This is the heartwarming moment a toddler who spent her whole life in the hospital was allowed to go home for the first time (left). Two-year-old Mae Koslow-Vogel, from Somerville, Massachusetts, had spent her life with a trach hooked up to a ventilator at Boston Children's Hospital due to child interstitial lung disease - a rare, genetic lung disease that left her unable to breathe on her own (top right). In September 2017, a match was found and Mae underwent surgery. After a period of recovery, she was finally able to breathe on her own and was cleared to go home (bottom right). In an interview with Daily Mail Online, Koslow and Vogel opened up about what it was like to see their daughter walk through those doors.
Was it a wasp, mosquito, tick, chigger or flea? First aid expert reveals her ultimate guide to identifying common bites and stings
EXCLUSIVE: British first aid expert and qualified nurse Emma Hammett reveals her guide to common insect bites and stings, explaining how to tell different insects' marks apart and relieve them. She tells how wasp and bee stings (top left) or itchy chigger bites (bottom left) are often not cause for concern unless someone is allergic, but mosquito bites (bottom right) or flea bites (top right) could develop into something more serious.
Cancer cluster in New York: Officials investigating spike in leukemia, bladder, lung and thyroid cancers on Long IslandÂ
New York health officials are investigating a spike in cancer incidence in three Long Island counties. The State Department of Health found statistically significant rates of leukemia, bladder, lung and thyroid cancers in Centereach, Farmingville and Selden in just four years. Using data from the New York State Cancer Registry, which tracks cancer prevalence in the state, an average of 18,000 cases of cancer per year were found on Long Island between 2011 and 2015. That means cases on Long Island made up more than 16 percent of all the cases diagnosed in New York each year.
Man who caught a killer infection from rats urine after taking a dip in a popular river warns others of the danger of Weil's disease
Billy-Joe Humphries (right) is recovering after receiving emergency treatment after going for a dip in Warleigh Weir (left), a popular swim spot near Bath. Doctors confirmed he caught Weil's disease, which can be spread through rat urine and lead to life-threatening organ failure. The bug is thought to have killed at least four people in Britain since 2009, including a former Olympian, and left many more with life-changing issues. Mr Humphries has taken to Facebook to give other youngsters a heads up about the little-known danger of Weil's, with the school summer holidays fast approaching.
Over-the-counter charcoal and whitening toothpastes are eroding tooth enamel: Dentist reveals her patient needed VENEERS to repair the damage caused
Dr Rhona Eskander, a dentist in London, warns that using fashionable activated charcoal and fluoride-free toothpastes could actually do more damage than good to people's teeth. She tells MailOnline how one of her patients wore away the enamel on her teeth when trying to scrub off stains (pictured top), and she needed veneers to repair the damage (bottom).
'Our doctor wasn't at the birth - but charged us $4,200 for delivery': Health policy researcher describes his OWN costly and confusing experience of childbirth in America
Simon F Haeder (left) teaches health policy in the Department of Political Sciences atÂ West Virginia University. He tried to prepare as much as possible for his wife's second pregnancy with their son Lukas (bottom right) to pre-empt all the costs and confusion that all Americans face. But, he says, the nonsensical charges unraveled so fast he couldn't keep up. Among other things (pictured on their bill, top right) they were charged $7,000 for one minute use of a room, $150 for every time a nurse took a glance at their baby, and $26,755 for tests. They could not use a tax-favored flexible spending account because pregnancy is not deemed a 'major life event'. Here he explains their ordeal in detail, and how it corresponds with others'.
Is your family guilty of repetitive eating? How to get out of a food rut - and why you should never hide vegetables in your fussy eater's favourite meal
If you and your family find yourselves sitting down to the same meals week in, week out, it might be that you're in a food rut. And according to celebrity nutritionist and best-selling food author, Mandy Sacher (left and right), while this may be boring, it also leads to your children actively disliking their favourite foods. Here, speaking to FEMAIL, Mandy reveals how you can get your family out of a food rut, and her simple tricks to help your fussy eaters enjoy everything (inset, stock image).
