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Man born without a penis will finally be able to have sex for the first time

Andrew Wardle, 44, (pictured left with his long-term girlfriend Fedra Fabian, 28) has spent the past four years undergoing surgery to have a bionic penis fitted. Now he has completed the final stage, having a penile implant pump (inset) inserted and can finally have sex in just six weeks. As a test run, the caterer, from Manchester, will have an erection for the next 10 days before his implant is deflated. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Mr Wardle (pictured centre after undergoing the final operation last Friday) said: 'I'm very excited that I can move on now. But I think having sex for the first time is more of a big deal for everyone else than it is for me. I've spent 44 years without a penis and I've coped with not having sex for all that time. It will take me a while to get in the swing of things'. As a child (pictured right), Mr Wardle became 'very adept' at hiding his condition in school changing rooms.

Father, 40, relies on photos after motorbike crash destroyed his ability to make new

Father-of-two Nick McMahon, 40, from Dinnington in Tyne and Wear has taken thousands of photos to remember his life with his family (left) after losing his ability to make new memories in a devastating motorbike crash in 2011. Mr McMahon, a keen motorcyclist (inset) ended up in hospital (right) after crashing his sports bike and damaging his frontal lobe, a part of the brain which plays a key role in memory, emotions and language.

A study from Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine reveals how the body clots a wound - and how the conventional wisdom of applying petroleum jelly could actually disrupt it.

According to the Washington DC-based Environmental Protection Agency, microscopic particles in chemicals found in non-stick cookware break off and enter the food chain.

Researchers at the University of Texas edited the DNA in the brains of mice with autism and reduced how much the animals compulsively dug or jumped; scientists say it could work in people.

Dr Satish Jayagopal, a surgeon from Salisbury, said health professionals working these shifts are more than a quarter more likely (27 per cent) to make a mistake than those working eight hours.

Bride lost her leg six days after her wedding

Yelena Gorelik Cabañas, 36, from Pennsylvania contracted necrotizing fasciitis and had to have her leg amputated to save her life, just six days after she walked down the aisle with Alfredo. However, even after 18 separate surgeries, she's remaining positive and is using the thought of dancing again with her new husband as an incentive to get better.

Head of Ofsted Amanda Spielman said the figures were worrying and warned parents against using quick fix drugs. There were 1.5 million prescriptions in the last year in Britain by the NHS.

Girls are currently offered the HPV jab at secondary school, which protects against the virus responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. But doctors say this is already too late for some.

Australian nutritional expert Kathleen Alleaume knows only too well the importance of a balanced diet. Here, she shares her day on a plate, her fitness routine and the foods she can't live without.

Air hosts live better than the general population, with lower rates of obesity and smoking and a better diet. But data show their cancer risk is higher, perhaps due to radiation and body clock changes.

NHS scraps homeopathy despite the benefits for hay fever and asthma

Earlier this month, the High Court rejected a legal challenge by the British Homeopathic Association following the decision by the NHS to no longer routinely fund homeopathy. NHS England has recommended that local health authorities stop paying for it on the basis that there is ‘no clear evidence to support its use’. But these four people insist it has changed their lives...

A team of researchers, led by the Beijing Normal University, looked at how young musicians reacted to different sounds and found playing piano aids in developing some regions of the brain (stock).

The most recent figures show that around 12 million of us are obese and another 20 million overweight. Now, the latest scientific research may provide long-lasting weight loss...

Marijuana is now legal in more than half of US states, but that does not mean the drug is not addictive. An expert warns that marijuana misuse is subtle, but still very real for millions of Americans.

FILE - This May 23, 2017 file photo shows GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex, a medicine made from the marijuana plant but without THC. U.S. health regulators on Monday, June 25, 2018, approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. (AP Photo/Kathy Young, File)

The FDA approved the medication, called Epidiolex, to treat two rare forms of epilepsy that begin in childhood. It's not quite medical marijuana because it's a purified form of just CBD, with no THC.

Doctors stunned as baby in North Carolina with fatal MPS7 goes home

When Skylar Rodriguez was born three months early last November in North Carolina, the doctors braced her parents for the worst. She is one of just 150 people in the world with MPS7. Infants born with the condition are not expected to survive a day but Skylar is seven months old. The only drug for MPS7 was approved days before her birth. Last week the manufacturer offered her the drug for free, but it's not clear for how long.

