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Londoner Tom Wilson was killed in a tragic hockey accident at the age of 22

At 22, Tom Wilson had a job he loved as a trainee surveyor with a London property developer. Then, after a terrible accident at hockey practice last December, he never returned from hospital. Shortly after his death, his family was asked whether they wanted to donate his organs. 'It's a decision you never think you will have to make,' says Lisa. 'It was an extremely selfless thought in the darkest of hours.'

An analysis of federal data stretching from 2005 to 2014 by NYU Langone shows a 19 percent increase in the number of over-50-year-olds drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in one sitting.

The 54-year-old former musician reveals that he used to smoke 30 cigarettes a day, but gave them up in 2007 after 'something just switched and he stopped wanting them'.

At the beginning of their college careers, the mean weight of students surveyed in the Vermont study was 147 pounds. By the end of senior year, it had increased to about 157 pounds.

Looking at data from four countries: the UK, the USA, Germany and Australia, researchers found that the positive glow of parenthood only lasted 12 months.

Dr Frans Folkvord of Radboud University in the Netherlands says that every week two-thirds of primary school children play online games that ply sweets and other unhealthy snacks.

How YOU can get Salma Hayek's toned back muscles

The 50-year-old Mexican-American actress claims not to like the gym, but puts her muscles to work doing yoga and everyday chores, she says. ‘I don’t have time to exercise. I am working,’ she said. The mother-of-one also focuses on her posture, claiming: ‘I just hold my body in a way that activates muscles all day long.’ To replicate her toned back, we recommend the alternating overhead squat, which targets the upper and lower back.

New technique replaces joints while causing minimal damage

Marci Maheson, a surgeon at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, says: 'While we don’t fully understand what causes hip arthritis, in most cases it is the result of wear and tear as we age. Patients can exercise to strengthen muscles and lose weight, as this can put undue pressure on joints, and we can also prescribe painkillers or give steroid injections into the hip to reduce symptoms, but these are temporary measures.'

Such differences are mainly due to the influence of our sex hormones, which can affect your health in all kinds of ways says Dr Adam Taylor of Lancaster University Medical School.

The postage stamp-sized patch, developed at North Carolina State University, keeps a round-the-clock check on the forming of clots and so does away with the need for repeated blood tests.

Taking the daily tablets for at least two years reduced the risk of Alzheimer's by 15 per cent for women, researchers from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, found.

61-year-old Malcolm Buchan from Glos consults our expert about his prostatic hyperplasia, as his symptoms are similar to those signalling prostate cancer. But does he need a yearly check up?

David Blount Jr has to keep arm above head for 16 HOURS a day after shooting himself 

David Blount Jr (pictured left with his 20-month-old daughter, Jordynn), 28, blasted himself with his high-powered weapon just before a deer shoot in Montgomery, Texas, on November 19 this year. After undergoing three 30 minute operations (pictured right, a skin graft from his left thigh) - one every 48 hours for a week to monitor and clean the wound - he has been told to keep his arm elevated for 40 minutes out of every hour. Mr Blount, who is a father to a 20-month-old daughter and works as a plumber, may never fully regain feeling in his right arm.

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Hobson, head of London-based Healthspan Nutrition, says fats take longer to be digested and prevent blood sugar levels from dropping quickly, which can cause a hangover.

Researchers pointed to healthy lifestyles and good incomes as key reasons why pensioners around London have formed a longevity belt unmatched elsewhere in the country.

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that pre-eclampsia starts when a mother’s white blood cells fail to adapt to the foreign body - the baby - inside her.

The procedure works by removing the vitreous gel that sits between the eye's lens and retina, and replacing it with saline solution, researchers from the University of Washington, found.

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which causes severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, affects as many as 3 percent of pregnancies, leading to over 167,000 ER visits each year in the U.S.

Grandmother who went to hospital with broken arm died from pneumonia and sepsis

Patricia Fowler, 75, was not assigned to a doctor at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Lancashire, because she was overlooked by a secretary who mistook her for another patient, an inquest heard. There was confusion over who was caring for Mrs Fowler and she was left to grow increasingly ill on a cardiac ward, even after her son raised concerns over her health. Mrs Fowler was eventually seen by doctors three days after being transferred to the ward but by that point had developed pneumonia and sepsis, which led to her death.