Raw sprouts, canned beans and even one glass of wine: The surprising foods you should avoid while pregnant - and the healthy swaps to stop you missing out for nine months
Soft cheeses, raw eggs, sashimi and alcohol are some of the obvious foods most expectant mothers already know to avoid. But it seems there are many more foods pregnant women should be cautious of, including raw sprouts, canned vegetables and even a glass of wine. Speaking to Australia'sÂ MyDomaine, nutritionistÂ Juliana Shalek revealed the surprising foods you should think twice if you're pregnant.
NHS Health Heroes: The surgeon who's helped 100 children walk by performing operations so delicate that one slip could leave them paralysedÂ
John Goodden, a consultant neurologist from Leeds, is the latest medical professional to be nominated for our NHS Health Heroes award. This is his incredible story. Ben Harcourt-Sharpe will never forget a school trip to the seaside when he was seven. As the other children played on the sand, Ben, who has diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy which causes constant tightness and stiffness in the muscles, sat with a teaching assistant on a sweltering bus because staff couldnâ€™t get his wheelchair down to the beach.Â The day he met Mr Goodden, who has a special interest in a complex surgical procedure proven to help children with cerebral palsy, Ben says his life â€?changed for everâ€™ (Ben is pictured with his mother Joanne, father Rob and sister Eleanor)
The children destined to die, turn blind or fight a lifetime of ailments: Rare genetic diseases have robbed these 5 youngsters of a normal childhood
EXCLUSIVE: Rare genetic diseases that receive little scientific funding have robbed Megan (bottom left), twins Luis and Kian (right), Jackson (top left) and Kaileb, from different parts of England, of normal upbringings. Three are unlikely to survive for much longer, one is slowly being robbed of his vision and another relies on round-the-clock care from her parents. MailOnline is today revealing their daily battles, and the despair of their heartbroken parents, who fear their lives could be cut short at any moment, as part of an annual fundraising campaign. Jeans for Genes Day hopes to fund charity work and provide grants to organisations hoping to transform the lives of children battling genetic disorders.
Four-month-old boy dies of meningitis 'after contact with an unvaccinated person at daycare', doctors say
Four-month-old Killy Schultz had a fever after coming home from daycare in June. When his fever didn't break and he began developing a rash, his parents, from Chesterfield, Virginia, rushed him to the hospital. After running several tests, doctors at St Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, told them that Killy had contracted meningitis, an infection that affects the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord (right). Killy was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit and, just 24 hours after his first symptoms appeared, he passed away. Doctors told Killy's parents that the baby likely contracted the infection from an asymptomatic carrier who hadn't received the meningitis vaccine. Now they hope to turn their tragedy into a message of awareness about the importance of vaccinations.
Woman, 29, has dangling, overgrown lumps of scar tissue sliced off her ears by Dr Pimple Popper after piercings left her disfigured
Amber, 29, from Los Angeles, (pictured left) developed keloid scars on both her earlobes after having piercings which healed badly. Dr Sandra Lee, aka Dr Pimple Popper, cut off the growths in her new show (pictured right), and says it has to be done delicately because keloids (inset), which are formed of overgrown scar tissue, can grow back out of damaged skin.
Cancer survivor, 55, who was robbed of a nose, cheek and eye is afraid to be seen in public because his facial prosthetic regularly falls off
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sylvain Pharand (pictured left before his battle, inset during, and right after, fitted with his facial prosthetic), from Montreal, was told he had just six months to live when doctors told him a cyst in his left nostril was sinus and lymph node cancer. However, after a gruelling decade-long battle that involved around 125 sessions of radiotherapy, the father beat his cancer. But the 55-year-old, who once had a gaping hole in his face, has been left without a nose, left eye and cheek because of his traumatic ordeal. He was fitted with a facial prosthetic two years ago, but the heavy piece held on with glue regularly falls-off, causing him to feel ostracised in public.
