Wallasey student loses her EAR after a mole turns out to be a deadly skin cancer

Lauren McFerran, from Merseyside, was diagnosed with a deadly melanoma after noticing the mole (left inset) when she went for her ear to be pierced. She had the tip of her ear removed initially but tests revealed it had spread so she had further surgery to remove the entire ear (right). She also needed six weeks of radiotherapy to stop the cancer spreading. Since then, Miss McFerran has completed her teacher training (left) and is now a qualified primary school teacher. She has had a prosthetic ear fitted (right inset) and said the procedure has not affected her hearing.

People may increasingly eat meals and snacks outside of the home, making accurate calorie counting difficult, a study by the London-based Behavioural Insights Team found.

The NHS spent £16.7 million on gluten and wheat-free bread last year, as well as £2.5 million on pasta and £1.1 million on biscuits, according to official figures from NHS Digital.

A compound known as HCA - found in citrus fruit - is able to inhibit the growth of kidney stones - and even dissolve the crystals, a University of Houston study found.

Asthma sufferer Gaye Stokes, 54, (pictured) from Grantham, Lincolnshire, says she feels like a 'completely different person' after taking part in clinical trials for new drug fevipiprant.

A recent Swedish study found cell phones 'might' increase the risk of brain cancer by 170 per cent. Here, radiation expert Dariusz Leszczynski analyzes how high that risk really is.

The age-defying injection was approved by the FDA in 2002 on the grounds that its muscle-freezing chemicals would not move from the injection site. But new tests have shown it can venture elsewhere.

Toddler with a 'ticking timebomb' growing on her leg takes first steps without limping

Athelia Blanton-Latta, from Missouri, had a vascular malformation, a large tangle of blood vessels which put her at risk of a heart attack. Even a small cut risked her bleeding to death. She was born with what looked like a large birthmark on her leg (left) but which grew as she did (middle). It meant she struggled to walk unaided and made her mother terrified she would knock it. The two-year-old has now undergone surgery which removed 95 per cent of the growth and is expected to go on and lead a normal life. 'The difference is she won't struggle to walk, will have full mobility of her legs and there was no damage to her muscles from surgery so she'll recover really well,' said mother, Jessica.

Some 40 per cent of people age 18 to 34 admit they cut down their calorie intake in order to binge drink, a report by health insurance provider Benenden found.

Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine have identified circuits in the brain's pleasure center that can inhibit binging. It is the first brain scan to support theories about food addiction.

Christine Curry teaches and practices obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami Hospital. So far she has treated over a dozen pregnant women with Zika, with many more expected.

The unnamed woman, who is just one month away from giving birth, was filmed in Arvada, Colorado, and footage sees her demonstrating how to do the perfect split jerk with a 99lb weight.

Samantha Nash from Castle Donington used to work as a community midwife and enjoyed weekend hikes. Then, one year ago, she started suffering from crippling fatigue.

Until now it was believed fertility rates fell in females over 40 because the quality of their eggs declines. But doctors from Northwestern University believe it may be due to scarring in the ovaries.

Swimmer ignored doctors' advice and raised £10,000 to have her left leg CUT OFF

Hope Gordon, 21, from Sutherland, Scotland, pleaded with NHS doctors to have her leg amputated for five years. But doctors declined to bend guidelines which stipulate that amputation is not an option for the rare condition she suffered from - complex regional pain syndrome. Hope, pictured in hospital inset and right, finally had the limb removed in a private operation in the UK. Hope says she has no regrets, having lived with pain since she was 12 years old.

Researchers from Manchester University found a type of protein, called cryptochrome, represses inflammatory pathways during night-time sleep - delaying painful symptoms.

The latest Public Health England guidance says there is no strong evidence that flossing makes any difference to oral hygiene compared with brushing with toothpaste.

Sean Dolan, 27, from Billingham, Teeside, spent five days in a coma with a fractured skull and a bleed on his brain. But he has been fundraising for charity ever since his miraculous recovery.

Lee Chester, 37, from Manchester, gave his daughter Esme a kidney after she suffered kidney failure in June last year, and was having dialysis for 12 hours a day for 14 months.

