Baby girl gets to hear for Christmas - Watch the pure joy on her face the first  time her hearing aid is turned on

Maggie, of South Carolina grinned and gaped when she heard her mother's voice for the first time Wednesday. She has two right-ear hearing defects, but got her first hearing aid just in time for Christmas.

Dr Dan Robertson, an in-house GP at Manchester-based Push Doctor, an NHS-backed service, has offered his professional advice on the tricks that work - and those that definitely don't.

Researchers from University College London found a change in a part of DNA , which they named EFC#93, suggests early warning signs of women developing life-threatening breast cancer.

Boy with 10-pound tumor over his face in Miami for surgery

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Emanuel Zayas, 14, is in Miami on a medical visa from Cuba to undergo life-saving surgery to remove the 10-pound benign tumor on his face that formed due to a rare genetic disorder. The tumor is made of bone that has been growing from his upper jaw for the last three years and has affected the way he eats, sees and talks. Lead surgeon Dr Robert Marx told Daily Mail Online that if they do not operate the tumor will continue to grow and suffocate him or fracture his neck.

New research by Liverpool University suggests animals are four times more likely to get ill in the run-up to Christmas due to greater accessibility to chocolate.

The findings, made by researchers at the Earth institute at Columbia University in New York, study projects that in coming decades the effects of high humidity will lead to heat related deaths

Researchers from the University of Colorado found that exercise stops the progression of a protein in the brain that is produced in Parkinson's patients.

Leia Garcia, one, was born with a rare liver disease and had a transplant last month. She stunned doctors with her recovery and is expected to go home to celebrate Christmas in Texas.

Christmas 2017: Five things that happen when you overeat

Australian dietitian and nutritionist Geraldine Georgeou has listed five key side effects (left) our bodies experience when we overeat, ahead of upcoming Christmas feasts on Monday (stock images). Among the common, unpleasant physiological reactions are tiredness, rapid gastric emptying and nausea.

Jonah Falcon, 47, from New York is famed for having a 13.5-inch penis and until recently held the gong for the planet's longest penis. But he was overtaken by Robert Esquivel Carbrera.

The memory of mice with amnesia returned after they were fed the vinegar, found scientists from Konkuk University, Chungju, in South Korea. Experts hope the same applies to humans.

Researchers from the Brown School at Washington University found just one egg a day for six months significantly boosts youngsters' levels of the nutrients choline and DHA.

From late nights socialising to excited children waking us up early, our sleep can take a hit at Christmas. The test from Dublin-based company Easca Mattress can rate your driving reaction time.

Heart attacks in movies make people miss deadly symptoms

EXCLUSIVE The British public will be overindulging in food, drink and cardiac misinformation this Christmas as people watch movies that could affect their chances of surviving a heart attack, the British Heart Foundation warns. In Casino Royale, a sweaty James Bond self-defibrillates, with the help of a Bond girl (top left), after going into cardiac arrest when poisoned. After a miraculous recovery (top right), 007 resumes his interrupted poker game without any sign of the common brain injury complication. During a groom's speech in Four Weddings & a Funeral, Simon Callow's character Gareth dramatically grasps at his chest while suffering out-of-the-blue chest pain before falling to the ground (bottom left). Hugh Grant's character Charles rushes over to help (bottom right).

Scientists from Georgia State and Gothenburg universities say it's not just an abundance of calories that could ruin your waistline - a lack of an essential nutrient found in nuts could be responsible.

Dr Aaron Carroll, a nutritionist and physician at Indiana University, warns there is little evidence to support these fads. Here, he explains why it's good for your health to 'eat sinfully'.

Sex is great – except when it's excruciating and lands you in hospital. Men's Health asked US medics about the most horrendous sex injuries they have come across in their job.

Last week Huma Bai, who is believed to be between 40 and 50 years old, was admitted to Jeevan Jyoti Hospital in Madhya Pradesh, India, where doctors found a cluster of stones in her gallbladder.

Mother claims the flu vaccine destroyed her life

Jennifer Whitney (left: before having the shot), from Mukilteo, Washington, had the vaccine due to the insistence of her boss - despite being concerned about any side effects. However, the same boss was forced to 'let her go' because she ended up taking too much time off to cope with the repercussions of the shot (right: she was left with a rash). Tests revealed she had developed multiple sclerosis, which has no cure, and she was left blind for ten months as well as unable to have another child. The mother-of-two's naturopath claimed it was all down to her flu vaccine - despite an array of evidence claiming the shot is completely safe. Mrs Whitney's case comes amid warnings of the worst flu outbreak in 50 years, which has prompted officials to urge the population to get vaccinated. (Mrs Whitney is pictured inset hooked up to an IV drip in hospital)

Rafael Puyol, director of the Observatory of Demography and Generational Diversity, IE Business School, Madrid, explains how you should stop eating when you are 80 per cent full.