Mother-of-three, 35, dies of sepsis days after giving birth to her son due to a pregnancy-related infection
A 35-year-old mother has died a week after giving birth to her third child due to a pregnancy-related infection. Lindsay Crosby, of Simsbury, Connecticut, had her first son, Nolan, on June 24. Eight days later, on July 2, she fell ill and was taken by ambulance to hospital, where she was diagnosed with group A Steptococcus and sepsis. On the afternoon of July 4, Lindsay passed away surrounded by her husband Evan, newborn Nolan, and daughters Finlay, five, and Sigrid, three (pictured together).
How to prevent carbon monoxide in your home: Air quality expert reveals the 9 simple tweaks you can make to avoid the 'silent killer'
In a domestic setting, sources of CO include gas heaters (with and without flues), gas stoves, wood or charcoal heaters, tobacco smoke, and infiltration of car exhaust from attached garages. Emissions in enclosed and unventilated domestic spaces can, and do, cause fatalities and hospitalizations. Christine Cowie, an air quality researcher at the University of Sydney, breaks down the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to reduce those risks in your kitchen.
Virginia teenager suffers blistering third-degree burns on his face and body after touching a toxic plant while weeding the garden for cash
Alex Childress, 17, who is gardening for his summer job in Fredericksburg, Virginia, saw a weed on Tuesday that looked like it should be pulled out. Unbeknownst to him, it was giant hogweed (file image, bottom right), an incredibly toxic plant that can cause blindness, burns and blistering with just one touch. When he arrived home and got in the shower,Â 'the skin on his face was basically peeling away and peeling off' (pictured, top right). His mother, a nurse, exclaimed at the sight of his waxy and peeling skin, and took him straight to the hospital where he became the first person ever diagnosed with a hogweed burn at Virginia Commonwealth University medical center (pictured, left, recovering days later).
Your blood group determines whether you will be attacked by TICKS: Scientists warn those with type A are walking targets for Lyme disease
Researchers in the Czech Republic uncovered proof ticks, which can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, may prefer type A blood. Supermodel Bella Hadid has often spoken about her battle with Lyme.
Teacher who was once a real-life sleeping beauty: Rare condition left 27-year-old snoozing for 19 HOURS but she has rebuilt her strength through gym workouts after medication had no effect
For six years, Kristen Devanna (right), 27, from Long Island, New York, suffered cracked skin, constantly feeling cold and fatigue so severe she needed to sleep within an hour of waking up (pictured inset battling fatigue). She was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease in 2013. Despite seeing countless doctors, the literature teacher was unable to find a treatment that managed her condition, with medication and dietary changes being ineffective. She therefore took it upon herself to slowly rebuild her strength by working out in the gym regularly (pictured left after a session) and, as a result, has more energy than she has had in years.
Mother spends four hours EVERY DAY bathing her 9-month-old daughter to help treat her rare condition that causes her skin to grow 10 times faster than normal
Anna (right), from New York, suffers from Harlequin ichthyosis, which causes her red skin to shed every day, as well as putting the youngster at risk of life-threatening infections and respiratory failure. Mother-of-three Jennie (pictured in inset with her daughter as a newborn), 33, applies lotion to Anna's skin at least every six hours and has given up work as a farmer to care for her full time. Being in water makes Anna (left) more comfortable and less likely to scratch herself.
Blogger becomes the first woman in the UK to have a ÂŁ6K ROBOTIC hair transplant: 25-year-old was left with a receding hairline after years of wearing a horse riding helmet
EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Dewhurst, 25, from Manchester, explained how she first noticed her forehead area getting larger about 18 months ago, due to her hairline moving backwards (left, before the treatment). She attributes this hair loss to wearing a helmet while horse riding (top), explaining how scraping her locks back into a helmet leads to 'massive pressure on the hairline'. She said she is delighted with the results a month after the treatment (bottom), which she explained would help boost her confidence.
