The 7 surprising signs you're stressed: From bleeding gums to white spots on your nails, we reveal the best foods to re-boot your body

Stress drains the body of nutrients, meaning signs of pressure often show up on the body as nutrient deficiencies, according to nutritionist Charlotte Watts. Cracks at the side of the mouth are a sign the body needs vitamin B6, while white spots on the nails mean the person is deficient in zinc. Here, Ms Watts explains what foods a person can eat to replenish the body...

'Baby brain' DOESN'T exist: Tests reveal pregnant women and new mothers suffer no decline - leading scientists to declare the condition is 'all in the mind'

Women 'need to shrug off the social conditioning leading them to believe they might get a bit forgetful when they have a newborn', researchers from Brigham Young University said.

Revealed, the diet plans that DO work (and the majority that may not): Weight Watchers and Atkins among those 'most effective in the long-term'

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University reviewed 4,200 studies for solid evidence of the effectiveness of various diet plans. They found only a few met the scientific gold standard of reliability.

Why your PARTNER is the best personal trainer: If one half of a couple exercises, 'the other is more likely to follow suit'

Campaigns to promote exercise should target couples, as people are more likely to exercise if their spouse does, researchers from Tel Aviv University said.

Is Diet Coke making you fat? People who drink at least one can a day have larger waist measurements

Scientists at the University of Texas found those who consumed diet fizzy drinks every day, or more than once a day, saw their waist circumference increase by around 3 inches over the course of the study.

Why PAPER TOWELS are the most hygienic way to dry your hands: Hand dryers spray bugs up to 1.5 meters away - and often at the exact height of a child

University of Westminster researchers warned parents to keep their children away from the stream of air coming out of hand dryers, as it is full of bacteria which gets sprayed around the room.

How exercise can make your BRAIN bigger: Physical activity 'boosts areas responsible for balance and co-ordination'

The increase in grey matter may have health implications in the long-term, such as reducing the risk of falling, say researchers from the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

'Instagram for doctors': The app physicians use to share anatomical wonders (but be warned, you may find them extremely GROSS)

Like an Instagram where all the Kim Kardashian selfies have been replaced by diseased human organs, Figure 1 is a physician's desk reference for the digital age. Not yet two years old, the photo-sharing app dubbed the Instagram for doctors has amassed hundreds of thousands of active users who've posted some 2 million photos of shocking, strange or difficult to diagnose medical phenomena. The photos range from the perplexing to the down-right disgusting, but that hasn't kept doctors ad even curious laymen from logging in for a peek at the rapidly expanding collection of fascinating medical images including a gold ball sized bladder stone (left), severe adult chickenpox (center) and mystery ailments like the one at right. (WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES)

NHS bosses blasted after temporary nurse is paid £2,200 for ONE 12-hour shift to cover staffing shortage

The figure, which equates to £183 an hour and is double the rate for a neurologist, was paid by the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust to cover a shortage of trained nurses.

Microsoft launches program to hire people with autism: Pilot scheme hoped to boost diversity in the workplace

The pilot scheme will recruit 10 people with autism who will be based at the firm's Redmond offices in Washington (shown). Microsoft is running the scheme with help from Specialisterne.

'Miracles do happen', says mother of baby boy who suffered FIVE cardiac arrests as he celebrates his first birthday

Benjamin Astbury, from Buckley, North Wales, was born 12 weeks early, weighing just 1lb 3oz, little more than a bag of sugar. He had five cardiac arrests and needed two emergency operations on his bowel. He was born with necrotising enterocolitis, a serious bowel condition which is one of the most common causes of death in premature infants. He developed an infection and his condition deteriorated so he was put into a paralysed state for six days while an oscillator machine helped him breathe and shook the liquid from his lungs. Doctors said he has just a 10 per cent chance of survival, but he has defied the odds and will soon celebrate his first birthday. His mother, Tanyia Astbury, 36, (pictured inset with her son), said: 'To see him get close to his first birthday after everything that has happened is amazing. We are so proud of him and in awe of him we hope he can be an inspiration to others.'

That's why you shouldn't chew your hair! Chinese girl who started being sick after every meal is forced to have a 2kg HAIRBALL removed from her stomach

Th eight-year-old was taken to hospital after her father became concerned about her vomiting and weight-loss - leading to the discovery of a huge hairball blocking her stomach.