Professor Anthony Barnett of the Heart of England NHS Trust in Birmingham says the procedure appears relatively simple, and does not involve surgery and allows for a rapid recovery.

Jennie Keefe, 63, an accountant and tax adviser from Tadworth, Surrey, discovered she had a leaky heart valve, leaving her constantly exhausted and breathless, with regular heart palpitations.

Baby girl is born with meningitis and doctors say she 'may not survive the weekend'

Samantha Allsop, 29, from Birmingham, was told her baby had a heart defect at her 23 week scan but doctors wouldn't know the severity until she was born. Then, at 36 weeks a scan showed baby Tiger-Jade's heart rate was plummeting and so she was delivered by emergency Caesarean. Unable to breathe, doctors said she had viral meningitis and may not survive the weekend. But despite a myriad of other health complications (inset, in hospital) including 15 holes in her heart and club feet, Tiger-Jade survived and is now a happy six-month-old (left and right). Her mother Samantha said: 'She's here, and that's all that matters.'

Four years ago, Dr Sam Bartlett left his job in the NHS to work at a hospital in Perth, Australia. Now, the junior doctor wants to return to England to help his friends fight for better working conditions.

Dentists in the UK are profiting from a huge rise in treatments including teeth whitening and veneers, as more Britons are spending thousands of pounds to get a winning smile.

The experimental drug, which was shown to help almost two thirds of patients in a trial, could help the suffering of many who fail to respond to treatments already available on the NHS.

The research showed that the risk of a fracture soared in those relying on the drugs to get a good night's sleep. The pills are thought to add to daytime drowsiness in those with existing sleep problems.

Tone your ankles by dipping your heels up and down on a low step. Try to do three sets with a break between each and complement the exercise with a dose of protein like salmon or red meat.

What YOU should eat on your period

No matter how many years it's been, periods never get easier.  In the days leading up, women often feel incredibly lethargic and hungry, derailing any gym and diet routine. That's aside from the pelvic pain and skin break-outs. It is tempting as some stages in your cycle to drop all your good intentions and just bury yourself in a sofa with pizza. But there is a healthy way to work with your body to stay vibrant, trim, and nourished - while giving yourself a break when you need it. A new study has outlined how women should tailor their diets and exercise regimes to their menstrual cycle. And according to the researchers at the University of Copenhagen, women who tested their theory lost an average of nine pounds during the six-month clinical trial.

A 10-year study in Spain of more than 14,000 men and women suggests women who eat full-fat yogurt daily are less likely to develop depression due to bacteria in the gut that affects mood.

Injuries were not as common in children who were old enough to understand the danger of chemicals, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found.

The NHS will make a decision on whether to fund the 12-week treatment, which has no debilitating side effects, in the UK at a cost of £40,000 per patient.

It is not yet clear whether they Palm Beach County resident contracted the infection from Palm Beach mosquitoes or from insects during a recent trip to Miami, Florida, where there is a Zika outbreak.

Thirteen per cent of adults now admit to using cannabis - up from 7 per cent in 2013. And almost half the country (43 per cent) has tried the drug, compared to 38 per cent in 2013.

Selina Curtis, 27, from Blackpool, is expecting 'MoMo' or monochorionic and monoamniotic twins, which means they develop in the same amniotic sac and share the same placenta.

A toddler's chickenpox turned into horrific flesh-eating necrotising fasciitis

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Charlie Cave, (pictured) from Kempston, Bedfordshire, was just 13-months-old when he developed the early stages of the secondary flesh-eating infection. He was put into an induced coma. The infection took over his neck, (inset, bottom) causing it to go black, and his poorly body also had to fight off the life-threatening blood-poisoning disease sepsis. After Charlie's heart rate reached 227 beats per minute his parents, Alan and Becky, were told to expect the worst ahead of a seven hour operation.

20 per cent of UK women aged 45 to 64 notice hair loss as they get older. But there is hope - you can stave off and repair the damaged caused. Victoria Woodhall investigates the remedies that work.