Type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes all raise the risks that a woman will have a child with autism by increasing inflammation and blood glucose, a Kaiser Permanente study found.

When Debbie Binner’s sporty 14-year-old daughter, Chloe, complained of pains in her right leg, she thought the problem might be muscular. Unfortunately, it was much more serious...

One in three women is experiencing severe reproductive health issues, including infertility, period pains or the menopause, according to a UK government survey of 7,300 women.

The Royal College of Physicians are calling for patients to be routinely offered help in kicking the habit at GP appointments, outpatient clinics and when admitted to hospital.

The device — the size and shape of a 1p piece — emits pulses of electricity to stimulate a nerve that runs from the foot to the spine and controls the muscles involved in emptying the bladder.

Doctors fear that encouraging people to asses 'symptoms' is leading to a nation of people overly-concerned with their health - and imagining diseases.

Ditch pricey protein powders! Eggs are the secret to your summer body

Whether they're poached, baked, scrambled or boiled, the humble egg is a go-to dish for thousands of Australians. But while many might think if they're looking to build lean muscle, then protein powders, supplements or balls are the key, in fact it could be that merely eating an egg or two (left, Tiffiny Hall, right, eggs) for breakfast, lunch or dinner is the way to hone your summer body. Leading dietitian and author, Sharon Natoli, recently explained that including eggs as part of your daily training diet is an easy and versatile way to help the body to recover from a gruelling training regime.

She may be 44-years-old, but the critically-acclaimed star still has an impressive body. Here's how you can replicate her look. 

People who wake up during the night or struggle to get to sleep are at greater risk of an irregular heartbeat which can raise the chances of a heart attack or stroke, a study by US researchers has found.

Researchers from the Institute of Public Health in Oslo found infants born at less than 34 weeks are more at risk of ADHD symptoms, such as hyperactivity or short attention spans.

Researchers at Durham University found men of the same ethnicity have significantly different levels of testosterone depending on where they grew up because the body uses energy differently.

Scientists at Harvard University have discovered that high fat diets disrupt the gut microbiome, which in turn can lead to brain changes and mood disorders, but treating the bacteria may bring relief.

As part of a plan to tackle childhood obesity, the UK Government will review products aimed at infants and youngsters. Nearly a quarter of children in England are obese or overweight at five.

Canada woman allergic to sun reveals how she controls her condition

Tammy Pardy, 29, was bullied for years as a child, with kids calling her an attention-seeker. Now she has found ways to keep her polymorphic light eruption under control.

Sitting at her dinner table with friends, Angela Waters took a sip of red — a South American Malbec — and instantly felt her face flush. This is her story.

Christopher Stevens, a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Southern Cross University. warns the social trend of cracking open a beer after a game or gym session is the worst thing you can do.

Ex-restaurant manager Brenda Fordham, 75, of East Sussex, became the first in the UK to undergo a dramatic new treatment for heart failure. This is her story.

The acclaimed sportsman spends 20 hours a week training, eats a balanced diet and enjoys near-perfect sleep. However, he was once bed-ridden with Glandula Fever.

Mike Peters' wife reveals her breast cancer battle

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Jules Peters, wife of The Alarm frontman Mike (inset), was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2016, and since showing off her radiotherapy burns last year (right) her story has helped thousands of women battling the disease. Jules from, Dyserth, Wales, says she's now looking forward to getting a 3D nipple tattoo, which will be another step to restoring her femininity.

The Royal College of GPs is encouraging family doctors to tell patients to join a 5km weekly parkrun to improve their health and wellbeing, instead of relying on prescriptions from their GP.

DR MARTIN SCURR, the Daily Mail's resident GP, answers questions about the dangers of long-term PPI use and skin problems on feet.

A study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that almost all of their survey participants had at some time been concerned with their eating habits or their body

The UK offers a worse healthcare service than many other Western countries despite spending a similar amount of money. Patients are more likely to die following heart attacks, strokes and cancer.