Why your 12 week baby scan is so old hat: IVF parents are now getting videos of the 'moment of CONCEPTION'

Revolutionary new technology is allowing IVF parents in Britain to view the moment their child is conceived - and even take a video recording as the embryo forms inside a Petri dish.

'My heavy drinking has cost the NHS £100,000 - but I don't feel guilty': Alcoholic mother who drank a bottle of vodka a day insists she's entitled to treatment

Julie Merner, 39, from Bootle, Merseyside, has been told one more drop of alcohol will kill her. At the height of her 10-year addiction, the mother-of-three drank a bottle of vodka a day. In the last six years, she has been admitted to hospital 13 times following heavy drinking binges. In January, following her latest admission, the 39-year-old vowed to quit the habit, which has ravaged her liver causing her to suffer severe cirrhosis. 'I know if I carry on, I will end up dead - they say one more drop will kill me,' said the mother-of-three, who has been left with 'luminous' jaundiced skin.

Suffering with chronic back pain? Physiotherapy may work just as well as surgery, study claims 

Physiotherapy regime was just as effective as surgery at controlling the pain of lumbar spinal stenosis - the leading cause of back pain among older people - University of Pittsburg researchers found.

Are marathon runners smarter? Study finds same process that makes running long distance easy boosts memory and learning

Salk researchers and collaborators discovered that physical and mental activities rely on a single metabolic protein, ERR?, that controls the flow of blood and nutrients throughout the body. In this image, ERR? is shown (stained red) in the hippocampus, the area of the brain largely responsible for memory. The new work could point to a way to enhance learning.
Just as some people seem built to run marathons and have an easier time going for miles without tiring, others are born with a knack for memorizing things, from times tables to trivia facts. These two skills?running and memorizing?are not so different as it turns out.

Salk scientists and collaborators have discovered that physical and mental activities rely on a single metabolic protein that controls the flow of blood and nutrients throughout the body, as reported in the journal Cell Metabolism. The new study could point to potential treatments in regenerative and developmental medicine as well as ways to address defects in lea

Energy for muscles and brains, the scientists discovered, is controlled by a single protein called estrogen-related receptor gamma (pictured), Salk researchers found.

Could 'pacemaker' in the brain treat dementia? Implant may help condition by causing new brain cells to be formed

Undated handout photo issued by the Cleveland Clinic of a lateral x-ray image of showing implanted Deep Brain Stimulation electrodes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 1, 2007. Doctors have led a man out of the solitary confinement of a minimally conscious state by stimulating his brain with electrical impulses. It is the first time the technique, called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), has been used to treat a patient in a minimally conscious state (MCS). See PA story SCIENCE Brain. Photo credit should read: Cleveland Clinic/PA Wire

Deep brain stimulation is already used to treat diseases such as Parkinson's, but scientists at Nanyang Technological University say it could help replenish brain cells to help ward off dementia.

Size 28 woman who was 'the fat bridesmaid' three times for her friends ditches crisps, pork pies and pizza and slims to a size 10... and now she's planning her own wedding

Frankie Ruttledge (pictured left at her mother's wedding), from Strensall, Yorkshire, weighed 18 stone 7lbs and had struggled with her weight all her life before dieting to a svelte size 10/12. The 24-year-old, who has been a 'fat bridesmaid' three times, ditched her diet of crisps for breakfast, pork pies for lunch and frozen pizza for dinner and dropped to 12 stone in less than two years. And now the Slimming World consultant is just one year away from walking down the aisle for a fourth time - to marry the love of her life Luke Haynes, 24 (right).

New mother, 34, died days after giving birth when she was left 'delirious and spaced out' after losing 'a flood of blood', widower tells inquest

James Ramirez, 37, said he has concerns over the care of his wife Gillian Nelson, 34, who died after complications arose with the birth of their son Wesley at a hospital in Bromley, Kent.

'I nearly died because of taking the pill': Bride-to-be left with two massive blood clots and a collapsed lung after taking the contraceptive  

Emma Dickson, of Edinburgh, thought she would be planning her wedding but was rushed to hospital and told she had developed blood clots which had moved to her lungs.

