'My scars make me proud of what my body's beaten': Breast cancer survivor, 39, poses topless after double mastectomy to show 'it's nothing to be ashamed of'

Breast cancer survivor poses topless after double mastectomy

Alison Hawkes, 39, from Dagenham, east London posted this photograph on her Facebook page to show breast cancer patients that scars are nothing to be ashamed of. She was diagnosed with the disease after finding a lump in her right breast in May 2012. After six rounds of chemotherapy (inset) and having her right breast removed, Mrs Hawkes decided to have her left breast removed to prevent the disease returning. She said: 'It was a no brainer. I didn't even consider the aesthetic side of things. All I could think was that there was no way I was going through this again - not if I could help it... I wanted to show everyone that scars aren't the end of the world. I'm proud of what my body has beaten.'

'Airborne peanut allergies on flights are a MYTH': Leading scientist claims it's impossible for a reaction to be triggered this way

Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Kings College, London, says peanut particles are too heavy to be transmitted through the air - and that leading experts agree the airborne theory is a myth.

Bizarre story of the woman born unable to feel ANY pain - who's spent every day of the last six years in agony since giving birth

The woman, treated by doctors from the University of Cambridge, has always had channelopathy-associated insensitivity to pain, which causes a complete absence of pain sensation.

Could your smartphone or tablet give you SKIN CANCER? Screens 'reflect UV rays and may indirectly trigger the disease'

Scientists at the University of New Mexico advise wearing suncream, sunglasses and to cover your face and neck when using phones, tablets and laptops, to reduce the risk of harmful rays.

Controlling parents 'cause long-term mental damage to their children' - and the trauma is as bad as losing a loved one

Scientists at University College London found parents who don't allow their child to make their own decisions and invade their privacy, risk causing mental damage in later life comparable to the death of a close friend or relative.

Revealed... the dirtiest places on an airplane (and it's NOT the loo): Swabs shows tray tables and overhead air vents are riddled with the most germs

A study by travel online calculator Travel Math took swabs on four flights and at five airports and found tray tables are the most likely places to be riddled with germs. In the airport the water cooler button was the dirtiest spot.

The perfect penis may be SMALLER than you think: Women prefer 'slightly above average' appendages - but are less bothered about size in a long-term relationship

For the study, researchers from UCLA and the University of New Mexico 3D printed 33 models of different sized penises - and asked women to their two favourite sizes.

Stunning and heartbreaking photos show parents spending precious moments with their baby daughter born with inoperable brain cancer and Down syndrome

Florida parents with baby daughter born with brain cancer and Down syndrome

Erika and Stephen Jones, of Florida, first had learned that their unborn daughter Abigail had Down syndrome. An ultrasound later showed that a cancerous mass had developed in her brain. The parents expected the cancer-stricken child do die soon after delivery August 6, by Abigail surprised them by doing everything that all babies do: crying, sticking out her tongue, feeding and grabbing onto their fingers.

Bizarre story of the woman born unable to feel ANY pain - who's spent every day of the last six years in agony since giving birth

The woman, treated by doctors from the University of Cambridge, has always had channelopathy-associated insensitivity to pain, which causes a complete absence of pain sensation.

Thousands of cancer patients to be denied life-extending drugs due to NHS funding cuts

Among the drugs de-listed as a result of cuts to the Cancer Drugs Fund are those to treat breast cancer, multiple myeloma, bowel cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer and leukaemia.

Doctors 'have no idea how to look after dying patients' and ignore their spiritual needs 

Basic humane care for dying people has been forgotten by doctors because modern medicine is fixated with a 'heroic war on disease', according to medical experts at King's College London.

Why you SHOULDN'T worry about your weight: People who believe they are fat are more likely to GAIN pounds due to stress

Those who identified themselves as being 'overweight' were more likely to report overeating in response to stress - and this predicted subsequent weight gain, say University of Liverpool researchers.

Bisexual women and those confused about their sexuality are 'more likely to suffer from eating disorders'

However, lesbians are no more likely to experience eating disorders than their 'straight' peers, the researchers, from Drexel University, Pennsylvania, concluded.

'Miraculous' vibrating bra that claims to increase the size of a woman's breasts in just seven days - without the need for surgery - is being trialed in the U.S.

E Bra that 'increases the size of a woman's breasts' being trialed in US

Daily Mail Online can exclusively reveal that the E Bra, which was created by Serbian inventor Milan Mili, 30, (right) has been trialed by two American women, both of whom claim it boosted their cup size (far right). Milan first came up with the design after his girlfriend (left) told him she wanted bigger breasts.

