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    Temporary TATTOOS could be used to treat MS: 'Ink' slowly administers medicine before fading in a week

    A temporary tattoo which slowly releases drugs to help control chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis could soon be available, scientists have revealed.The 'ink' gradually fades over the space of a week as the drugs are slowly released into the system.It allows the drugs to stay in the system longer than if they were injected.The technique works by using nanoparticles to stop white blood T-cells attacking healthy tissue by mistake.But tests found administering it this way does mark the skin, suggesting it could be turned into body art. The medical ink fades over a week as the drugs are released into ...

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    Teenager whose mother believed his headaches were from playing too many computer games is diagnosed with a brain tumour after a trip to the opticians

    A teenager discovered he had a deadly brain tumour after a routine eye test - despite his mother blaming his headaches on his games console.Callum Salkeld, 15, from Whitley Bay, had been suffering from constant headaches for a few months.But his worried parents, Alison, 35, and Chris, 37, took him to the GP, who suggested going for an eye test. At their local Specsavers in Cramlington, Northumberland, they were told he had swelling at the back of his eye and referred him to hospital.Just weeks later he was diagnosed with a 2cm tumour and a cyst that was causing pressure ...

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    New test could diagnose urinary infection within HOURS: Quicker diagnosis 'will stop over treatment and help the fight against superbugs'

    A new urinary infection test, which can produce results in four hours, is expected to aid the fight against resistant superbugs.Traditional culture methods take two to three days to identify bacteria and test their drug resistance from a urine sample.The new MinION nanopore test developed at the University of East Anglia (UEA) can provide the answers in as little as four hours after a sample is taken.A quicker test will allow rapid precise tailoring of treatment for patients with resistant infections, it is claimed. Urinary tract infections are one of the most common reasons patients are prescribed antibiotics. It is ...

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    NHS is wasting millions on drugs for the male menopause because many of the conditions are caused by lifestyle rather than ageing

    Middle-aged men are wrongly being prescribed drugs to treat the 'male menopause' costing the NHS millions a year and leading to serious side-effects.Many patients taking testosterone have been given the male hormone after complaining of fatigue, erectile dysfunction and disturbed moods.But a study found that many of these are due to conditions often caused by lifestyle, such as obesity or diabetes, rather than ageing. Middle-aged men are wrongly being prescribed drugs to treat the 'male menopause' costing the NHS millions a year and leading to serious side-effects (File photo)Testosterone prescriptions have shot up 20 per cent since 2012 costing the ...

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    How to lose weight - the scrumptious way: From roast chicken with garlic and thyme to lemon and prawn kebabs, deliciously simple recipes you can eat to beat diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes is one of the greatest epidemics of modern times and many of us don't know we are at risk.Largely thanks to today's sedentary lifestyles and high-sugar diets, nearly four million of us now have this disease, while one in three adults has pre-diabetes (blood sugar levels that are abnormally high), which can lead to diabetes in as little as five years.If you feel unusually tired, thirsty or hungry, have wounds that are slow to heal or have a general mental 'fuzziness', this may well be you.And apart from leading to diabetes, raised blood sugar also speeds up ...

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    Prescribing FOOD to tackle obesity: Doctors to hand out fruit and veg in poor neighborhoods where take-out is cheaper than groceries

    Doctors could soon be prescribing food to patients across America.It is the latest push to tackle the nation's obesity epidemic as waistlines continue to expand - with no sign of stopping. At least 20 per cent of every state is obese, according to recent CDC figures.And research shows the hardest-hit areas are low-income neighborhoods that have few or no options to buy fresh additive-free food. Now, a series of food banks across the country are teaming up with healthcare providers to offer 'prescriptions' for fruit and vegetables. Doctors are set to give patients prescriptions to get fruit and vegetables from ...

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    As a growing army of middle-class parents let their children wear nappies until they are 'ready to stop', experts warn that they are... JUST POTTY!

    Sophie Kathir proudly describes her four-year-old son Mahish as a bright boy who can count to 20, is learning to write and could tell you the name of every dinosaur .He passed every developmental milestone, from weaning to walking and talking, pretty much on cue. At 3ft 4in, he is almost exactly the average height for a child his age.So it seems incongruous and perhaps disturbing to learn that Sophie, an intelligent middle-class mother-of-two, regularly puts her perfectly healthy boy in a nappy. Sophie Kathir with her four-year-old son Mahish, who she regularly puts in a nappyDespite the judgmental looks ...