'When I die I'm going to be a gorilla': Boy, 5, remembered in tear-jerking hilarious obituary he wrote for himself before dying of rare cancer
Garrett Michael Matthias (pictured) was diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of cancer,Â Stage 4 Alveolar Fusion Negative Rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), in September last year. It had spread so far from his skull, hitting his cranial nerve and inner ear, that doctors told his parents Emilie and Ryan (pictured, inset, with Garrett and their daughter Delphina) there was no hope of saving him. Devastated, the couple started preparing for the end, which included asking him a series of questions so they would remember him in his own words. He died on June 6. Now, those words have been printed in the obituaries of their local funeral home in Van Meter, Iowa, ahead of his funeral on Saturday - and within days have become an internet sensation.
OVERTRAINING caused father, 39, to suffer a cardiac arrest - which stopped his heart for 20 minutes - and led to him forgetting his entire family
Garth Suthurst's (pictured left with his partner Sorrel Lewis, 36) heart stopped beating for more than 20 minutes on June 1. The 39-year-old fitness fanatic (inset), who is from Manchester but lives in Marbella, defied the odds after being just an eight per cent chance of survival. Although his family were elated when the father-of-one opened his eyes, their joy quickly turned to heartbreak when he was unable to recognise any of them. After a 35 day stint in hospital (right), Mr Suthurst has been allowed to return to home, with doctors saying he only survived due to him being so fit.
Some 4.08 million patients in May were waiting to start treatment - the highest total since 4.19 million in August 2007, according to figures released today by NHS England.
'I wonder every day how this could have possibly happened to me': Olympic gold medalist skier Kikkan Randall, 35, reveals breast cancer diagnosis in heartbreaking statement
Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall has revealed that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 35-year-old cross-country skier, known for her pink-highlighted hair, took to social media on Tuesday (right) to reveal the news. She has begun her first round of chemotherapy on Monday at the Providence Cancer Center in Anchorage, Alaska, and will receive chemotherapy every three weeks. Randall says the prognosis is good because it was 'caught early'. Randall has competed in five Olympic Winter Games, delivering the first gold medal for the US in cross-country skiing atÂ at the Pyeongchang Games in February (inset) with her teammate Jessica Diggins. She is also the most-decorated American cross-country skier in history, winning 14 individual World Cup Races.
Teenager who triumphed over cancer: Girl, 16, who missed three years of school battling disease sits her GCSE exams and is voted prom queen by classmates at her end-of-school ball
Charlotte Jenkins, 16, from Stockport in Greater Manchester battled against a rare form of acute myeloid leukaemia to be able to sit her GCSEs and go to her end of school prom where her classmates voted her prom queen (right). After months of gruelling chemotherapy (pictured left), Charlotte lost her hair (pictured inset) and was left disabled but she is now in remission from the disease.
Bank manager, 55, had part of her vagina removed after doctors missed the signs of deadly bladder cancer and told her she had cystitis
Julie Morawaka, 55, a bank manager from Great Wakering in Essex, had her bladder, womb and part of her vagina removed after what she thought was a urine infection turned out to be bladder cancer. She was taken into hospital (pictured left) and kept in intensive care for two days after a 12 hour operation, then sent home on Christmas Eve. The op has left her with a catheter and she says her sex life as become difficult since (pictured right, Julie with partner Mike).
The secret about Kylie's shrinking lips: Plastic surgeon explains how lip fillers can be dissolved all in one go
Last week, Kylie Jenner posted a photo to Instagam (pictured), which revealed in the comments that she had her lip fillers removed. She has not revealed what fillers she used or what she used to dissolve them but Dr David Rapaport, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, told Daily Mail Online that the process can be done via a one-time injection. The majority of fillers used in the lips are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) and the reverse injection contains an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which naturally dissolved HA.