Why running a marathon WON'T trigger a cardiac arrest: Strenuous exercise is 'unlikely to cause a heart problem'

The risk of cardiac arrest among middle aged adults carrying out exercise was low, doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute found. Those who did have an arrest were more likely to be given CPR and survive.

Why a stroll round the block is better than running a marathon 

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How's that New Year's resolution to get super-fit going? If you've already shoved your expensive trainers to the back of a cupboard, don't feel too guilty.

The teenager trapped in the body of a child: 19-year-old has rare disorder meaning she didn't grow bigger than a toddler

Girija Srinivas, 19, from Bangalore has congential agenesis of the bones, a rare condition meaning her body didn't develop properly. Though she is a teenager, she is only 2.5ft and weighs just 12kg - the same as the average two-year-old (she is pictured, left). Indeed, Girija has barely grown since she was a toddler herself (right). She cannot sit up because her head is heavier than her body, and struggles to lift anything heavier than a cup of coffee. But despite this, she loves drawing and sells many of her paintings each month (pictured inset). It is her dream to become famous for her art rather than her medical condition. She said: 'I do not want sympathy, I want recognition. I have an aim to achieve more in life. It's my dream to go abroad and achieve something big.'

Doctors discover man's mystery headaches are caused by a dozen MAGGOTS... which saved his life by eating infected tissue after a botched operation on his skull in Vietnam

Picture shows: The head of the man with dozen of maggots.\n\nDoctors who removed more than a dozen maggots from the head of a man say they probably saved his life.\n\nVietnamese labourer Pham Qu¿ng Lanh, 28, had originally been injured in the head when he was struck by an iron bar that had fallen off a building where he was employed as a guest worker in Malaysia.\n\nHospitalised doctors had only managed to repair the injury by inserting a titanium plate over his skull.\n\nHe said: "It had healed up pretty well and although I had headaches occasionally, it was mostly okay until more recently when I noticed it was swollen and sore to touch.\n\n"I didn't want to go to hospital again because I hoped it would heal on its own, even now three years later I'm still paying the bill back for the last operation, and I just couldn't afford another medical bill."\n\nBut when he asked his family to look at the wound, they noticed maggots under his skin, and instantly took him to the Hanoi¿s Viet Du

Vietnamese labourer Pham Quang Lanh, 28, went to hospital when his family found the infestation in the wound where a metal plate had been inserted over his skull after being struck by an iron bar.

Woman, 34, who suffered stomach cramps and irregular periods for two years is diagnosed with tumour the size of a GOLF BALL in her cervix - and forced to have a hysterectomy

Kerry Hamilton, 34, from Birmingham (pictured left and inset while volunteering at a lion sanctuary in 2009), had stomach cramps, bleeding and irregular bleeding for two years. Doctors said her problems hormonal and prescribed the contraceptive pill. But after going for a smear test, a nurse said her bleeding was abnormal and referred her to an oncologist. Tests revealed the devastating news she had leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that developed in the walls of her womb. She was forced to undergo a hysterectomy, and was devastated at the thought of not being able to have children. Now, she wants to raise awareness of rare cancers so that women with seemingly 'everyday' symptoms go to their GP. She said: 'There are symptoms that people might ignore without realising that it is important to listen to their body.The kind of cancer I had - despite it being in my cervix - would not have showed up on a smear test. So it's important to visit your GP if you're concerned about anything, as well as always going for routine tests.'

Shock fall in life expectancy for women over 60: Unhealthy lifestyles and cuts to social care blamed after first fall in decades 

The findings will add to fears that the rising consumption of alcohol and unhealthy food is taking a toll. The study also found that increasing life expectancy for men in their 60s and 70s had stalled.

Mother-of-four dies three hours after giving birth to longed-for baby girl at scandal hit maternity unit

Lianne Hindle, 37, from Bury, died three hours after giving birth to baby Poppy at the North Manchester General Hospital. Her death came just months after an investigation into the deaths of three babies and one mother at the unit.

Irritable, fatigued, and emotional during that time of the month? Doctor claims to have CURED PMS... and it's all down to diet

Research indicates that PMS is caused by unhealthy hormone receptors, which are impaired by chronic inflammation. A nutrient-rich diet can banish Premenstrual symptoms.