Mother with pancreatic cancer meets lawmakers on Capitol Hill with plea for more research

Camille Moses, 58 (pictured), is among the nine percent of all people who survive past five years after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Her first doctor told her the disease would killer her in eight months. But her boyfriend, Peter Catallo (left of right) and daughter (far right) urged her to get a second opinion. She went from her home in Hollywood, Florida to the University of Miami where she was treated with an aggressive chemotherapy (right). Now, she has been cancer free for more than five years and advocates tirelessly for more research on the disease so that more sufferers get the second chance she has.

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University found that out of 50 sponges, more than half contain so-called 'good bacteria' that fight off life-threatening infections such as C.difficile.

A 65-year-old man in Switzerland went to hospital after swallowing a bleach tablet by accident, thinking it was paracetamol. He spent two weeks in intensive care but made a recovery.

A treatment presented at the International Conference of Clinical Oncology in Cyprus last week, led to six out of 10 patients with advanced prostate cancer going into remission.

Star health columnist, Dr Michael Mosley, has drawn on the latest medical studies to devise a new instalment in his Life Plan. It promises to tell you everything you need to know to live longer.

The drug, called flunarizine, is already the standard treatment in many other countries around the world for migraine, which affects one in seven Britons.

Professor Robin Murray said that smoking cannabis is linked to psychosis. He said 50,000 people have the condition due to smoking cannabis as teenagers.

The best exercise to strengthen the hamstrings in the back of your thighs 

This week personal trainer, Nadya Fairweather recommends the best exercise for strengthening your hamstrings. Nutritionist Shona Wilkinson advises eating parmesan cheese too. Stylist Liz Hemmings shares the perfect outfit for the routine.

The Mail On Sunday columinist DR MICHAEL MOSLEY joins the A&E; department in London's King's College Hospital, one of the country's most hectic wings.

On a bad day, the throbbing in my head can be so intense that even simple tasks such as taking a shower or even getting out of bed can seem like impossible challenges.

Doctors hope it would encourage people to make better use of pharmacies rather than automatically thinking they will ‘go to the GP’. The charges will be voted on at the BMA conference in Brighton.

Britain’s favourite choirmaster Gareth Malone, right, has an unexpected way of staying in shape: ice-skating. The 42-year-old, who lives in North London.

The dangers of using multiple acne products at any one time

We all long for blemish-free skin, but many of us are plagued by pimples well after our teenage years. Acne affects more than 90 per cent of adolescents aged between 16 and 18 years and up to 20 per cent of adult women. So if you're finding yourself with breakouts into your 20s, 30s and beyond, what can you do? According to Sydney-based dermatologist Dr Natasha Cook, the first step is to examine your skincare routine.

The new clinic based in London will help adults and children with gaming disorders, with children as young as nine needing help for addictions to violent video games such as Fortnite.

The proposals are expected to be unveiled tomorrow as part of the new Childhood Obesity Strategy, which aims to halve the problem in the UK by 2030.

The University of Southern Denmark, in Copenhagen, spent three years studying more than 7,000 residents, most of whom lived in high-rise flats, quizzing them on noise levels and their mental health status.

Audrey and Roy Haynes were married for more than 60 years. The pair were utterly devoted to each other and well known in the local community where Roy had served as mayor.

Motoring website Confused.com is warning drivers to be careful how much hay fever medication they take as pollen counts soar, because too much could leave people legally unfit to drive.

Primrose Freestone, a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Leicester, explains what scientists know about the art of squatting over a toilet.

Do YOU know what a 200-calorie snack looks like?

For something that so many of us do – and is an incredibly basic thing – snacking is somewhat of a minefield. So many times, I see clients – or even friends – tucking into something that will inevitably make them even hungrier in a few hours' time - or reverse the good work of the healthy eating regime they are on. Nailing the art of smart snacking is something that could really change your life. You'll have better energy, a smaller waistline (if that's your goal) and fewer mood swings. Given the fact we've become a nation of snackers, partly due to our busy work schedules and social lives, now's a really good time to familiarize yourself with the golden rules of snacking. Rob Hobson, Head of Nutrition at Healthspan, explains how he trains his clients to snack.

EXCLUSIVE: Phillip Gower, of Simpson Millar solicitors, has teamed up with a US attorney, who has won a string of court victories for women who have developed ovarian cancer of mesothelioma.