Experts at chemical company Kao Corporation in Tochigi, Japan, found nutmeg acted on the same cold-sensitive receptor as menthol It could be used to produce longer-lasting toothpastes and gums.

Wisconsin mother-of-eight adopts and fosters dying babies

Cori Salchert, 51, (left) and her husband Mark have adopted and fostered seven dying babies within the last four years to care for them until they die. The couple from Wisconsin have eight biological children, including daughter Mary Elizabeth, 19, (right) and is currently caring for their adopted son Charlie, three, who sufferers from irreversible brain damage.

EXCLUSIVE: The Body Coach admits many of his dishes in his new Cooking for Family and Friends book are 'high in calories'. Some have between 50g and 80g of fat, including a Roast Beef recipe.

The study, by an academic at Oxford University, is based on diary entries from eight to 18-year-olds, gathered in 2000 and 2015, on how they spend their time (stock image).

Upper arm flab is the bane of many women's favorite sleeveless dresses, but New York personal trainer Max Zeumer reveals the best workouts for toning up at the gym or at home.

Woman removes stomach to prevent developing cancer

Heather Huus, 32, is a mother from North Dakota who had a gastrectomy last year after a genetic test found she carried a gene that put her at an 83 percent risk of getting stomach cancer. She told Daily Mail Online that she made the decision because she didn't want her daughter Paige, five, to see her die of cancer like she did her mother. Now Heather cannot feel when she's hungry or full and has to snack every three hours, which caused her to lose 130 pounds.

Hospitals have been told to cancel thousands of non-urgent operations in preparation for a surge of patients after Christmas. A panel of emergency NHS officials have advised trusts to free up beds.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery's suggestion follows its report earlier this year that found almost two million British adults over the age of 65 require urgent dental treatment.

Josh Daly, from Bristol, was born without his left hand, but his 3D-printed version has arrived just in time for Christmas. Now he can pull crackers and open presents with his sister Eve for the first time.

British children spend nearly five hours a day in front of screens. An Oxford University study shows their average daily screen time has leapt from just under three hours to almost five hours.

A federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday that a cosmetic surgery clinic did not review the individual medical facts about three men with HIV before wrongly denying them plastic surgery.

Delays to closing an EU loophole which denies thousands of children cancer drugs has been criticised by charities, such as the Institute of Cancer Research and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Sisters who have a paralysing condition love dancing

The family of Amy Parr (inset and right with her little sister Mia), from Kent, were told the youngster, now six, would unlikely live past her first birthday as a cold kill her. If she did survive, doctors warned she would be confined to a wheelchair. Yet, on Christmas Day 2013, the youngster took her first few steps towards her grandfather when she saw him holding chocolate (left).

Acid reflux was linked to a 2-3% greater chance of developing the potentially deadly diseases, researchers from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, discovered.

Three psychology experts at Bath and Dhaka Universities break down the intriguing phenomenon of the right-side head tilt when we kiss.

There's nothing like a fridge full of leftovers after a Christmas meal.But when it comes to food safety, some guidelines should be followed. Expert Aloysa Hourigan gives FEMAIL a breakdown.

Shani Grimmond, 20, used make up to make it appear she'd had face surgery. The Brisbane blogger used pomade to give her brows a 'Botox' lift and concealer for a 'two-second nose job'.

Wallington woman spends £10k in bid to look like a doll

Jade Smith, 21, from Wallington, Surrey, has splashed the huge sum on doll-like outfits, shoes, accessories, wigs, key chains and toys - as well as a £20 monthly 'glitter budget' - to help her cope with the pain her fibromyalgia. The retail worker, who goes by 'Princess Jadette' on social media (pictured right, in her bedroom and inset, with one of her many cuddly toys), said: 'The toys and the clothes do help with it because it makes me forget for even just a little while the pain that I am experiencing.'

Between 2006 and 2011, 25 percent more children had to be transferred to another hospital because the original facility was unable to treat them, according to a new Harvard study.