Heading the ball may make you Trip(pier): Footballers face balance issues due to the impact on their brains, study finds
Researchers from the University of Delaware in the US say repeatedly heading footballs can cause brain damage which can affect people's balance, thinking skills and memory. Researchers say when the ball bounces off the skull it can cause structural changes in the white matter of the brain, which affect the way the brain functions.
'When I reached 15 weeks I had chemotherapy': Woman, 29, reveals the terrifying moment she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer after hearing her unborn baby's heartbeat for the first time
Liana Purser was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer just one week after hearing her baby's heartbeat for the first time. As a fit and healthy young woman with no risk factors or genetic history of the disease, the 29-year-old's world was turned upside down as she faced the reality of undergoing chemotherapy while pregnant. Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Ms Purser, from Victoria, shared her experience of battling cancer while preparing to become a mother.
'I've never felt more like a leper': Lupus sufferer weeps as she reveals she was denied a MANICURE because her disease scars flared up in the summer heat
Jeniffer Dreyer Brown, from Laguna Niguel, California posted a Facebook video (left) in which she explained that she was left embarrassed and in tears after she was denied a manicure at a nail salon on Friday due to her scars from lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body's immune system to attack your own tissues and organs. Exposure to sunlight may trigger skin lesions in those who have lupus, the same condition Brown experienced when she visited the salon. The manicurists refused to serve Brown, citing her blistered skin as the reason. An attorney for Happy Nails (inset) said the employees likely did not know that lupus is not contagious.
The harrowing image that should serve as a warning: Scan reveals teenager's fractured skull after he was knocked off his bike while not wearing a helmet and almost died in the arms of an off-duty policewoman
Vicki Riley is issuing the warning after her 13-year-old son, Jack, (pictured together right) was knocked off his bike and nearly died in the arms of an off-duty policewoman near his home. The teenager was riding with friends when he was involved in the accident earlier this month, in which he landed head first and was knocked unconscious. Jack (a picture of his skull after his surgery inset), of Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, sustained an incredibly serious skull fracture as a result of not wearing his helmet. He was taken to hospital by helicopter and rushed into theatre for surgery, where doctors spent five hours fixing the break. Now recovering at home, Ms Riley has released a horrific scan (left) showing the extent of his injuries, to shock other parents into action.
Meet the pint-sized baseball fan throwing out first pitches at every MLB stadium in America: Hailey Dawson, 8, who's pitching with a ROBOTIC HAND made by a 3D printer after being born with a rare syndrome
Hailey Dawson, an 8-year-old from Las Vegas (top right, with her parents and brother), was born with Poland Syndrome, a rare disorder in which people are born with missing or underdeveloped muscles on one side of the body. She does not have a right pectoral muscle, which led to the underdevelopment of her right hand, which is missing three fingers (bottom right). That hasn't slowed her down, however, and her mother contacted the engineering team at UNLV to create a robotic hand - which she's using to throw out pitches at every Major League ballpark across the country
'This is our reality, we wanted to show every side of it': Mother of girl, 5, who passed away from a rare terminal brain tumor explains why she chose to share her daughter's final moments
Casey Dagget, from Fairport, New York, is opening up about her decision to share a heartbreaking photo of the final moments of her five-year-old daughter, Zoey, before she passed away from cancer on July 4 (left). 'I shared it because even though it's a painful moment it's a beautiful moment in our eyes,' she said. Zoey (right) was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in July 2016 after she took a fall at park and was limping afterward. She underwent immunotherapy treatment that originally shrunk the cancerous cells, but they soon returned. No other drugs worked and Zoey's symptoms started to worsen in June 2017. Casey said the family spent their daughter's final day watching her favorite movies and singing different songs. She hopes the photo gives hope to other fighting the same disease.
The startling pregnancy side effect not many women know about: Mum-to-be shares amazing photo of the physical change that left her in shock
The list of possible pregnancy side effects are endless. From excess sweating to black belly buttons, enlarged breasts, a sore tailbone, and even moving teeth, it varies for every pregnant woman, and certainly doesn't end there. It turns out hairy bellies can also pop up - which is exactly what journalist, Monique Bowley (right and stomach, left), is experiencing. The hairy surprise came along as early as her first trimester, but hasn't yet shifted, some 25 weeks later.