John and Heather Reid, of Nottingham, have called for blanket heart testing for 12-to-39-year-olds after they lost their 16-year-old daughter Alexandra to an undiagnosed cardiac condition.

Nivolumab has nearly doubled short-term survival rates in patients with lung cancer. But patients in England and Wales are being denied the drug, despite it being available in Scotland.

UK foot specialist Margaret Dabbs, Graham Norton's favourite and founder of the eponymous foot-care clinics, has collaborated with Marks & Spencer to create a luxurious foot care range.

Colombian researchers warn their study shows it could be unethical to test the effectiveness of sunscreen on randomly-assigned people in clinical trials.

The Macdonald Randolph hotel in Oxford offers a cellulite and colon therapy treatment that can help tackle indigestion and boost a person's body confidence through massages.

Infographic shows the sex moves that can burn as many calories as Olympic sports

According to the illustrations, by an an online pharmacy, you can burn all the calories of an Olympic athlete without even leaving the comfort of your bedroom. They show that you don't need to run the 100m sprint, just engage in missionary style sex for two and a half minutes, while 20 minutes of the 'cowgirl' is the equivalent of taking part in the triple jump.

Adding ingredients like avocados, yogurt, almonds and chia seeds to smoothies can help us lose weight without being hungry, according to London-based nutritionist Rick Hay.

Normally, two thirds of US citizens oppose abortions after 24 weeks. But a Harvard poll has found that 59 per cent favor abortions of Zika-infected babies at any stage of the pregnancy.

MATT ROBERTS advises on how to get rid of a 'flabby bum' with some simple exercises suitable for all ages and on how to slim the stomach by mixing activity with a healthy diet.

Psychologists from The College of Wooster said the rise of curvier role models in the media may in part explain the findings. Pictured is plus size model and Sports Illustrated coverstar Ashley Graham.

Woman delivers her own baby in less than 60 SECONDS at the hospital entrance

Jessica Stubbins, from Scunthorpe, felt her baby coming just as she arrived at Scunthorpe General Hospital with her husband Tom and CCTV captured the extraordinary moment she gave birth to her second daughter, Lucy, in under a minute (pictured). Her husband Tom, a butcher, told Good Morning Britain (inset) how by the time he arrived on the scene (far right) Jessica was saying: 'It's a girl, it's a girl! I'm sorry, I'm sorry!' He recalled: 'She felt really guilty because I missed it. I was just in absolute shock and I didn't know what was happening.'

The unnamed 71-year-old from Seattle initially showed signs of a respiratory infection. Just two weeks later she was found unconscious and rushed to hospital where she died the next day.

People over 80 have similar levels of hunger hormones to their younger counterparts but higher levels of hormone that makes us feel full, a Plymouth University study found.

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, found only children are at much higher risk of developing asthma than both first and second-born's.

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Josef Martinec, from the Czech Republic, spent six months recovering in hospital after the operation and doctors warned the cancer may have spread.

Mummy blogger Rachaele Hambleton's genius trick to get her children to eat fruit

Mummy blogger Rachaele Hambleton, from Devon, told how she tricked her 'five mini hooligans' into eating bowls of healthy chopped fruit after repeated requests for cake and junk food. Rachaele has three daughters and two stepsons, and keeps her 160,000 followers entertained with her searingly-honest account of being a working mother. In a post that has notched up 10,000 likes and hundreds of shares, Rachaele recounted the conversation between herself and the children.

Cameron Webb, a clinical lecturer of medicine from the University of Sydney, claims plant extracts may be useful in beating insecticide-resistant head lice - but nothing beats the comb.

Research suggests that men are actively turned off by intelligence. It seems someone like George Clooney, whose wife is human rights lawyer Amal, is the exception rather than the rule.

Boys in particular also tended to have worse language skills if their father suffered from chronic stress, researchers from Michigan State University found.

Incredible moment a doctor repositions a breech baby in just two minutes with a  MASSAGE

Expectant mother Jess underwent the procedure, which is called an an external cephalic version, took place at Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton, when she was 36 weeks pregnant. She was filmed by her partner - and father-to-be - Liam Muckleston in a video that's had more than 2.2 million views.