Researchers from the University of Zurch, Switzerland, have found 90 per cent of a new strain of syphilis samples they analysed were resistant to antibiotics.

As the doctor in the unnamed clinic, believed to be in Australia, pulls several feet of the parasitic worm from the horrified man's right nostril with a pair of tweezers, he moans in pain.

The study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, highlights a dramatic and disproportional rise in opioid-related complications among rural pregnant women and their infants.

Khloé, 32, has treated fans to a 'natural' guide to ditching hangovers - extolling the virtues of drinking lemon tea and doing exercise, which she says will let you 'get s*** done the next day.'

Dr Lisa Ackerley, Hygiene Doctor and Dettol Expert, reveals that if you don't wash your sheets weekly, you could be putting yourself at risk of serious viruses and infections.

Schoolboy has jaw built using his LEG BONES after tumour ravaged his face

Adam McCalmont (right), 16, from Coleraine, Northern Ireland, was diagnosed with mesenchymal chondrosarcoma - a rare form of bone cancer - after complaining of a dull ache in his jaw. Doctors warned there was a chance operating on the tumour could permanently paralyse the schoolboy, or even kill him. Thankfully, chemotherapy proved to be successful and worked in shrinking the tumour. This allowed him to finally undergo a 19-and-a-half hour operation (left) to replace the ravaged muscles and arteries in his face with ones from his leg. He is still struggling to move the left side of his face, but doctors have high hopes for his recovery.

The actor, who plays Jez Andrews in BBC's Casualty, wasn't diagnosed until he was an adult studying at drama school in Cardiff. Now, he has basically developed his own written language.

The research comes from Northeastern University in Boston, and suggests that people can achieve success at any point in their careers - and achieve it repeatedly - as long as they keep trying.

Nutritionist Angela Dowden gives her top 10 tips to be guilt-free this Christmas - and still have what you want. She says eat the turkey and vegetables first before the roasties and sausages.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said work was under way to eradicate "inappropriate out of area placements" over the next five years

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the NHS bed shortage was 'unacceptable' and work was under way to eradicate 'inappropriate placements' over the next five years.

Local councils' - which fund contraception through their public health budget - will face a cut of £800million over six years. Experts warn it could lead to an increase of women seeking abortions.

A team of psychologists, including researchers from the University of Warwick, say their findings reinforce the importance of teaching people just how changeable their memory really is (stock image)

Could blasting brain with soundwaves help reverse Parkinson’s?

Scientists at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London are testing the therapy on 20 people with ‘essential tremor’, a brain disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking and affects around one million people in the UK. Those who suffer from tremors currently rely on drugs or an invasive procedure called deep brain stimulation, which involves surgically implanting electrodes into the brain. The shaking is caused by faulty circuits in the thalamus, a small area at the base of the brain.

A British study suggests children who are read to by their mothers or are helped with their homework between the ages of 3 and 7 tend to have more advanced cognitive abilities.

Try this muscle-toning exercise to ease back pain and increase mobility, advises Nadya Fairweather, founder of Lie on your front with your forehead resting on the floor.

The time for buying Christmas presents is running out, so here is a guide to some of the best gifts you can pick up this season, be it for the outdoorsy type or those workout warriors.

Patients who live on their own and do not have a strong support network have a 60 per cent higher chance of dying from the disease within ten years of diagnosis, according to a study.

A poll of 1,000 workers from all over the UK found that 37 per cent of us put 'dancing at the Christmas party' as our number one fear during the office bash.

The chief executive of the UK Sepsis Trust believes up to 12,000 people are dying each year as a result of superbugs - more than double the number which was released by the Government.

How those cream-topped, syrup-flavoured drinks can contain up to 13 teaspoons 

Last week we learnt that cakes at High Street coffee shops can contain astonishing amounts of sugar. Now, as Christmas draws near, they have rolled out their cream-topped, syrup-flavoured 'festive' drinks, costing more than their normal equivalents and also super-sweet. MATTHEW BELL tried some... He said of Starbucks' fudge hot chocolate: magine putting a Crunchie bar in a blender, then adding sugar and cream. The gold curls create a cheerful first impression but dissolved into a film that clung to my lips, leaving a strange synthetic flavour. I tried a classic hot chocolate afterwards and it tasted bitter compared with this sugary (but heart-warming) slurry.

