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College student spent five days in ICU with vaping-related illness

A Virginia college student says her years of vaping landed her in the hospital fighting for her life.Brooke Zimmerly, from Virginia Beach, said she vaped her JUUL nearly every day for three to four...

Water births are just as safe as usual deliveries: Study debunks fears

Water births are not more dangerous than usual deliveries, a study has revealed. Women opting for the unconventional delivery actually get fewer agonising vaginal tears, according to University of Michigan scientists.The team compared water births...

Eating flour made from passionfruit peel can help mice lose weight, study finds 

Eating a flour made from passionfruit peel may stop mice from becoming fat and counteract the effects of a bad diet, a study has suggested.  Mice gorged on fatty foods for 10 weeks in a...

Americans aren’t getting lonelier – just older, study suggests

Older people are not necessarily lonelier than previous generations - despite talk of a loneliness 'epidemic', suggests new research.Elderly baby boomers are not any lonelier than similar-aged counterparts through the ages - there are...

Drunk woman punched, kicked and bit bouncers and policeman

A 25-year-old woman punched, kicked and bit two bouncers and a policeman after downing ten pints of lager and vodka shots. Phoebe Park racked up a £60 bar bill as she went on a binge...

NHS hospital is on ‘black alert’ after soaring winter admissions in its A&E department

An NHS hospital has been put on 'black alert' because its A&E department has been overwhelmed by soaring admissions.The Royal Bolton Hospital in Greater Manchester issued the warning today, urging patients to only attend...

Deal with sibling rivalry with patience and care

It is very true that siblings can be either the best of friends or they can be their own worst enemies. As long as there is more than one child in...

Woman in her 30s could FEEL surgeon cutting her torso open in nightmare operation

A woman in her 30s was left with PTSD after blundering surgeons operated on her without proper anaesthetic.The anonymous patient was treated at Yeovil District Hospital in Somerset in 2018.She said she felt the...

Five minutes of daily HOPPING ‘could protect postmenopausal women from broken hips’

Hopping for five minutes a day may protect older women from broken hips, a study has found.The quirky exercises could strengthen bones in the legs, making them more dense and less likely to break.Brittle...

Bodybuilder, 38, told she has terminal cancer by private doctors just months after getting...

A bodybuilder has been diagnosed with terminal cancer following a private MRI scan just months after being given the all-clear by NHS doctors.  Bikini competitor Gemma Sisson, 38, discovered a lump in her groin in...