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Doncaster boy has a condition that makes him look pregnant

A five-year-old is having chemotherapy to cure him of a rare condition that makes him look pregnant. Mckenzie Watson suffers from a disorder known as nephrotic ... read more

Is it best to have a flu jab in the morning?

As part of a weekly series, in association with LloydsPharmacy, Suresh Bagga from LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor answers your common medicine queries…  Sur... read more

Holly Willoughby ‘happy and healthy’ after weight loss

She’s remained coy about how she’s achieved her enviable slimline curves. But Holly Willoughby insists that she feels ‘happy and healthy’... read more

Are smart phones killing teenager’s desire to date?

Love’s young dream is dying out, according to new research. People born after 1995 are much less interested in dating than the generation before them, a new b... read more

Woman shows how abs turn into a potbelly when she has PMS

A former-bodybuilder has shared a bloated photograph to shatter the ‘Instagram illusion’ of perfection by revealing the real impacts PMS causes on h... read more

Woman, 47, with body of a 70-year old cures her insomnia

A 47-year-old cancer survivor who learned she had the body of a woman decades older managed to shave 13 years from her ‘body age’ through exercise a... read more

Girl, 18, became convinced she was a dinosaur

An 18-year-old girl was convinced she was a dinosaur was just hours from death when doctors discovered her brain was under attack from a rare illness. Lucy Evan... read more

Eczema sufferer has to vacuum her bed EVERY DAY 

An eczema sufferer sheds so much skin she has to vacuum her bed every day.  Vivienne Hew, 20, from Dublin, who has suffered from the common skin complaint sinc... read more

Instagram model on how she lost 15 kilos transformed body

An Instagram model who felt ‘uncomfortable’ in her own skin has revealed how she shed 15 kilos to transform her body. Sydney-based Jadé Tuncdoruk, ... read more

Firemen are told to carry out blood pressure tests for NHS

Firemen will carry out blood pressure and heart checks under a major NHS drive to prevent early deaths. They will conduct medical tests during fire safety inspe... read more

‘No proof’ that the odd glass of wine harms your baby

There is little evidence having the occasional drink while pregnant does any harm to a baby, a review has concluded. Only last year, official government advice ... read more

The metal springs that can give failing hearts a boost

Beat it: Innovative, new design could revive heart function, increasing cardio health A tiny metal spring that is implanted into the heart could revolutionise t... read more

Who says cake can’t be healthy?

We don’t eat cake to make us healthy, but most people want a birthday or special occasion to be marked with something indulgent. With the Great British Bake O... read more

Forgetting where you’ve parked your car could mean ADHD

Symptoms: Increasingly, a number of adults are being diagnosed with the brain disorder Most of us make silly mistakes from time to time and are able to laugh th... read more

Vaping in pregnancy increases a child’s risk of asthma

Vaping in pregnancy increases a child’s risk of asthma, new research suggests. E-cigarettes may cause the potentially life-threatening lung condition even... read more

39 Americans sickened by their PUPPIES

Thirty-nine people in the US contracted an infection called Campylobacter from puppies this year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in an outbr... read more

Powdered blood that’s ready to use in an instant

Breakthrough: 2.5 million people hospitalised with severe bleeding die every year Whether it’s soldiers on the battlefield, women in childbirth or victims of ... read more

Will glasses from Poundland work when YOUR sight fails?

When you start to struggle to see the words on a page or menu, it’s time to buy reading glasses.  This usually happens in your 40s as a result of the age-rel... read more

Cancer drugs cost a QUARTER of the price industry quotes

Cancer drugs do not cost as much to produce as industry-sponsored research claims, according to a landmark analysis. Pharmaceutical companies often say it costs... read more

The bunion op that let’s you go home the same day

Back on her feet: 71-year-old Theo Spring  THE PATIENT Over the past ten years, the big toe on my left foot has been gradually turning inwards and a lump has b... read more

‘Smart’ syringe used in hospitals vulnerable to HACKING

When they’re wireless, even seemingly simple medical devices like syringes can be taken over and maliciously controlled by hackers. The Department of Home... read more

ASK THE DOCTOR: Dr Martin Scurr answers your queries

Are statins for you? Being thin doesn’t necessarily mean you’re healthy I’m 39, I eat healthily and I’m slim, but a routine blood test last year... read more

Sedentary behavior can cause death, a study warned

How you sit is more important for your health than the total amount of time you’re sitting, a new study claims. Adults are sedentary for nine to 10 hours ... read more

Nearly HALF of men suffer agonising pelvic pain

Lying in bed with sweat pooling on his chest, Wayne Fletcher felt sure the flu-like symptoms that had plagued him for weeks were more than a winter bug. As a ke... read more