Andrew Pollard, a professor of paediatric infection and Immunity at Oxford University, explains why the vaccine is routinely available in the US and Australia but not in the UK.

Jasper Allen, two years old, came down with what some doctors said was the worst case of chickenpox they had ever seen; his tiny body was smothered in sores, and the pictures were too grisly to bear.

The Wuhan University team found that if used for at least two months, three times a week, it improved scores in a number of cognition tests. It was particularly effective alongside dementia drugs.

NICE is urging youth clubs, sexual health clinics and GPs to offer an unlimited supply of the contraception to boys and girls in a variety of styles to curb the spread of STIs.

Around 19 million American females have poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a disorder that causes irregular periods, acne, weight gain, and fertility issues. But few are tested.

Severe joint problems due to her Ohdo Syndrome meant Hope Watson could stand but not walk. A touching video from Newcastle shows Hope experience the sensation of walking for the first time.

Dr Stan Steindl and Dr James Kirby, psychology experts from the University of Queensland, suggest drivers should speak to themselves in a friendly voice to reduce road rage.

Fraserburgh pensioner begs doctors to amputate leg swollen to 3 STONE after infection

Michael Cull, 68, from Fraserburgh, Scotland, was invovled in a car accident 12 years ago and his leg began to swell afterwards. Doctors diagnosed him with gross lymphedema, where the lymphatic system becomes blocked, causing swelling. But as it became worse and his leg ballooned to double its normal size (left and right) - weighing three stone - they suspected he may have elephantiasis.

The research showed that the risk of a fracture soared in those relying on the drugs to get a good night's sleep. The pills are thought to add to daytime drowsiness in those with existing sleep problems.

Celebrity mums reveal what breastfeeding REALLY feels like

Celebrity mums are now speaking out as part of a new campaign called #counto10. Claire Sweeney (right), Giovanna Fletcher (left) and Izzy Judd (middle with husband Harry) are just some of the women stepping forward for the #counto10 initiative. It was launched by breastfeeding brand Medela, and aims to alleviate feelings of inadequacy associated with breastfeeding.

Women who drank the equivalent of 500ml of soy milk a day had lower levels of insulin, testosterone and bad cholesterol blood, experts from Kashan University of Medical Sciences found.

Carly Mersola, 25, from Marina del Rey, California, spends $11,000 every six months on her looks splashing out on tanning, lip injections and hair extensions as she 'loves the attention'.

Research released by health and UK wellbeing provider Benenden found football was the sport most likely to cause injuries, followed by running, rugby, cycling and swimming.

Ex-Casualty actress's heartbreak as her husband battles incurable brain tumour 

As BBC drama Casualty aired its brain tumour storyline on Saturday - former actress on the drama Holly Matthews, left with her children faces telling her children Brooke, five, and Texas, three, Daddy may not be here to see them grow up. The actress, who played Gina Timpson in the TV series (inset), opens up about watching her husband, Ross Blair, right, struggle with a rare aggressive malignant brain tumour. Ross was given a 50-50 chance of surviving five years.

University of Southern California researchers tracked more than 352,000 patients and found those exposed to high levels of pollution lived for 2.4 years compared to the average of 5 years.

Researchers at the University of North Texas say that rather than the Tinder lowering self-worth, it may be that people with lower self-esteem are more drawn to these types of apps (stock image used)

Current methods to prevent prediabetes focus on people who are overweight. Arch Mainous, a University of Florida public health professor, warns unhealthy skinny people are at risk too.

A research team at the University of Missouri believe fidgeting could be the answer to boosting heart health in an age when so many people spend most of their time sat at an office desk.

Swansea mother' desperate battle to raise £50k to take terminal baby to US for treatment

Seven-month-old Lydia Germon (right), from Swansea, has a brain abnormality called Dandy-Walker which has caused her head to swell - but no operations have helped to remove the fluid build up. Now her family (left) hope a £50,000 pioneering treatment in the US can give her a new chance at life. Her mother, Bethan, 28, refused to give up on her baby and declined an abortion at her 20 week scan when she found out she had the condition. Mrs Germon said: 'I can't just sit back and watch my child die and you can't put a price on human life. She also praised her other daughter, Caitlyn (inset), seven, who she claims has been 'amazing' throughout everything.

