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  • How long will YOU survive your cancer battle? Interactive calculator allows patients to discover their probability of dying from the disease over 10 years

    July 21, 2017 6:48 PM 5

    Cancer patients can find out exactly how long they can expect to live for by using a new interactive tool. Developed by scientists, the online calculator displays average life expectancy for six major forms of the disease. Based on official data of more than 2.3 million people, it provides the most accurate probability of dying from cancer over 10 years

  • Something in your home is secretly making you FAT

    July 18, 2017 7:21 PM 21

    THIS unsuspected thing is making you pack on the pounds. The study from Duke University suggested that compounds in dust found in your home could be making you fat. Researchers tested samples of indoor dust from 11 homes in North Carolina, USA on “pre-fat” mouse cells – or cells that develop into fat when they are exposed to particular chemicals

  • Obese woman loses 8.5st by doing this ONE thing

    July 18, 2017 4:19 PM 20

    MARIA ODUGBA has lost an incredible 8.5st and completely changed her life. A lot of exercises are particularly hard for those of us who carry a few extra kilos so finding an exercise we enjoy is a blessing. Enter Maria Odugba, an American woman who has lost an incredible 8.5st after she “found” yoga. Maria was 28.2st when she began to do yoga and has documented

  • England 'on track' to stamp out smoking

    July 18, 2017 11:11 AM 20

    The government has set out an ambitious plan to make England, in effect, smoke-free in the next few decades. The new Tobacco Control Plan aims to slash smoking rates from 15.5% to 12% of the population by 2022, paving the way to a smoke-free generation. If national smoking rates continue to fall, this generation of non-smokers could be achieved by 2030, says charity

  • Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics

    July 17, 2017 12:40 PM 14

    The US doctor who has offered to treat terminally ill Charlie Gard has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital to decide whether he should travel to America for therapy. Dr Michio Hirano will discuss Charlie's condition with doctors treating him and independent specialists. Great Ormond Street has given Dr Hirano an honorary contract giving

  • Streptococcus Gallolyticus Spurs Colorectal Tumor Growth in Mice

    July 14, 2017 6:32 PM 16

    The bacteria also promoted the growth of human colon cancer cells in a dish. BRYAN SATALINOScientists have long known of the link between the bacteria Streptococcus gallolyticus and colorectal cancer (CRC) in humans—numerous case studies have reported instances of patients with S. gallolyticus infections who also have CRC. How this microbe contributes

  • Prime Minister urged to ban sales of 'home doppler' pregnancy monitors

    July 12, 2017 6:24 PM 24

    A mother from Reading, who's baby was stillborn, is urging the government to ban the sale of 'home dopplers'. The devices can be used to listen to the heartbeat of an unborn child. Vicki McNelly delayed going to a midwife when she used a 'doppler' and heard sounds, believing her baby was alright. Manufacturers of the devices say they are novelty items

  • Anti-tobacco squad cracks down on violators of COTPA 2003

    July 12, 2017 4:48 AM 29

    Jamshedpur: A workshop for the anti-tobacco flying squad was organized at the Zila Parishad office on Tuesday. Soon after the workshop, a team led by additional district magistrate (law and order), Subodh Kumar, launched a drive against violators of The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 across the city. A fine of Rs 200 each was imposed

  • Low-income women will be given free sanitary products

    July 11, 2017 11:07 PM 9

    Scotland could become the first country in the world to provide free sanitary products to low-income women if a pilot project proves successful. Ministers have announced that free sanitary products will be given to those in need in Aberdeen as part of a trial. At least 1,000 women and girls from low-income homes will benefit from the Scottish government

  • Obese woman loses 12.5st to run half marathon – you won’t believe what she looks like now

    July 11, 2017 6:00 AM 7

    ROSALYNN BARTLETT has lost an incredible 12.5st in just two years. In January 2015, Rosalynn Bartlett decided to overhaul her life. At the time she was 24st 4lbs and had been significantly overweight for the past 13 years. The 40-year-old said: “I had gained enough that my weight was affecting my life, with swollen ankles, breathlessness and constant