The End of Life Transport scheme in the north east, gives patients the option to be transported by ambulance, along with a specially-trained crew, to their preferred place to die.

It is estimated that 70 per cent of pacemaker patients struggle to respond to emotional events, such as the joy of seeing a favourite football team score a goal (pictured).

Actress Denise Welch (pictured) has revealed how she suffered a setback in her battle with depression – after making a film about mental illness. The film is loosely based on her own experiences.

Morton's neuroma is a very painful and incapacitating condition that affects one of the nerves running between the toes. It tends to happen to women over 40 with a history of wearing high-heel shoes.

Half of patients who undergo the treatment will preserve their hair, according to the results of a landmark trial announced on Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

A major report highlighted how Muslim communities remain isolated even after its members have lived here for decades, because the men often marry foreign women who do not speak good English

Customer wins £90k from hair salon after shampoo and rinse gives him a stroke

Father-of-two Dave Tyler suffered a near-fatal blood clot while his head was bent backwards over a basin – the latest case of so-called beauty parlour syndrome. Experts believe that as the neck extends, the artery can over-extend and become torn, either blocking it completely or causing a clot which restricts blood supply to the brain. Sound engineer Mr Tyler began suffering headaches and collapsed during a business meeting two days after visiting the Headmasters salon in Brighton in 2011.

One patient took a picture of Aintree Hospital in Liverpool where 20 paramedics and technicians were waiting along with patients for admission to the emergency ward.

Martin Hale, 47, from Southampton died after an ambulance too too long to arrive when he suffered a heart attack and collapsed. The wait left the type one diabetic without oxygen for too long.

For decades we were told that eating fat would clog our arteries and send us to an early grave, but a current study published in a leading medical journal disproves this theory.

The study, published in the Pediatrics medical journal, tracked two groups of premature babies over 20 years and found those given kangaroo care were less prone to aggressive and impulsive behaviour.

In the expert hands of a cosmetic doctor, facial fillers simply replace lost volume and restore the face back to where it once was, with no other telltale evidence of treatment.

America's overdose epidemic shown in chilling interactive map

Prescription opioids and illicit drugs have become incredibly pervasive throughout the U.S., and things are only getting worse.  Overdose deaths have increased 137 percent since 2000. In fact, new figures released today revealed more than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year - the highest figure ever.

Seven percent of never-smoking older African American women and 5.2 percent of White older women have COPD. In comparison, just 2.9 percent of never-smoking older white men.

More than 60,000 Britons a year develop DVT - a blood clot which causes dangerous swelling. Until now, there has been no real treatment. But a new treatment in the UK has shown remarkable results.

The peer-reviewed study comes at a pivotal time as legalization of cannabis for medical use increases across the U.S. Twenty-eight states and D.C. have laws that permit medical marijuana.

Gov. Rick Scott announced today that the popular tourist destination had been cleared of active Zika transmission. However, within hours, Texas reported another four local Zika cases.

Former soldier, 51, left fighting for his life in a coma and needing a kidney transplant

David Money (left), 51, from Manchester, spent six weeks in a coma (inset) as his body broke out in tennis-ball sized blisters (right). Doctors battled to keep him alive for five months in hospital after killer bacteria lurking in his dog's mouth seeped into an open wound. This caused him to develop sepsis after his immune system went into overdrive as it tried to fight the infection. Against all odds the HGV driver pulled through, but not before his kidneys both failed - leaving him needing life-saving dialysis every other day.

Julie Netto, an occupational therapist at Curtin University, explains the limits of our muscles and bones, and how to work around them.

Danish scientists fed a group of men either fiber-rich vegetarian patties or protein-heavy veal and pork patties. They found those who ate legumes at 12 percent fewer calories at their next meal.

The 20-year-old US model said in preparation for her Victoria's Secret show debut she ate 'a lot of protein'. But experts warn too much of it could lead to side effects such as bloating and constipation.

