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Astronaut’s urine could be turned into plastic

Researchers are developing a way to convert astronaut urine and exhaled carbon dioxide into plastics to make tools in space.   The idea of using human waste i... read more

Plymouth father survived septis thanks to his muscles

A former international bodybuilding champion has told how he survived a potentially fatal sepsis attack – thanks to his huge muscles. Father-of-four Paul ... read more

Liver condition causes boy’s face to swell like balloon

A five-year-old boy is fighting against a rare condition that causes his face and body to swell up like a balloon. Mckenzie Watson, five, has a rare condition w... read more

Do YOU want a brainy child? Play ‘I spy’ from day 1

Playing ‘I spy’ with your newborn in the supermarket will do wonders for their minds. According to a new study, infants who are encouraged to intera... read more

Solar eclipse could cause eye problems for people

Experts warned people repeatedly not to stare directly at the eclipse without protective eyewear because it could cause retina damage and permanent vision loss.... read more

‘Singheart’ molecule could mean heart cells self-repair

Damaged heart cells could potentially self-heal with a ground-breaking discovery in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Researchers have identified a non-c... read more

‘Angelina Jolie effect’ fail | Daily Mail Online

Shortly after she made her breast and ovarian cancer battle public, actress Angelina Jolie was credited with increasing awareness amongst women of the importanc... read more

E. coli superbug squashed by ‘superteam’ of antibiotics

A potentially devastating strand of bacteria that could have made antibiotics futile in the fight against disease has finally been quashed by a team of scientis... read more

Chloe Madeley reveals what worked to solve ‘pregnant’ tum

Chloe Madeley, with boyfriend James Haskell, who suggested she tried a probiotic She has always been candid about her body battles.  The gym bunny Chloe Madel... read more

Vegetarian diets really do lower your cholesterol

Plant-based diets really do lower cholesterol, according to a review of nearly 50 studies. Vegetarians generally eat more greens, fruits and nuts which means th... read more

Abstinence-only sex ed programs are failing American teens

Public health officials have slammed abstinence-only sexual education programs as new research shows they are doing nothing to prevent teens from risky sexual b... read more

Michigan actress has surgery to stop time-bomb in brain

An actress has received lifesaving surgery to stop the ticking time-bomb in her brain that could have killed her at any moment – after months of misdiagno... read more

I’m worried my elderly mother is taking too many pills

Anshu Bhimbat from LloydsPharmacy in Buckinghamshire, answers your common medicine queries  As part of a weekly series, in association with LloydsPharmacy, Ans... read more

Fertility warning over cleaning chemicals

Chemicals in common household products could be making us infertile, scientists say. Hand wipes, disinfectants and mouthwash all contain ‘quats’ – qua... read more

Popular children are more likely to be anxious adults

It is the moral of Hollywood films from The Breakfast Club to Mean Girls. Now psychologists have agreed that it is better to have good friends when you are in s... read more

Desperate mum shaves off two-year-old’s blonde curls

Desperate to stop her two-year-old daughter from compulsively pulling out her own hair, a mother has made the heartbreaking decision to shave off her ‘bea... read more

Susie Burrell reveals fastest ways to lose weight

While you might be aware that fad diets are not always the answer for those who want to keep off weight, there are some ways you can quickly shed kilos – ... read more

Is ‘miracle’ cancer therapy all it’s cracked up to be?

Nigel Lewis-Baker is a busy man: he runs a charity, spends time with wife Janet, 71, and their eight grand- children and has a thriving social life. What makes ... read more

INVOcell mini-incubator may transform IVF treatment

A tiny incubator which nurtures developing embryos inside a woman’s body may prove an alternative to traditional IVF. The INVOcell mini-incubator, which is th... read more

Forget relaxing! What keeps you healthy is being busy!

Amid the hustle and bustle of our super-connected 21st century, we all dream of an easy life of leisure. But often that dream just keeps receding from our grasp... read more

New way to wipe out lifelong phobias – in just one session

Listening to birdsong, feeding the ducks, watching robins hop about in the garden, simple pleasures for many of us, but for Alisa Youngman it was enough to make... read more

Matt Dawson tells how a tick bite left him needing surgery

Matt Dawson thought his wife Carolin was worrying too much when she urged him to go to the doctor about an insect bite. ‘I thought it was nothing to get conce... read more

Secrets of an A-list body: Hugh Jackman 

Hugh Jackman is renowned for his honed physique and hasn’t let standards slip  The actor trains five days a week, often running 2km in seven minutes Foll... read more

Gemma Arterton reveals traumatic Hollywood weight loss

Her hour-glass figure is the envy of women across the UK. But Gemma Arterton has revealed Hollywood producers flew a personal trainer out to Morocco to ensure s... read more