Health News
2/24/2017

Parents' Debt May Influence Childrens' Emotional Wellbeing


Parents' Debt May Influence Childrens' Emotional WellbeingSome kinds of debt, such as home mortgages and education loans, are linked to better child wellbeing while unsecured debt like credit card balances and overdue medical bills are tied to increasing behavior problems, according to a U.S. study. 



Why One Grocery Store Chain Is Ditching Candy at Checkout Lanes


Why One Grocery Store Chain Is Ditching Candy at Checkout LanesResisting temptation to buy candy just got a little bit easier. Grocery chain Aldi will be replacing the candy in its checkout aisles with trail mix, granola bars and dried fruit in each of their 1,500 stores by the end of the year. 



Pregnant Mom on Posing Nude: ‘When I Looked in the Mirror, I Liked What I Saw’


Pregnant Mom on Posing Nude: ‘When I Looked in the Mirror, I Liked What I Saw’I love to wear cleavage-baring dresses and I host burlesque shows, so it may seem like I’m very comfortable with my body. And I am—but only the top half. I come from a long line of what my mother euphemistically calls “big-boned women” (though I’m pretty sure bones aren’t supposed to jiggle so much). While I came to love my big breasts, try as I might, I have never been able to embrace my big thighs, butt, and belly.



Midlife Crisis? Most of Us Actually Get Happier, Study Finds


Midlife Crisis? Most of Us Actually Get Happier, Study FindsIf you’ve made it through your 40s without suddenly acquiring a blood red convertible, piercings, or a skydiving habit, you might have wondered whether you were the only one to miss out on that much-vaunted midlife crisis. “I do think that midlife crisis is a myth,” psychologist Nancy Galambos tells the CBC. “The results [of the paper] question the myth.” The team followed two groups: high school seniors from 18 to 43 and college seniors from ages 23 to 37, and asked both a simple question: “How happy are you with your life right now?” Among both cohorts happiness levels rose into their 30s, and while it dropped by age 43 for high school students, people were still happier in their 40s than in their teens.



This Type of Mom Is More Likely to Live Longer


This Type of Mom Is More Likely to Live LongerChasing after two toddlers at once (and worrying about them) must take a few years off a mom’s life, right? Apparently not.



Why Some Doctors Aren't Recommending the HPV Shot for Preteens


Why Some Doctors Aren't Recommending the HPV Shot for PreteensMany pediatricians and family doctors are not strongly recommending the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates, a survey of nearly 600 doctors suggests.The vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus, which is spread through sex and can cause several kinds of cancer, including cervical cancer. The government wants girls and boys to get it at age 11 or 12 because it works best if kids get it before they become sexually active. ...



11-Year-Old Boy Becomes First Child in Country to Undergo Mastectomy


11-Year-Old Boy Becomes First Child in Country to Undergo MastectomyAfter Lewis Deakin, an 11-year-old boy in the United Kingdom, had several benign tumors grow in the arteries of his chest thanks to a condition called arteriovenous malformation, he became the first child in the country to undergo a mastectomy—and he’s taking it all in stride. Lewis first baffled doctors three years ago, when tumors began to grow in his chest, reports the Manchester Evening News.



My Teenage Son Said He Wanted to Commit Suicide


My Teenage Son Said He Wanted to Commit SuicideIt was the one phone call I never expected. My child’s high school counselor was on the other end of the line, explaining to me that my son had told his friends that he was thinking about suicide.



Do Fertility Treatments Cause Cancer?


Do Fertility Treatments Cause Cancer?One of the reasons I was reluctant to start fertility treatment—aside from the astronomical costs—was I was afraid what it would mean to start putting all those chemicals in my body: the hormones to increase my egg production, to make me ovulate, to regulate my cycle. It seemed like a bit much. Especially since fertility is such a burgeoning field in early stages and no one quite knows what the effects will be.



