The baby whose heart is STAPLED to her rib cage

Gabriella Stearne was born without a left lung and with two heart conditions (left with mother Amie Jarvis). She started having fits which would stop her breathing and was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital for lifesaving surgery (middle). Medics stapled her heart to her rib cage to stop it from moving and she was also fitted with a prosthetic lung. Gabriella was finally able to go home to Wisbech in Cambridgeshire this week but is still on a ventilator and will need surgery every six months as she grows.

Yale University neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt was convinced her brain had been struggling with a pattern of yo-yo dieting since her teens.

This June, a study in the British Medical Journal found those with migraine headaches had a 50 per cent higher risk of having or dying from a heart attack, stroke or heart disease.

Tess Daly's dedication to exercise extends to cycling in her front room in Buckinghamshire, the 47-year-old Strictly presenter has said. She also swears by weekly yoga and pilates to trim her waist.

A new study published in Frontiers in Physiology found consecutive Crossfit workouts were actually suppressing normal immune function.

NHS expert reveals the best detox brews in your local supermarket

Herbal teas claim to boost immunity, detox our liver and even help us sleep. But are they as healthy as they claim to be? NHS expert Noor Al-Refae have given five common favourites his verdict...

Jeannette Hunnisett, 45, from Surrey, weighed a whopping 23 stone when she drifted off while driving her five-year-old daughter and brother. The near-miss then prompted her to overhaul her lifestyle.

Experts in the US have found that frequent - and satisfying - sex significantly reduced the risk of heart problems for women in later life. But men from the same age group actually doubled their heart risk.

Glynis Lawrence from Dorset has hallux rigidus in his big toe, with limited movement and severe pain. His attempts for pain relief have yet to be successful, and he turns to Dr Martin Scurr for help.

Kristy Ardo, 25, from Phoenix, Arizona has revealed that she restored her pre-baby body just ten days after giving birth to her second child, Tate.

Meet the real life Tom Thumb: Ryan Cahill with Bloom's syndrome stands just 2ft 11in

Five-year-old Ryan Cahill, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, stands at just 2ft 11inches and is the only person in the world with a combination of two medical conditions that make him so small. He has genetic disorder Bloom Syndrome, which promotes short stature, and another mystery condition that doctors have not yet been able to properly diagnose. It means his proud mother Corrie, 28, has to buy his school uniform from specialists in the US and he is dwarfed by his younger sisters Lisa-Marie, three (pictured together), and Lacey, two. The youngster, dubbed a real-life Tom Thumb, is also so small that he can fit into boxer shorts which were bought for his Build-a-Bear teddy.

Cancer rates among British women have dropped substantially in the last decade and medical experts say the 22 per cent fall is down to use of the contraceptive Pill.

After discovering some ground-breaking research at the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland, the team of Trust Me, I'm A Doctor decided to have a trial of their own, which presented jaw-dropping results.

British scientists yesterday described the pills as a 'designer drug' for asthma, both reducing inflammation in the lungs and warding off the viruses that spark attacks.

Studies on almost 400,000 people found giving the drugs to infants increased their chance of developing the painful skin allergy by up to 41 per cent. The research will be presented today in London.

Teena diagnosed her skeletal condition after watching a programme about King Richard III 

Student Jennifer White, 19 (left), from Birmingham, West Midlands, was diagnosed with scoliosis and X-rays revealed her spine was bent at a shocking 63 degree angle (right). She had always wondered why her hip would pop out at an odd angle but brushed aside her worries believing it was nothing serious. However, she discovered that she was suffering from the rare skeletal condition after watching a documentary about Richard III and his skeletal remains (inset). Miss White and her mother Johanna realised the 15th century monarch's symptoms were similar to her own - prompting her to visit her doctor. She has now finally had surgery to correct the dramatic curve in her spine last month - and is thrilled with the results.

After being diagnosed with MS at 17, Stephanie was told she could never swim again. She started experiencing symptoms after the Sydney Olympics in 2000, including loss of energy and eyesight.

Scientists at Stanford University in California have found the ventral tegmental area, which is part of our internal reward system, also plays a role in preparing our brains for bed.

The jab was brought in for under-ones last September and since then instances of meningitis and blood poisoning, which can be caused by the same bacteria, have dropped by 42 per cent.

Animal assisted therapy is slowly becoming a mainstream treatment, says Dale Preece Kelly, who runs Critter Assisted Therapy in Worcestershire and works in both the NHS and private hospitals.