A four-year trial on the gel will be carried out in April. The method, devised by Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, has already been shown to be effective in an initial 6-month study.

Woman gives birth to baby from embryo frozen for 24 years

Emma Wren (left and right) was conceived and fertilized 24 years ago in 1992, but the embryo was frozen instead of implanted. Tina, who was born in 1991, could not conceive naturally with her husband Benjamin because he has cystic fibrosis, which renders 98 percent of sufferers infertile. They were going to adopt and started fostering children but then they heard they could adopt an embryo and have the experience of pregnancy as well. The process is like adoption, but the baby grows inside the adoptive mother. In March this year, the frozen embryo was thawed then donated to Tina and Benjamin. After a normal 40-week pregnancy with no issues, Tina gave birth naturally to Emma on November 25. Emma was born weighing six pounds and eight ounces, and measuring 20 inches long. Emma comes from the longest-ever frozen embryo, after one in Virginia which was frozen for 19 years and a few months. Experts say this successful birth 'suggests the shelf life of an embryo could be infinite'. Pictured: Benjamin and Tina with Emma this month (left).

Researchers from the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands, developed shoes fitted with laser beams that create an obstacle which patients with Parkinson's will step over.

A sixth grader from Illinois had the magnets removed after two colonoscopies. Buckyballs were recalled in 2012 due to thousands of hospitalizations and death but went back on the market.

Researchers from the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy, found pregnancy scans reveal foetuses show a dominance for their right or left hand in the womb.

Researchers from Emory University found stress can cause women's hearts to forcibly pump out blood, which increases their risk of suffering a cardiovascular-related event or early death.

The anatomy of Davina McCall revealed

Davina McCall, 50, has been showcasing her enviable age-defying figure for the better part of a decade, ever since turning her attention from TV presenting to what is now her wildly successful fitness empire. And earlier this week she shared perhaps the most attention-grabbing snap of her rippling six-pack, toned arms and pert bottom yet - posing in a skimpy bikini and trainers in Australia, where she and her three children are visiting her sister. Here, FEMAIL breaks down exactly what goes into maintaining those honed muscles at 50.

London-based Emma Hammett says that with simple tweaks, families can avoid injuries from falling Christmas trees, broken glass baubles and too many glasses of Champagne this season.

Natural decline in lung function over 10 years was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and apples, found Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health scientists.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found children who consume fish at least once a week score 4.8 points higher on IQ tests compared to those who never eat it.

Chinese baby is at risk of losing his blackened toe

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: The infant's digit became black (right) and swollen after the hair, which may have belonged to his mother, cut off the blood supply. It is believed that the strand of hair was trapped around his toe (left) for more than 10 hours before his father, surnamed Fan, spotted it. Doctors in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan Province, said necrosis has set in and the toe on the boy's left foot may need to be amputated. Local reports state flesh on the boy's toe had already grown around the strand of hair when he was brought in.

A global study found a rise in sex-related Google searches over the festive period. These peaks broadly corresponded to an increase in births nine months later, according to Indiana University.

Dr Nikki Goldstein says couples should have sex for 'healthier reasons' than gifting, and recommends they make time in the bedroom to instead 'reconnect' during the holiday season.

The World Health Organisation will include ‘gaming disorder’ in its list of illnesses for the first time next year. It has decided to classify excess gaming as a mental health condition.

The recipe for a guilt-free Christmas dinner

Experts from King's College London have recommended the healthiest treats to enjoy on Christmas Day. They delve into the festive favourites – such as red wine and dark chocolate – that can provide a host of health benefits.

Researchers from St Michael's Hospital in Toronto suggested substituting animal-based protein with soy, nuts and pulses. Adding high-fibre oats, barley and psyllium brings extra benefits.

Deadly workplace incidents were up across the board, but overdoses drove the rising numbers, killing 217 Americans in 2016, according to a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on Tuesday.

Myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of our most burning questions, from hair of the dog to seasonal blues.

Eating at least one serving of salad or leafy greens every day may delay brain aging in older people, helping them to retain better memories and cognition, according to a new Rush University study.

Grandmother believes cannabis is the secret to her health

Carol Francey (right), 70, from Vancouver, credits her marijuana habit for helping her to manage her arthritis, sciatica and insomnia, saying her medication used to slur her speech and affect her balance. Ms Francey, a former drugs and alcohol counselor, began campaigning for cannabis legislation (left) in Canada with the group 'Grannies for Green' after her son was held back a year at school for smoking marijuana and is encouraging other weed users to 'come out of the closet'.