Survival guide all NHS patients must read: A leading doctor's insider tips on getting the treatment you need

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Evidence now suggests that the more involved you are - and are allowed to be - as a patient, the more likely you are to get the right care for you.

Mother is stunned to discover she has aggressive form of cancer after reading a Facebook post describing all her symptoms 

Laura Everley, 36, from West Sussex, was suffering bloating, lower back pain, constipation and frequently needing to urinate - but put her symptoms down to irritable bowel syndrome or endometriosis. It was only when she saw a friend's Facebook post describing the symptoms of ovarian cancer that she realised - to her horror - they perfectly matched her experience. In hospital, tests confirmed she did indeed have the disease - and breaking the news to her husband Mark and son Harry, five (pictured right with their mother) was the 'hardest thing she has ever had to do'. She said: 'The idea of cancer hadn't even entered my head - you just never dream this going to happen to you.' Having undergone a hysterectomy and chemotherapy, which saw her lose her hair (left), doctors are confident she can beat the disease.

Number of under 10s referred to the NHS for help with transgender feelings has more than quadrupled - with kids as young as 3 receiving treatment 

The UK's only NHS centre specialising in gender issues in under 18s said that the number of children aged 10 and under referred to the unit rose from 19 in 2009-10 to 77 in 2014-15.

Is (enhanced) breast best? One in five mothers who have had a boob job DO NOT breastfeed despite research showing there in no risk to baby

Study by University of Sydney found 21 per cent of mothers who have had breast surgery do not breastfeed, compared with the 11 per cent of mothers with natural breasts.

Experts now say paracetamol doesn't work for bad backs. So what DOES? 

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The BMJ review supports the findings of a study published last year in The Lancet, which found that paracetamol is no better than a placebo for lower-back pain.

GP is suspended as police probe sudden deaths of two cousins: Surgery shut down after total of four patients die 

Detectives raided Dr Rory Lyons' private health centre on Alderney and medical officials have suspended the 62-year-old from treating patients following the deaths of four patients.

How low-carb diets may be causing more kidney stones 

26/03/15. GOOD HEALTH: David Crossley photographed at his home near Birmingham.  David had kidney stones due to not drinking enough water during the day.  He had surgery to remove the stones and he is now back to normal.  Feature for Good Health...Picture: John Lawrence 07850 429934

David Crossley, 63, a musculoskeletal therapist from Birmingham, was so wrapped up in his working day he barely stopped for a cup of tea. Last year, this habit caught up with him.

ME AND MY OPERATION: Op that helps if a stroke freezes your face muscles 

Lauren Crawley photographed for a Good Health on facial palsy. Lauren has had a pioneering operation to insert a platinum chain in her upper eyelid so she can now close it thanks to the power of gravity. Kings Langley. April 2015

Lauren Crawley, 54, a housewife from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, was given a new platinum implant that makes it easier to blink again, as she tells THEA JOURDAN.

Tragedy as mother-of-three who was 'too scared' to go for a smear test dies from cervical cancer at just 28

Amanda Booth, 28, from Middlesborough, was diagnosed in June last year after noticing she was bleeding, but had been too scared to go for a smear test. She underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy - losing eight stone in weight (she is pictured inset before being diagnosed with cancer) - but was told earlier this year the cancer was terminal and she had just weeks to live. She created a bucket list of things she wanted to do before she died, including renewing her wedding vows with husband David, 29 (the pair are pictured, left, at the ceremony). Her children Demilee, 11, Leon, eight, and Lucas, five (pictured right) paid tribute to their mother, saying she 'lived for them'. Now fully aware how crucial cervical screening is, her family encouraging other women not to delay smear tests. Her cousin, Anne-Marie Stanwick, 29, said: 'No one should be dying this young of cervical cancer. You just don't realise how important it is to get a smear.'

Is your iPhone damaging your eyes? Experts warn devices can cause partial blindness - but a new screen cover can protect against damage

Spanish scientist Dr Celia Sanchez-Ramos has found the LED screens found in most electronic devices can permanently damage the retina - the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye.