Scheduling leisure time activities too strictly can turn them into chores, a study has found. Researchers from Ohio State University found that people enjoy 'roughly planned' events more (stock image).

California mother of conjoined twins says 'it's a dream come true'

It was one of the riskiest separation surgeries ever performed. But the 50-surgeon team that divided two-year-olds Eva and Erika Sandoval today appeared at a press conference beaming. The Californian girls shared a digestive system, a uterus, a liver, a bladder, a pelvis, and a third leg with a seven-toed foot. Just two days after the grueling 18-hour operation, the girls are still being closely monitored in the intensive care unit. However, lead surgeon Dr Gary Hartman gushed that both are doing far better than expected. Most excitingly, Erika - the smaller twin who was getting smaller, weaker, and more sickly ahead of surgery - is seeing the most significant improvements. The team has also released photos from inside the operation, and pictures of the 3D-printed models of the girls' shared body parts. Weeping at the press conference with their father Arturo, mother Aida said: 'It's been a dream come true.'

We've rounded up 12 foods which will improve your skin and get rid of spots. Avocados make you look youthful and fats in coconut fills cracks in the skin. Dark chocolate can also help, surprisingly.

Choosing not to go for an early morning jog increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by 13 per cent, according to studies collated by two Australian researchers.

Tannins, sugar and histamines are the cause of wine headaches, say experts. We share some tips on how best to prevent them, including drinking two cups of coffee before you start on wine.

Natalie Parletta, a dietitian at the University of South Australia, says iron can be found in either haem - meat, poultry and fish - or non-haem forms - legumes, wholegrains and leafy green vegetables.

Leading Guernsey-based medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, and author of Eat Well, Stay Well, reveals which of nature's cold remedies are worth trying – and why.

A Cancer Research UK study has found that women taking dummy drugs are just as likely to suffer nausea and vomiting as those taking tamoxifen, and are just as likely to stop taking them.

Woman born without a WOMB fundraises to help pay for a surrogate

Lisa Beavan-Mason, 31, from Ledbury, Hertfordshire, was diagnosed with Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser syndrome when she was 21. Despite her ovaries functioning properly, not having a womb means she will never be able to carry her own child. After tying the knot with David Mason (pictured together), 28, in September, the couple began searching for options to begin their family. But they were refused IVF treatment, she turned to her best friend Laura McCrae, 38, who has offered to be the couple's surrogate. Now the pair need to find £25,000 to cover the costs after the NHS turned down their funding request.

In a report examining the health of baby boomers, Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, made it clear that exercise is vital to reduce the risk of an early death as a result of rising obesity rates.

Heart-melting video shows twin brothers once conjoined at the head cuddling and speaking weeks after separation surgery

Jadon and Anias McDonald, twin brothers who were conjoined at the head, are thriving post-separation surgery.  The boys have been recuperating with their parents at Montefiore Hospital, showing vast improvements. And now their mother Nicole has posted the first video of them in weeks.

Researchers from the University of Dundee, Scotland, found antibodies are produced by the immune system in response to the early stages of lung cancer.

According to a study by Northwestern University, one strong inhale through the nose strengthens your brain and makes your memories sharper.

A small study in France has found prolonged marijuana use could wear down retinal ganglion cells, the nerves that sit just behind the retina.

A report by Public Health England revealed 1,704 cases of the virus had been confirmed in laboratory testing - 55 per cent higher than this time last year.

The ferocious giant beast that roamed Earth 255 million years ago would have had terrible toothache - thank to a cancerous tumour in its jaws, according to new research.

Amnesia patient from South Australia wakes up with no memory of his wife or kids

Wayne Meyers woke up in hospital with no recollection of his wife, his four loving children or the past 20 years (top right and bottom right with his wife and eldest son). Days earlier, the forklift driver from South Australia had passed out on the side of the road from heat stroke and severe dehydration. Slowly but surely life returned to normal for Mr Meyers, although he never regained his lost memories. He told Daily Mail Australia about meeting his children for the second time, falling in love with his wife again (pictured left at their second wedding in 2014) and the struggle to find his old self.