Experts warn recent extreme marathon trend is resulting in more injuries

Rod Gemmell from Surrey is a 66-year-old retired businessman of average build and fitness. Until five years ago, his physical activity was restricted to squash sessions and the occasional three-mile jog. But Rod is now single-mindedly focused on fitness and adventure. However, last year, just weeks into his marathon training, he suffered a stroke that left him paralysed on the left side - very likely, he and his doctors suspect, caused by his excessive exercising.

Researchers discovered that reading ability significantly improved following the consumption of Omega 3. Experts say the findings reiterate the importance of the fatty acid in children's diets.

Scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago have developed the spray-on bandage which contains a protein called stromal cell derived factor-1, which is normally produced by the body to recruit cells.

The new 20-minute procedure, now available in the UK, sees blood drawn from the patient's arm, separated in a centrifuge, after which part of the fluid is then injected into the arthritic knee.

A device that looks like a twisted paperclip may help patients with high blood pressure. 'It presents an option to lifestyle changes or drug treatment,' says Dr Melvin Lobo of Queen Mary University.

Doctors baffled after vegetable salesman named Jabbar balloons to 42½ STONE in Pakistan

Father-of-three Abdul Jabbar Tunio, 39, from Larkana in Pakistan, has been paralysed and left silent by a mysterious condition for the past two months. A crack medical team from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in Karachi has now been assembled to find out the cause of his illness. Former vegetable seller Abdul suffers from severe breathing problems, renal complications and skin ulcers as a result of ever-ballooning weight.

Karen, 52, from Cambridgeshire, is one of the many thousands in the UK who develop cancer of unknown primary (CUP) each year. CUP means the cancer has no obvious starting point.

A new study has revealed that some children are being sent to school with a packed lunch made up of a pasty, Wotsits, a chocolate bar and sugary squash.

The researchers from Lancaster University suggested that vehicle engines - especially diesels - could release the tiny magnetic particles during the combustion process.

Every morning, London-born Lorraine, 43, has a green protein shake containing spinach, parsley, edible algae and berries. She also claims to take more than 7 dietary supplements a day.

Mother has brought her severely epileptic daughter back from the dead  over  20 times 

Three-year-old Paige Slocombe (right and inset), from Whiddon Down in Devon, suffers from Dravet Syndrome, an ultra-rare form of childhood epilepsy that makes her prone to violent seizures. The youngster suffers the seizures almost constantly throughout the day meaning her parents Samantha, 25, and Michael, 32, have to be on constant standby. Ms Slocombe, her daughter's full-time carer, said: 'We were shocked and devastated when we received Paige's diagnosis. I feared for her future, and it's been incredibly tough watching Dravet Syndrome take away our little girl, bit by bit.' She had a healthy pregnancy and birth and it wasn't until December 2013, when Paige was seven months old, that the youngster suffered her first seizure while in the bath. Ms Slocombe said: 'I had no idea what was going on. I thought she was dying.' She now has to carry resuscitation equipment with her at all times.

More than 3,000 NHS bosses have been paid more than £100,000 in redundancy payments, with a further 500 receiving more than twice that amount, Department of Health figures reveal.

Doctors have warned that such visits have led to increased waiting times for those who need genuine medical treatment, saying that they are in 'no position' to treat dental problems.

Dawn Grace met Joe Hansen last week in Omaha, Nebraska (pictured, together), the man who is alive today because he now has her son Calen's heart after his tragic death in 2012.

Fabric care expert Mary Marlowe Leverette has revealed that it is essential to change bed sheets once a week as not doing so can lead to a spread of infections and athlete's foot.

Cracker test reveals if you need to cut down on carbs

Geneticist Dr Sharon Moalem (right) has devised a 90-second cracker test that reveals how quickly your body breaks down starch. All you need to do is chew on a cracker and time how long it takes for the taste to change from bland to sweet (left). If it takes less than 14 seconds, your body breaks down starch quickly and you're a 'Full' carb type. Between 15 and 30 seconds means you're a 'Moderate' who should watch your carbs, and more than 30 seconds means you're 'Restricted' and should get no more than 25 per cent of your calories from carbs.

For Sydney-based escort, Ryan James, it's his job to know how to please a woman between the sheets. He charges from $400 to upwards of $6,000 for his professional services.

A survey conducted by the Eve Appeal found one in seven women were unable to name a single gynaecological cancer, despite half a million women worldwide dying from them every year.

Mabel Massey, from Sheffield, had been left in her wheelchair without foot supports. An investigation into her care by social services later concluded she had been the victim of 'institutional neglect'.

