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    Dreaded brain fog experienced by MS patients is 'significantly' reduced by winning MONEY, reveals first of its kind study

    'Brain fog' in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be 'significantly' reduced by winning money, reveals the first study of its kind.There are currently no drugs available to treat the much dreaded symptom which is experienced by 50% of people with the neurological disease. But now a surprising study has found the prospect of monetary rewards when gambling stimulates the area of the brain that controls cognitive problems, which can include poor memory and concentration.Researchers from the Kessler Foundation in New Jersey and the University Medical Center in Amsterdam made their discovery through brain scans and self-reported symptoms of patients.'These findings show that there's ...

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    Premature baby girl delivered while her cancer-stricken mom was in a COMA dies just 12 days after her mother

    A two-week-old premature baby who was delivered while her cancer-stricken mother was in a coma has died - just 10 days after her mother passed away. Life DeKlyen was born on September 6, 24 weeks and five days premature, after doctors performed an emergency cesarean section in hopes to save her and her mother.But mother Carrie DeKlyen, 37, died three days later, as her body was no longer able to handle the stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme crippling her brain.At the time of the birth, Carrie was unconscious. She had a stroke at the end of July, which sent her into a ...

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    Controversial HPV vaccine does NOT cause fertility problems and may boost chances of conception for some women, finds first study of its kind

    The controversial human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine does not cause fertility problems and may actually improve chances of conception in some women, according to new research.HPV infection, which is spread during sexual intercourse, has been linked with – although not conclusively proven – causing reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates.There is also public concern about whether the vaccine safeguarding against it that is given to teenage girls could affect their fertility in the future.Now, a Boston, US, study, the first of its kind, has shown little overall link between HPV vaccination and the chances of conceiving for men and women – ...

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    Furious mother claims her 11-year-old daughter almost died after doctors dismissed her burst appendix for a 'tummy bug' for THREE WEEKS

    An 11-year-old girl nearly died after doctors allegedly dismissed her burst appendix as a 'tummy bug' for three weeks, her furious mother has claimed.Daizy Adams, from Plymouth, first began complaining of stomach pains before she went on holiday to Spain at the end of July.But as her symptoms worsened, she began to lose weight - leaving the five-and-a-half stone girl as  'weak as an 80-year-old', her mother Sharyn Partridge said.Hospital staff discharged Daizy, who looked 'anorexic', with gastroenteritis a week later, and after hours doctors made the same incorrect diagnosis.But a week later, Ms Partridge said her daughter begged doctors ...

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    PTSD increases your risk of lupus: Harvard study shows link between mental health and debilitating autoimmune disease

    Women who have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or have experienced trauma are nearly three times more likely to develop lupus than others, new research shows. A Harvard study of more than 50,000 women over the course of 24 years found that the greater degree of trauma a woman had experienced, the more likely it was that she developed lupus later in life.There is a greater correlation between PTSD and lupus in women than any other risk factor, including smoking and obesity.About 5 million people worldwide suffer from lupus, a chronic, incurable autoimmune disease that causes kidney inflammation and can affect ...

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    'I thought it was a headache - it was a stroke': Healthy 27-year-old girl who went to the hospital for migraine pills ended up in a coma for 6 DAYS after mystery brain attack

    Carly White, a healthy 27-year-old girl, thought she was experiencing a terribly intense migraine on July 30.The symptoms were severe: she was vomiting and shaking, and she had double vision. But she was prone to migraines, so, when her symptoms worsened, she decided to try to just sleep it off.But at 4.30am on July 31, she woke up to unbearable pain, and her head was hot to the touch.She knew then something was wrong so the newlywed asked her husband, Nathanael, to take her to a local hospital in their town of Carmanville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on his way into ...

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    'He demonstrated a shocking disregard for human life': Prosecutor slams pharmacist accused of causing deadly meningitis outbreak which killed 76 and sickened 778

    A prosecutor has slammed a pharmacist for showing a 'shocking disregarding for human life' as he stands accused of triggering a meningitis outbreak with contaminated drugs which killed 76 people and sickening another 778.Glenn Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at New England Compounding Center, oversaw the production in filthy conditions of tainted steroids, the court heard. Those drugs contained mold, and led to a deadly nationwide outbreak of the infection in 2012, when NECC sent out nearly 18,000 vials of the infected injectable steroids to 23 states.In June, the co-founder of the now-defunct production company, Barry Cadden, was sentenced to nine years ...

