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Mother-of-six dies after medical device spread cancer

Dr Amy Reed, 44, died of leiomyosarcoma uterine cancer on May 24 in Philadelphia. She and her husband Dr Noorchashm were instrumental in having the FDA change its policy on the use of morcellators in hysterectomies. The anesthesiologist and mother-of-six had a hysterectomy to remove fibroids in her uterus in 2013. The procedure used a morcellator, a power device which shreds tissue and allows the uterus to be removed more easily. The tool helped upstage Dr Reed’s hidden cancer to stage 4 by spreading the cancerous cells around her abdomen. Pictured: left in April, inset with husband Dr Noorchashm in 2014 and right with her six children.

Canadian academics have found REM sleep behaviour disorder - which often causes movement while dreaming - is the strongest predictor of neurodegenerative disease.

Researchers in Canada monitored a group of 38 adults with vascular cognitive impairment, the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's. The results were stark, they said.

While enjoying a glass of wine, many don't realize they are consuming grams of sugar. Red is the best option for dieters while dessert wines should be avoided with nearly two teaspoons of sugar.

Most tend to choose their lotion based solely on its SPF, according to a study of 2,000 British adults. But this only protects them from one type of UV ray - and not the one directly responsible for cancer.

Smoking giant Philip Morris markets its IQOS device, which tobacco sticks can be placed into, as containing 90 per cent less toxins. But a new Swiss study suggests the opposite.

Mother blasts surgery nurse after diagnosis blunder

Kayleigh Chapman, 29, of Pershore, Worcestershire, visited her local doctor's surgery when Lily-Mae Filmer's (pictured together main) spluttering cough started to get worse last month. The mother-of-three also noticed bruise-like rashes appearing on her daughter's skin, which can be a tell-tale symptom of some forms of cancer. But instead of being referred to a GP or hospital, a nurse practitioner sent them on their way, saying she probably just had a virus. However, Mrs Chapman followed her mother's intuition and returned just 48 hours later when more rashes started to appear. Eventually, they were allowed to see a GP and the schoolgirl was referred straight away to Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Following a series of blood tests, she was found to have acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and now faces a gruelling two year chemotherapy (top right and bottom left with Mrs Chapman) battle and has already started losing her hair.

Professor Theresa Marteau, based at Cambridge University, discovered the average size of glasses have increased by nearly 600 per cent in three centuries.

Research from the University of California claim that liberals are more likely to ignore negative statements from politicians while conservatives are more likely to believe them.

Leeds University researchers found no difference in death rates between patients given beta-blockers and those who weren't in the 12 months after they suffered a heart attack.

Both genders can suffer lasting harm, but much different, by being exposed to the 7,000 chemicals in smoke, Edinburgh University experts say.

Experts reveal the best booze for watching your waistline

UK health experts have revealed the cocktails to avoid when glancing over a bar menu. Sadly, it's time to put down that glass of white wine at 130 calories (left) and choose champagne at 90 calories (right). Plus, recent research from Brown University found that drinking five or more glasses of white wine a week increases the risk of developing the skin condition rosacea by 49 percent. And although yummy and strong, dieters should never go near a Long Island Iced Tea because it is one of the most fattening drinks at more than 400 calories.

The health benefits of golf are being overlooked – according to a leading cancer charity. Macmillan Cancer Support said that during a typical single round of golf, players walk for four to eight miles.

Their discovery brings hope that the problem, which affects millions of women at some time in their lives, could eventually be cured by adapting existing drugs.

It’s safe to say that Si King and Dave Myers, the TV duo better known as The Hairy Bikers, are dedicated meat lovers. But now the pair have brought out a vegetarian cookbook.

Breast cancer campaigner who raised £30k for charity dies

Laura Plane (pictured far left and centre right) had been battling breast cancer since 2009. In that time she helped raise £30,000 for breast caner awareness charity and made her cousin Jade (pictured second from right) aware that she too had breast cancer. Husband John (pictured centre left) said that Laura would be the 'newest star in the sky.'

Without doubt, there is one aspect of modern society that’s directly contributing to the spike in mental health problems among the young in the UK: social media, writes DR MAX.

Rising numbers of experts in the UK are questioning whether lessons in wellbeing – intended to tackle anxiety – are actually making pupils more unhappy. File photo posed by models.

From exercise diet: How to improve gut health in 24 hours

The gut is the key to good health. But how can you make sure yours is happy and healthy? Sydney-based nutritionist, Lyndi Cohen (left and right), shared her top gut health tips. These include favouring Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines over others, low-impact exercise (inset, stock image) and ditching the hot water and lemon so many people preach about.