University of Gothenburg researchers believe the findings open the door for a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. The study was published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Prosthetic skin that can feel both pain and touch could help amputees avoid injury

Known as e-dermis, the thin layer of rubber and fabric fits over the fingertips (left image) a prosthetic hand and generates pulses of electricity that stimulate nerves in the upper arm. These small shocks fire from the fingertips when the electronic skin makes contact with sharp or round objects to simulate a real feeling of touch. Feeling pain is vital to a fully-functioning limb as the sensation helps us to protect our bodies by removing them from danger, according to the researchers at John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. The researchers tested a prototype e-dermis on an anonymous amputee who tried the device out while grasping different objects. The test subject and prosthesis were able to experience a natural reaction to both pain while grasping a pointed object (top right) and touch when feeling a round object (bottom right). The team also introduced automatic pain reflexes, in which the hand dropped objects that were too sharp without waiting for instructions from the brain, as would happen with a real hand. The participant said of his experience with the prosthetic: 'After many years, I felt my hand, as if a hollow shell got filled with life again.'

EXCLUSIVE: Benat Broderick, from Dublin, argued his life has been transformed since he was given Orkambi. But UK watchdogs have denied patients access to the £100,000 medication.

The employee, who has not been identified, was found unconscious June 1 outside the stadium's housing unit in Belmont Park, just east of JFK airport, where they lived. They died days later.

The Keystone virus, first identified in Tampa in 1964, is spread by Aedes atlanticus mosquitoes - a cousin of the mosquito that spreads Zika. It took more than a year to diagnose the Florida boy.

Scientists at British biotech firm Oxitec are infecting female mosquitoes (the only ones that bite) with a hereditary gene that means their offspring cannot survive outside a lab.

Midwife reveals how her hands and feet wouldn’t stop growing – because of a brain tumour

Chloe Powell, a 26-year-old midwife from Bristol (left), developed acromegaly – a condition in which the body produces too much growth hormone – because of a benign brain tumour, which made her hands and feet grow uncontrollably (right), and her facial features swell up. She has now got back to normal life and will climb Mount Snowdon this weekend (inset, with sister Laura).

University of Texas researchers found that votes for Trump and long-term opioid use were both more common among low-income areas in poor mental and physical health.

An interactive online map made by global health experts in the US has begun to rank countries around the world on their ability to cope with and prepare for an 'inevitable' disease epidemic.

'Plus-size’ clothing ranges may be normalising obesity

Dr Raya Muttarak, a senior lecturer in UEA's School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, said plus-size clothing ranges, such as those modeled by Ashley Graham and Marks & Spencer's range for 'curvy' women sized 18 to 32, may be behind people's denial.

EXCLUSIVE: Dr Preethi Daniel, from London Doctors Clinic, claims people need to use a shot glass worth of sun cream on their ears, forehead, nose, arms and legs to avoid dangerous burns.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard researchers conducted the largest ever investigation into genetic links between 25 brain disorders. They delved into the genomes of one million patients.

Incredible photos capture the unusual lives of prisoners who cannot remember their crimes 

Every state is grappling with prisoners aging, since inmate medical costs amount to $3 billion a year. Medical care for inmates over 65 costs $8,500 per year, compared to $950 for younger inmates. In California the rate of prisoners over 60 has soared from 1% in 1996 to 7% in 2016. Reuters visited two California prisons which are considering setting up specific units to care for dementia-stricken inmates.

British medical consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and dietitian Juliette Kellow say a tablespoon of olive oil each day could reduce the risk of getting cancer or heart disease because it contains antioxidants.

Researchers at University College London found high levels of gum disease and other oral health problems among team GB athletes, including rowers, rugby players and swimmers.

Taking five hot baths per week can reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke, say researchers from Japan's Ehime University. It is claimed a dip at 106F is good for blood flow.