Creatine is best known as a supplement for athletes, but it could help the elderly, pregnant women and people with Parkinsons, said experts from the Hudson Institute, Australia.

Baby whose sepsis battle at just 13 weeks left her too traumatised to speak stuns her

Layla Astley, now three, was just 13 weeks old when a water infection is thought to have triggered her sepsis (inset). Her devastated parents, Hayley (right) and Matt were told to prepare for the worst. Miraculously, she pulled through but the traumatic episode caused delays to Layla's development, including her speech. Her mother taught Layla how to communicate using Makaton, a type of sign language. In turn, this encouraged her to speak verbally and she can now speak in short sentences. Mrs Astley said: 'Over the past few weeks Layla has started to string simple sentences together about nursery and likes to make up silly phrases - but they make sense and that's all that matters.'

The stress of being too hot or cold may lead to an early labour, a study by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development found.

Yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, massage therapy and relaxation techniques could help people with pain conditions, a review by the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health found.

Doctors have been warned over fake sick notes

The Medical Defence Union - which protects medics during disputes - said it had helped doctors in cases where patients bought fake sick notes online or altered letters with editing software.

New analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patters in parts of Asia and Africa found people in these regions were particularly at risk as Malaysia reported its first case of the virus.

Cambridge teacher diagnosed with anxiety was actually bleeding to death from a tumour

April Heath, 24, from Cambridge, went to her doctor suspecting she had picked up flu. But she was initially told it was a combination of anxiety and an ear infection. When she continued to feel unwell, she went to her boyfriend's doctor who admitted her to hospital with severe anaemia. She was eventually diagnosed with a rare type of tumour which had ruptured and was causing internal bleeding. She had emergency surgery (right) and tests later confirmed the tumour was benign. Miss Heath, (pictured inset, recovering in hospital with boyfriend Matt Hewitt) who has represented Great Britain playing flag football, is now fighting back to fitness. She said: 'It's strange to think I'm only one of only four people in the world to have had the tumour. Fortunately I feel fine now.'

A University College London study has found smoking just one cannabis joint reduces a person's motivation to work for money and raises fears it could effect and individual when they are not high.

Being able to rapidly switch drugs is crucial in the treatment of cancer, because tumours evolve and become resistant to medicines, said experts from the Institute of Cancer Research, London.

Daddy David carried a miniature wheelchair while Harper, five, clutched a blonde doll with a plaster cast on her broken leg as the family strode through Los Angeles airport this week, writes SARAH VINE.

Caroline Goldstein, 35, from Bristol, had no idea why breastfeeding was so painful until she was eventually diagnosed with Raynaud's disease - a condition which usually affects fingers and toes.

Boy receives breast implants to treat Congenital Melanocytic Nevus that covers him in

Four-year-old boy Dylan Little from Atlanta, Georgia, has gotten 26 breast implants (right) to save his life after fears the moles covering nearly all of his body could turn into fatal cancer. Little was born with giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (left and inset); a rare condition affecting one in every 20,000 babies. As part of the surgery, expanders are placed under the skin and filled with saline to stretch out the skin; similar to the process used in breast implants. Then, after three months, the expanders are taken out and the expanded skin is used to cover areas where the nevus has been removed.

Helen Stephens, 30, was due to fly from London Gatwick to Zakynthos yesterday morning for a friend's wedding but suffered a seizure before the plane took off.

Malcolm Joyce, 82, from Tynemouth, gave £1 million to the Alzheimer's Society - the largest donation it has ever seen from a single donor. He said his wife's selflessness inspired the decision.

Until now, scientists have tentatively suggested that there may be a link between the virus and Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune condition when the body attacks itself after an infection.

A partner at Kennington Health Centre in Oxfordshire, where it is being trialled, admitted he had 'some trepidation' about it but said staff shortages and demand made it necessary.

Teens who go to bed after their parents are less likely to brush their teeth. Night owls also tend to skip breakfast and then turn to sugary snacks later in the day, making the problem worse.

Vegetarians lose weight twice as fast as meat eaters says a study. Meat makes up a third of the average non-vegetarian's calories. Going veggie at the start of a diet leads to the most dramatic results.

Liverpool hospital detects boy's genital birth defects

Leanne Owen, 40, from Blackpool, is devastated to be told her son Harry, eight (left as a baby and inset, in hospital), has bifid scrotum - a rare birth defect meaning his scrotum split in two and has two folds which look like a female's labia. Ms Owen (right, with her son), who was pregnant at the time, said the shock diagnosis of her son's 'vagina' caused her to miscarry her baby. She said: 'I lost my baby the same week that I was told that Harry had a vagina. I knew there was something internally that was wrong with Harry as well as the other defects that were picked when he was born.'