People who have had a stroke or a mini-stroke should be screened for sleep disorders as it could raise the risk of them having another one, a study by University Hospital Essen found.

University of Southern California researchers said photography forces people to focus on what we are doing, rather than distract them from what they are doing.

Today the average man weighs 15 pounds heavier than they would have done 20 years ago - and woman have swelled by 17 pounds - according to a new CDC report.

The brains of obese people display differences in white matter similar to those in leaner individuals 10 years older, a University of Cambridge study found.

Former care worker Daphne Buxton was told by her optician to buy darker sunglasses, rather than have surgery as three quarters of hospitals now deny life-changing cataract operations.

Portuguese-born Isabel Amaro, 48, walked out of a hearing after being struck off for failing to care for Jack Adcock who died of sepsis after going into cardiac arrest at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Victoria woman shares the hell of living with stage four endometriosis

Tatum Fogarty, from Victoria, was just nine years old when she had her first period. While it came as a surprise for both Ms Fogarty and her mother, neither could have predicted what it signified. For the past 16 years, Tatum Fogarty has struggled with stage four endometriosis. The incurable disease means her periods can last up to three weeks, with near constant pain, and leaves her light-headed and dizzy. 'You know those plastic sheets mums put on the bed to stop their kids wetting it? I had to have them every night I was on my period so I wouldn't bleed through and stain all our sheets,' Ms Fogarty told Daily Mail.

New York University public health professors conducted a study into sex and drugs in a bid to understand how cannabis affects sexual behavior as the drug is legalized in states across the US.

Women who stop taking the hormonal birth control risk low vitamin D levels when they are trying to conceive or when pregnant, US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found.

The discovery could pave the way for treatments for other viruses, including Epstein Barr, which causes glandular fever, scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia said.

Just 11 sessions of a specific technique called speed processing could help to cut the chances of older patients developing the disease, researchers from the University of South Florida found.

India boy with tumour which makes his face droop says he is too scared to leave his

Bhupinder Singh (left), 16, from India, suffers from neurofibromatosis. He was born with a small tumour on his eyelid, but as he grew older it engulfed his face, leaving him unable to see properly. He was shunned from school because of his unusual appearance, leaving him too scared to leave the safety of his village where he is accepted by friends and family (bottom right). But despite his fear, Bhupinder is just like any other energetic, spirited boy of his age - as he has learnt to love cricket (top right). And although he can't go to school, he reads books every day - mainly in his favourite language, English - despite suffering excruciating pain due to being blind in his right eye.

London's Institute of Cancer Research is set to start the clinical trial of 1,000 patients with advanced breast cancer in with findings expected to help develop a routine test within years.

University of Pennsylvania researchers conducted a survey of 180 patients, who all had serious illnesses. Over half said they would prefer to die than get the degenerative brain disease.

Brazil should have seen thousands more babies born with shrunken skulls. But all of these cases are restricted to a northern region of the country. It suggests Zika alone may not cause birth defects.

The news means 13 babies have now been born with the condition in the United States since the Zika epidemic began last year.

A further seven per cent of eight-year-olds in the UK believe sausage rolls are made by rolling sausages down hills covered in flour. The research was carried out among 2,010 children aged 7 to 11.

The boy who ONLY ate sausages and beans is cured thanks to hypnotherapy

Tyler Hives, 11, from Coventry, was diagnosed with a selective eating disorder after years of refusing to eat anything other than sausages and beans (left). He had a feeding tube as a baby and it is believed the trauma made him scared of anything solid sliding down his throat. His mother, Lyndsay, 38 (right), said mealtimes were a 'nightmare' that she began to dread - and she feared her son would lack energy. But she claims after one hypnotherapy session he is now able to eat other foods. She said: 'Now he's so much more confident around food - he'll try most things, and he's eaten so many things I never dreamed he would eat. It's completely changed our lives - we can go out and have a meal without having to think twice.'