6 Foods That Could Boost Your Breast Milk Supply


6 Foods That Could Boost Your Breast Milk SupplyEver heard of galactagogues? If you’re a breastfeeding mom, they could be your new best friend.



Childhood Asthma Rates Are Leveling Off Except for One Group Of Kids


Childhood Asthma Rates Are Leveling Off Except for One Group Of KidsChildhood asthma rates appear to have stopped rising among many U.S. groups, but not among the poorest kids or children aged 10 and older, a study suggests.



Are Children Without Both Parents Destined to Have Mental Health Issues?


Are Children Without Both Parents Destined to Have Mental Health Issues?A new study has found that children brought up by single parents and in step-families are more likely to suffer from mental health problems than kids living with both parents who identify themselves as the child’s “natural parents.”



Simple Habit That Can Prevent Kids From Becoming Fat


Simple Habit That Can Prevent Kids From Becoming FatThere’s a free and easy technique that can help stave off excessive weight gain in childhood: Eat more slowly and stop eating when you’re no longer hungry.



One Daughter Lost, Another Saved: Organ Donor’s Parents Meet 8-year-old Quadruple Transplant Recipient


One Daughter Lost, Another Saved: Organ Donor’s Parents Meet 8-year-old Quadruple Transplant RecipientKyree Beachem, from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, was born with Hirschsprung’s disease, which affects the large intestine because nerve cells are missing from the muscles of the colon. The 8-year-old had been waiting for a multi-organ transplant — liver, pancreas and small bowel — for five years when her mother, Nan Beachem, got a call in late November that a donor had come through.



Kids Sports With the Highest Concussion Rates


Kids Sports With the Highest Concussion RatesConcussion rates vary widely across youth sports, with the greatest injury risk in higher-contact games like rugby, hockey and football, a new research review finds. Overall, young athletes experienced an average of no more than one concussion for roughly every 5,000 minutes of participation time, according to the analysis of previous research on injuries in popular youth sports. The concussion rate was about 18 times higher than average for rugby, five times greater for hockey, and roughly double for American football, the study found. “This is likely because rugby, hockey and American football are all sports that involve more frequent contact to the body and head,” said senior study author Paul Ronksley of the University of Calgary in Canada.



Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked to Autism


Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked to AutismWomen in a new study who took antidepressants during their second and third trimesters of pregnancy showed an 87 percent increased risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, compared with women who did not take medications for depression while expecting.



Donald Trump would be ‘the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,’ his doctor says


Donald Trump would be ‘the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,’ his doctor saysTrump: A picture of health. (Photo: Christopher Aluka Berry/Reuters)



The Cuban Health Paradox


The Cuban Health ParadoxA newborn rests beside his mother’s bed at the Ana Betancourt de Mora Hospital in Camagüey. The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. (Photo: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)



Why I Regret Donating My Eggs


Why I Regret Donating My EggsThis is for the college-aged girls. The ones who are in their “prime,” convinced they’re mostly invincible and totally strapped for cash. Because college is expensive — and so are Friday night drinks and last minute-travel plans; both integral parts of the college experience, if you ask me.



The Sickest City in Every State


The Sickest City in Every StateThe long debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has, if nothing else, put the spotlight on the poor state of the country’s health and health care system. Across the country, health outcomes vary greatly. More than 30% of the adult population of Madera, California, reported being in less than optimal health, while only 6.4% said the same in Ames, Iowa, the healthiest city in the country by our measure.



3-Year-Old's Illness Caused by a Penny Baffles Doctors for Days


3-Year-Old's Illness Caused by a Penny Baffles Doctors for DaysA 3-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is finally recovering at home after an illness, caused by a swallowed penny, stumped her doctors for weeks.



White House rips Trump health pick over stock deal


White House rips Trump health pick over stock dealOutgoing White House press secretary Josh Earnest tore into President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health and human services secretary, Georgia Rep. Tom Price, amid a report that the Republican congressman bought stock in a medical company, then introduced legislation that would have directly benefited the company. “This is a very narrow, specific company that dealt with implants — hip and knee — and the legislation specifically affects implants.