Paralyzed Minnesota doctor returns to work after injuring his spine

Dr Daniel Grossman (left) has returned to his job as an ER doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, months after a biking accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. He was out biking with his friend along the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trail System in northern Minnesota, when he took a fall. After he was as airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis, doctors discovered Grossman (left and right) had fractured a vertebrae in his thoracic spine. He was permanently paralyzed and would never walk again. He spent four months in and out of hospitals recovering, but he was itching to return to the ER and vowed to be back at work within six months of his injury. While he may not be as efficient as he once was, Grossman says he has learned how to be a more personable doctor.

Sean Stentiford, 48, was awarded $18.4 million from a federal jury on Monday after doctors canceled his HIV test, only for a later test to determine he had the virus and it had developed into AIDS.

Two strains of the herpes virus that some 90 percent of us pick up as children may disrupt the human genes that raise risks for Alzheimer's disease, new Mt Sinai School of Medicine research reveals.

The amount of time spent sitting has increased over time. With innovations such as delivered food, experts say many older adults will sit longer, more often. A new UCLA study shows the risks of that.

Researchers in Germany found in experiments on mice that levels of caffeine equivalent to four cups of coffee could help to strengthen the cells which line the heart and blood vessels.

Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, found that unprocessed meats, such as steak, are more strongly linked to the condition than bacon.

Bisexual men have the highest rates of risk factors for heart disease of any men. This is driven in part by the fact poor mental health is twice as common among them as straight men, an NYU study shows.

Mom shares photo of nurse shaving son's head after cancer diagnosis

Nichole Brooks, from Dallas, Texas, shared a photo of her son, Wyatt, having his head shaved by a nurse after he was diagnosed with cancer (left). After returning from a trip to the beach on June 2, Nichole saw that Wyatt's body was covered in bruises, he had a full-body rash and had bloodshot eyes. After a series of tests, doctors confirmed that Wyatt had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood. The family immediately checked into Children's Medical Center of Dallas and began treatment. It was the latest of a series of health struggles for the toddler, who was born with Down syndrome and heart defects. In a Facebook post, Nichole wrote that she would rather shave her son's head herself than have him gradually lose it to cancer. After the cut, Nichole said that Wyatt, who communicates primarily via American Sign Language smiled and signed the word for 'beautiful'.

There are countless 'magic bullet' lifestyle tips for cancer patients. But a new Florida study has found remarkable benefits to something much more general: simply to eat a healthy balanced diet.

Johns Hopkins University researchers have found significant differences in metabolites in the blood of dieters and non-dieters, which they hope to soon use to test whether patients are cheating.

Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered that crystallised particles of titanium dioxide, a commonly used white colouring, may lead to type 2 diabetes.

Researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research, London, found that carrying too little weight between the ages of 18 and 24 is particularly risky. Women should not deliberately gain weight.

Feeling down? Listening to this bizarre 'brain orgasm' video of a woman licking an ear can boost your mood AND lower your heart rate, claim scientist

New research suggests 'brain orgasms' brought about by so-called ASMR videos are more than simply gratifying - they may also be good for your health. In one of the first studies into the health benefits of ASMR clips, which number more than 13 million on YouTube, scientists found the strange videos carry health benefits. Researchers at the University of Sheffield report that the clips are as relaxing to ASMR fans as traditional stress-reduction techniques like music and mindfulness. Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) are relaxing 'brain tingles' experienced by some people in response to specific sights, sounds and textures. The genre has exploded onto YouTube, with popular videos showcasing hair brushing (bottom left), light touching of furry microphones (top left), towel folding, soap carving, and even licking ear-shaped microphones (right image). Some of the clips, which people watch to relax, relieve stress or sleep better, have garnered millions, but little research has been done into the effects they have on the body and brain.

The bizarre tale of the unidentified man, uncovered by specialists in Victoria, Australia, prompted intrigue and was published in the BMJ Case Reports.

Normally macular holes are treatable, but the surgery inevitably causes cataracts, which permanently clouds vision. However, in this case in Greece, even that wasn't an option.