The 10 best foods to boost fertility: Pomegranate, walnuts and beetroot juice can all help couples conceive

A good diet affects the health of the egg and the sperm before they even meet, says Isabelle Obert, a nutrition consultant in London. Here she shares the top 10 foods she says will boost fertility...

Have YOU woken up after hearing a bang in the night? 20% of us have 'exploding head syndrome' where we hear loud, imaginary noises

It's estimated between 10 and 20 per cent of people have experienced this bizarre condition, which strikes as we drop off to sleep, say Washington State University experts.

Can a routine holiday jab send you mad? That's what BBC reporter Malcolm Brabant says happened to him - and he's not alone 

BBC Correspondent Malcolm Brabant with his wife Trine Villemann and son Lukas in Copenhagen, Denmark
PIcture:- Julian Radzik

When Malcolm Brabant walked into a clinic one afternoon to have a yellow fever vaccine, he was warned the possible side-effects could be dizzy spells and a headache.

The experts who want ALL women over 70 screened for breast cancer 


The All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer pointed out that 8,000 women in their 70s are diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

Why sleep is a vital weapon against dementia 


We look at ways to help minimise the impact of these memory problems, to prolong independence and help those with dementia live as full a life as possible.

Young mum left in a wheelchair for life after catching infection from a friend's makeup brush she borrowed to cover a SPOT

Jo Gilchrist, 27, was left writhing in pain on Valentine's Day when a staph infection invaded her body and eventually attacked her spine. She has been in Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital ever since and doctors are still desperately trying to rid her body of the bacteria. She had contracted community-associated MRSA - an antibiotic-resistant form of golden staph. It is spread through direct contact and can get into the body through sores and pimples. The infection damaged her spine so severely doctors told her she would only be able to stand for about two hours each day.

Could getting SWEATY be the key to a long life? People who exercise vigorously are less likely to die early than those who take a daily stroll

Jogging, aerobics or competitive tennis is much more beneficial - lowering the risk of early death by 13% - than gentle swimming, social tennis or housework, James Cook University experts found.

Mother diagnosed with dementia at 41 fears she will forget her teenage daughter as doctors say her mind will deteriorate in just five years

Kelly Watson, 41, of Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, who was diagnosed with dementia at 41 is living in fear she will forget her teenage daughter, Holly, 17 (pictured together, main image), as doctors say her condition will worsen in five years. The mother-of-one now attends a dementia support group five days a week and is the youngest by 20 years. She now relies on her mother, Moira, 62, (left) to help her dress and wash her hair.

Want to boost your memory? Think about how an event made you FEEL: Recalling everyday information is easier when linked to an emotion

Psychologists at New York University have been trying to gain an understanding about how the brain stores memories for emotionally neutral events that gain significance through subsequent experience.

Never get woken up by your partner's alarm again! 'Personal sunrise' clock uses beams of light and sound to rouse couples one at a time

The Wak alarm (pictured) is the invention of a firm in Los Angeles, California, which and creates a 'personal sunrise' and emits focused ultrasonic waves to wake up each person in bed individually.

Toddler with huge birthmark that could have blinded him has life-changing surgery in the US after parents 'ran out of options on the NHS'

Colby Ramos-Francis, from Wiltshire, now 17 months old, was born with a small growth over his eyelid which rapidly grew (left). His parents claim NHS doctors were unable to treat the growth or offer surgery, leaving them no option but to beg for help abroad. This week, Colby had the tumour removed free-of-charge thanks to the US-based Little Baby Face Foundation. His mother Aimee (right), 18, said: 'Seeing Colby come out without the birthmark is the best thing ever. It makes me incredibly happy. If it hadn't been removed properly it could have resulted in him losing his eyesight. It was so emotional seeing him trying to touch it and realising it was not there anymore.' While also delighted with the outcome, Colby's father Jamie, 23 (right), said he was disappointed the family had been forced to fly across the Atlantic to get the treatment they desperately needed. He said: 'When someone like Josie Cunningham can have free plastic surgery on the NHS and Colby can't, it's just out of order. There is a huge waiting list for people like Colby but she can just come along, snap her fingers and gets it. It's heartbreaking.'

Pensioners seven times more likely to get skin cancer than in the 1970s with rise of the package holiday thought to be to blame

Decades of cheap package holidays mean that thousands of retired people every year are paying with their health for sunburn they experienced in their youth.

