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    Are you SURE you need that snack? Expert reveals why we boredom eat

    Only between two and five percent of people manage to keep weight off after a diet. A major reason for this is that diets don't help us deal with the underlying emotional, psychological and habitual triggers for overeating.Most of us can stick with a diet for a few weeks, or to get into that dress or pair of skinny jeans for an important event – but after that, research shows that we not only gain the weight back, but pile on more.Calorie restricting diets can feel like punishment, so as soon as the goal weight is achieved, we slip back into ...

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    Illinois woman dismissed by doctors diagnosed with rare Ehlers-Danlos

    Even as she struggled to take a single step, Megan King's doctors told her that her inability to walk was all in her head.King, who was a teenager at the time, was suffering from severe neck pain and joints that would easily dislocate.But as she hopped from specialist to specialist, she was told she needed psychiatric help or that she had tricked her brain into thinking something was wrong with her.After four years and visiting 10 different doctors, King was finally diagnosed in September 2015 with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue that supports skin, bones, ...

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    Dogs could cause of the next big flu outbreak in humans, study warns

    Dogs could be the carrier of the next deadly flu outbreak among humans, a new study warns. Until now, pigs and birds have been seen as a bigger disease threat to people, since they can carry diverse types of influenza, while dogs tend to carry canine-specific strains. But a new report shows the virus is becoming increasingly diversified in domestic dogs, making them prime vectors of disease. The New York City researchers warn the development could be the tipping point to triggering one of the worst flu outbreaks seen in recent years since humans have much more contact with dogs than with pigs ...

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    Woman left with scar after 'clogged pore' was actually cancer

    A bride-to-be has been left with a large scar across her nose after a 'clogged pore' turned out to be skin cancer. Grandmother-of-two Joanne Wall, 48, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was stunned when a doctor told her a raised bump on her nose was skin cancer last March.Ms Wall who regularly wore SPF 50 sun cream and is due to walk down the aisle this September, had only mentioned the blemish to her doctor in passing while visiting for something unrelated.One month later, Ms Wall underwent facial surgery to cut out the 3mm basal cell carcinoma nodule and stretch the skin ...

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    Sex change expansion on the NHS

    A health service chief has opened the door for a range of more transgender treatments.Dr James Palmer said the NHS may provide facial hair removal, breast reduction, and even reversing gender reassignment surgeries.There has been an ‘explosion’ in the number of children seeking a sex swap which may ‘accelerate’ if plans to expand publicly funded operations go ahead, NHS England’s medical director for specialised services said. The move comes as two thirds of NHS trusts were found to be denying cataract operations to patients in desperate need of the life-changing surgery. A health service chief has opened the door for a ...

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    How ‘eating for two’ during pregnancy is a major health risk

    One woman in three experiences ‘out of control’ eating while pregnant, a study has found.While expectant mothers often joke about ‘eating for two’, it can have serious implications for their health and that of their children, researchers said.One in 20 pregnant women surveyed gained half a stone more than those who did not lose control over eating. One woman in three experiences ‘out of control’ eating while pregnant, a study by London researchers has foundThe children of these women had double the chance of becoming obese by the age of 15, the researchers discovered.The study of more than 11,000 women, ...

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    Womb transplants to give three British women hope of getting pregnant

    Three women are to become the first in Britain to have womb transplants.They will undergo pioneering surgery within the next few months using wombs donated by a mother or sister. Doctors believe the procedure may allow thousands of women to realise their dream of motherhood.‘It’s a truly exciting time,’ said Richard Smith, the consultant gynaecologist leading the project. ‘We have the opportunity to make a real difference.‘It’s a major step forward for women with absolute uterine infertility. Until now their only options have been adoption or surrogacy, which is not always easy.’ It means the first British baby could be born as ...

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    How silicone is the key to erasing ugly scars

    A scar is testimony to the incredible power of our bodies to heal. As soon as a wound occurs, our skin tries to close it as quickly as possible, to prevent infection.The body gets to work rebuilding tissue by sending out fibroblasts, cells that make collagen, which is the support structure of the skin.However, in this race to repair itself and replenish tissue, new cells aren’t always laid out in the neat pattern that makes up the rest of the skin — resulting in a visible scar. Brainy body: A scar is testimony to the incredible power of our bodies to ...