The cells, known as astrocytes, act like mini Hoovers in the brain, sweeping up cells as the brain's connections become weak and break apart, according to Italian researchers.

With summer nearing, the extra heat is already causing many of us to toss and turn. But that is set to get much worse by 2050, with soaring temperatures set to rob us of even more sleep, US scientists say.

The dangerous myth that salt raises blood pressure began more than 100 years ago, with French scientists Ambard and Beauchard. They based their findings on studies of just six patients.

Amy Brown, an associate professor at Swansea University, said youngsters who are given the opportunity to feed themselves are more likely to be adventurous as well as healthy eaters.

The machine, developed by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, targets a small part of the brain that is needed to send the first 'movement signal' to our fingers.

People with diets high in processed foods and sugar are far more likely to be depressed than healthier eaters. Nutritionist May Simpkin has a mood-friendly diet makeover to fix that.

Canada man chooses to die from medical assistance

John Shields, 78, died by medical assistance on March 24 in Victoria, Canada. He allowed the New York Times to film the controversial last moments of his life before his lethal injection. He was diagnosed with amyloidosis, which would rob him of the use of his limbs, in the fall of 2015. Assisted suicide is legal in Canada for patients who are terminally ill. The law was passed in June 2016. Pictured: Shields years ago (left) and in March (right) moments before his death.

Male gum-leaf skeletoniser moths with larger antennae are better at detecting smaller amounts of sex pheromones from females, Australian researchers have found.

Two thirds of preeclampsia-related strokes occur after birth when the mother has gone home, a team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center warn.

SPONSORED. Make sure your hands are clean and avoid touching the bottle tip to keep it free from germs and prevent unwanted infection, says Suresh Bagga from LloydsPharmacy.

Researchers from King's College London found expectant mothers who take more than the recommended daily vitamin D dose have babies who better respond to pathogens.

The meditative therapy can work independently of treatment, suggesting it can scupper the need for an antidepressant prescription, the small Massachusetts General Hospital study shows.

Researchers from the University of Oxford found parents of IVF babies are generally more highly educated, which may 'override' risk factors for poor development, such as prematurity.

California mom's breast cancer diagnosis was an awakening

Molly MacDonald, 66, (pictured left with her children, right and inset) was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer after a mammogram in 2005. Trying to find some finical assistance, MacDonald vowed that if she could prevent at least one woman from going through what she was, her diagnosis would be worth it. The Beverly Hills mother-of-five launched The Pink Fund to help other women with the burden of financial stress. Her diagnosis has led her to be more confident than ever. She encourages women to go dancing to help get their confidence back. 

Chris Moulton, vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said all NHS staff are already prepared for any kind of emergency in the wake of the Manchester terror atrocity.

Jamie White, from Staffordshire, was born with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) - an incurable condition. It causes his skin to tear at the slightest touch.

German officials plan to introduce fines of up to €2,500 (£2,178/$2,806) for parents who flout the new rules, which will force kindergartens to report them to authorities if their children aren't vaccinated.

Professor David Cottrell, from the University of Leeds, who was involved in the research, warned that the NHS must do more to help these teenagers.

It's Trump vs the world! Body language expert reveals what Trump is REALLY thinking at NATO summit as he barges through other world leaders, slaps a man for ignoring him and endures THAT handshake with the French PM

Donald Trump took on all comers on the first day of the NATO gathering in Brussels: shoving the prime minister of Montenegro (top-right), slapping a man on the arm (bottom-left, Trump's hand circled) and getting into a pair of handshake competitions with the French leader (top-left and bottom-right). The president's brash behavior stirred up the world, but exactly what he was thinking has remained a mystery - until now. DailyMail.com spoke to Patti Wood, a body language expert, for an insight into Trump's bizarre behavior - and her insights are as shocking as they are fascinating.

University of Texas researchers have shown that squamous cell carcinoma, which can be found in the lungs, cervix and oesophagus, thrives off high amounts of glucose.

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that inhaling small particles in diesel fumes makes the heart enlarge, reducing its ability to pump blood around the body.

The CDC data published on Thursday revealed a huge surge in deaths from the dementia disease between 1999 and 2014 as the population ages. Experts warn this rate will increase steadily.

Villagers in northern Crete have low cases of heart disease despite their fatty diet. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute researchers found a new cardioprotective genetic variant.