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    'Spinal tap' saving crash victims from life in a wheelchair: Breakthrough nerve-preserving procedure could spare people from paralysis

    Steven lives in Woolwich, South-East London, with his wife Helen (pictured together)Spinal injury victims could be spared from paralysis thanks to a breakthrough nerve- preserving procedure developed by British doctors. It is the first treatment to tackle inflammation of the spinal cord, which can occur in the hours and days after an accident, causing irreversible damage.Given in these crucial hours, the spinal tap procedure works by reducing the pressure build-up within the spinal column caused by swelling and so preserves vital nerve function.The doctors who developed the new treatment say they are seeing incredible results that are far beyond ...

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    Five of the best... 'healthy' divorce books

    It may be the right decision, but divorce can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and long-term health problems. Yet there are ways to avoid the toll it can take on the body, according to a new wave of self-help books. Here are five options (including one by Angelina Jolie s lawyer) 1. It Doesn t Have To Be That Way: How To Divorce Without Destroying Your Family Or Bankrupting Yourself, by Laura Wasser 20.06, St Martin s PressWasser has represented Britney Spears, Johnny Depp and now Angelina Jolie, and presents practical and strategic advice for safe passage through the perils ...

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    HEALTH NOTES: Wife's first aid keeps green-fingered guru Monty Don in full bloom

    Green-fingered guru Monty Don has revealed how his wife Sarah recently saved his lifeGreen-fingered guru Monty Don has revealed how his wife Sarah recently saved his life.The 61-year-old Gardeners World presenter praised her quick thinking when he choked on his dinner. She had to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre, he explained.It s not the first time Sarah has come to his rescue. In 2007, she dialled 999 when her husband collapsed at home due to peritonitis.Monty credits her and his pets with helping him stay healthy, and his love of the outdoors for keeping depression at bay. I ve had ...

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    Ten reasons why you should... get a pet

    1. THEY HELP YOU FIGHT DEPRESSIONBritain is a nation of pet-lovers, with almost half of all households having at least one (that s about 20 million pets, excluding fish). It has been shown to be doing us a world of good, both for our physical and mental health. Keeping one is said to be a natural antidepressant , as cuddling a furry friend triggers release of the happy hormones serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin.2. DOGS PREVENT HEART ATTACKS...Pet-owners, in particular dog-owners, are less likely to develop heart disease, according to a 2013 study by the American Heart Association. Caring for a ...

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    Generation no sex! Why the internet is a passion killer for the young as one in three abstain from making love

    With the rise of online dating, it has never been easier for the younger generation to find love. But it seems the new technology is actually having the opposite effect.Those aged between 16 and 21 have become so absorbed in the internet they are having less sex than earlier generations, a major study has found. And one in three are abstaining from sex altogether.The findings reveal a different side to the rising popularity of dating apps and changing attitudes to sex. Youngsters aged between 16 and 21 have become so absorbed in the internet they are hvaing less sex, a ...

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    Why singletons have fuller lives than married couples: How besotted couples are too involved with each other to spare time for anyone else

    The sad and lonely singleton is a myth. Far from living a tragic, Bridget Jones-style existence, single people have much richer and fuller lives than their married peers, according to a study.Researchers found that it is actually the people who go off and get married who end up isolated because besotted couples are too involved with each other to spare time for anyone else.Singletons, meanwhile, are almost twice as likely to socialise with their friends and neighbours as those who are married.The researchers questioned 15,000 people, comparing the social lives of married people with those who had never married or ...

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    Girl, 21, describes agony of rare polio-like illness which left her quadriplegic - amid fresh outbreak of the mysterious disease

    Gabrielle deFiebre was in the mall to buy hiking boots with her grandmother in 2009 when she felt a pain surge from her neck down her arms.An active final-year student at New College of Florida, she thought it was strange but assumed nothing of it.She carried on walking, sporadically stretching and bending in a bid to ease her muscles.But it just got worse.SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Gabrielle deFiebre was in the mall to buy hiking boots with her grandmother in 2009 when she felt a pain surge from her neck down her arms. It was her first symptom of transverse ...

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    How dying patients keep themselves alive in their final hours using sheer WILLPOWER until the time is 'right'

    Crowded into a room in the University of Wisconsin's palliative care ward, a family held vigil over their elderly relative as doctors said she had just hours to live.Despite having a close family of children, grandchildren and in-laws, she had always wanted to die alone. But her tearful loved-ones couldn't bear the thought.Days went by, with the family on rotation. There was always at least one person at her side, though she had lost all ability to communicate. Some patients seem to survive longer than expected before drifting off when they want'After a while they were wondering what was going ...

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