated Rates of underage drinking have plummeted across the world over the last decade
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The number of underage drinkers across England, Scotland and Wales shrunk by 40 per cent between 2010 and 2014. No data was analysed for Northern Ireland.
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Infamous Chinese scientist who produced gene-edited babies claims he was following US guidelines 13 Aug 10:58am Updated Infamous Chinese scientist who produced gene-edited babies claims he was following US guidelines
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Controversial scientist He Jiankui said he'd followed the US-written guidelines for editing heritable genes when he altered the DNA of two embryos in 2017. Scientists are redrafting the rules this week.
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Aspirin may help some survive breast cancer - but make the disease more aggressive in others 13 Aug 9:56am Updated Aspirin may help some survive breast cancer - but make the disease more aggressive in others
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While previous research has found aspirin could help cancer patients, new research by University of North Carolina scientists suggests it depends on the genetic characteristics of the patient and tumor.
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Binge-watching your favourite TV series is bad for your brain, expert warns 13 Aug 9:37am Updated Binge-watching your favourite TV series is bad for your brain, expert warns
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Dr Randall Wright from the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas said the past time often leads to social isolation, snacking on junk food and a lack of exercise and sleep, which is bad for the brain.
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Spinal cord tumor survivor, 29, stuns doctors by walking, biking, and lifting weights 13 Aug 9:35am Updated Spinal cord tumor survivor, 29, stuns doctors by walking, biking, and lifting weights
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Krystalynn Chee, of Arizona, was 20 when she was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. She needed three surgeries, each harder than the last, and feared she would never walk again.
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High-fat food turns off a signal in the brain that tells you when you are full  13 Aug 9:27am Updated High-fat food turns off a signal in the brain that tells you when you are full 
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The study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests a previously unknown gut-brain connection that helps explain how extra servings lead to weight gain.
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An apple a day keeps cancer and heart disease at bay 13 Aug 8:35am Updated An apple a day keeps cancer and heart disease at bay
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Scientists from Edith Cowan University, Australia, found people who consume at least 500mg of antioxidants, called flavonoids, a day are less at risk of dying from the conditions.
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How to beat the HRT shortage ... with alternative remedies that could keep those hot flushes at bay 13 Aug 5:18am How to beat the HRT shortage ... with alternative remedies that could keep those hot flushes at bay
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Thousands of women who rely on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to cope with the menopause are finding it hard to get their prescription filled in UK pharmacies.
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Healthy living could prevent a THIRD of dementia cases, expert says  13 Aug 3:26am Healthy living could prevent a THIRD of dementia cases, expert says 
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Professor Alistair Burns, the national clinical lead for dementia in the NHS, said up to a third of cases were potentially preventable as they were linked to diet, inactivity or poor brain health.
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Man inhaled his DENTURES after being given general anaesthetic 13 Aug 3:18am Man inhaled his DENTURES after being given general anaesthetic
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The 72-year-old man thought he had lost his dentures, but they were lodged in his voice box. Doctors in Great Yarmouth revealed the oversight led to him needing more surgery.
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Chlamydia vaccine moves a step closer after a scientific trial proves it is safe 12 Aug 11:19pm Chlamydia vaccine moves a step closer after a scientific trial proves it is safe
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Scientists from the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen tested two injections on 35 healthy female volunteers. After five months, none of the women had suffered any serious side effects.
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Hi-tech patch to tackle painful periods by generating 1,000 pain-killing pulses per second 12 Aug 9:01pm Hi-tech patch to tackle painful periods by generating 1,000 pain-killing pulses per second
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The NHS is trialling a patch worn on the stomach that generates 1,000 pain-killing pulses per second - making menstruation less miserable for women by reducing pain by up 70 per cent.
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Obesity: Disease or just plain greed? The number of obese Britons has doubled in 25 years 12 Aug 8:58pm Updated Obesity: Disease or just plain greed? The number of obese Britons has doubled in 25 years
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Obesity is one of the major health issues of our age - nearly a third of people in the UK are officially obese (with a BMI of over 30). Here, two leading doctors weigh in with very different views on the solution...
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