Category: HEALTH

Officials at the FDA said menthol cigarettes are known for being harder to quit, likely because the flavor soothes the throat while injecting a hit of addictive nicotine

Now US regulators vow to ban menthol cigarettes

US regulators plans to ban menthol cigarettes when they impose stricter rules on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in a bid to stop Americans - particularly young ones - from feeling…

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Measles is set to spike in Indonesia after Islamic clerics declared the MR vaccine sinful due to it containing pork gelatine. This has caused vaccination rates against measles and rubella to plummet from the recommended 95 per cent to as low as just eight per cent (stock)

Indonesia is set to face a measles epidemic after Muslim clerics declared its vaccine ‘sinful’

Measles and rubella vaccination rates have plummeted in Indonesia after Islamic clerics declared the jab is sinful due to it containing pork gelatine.Rates in the Southeast Asian country have dropped from…

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Letchen du Plessis

Netball scholar’s dreams are crushed after being diagnosed with THREE conditions within a year

A netball scholar's dreams were crushed after she was diagnosed with three conditions within a year that left her unable to walk.Letchen du Plessis, 20, from Pretoria, South Africa, first…

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Chris King, 58, lost both his hands - except the thumbs - in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at work four years ago (pictured with his donor hands)

Britain’s first double hand transplant patient can now open his door

Britain's first double hand transplant patient can now open his own door for the first time in five years. Chris King, 58, lost both his hands - except the thumbs -…

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Costa Coffee, which has over 2,400 stores in the UK says individual branches have the power to decide whether or not they serve caffeine to under-16s

Costa Coffee stores BAN under 16s from buying caffeinated drinks

Costa Coffee shops can now refuse to sell to caffeine to under-16s.The coffee shop giant, which has more than 2,400 stores across the UK, has said it's up to individual…

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Emily Catterall

Woman, 24, whose IBS left her looking ‘nine months pregnant’ is now a slim size 10

A social worker's IBS caused her to suffer such extreme bloating that she looked 'nine months pregnant'.Emily Catterall, 24, from Preston, Lancashire, went from a slim size eight to a…

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The BRCA gene mutations were made famous by Angelina Jolie (pictured last week at a meeting at the Government Palace in Peru), who had both her breasts surgically removed when she found out she had the mutation and was at particularly high risk of getting cancer

DNA testing websites are ‘scaring women into asking for breast removal surgery’

Women are being frightened into asking for breast removal surgery by incorrect results from online DNA testing.An expert has warned cheap tests for the BRCA gene mutations, which increase the…

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Scientists edge  closer towards finding a cure for the painful disorder endometriosis (stock)

Hope for the millions of women with endometriosis as scientists edge one step closer to a ‘cure’

Hope has been raised for millions of endometriosis sufferers as scientists have edged one step closer towards a cure. Researchers took stem cells from patients and managed to reprogram them to…

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A new study has found more than half of US children are not getting the recommended amount of physical activity every week (file image)

Just FIVE percent of US children are meeting the recommended amount of weekly physical activity

More than half of US children are not getting the recommended amount of physical activity every week, a new study has found.Researchers say only five percent of children are meeting the…

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