Horrific video shows mosquitoes trying to reach human skin through a net - so how DO you repel them? Two experts offer their top tips
Horrifying video has captured mosquitoes trying to reach and bite human skin through a net. The clip, filmed by a biologist from the University of Melbourne in Australia, shows the insects repeatedly trying to pierce the net with their proboscises, or mouths. According to the CDC, 2018 is set to be the worst yet for illnesses transmitted from mosquito bites, so how can you repel those pesky bugs? Daily Mail Online spoke to two experts about what you can do to protect yourself. They recommend using repellents with ingredients approved by the EPA including DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, picaridin and IR3535. Gadgets such as sonic devices and 'bug-repellent' bracelets are ineffective. For clothing, they say to wear loose long sleeves and long pants with socks that you can tuck the pants into.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Angel Perez, 60, of Millville, Jersey, was catching crabs last week off the Maurice River (right). The next day, the lower half of his right leg was in severe pain and swelling. Within hours, both arms and legs had swelled in size and blisters had formed all over his body. He was rushed to Cooper University Hospital (left) where he was diagnosed with Vibrio necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria found in warm coastal waters. His daughter says the infection has spread to all of her father's limbs and his blood, and his arms and legs have turned black in color (inset, leg). Doctors have put Perez on antibiotics and are waiting to see if responds. If he doesn't, they may have to amputate all of his limbs.
'My itchy skin turned out to be cancer': Woman who was diagnosed at 23 warns others that the warning signs can be more subtle than you thinkÂ
Lauren Chiarello, 33 (left and right), from New York City, was experiencing severe itchy skin back in 2007. After visiting several doctors and undergoing a battery of tests, she discovered she had Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system that affects white blood cells. She underwent chemotherapy and was in remission by August 2008. However, in January 2009, she discovered her cancer had returned. This time, she underwent radiation, a stem-cell transplant and high-dose chemotherapy in order to treat the cancer. After being declared cancer-free in May 2009, she was inspired to become a fitness instructor, hosting classes that raise money for cancer research and in hopes of spreading information about the warning signs to look out for before it's too late.
'He would be out of his depth in a puddle if it ever rained again': Twitter users deliver their scathing verdict on the appointment of Matt Hancock as new Health and Social Care Secretary
Jeremy Hunt (right) last night became the new Foreign Secretary, spelling the end of the longest-serving Health Secretary. Former Culture Secretary Matt Hancock (left) took over the reign at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in the cabinet reshuffle. Social media erupted at the news, as Prime Minister Theresa May moved to steady the ship as she continues to fight for her political life. Mr Hunt's reign has seen him weather a series of political storms and also some of the worst performance statistics on record. Twitter users described Mr Hunt's promotion as the 'best birthday present' for the NHS, following its celebrations for its 70th year of existence last week. Others shared GIFs of nurses celebrating in a corridor, jokingly captioned with their relief of Mr Hunt's departure.
A sight to behold: Three-year-old girl born without an eye is the first in the UK to have one created from her own STOMACH FAT
Three-year-old Myah Hauxwell (left, pictured before recent surgery, and right, before she was given the prosthetic eyes), from Mansfield, Nottingham, was born withÂ microphthalmia, or small eye syndrome, which has left her blind in one eye. Doctors fitted her with a prosthetic when the youngster was just one-year-old, however, the weight of it caused one side of her face to collapse. Worried the drooping may become permanent and cause Myah daily pain, medics fitted her with a second prosthetic made out of lightweight 1mm-thick stomach fat on June 27. Although the four-hour operation to fit the prosthetic (inset) was a success, Myah, who will always be partially blind, will require a new eye at least every two years as she continues to grow.