People may have less brain matter due to genetic factors, and this abnormality may make them more likely to abuse alcohol, the researchers write in the journal Addiction.

A study by a team of British and Irish researchers has revealed a 'safety catch' within cells that prevents them from dividing until DNA is allocated equally to the two daughter cells.

This summer, surgeons at UC Davis demonstrated the incredible capabilities of modern medicine - by operating on Matthew while he was still in the womb, at 32 weeks gestation.

Researchers have found that some of what we see in the periphery - the areas just outside our eye's direct focus - could be a visual illusion, as our brain 'fills in' part of the scene.

Top 5 WORST celebrity diet trends to avoid in 2017 as advised by BDA

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) today revealed its much-anticipated annual list of celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year.  The line-up this year includes Clean eating, Diet pills, Teatoxes, the 6:1 diet, and Green juices. The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 

For the first time, research has found the existence of so-called 'harmless' germs - non-Lactobacillus, according to a study by scientists at the University of Valencia, Spain.

People with 'masked hypertension' have normal blood pressure in a clinical setting, but high the rest of the time. Barry McDonnell, a senior lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, explains why.

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of New Mexico found that the levels of oestrogen and progesterone had differing effects on sex drive.

New psychedelic images of the many vitamins and drugs that fly around the human body have been revealed by photomicrographer, Dennis Kunkel from Hawaii.

Dame Sally Davies has called for safe sex awareness campaigns to be targeted towards the baby boomer generation as they would not have been taught at school.

Despite there being 128 midwife-led clinics in the UK, often they run in to unexpected problems during labour. But 50 of these units would have to transfer women off-site if they required a consultant.

Experts reveal which pout men deem most attractive

Dr De Silva has kept a log of the celebrity pouts his patients most want to copy and Taylor Swift's 'peaking cupid's pout' topped the list, top left. Dr Julian De Silva says the Duchess of Cambridge possess flat lips because her lips lack natural voluptuousness, centre top. Natalie Portman has downward turned lips and Dr De Silva says they are deemed less desirable because people with downward turning lips are often unfairly thought to look unhappy, top right. If, like Liv Tyler, your lips are naturally a little uneven with a heavier upper lip, then you have the natural trout pout look, bottom right, Keira Knightley, bottom centre, has medium goldilocks lips and Angelina Jolie, bottom right, has some of the most 'perfect lips in the world.'

The typical waiting time has increased by just over a week, from 5.5 weeks in April 2012 to 6.6 weeks in April 2016, figures showed

Overall, the typical waiting time for patients to start NHS treatment has increased by just over a week, from 5.5 weeks in April 2012 to 6.6 weeks in April 2016, according to new figures.

Scientists at the University of Oxford found up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve a condition where antibodies attack the brain

Scientists at Oxford University found up to one in 11 psychosis cases may involve a condition where antibodies attack the brain. The findings could open up a different route to tackle mental illnesses.

Victoria Walker, 28, from Southampton, assumed her discomfort was a result of having her second child. Doctors warned that if she didn't seek medical advice when she did that she could have died.

Nicola Blackwood, minister for public health, said she was 'very disappointed' to learn that access to IVF treatment on the NHS has been reduced in some places.

Cancer patient who lost most of his penis takes legal action against Southend Hospital

Andrew Lane (pictured left with his wife, Sue), 61, contracted necrotising fasciitis - a potentially fatal infection - following an operation to remove his prostate gland. He was left fighting for his life at Southend Hospital, Essex, but managed to pull through and survive. However, his genitals were so badly damaged that he lost most of his penis and is now no longer able to have sex. So much diseased tissue had to be removed that it also left him with a protruding stomach (right), where the outer tissue had been 'eaten' away.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014, photo, U.S. Surgeon General appointee Vivek Murthy appears on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report being released Thursday, Murthy acknowledges a need for more research into the health effects of "vaping," but says e-cigarettes aren't harmless and too many teens are using them. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Too many youngsters are using the devices, which turn liquid nicotine into vapour and are illegal for under 18s to purchase, the US surgeon general Vivek Murthy says.

Alice Halstead, from North Yorkshire, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 15. But her six-year-old Labrador, Holly, is trained to sniff out changes in her blood sugar levels to prevent a seizure.