NHS is 'wasting millions on pointless ops for heart attacks and strokes' - and should instead tell people to quit smoking and lose weight

Writing in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, cardiologists warned the NHS is carrying out too many invasive heart operations which have not been proven to actually save lives.

Should a sexy woman be seen and not heard? A man can laugh a woman into bed, but funny females aren't attractive, study claims

The attractiveness of men using humour can even be measured mathematically - the more jokes he tells and the more she laughs at them, the more likely it is they will end up together, said researchers.

The best way to save your children from suffering from asthma and hayfever is to live on a FARM, say experts 

Belgian, Dutch and French scientists using lab mice found regular exposure to bacteria particles and farm dust protects children from allergies because it blunts their inflammatory immune responses.

How old is YOUR heart? Take this test to find out... as scientists warn most of us have hearts OLDER than our actual age

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated heart 'age' using the test, which takes into account blood pressure, obesity and whether a person smokes and has diabetes.

Aspirin may help you fight cancer by preventing tumours evading the body's immune system, new research suggests 

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London found that the painkiller supresses a molecule called prostaglandin that allows tumours to evade the body's immune defences.

Pregnant women are urged to have whooping cough vaccine after cases of the disease rose 24% in a year 

Just over half of pregnant women have the vaccine, with experts believing some women are put off the idea of receiving jabs in pregnancy. Whooping cough can be fatal, particularly in babies.

The Great British Bake Off 'sugar-free' FARCE: BBC 'mislead' the public by suggesting cakes made with 'hefty' helpings of honey are sugar-free, say experts

BBC's The Great British Bake Off 'sugar-free' FARCE

Weight-loss expert, Dr Sally Norton and dietitian Helen Bond told MailOnline the show's portrayal of 'sugar-free' cakes was 'misleading'. Four contestants revealed they were 'substituting' the sugar in their recipe for honey, including Ian Cumming, right, who told Mary Berry he was adding a 'hefty amount' of the ingredient. While three opted for agave syrup - a natural sweetener - and one chose mulberry molasses, another form of syrup. But Dr Norton and Mrs Bond told MailOnline a glaring omission from the show's narrative was a disclaimer that though in a different form, these ingredients are still considered to be sugar, and have the same effect on the body, once eaten. 'The GBBO "sugar-free" cakes were full of sugar,' they told MailOnline, adding 'sugar is sugar and it has the same effect on the body'.

So how has Bake Off Sue lived with a brain tumour for EIGHT years? Women can have one for decades without realising it

Sue Perkins, 45, presenter of the hit TV show Great British Bake Off, revealed she's had a brain tumour for eight years this week. The tumour affects fertility and women can have it for years without knowing.

Family of GP who died of heart disease aged 40 WON'T get her £110,000 death-in-service pension payout - because it happened on her DAY OFF 

Helen Sanderson, 40, died last year from cardiomyopathy. She had paid into a pension scheme to secure her family's future but NHS bosses have refused to pay out.

Deaths from heroin and cocaine soar as drugs become stronger... and people aged 40 to 49 are most likely to fall victim

There were 3,346 deaths attributed to drug poisoning from both legal and illegal drugs in 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics - 2,248 were deaths linked to drug misuse.

Want to get your marriage back on track after a baby? Have child number TWO 'and life is restored to normal within four months'

While the initial four weeks after the second birth involves a period of adjustment, couples often adapt to the changes within four months and quality of life returns, say Michigan researchers.

How embarrassing symptoms down below could be deadly CANCER: From unusual bleeding to pain during sex... we reveal the signs of the 5 female cancers 

One in four women are put off discussing symptoms of gynaecological cancers - womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal - fearing they will be asked about their sex lives, The Eve Appeal charity warned today.

NHS greed and the couples conned into IVF: Fertility pioneer ROBERT WINSTON delivers a devastating attack that will send shockwaves through the health service 

PROFESSOR ROBERT WINSTON was a fertility treatment pioneer who is delivering an attack on

Professor Robert Winston, pictured, believes infertile couples are being exploited by a grasping industry that ignores ethical standards, and that the NHS and government aren't helping those who need it. He thinks couples are being offered treatments that don't work or are unnecessary, and that more than half of those offered IVF don't need it. Sarah and James Colbourne, from London, right, were given unnecessary IVF.