Energy drinks 'fuelling pupils' bad behaviour': Union chief says excessive consumption is causing 'hyperactivity'

Some children drink 'excessive' amounts of Red Bull, Monster and Relentless, causing 'hyperactivity' and an 'inevitable crash' later, according to the NASUWT teachers' union.

More than two thirds of people taking antidepressants 'may NOT actually have depression': Doctors discover many do not meet the official criteria

Nearly 70 per cent of people taking SSRIs, the main type of antidepressant, did not meet the criteria for clinical depression, researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry claim.

Branded painkillers? You're just paying for the fancy packet, say experts

Britons spend millions of pounds every year on remedies when simple home solutions could be just as effective, claim doctors in a BBC investigation, The Truth About Medicine.

Stay slim FOR EVER with the mindfulness diet: It's the proven way to train your brain to resist cravings and unhealthy food, and it's blissfully easy to follow! 

Eating without really thinking about what we're doing allows us to mindlessly consume thousands of calories. With so much processed and convenience food all around us, temptation is constant. Instead of suffering on restrictive eating plans and constantly feeling deprived, mindfulness will teach you to eat healthily without any effort, so you learn to really enjoy your food. This is all done through the power of 'mindfulness': an easy-to-learn psychological technique that gives you the chance to be 'present' in the moment and take stock of the messages your body is telling you.

How to get a flat stomach without going to the gym - just by using a piece of STRING

The string acts as a reminder to pull in the stomach muscles, building abdominal exercise into daily life and leading to a flatter belly, according to Sammy Margo, a chartered physiotherapist.

Binge drinking as a teenager 'may damage the brain for life': Alcohol puts young people at risk of anxiety disorders and addiction

Binge drinking altered the way the brain developed, changing the expressions of genes. But a cancer drug could reverse the changes, scientists from the University of Illinois College of Medicine found.

Newborn baby in need of life-saving transplant is saved by mother's twin sister who donated part of her own liver to save her tiny niece 

Star Reader underwent a liver transplant taken from her aunt Shanell's organ in November after being diagnosed with Biliary Atresia within days of being born in Barnsley, West Yorkshire.

First anti-aging skin cream designed for women in 30s who suffer from stress spots 

Superdrug has launched a range of creams that claim to tackle spots while also fighting the signs of ageing, as one in three women over 30 admit to being self conscious about the state of their skin.

'One minute he was laughing then in a heartbeat he was taken away': Four month old baby laughs for the first time but family are left devastated when just 12 hours later he died from meningitis after waking with a rash 

Evan Summerfield from Devon had just learned how to giggle and take his own dummy out when he was struck down with meningitis and died despite doctors battling to save him. His death has devastated his parents Shannon, 17, and Kris, 19, who have been left confused as to how their son could fall ill so quickly.

NHS chiefs forced to fly to Australia to hire paramedics on £4,500 'golden hello' contracts because it's cheaper than training them in Britain 

Managers from the London Ambulance Service, the largest in the NHS, have just filled 225 vacant posts with applicants from Sydney and Melbourne after holding interviews at five-star hotels.

Newsagents will have to hide cigarette packs in cupboards from today as part of Government drive to stop people smoking

From now on, shopkeepers must conceal the packets in cupboards. And promotion must be limited to a price list, price labels on shelves, and plain posters saying 'cigarettes sold here'.

Anti-ageing face serum in tumour alert: Product that claims to make skin genetically younger linked to cancer 

TA-65 has gone on sale in the UK for the first time. Its American manufacturers claim it lengthens genetic material, making skin younger, but US consumer groups have linked it to causing cancer in mice.

The nylon sling that could save a woman's fertility... so why are thousands given hysterectomies they don't even need? 

Surgeon Jonathan Broome is one of a growing number of surgeons who claim not enough women are offered sacrohysteropexy to lift and hold womb back in place using a sling.

A glass of cranberry juice is packed with more sugar than cola: Officials warn some fruit drinks have more than a day's recommended intake in a single serving

Fruit juices made from so-called superfoods such as cranberries and pomegranates often have more sugar than a can of cola, officials have warned. While the drinks are said to have health benefits, some brands contain more than a day's recommended intake of sugar in a single 300ml serving. The Local Government Association, which represents councils that are responsible for public health, accused soft drink firms of 'dragging their heels' when it comes to minimising sugar in their products.

