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Nurse dances the ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ for three-year-old leukemia patient

A father's video captures the doting nurse's assistant who pulled out all the stops, dancing to Christmas music to bring as smile his leukemia-stricken daughter's face. Three-year-old Pearl Monroe was diagnosed with leukemia last week...

Prisoners implanted with unapproved addiction treatment ‘pellet’

A Louisiana prisoner has been implanted with an unapproved 'pellet' to treat addiction.  The inmate is soon to be released from a Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) facility and is the first of 10 patients...

Do you REALLY need an £80 smart bottle to tell you when to drink...

Do you drink ‘plenty’ of water every day, as NHS guidelines suggest we all should? Or do you forget, and find it’s the end of the day and all you’ve consumed is coffee and...

Australia’s new drinking guidelines say you can safely have four standard drinks a day

New federal government draft alcohol guidelines recommend having no more than four standard drinks on any one day and no more than 10 standards drinks in a week.The previous weekly guideline set in 2009...

Mother’s shock after the tiny speck on her nose turned out to be skin...

A sun-dodging mother has told of her shock at how a tiny speck on the side of her nose turned out to be a deadly form of skin cancer. Kate Flynn first noticed the mark...

HEALTH NOTES: Jab offers hope to migraine patients

A revolutionary drug that halts migraines in their tracks is giving NHS patients their lives back. The once-a-month jab, called Erenumab, halves the number of days marred by migraines in a third of those who...

World Health Organization praises didgeridoo, choir singing calligraphy and waltzing for health

Didgeridoo lessons, choir singing and calligraphy can each benefit health, according to a major review. For the first time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) looked at the ways in which the arts can prevent and...

Mediterranean diet could help kidney transplant patients

Eating a Mediterranean diet could help preserve kidney function in thousands of patients who have already had transplants, research suggests.Figures suggest around a third of patients who receive a donor kidney lose function within...

Parents of a non-verbal autistic schoolboy, 11, claim he spoke his first full sentence

The parents of an autistic schoolboy claim he spoke his first full sentence just hours after undergoing stem-cell therapy in the US. Danny Bullen, who lives in Tenerife with his parents and is non-verbal, traveled to Miami...

Mother who survived car crash is now pregnant despite being left ‘infertile’ from her...

A mother who survived a horrific car crash is now pregnant with twins - despite being told her injuries had left her infertile. Danielle Bartley-Mould, from Yorkshire, broke her neck and spine after the accident...