A rise in the UK birth rate due to migration coupled with a shortage in midwives, an increase in overweight mothers and women having children later in life all contributed, doctors said.

Our routine is thrown out of sync during the holiday period. Loughborough University psychologist Kevin Morgan explains how this wrecks havoc on our sleep, and how to offset it.

Florida has reported 56 cases of mumps in 2017. In 2016 there were 16 infections and in 2015 there were 10. Health officials estimate there are 5,000 cases across the US.

Researchers from Emory University also found married heart disease patients have a 24 percent reduced risk of dying prematurely from any cause. Heart disease causes one in four deaths.

Conjoined Nigerian twins can now live 'independent lives'

John and James, whose surname is unknown, were fused together at the upper part of their abdomen (left) before Indian doctors gave them a new lease of life. The pair made the 4,600-mile (7,500km) journey to a specialist hospital in Bangalore for the marathon operation that involved 22 specialists. Medics now claim the twins are ready to live 'independent lives' (right, with their unnamed parents) - despite spending the first six months of life attached to each other. The infants, who already defied medical expectations by surviving for so long, were classed as omphalopagus twins due to where they were attached.

The new treatment, pioneered by Harvard University researchers, used a technique called Crispr CAS-9, which modifies DNA in living cells. Deafness is genetic in over 50 percent of cases.

Scientists from the University of California, Davis, believe it is important to identify the cause of persistent bad breath as it could be gum disease or, in more serious cases, liver cirrhosis.

Mother donates her breast milk to dozens of families

Mother-of-one Harriet Tutton (pictured right and inset), 28, from Barry, Wales, started expressing her milk when her 23-month-old daughter Luna (pictured right and inset) struggled to latch on as a newborn, but soon produced enough to fill three freezers (left). She has even made a lifelong friend in breast-milk recipient Kay Elliot, 32, from Cardiff Bay, who suffered 'horrendous' pain while trying to breastfeed her son Ollie.

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, an award-winning British author, claims parents should 'throw tradition out the window' and serve up the big meal on Christmas Eve to 'induce sleepiness' in their children.

Concerned health officials in Fuerteventura, off the coast of Africa, have discovered the mosquito responsible for the two killer infections. Scores of homes on the island are now being fumigated.

Women are told they should urinate before and after sex to reduce the risk UTIs. But New York City urologist David Kaufman explained this is wrong – in part. He explains what you should do.

A study from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota revealed that childhood cancer survivors have a 30 percent lower life expectancy than the general population.

Model Lauren Wasser says she will lose second leg to TSS

 Los Angeles-based model Lauren Wasser, 29, lost her right leg and toes on her left foot in 2012 after contracting toxic shock syndrome from a tampon, leading to gangrene in her feet (inset). She revealed she will 'inevitably' lose her other leg in the coming months because bone grows where her toes once were making it unbearable to walk. She now sports a golden prosthetic leg (right) as her modeling career has flourished and is an advocate, raising awareness about the dangers of tampons to women and young girls.

The NHS Blood and Transplant are now urging people to donate their blood - despite thousands having already been put off due to the cold temperatures.

Tricks have been revealed by the US YouTube channel SciShow Psych who say that you're so hard-wired to fall for them that you may well keep doing so, even after you've become aware.

The most popular health-related searches worldwide have been revealed by Google Trends. Searches for the ketogenic diet – which Kim Kardashian is a fan of – quadrupled.

Dr Paul Harrison from the Deakin University Business School in Victoria, Australia reveals the secrets behind how we are forced to spend more than we want to. (stock)

Violinist Anthony Hyatt leads dancers through MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington on Oct. 11, 2017. Musicians and dancers are part of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center's arts and humanities program. (AP Photo/Tom Sampson)

Musicians, therapists and neuroscientists are collaborating on a new US National Institutes of Health study to discover just what music does to the brain, and how sound might be harnessed for healing.

Parents share photographs cuddling stillborn daughter

Maria Grennan, 37, was almost a week over her due date with her first child when she noticed her baby was not moving. Doctors told the mother-to-be and her paramedic husband Stuart (pictured together left), 36, that their baby had died due to an unknown condition. Mrs Grennan gave birth to Maggie (pictured right and inset) on December 5 at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and the couple spent several days with their daughter in a special bereavement suite. But they claim their experience was made much more difficult because they could hear women giving birth to healthy babies in an adjourning room.