Goat yoga coming to Britain with two-hour classes for £25

Holding a stretch while a pygmy goat balances on your back has proved so popular with yoga devotees in America that the method has been brought to the UK. Pennywell Farm in Devon has just started offering two-hour goat yoga classes costing £25 and is already booked up until September. The teacher – or yogi – Donna McCheyne admits classes to go ‘quite go as smoothly’ as traditional sessions.

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, found a single drug dose helped autism sufferers improve their eye contact and speech, and benefit more from their existing therapies.

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found statins reduce heart volume by 2.4 per cent and increase nitric oxide production, leading to reduce blood pressure.

Testing mice, scientists from the University of California at San Francisco showed how certain cells in the skin send out signals that stimulate hair follicles to regenerate.

Found commonly in Southeast Asia, the deadly parasite produces a molecule, called granulin, in its saliva that appears to have significant powers.

Couple plan wedding in two weeks to qualify for free IVF

Germany based couple James, 34, and Olivia Doherty, 37, from Dublin, discovered that James was infertile in 2015 and were told that their health insurance would cover IVF if they were married and so set about planning a wedding in a fortnight. After three rounds of IVF the couple welcomed twins Max and Mathilda in November last year. Pictured: James and Olivia on their wedding day (left) and with the twins (right and inset).

A study by security firm Whitescope has found more than 8,000 bugs in code inside pacemakers, sparking hacking fears. Globally 3 million patients have the devices which keep their hearts pumping.

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine last night warned hospitals are ‘stretched to their very limits’ - with patient safety suffering as a result.

To make the video, the researchers used a cell from an African green monkey's kidney and tagged six different organelles - subunits of the cell - with proteins that glow different colors.

Without rapid treatment, sepsis quickly takes hold of the body, leading to multiple organ failure and death. A study of 13,000 patients found only 44% received antibiotics within an hour of arriving at A&E.;

California student hospitalized by nacho cheese incident

Jonathan Villasenor, 16, was left fighting for his life in the ICU after he ate a gas station's cheese that had botulism last month in Sacramento, California. The teenager was recently taken off a ventilator but progress is still slow as he can barely move his hips and arms and communicates by squeezing hands. Botulism is an extremely rare form of poisoning that can be deadly. It can be caused either by ingesting the botulinum toxin or by contamination in a wound. He is pictured (left and inset) in hospital, and (right) before the incident.

A University of Columbia study claims that keeping secrets may be damaging to mental health because they drive up stress, causing sleeping problems, wrinkles and sickness.

A study found that when couples had sex more frequently, there would be much more affection shown in their daily lives, physically and verbally. Sex therapists across the US agree.

A boy died after drinking three Red Bulls. While that’s excessive, it made us wonder about the pitfalls of drinking coffee. British nutritionist May Simpkin explains its effects.

Dr Meg Arroll, a leading psychologist and consultant for Healthspan, has authored five books on health, specifically on chronic illness. Here she explains why we overthink everything.

The age women have the best sex of their lives

EXCLUSIVE: Women have the best sex of their lives at 36 and over, a study by contraception app Natural Cycles.That's good news for celebrities Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Kelly Rowland. The older age group were more confident about their looks. Six out of ten older women reported more frequent and better orgasms. As women get older they get to know their bodies better, it is claimed.

Welsh baby born 3 months early was kept alive in a bag

Six-month-old Harrison Smith from Paisley, Renfrewshire, spent nine weeks in hospital after being born with breathing difficulties and a bleed in his brain (left). After spending Christmas in hospital, Harrison was allowed home four days before his due date. The youngster (right) continues to battle chronic lung disease but doctors are optimistic it will improve soon.

Almost one in four Italians are limiting the amount of pasta they eat for health reasons, with an overload of carbohydrates known to increase weight, according to a report by consumer analysts Mintel.

Researchers Zac Johnson of California State University and Sara LaBelle of Chapman University asked 300 college students about their experiences with the different teaching styles.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found 100 percent of monkey fetuses had traces of the virus - causing inflammation of the optic nerves. They say it could apply to humans.

The McGill University, Montreal, findings show that many takers of the white powder could be further along the road to dependency than they may have realised.

Researchers from the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo in Spain believe it is how parents handle the situation, and not the divorce itself, that affects children's health.

'It's our own cooking show!': Jim Gaffigan demonstrates how he feeds his wife eat through feeding tube after brain tumor surgery in heartwarming new video 

Comedian Jim Gaffigan shared a lighthearted video of him helping feed his wife Jeannie with a feeding tube. The New York City mother had surgery on a brain tumor in mid-April.