People who read for more than three and a half hours a week were 23 per cent less likely to die in 12 years, a study by Yale University found.

Researchers from Tuffs University, Boston, found the tangy fruit helps to strengthen the gut defence and protect the body from infection in addition to its established health properties.

Amber Wilde, 27, of Grove Park, south east London, finally gave birth to twin girls Embla and Olympia after inducing her labour through walking three miles on the Pokémon GO app.

Experts have warned a whole generation is facing a fitness 'time bomb' after it emerged that children lose all the fitness they gain during school PE lessons because they are inactive during the holidays.

Fife mother loses 9 stone in 6 months as she doesn't want children to be embarrassed

Laura Rundle, 34, from Tayport, Fife, swapped her 4,000-calorie-a-day diet for a highly restricted regimen of just 600 calories to lose 9st 3lb so her children wouldn't be embarrassed by her. The former hairdresser tipped the scales at 22 stone (left) after suffering a back injury in 2011 but after the crash diet she is now showcasing her slimline physique (centre and right) and leaving friends and family stunned by her transformation.

Only a third of fruit and vegetables were discounted, compared to 52 per cent of confectionary, according to analysis of supermarket offers by consumer group Which?

Nutritionist Kim Pearson, from London, reveals the secrets of her anti-wrinkle diet - a programme of ingredients, recipes and lifestyle tweaks that can keep lines and wrinkles at bay.

More than 60 per cent of people admitted to buying something because they considered it a superfood, a new survey of 1,000 UK adults revealed.

The Scottish Government has advised people not to worry as the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is responsible for the virus, would not be able to establish itself in Scotland because of the climate.

Reddit user who has a girlfriend with 2 vaginas opens up about their sex life

A man whose partner was born with two vaginas, two uteruses and two cervixes took to the internet for a very frank discussion about their intimate life. The boyfriend, who remained anonymous, fielded questions on Reddit from strangers which ranged from the intrigued to the indecent. To one person who asked what he'd rather, a girlfriend with 'two vaginas or four boobs' he replied diplomatically, 'I like things in pairs, so two vaginas and two boobs.' The Q&A; followed on from the woman's own Ask Me Anything thread that had readers gripped by her account of the rare condition.

It's the age-old debate that has divided many a group of female friends, and now Mumsnet users have got in on the debate of what's the best practice when it comes to shaving pubic hair.

The craze for juicing can cause a range of health problems, experts warn. These include migraines, fatigue, constipation, fertility problems, loss of muscle and liver damage.

Wholegrain carbohydrates are packed full of fibre for a healthy gut, contain essential minerals, are a good source of energy and can combat fatigue, London-based nutritionist Rob Hobson said.

A video from Canadian-based YouTube channel ASAPScience explains both the differences and similarities between the male and female orgasm and who is more likely to reach a climax.

Wisconsin girl who suffered third degree burns learns how to walk, write and ballet

Mia Schley, 5, (left) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was left with third degree burns covering 60 per cent of her body after tripping over and pulling boiling hot oil over herself when she was three. She had to be incubated for a month (inset) and was given heavy drugs to help numb the pain. Mia, suffered burns to her face, neck and torso, but the worst affected area was her hands where most of the skin had been scorched by the hot oil. But now, Mia has fully recovered from her horrific accident. She can even play sports and has taken up ballet (right) after relearning how to walk.

Scientists have worked out how to 'reverse' the menopause. Virginia Ironside was immediately tempted to have another child. But she realises that it would be a lot of work that she would struggle.

The number of first-time mothers in their 30s has doubled since 1991. But what are the risks involved? University of Adelaide childbirth expert Hannah Brown explains the science of later births.

The thick stitch is sewn into the cervix to stop it opening early, but Imperial College London experts discovered it it a breeding ground for bacteria that can trigger dangerous infections in the womb.

In guidelines issued today, NICE also urges doctors to send patients for expensive gastric band operations, all free on the NHS. Critics said it was an 'absurd' use of public money.