A study from Harvard University revealed that children who regularly drink juice are 79 percent more likely to develop asthma than those who do not.

The UK is becoming increasingly reliant on foreign-trained doctors particularly from Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, according a report issued by the General Medical Council.

The U.S. government has lifted the 2014 ban on funding research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly.

Lingering stigma and isolation leave gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer teens are far greater risk of suicide than their peers, according to a new University of Pennsylvania study.

Techy Christmas gifts could raise children's CANCER risks

Popular holiday gifts like cell phones and smart toys emit radio energy that may increase brain cancer risks, according to today's warnings from experts including a former NIH toxicologist. Potentially dangerous gifts include VR headsets (top left), Apple Watches (top right)the Nintendo Switch (bottom left), the Jitterbug smartphone (bottom right) and the Hello Barbie (center).

US Census figures reveal a clear correlation between premature death and those who took retirement before 65, according to an analysis by Cornell University.

Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, whose A&E; department has previously been described as 'chaotic', experienced an 'exceptionally difficult weekend' after a backlog of patients turned up.

Here, writers from the British lifestyle website Healthista have rounded up their 14 favourite supplements of the year. They range from pills, powders and potions.

Researchers from Baptist Health South Florida carried out a review of 26 previous studies. They suggest that impaired blood flow may explain the association between the two conditions.

Fitness star Emily Skye gives birth to baby girl

She's the global fitness star who was named at number three in the Fitness Influencer category by Forbes earlier this year. And now, having documented her entire pregnancy on social media to her millions of followers, Emily Skye (pictured with her daughter) has given birth. The Gold Coast-based fitness personality gave birth to a baby girl on December 18, and she and her partner Declan Redmond (left and right) gave their bundle of joy a sweetly feminine name: Mia Elise.

Jez Rose, an award-winning British author and renowned speaker, has also recommended drinking a cup of tea if you misplace your keys to help you relax - which will allow you to think straight.

Overeating is risky for those with coronary heart disease or are at risk for it, said Professor Marvin Lipman from New York Medical College. A single act of overeating could quadruple a heart attack patient's chance.

Sandhurst woman 'like Popeye' after muscles eat themselves

Amelia Burns (pictured right with her children, left, and after workout, left) returned home from her daily session at the gym but didn't feel right. Her arms swelled (as shown inset) and she felt drained and eventually passed out. The 30-year-old, from Berkshire, was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis. The potentially life-threatening condition can be caused by over-exercising.

Researchers from the Vancouver School of Economics used data from two UK surveys to analyse whether being married affects your happiness (stock image)

Mary Derr, 93, picks-up her robot cat (Stephan Savoia/AP/PA)

Researchers at Brown University in Rhode Island are developing a robo-cat that purrs and meows. It is designed to help the elderly stem feelings of loneliness, depression and anxiety.

Tongwynlais Primary in Cardiff has seen 30 of its 230 students struck down with norovirus, which can be life-threatening if it causes severe dehydration, with its headmistress saying she had 'no choice'.

Dr David Levy, author of Love and Sex with Robots is set to reveal his predictions at the International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots at Goldsmith's University in London tomorrow.

Girl cleared her acne with health food store products

Brianna Lopez, a model from Los Angeles, uses a six-step regimen that includes household pantry items that can be found at a local health food store, including raw honey and spices such as cinnamon and turmeric. She says that she began seeing her blemish-covered skin clear up in just a week and said she 'felt comfortable' in her own skin within two and a half months. She happily documented her complexion transformation in a series of before and after images, with one post earning more than 10,000 likes.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge found after just eight mindfulness sessions once a week, students feel significantly less distressed, with their wellbeing also improving.

Tom, 15, from Thetford, Norfolk, has had his life transformed since he started taking daily drops of CBD, a legal form of cannabis. Before, he told his mother he 'didn't want to live any more'.

Mothers are donating their excess breast milk online

Bex Poole (pictured right), from Wolverhampton, appealed for help on the the Facebook site 'Human Milk 4 Human Babies', which has nearly 17,000 followers, when she struggled to breastfeed her son Theo (pictured right and inset), who was not gaining weight as he should. Sarah McHugh (pictured left with her daughter Harriet), from Kidderminster, has since donated Ms Poole a freezer full of her breast milk after overexpressing for her daughter Harriet.

EXCLUSIVE Psychologists from Loughborough University advise parents hide tempting foods, praise children for trying something new and eat together as a family to combat fussy eating.