Being denied an abortion more harmful to a woman’s mental health than having one: Study


Being denied an abortion more harmful to a woman’s mental health than having one: StudyPlanned Parenthood supporters rally for women’s access to reproductive health care on “National Pink Out Day” at Los Angeles City Hall. Brittany Sherwood was only 15 when she had an abortion after becoming pregnant the first time she ever engaged in sex. “Looking back, I’m proud of myself for having the insight to know that I would never be able to give up the child for adoption following a pregnancy and birth,” said Sherwood, who is now a mental health nurse practitioner in southern Florida.



Illegal midwives and border babies: The determined fight for home birth in Alabama


Illegal midwives and border babies: The determined fight for home birth in AlabamaAshley Loper, 27, is in the throes of labor.



‘What Kind of Mother Is 8 Months Pregnant and Wants an Abortion?’


‘What Kind of Mother Is 8 Months Pregnant and Wants an Abortion?’Kate, already mom to one daughter,  terminated her second pregnancy at 36 weeks. She named the daughter she lost Rose. (Photo: Rosanna U/Getty Images)



New Trump ad attacks Clinton's health


New Trump ad attacks Clinton's healthDonald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that “the shackles have been taken off” his campaign — a thinly veiled threat suggesting that the final 28 days of the presidential race will be filled with personal attacks. Hillary Clinton failed every single time as secretary of state. The 30-second spot, titled “Dangerous,” then cuts to clips of Clinton coughing on the stump and being helped up the stairs and into her van.



Dr. Oz on Trump interview: ’I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered’


Dr. Oz on Trump interview: ’I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered’Trump will appear on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Thursday. When Donald Trump appears on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Thursday, the Republican nominee will reveal “his own personal health regimen,” according to a press release. Just don’t expect him to reveal the results of his recent physical — and don’t expect any probing from Dr. Mehmet Oz, the show’s host.



Trump on Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis: ‘I hope she gets well soon’


Trump on Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis: ‘I hope she gets well soon’Donald Trump declined to attack Hillary Clinton’s health, a day after the Democratic nominee’s campaign revealed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia. “I hope she gets well soon,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 memorial service in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, and a video taken by an onlooker appeared to show Clinton wobbling as she was helped into her van.



Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.


Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.Rudy Giuliani has joined the chorus of Donald Trump supporters peddling conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health. “She doesn’t need to campaign,” the former New York City mayor, who has emerged as one of the Republican nominee’s most visible surrogates, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “She has the New York Times, she has the [New York] Daily News, she has ABC, she has CBS, she has NBC.



Outraged Citizens Say This Gym’s Campaign Is Fat Shaming


Outraged Citizens Say This Gym’s Campaign Is Fat ShamingFit4Less gym, in the U.K., has found itself in the midst of a controversy over one of its billboards. The gym’s ad upset people because it mentions “fat” people.



What a Guy Who Doesn’t Shower Can Teach Your Kid About Cleanliness


What a Guy Who Doesn’t Shower Can Teach Your Kid About CleanlinessThis article originally appeared it Fatherly:



Dad of Sick Baby Warns of Devastating Consequences of Not Washing Hands


Dad of Sick Baby Warns of Devastating Consequences of Not Washing HandsA father “almost lost” his baby daughter to the über-contagious Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and is warning others about the dangers of not washing hands.



‘World’s Heaviest Teenager’ Finally Walks After Dropping 700 Lbs.


‘World’s Heaviest Teenager’ Finally Walks After Dropping 700 Lbs.At his highest weight, Khaled Mohsen Al Shaeri weighed 1,345 lbs. and hadn’t left his bed for three years. In 2013, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ordered that he be hospitalized for treatment. Since then, Shaeri — now in his early 20s — has lost 700 lbs., and anew video, posted to YouTube Tuesday (garnering almost 48,000 views), shows him walking for the first time in years. 