Ruth Quilietti-Bird spent her birthday fighting for her life with sepsis

Ruth Quilietti-Bird, from Musselburgh, East Lothian, had both her legs amputated (right) after spending a fortnight in a coma battling the violent immune reaction. Doctors battled to keep her alive as her sepsis caused her respiratory system and kidneys to fail, while her heart and liver were left on the brink. The art teacher's devastated husband Mark, 37, was even told to prepare for her death, as she had a 'do not resuscitate notice' placed on her records. But now, after defying expectations and overcoming her sepsis, Mrs Quilietti-Bird is recovering in hospital and has been given new prosthetic legs (pictured left, before her sepsis, with her husband Mark, 37, and daughters Lucia, seven, and Isabella, five)

Around 18,000 medics in England handed in their notice between April last year and March, according to official statistics - a jump on the 6,700 who left for this reason between 2011 and 2012.

Researchers from the University of Manchester found that adding or removing a turquoise hue to phone screen's three primary colours tricks the brain into thinking it is day or night time.

Mysterious itchy lump on woman's face is a parasitic worm

A 32-year-old woman in Russia visited a doctor after a small lump near her eye (top left) got bigger, moved around her face (top right) and caused her lip to swell up (bottom left) – medics found the swelling was caused by a living parasitic worm (bottom right) which had been living in her face for two weeks, and they removed it with surgery.

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital found that the BCG vaccines may increase glucose uptake by cells, which causes patient's blood-sugar levels to decrease.

Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, believe women are more at risk due to them generally having weaker muscles, as well as shorter arms and narrower shoulders.

Girl, 2, has such bad psoriasis she 'looks like a little crab' and strangers ask if she's

Two-year-old Maisie Buchanan (right), from Falkirk, was hospitalised last year and diagnosed with a severe form of psoriasis which makes her entire body go bright red and gives her scaly, dry patches of skin (left). Her parents Leslie and Alistair (inset) say they are often approached by strangers in the street who blame their daughter's skin on bad parenting.

Children suffer an average of four bouts of stomach pain a year, according to research, but many parents do not know why. Anna Magee writes for Healthista to find out how parents can help at home.

Researchers at the Sorbonne University in Paris studied 411 Parkinson's patients who had taken dopamine agonists over a period of three years to make the conclusion.

Girl, 3, hailed hero after she retraced her steps home to get help for her mom who suffered a seizure while walking the dog

Savannah Lavely, three (left, with her mother, and right, with her parents) from Warren, Michigan, is being credited as a hero for saving her mother, Jessa Lavely, after she suffered a seizure on Saturday.Lavely was walking the family dog with Savannah when she started to feel ill. About a block-and-a-half away from their house in Warren, Michigan, Lavely suffered a seizure and fell to the ground. Pictured: Savannah with her parentsSavannah quickly ran back home, retracing her steps and crossing streets, until she made her way to the front door. The three-year-old was captured by her home's surveillance footage (left and right) banging on the door and trying to get it and got her grandparents to come help,. Lavely (pictured with her husband Savannah) said she was shocked because the couple never taught Savannah where they live or how to get home.

Hearing aids must be given out by GPs in the UK 'at the first sign' a person's life is being impacted by hearing loss, watchdog NICE has said in new guidelines. About 13million will be affected by 2035.

Nutritionist Mandy Sacher, who works with Roxy Jacenko's kids Hunter and Pixie, knows all too well the burden of revamping the fridge and pantry to be after school treat appropriate.

Civil War 'bone pit' reveals how combat surgeons who sawed off limbs to save the lives

Scientists have found an unprecedented pit of bones containing limbs amputated by Civil War combat surgeons to save soldiers who were shot in the second battle of Bull Run in Virginia (left). Some of the bones from 11 amputated limbs still had bullets lodged in them (right). Military doctors of the time had to saw off limbs as quickly as possible to keep their patients from dying from shock or pain, and the newly-discovered bones reveal the tough decisions that surgeons had to make about who to operate on and the surprisingly clean, precise cuts they made in an unsanitary environment with limited tools (inset).

There is a decades-long legacy of studies showing the adverse health affects that children suffer after separation from their parents - from toxic stress and depression to heart disease and cancer.

On June 18, officials sent out a warning to 800 staff saying the person had contracted varicella (chickenpox) while behind bars, and was now in isolation, according to a letter obtained by LAist.

