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Obese man sheds 12st in 18 months after split from ex: 'Her cheating was a blessing'
A MORBIDLY obese guy looks unrecognisable after his dramatic weight loss. Mike Vaughan weighed almost 32st after living on a diet of crisps, bread, fizzy drinks and takeaways. But the 26-year-old claims his devastating break-up from his girlfriend of five years spurred him on to lose weight. Realising his health was at risk, Mike started dieting and he’s managed
Fentanyl deaths: Warning as drug kills 'at least 60'
At least 60 people have died in the UK in the last eight months after taking the strong painkiller fentanyl. Tests on heroin seized by police since November found traces of the synthetic drug, with more than 70 further deaths pending toxicology reports, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. Some contained carfentanyl, which is 10,000 times stronger as morphine
Active children may lower their risk of heart disease and even cancer in later life: Exercising in youth permanently 'turns down' genes that cause inflammation
Children who exercise may be at less risk of heart disease and even cancer in later life, new research suggests. Mice who are physically active before reaching sexual maturity have 'turned down' genes for inflammation, even if they eat a high-fat diet, a study found. These effects continue even once the mice reach adulthood, the research adds. Past research
Cardiovascular disease diagnosis? THIS additional illness can double risk of death
CARDIOVASCULAR disease, also known as heart disease causes symptoms such as heart attacks and angina and is one of the leading causes of death in the UK. Now experts have revealed patients with heart disease who develop depression double the risk of dying than those who don’t. The study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found
Man packs on 3st of pure muscle – after making THIS diet swap
A RIPPED guy has revealed the simple diet swap that helped him transform his physique from skinny to stacked. Before his diet overhaul, student Ferdinand Beck had low self-confidence from suffering with acne and felt like he didn’t have enough energy to complete his workouts. Ferdinand initially only tried veganism for a month, but was soon hooked and has gone from 10st 9lbs to a super
‘Courts are not best place for Charlie Gard cases’
The legal process is not suited to dealing with cases such as that of Charlie Gard, who died last week, say experts. Dominic Wilkinson, an Oxford University physician, said that instead of spending months on critical decisions that might offer parents “false hope”, a tribunal of health and legal specialists would avoid the expense, pressure and public
Charlie Gard to 'inevitably' die shortly after hospice life support ends
Great Ormond Street Hospital says an intensive care is required to avoid "an unplanned and chaotic" end to Charlie's life. The terminally ill child will "inevitably" die soon after artificial ventilation is removed, judge Mr Justice Francis said. A court order says Charlie will continue to be treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for a "period"
World’s fattest woman aims to lose 64st after gastric bypass surgery
THE world’s fattest woman weighed 79st and has been in hospital since May. According to Eman, medics from the Mumbai hospital told the 79st woman that she should return home to Egypt and continue her new diet and rehabilitation programme there. They said there was nothing left they could do for her – a move that infuriated her family. Eman’s sister feared
Sperm count drop 'may lead to human extinction'
Humans could become extinct if sperm counts in men from North America, Europe and Australia continue to fall at current rates, a doctor has warned. Researchers assessing the results of nearly 200 separate studies say sperm counts among men from these areas seem to have halved in less than 40 years. But lead researcher Dr Hagai Levine said he was "very
Average NHS-advertised nursing and midwifery role 'draws three applications'
The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in theNHS is only drawing three applications, new figures show. Experimental statistics from NHS Digital show that there were 30,613 advertisements for vacancies for full-time positions published in England in March 2017 - a rise from 26,424 in 2016 and 26,406 in 2015. Overall between January 2017 and the end of March