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Health of poor British adults is now WORSE than it was for those born...

Poor British people in 2020 are unhealthier than those born into poverty 100 years ago, a study has found.Adults on low incomes who were born in 1920 enjoyed better health between the ages of...

HPV vaccine is ‘near perfect’ and up to 99.8% effective, study finds

The HPV vaccine is almost 100 per cent effective even in the real world, according to scientists.Scientists at King's College London analaysed data from studies involving some 60million people over eight years to work...

Twenty brilliant tricks guaranteed to take years off heart and bones 

The second instalment of our 100 expert tips to transform your health tackles arthritis, bone and heart health — areas of concern for all of us as we age. From simply swapping which pills you...

North Carolina cheerleader, 15, dies of flu and septic shock

A North Carolina teenager has died after she contracted the flu and it developed into sepsis.In late December, 15-year-old Lacie Rian Fisher, of Pisgah, had not had an appetite and had been feeling achy...

Will Brexit end the shortcut of NHS operations done by EU doctors?

Faced with the prospect of waiting for up to three years for a hip replacement on the NHS, Brian Ashworth took matters into his own hands.He found a way to have the operation within 30...

Can crisps be healthy? When it comes to the crunch, will they do you...

We munch our way through six billion packets of crisps every year in the UK. Typically low in nutrients and often high in salt and fat, it's hardly surprising that manufacturers have started trying to...

Father makes this profoundly moving appeal to help save others

When the cry went up — sudden, urgent — that our eldest son, Dominic, had been pulled unconscious from the swimming pool in our garden at a party on a balmy July night last year,...

Dad loses 40 pounds so he can donate part of liver to son who...

A New York father-of-seven had the opportunity to save his son's life by donating part of his liver - but only if he could lose 40 pounds in time. Sawyer Kelley was born in October...

Magnetic scan reveals how aggressive a breast tumour is

Scans involving magnets can now monitor breast cancer tumours in real time and reveal which parts of them are growing fastest.The imaging technique, which has been used in humans for the first time, involves...

Using marijuana may put the lives of millions of heart patients at risk

More than two million Americans with heart disease are using or have used marijuana - and it could put them at risk of dangerously heavy bleeding and other complications, a new study warns. With medicinal...