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    SECRETS OF AN A-LIST BODY: How to get Uma Thurman’s pinched waist

    She's fast-approaching 50 years of age. Yet, judging by the toned shoulders she displayed wearing a strapless white gown at the Met Gala recently, Hollywood star Uma Thurman shows no signs of relaxing her fitness regimen.The 48-year-old actress and mother of three counts Pilates, yoga and snowboarding among her favoured activities.   Still got it! 48-year-old actress and mother-of-three, Uma Thurman, counts Pilates, yoga and snowboarding among her favoured activitiesShe is also a keen horsewoman and suffered broken bones after falling from a horse two years ago.Preparing for Kill Bill in 2003, she was introduced to Wushu, a contemporary martial art focusing ...

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    Binge drinking leads to alcohol tolerance by slowing down brain communication

    Binge drinking causes lasting changes to the brain, resulting in alcohol tolerance, scientists have discovered. In recent years, there has been an alarming up-surge in binge-drinking in the US, particularly among teenagers and young adults. Binge drinking on its own can kill you in one night and those with high alcohol tolerances have to drink more to feel the same effects, meaning they are inflicting more damage on their livers more quickly.In research conducted on fruit flies, scientists at the University of Mississippi have discovered that ethanol, the active ingredient in alcohol, interferes with brain communication, in turn increasing alcohol tolerance.  Binge ...

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    New treatment cures half of patients with untreatable skin cancer

    A new treatment could cure half of all patients with a previously hard to treat form of skin cancer, a new study has revealed.The drug, which blocks a receptor that shuts down the immune system's response to cancer, can shrink tumors by 30 percent or more in patients with stage IV of the disease.This cancer is treatable when caught in its early stages, but life-threatening when left undetected, according to an international team led by a researcher at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.But the discovery of this new drug could offer hope of better treatments for those ...

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    Differences in brain structure can predict if you'll succeed on diet

    Differences in how your brain is structured could affect your ability to succeed on a diet, a new study has revealed.When two areas at the front of the brain are larger in volume, you are more likely to pick healthier foods. But when they are smaller, you are more likely to go for higher-calorie options, according to the researchers who hail from various institutions including the Sorbonne in Paris and the California Institute of Technology.  Dieters often believe that success is all a matter of your willpower and dedication.However, the scientists say this is new evidence that - no matter how hard ...

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    Mother-of-tow's late-stage breast cancer cured by breakthrough immunotherapy treatment

    A woman given months to live after all treatments for her breast cancer failed has been completely cured by a breakthrough injection.Judy Perkins had tumors the size of plums in her liver after cancer spread through her body, and had made a 'bucket list' of places to visit before she died.But, after seven types of chemotherapy failed, the 52-year-old's tumors were totally destroyed by her own white blood cells. Perkins has now been cancer free for two years, thanks to a revolutionary immunotherapy treatment administered by the National Institutes of Health, a new study reveals.   It is a world first in using ...

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    Experimental HIV vaccine may prevent DOZENS of strains of the virus

    A new experimental HIV vaccine may prevent infection from dozens of strains of the virus, new research has revealed.The vaccine creates antibodies that attack a vulnerable site of the virus, neutralizing many strains of it, according to researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institutes of Health.Current treatments for HIV require patients to take several different drugs that control the virus from multiplying and spreading.But, if successful, this would be the first vaccine available that protects people from contracting HIV. A new experimental HIV vaccine may prevent dozens of strains of the virus, new ...

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    Zapping a man's private parts could combat erectile dysfunction

    Zapping a man's private parts with a mild electric current could be a real turn on, scientists claim.The unlikely therapy is the latest cure for erectile dysfunction.Tests revealed men with performance problems in the bedroom got their sex drive back after just a few weeks of treatment.Volunteers had two sessions a week for a month – each one lasting 15 minutes.Two tiny electrodes were placed on the genitals and a power-pack used to generate a current.And while the remedy may sound shocking, the only sensation volunteers felt was a mild tingling as the current passed through tissue. Tests revealed men ...

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