Palm oil, which is found in hundreds of foods and some toiletries, stimulates a protein called CD36 in humans. This causes tumours to spread around the body, Spanish researchers found.

Light treatment was found to encourage the brain cells to begin firing normally again in Alzheimer's patients, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found.

Conjoined California twins survive separation surgery after 18 hours

A set of conjoined twins have survived one of the riskiest separations surgeries ever performed. Two-year-olds Eva and Erika Sandoval shared most of their lower bodies - a digestive system, a uterus, a liver, a bladder, and a third leg with a seven-toed foot. On Tuesday at 7am, they were wheeled into the operating theater at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. After 18 hours, both were in the intensive care unit, with their operation declared a success. 'The twins did very well,' lead surgeon Dr. Gary Hartman said on Wednesday. 'I'm very pleased; this is as good as we could have asked for.' Pictured: the girls before surgery (left), during surgery (bottom right) and their family after (top right).

Scientists at Zhejiang University in China have found magnesium in leafy greens, nuts, whole grains, meats and fish help reduce the risk of preventable diseases.

LEAF has designed a refrigerator that grows marijuana. Users just plant the seeds and the system does everything from monitoring temperature to feeding plants with nutrients from cartridges.

Scientists are calling for the 14-day limit to experiment on human embryos to be doubled. Lengthening the period may bring major insights into health conditions.

Junk food giants will no longer be allowed to use Disney films, cartoon mascots, and stars of sport and music to advertise unhealthy products, said the Committee on Advertising Practice.

Stories of bitter regret that prove it’s not just women’s biological clocks ticking

Carl Halling, 61, describes his youth as 'hedonistic' and didn't realise that he wanted children until it was too late. Scott Barnes, 49, from Cannock, Staffs, tried for a baby for four years with fiancee Claire, 37. 'Unexplained infertility' meant they had to conceive with IVF. Loss of fertility has long been a woman's concern but it's becoming a man's issue too.

Gender-bending chemicals called phthalates can cause changes to a growing foetus within the blastocyst stage, researchers from the University of Massachusetts found.

Less than one per cent of local authorities' public health budget is spent on mental health problems, an the figure is shrinking annually, according to new data obtained by the charity Mind.

Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer, advises baby-boomers to keep working past 60 to stay healthy. She added that anyone who does leave work should look to keep active with a hobby.

Nine million Britons are lonely all of the time or most of the time and half the population find themselves lonely half of the time. Loneliness can be just as bad for health as smoking or obesity

Sandy Duperval from Toronto developed toxic epidermal necrolysis from sinus medication

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sandy Duperval, 34, from Toronto, Canada, developed toxic epidermal necrolysis (left) that left her fighting for her life in hospital. Doctors prescribed her medication for a sinus infection seven years ago, but 10 days later she developed a rash. She went to hospital after her condition worsened but medics warned her family that she may not make survive the night. However, the singer managed to pull through following life-saving surgery (right). She has since opened up about her condition to encourage others to never give up.

Many assume bloating, flatulence and diarrhoea is a result of coeliac disease and begin to cut out gluten from their diets, says Jo Waters, London-based co-author of 'What's Up With Your Gut?'.

Researchers at Ohio State University have found clear evidence that ibuprofen - taken in small doses at regular intervals - can dispel much of the inflammation that leads to tumors in the lungs.

Japanese researchers found giving mice high levels of sweet potato peptide - produced by enzyme digestion of proteins in the water during the boiling process - helped them lose weight.

The clip, filmed in a jewelry workshop in Pattaya, Thailand, went viral after it was shared online and has since racked up more than a million views.

Girl, 12, sent home from Welsh school with 'sick bug' has 5% chance of survival

Tia Llewellyn (inset and main), from Milford Haven, Wales, began vomiting at the start of her day and was sent home with what was thought to be a sick bug. However, the next day she woke up and was still poorly and was sent to her local hospital. Blood tests were taken before she was transferred to a hospital slightly further away who then revealed she had a rare childhood cancer. Doctors now say she has just a five per cent chance of survival after she was placed in an induced coma.