Researchers from the universities of Exeter, Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania found some rhesus macaques choose to be lonely for most of their lives.

University of Liege researchers in Belgium have found that the levels of ageism in children varies depending on the type of relationship they have with their grandparents. (stock)

Britain’s most inspiring health worker

When we asked readers to nominate their unsung champions of the NHS, we were overwhelmed by moving stories about staff from all parts of the health service. Last week our five finalists received their awards from the Prime Minister at Downing Street — here we tell the inspiring story of our overall winner, as well as some of the UK's most caring health worker's including (from left): Shehan Hettiaratchy — or ‘Mr H’, Dr Gabriel Hendow, Mrs May, Professor Hindmarsh, Professor Mike Dixon and Anita Ruckledge.

Mother discovered Christmas party hangover was cancer

Elizabeth Graham, 33, of of Paisley, Scotland, felt like she'd downed 20 drinks next morning but had consumed only five. When the lethargic and achy feeling still hadn't shifted a day later, she visited her doctor. A blood test revealed that she had leukaemia, which needed urgent treatment. Just a week before December 25, Mrs Graham, started gruelling chemotherapy. After five months of treatment, the administrative supervisor got the all-clear.

Researchers from Nanjing University in China found ginkgo bilboa improves stroke sufferers' attention, reflexes and language skills in as little as 12 weeks when taken with aspirin, which thins the blood.

No one wants to be a diet Scrooge at Christmas, turning down every mince pie that crosses their path. Yet we all know how easy it is to overdo it.

Men who live alone almost double their chances of getting type 2 diabetes. Socially isolated people miss out on the emotional and practical support which could help them live healthier lives.

Preparing for Christmas takes so much time and energy that the last thing you want is to fall ill. Unfortunately, a whirlwind of festive meals only increases our chances of picking up a bug

Cancer patient marries his fiancee in hospital chapel

Darren Smith and his fiancée Ashlee (pictured left and right) wed at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital last Wednesday. They decided to tie the knot because doctors couldn't give Darren a prognosis. They planned the wedding in four days, getting a dress, rings, and a celebrant. Ashlee wore a special camo ribbon to honour Darren's 10 years in the army.

Chronic heartburn, caused by stomach acid splashing up into the gullet, also known as acid reflux, affects around seven million people in the UK.

Dana Scatton, 17, was diagnosed with DIPG, on December 10 and told Daily Mail Online she has been given three to nine months to live. The Pennsylvania teen is 31 weeks pregnant.

Brazilian researchers reviewed 12 previous studies and found that the risk of developing ADHD in childhood increased as birth weights and gestation periods decreased.

Every year, surgeons in the UK repair 10,000 ruptured Achilles tendons. Gavin Thow, 33, underwent a new technique with a speedier recovery time, as ADRIAN MONTI reports.

Karlie Wilkinson suffers endometriosis

A 22-year-old woman whose endometriosis was dismissed by doctors as 'bad period' and 'appendicitis', has spoken out about the crippling condition that left her bed bound. Karlie Wilkinson (pictured left, right of her bloated stomach - one of the symptoms and bottom right after surgery) was diagnosed with the debilitating disorder at the aged of 19 after suffering from unbearable chronic pain and intense abdominal cramping. The Australian woman said she came across the condition 'by accident' after she saw a specialist who agreed to perform an appendectomy. But when she woke from surgery she was told she still had her appendix and that she was actually suffering from a far more sinister condition called endometriosis.

Adam Taylor, a lecturer in anatomy at Lancaster University, revealed how a 28-year-old woman was putting up an ornament when the bar stool slipped under her - causing her vaginal trauma.

As the brain ages, it has a harder time producing two, coordinated deep sleep waves, that are key to memory formation, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley.

Unlike supplements, homeopathic pills can say they are intended for specific medical symptoms and conditions, similar to drugs, but they are not supported by modern science.

Popular at-home genetic testing kits have been pushing their products as great gifts this holiday season, but a New York University ethicist warns that your loved one may get unwanted information.

How to get Katie Holmes's enviably slim waist

Actress Katie Holmes looked resplendent in a dress that accentuated her nipped-in waist at a recent event with her boyfriend Jamie The 39-year-old mother of one is a fan of variety in her workouts, but squeezes them into her busy schedule as early as possible. ‘Every day is a little bit different, but I still really try to get my AM workout done,’ she has said.


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