Teen’s Joyful ‘I Beat Cancer’ Announcement Strikes a Chord


Teen’s Joyful ‘I Beat Cancer’ Announcement Strikes a ChordA teen’s announcement on Facebook that he is cancer-free has captured the attention of thousands of people. Jacob Munoz’s mom Yvette posted a photo on the Facebook page she created for her son, Jacob’s Fight, showing a beaming Jacob holding a handmade sign that read: “I am cancer free. Thank you Jesus.” The post has received more than 30,000 likes, over 3,000 shares, and more than 4,000 comments.



Toddler ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Battery ‘Burned’ Through Her Lung


Toddler ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Battery ‘Burned’ Through Her LungMom Clare Skill said her two-year-old daughter Sophie was playing at home when she noticed that something was wrong. Sophie went from agitated to crying excessively while holding the back of her neck. “She was so distressed, and I just knew she had swallowed something,” Skill told the Huffington Post U.K Monday. “My heart was beating so fast.”



Is Preschool Depression Something Parents Should Worry About?


Is Preschool Depression Something Parents Should Worry About?Do three-year-olds actually get depressed?



Finally, a Home With a Two-Story, Indoor Waterfall


Finally, a Home With a Two-Story, Indoor WaterfallPlenty of homes have large-scale, outdoor waterfall features, flowing into pools and over rocks in backyards. This fitness-focused New Hampshire house has one though, flowing from the top of the house down through a hole that cuts through two stories. One hallway is almost all glass.  The home also includes a 50-foot, indoor swimming pool, located in a solarium with retractable roof and heated tile flooring.



Bernie Sanders is in ‘very good health,’ doctor says


Bernie Sanders is in ‘very good health,’ doctor saysThe 74-year-old Vermont senator would be the oldest person to be elected U.S. president.



Number of Obese, Overweight Kids Under 5 'Alarming,' Report Says


Number of Obese, Overweight Kids Under 5 'Alarming,' Report SaysThe number of obese or overweight children has risen by 10 million worldwide since 1990 and there are now more overweight and obese children in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, the WHO said.



Dad Films Moment Dying Teen Realizes He Survived


Dad Films Moment Dying Teen Realizes He SurvivedA video of the Nov. 13 event posted last week to Facebook by Trevor’s dad is going viral, ABC News reports. “I really like the video,” Trevor, of Detroit, Mich., tells ABC. Since the surgery, Trevor has been doing well, WDIV reports, and there haven’t been any indications that his body is rejecting the new heart.



Everything You Need To Know About How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Kid’s Behavior


Everything You Need To Know About How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Kid’s BehaviorThis article originally appeared on Fatherly:



Alarming Birth Defect Rises Sharply in Past 20 Years


Alarming Birth Defect Rises Sharply in Past 20 YearsGastroschisis has risen fastest among babies born to young African-American women.



12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly for Pets


12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly for PetsNearly a quarter of all non-drug pet poisoning incidents are caused by plants.



Life expectancy is expected to soar -- except in US


Average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, both at birth and at the age of 65, according to a new study.

More than 400,000 plastic toy frogs recalled


Moose Toys Ltd. has issued a voluntary recall of more than 400,000 Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys due to a battery hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. The recall includes an additional 17,000 toy frogs sold in Canada.

India busts taboos with new sex ed manual


It's okay for a boy to have feelings for another boy. In fact, it's natural, says India's Health Ministry.

Psychiatrists fight over the ethics of diagnosing Trump


You'd expect partisan questions about a politician's sanity, but now there's an unusual debate growing among licensed mental health professionals about President Donald Trump.

Trump's reversal on transgender bathroom directive


The Trump administration's reversal of Obama-era protections that allowed transgender students in public schools to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity has angered civil rights groups.

'We will lose those babies': Texas doctor sees effects of travel ban


By the time President Donald Trump signed an executive order in January to suspend travel for 90 days from seven countries of concern, Dr. Alireza Abdollah Shamshirsaz, a fetal surgeon at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in Houston, had already scheduled a trip to perform life-saving operations on two pregnant women in Iran.