New research shows the drug stimulates the generation of human neural cells that block the effects of DYRK1A, a gene that is overactivated in Alzheimer's and Down syndrome patients.

The pilot being undertaken by South Central Ambulance Service, which covers a population of around four million people, aims to free vehicles up for life-threatening cases.

Women who had their last child after the age of 33 had more chance of living to an old age compared to women whose last birth was at 29, Columbia University researchers found.

Figures show 473,453 patients waited more than four hours for a hospital bed between October 2015 and September this year

Some 473,453 Britons between October last year and September faced delays of more than four hours before there was a bed space was made available to them, new figures show.

How Prince William's thinning hairline makes him look almost a decade older

According to a top hair clinic, the Duke of Cambridge's thinning thatch means he looks eight years older than he actually is. Surgeons at the Crown Clinic in Manchester found that wearing a beard also aged men...and those who dyed their hair looked considerably younger.

One man in his eighties even reported being refused Viagra for his erectile dysfunction on the grounds of cost, researchers from the University of Manchester discovered.

Patients are meant to be seen within 62 days for treatment but the government's target of treating 85% cancer patients within two months has been missed every quarter for three years.

The Competition and Markets Authority said drug maker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma broke competition law when they increased the cost of a medicine used by 48,000 patients in the UK.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Vicky Archer, 15, fell seriously ill following a family holiday to Menorca in August but her recent MRI scan has left doctors no closer to finding a cure.

Bulgarian orphan's transformation from brink of death to adoption by American couple

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Bulgarian orphan Ryan Morse weighed just eight pounds when he was adopted last year by David and Priscilla Morse of Tennessee (pictured left in November 2015 and right in November 2016). The now-eight-year-old child had to be rushed to the hospital as soon as he arrived in the U.S. so doctors could put him on a feeding tube. Mrs Morse said that doctors told her the boy would likely die. But little Ryan prevailed and has since been taken off of his feeding tube. He currently weights 23 pounds and is beginning to speak. Mrs Morse holds Ryan in the center photo, alongside her husband David and their three other children.

A national audit, led by experts at Oxford University, found a quarter of maternal deaths are linked to cardiac disease - the biggest single cause of death among pregnant women.

NICE is urging medical staff to draw up care plans for terminally ill youngsters, which include their wishes. This could include places to visit, finishing their GCSEs and who be given belongings.

Researchers examined survey data for 56 million people on Medicare, the U.S. health program for people 65 and older, and found just 46 percent of them had a dental visit in the previous year.

Estrogens affect cancer risk, the brain, libido, and other things. Prof Jeffrey Blaustein of the University of Massachusetts Amherst warns too few women understand what this means.

Cambridge Consultants has unveiled its prototype Axsis robot, revealing a glimpse at how the delicate instrument could perform one of the world's most common procedures - cataract surgery.

Twins contract viral meningitis in womb and are forced to fight for their lives

Nancy and Rita Holgate (left and right), from Middlesborough, now three months, were rushed back to hospital just four days after they were born. Doctors discovered their mother had inadvertently passed on her enterovirus while she was pregnant. It had caused Nancy to develop a form of viral meningitis and she was transferred to intensive care when her breathing faltered. Rita also began to show symptoms, but medics were able to keep their condition under control thanks to the correct diagnosis. Fortunately, the twins have now recovered and are back at home, but their parents have been warned they may face disabilities in the future as a result of the illness.

A kids' burger should never exceed 300 calories, while fries should be under 100 calories, and sides or salads under 150 calories. However, a new US study has found the average is 465 calories.

Tobacco causes epigenetic changes in the brain of a developing foetus which makes them more prone to trying new things, including cannabis, researchers from King's College London found.

A team from the University of Tubingen in Germany has developed an external machine interface, which does away with the need for invasive electrodes and could help patients to live more independently.

Scarlett Anne Taylor, five, was sent home from school in Tacoma, WA, with the flu in December 2014. Two days later she was hospitalized with breathing issues. Within hours she was dead.

Sophie Gajnik began obsessively dieting after she gained five kilograms while at university in Melbourne. Her weight plummeted to just 30kgs and her hair began falling out in clumps.


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