The food that destroys your libido! Experts reveal how red meat, chocolate and booze all dampen desire

Experts say that consuming the wrong foods can destroy your libido by causing lethargy, lowering testosterone levels and increasing abnormal sperm production.

'My little girl, you are beautiful': Father pens emotional letter to his daughter with Down syndrome on her wedding day, praising her for 'beating the odds' to find happiness 

Ohio father pens letter to his daughter with Down syndrome on her wedding day 

Paul Daugherty (left), a 57-year-old sports columnist from Loveland, Ohio, wrote the tribute for his 25-year-old daughter Jillian before walking her down the aisle, detailing how he used to cry over his fear that she wouldn't be accepted by her peers - a fear, he added, that has gone unfounded. Jillian married Ryan Mavriplis (right), her boyfriend of ten years, on June 27 at an outdoor ceremony with 160 guests.

Why Jamie's seaweed diet could help you get slim too: It reduces fat absorption, boosts iron levels and keeps hearts healthy

As Jamie Oliver attributes his recent weight loss to eating seaweed, Alice Smellie explores how the nutritious marine algae can help with weight loss, and how to prepare and eat it.

'Keep it clean and your body will love you for it!' Amy Willerton reveals how an all-natural diet and 'adrenaline pumping' workouts maintain her model physique

Model and former beauty queen Amy Willerton, 23, tells FEMAIL she's trying to eat 'smaller portions more regularly' and will meet friends to go hiking rather than lunch in a bid to stay active every day.

Why air fresheners and scented candles can wreck your health: They could cause cancerous DNA mutations and asthma

John Naish explores the potential dangers of hugely popular home perfuming products such as candles, incense and air fresheners. They could cause cancer and asthma and disrupt hormones.

'People ask me if I've been in a fire', says mother, 23, with rare condition which causes her skin to grow seven times faster than normal

Harlequin ichthyosis sufferer says 'people ask me if I've been in a fire'

Stephanie Turner, from Wynne, Arkansas, was born with Harlequin ichthyosis, an extremely rare condition that causes the skin to grow seven times faster than normal, crack and appear tight (left and top right). Doctors warned she was unlikely to survive the first few days of life. But at the age of 23, Mrs Turner is now the oldest person in the US to live with Harlequin ichthyosis. And when she gave birth to her two-year-old son, she became the first person with the condition to have a baby (pictured bottom right with her four-month-old daughter Olivia). She said living with the disorder has been difficult, adding she's endured years of hurtful comments about her looks. 'I've actually had someone come up to me and ask if I was in a fire,' she said. 'If it gets too hot I had to stay in, I'd get sick, pus would come up, my skin would hurt and it would be awful.'

Does gluten intolerance REALLY exist? Study finds two-thirds of 'gluten-sensitive people had no ill effects when given it' 

Italian scientists found two-thirds of people failed to correctly distinguish between a gluten-free flour and one containing gluten, after recording the symptoms they suffered while eating both.

Could YOU have a cancerous mole and not know it? Take this test to find out...

Despite the ever-present risk of cancer, millions of us will have suffered sunburn this summer. This quiz gives an indication of whether you should be concerned about your skin health.

Why can't men like my proud dad have male carers? Rebecca Ley says male carers may have given her father a glimpse of dignity

Rebecca Ley's father, Peter, suffered from dementia and was looked after by female carers. She argues that her father would have had greater dignity if he'd had more male carers.

From eating less than 1,200 calories a day to enjoying burritos and ice cream: How one woman ditched the diets (and the kilos) and got in shape by lifting weights

Dell Farrell lost weight through weight lifting while still enjoying burritos and ice

'I was burnt out, stressed, and hating myself for not being able to lose weight'. Despite six days a week of gruelling workouts and extreme dieting, Dell Farrell (inset) was unable to shift the kilos, in fact, she was gaining them. The Gold Coast local was at breaking point - until she decided to embrace a balanced diet. The personal trainer ditched the diets and high-cardio workouts, embraced carbs, sugar and heavy lifting, and reaped the results (left, right).

NHS email blunder reveals names of 780 HIV patients... but Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt still plans to put MORE doctors' data online

'Human error' at the 56 Dean Street clinic in London's Soho led to a newsletter being sent to out 780 patients on a group email, rather than to individuals. An investigation is underway.

SARAH VINE: Why do we tell women lies about childbirth?

Women are still being sold a politically correct fantasy of childbirth that, far from liberating mothers, just adds to the tremendous pressure they already feel to be perfect in every way, writes SARAH VINE.