The president's diet and what it says about America


Thomas Jefferson may have been America's first foodie. The Founding Father developed a taste for French cuisine, grew a vast vegetable garden and cherished a farm-to-table diet.

6 women, 3 homes and the man accused of rape



1,000+ nursing homes cited for alleged abuse



Look inside a prosecutor's case file



Couple with Asperger's: 'More extraordinary together'


Like many couples, Nico Morales and Latoya Jolly met online. Nico sent the first message while on vacation in Guatemala with his family in December 2015. Latoya's handle was pokejolly1993, a throwback to Pokemon and her birth year. Nico liked that they were both "children at heart." Soon after, the couple went on their first date.

Bad heart? Time to hit the gym


The benefits of exercise are clear for those with a bad heart, but people often want to know how best to exercise, how much and how hard.

Army veteran starts 'fight club' to help others with PTSD


Todd Vance was serving in the US Army when the September 11 attacks occurred.

Is yogurt healthy?


Yes, go ahead and add yogurt to your healthy foods list if you haven't already. Whether you choose plain, Greek, flavored or low-fat, yogurt is a nutrient-packed snack that nourishes you with a generous amount of calcium and protein, along with B vitamins and minerals, including potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.

The tech solutions to end global hunger


What do you do when you see or hear something strange and want to learn more? Perhaps no one around you knows, so you go online or turn to social media.

Tearful reunion for burned Yazidi toddler and family


After almost four months apart, 2-year-old Dilbireen was reunited with his parents and met his newborn baby brother for the first time.

Long-term stress might make you fat, study says


Could constant stress be making you fat?

Mom carrying baby without brain to term - to donate the organs


When Keri Young found out that her unborn child didn't have a brain, she made an unthinkably selfless decision.

Contestant in a wheelchair is a first for Miss Australia pageant


Pageants are known for wanting complete perfection from their contestants. This year, the Miss Australia pageant has a contestant in a wheelchair, showing just how perfect women of all kinds can be.

Transgender rights: the countries way ahead of the US


As transgender people fight for their basic civil liberties globally, courts in 20 countries have ruled on legislation recognizing their rights,

'Crucial step forward' in the search to cure the common cold


Scientists say they are one step closer to cracking the genetic "enigma" code behind the common cold.

Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say


Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research.

Top students more likely to drink, smoke pot, study says


British teens with the highest test scores are less likely to smoke cigarettes yet more likely to drink alcohol and smoke pot compared with teens with lower scores, according to a study published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal Open.

Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems, study says


Studies have suggested that cat ownership could be linked to certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, but researchers at University College London say they found no link between cat ownership and the development of psychotic symptoms.

Autism link to herpes during pregnancy may be overstated, experts say


A herpes flare-up during early pregnancy doubles the odds of a woman giving birth to a child who is later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Wednesday in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Teen inspires first transgender doll


The Tonner Doll Company is releasing a transgender doll inspired by Jazz Jennings.

US teen undergoes rare heart-lung transplant


"I want to do more stuff," says Spencer Kolman. His voice is a whisper, a painful-to-hear rasp as it comes across the telephone line.

Are recreational marijuana and opioid addiction linked?


As White House press secretary Sean Spicer spoke Thursday about "greater enforcement" of federal marijuana laws, he seemed to link recreational pot use to a different type of drug: opioids.

25% of all overdoses are from heroin


America's opioid epidemic continues: The latest numbers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, released Friday, show that one in four drug overdoses in 2015 was related to heroin. In 1999, just 6% of all overdoses were related to the drug.

Little Tikes recalls 540,000 swings after injuries


Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms.

Bangladeshi girl may be first female with 'tree man syndrome'


Bangladeshi Sahana Khatun, 10, developed the first bark-like warts on her face four months ago.