The science of STRESS: Expert reveals why it's so unhealthy to be tense all the time

A University of Nebraska researcher has revealed why stress is bad for you. Stress releases cortisol - which helps recover from tense situations, but is bad for your immune system.

The secret to staving off diabetes? Eat four eggs a week and plenty of cheese and yogurt

Two studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found eggs and high fat dairy foods, such as cheese and yogurt, can significantly reduce the risk.

The dangers of using eyeliner: Applying make-up to the inside of the lid can trigger infections and blurred vision, doctors warn

Eye doctors often see patients coming into clinics with eyeliner residue stuck to contact lenses or trapped in the coating over their eyes, say researchers from the the University of Waterloo, Canada.

IVF scare over rogue 'Viking sperm' donor: Danish clinic failed to screen test-tube father of 99 babies for deadly disease... Passed on to British couple's child 

Ten of the Danish donor's offspring (pictured above, right Andrea Sogaard-Kristensen, who may have inherited the gene) have already been diagnosed with the condition that can increase the risk of cancer, cause learning difficulties and reduce a sufferer's lifespan by 15 years. The donor (pictured above, left as a child), who has not been named, carries the defective gene known as neurofibromatosis. A British woman was one of 20 treated at an IVF clinic in Belgium who conceived using rogue sperm. The same man is also believed to have fathered 44 children across Scandinavia, 34 in America and one in Iceand

Addicted to teeth whitening: Dubbed 'bleachorexics', these are the women who risk wrecking their looks for that million dollar smile

Lisa Arbiter, 33 (right), has been bulk-bought high-strength bleach from America for 13 years. Donna Billson (left) started bleaching her teeth before her wedding last year and hasn't stopped.

Is this Britain's unhealthiest breakfast? Manchester cafe serves 4,000-calorie meal with ONE HUNDRED teaspoons of sugar to celebrate 'the spirit of Easter'

Black Milk café in Manchester's Northern Quarter is offering a chocolate challenge with two types of cereal in an Easter egg bowl topped with brownies, mini eggs, marshmallows and milk.

New Ebola jab to be used in worst affected countries: Scientists hopeful of immunisation with just one injection after 'promising' results

Scientists hope immunisation is possible with just one injection after 'highly promising results' in the first 138 healthy adults who were vaccinated with various doses.

New cancer drug shelved over poor results 'can reverse the effects of Alzheimer's' 

The drug was developed by the British pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca with the original aim of treating certain types of tumour, but was axed after it proved ineffective.

Teenager trapped in the body of a 100-year-old due to rare genetic condition dies aged 17

Hayley Okines, from Bexhill, East Sussex, suffered from the rare disease progeria which ages the body at eight times the normal rate. Progeria patients normally die from heart attacks or strokes at an average age of 13. But the teenager defied the odds to live four more years and even published an autobiography about living with the disease. Last night her mother Kerry posted on Facebook: 'My baby girl has gone somewhere better. She took her last breath in my arms at 9.39pm x.'

The man with a giant 'boiled egg' inside him: Doctors discover 10cm ball of fat after patient complained of frequently needing the loo

The man, who had needed the loo often for 20 years, had a 10cm long and 7.5cm wide lump (left) pressing on his bladder (right), said doctors writing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Man goes into kidney failure after drinking more than FOUR LITRES of iced tea a day

The 56-year-old man, from Arkansas, an incredible 16 250ml (8oz) glasses of iced tea a day, doctors reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

How cleaning with bleach can make children ill: Those living in super clean houses are 20% more likely to catch flu, tonsillitis and pneumonia

Cleaning with bleach releases compounds which damage lung cells, making children more susceptible to infection, experts from the Center for Environment and Health, Belgium, found.

Energy drinks 'pose heart risk to teenagers': Youngsters told just one can a day can trigger sudden heart attacks due to high levels of caffeine 

Healthy teenagers can develop heart problems after drinking just one can of a high-caffeine drink. Cardiologists in Madrid found the popular drinks can cause heart attacks and erratic heartbeats.


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