Bike crash saved father's life after a deadly tumour that lay hidden for months grew to the size of a MELON just days later

Bike crash saved father's life after a tumour the size of MELON grew days later

Simon Nutting, 39, from Walsall, West Midlands, flew head first over his handle bars while cycling home on April 30. Days later, the self-confessed fitness fanatic began to suffer with a stiff neck, which his doctor diagnosed as a sprain from his fall. But within a week a lump had grown (pictured inset, right) - and within a month he was diagnosed with an aggressive soft tissue cancer - Ewing's sarcoma. Mr Nutting, a support worker, believes the smash saved his life, as doctors have warned the cancer - which lay dormant - may have been untreatable if found any later. He is now undergoing chemotherapy and weighs just eight-and-a-half stone (left) after losing more than three stone in eight weeks. His wife, a full-time mother to their five children, is now fundraising as Mr Nutting is unable to work while so unwell.

Prevent your children developing a peanut allergy by feeding them PEANUTS, say experts in new guidance to parents

The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should feed their children peanuts to try and prevent them developing allergies later in life, after a study earlier this year supported the theory.

Fizzy drinks could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes but there is no such link with fruit juice, tea or coffee, study finds 

Japanese scientists, who looked at drinking habits of 80,000 people who were resuscitated after a cardiac arrest, found a link between heart attacks and the consumption of fizzy drinks.

Are YOU flexible enough to do the 'reverse prayer'? Latest body challenge trend to sweep social media sees people placing their palms together BEHIND their backs

After social media users posted pictures of themselves touching their navels by reaching around their backs and fitting coins in their collarbones, the latest trend involves showcasing flexibility.

Premature babies are 'worse at maths and more likely to end up in lower-paid jobs'

Psychological scientists at the University of Warwick found pre-term children were more likely to be manual workers, unemployed and were more likely to suffer financial difficulties.

'They're gonna put your hand inside your stomach, kind of like a hoodie' : Pioneering Texas surgeons implant grandfather's badly burned hand into his abdomen to help the newly grafted skin heal

Texas surgeons implant grandfather's badly burned hand into his abdomen

Frank Reyes, right, was facing the prospect of losing his hand until Texas surgeon Anthony Echo, left, decided to attempt an unusual skin graft technique normally used on the battlefield. Dr Echo inserted Mr Reyes' hand under a flap of skin in his abdomen as a temporary measure, to allow it time to recover. Now the grandfather has been told he should regain almost full use of the hand following the surgery.

Is this the unhealthiest burger ever? Chef's 6,000-calorie creation contains nearly three pounds of meat, 10 rashers of bacon and 12 onion rings (but it comes with a salad)

The 30cm-tall burger, which weighs four pounds, was created by Dave Cameron, head chef at The Hog in Horsley, Gloucestershire, for the village local fete, which takes place this weekend.

Bake Off's Sue Perkins reveals she has been living with a brain tumour for EIGHT YEARS which stops her having children 

Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins told an interviewer she had been diagnosed with a benign growth on her pituitary gland eight years ago while filming a TV series.

Shambolic care at night and weekends must end, says NHS boss - who admits patients face confusion over whether to call 111, out-of-hours or go to A&E;

Simon Stevens said tthe offer to the public has to be streamlined - and also waded into a row over seven-day GP working and freeing up appointments for those who work.

'Make your mind up over GM embryos': Scientists call for public debate over whether DNA should be modified to fight disease

Five leading UK research bodies said 'game changing' new techniques have potential to conquer genetic diseases - but that the public must decide if it wants this progression to go ahead.

Mother who feared her 'utterly miserable' baby had DEPRESSION discovers his grumpy behaviour is due a hormone deficiency

Woman thought baby her was DEPRESSED - but he had hormone deficiency

Despite him only being one year old, Miranda Jones, was convinced her son Caspar had mental health issues after he spent his first year crying, clinging to her and refusing to even interact with his own siblings. The 47-year-old says she even became embarrassed to take him to visit friends due to his 'miserable temperament'. Mrs Jones and husband Richard, who run a veterinary practice in Devon, eventually saw a specialist who diagnosed their son with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) when he was 18 months old. Since his diagnosis, Caspar, now three, has undergone an amazing transformation both physically and mentally since beginning treatment. He now receives growth hormone injections, which his mother describes as 'liquid gold'.