The flexible patch can detect a person's blood-alcohol level from their sweat. It can even message doctors and even police if the wearer drinks too much.

Toddlers with cystic fibrosis, children born deaf, adults who have lost their legs, and patients with cancer were among those who will no longer have access to planned new treatments.

Phoenix girl who is going blind creates 'visual bucket list' to fill her head with

Cailee Herrell (inset) from Phoenix, Arizona, was diagnosed with the rare disease Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy, a genetic condition which causes progressive vision loss. But before she loses her sight completely, her family want to fill her memory bank for the future. The heart-warming list included Cailee's first trip to the ocean (left) and fulfilling her dream of a magical holiday to Disneyland (right). To prepare her daughter for blindness, Ms Frost made sure she received early intervention which included cane skills and lessons in braille. Now her mother plans to take her to camps for visual impairments where she can go horseback riding, rock climbing and hiking.

The medical research by the University of Lubeck could shed some light on why overweight males are less likely to be hired, more often unemployed, and commonly paid less than their leaner peers.

Experts at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a link between low body-mass index and a build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain, which fuel the devastating brain disorder.

Prior studies have linked douching, or vaginal washing with a device, to yeast infections, pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancies. But new research links douching to cancer.

Researchers at Oxford University said sleep is governed by two systems - the circadian clock and the sleep homeostat, nicknamed 'Sandman', switches on and off.

The most common problems were difficulty reaching climax, climaxing too quickly, lacking interest in sex and difficulty maintaining an erection, a University of Glasgow study found.

Toddler who lost all her limbs to meningitis is given a doll with matching prosthetics

Harmonie-Rose Allen (left), from Bath, lost all her limbs to meningitis. But her parents have bought her a new toy which has prosthetic legs and arms - just like her. As a reward for her bravery, her parents bought her a specially-made figure from the US which has matching amputations (right). And her mother, Freya Hall, 22, hopes it will encourage the toddler to use her prosthetic legs by showing her she isn't the only girl in the world without her limbs. Harmonie was struck down by the deadly meningitis B last September, when she was just ten-months-old. She was rushed into hospital, just ten days after she took her first steps - but doctors couldn't find anything wrong.

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University said the evidence suggests 15 per cent of Millennials aged 20-24 had no sex since they turned 18 compared to just six per cent of Generation X.

A new study by Weight Watchers has revealed that more than a quarter of women feel so ashamed being naked that they have sex with the lights off or avoid it entirely.

Though logical in theory, experts at the Santa Fe Institute warn workplaces can be a hotbed of viral transmissions, and the sick worker's germs may still be lingering.

Residents on Long Island have been warned to wash all glasses, plates and cutlery in a hot dishwasher to blitz the highly infectious virus, which is spread through saliva.

Welsh mother saves 16-year-old daughter's life by giving her a kidney

Ana Moaksom, 16, was told at age four she would need a kidney transplant after infections left her organs scarred. At 16 years old her health began to decline, and doctors said they would search for a donor. About to face her GCSE exams, Ana had little energy and was struggling. Her mother Amanda, 48, decided to donate a kidney so her daughter could concentrate on revising. Despite both suffering complications following the operation, they have recovered. Ana is now eagerly awaiting her exam results, and hopes to start a business course in the autumn. Ana said: 'I can't thank mum enough. She has given me the chance to lead a normal life; my energy levels have risen and I am looking forward to enjoying my summer off with the family.'

More than 90 people have contracted the infection in just one month - a staggering figure for the 1.4 million-strong state in such a short amount of time. Hawaii is also battling Zika.

A man whose partner was born with two vaginas took to the internet for a very frank discussion about their intimate life. The boyfriend, who remained anonymous, fielded questions from strangers.

Statins lower 'bad' cholesterol levels in the body - and though this reduces the risk of heart disease it slightly raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, Oxford University experts found.

Valery Spiridonov, from Russia, is set to undergo the risky procedure next year. The 31-year-old, who is wheelchair reliant due to a muscle-wasting disease, spoke at a press conference today.

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