Spider phobia brain 'processes unconscious fear'


Showing arachnopohobes images of spiders so briefly they remain unaware of them could help overcome their fear.

Jeepers Creepers


After the actress ate a spider's leg, we look at whether the UK should embrace eating insects.

Faster drugs?


How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs.

Warning signs


Every year in the UK, 3,000 people's sight is damaged by a condition called giant cell arteritis. Dr Saleyah Ahsan explains what to look out for.

Treatment withheld


A patient and a doctor in Kenya tell their stories of the dispute that is now into its 10th week.

Back in control


How I overcame anorexia and what to look for if you're worried someone you know has an eating disorder

Grain of truth


Does rice really contain harmful quantities of arsenic? Dr Michael Mosley of Trust Me, I'm A Doctor investigates.

Cold and tired?


Hypothyroidism affects one in 70 women and one in 1,000 men, but it can be tricky to diagnose and treat

Key unanswered questions


What we still don't know about the Zika virus and microcephaly.

What you need to know


An alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading.

'The worst day of my life'


The threat of the Zika virus has now become international, but the alarm was raised in Brazil last year when a growing number of cases of microcephaly began to emerge.

The mosquito menace


Why the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus is flourishing in the urban environment.

Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'


Restoring the pancreas through diet could be "immensely" beneficial, doctors say.

Straight women have fewest orgasms


US study explores "orgasm gap" between genders and different sexual orientations.

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day


More fruit and veg might prevent nearly eight million premature deaths each year, researchers say.

Adopted Romanian orphans 'still suffering in adulthood'


Despite being adopted by caring UK families in the early 90s, the mental scars are often visible.

Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030


Women in South Korea will be the first in the world to live an average of 90 years.

Brain scans 'may spot teen drug problems'


Brain scans may help predict which teenagers go on to develop drug problems, a study suggests.

Testosterone replacement for men 'trade-off with risks'


In those deficient, the therapy may improve bone health, but at what cost?

Snail venom compound 'offers chronic pain therapy'


It could open the door to a new type of medicine for preventing and treating pain.

Canadian researchers set to study cannabis oil


A Canadian hospital will study the effects cannabis oil on a severe form of epilepsy

Risky treatment can stop multiple sclerosis for years


Doctors say only some patients will be suitable to try it, being so high risk.

Bill Gates 'hopeful' for global pandemic response plan


Bill Gates is 'hopeful' a Trump-led team could plan a response to a global epidemic

Drug manufacture 'major development'


Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.

What future for E numbers after Brexit?


How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'


Food should be fortified with the vitamin for improved health, researchers claim.

Face transplant recipient overwhelmed by result


Andy Sandness was 21 when a suicide attempt left him with a face almost destroyed by a gunshot.

Outlook for extremely premature babies 'improving'


Greater use of steroids in mothers-to-be and a focus on preventing infection are being credited.

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear


The discovery could lead to better tests and therapies for children with autism.

Football headers 'linked to brain damage'


Footballers suffer similar brain damage to boxers, a small scientific study suggests.

Ebola 'super-spreaders' cause most cases


Nearly two-thirds of cases in the west African outbreak were caused by just 3% of people.

Cheshire woman pregnant with late husband's baby


Sarah Beattie lost her husband to cancer but is now expecting his child after IVF treatment success.

Is this snail the next medical breakthrough?


The Conus regius is a species of cone snail that paralyses its prey with venom.

Inside the first children's hospital to get top marks


This Birmingham hospital is the first of its kind to get top marks from inspectors.

The meerkats helping disabled people


The therapy comes from watching the meerkats play and interact with each other in their playpen

The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil


Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Fearne Cotton talks about her struggle with depression


The TV and radio host has written a personal book on coping with depression.

Breast cancer diagnosed after breastfeeding problem


When her baby boy stopped breastfeeding, Sarah Boyle insisted on a hospital scan.

David Baddiel on impact of dad's dementia


Comedian David Baddiel has made a documentary about the impact of his father's rare form of dementia.

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