A survey showed 52% of UK adults walk just a mile or less on week days. Yet a brisk walk a day could help prevent around 3,400 cases a year. The charity urges people to take on its 10,000 step Walk All Over Cancer challenge.

Fathers of girls were more likely to sing to them and use words associated with their body such as 'belly,' 'cheek,' 'face,' 'fat' and 'feet' found researchers from Woodruff Health Sciences Centre in Atlanta (stock).

The 'exceptionally worrying' findings, based on NHS England figures, depict the true horror of the bed shortage across the country, the Royal College of Surgeons has warned.

Researchers from McMaster University found 64 per cent of adults with IBS and depression had improved symptoms after six weeks versus 32 per cent given a placebo.

Syrian refugee left in pain after swallowing his money

Despite being submerged in stomach acid, all 26 of the notes (main), worth roughly £1,395 ($1,807), were all intact and still considered in a good condition, according to Dutch doctors. The unidentified man had them removed through a small opening in his stomach (inset) after they were causing him symptoms of intense stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. The patient told doctors at the Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden, that he had swallowed the notes out of fear he would have been burgled by other refugees during his travels.

Remembering good times can cut someone's stress response by 85 per cent, firing up the reward centres in the brain, psychologists at Rutgers University in New York found.

Researchers from Columbia University found self-reported frequent recreational cannabis users are more at-risk of the condition. It is unclear if the same is true for medical use.

Bournemouth-based midwives, Samantha Pantlin and Alex Williams, run The Naked Midwives, putting together programmes to ensure women are as prepared for birth as possible.

Sharon James, 38, from Watford, received cruel taunts throughout her childhood due to her Sturge-Weber syndrome. But even as an adult, she has been reduced to tears by strangers.

Chinese woman with tumours finds support online

A 48-year-old dubbed 'elephant face' due to facial tumours has found support and friendship through live-streaming. Liu began posting online in 2016 and hopes to raise money for surgery. Liu Ying attempted to commit suicide after surgery failed to help her.

Researchers from Southampton and Edinburgh universities found drinking just one cup of coffee a day reduces your risk of developing the disease by 20 per cent.

As a result of the disorder, girls between the ages of 12 and 15 were found to be most vulnerable to succumb to risky sexual behaviour, according to Danish researchers.

Researchers from Tuft University, Boston and the University of Manchester compared those with the highest daily fibre intake to those consuming the lowest amounts.

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, found reading causes the brain to completely reorganise itself. The brainstem and thalamus are most affected by reading.

A researcher from Copenhagen University says cheese is a good example of how a food's effect on health cannot be judged by its single nutrients as its fat content is unharmful.

Children are worst hit by the decision to restrict production of older drugs to treat a range of illnesses, St George's University of London researchers said.

Hilary Barry slams anti-vaxxers on breakfast show

A New Zealand breakfast host (left and right) sparked a heated online debate after saying those who think there's a link between autism and vaccines (centre) are 'wrong and stupid'. Hilary Barry and her co host on New Zealand's morning show Breakfast, Jack Tame, were talking about the screening of the anti-vaccination movie Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe

The study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that having less than six hours sleep a night was associated with a higher risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome.

The United Nations agency passed a resolution in Geneva launching a global public awareness campaign on the life-threatening condition, after a long-term Mail campaign.

Sports drinks may not improve performance according to research conducted by academics at the University of East Anglia and Cambridge who studied 19 competitive swimmers.

Filipino man with ichthyosis forced to hideaway

Antonio Reloj (pictured), who lives in a modest home in the Aklan province, Philippines, was born with a severe form of ichthyosis, which causes his skin to harden, crack and appear burned. He used to enjoy visiting the local market and going to church but now spends his days hidden in a wooden shack, after residents branded him a 'non human' evil spirit. His mother abandoned him when he was 12, leaving his grandmother to raise him. Antonio's condition worsened as his skin became thicker and harder and his eyesight started to deteriorate as it spread across his face.

Researchers from the University of Leicester found the approach creates a 3D image of the internal structure with a similar diagnosis accuracy levels to existing autopsies.

A University of Coventry researcher cited a past study that revealed 66 per cent of adults newly diagnosed with a form of the disorder have contemplated taking their own life.

Cuts to addiction services will impact A&Es; and cost the NHS more in the long run, claims a Royal College of Psychiatrists professor. Budgets for services in some areas have been slashed by 50%.

