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Plastic surgeon arrested allegedly intoxicated

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr Theodore Gerstle allegedly came to do an operation drunk on Monday, only to be turned away by the hospital and arrested on Shady Lane for public intoxication.

Kids of divorce who live with a step-parent more troubled

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Teens living with a stepfather or stepmother are more troubled than those who split their time between parents, found RKBU in Norway, and are more likely to be depressed or bullied.

Dentists may soon start asking about your sex life

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
New research from the ‎University of South Florida College of Public Health say dentists should help reduce the rate of oral cancers by checking for symptoms of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers.

Severe gum disease could lead to cancer

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
The bacteria responsible for periodontitis, which can be killed through brushing teeth, also play a role in pancreatic cancer, according to researchers at Helsinki University, Finland.

Breastfeeding cuts women's diabetes risk in half

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Women who breastfeed are for at least 6 months are 47 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a large 30-year study conducted by Kaiser Permanente in California.

A cup of tea could make you more creative

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Minutes after downing a brew, students scored better in creative and cognition tests than those who had drunk a glass of water, researchers at Peking University found.

Adam York in a medically induced coma from the flu

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Adam York, 38, fell ill with the flu after Christmas. By New Year's day the Alabama popcorn maker's symptoms got worse and he was admitted to the ICU where he was placed in a coma.

Uganda denies there is an outbreak of 'eye-bleeding fever'

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Officials in the African country have been accused of 'concealing' cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, which is fatal 40 per cent of the time.

How much weight gain during pregnancy is too much

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Half of mothers-to-be gain too much weight. Nutrition experts from the University of Newcastle and University of Southampton explain how much weight gain is calculated from your BMI.

Beat a stroke by banging a drum

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
The findings highlight how this therapy can potentially transform the care for tens of thousands people who suffer speech loss or other damage when the blood flow to their brain is cut off.

Ohio boy dies from the flu just hours after symptoms start

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Jonah Rieben, four, became the first child in Ohio to die from the flu this season. The boy from Clayton had a genetic disorder that may have contributed to his sudden death.

Yoghurt increases children's risk of tooth decay

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found under five-year-olds who snack on sweets or chocolate are twice as likely to suffer tooth decay even if they brush their teeth.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital patient ignored by NHS nurses

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
EXCLUSIVE: Alan Ford, who spent 15 days in intensive care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital fighting for his life, recorded the horrific clip from his bed. He described it as 'out of order'.

Learning a second language could help autistic children

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Children on the spectrum often have a hard time 'switching gears'. But new research from McGill University, Montreal, shows being bilingual could increase their cognitive flexibility.

The most nerve-wracking sexual position

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Results also reveal European men are more anxious about masturbation and oral sex than those from the US. Some nine per cent of couples are not adventurous in bed.

Doctors debate getting blood tests before showing symptoms

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
New Year is a time when many of us think about taking charge of our health - but should that include having blood tests to spot if you have a problem before you have any symptoms?

Mum unable to eat for days after she caught 'Aussie flu'

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
EXCLUSIVE: Tina Knight, 55, from Brighton, relied on her nursery worker daughter, Kady, to care for her for an entire week after the killer virus took hold of her body.

Flu could lead to Parkinson's disease, suggests study

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Trials on mice showed the H1N1 strain, responsible for 300,000 deaths in 2009, leaves victims prone to developing Parkinson's, Thomas Jefferson University researchers found.

Eating seaweed helped Jamie Oliver shed two stone

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
Seaweed has also been credited for being behind Japanese people having one of the longest life expectancies in the world. The sea vegetable's global worth is estimated to reach $17.59 million by 2021.

Fibre-rich muesli can help ward off arthritis

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/01/2018
A team from Germany's Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg recommend eating one breakfast food daily to reduce symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis.