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Student, 21, whose five-year cancer battle left her with a giant Popeye-like arm, made the drastic decision...

An agonising five-year cancer battle left a student with a giant arm that resembled the cartoon sailor Popeye. Joy Arcilla, 21, first noticed a tiny lump on her left bicep in October 2012, which she initially dismissed as a mosquito bite. After the...

Daily Mail, 39 min. ago
 

Two sisters who prove beauty is more than skin deep: Women have endured years of cruel bullying but have...

Two sisters are proving beauty is more than skin deep. Asia Williams, 22, and India Walls, 20, were born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, which affects the bones and tissues in the face. The sisters, from Marion, Ohio, inherited the syndrome from their...

Daily Mail, today, 12:52
 

Mother was left with oozing skin and looked like a 'monster' to her children after she ditched the steroids...

A mother-of-three's oozing skin left her looking like a 'monster' after she ditched the steroids she was prescribed for 25 years for her eczema.  Lindsey Hughes, 30, from Salt Lake City, started using steroid creams when she was just five years old to...

Daily Mail, today, 12:52
 

Have scientists found the elixir of life? Enzyme that halts ageing in plants, animals and HUMANS is decoded...

An enzyme thought to halt ageing in plants, animals and humans has finally been decoded by scientists after a 20-year plight. Unravelling the structure of the complex enzyme, called telomerase, could lead to drugs that slow or block the ageing...

Daily Mail, today, 12:52
 

Mother reveals her joy over 'brain dead' son's miracle recovery following his horror bike crash - despite...

A mother today told of her joy after her 'brain dead' son made a miracle recovery - even though doctors claimed he wouldn't survive. Cheryl Reid, 31, from Belfast, was advised three times to turn off the life support that was keeping her 12-year-old...

Daily Mail, today, 12:15
 

Blood scandal victims need more cash, says Haemophilia Wales

Welsh victims of the infected blood scandal should get the same support payments as those in Scotland, the charity Haemophilia Wales has said. Chairwoman Lynne Kelly wants Welsh ministers to raise the annual payments for 60 people who contracted...

BBC, today, 11:06
 
The missing maths: the human cost of fossil fuels

The missing maths: the human cost of fossil fuels

While the climate policy world is littered with numbers, three of them have dominated recent discourse: 2, 1000, and 66. At the 2015 U.N. climate summit in Paris, world leaders agreed to limit global warming below 2°C to avoid catastrophic impacts of...

Guardian, today, 11:06
 

Alfie Evans’ parents to discuss taking son home

The parents of Alfie Evans are expected to meet doctors to discuss taking their terminally ill son home. Speaking outside Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool on Thursday, his father Tom Evans, 21, said he hoped to have a “positive” meeting with...

Scotsman, today, 10:54
 
Fake cancer causes belief 'rife', research suggests

Fake cancer causes belief 'rife', research suggests

Drinking from plastic bottles and using microwave ovens are some of the fake causes of cancer people believe, research suggests. In a survey of 1,330 people in England, published in the European Journal of Cancer, most people correctly said smoking...

BBC, today, 10:01
 

Recommending e-cigarettes to help smokers quit is irresponsible 'because they ENCOURAGE smoking and are...

Recommending e-cigarettes for smokers to help them give up the notoriously bad habit is 'irresponsible', an expert today argued. Professor Kenneth Johnson, from the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at University of Ottawa, said the devices can...

Daily Mail, today, 08:47
 

Cheating in sport: is 'clean' competition possible anymore?

Why does integrity matter in sport? A legal expert weighs in on why stamping out corruption and cheating is important Everyone hopes that the sports people they admire succeed by training hard and playing fair. Such belief in sport is a reason why...

Scotsman, today, 08:19
 
Brazilian women braced for battle amid simmering fears over abortion

Brazilian women braced for battle amid simmering fears over abortion

For her first abortion, Anna went to a clandestine clinic in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro where a doctor bungled the procedure and left her needing further treatment. Years later, no trace remains of the now-defunct clinic, yet memories of the...

Guardian, today, 07:29
 
Most lung and bowel cancers being diagnosed too late, data shows

Most lung and bowel cancers being diagnosed too late, data shows

Most Australians with lung and bowel cancers are being diagnosed too late, data released by Cancer Australia shows, prompting renewed calls for governments to make developing early detection tests a priority. Just 18% of lung cancer cases recorded in...

Guardian, today, 03:48
 

From blaming stress to using microwaves, experts reveal the 6 biggest myths about the cause of cancer and...

Fake news is driving millions to wrongly believe certain everyday items cause cancer, a new poll suggests. Around 40 per cent of adults believe stress and food additives can lead to cancer - despite there being no convincing evidence for either. A...

Daily Mail, today, 03:07
 
US conservatives use case of terminally ill child Alfie Evans to criticize NHS

US conservatives use case of terminally ill child Alfie Evans to criticize NHS

A legal fight in the United Kingdom over whether a terminally ill child should be allowed to leave the country for medical treatment has captured the attention of American conservatives. The case of Alfie Evans, a 23-month-old child with a...

Guardian, today, 02:13
 


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