The longer the pain lingers, the more likely women are to suffer psychological side effects in the months that follow, according to a study at this year's World Congress of Anesthesiologists.

According to a new study by Harvard Medical School, retreating to a relaxing resort eases stress, rejuvenates cells, and combats the effects of ageing.

The craze for coconuts has found its way into everything, from lip balm to porridge. Nigella Lawson and actress Jennifer Aniston cook with it and Gwyneth Paltrow uses it to clean her teeth.

Experts from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark found women who drank at least a 250ml glass a day - 14 servings a week - were 18 per cent less likely to conceive over a year.

Laura Bardsley, from Ormskirk, Lancashire, became anorexic and bulimic after the death of a family member. For nearly a decade she struggled with it, but a Tinder date that led to her recovery.

The abrasive beads, apart from being harmful to sea life, are found in facial scrubs can ruin your skin. One woman found that the beads in her whitening toothpaste caused her gums to recede.

America's obesity epidemic laid bare as maps show 20% of EVERY state is overweight

At least 20 per cent of adults are obese in every state of America, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In four states - Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and West Virginia - more than 35 per cent of residents are morbidly overweight. And 21 states have a rate between 30 and 35 per cent.

A secret ballot earlier this summer showed that just 31.5 per cent of junior doctors in Britain support the strikes. The rest said they preferred other options, including to accept the new contracts.

In a sign of intent, the Prime Minister intervened to make it clear the Government will not back down against the BMA's militant leaders on the 'crucial' new contract for junior doctors.

The junior doctors came in for bitter criticism over the planned walk-outs - on October 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11, November 14-18 and December 5-9, in addition to the action already due from September 12-16.

The British Medical Association increasingly resembles a militant trade union straight from the worst days of the Winter of Discontent rather than a serious professional body, writes DR ADAM DALBY.

Schoolboy with severe eczema is now having chemotherapy to treat agonising symptoms

Ethan Cavanagh, seven, from Liverpool, was diagnosed with eczema after years of doctors believing his raw, itchy skin was related to other allergies. His skin was so red he looked sunburnt (left) and his mother Terri, 32, said it appeared as though she had 'poured boiling water over him'. Often, strangers made cruel comments and he couldn't sleep for the pain - waking up covered in blood after scratching himself all night (bottom right). Doctors suggested chemotherapy drugs to stop his immune system attacking itself and help manage his severe eczema. Now, he takes 5.5ml of the drugs (inset) every morning, which carry side effects including stomach pain, diarrhoea, fatigue and raises the risk of hair and teeth loss, liver failure and infertility. Mrs Cavanagh said: 'In this position you try anything. I want Ethan to live a normal life.'

Roseanne Smith, 54, from Plano, Texas, suffers from lympheodema, a condition where fluid builds up in the leg, causing it to swell. She travelled to South Korea for treatment and claims she can walk again.

April Heath, 24, from Cambridge, went to her doctor suspecting she had picked up flu. But she was eventually diagnosed with a rare type of tumour which was causing internal bleeding.

New figures from Cancer Research UK show that every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave.

Warm temperatures mean that the mosquito popular is currently high. They invade houses and can cause disease and irritation. Avoiding evening exercise can help keep them away.

Great-grandmother Linda Bright gets intricate butterfly design to cover mastectomy scars

Linda Bright, 68, from Suffolk, had her left breast removed 3 years ago during her cancer battle. She was so horrified by the scars, she wouldn't let her husband see her. She decided to have the tattoo, which includes butterflies and a pink ribbon to symbolise her recovery, to cover the scars after reading about other people doing it. 'When I looked at myself I knew what I needed and that was to cover the scars up,' she said. 'As soon as I took my bra off it stared me in the face all the time. But now I can't tell you just how happy I feel.'

The study adds stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary and thyroid cancers, as well as a type of brain tumor and blood cancer to the official list of obesity-linked cancers.

Until now, officials have said it is 'almost certain' that local mosquitoes carry the virus, since 49 people have been infected without traveling abroad. But they could never say for certain without a positive test.

Samantha Hopkins, 29, from Purbrook in Hampshire, was 36 weeks pregnant and approaching her due date when she suffered bleeding on the brain following the fall at her home.

One in four women are so embarrassed by their naked bodies they only have sex in the dark. FEMAIL hears from the women who want to hide their 'saggy breasts' and stretch marks.