Mother-of-two, 30, was diagnosed with a golf-ball sized brain tumour after crashing her

Lauren Neville (pictured left before the incident with her nine-year-old daughter Lucy Dunn-Grimshaw and one-year-old son Ollie Burns), 30, from Burnley, Lancashire, whose 10 daily seizures were initially dismissed as depression, discovered she had a 6cm tumour (seen top centre) after having a fit behind the wheel (car seen bottom centre) last January. Despite undergoing gruelling six-hour surgery (pictured right after the operation) to remove 80 per cent of her tumour, Miss Neville's future is uncertain, with her struggling to remember events that happened just half-an-hour ago.

A staggering proportion of Americans survived an opioid overdose only to die within a year, Columbia University research found. About a quarter had a relapse, but 75 percent died of other diseases.

Researchers from the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland believe that a combination of nutrients found in trout, broccoli and peppers significantly improves the memories of patients after 18 months.

Florida teen hospitalized after being stung by a venomous CATERPILLAR

Logan Pergola, 15 (left, with his mother), of Land O'Lakes, Florida, was doing volunteer landscaping with his family on Saturday when he suddenly felt a sharp pain. A large, red grid-like mark had appeared on his forearm by his wrist (right) and within five minutes, the teen's arm went numb and he complained of feeling dizzy and of a burning pain in his arm. After some quick research, Andrea figured out her son had been stung by what is commonly referred to as a puss caterpillar (inset) or an asp caterpillar, which has venomous spines. Logan was rushed to Florida Hospital in Zephyrhillis where doctors administered treatment through an IV. Andrea created a Facebook post warning others about the venomous caterpillar and sharing photos of the insect and of Logan's rash.

A new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia has found that just one episode of binge drinking could permanently damage the gene that controls sleep and lead to sleep disorders.

Stress can bring on or worsen vision problems and even lead to blindness because of conditions like glaucoma and diabetes, according to research by Magdeburg University in Germany.

Don't worry so much about forgetting pieces of information, because each time you do and (eventually) remember it, the memory actually becomes stronger, UCLA researchers discovered.

Researchers at the Institute for Research and Health Care Hospital San Raffaele in Milan have discovered bacteria living naturally in men's testicles for the first time, and say they are linked to fertility.

Girl, 3, with an inoperable brain tumour may now survive

Edie Molyneux (pictured left and right), from Tranmere, Wirral, was expected to die young because of the rare mass on her brain, known as a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Her devastated parents, Ashleigh Stadling and Stephen (pictured with Edie inset), began desperately trying to raise £700,000 earlier this year for pioneering treatment in Mexico. They hoped it would boost her chances of survival. Already Spiderman-obsessed Edie has seen her tumour start to 'die' because of the breakthrough therapy, but doctors warn she needs more. And now her appeal fund has rocketed to £428,000 after an unnamed benefactor donated a quarter of a million pounds to her treatment fund.

Around one million people in Britain and up to six times as many in the US suffer from atrial fibrillation, which can cause a stroke and eventually lead to heart failure.

Scientists at the Hartpury University Centre in Gloucester measured the impact on 15 dogs of jumping from the boot height of 4x4s to make the conclusion.

Twin's heartbreak as identical sister, 16, dies from sepsis

Lucy Ellis (right), 16, was immediately rushed to Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport after going to her GP complaining of feeling unwell. The teenager, who represented Wales in gymnastics, later passed away in hospital, with her identical twin Sophie (pictured on the right with Lucy in the left image) fainting at the tragic news. Lucy's family are calling out for specialist blood-filtering equipment to be available in hospitals across the country.

The machine, named Baxter, reads brainwaves so that it knows when a human is unhappy with its actions. The system is the creation of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Singer, 24, collapsed and fell off a stage because her brain is overflowing out of her

Zosha Faith, 24, from Bournemouth, found out she has a Chiari malformation after collapsing off a stage at a music festival in 2015 where she was waiting to perform as a singer-songwriter (left). Ms Faith, who lives with her fiancee Jack Andrew (inset), must now have surgery to remove part of her skull. The condition is thought to affect more than one in every 1,000 people and means the brain is too large for the skull so puts pressure on the spinal cord – Ms Faith's condition has deteriorated to the point she often needs a crutch or wheelchair to get around (right).

Researchers from the University of Queensland found triclosan, a chemical found in many everyday hygiene products, stops E.coli infections responding to antibiotics after 30 days.

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