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  • Legionnaire's outbreak at Disneyland

    September 7, 2018 4:13 PM 17

    Disneyland fined for Legionnaire's outbreak: Theme park charged $33,000 for dirty cooling systems after 3 employees contracted the disease Disneyland has been fined $33,000 for failing to protect people from Legionnaire's disease. Three employees at the park in Anaheim, California, contracted the life-threatening condition in the last year, with two requiring

  • Woman's tongue turned BLACK and 'hairy' because of an antibiotic

    September 5, 2018 9:00 PM 15

    Car crash victim's tongue is turned BLACK and 'HAIRY' by antibiotic she took after both her legs were crushed A woman’s tongue turned black and hairy because of a drug she took after both her legs were crushed in a car crash. The unidentified 55-year-old was diagnosed with ‘black hairy tongue’ – a harmless condition often caused by poor oral hygiene

  • Parents make children fatter by cramming their lunchboxes with sugar

    September 3, 2018 7:11 AM 17

    Parents are making children fatter by cramming their lunchboxes with more than a whole day's worth of sugar Parents are making children fatter by packing their lunchboxes with sugary foods, new research reveals. Fewer than a third of parents think making their child's lunch healthy is the top priority and three quarters even admit to feeling guilty about

  • Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year

    September 1, 2018 7:18 PM 19

    The Tinder effect? Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year, councils warn Sexual health services in England are ‘stretched to the limit’ as a record 3.3million people visited clinics last year, council leaders are warning. The rise in demand comes as local authority public health service budgets

  • Woman can rotate shoulder 180 degrees after bones in joint 'vanished'

    August 31, 2018 12:38 PM 17

    Woman can rotate her arm 180 degrees after bone in her shoulder VANISHED because of a rare disease A woman in India is able to rotate her arm 180 degrees after bones in her shoulder disappeared. The unnamed 37-year-old was diagnosed with Gorham-Stout disease, sometimes referred to as 'vanishing bone disease'. The woman, from Pondicherry - a city 93 miles

  • New blood pressure checker that goes around the wrist

    August 28, 2018 2:52 PM 34

    New wrist blood pressure checker is introduced because so many Britons are too overweight for traditional cuff used around the bicep to work Britain's obesity epidemic means thousands of patients have become too fat to have their blood pressure taken normally. Doctors have now been forced to develop a new type of blood pressure checker that fits around

  • Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12%

    August 27, 2018 2:18 PM 23

    Barbeque heart risk: Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases a person’s risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12% Cooking on coal, wood or charcoal could make you more likely to die of heart disease. A study has revealed people who use solid fuels for cooking may have a 12 per cent higher risk of dying of a heart attack, heart failure

  • Father-of-two, 37, whose headaches were dismissed as glue ear battled a satsuma-sized tumour

    August 23, 2018 5:14 PM 28

    Father-of-two, 37, whose headaches were dismissed as sinus problems by doctors has a satsuma-sized tumour removed from his brain after 15 years A father-of-two whose agonising headaches were dismissed as sinus problems was actually battling a satsuma-sized tumour. Andrew Potts, 37, from Cleadon, South Tyneside, is thought to have had the tumour for 15 years

  • Construction worker falls FACE FIRST onto a metal pole and survives

    August 23, 2018 9:15 AM 23

    Construction worker falls FACE FIRST onto a metal pole and survives after it punctures his skull but narrowly misses his brain and arteries A 25-year-old man narrowly avoided death after falling face-first onto a metal rod which went through his head, miraculously missing his brain and vital arteries. The Chinese construction worker was walking along

  • Family sickened from eating meal of wild 'vomiter'..

    August 22, 2018 8:40 PM 20

    Entire family hospitalized after eating a meal of wild 'vomiter' mushrooms they picked outside their home A family in northern Virginia fell ill and needed hospital attention after eating a meal containing wild mushrooms picked near their apartment complex. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that they experienced vomiting and stomach pains a few hours