A paralysis breakthrough: Former athlete with spinal injury voluntarily moves his legs for the first time to control an exoskeleton

Mark Pollock, a 39-year-old blind athlete from Dublin, was paralysed four years ago. He recently underwent an electrical stimulation procedure at UCLA which helped him gain some movement.

'Chemical cosh' scandal': Thousands of patients with no history of mental illness needlessly given cocktail of anti-psychotic drugs

People with learning disabilities, dementia and autism are being given the drugs as a 'chemical cosh' to control their behaviour, research published in the BMJ shows.

Could this video game make you VEGETARIAN? Players control a cow that runs an abattoir which slaughters humans

The game (pictured) was created by Alexey Botkov from New Zealand for Ludum Dare, a 'games jam' that challenged developers to create a game with the brief: 'You are the monster.'

Terminally ill mother whose husband died from motor neurone disease tells their two children to cherish their memories of him as she talks of the 'huge hole' in their lives 

Terminally ill Clare Coulston tells their children to cherish memories of him

Clare Coulston (pictured with husband Paul and their two children), who was told she had oesophageal cancer in 2009, urged her two children to cherish their memories of their father Paul who passed away suddenly on Saturday. Despite both parents being diagnosed with terminal illnesses, the couple were determined to make the most of their time with their two children - taking them on holidays to Lapland and Florida. They said they had wanted to create special memories with seven-year-old Evelyn and her brother Finlay, nine, while they were still all together, as Mr Coulston's health declined. After his death on Saturday evening, Mrs Coulston, of Ulverston, Cumbria, left a moving post on her Facebook page which said: 'He leaves behind a huge hole in our lives but also 19 years of wonderful memories that can never be taken away.'

Ban fast food giants from our hospitals, says NHS boss as he calls for crackdown on the amount of junk food on offer to patients

Simon Stevens, the NHS chief executive, will tell the health service to 'put its house in order' and ensure hospitals are not adding to the nation's obesity crisis by serving up unhealthy food.

How making your husband sleep in a 'snore room' can save your marriage: ELIZABETH MCKINSTRY on the joys of separate rooms 

With one in six couples choosing to sleep in separate rooms, Elizabeth McKinstry explains why husband's snoring left her seeking refuge in another room home.

ASK THE DOCTOR: My insomnia pills worked, why can't I still have them? 

Sheep jumping over fence

Earlier this year a patient was in India where they were prescribed Lorazepam. It worked wonderfully with no side-effects. But the medicine is banned here. Dr Scurr advises.

Is this the tallest family in Britain? 6'3" mother and her three daughters have a combined height of almost 30ft

Marfan syndrome sufferers mother and three daughters have combined height of 30ft

Bianca Brouwers (second left) 33, has Marfan syndrome, a rare condition that leads to abnormally long and slender limbs. Her daughters Leah, 12 (not pictured) Emma, six  (red coat), and Lexi, four (with her mother) have all inherited the genetic disorder - and her son Remy, 15, (left) is the only member of the family without it. She is pictured with sister Natascha (second right) and her daughter Michaella (right) who also have Marfan.

The women dying of embarrassment: Middle-aged 'ignoring symptoms of womb cancer' because they fear being seen as promiscuous 

Embarrassment may be leading middle-aged women to ignore symptoms of womb cancer - such as bloating, pelvic pain and period changes - because they believe its linked to promiscuity.

Giving patients statins before ANY operation could halve the risk of dying and slash complications dramatically

Statins were linked to a 43 per cent lower chance of dying from any cause and a 52 per cent reduced risk of dying from a heart-related problem within 30 days, say Brazilian and Canadian researchers.

Persistent high blood pressure could be cured by 'dirt cheap' drug that's been around for 50 years, doctors discover

Spironolactone was first used in 1959 as a water pill to treat fluid retention - but a new British Heart Foundation study found it also works in three out of five patients whose blood pressure is out of control.

Being obese or overweight in middle age 'speeds up the onset of Alzheimer's in later life'

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found for every unit increase in BMI when a person reached 50, they developed Alzheimer's on average 6.5 months earlier.

Model with rare genetic disorder which has left her bald and without any teeth reveals how embracing her unique appearance helped to boost her fashion career

Melanie Gaydos, model with ectodermal dysplasia storms fashion industry

The 27-year-old model, who was born with the medical disorder ectodermal dysplasia, is owning her differences rather than trying to conform to the industry's standards. Melanie regards her genetic condition as her strength, saying: 'I am the only person who looks like me.' She has worked with renowned photographers including Christian Martin Weiss and Scott Irvine, starred in a music video for Rammstein and counts Miley Cyrus as a fan.