As the boss of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Katrina Percy loved to boast about her skills and her devotion to looking after community health services across a vast swathe of the country.

Police officer lost both legs, eight fingers and parts of his nose after doctors missed

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dean Smahon, 54, and wife Kirsty, 36, of Leeds, (left) are expecting a baby after a horror disease known as sepsis took his legs, eight of his fingers, parts of his nose and almost ended his life. The former Northern Ireland police officer (right) was supported in hospital by his loving partner (inset).

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Unlike acne cysts, true cysts like this are treated by doctors and should never be handled at home. They require a lengthy operation with anesthetic and stitches.

Researchers from Dokuz Eylül University found blood pressure levels of people who eat within two hours of bedtime remained high, making them more likely to suffer a heart-related death.

Women have a a smaller body size and lower metabolic rate, factors which mean they shed heat faster. They are also more likely to suffer Raynaud's disease, a painful reaction to the cold.

Dr Michelle Mullans, a consultant breast surgeon specialising at BMI Hospital, Droitwich Spa, explains what could be behind the lumps and bumps in the breast - and why they're often benign.

Dr Lauren Rosewarne, of the University of Melbourne, said women may not use tampons due to fears over toxic shock syndrome - or because of hygiene issues.

Now a clinical nutritionist in the U.S., 36-year-old Shawn Stevenson has helped some 3,000 clients turn around their lifestyles. Here he explains how you can improve your sleeping habits.

Diabetic father goes blind after he smoked, drank fizzy drinks and didn't go to

Michael Betteridge, from Portsmouth, has type 1 diabetes but avoided going for check ups at the hospital and ignored doctors advice to eat healthily, give up smoking and exercise. His eyesight went blurry in May and he was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy - where high blood sugar levels damage the eyes. He is now completely blind and will never see his wife Charlotte, son Michael or daughter Hallie again. Now eating healthily, Mr Betteridge has shared his story to urge others with his condition not to ignore doctors' warnings

Debra Wakefield, 54, from Bendigo, South Australia, (pictured) has spoken of the moment she first experienced an orgasm, and revealed the 'intense feeling' happened during the birth of her third son.

Neuropsychologist Catherine Loveday, from the University of Westminster, explains how music provides an important channel of communication as other abilities are failing.

We reveal how one bowl of these granola brands is as bad as a slice of CAKE 

Many of us like a sweet crunch in the morning.  And there's nothing better to satisfy that craving than a wholesome bowl of granola. The cereal is branded by manufacturers as a healthy dose of grains, protein and energy. But in reality, the most popular packs have the same amount of sugar and calories in one helping as a slice of cake. A 64g slice of yellow cake typically has 239 calories. The same serving of chocolate cake, with icing, has 235 calories. Angel food cake has 165 calories per 64g slice. Meanwhile, a three-quarter cup serving of granola can range from 220 calories to 360 calories - even the ones with the word 'healthy' slapped across the package.

Men with high blood pressure went to bed 18 minutes earlier than those with healthy levels, perhaps because they were tired due to being in poorer health, a Hiroshima University study found.

Women in particular cannot stop binge-thinking - that is ruminating over conversations and events. This can lead to depression, insomnia, fertility problems, acne and hair loss, experts say.

University of Bergen researchers found women who used cleaning products at home for 20 years were found to suffer from a 14 per cent greater loss of lung function than average.

In the name of research, armed with an iPhone pedometer and a bottle of water, FEMAIL's Lucy Morris set out to test the accuracy of TfL's calculations at nine central London stations.

The findings, published in the journal Nature, showed that people who took the drug had a reduction in the amount of amyloid present in their brain after a year.

An investigation has been launched into Bruce Campbell's death at Wythenshawe Hospital. He was used as an unnamed case study in a journal - his family say this breached confidentiality.

Cardiff grandmother claims cancerous tumour is same shape as her favourite necklace

Marjorie Stowell, 69 (left), from Cardiff, went for an X-ray after she fell over and feared she had broken her shoulder. She was told to take off her jewellery before the scan - which revealed a small oval-shaped shadow on her chest (right, circled). Afterwards, a doctor said the shadow was her necklace - but Mrs Stowell replied she wasn't wearing it in the X-ray. Tests revealed it was a tumour in her chest, and she had a three-hour operation to remove a third of her lung. Now, she claims her favourite locket (inset) saved her life. She said: 'I feel I've been incredibly lucky.'