Saved by his mother's instinct: As a new sepsis campaign encourages people to be assertive about their concerns, one parent did just that...
When Oliver Leather (left with his mother Victoria, and right in hospital), from Cheltenham, cut his knee during pre-season rugby training, the 1cm gash on the inside of his left leg, caused by a player's stud, looked like a run-of-the-mill sports injury. It later developed into a near-deadly case of sepsis. His mother, Victoria, recognised the symptoms as that of 'silent killer' sepsis
Can nodding off in separate bedrooms be good for your relationship? Sexologist reveals how to make a 'sleep break-up' work for you
Snoring, different snooze patterns, insomnia and blanket stealing... the pesky bedtime habits are causing disruption between the sheets. And so it's no wonder sleep-deprived couples are considering a night apart by disappearing into their own bedrooms so they can enjoy a good shut eye. Nearly 200,000 Australian couples are now sleeping in separate beds to get away from their partner's distracting habits, a new study has found. Sydney's sexologist Dr Nikki Goldstein said sleeping in separate bedrooms can be good for your relationship if you approach it the right way.
Bullock reportedly works out for an hour a day, six days a week, also packing in yoga, conditioning work and Pilates. Here's how you can replicate her shape.
I can help you beat breast cancer: Angelina Jolie's surgeon reveals the simple secrets of keeping your breasts healthy for lifeÂ as she says 90 per cent of risk factors are in your hands
As a breast cancer surgeon, who has helped tens of thousands of women navigate breast health issues - including stars like Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow - I have seen that we can reduce our breast cancer risk in achievable and dramatic ways.That's why I've written my book - Breasts: An Owner's Manual. Rigorous science and first-hand experience back up everything I know to be true about breast cancer risk reduction and care. I've operated on breasts for 22 years and was Director of Patient Education at the Breast Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for seven years. In that time I delved into risk reduction and discovered all sorts of lifestyle game changers.
'I had no clue men could get breast cancer': Magician shares his solitary journey with the disease after finding a bump on his chest
The odds of a man getting breast cancer are one in 1,000. Retired magician Khevin Barnes (right) became that 'one' when he was diagnosed with the disease in 2014. The cancer rarely strikes men, and often proves deadly for them because it gets caught too late, but his wife, Gaga (left of right), told him to have the 'tiny bump' in his left breast tissue checked out. Within a month, Khevin was given a mastectomy (inset), but opted out of chemotherapy. Four years later, the 68-year-old is thriving in Arizona and proudly posing shirtless and writing to raise awareness about the cancer he once thought he couldn't get.
Enjoy bananas and nuts but DON'T eat dark chocolate: The foods you should eat for a good night's sleep - and the snacks to avoid at all costs
Everyone loves an after dinner snack, but there are a number of popular treats that are significantly impacting the quality of your sleep. Australian dietitian, Susie Burrell, revealed in a blog post that there are certain foods people should eat if they want to get a good night's rest and particular meals that they should avoid.
The fat kids of Europe: 35% of 11 year old boys are obese in 9 European countries, reveals EU-funded map (so how does the UK rank?)
EU-funded researchers created a map to show the worrying rates of childhood obesity across the continent. Rates of obesity in boys are highest in Greece, where more than a third of 11 year olds are either obese or overweight. Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands have the lowest rates, ranging from between 13 and 15 per cent. Obesity in childhood can light the fuse for a lifetime of deadly ailments, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Britain's next favourite superfood? Mini European kiwi berries called Nergi fruit arrive in UK supermarkets for the first time - and they're billed as helping to banish wrinkles
Nergi fruit (left and right on toast) will launch in three major supermarkets from September in the UK, including at M&S.; They have been grown in Asia for 1,000 years but have only recently come to Europe. High in fibre, they contain just 52 calories per 100g and have lots of vitamin C and they are considered 'nutrient-dense'. But two nutritionists say that they cannot be classed as a 'superfood' because eating a lot of them won't give you miracle health benefits.