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    Goop is now selling VAMPIRE REPELLENT and a 'mist spray to calm down your child'

    Drop your vaginal jade eggs. Gwyneth Paltrow's goop has a new wellness product: psychic vampire repellent. The $30 'spray-able elixir' contains ruby, rosemary, juniper, lavender, and reiki charged with crystals.According to the site, it will 'banish bad vibes (and shield you from the people who may be causing them)'. Users are directed to 'shake gently before each use' then 'spray around the aura to protect from psychic attack and emotional harm.' They should avoid contact with eyes and must not ingest or inhale the 'protective mist'.Of course, it is not the only 'gem healing' spray with magical properties available on the site.  This is the ...

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    Could Hank Gathers have lived? Study concludes first responders waited too long to perform chest compressions on star basketball player as he died of cardiac arrest on the court

    Hank Gathers was just 23 when he died in the prime of his soon-to-be-blossoming career.The college basketball player had caught the attention of pundits, fans and coaches nationwide, injecting new life into Loyola Marymount with his fast-paced, gritty style. He was the nation's top scorer and rebounder, and he was averaging an impressive 32.7 points per game when he collapsed on March 4, 1990. The Philadelphia-born forward had been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat three months earlier after fainting during a game. It has since emerged that he had started to take less and less of his medication, fearing it was affecting ...

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    Outrage in Texas as healthcare clinics offer free ABORTIONS to victims of Hurricane Harvey - as pro-lifers say the offer is 'heinous'

    A healthcare clinic in Texas is offering free abortion services to women impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  More than 74 women have already taken up the offer, according to Whole Woman's Health, which promised to offer transportation and accommodation, as well as the procedure, to women affected by the hurricane that flooded southeastern Texas.Pro-life organizations such as Texas Right for Life hit back at the offer saying it was 'heinous' and would take an emotional toll on the women.On average, a surgical abortion in the first trimester costs $550 in Texas, according to Whole Woman's Health. Texas remains a battleground in the United ...

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    UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Actress Rula Lenska, 69, answers our weekly health quiz

    Still performing well! Actress Rula Lenska balances health with indulgence DO YOU EXERCISE?Yes, I do a lot of brisk walking and a little bit of swimming.GET YOUR FIVE-A-DAY?I eat a lot of vegetables but I’m careful with fruit because I have a problematic digestive system.EVER DIETED?I’m 5 ft 8 in and I’ve weighed between nine and nine-and-a-half stone all my adult life. I never overeat, but I don’t think anything should be forbidden unless you’re allergic or intolerant to it.ANY VICES?Chips, ideally out of a paper bag with vinegar. I’m on and off with smoking; I do well and then ...

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    American Academy of Pediatrics publishes first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings amid soaring rates of children inking up

    More young Americans are getting tattoos than ever before, starting as young as eight years old, according to a new report. As of 2010, 38 percent of millennials reported having tattoos and between 10 and 23 percent of Gen Z-ers reported having piercings somewhere besides the earlobes.Now, the growing popularity of tattoos and piercings among teens and young adults has led the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to publish its first guidance on tattoos and piercing for clinicians and parents.In the report, published today, the AAP urges tattoo artists and piercers that teens and young people need to be screened for ...

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    Beetroot, the superfood that boosts your muscles: Root vegetable helps recovery after intense exercise, scientists claim

    If you are looking for a new post-gym snack, beetroot may be the answer.Among all the superfood’s claimed benefits for body and brain, it has now been found to help muscles recover after intense exercise.Scientists at the University of Northumbria asked 30 men aged between 18 and 28, who work out at least twice a week, to do 100 intensive jump exercises. Among all the superfood’s claimed benefits for body and brain, beetroot has now been found to help muscles recover after intense exerciseThe intense exercise caused muscle damage in their legs. Over the next three days, the men drank either 250ml ...

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    Do your health kicks always fail? Read this! Experts break down the triggers that ruin get-fit regimes - and their step-by-step guide to achieving your goals

    The average health kick lasts less than 12 days, a study has found. Despite starting with good intentions of eating healthier food, exercising more often and cutting back on alcohol and smoking, the average adult will be back to their usual ways before two weeks has passed.And more than half admit they have embarked on a health kick but given up within 24 hours.But people's yo-yo health habit pattern is repeated four times a year, with the average adult trying a new regime every three months.That amounts to the equivalent of eight years of a lifetime spent trying to stick with ...

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    Children relentlessly bullied for being small or fat WON'T be unhappy as an adult, reveals 20-year study deemed to be the first of its kind

    Children relentlessly bullied for being small or fat may not go on to be unhappy as an adult, new research suggests.Scientists found that such biomarkers have 'no relation' to happiness in later life - contradicting a host of evidence stating the opposite.For years, it has been suggested that children can be left hurt decades after being tormented by cruel peers in the playground.But the new 20-year study, deemed the first of its kind, disproves the theory and suggests happiness is self-created. A new study suggests that children who are relentlessly bullied for being small or fat may not go on ...

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