Women's are losing ground to men in the life expectancy race due to demanding lives juggling jobs and family

Studies have shown the adoption of highly stressful working lifestyles indistinguishable from those of men appears to have taken a toll on women's chances of living longer lives.

Former smoker who lost his voice box to throat cancer poses as a newsstand cashier selling cigarettes so he can warn customers about the horrific dangers of smoking

Former smoker who lost his voice box to throat cancer poses as a newsstand cashier selling

João Cândido, from the Brazilian state of Paraña, was diagnosed with larynx cancer 14 years after he stopped smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. While posing at a cashier at a newsstand (left), the former smoker asked customers about their own cigarette consumption, while revealing that he needs an electronic larynx to speak (top) because he had to have his voice box removed after being diagnosed with throat cancer.

Why you could have diabetes and not know it: Doctors warn five million Britons are at risk - and it's not just the overweight who should worry 

Diabetes UK figures say 3.3 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with the condition and a further 590,000 people are thought to have the condition, but don't know it.

Woman who claims she is allergic to Wi-Fi is awarded £650 a month in disability grants by French court

Judges in Toulouse, France, heard how claimant Marine Richard suffers from the condition EHS, an extreme sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation found in modern devices.

Not to be sniffed at: Why getting less than six hours' sleep a night means you're FOUR TIMES more likely to catch a cold

Experts at the University College San Francisco warn people who get less than six hours sleep are four times more likely to catch a cold than those who get seven hours or more.

Justine had her appendix out. So why was she still in agony 20 years later? 

Dated: 28/08/2015.. Justine Gale, who suffered massive health problems as a 15 year old with flare-ups in her late 30s before finally being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease... FAO Tracy at Daily Mail Good Health

Since she was a teenager, TV presenter Justine Gale had suffered stomach pain and diarrhoea which doctors put down to everything from irritable bowel syndrome to food poisoning.

The dog who sniffed a tumour, the cat who called for help and the horse who detected cancer: Meet the wonder pets who spotted their owners were ill before the doctors 

The wonder pets who spotted their owners were ill before the doctors 

Last month it was announced that Milton Keynes University Hospital had given approval for dogs to be used in an NHS trial. Here, we talk to four people whose pets have helped save their lives. Pictured: Left, Susan Marsh-Armstrong, 51, with her cat Charley; top right, Helen Mason, 38, with her horse Myrtle; bottom right, Kate Arnett, 48, with her dogs Banjo and Ernie.

Patients will be given their own BARCODE under plans to create a 'paperless' NHS... while new apps will help book appointments and order repeat prescriptions

NHS England will today announce plans to assign each patient an individual barcode to ensure they receive the right drugs and treatment, under plans to digitalise the health service by 2020.

Could voice test detect the first signs of Alzheimer's? Speech patterns used to spot Parkinson's may also help diagnose dementia 

Researchers at Seton Hall University in New Jersey say they could even develop a phone app, which would recognise changes in speech and could indicate early dementia.

New jab to prevent killer meningitis B is available for all babies on the NHS from the first time from today 

The new world first scheme will involve three jabs at two months, four months and 12 months, protecting against 90 per cent of infections by bacteria causing meningitis B, which strikes 1,870 a year and kills 120.

Do you suffer from back to school syndrome? Mothers say how term time makes them feel anxious and sad... but their children can't wait to back in the classroom

Mothers Luan Dickinson, 41, from Manchester, and Lily Sandland, 28, from Surrey, reveal the rollercoaster of emotions triggered by the first day of school and the sense that time is passing too fast.

Father is found to have had 100 mini strokes in his sleep after doctors blamed his mumbling on him being drunk - and his partner thought he was having a bad dream 

Liverpool man suffers over 100 mini STROKES in his sleep  

Andrew Pattinson, 39, from Carlisle, suffered more than 100 transient ischemic attacks, or mini strokes, in his sleep, triggered by the rare condition moyamoya syndrome, which restricts blood flow to the brain. Specialists at the Walton Centre in Liverpool warned Mr Pattinson he needed brain surgery within two months (left and inset), or he would risk losing his ability to speak and understand English. 'My speech was a bit strange sometimes and the doctors didn't believe that I had something wrong, they all just thought I had been drunk,' he said. 'I swore that I had had a stroke, I just could not do things that I had before. I still knew what I wanted to say, but couldn't get the words to come out of my mouth.'


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