Graco recalled more than 25,000 My Ride 65 child car seats because they may not properly restrain children in a crash. A US report found 20 percent of child deaths were due to restrain issues.

Whitehall has spent several years and tens of thousands of pounds trying to block the publication of the appointments diary of former health secretary Andrew Lansley.

Experts reveal the scientific reasons why the effects of day drinking may differ from a night out. They suggest it could due to your behavior, being under duress or circadian rhythms.

Avocado eaters suffering injuries cutting open the fruit

At first, Isobel Roberts didn’t realise how serious the injury was. ‘I thought it was just a bit of a graze,’ says the 53-year-old singer, who was at home in London when she sliced her hand de-stoning an avocado. ‘Then I looked more closely, and could see the white bone of my thumb through the cut.’ Beginning to feel faint she called an ambulance. ‘As we drove to the hospital I kept apologising to the paramedics. It was ridiculous — all this because I’d fancied a healthy breakfast.’

Pediatrics experts at universities in Michigan and Illinois suggest that interruptions from checking Facebook or texting during playtime could contribute to their child's sudden outbursts.

Cannabidiol halved the seizures suffered by children with a severe form of the condition, a trial led by Great Ormond Street and New York University found.

If the Canadian research proves true in further scientific trials, it could lead to the herb being used in similar vain to methadone for heroin addicts.

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark found not killing the bacteria may prevent it developing resistance, as this only occurs when its growth strategies are threatened.

Ice Bucket Challenge man struggling to foot medical bills

The man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge which raised millions of dollars for ALS research is struggling to pay for his own treatment, his family has revealed. In an emotional interview, Pete Frates's father - who vowed to care for Pete throughout his illness - admitted the $90,000-a-month medical bills are becoming untenable. Without support from insurance, they may have to place him in care.

EXCLUSIVE: The celebrity chef has teamed up with Diabetes UK on a healthy eating campaign. She shares tasty Thai cod cakes, pan-seared scallops and frozen yoghurt cake recipes.

The Care Quality Commission was forced to issue 135 'enforcement actions' against hospitals in England in 2016/17. Yet in 2015/16 the watchdog handed just 58 enforcement actions.

These were side effects discovered by researchers at Brown University, Rhode Island, exploring the phenomenon of 'meditation sickness' by interviewing nearly 100 people.

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, have discovered an antibody that stops fat triggering disease by collecting around the organs.

There is a well known phenomenon called the 'bystander effect', where everyone does nothing because they assume someone else will, says Joe Mulligan, of the British Red Cross. (stock)

The UK's terror threat level has been raised to 'critical', meaning attacks may be imminent. The NSPCC recommends we let children open up about recent events and provide reassurance.

What Melania Trump's handwriting reveals about her

With few interviews, First Lady Melania Trump doesn't give much away about herself. But according handwriting expert Sheila Kurtz, a recent note she left at a children's hospital in Italy reveals plenty.  Her handwriting is curly, with detailed hooks and precise points, revealing tenacity and a desire to hold on to things. 

More sedentary women had higher expectations about fitness while active women had more flexible views, a University of Michigan study reveals.

Almost 300,000 cancer diagnoses were made in the UK in 2015, which is a rise of 22% from 2005, according to the Office for National Statistics. An ageing population is thought to be to blame.

myLAB Box says it's the first nationwide company that offers home STD testing. It tests for 10 different types of STDs and STIs, including HPV, HIV and chlamydia. The company is based in L.A.

Keytruda, made by Merck & Co, is a form of immunotherapy which targets solid tumors with certain biomarkers, rather than trying to target all kinds of tumors in one body part.

Dementia patients should have GPS trackers, expert says 

Professor June Andrews (main), OBE, is adamant the chip under their skin could save many families the anxiety and distress if their relative goes missing. While the trained nurse, who used to head up dementia studies at Stirling University, Scotland, thinks it could even potentially save lives. Professor Andrews, who now works independently to improve the lives of people with dementia, is in favour of subcutaneous trackers (stock inset).

EXCLUSIVE: A survey by Surrey-based Pharmacy Outlet suggests 21 million people with constipation or diarrhoea suffer in silence. Half of people with piles and worms did not seek medical help, it found.

Researchers from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, found that worm self-healing is encoded in the electrical activity of cells, taking scientists a step closer to human regeneration.

Four of eight monkeys that were given the injection were completely protected from the deadly blood disease, researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases found.

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