Dr Julia Rucklidge, of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, said processed foods are causing an 'epidemic' of mental illness. She said supplements could help treat psychiatric disorders.

The link was suspected as far back as 2001, but widely disputed. The Institute of Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Now suggest the original risk was underestimated.

From tooth decay to bad skin, coffee has been blamed for a whole host of health problems over the years. But two new studies claim the benefits far outweigh the caveats.

Dr Alexios Samentzas, a cardiologist from the Elpis Hospital, Athens, found men with erectile dysfunction's condition improved by 43 per cent when given statins.

The latest research provides some of the most clear evidence yet that by halting estrogen production, breastfeeding helps prevent the development of tumors.

The Ohio State University study found the spatial awareness of taller athletes (such as Venus Williams, pictured) was superior even when they were sat down and shorter people stood on a box.

World Health Organisation study suggests even thin people can be fat on the inside

More young, slim people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes and other problems as a result of hidden fat that lies around the organs. Here we tell the stories of people who all had a normal body mass index (BMI) - between 18 and 25 - but were diagnosed with so-called 'fat' conditions. Becks Breslin (left), 38, from Leicestershire, suffered a heart attack despite being slim, exercising regularly, never smoking and drinking only socially. John Nicholson, 63, from Hampshire, was told he had type 2 diabetes despite being slim and going to the gym three times a week. Karen Danville (centre), 55, from Hull, suffered a mini-stroke while Phil Salter (right), 58, from Manchester, discovered his 'sore throat' was due acid from his stomach splashing into his oesophagus - a condition usually associated with people who drink, smoke or are overweight. And Kerry Freedman, 42, from Manchester, was diagnosed with gallstones - normally seen in older, overweight people.

British scientists believe the memory-robbing disease is fuelled by a rogue immune response - and that ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory drugs might be able to calm it.

The British Medical Association (BMA) Council approved further industrial action at a meeting this afternoon as the bitter row between leading doctors and the Government continues.

Research conducted by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years suggested young children were being influenced by television, animation films and images in story books.

New figures, released by Diabetes UK and based on data from Public Health England, show that the number of amputations arising from diabetes-related complications is now 7,370 a year.

In the wake of Gene Wilder’s death, we explain the 'complications' of Alzheimer's disease

Gene Wilder, the revered actor who immortalized Willy Wonka and Dr Frankenstein, died this week after a three-year battle with Alzheimer's. It is a devastatingly common disease, and the sixth highest cause of death in the United States. However, many people do not know how one dies from it. Google searches for 'what are complications of alzheimers' rocketed up 3,950 per cent after Gene Wilder's son announced the actor's death on Monday. Searches for 'how do people die of alzheimers' went up 650 per cent. Alzheimer's sufferers typically die from complications related to the disease.

Don't buy into that extortionate diet fad or juice cleanse. Have more sex. That is the advice of two mental health and exercise experts at Curtin University.

People with symptoms of the debilitating condition - also known as ME - have a specific chemical signature in their blood. These are similar to those in hibernating animals, say Californian researchers.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine set out to investigate prescription drug use as we build up a resistance to antibiotics. But in their study they found an unexpected result.

Updating its guidelines on Tuesday, the WHO urged a new approach to treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis for the first time since 2003. The new alert urges doctors not to over-prescribe antibiotics.

Father who gave his baby a transplant urges others to become organ donors

Allie Driva, from Los Angeles, was diagnosed with biliary atresia, causing her liver to fail and her stomach to swell (left). With just days to live, she was saved after her father Ryan, 30, was found to be a match and donated part of his organ. Since the transplant, both are doing well (right) and Allie is now walking and talking like a typical 18-month-old. To mark a year since the transplant, Mr Driva shared the picture of his daughter's rotten organ to encourage others to become donors. He said: 'Seeing the difference is amazing. It is incredible to think she survived so long with such a sickly organ. I shared the image of Allie's liver (inset) because I want people to become donors, so their organs don't go to waste when they die. People could be saving lives.'

Each year 179,000 men receive a cancer diagnosis, compared with 173,00 women, says Cancer Research UK. Yet the fact remains that men are less likely to consult a doctor if they find a lump.

The finding makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs. Current methods are not adequate, warns study co-author Dr Robert Tesh of the University of Texas.

Beccie Saxon from Liverpool used Facebook tto warnt other parents after her daughter was brought out in a rash by Aldi's sensitive baby wipes, following a change in the formula.

The University of Strathclyde used iPad games to diagnose autism with 93% accurately. They found children with the disorder have a greater force of impact than those typically developing.

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